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Grand Guignol stories by Maurice Level

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Published by A.M. Philpot in London .
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Originally published as "Crises", London: Erskine Macdonald, 1920.

Statementtranslated from the French by Alys Eyre Macklin; with an introduction by H.B. Irving.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19889344M

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  I found that this book provided a pretty decent introduction and overview of the history and format of the infamous Grand Guignol theatre. The physical quality of the book is a little cheesy as the paper used for the interior is fairly rough and the photo reproduction is not super sharp as a result/5(6). Grand Guignol book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Les cinq premières enquêtes du préfet de police Henri Bencolin ()/5. Maurice Level (), was a French writer of fiction and drama who specialized in short stories of the macabre which were sometimes staged by le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol, the repertory company in the Pigalle district devoted to melodramatic productions. Level’s short stories are strong on . Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol (French pronunciation: [ɡʁɑ̃ ɡiɲɔl]: "The Theatre of the Great Puppet") – known as the Grand Guignol – was a theatre in the Pigalle district of Paris (at 20 bis, rue Chaptal []).From its opening in until its closing in , it specialised in naturalistic horror shows. Its name is often used as a general term for graphic, amoral horror.

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