The Executioner’s Tears in Russia

Le bourreau pleure 3

With thanks to Didier Poiret

Frédéric Dard’s noir novel  titled The Executioner’s Tears (Le Bourreau pleure,1956) won the 1957 Grand prix de littérature policière. It was translated in post communist Russia and was published almost simultaneously three times, a sign of the enthusiasm, dynamism, and anarchy of the translated books market in Russia in the early 1990s.

Le bourreau pleure 1

1991

1991 le bourreau pleure russe Le Bourreau 1991

(edition 1991)

Le bourreau pleure V1 a(1)

Moscow, 1992

Le bourreau pleure 3

Moscow, 1992

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