Join Albertine Books for a lively Zoom conversation on Like Death by Guy de Maupassant, translated from the French by Richard Howard (NYRB Classics).
The discussion will be moderated by Adam Hocker and Sandrine Butteau.
Olivier Bertin is at the height of his career as a painter. And though his hair may be white, he remains a handsome, vigorous, and engaging bachelor, a prized guest at every table and salon. Olivier’s lover is Anne, the Countess de
Guilleroy, the wife of a busy politician. Their relationship is long-standing, close, almost conjugal. Everything is as it should be—until the painter and countess are each seized by an agonizing suspicion, like death. . .Read more