Victor Hugo spent years in political exile off the coast of Normandy, France. While there, he produced his best known work, Les Miserables, which many know from the musical and the film. However, Hugo also started a book- length poem during this time in exile entitled Le Fin de Satan, but he never finished it.
R.G. Skinner's new translation offers researched insight into Hugo's poem La Fin de Satan. Skinner will presents Satan and His Daughter, The Angel Liberty on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at Headquarters Branch in Meeting Room B. Hugo's poem follows the daughter of Satan, the Angel Liberty, as she tries to save her conflicted father so that he can return to Heaven.
Skinner's translation is a unique prose approach to Hugo's work, and it is accompanied by the symbolist artist Odilon Redon's haunting illustrations.