Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Giraudoux wrote The Madwoman of Chaillot
It is the birthday of post-World War I French novelist and playwright
Jean Giraudoux (1882), who is credited with creating an impressionistic
form of drama that emphasizes dialogue and style rather than realism.
Among his best known works are the plays Siegfried (1928), Intermezzo
(1933), The Trojan War Will Not Take Place (1935), Ondine (1939), and
The Madwoman of Chaillot (1945). His work is known in the
English-speaking countries mainly because of the translations by English
playwright Christopher Fry. The Madwoman of Chaillot is a political satire about an eccentric
Parisian noblewoman who naively views the world as happy and beautiful
and a group of corrupt businessmen who frequent the Cafe de l'Alma. The
men plan to excavate Paris to find the oil beneath its streets. They
represent wealth and power and greed. One businessman exclaims, "what
would you rather have in your backyard: an almond tree or an oil well?"
The noble madwoman eventually realizes the evil of the developers.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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