Douglas Parmée

Douglas Parmée (1914–2008) studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and during the War worked in RAF Intelligence at Bletchley Park, returning to a lectureship in French at Cambridge, where he was Fellow and Director of Studies at Queens’ College until his retirement to Adelaide, South Australia. He was a winner of the Scott Moncrieff Prize, and his many translations include Laclos’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses and works by Flaubert, Maupassant, Zola, Mérimée and Fontane, as well as lesser-known works by Vallès, Renard and Constant among others.

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