The Tenant (novel)

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The Tenant (original French title Le Locataire chimérique, in English The Chimeric Tenant) is a novel by Roland Topor. Originally published in France in 1964, The Tenant is the story of a Parisian of Polish descent, an exploration of alienation and identity, asking questions about how we define ourselves. A film was made after the book by Roman Polanski in 1976.


  • The Tenant, translated by Francis K. Price, Centipede Press, Lakewood: CO, 2010, ISBN 978-1-933618-07-4