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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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The Necklace and Other Tales (Modern Library Classics)

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Synopsis:

Ranging from poignant scrutiny of social pretension, to wicked tales of lust and love, to harrowing stories of terror and madness, the genius of Guy de Maupassant, France's greatest short-story writer, is on full display in this enthralling new translation by Joachim Neugroschel. The stories Neugroschel has gathered vividly reveal Maupassant's remarkable range, his keen eye, his technical perfection, his sexual realism, his ability to create whole worlds and sum up intricate universes of feeling in a few pages.
Adam Gopnik's Introduction incisively explores the essence of Maupassant's unique style and his tremendous, if unjustly unacknowledged, influence (on everything from the American short story to contemporary cinema), bearing eloquent testimony to Maupassant's continuing and vital appeal.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Guy de Maupassant (1850--1893), after serving in the Franco-Prussian War, became a close friend of Flaubert and his circle. He wrote hundreds of short stories as well as novels and verse. In his later years, he suffered from mental illness, and he died in an asylum.

Joachim Neugroschels translations include definitive renderings of Kafka, Mann, Racine, Molière, Bataille, and many others; his most recent book is No Star Too Beautiful: An Anthology of Yiddish Stories from 1832 to the Present. He has been awarded the French-American Foundation Translation Prize, the Goethe House/PEN Translation Prize (twice), and Guggenheim and NEA grants. He lives in Belle Harbor, New York.

Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon (available from Random House Trade Paperbacks).

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757174
Compiled:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Translator:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Translator:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Compiled by:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Compiled:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Author:
Maupassant, Guy de
Author:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Author:
Gopnik, Adam
Author:
de Maupassant, Guy
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
France
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
France Social life and customs.
Subject:
Maupassant, Guy de
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.525 lb

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Product details 224 pages Modern Library - English 9780375757174 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ranging from poignant scrutiny of social pretension, to wicked tales of lust and love, to harrowing stories of terror and madness, the genius of Guy de Maupassant, France's greatest short-story writer, is on full display in this enthralling new translation by Joachim Neugroschel. The stories Neugroschel has gathered vividly reveal Maupassant's remarkable range, his keen eye, his technical perfection, his sexual realism, his ability to create whole worlds and sum up intricate universes of feeling in a few pages.
Adam Gopnik's Introduction incisively explores the essence of Maupassant's unique style and his tremendous, if unjustly unacknowledged, influence (on everything from the American short story to contemporary cinema), bearing eloquent testimony to Maupassant's continuing and vital appeal.

"From the Hardcover edition.

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