France: Prize Pizazz

Staff members of Fair magazine are viewing the body of Miss Blaisie, an editorial secretary who lias died at the age of 30. The corpse is fitted with a modish sheath dress and has a typewriter on its lap. "You look odd," says Bahs aside to Gianna. She replies: "Don't you think it repulsive to see our Blaisie, our dignified Blaisie, with a bare shoulder and her Underwood on her belly?"

This picture of ritual life and death on an American fashion magazine brightens the pages of Ouhlier Palerme (To Forget Palermo), the novel that last week won France's celebrated...

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