This work comprises three translated versions of plays by French writers. "Turcaret", a tale of sexual intrigue and bad manners, and "Triumph of Love", which deals with self-reflection and self-consciousness, were written in the 18th century, while "Eating Crow" was written in the 19th.
James gives an overview of the book:
I live in Baltimore. I teach dramaturgy at Swarthmore College and translation/adaptation at the Yale School of Drama, where I received my doctorate--which became Three French Comedies (Yale University Press). I make tens of dollars translating classic plays...