THE OGRE. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1972. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. edition in English. A translation of LE ROI DES AUINES (1970). Published in the UK in 1972 by Collins as THE ERL-KING. The author's second novel, a metaphysical fantasy set during World War II, winner of the Prix Goncourt. LE ROI DES AUINES was the basis of a 1996 film Der Unhold (The Ogre) directed by Volker Schlöndorff. It was also adapted for the stage by Tom Perrin in 2002. "What gives a particular shape to this captivating work is the melding of fairy tale and concrete fact, the integration of the documentary with the poetic ... The humor, imagination, esthetic balance and intellectual challenge make THE OGRE an outstanding and original literary achievement." - Marc Slonim, New York Times Book Review. "The Prix Goncourt was awarded, mercifully, to a book of unarguably superior quality,Micharl Tournier's THE OGRE." - Times Literary Supplement. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#162061).
"First published in this translation 1972" on copyright page.