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Pierre Michon

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Pierre Michon

Pierre Michon is considered by some to be one of the great masters of contemporary French prose. In 2002, he was awarded the Prix Décembre for Corps du Roi and Abbés, published by Éditions Verdier. Michon's Vies miniscules (Gallimard, 1984) was awarded the Prix France Culture. His other works include The Origin of the World (Mercury House, 2002) and Masters and Servants (Mercury House, 1997). The two stories appearing here appeared originally in Mythologies d'hiver (Éditions Verdier).

Articles by Pierre Michon

The Sorrow of Columbkill
By Pierre Michon
Adomnan writes that Saint Columba of Iona, still known as Columbkill, Columbkill the Wolf, of the tribe of the O’Neill of the North through his grandfather, Niall of the Nine Hostages, was a brutal…
Translated from French by Robert Bononno
The Madness of Suibhne
By Pierre Michon
In the Annals of the Four Masters it is told how Suibhne, king of Kildare, had a taste for the things of this world. He was a simple man. His happiness and pleasures were simple. He was heavy and coarse,…
Translated from French by Robert Bononno
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