Skip to main content
Cover for Do You Hear Them? (Coleman Dowell French Literature)

Do You Hear Them? (Coleman Dowell French Literature)

Nathalie Sarraute, Maria Jolas (Translator)


List Price: 12.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


The setting of Nathalie Sarraute's Do You Hear Them? is a dinner conversation between a father and his old friend about a recently acquired pre-Columbian statue. As they discuss the merits of the piece and art in general, the father hears his children upstairs giggling. This childish mirth is barbaric and devastating to the father, for in their laughter he hears them mocking his old-fashioned viewpoint and the energy he wastes by collecting lifeless objects. In his mind, they have no respect for what has been of greatest importance in his life.

Dalkey Archive Press, 9781564783295, 147pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2004

About the Author

Robert Coleman Dowell was an American writer.