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This collection of French short stories in translation expands our idea of French writing by including new stories by women writers and by authors of Francophone origin. Spanning the centuries from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth, the collection opens with a rambunctious tale from the Marquis de Sade, takes in the masters of the nineteenth century, from Stendhal and Balzac to Maupassant, and reaches to Quebec, Africa, and the French Caribbean in the twentieth century. Women writers include relatively well-known figures such as Renée Vivien, Colette, and Beauvoir, and newer writers such as Assia Djebar, Christiane Baroche, and Annie Saumont. The French short story is a rich and diverse medium, but all the stories selected share a common characteristic: they make reading exciting.

Synopsis:

Spanning the centuries from the late 18th to the late 20th, this collection of French short stories in translation should expand our idea of French writing by including new stories by women writers and by authors of Francophone origin.

About the Author

Dr. Fallaize is Fellow of French at St. John's College, Oxford, and editor of Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader (Routledge, 1998), French Women's Writing: Recent Fiction (Macmillan, 1993), and French Fiction in the Mitterand Years. She is a co-editor of the journal French Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The husband who said mass, Marquis de Sade

Vanina Vanini, Stendhal

The coffee pot, Theophile Gautier

The message, Honore de Balzac

The Venus of Ille, Prosper Merimee

Story of a Madman, Emile Zola

The last lesson, Leon Daudet

A Simple Heart, Gustave Flaubert

The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant

At Sea, Guy de Maupassant

Gloomy Tale, Gloomier Teller, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

Knapsack at the ready, Joris-Karl Huysmans

The Lady with the She-Wolf, Renee Vivien

The Walking Stick, Marcel Ayme

Gribiche, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

The Wall, Jean-Paul Sartre

The man in the street, Georges Simenon

An Errand, Birago Diop

The Guest, Albert Camus

Monologue, Simone de Beauvoir

The Lily of the Valley Lay-by, Michel Tournier

Do you remember the rue d'Orchampt?, Christiane Baroche

The checkup, Herve Guibert

There is No Exile, Assia Djebar

The Negro with the White Shadow, Rene Depestre

The Underwear of the Woman Up Above, Frederic Fajardie

The Finest Stroy in the World, Annie Saumont

Public Transit, Monique Proulx

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192880376
Editor:
Fallaize, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Fallaize, Elizabeth
Author:
Fallaize, Elizabeth
Author:
null, Elizabeth
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
French
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Short stories, French
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | France
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series Volume:
2335
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
tables
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
5.4 x 8.4 x 0.8 in 1.05 lb

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