Synopses & Reviews
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.
Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever. (Douglas Adams)
Mr. Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in. (Evelyn Waugh)
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
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