Beauty on Earth (Paperback)

By Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, Michelle Bailat-Jones (Translator), Valerie Trueblood (Foreword by)

Skomlin, 9780987276070, 224pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2013



Through the door of a Swiss inn the reader steps into a painting. Two men talk to each other and before long the writer -someone like them, one of them- begins to address us. Thus commences the fugue that is Beauty on Earth, in which the coming of a beautiful orphan to her uncle's inn brings a gradual chaos upon his town. Swiss novelist Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz published La Beaute in 1927. This translation by Michelle Bailat-Jones is a gift for which English language readers have waited decades.