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The Life of Mozart
Stendhal and Daniel Sloate (Translator)
Guernica Editions, Fall 2000
128 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9780920717592
ISBN10: 0920717594
Translated from the French
$5.95 Canada, $5.95 US

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Stendhal states quite clearly that he has translated The Life of Mozart by a German author named Adolph Schlichtengroll. Actually, he worked from a text published in Paris in 1801 entitled by a certain C. Winckler. As for Winckler, he states that he had much recourse to the "necrology" by Schlichtengroll. And so the little hoax perpetrated by Stendhal is revealed: he indicates a source text which he absolutely did not consult and makes no mention of the actual text he copied almost to the letter.

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