A library filled with original editions and paperback books
Literary Hotel Alexandre Vialatte’s library has over 500 books that are available to all of its guests. The writer’s short stories are available in paperback books as are more rare editions for the bibliophiles.
The collection of short stories Badonce et les créatures and the novels Battling le ténébreux, Les fruits du Congo, La Dame du Job and La maison du joueur de flûte are available in the original edition on large paper, as are Le Fluide rouge and
L’auberge de Jérusalem.
Part of the 900 short stories Alexandre Vialatte wrote were published in the newspaper La Montagne between 1952 and 1971 and others from Spectacle du Monde were gathered by Ferny Besson who divided them in 13 volumes and had them published by Julliard. We have the deluxe edition of the original edition of all: Dernières nouvelles de l’homme, Et c’est ainsi qu’Allah est grand, L’éléphant est irréfutable, Almanach des quatre saisons, Antiquité du grand chosier, Bananes de Königsberg, La porte de Bath-Rabbim, Eloge du homard et autres insectes inutiles, Les champignons du détroit de Behring, Chronique des grands Micmacs, Profitons de l’ornithorynque, Chronique des immenses possibilités, Pas de H pour Natalie.
Vialatte also used to write short stories for many other newspapers such as Opéra, Adam, Arts or Marie-Claire. They can be found in Au coin du désert, L’oiseau du mois, and Dires étonnants des astrologues published by Le Dilettante. Collections, Brimborions were published by Editions Dynamo in the original edition in large paper.
Franz Kafka’s translations are represented by les Lettres à Maricou in the deluxe press run (Au Signe de la Licorne, 2009). Thanks to the generosity of Jerome Trollet, we have the complete collection of the Journal published by the Association of Friends of Alexander Vialatte, the No. 1 (1974) to No. 41 (2016), which is very rare.
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63000 CLERMONT FERRAND
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