The Green Parrot

Princess Marthe Bibesco Malcolm Cowley (translator)

“A strange and beautiful story, with the faintly arid charm of a miniature painted on the cover of a seventeenth-century snuff box.”
—The New York Times

“Proust and Princess Bibesco were natives of the same land….Their touching of fingertips at the ball was more significant than the embraces of those who danced till dawn.”
—George Painter