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Short Stories in French (New Penguin Parallel Texts)

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Publisher Comments:

Written by authors from Quebec as well as France, the majority of these stories have been published in the last decade and reflect a rich diversity of styles and themes. From Daniel Boulanger's exploration of revenge and the desire for recognition in "The Hunter's Cafe," to Alain Gerber's brief and poetic "You Never Die," these stories make excellent reading in any language.

Synopsis:

A new version of the "Parallel Texts" series, containing 12 pieces of contemporary fiction in the original French and in English translation. With notes on unusual words and phrases, this is a useful component of language studies that also provides insight into French culture and literature.

About the Author

Richard Coward taught at Bishop's Startford College and Sherborne School in England. He is now a Housemaster at Eton College, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Learning How to Live / Frederic Fajardie (1947– )

All Lights Off / Frederic Fajardie (1947– )

David / Jean-Marie-Gustave Le Clezio (1940– )

The Occupation of the Ground / Jean Echenoz (1947– )

The Third-rate Film / Sylvie Massicotte (1959– )

The Objet d'Art / Jean-Paul Daoust (1946– )

The Hunters' Cafe / Daniel Boulanger (1922– )

Accursed Notebooks (an extract from La Deconvenue) / Louise Cotnoir (1948– )

Heloise / Sylvie Germain (1954– )

The Character / Gloria Escomel (1941– )

Self-destruction / Rene Belletto (1945– )

You Never Die / Alain Gerber (1950– )

Notes on French Texts

Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140265439
Editor:
Coward, Richard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Coward, Richard
Author:
Various
Author:
Coward, Richard
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short stories, english
Subject:
French fiction
Subject:
Short stories, French
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
French fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
New Penguin Parallel Texts
Series Volume:
375
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.82x5.14x.65 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A new version of the "Parallel Texts" series, containing 12 pieces of contemporary fiction in the original French and in English translation. With notes on unusual words and phrases, this is a useful component of language studies that also provides insight into French culture and literature.
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