Rayner Heppenstall (1911–81) was a poet, novelist, journalist, translator and broadcaster. He is remembered as a forerunner of the Nouveau Roman and a spiritual forefather to the neo-Modernist circle headed by B.S. Johnson in 1960s Britain.
BOOKS BY THIS TRANSLATOR
The first of Roussel’s two major prose works, Impressions of Africa is not, as the title may suggest, a conventional travel account, but an adventure story put together in a highly individual fashion and with an unusual time sequence, whereby the reader is even made to choose whether to begin with t…READ MORE >
‘Atala’, published in 1801, tells the tragic tale of the eponymous heroine, the mixed-race Christian daughter of a Native American chief, who saves the captured Chactas and tragically falls in love with him. ‘René’, published the following year, is the seminal portrait of the sensitive and world-wea…READ MORE >