The Salt Smugglers

by Gerard de Nerval
The Salt Smugglers

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First published as a sprawling feuilleton in the newspaper Le National in 1850, The Salt Smugglers was political and topical. With nods to Diderot and Sterne, this protean, digressive satire deals less with contraband salt and more with questions of subversion, transgression, censorship and marginality. Never-before-translated into English and never published as a free-standing volume, The Salt Smugglers is an unearthed pre-postmodern gem.
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First published as a sprawling feuilleton in the newspaper Le National in 1850, The Salt Smugglers was political and topical. With nods to Diderot and Sterne, this protean, digressive satire deals less with contraband salt and more with questions of subversion, transgression, censorship and marginality. Never-before-translated into English and never published as a free-standing volume, The Salt Smugglers is an unearthed pre-postmodern gem.