Two novellas: the first, a parody of medieval knighthood told by a nun; the second, a fantasy about a nobleman bisected into his good and evil halves. “Bravura pieces... executed with brilliance and brio”(Chicago Tribune). Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Two allegorical, satirical novellas: THE NONEXISTENT KNIGHT is the tale of a suit of armor that performs the duties of a knight better than a human ever could because he can remain emotionally detached; THE CLOVEN VISCOUNT tells the story of a philosophical aristocrat, accidentally split in two by a cannonball, who develops two antithetical personalities.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Conflicts + Dualities