But I Really Wanted to Be an Anthropologist

But I Really Wanted to Be an Anthropologist

By Margaux Motin; Edward Gauvin (Translator)

Harry N. Abrams, Hardcover, 9781906838461, 176pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2012

Description
"But I Really Wanted to Be an Anthropologist" is an introduction to the world of Margaux, a charming 30-something living in Paris, navigating the world as an illustrator. This diary documents her day-to-day existence with her boyfriend and young daughter, drinking and smoking, and the difficulties of a persistent and precocious child. Anyone who's ever worn inappropriate shoes to the supermarket or danced around the house in their underwear will be charmed by Motin's irreverent humor.
Praise for "But I Really Wanted to Be an Anthropologist"
"A great choice for a beach read or a guilty pleasure." "Publishers Weekly"


About the Author


A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Edward Gauvin was a 2007 fellow at the American Literary Translators Association conference and received a residency from the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. His translations of Chateaureynaud have appeared in "Conjunctions", "AGNI", "Words Without Borders", "Epiphany", "The Cafe Irreal", and "Fantasy & Science Fiction".