The Fable and the Flesh

The Fable and the Flesh

( French - La vouivre - 1943 )

novel by Marcel Ayme

translated by Eric Sutton

Published: The Bodley Head - hardback - 1949
ISBN: none

Mayflower - paperback - 1965
ISBN: none

A satirical fantasy, it's targets again provincial. Amidst a French rural settings of familial obligation, Catholicism and remnant Paganism the anti-hero, Arsene, seeks to understand his position with the community and with the seemingly supernatural Vouivre.


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