John A. Green gives a brief biographical sketch of French author Marcel Schwob (1867-1905) and describes the historical context of his short story "The Talking Machine." Then Green gives his translation of the story itself.
Green, John A.
"Marcel Schwob and “The Talking Machine”: a Tale à la Poeâvia Thomas A. Edison,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 6
, Article 5.
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