Synopses & Reviews
This original dual-language short story collection features fifteen newly translated works by important 20th-century authors. Previously unavailable in English versions, these stories cover a diverse range of styles and themes and offer fascinating insights into life and literature in France and French-speaking countries.
Contents include "L'ami et la femme" by Irène Némirovsky, "Pleure, Pleure!" by Andrée Maillet, and tales by Simone Schwarz-Bart, Sailesh Ramchurn, Fred Kassak, Yann Means, Marc Villard, and others. The text is completely self-contained — no further apparatus or reference is necessary. Appropriate for high school and college courses, this dual-language edition is also ideal for independent study.
Beginning students of the French language and readers looking for a bilingual collection of their favorite stories will welcome this affordable anthology. It comprises works by Voltaire, de Maupassant, Colette, Balzac, Flaubert, and other major authors in the original French, with expert English translations on the facing pages. Includes an Introduction and Notes.
Previously unavailable in English, contents include "L'ami et la femme" by Irène Némirovsky, "Pleure, Pleure!" by Andrée Maillet, and tales by Simone Schwarz-Bart, Sailesh Ramchurn, Fred Kassak, Yann Means, Marc Villard, and others.
About the Author
Jennifer Wagner is the creator and webmaster of ielanguages.com, an interactive French-language website. She holds a BS from the University of Michigan, a Master's from Oakland University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in linguistics. She is also the author of a French-language tutorial ebook and of Dover's forthcoming Say It in French, New Edition.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS Introduction v Acknowledgments vii Octave Mirbeau 1 Paysage de foule
/ Crowd Scene 2/3 Valery Larbaud 13 Portrait dEliane à quatorze ans
/ Eliane at Age Fourteen 14/15 Fred Kassak 39 Iceberg / Iceberg
40/41 Andrée Maillet 57 Pleure, Pleure!/
Cry, Cry! 58/59 Pierrette Fleutiaux 81 Le livre et la dent/
The Book and the Tooth 82/83 Simone Schwarz-Bart 103 Du fond des casseroles
/ From the Bottom of the Pans 104/105 Éric Faye 113 Des nouvelles de lentrée de lenfer
/ News from the Entrance to Hell 114/115 Dominique Mainard 129 Le bal de la forêt
/ The Forest Ball 130/131 Nadine Ribault 153 Demain, oui!
/ Tomorrow, Yes! 154/155 Thomas Gunzig 173 Les Cornichons
/ Pickles 174/175 Yann Mens 183 Grumes
/ Logs 184/185 Sailesh Ramchurn 201 En traversant Petite Escale
/ Crossing Petite Escale 202/203 Marc Villard 227 Sur la route
/ On the Road 228/229 Irène Némirovsky 243 LAmi et la femme
/ The Friend and the Wife 244/245 Khadi Hane 269 Un Samedi sur la terre
/ A Saturday on Earth 270/271