French Short Stories 1: Parallel Text

Paperback | June 30, 1966

byPamela VariousEditorRaleigh Trevelyan, Pamela Lyon

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Originally written to entertain, move or chill, the eight short stories in this collection accompanied by parallel English translations now also help students gain deeper insights into French literature and life. Arranged in approximate order of difficulty, the range of stories is wide, from the stylized wit of Raymond Queneau to the beautifully written ambiguities of Philippe Sollers, from Pierre Gascar’s exploration of childhood as a background to a tale of infidelity to Henri Thomas’s gentle, ironic look at war. All make wonderful reads in either language.

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This volume is intended primarily to help English-speaking students of French, but the stories also stand on their own and make excellent reading in either language.

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Originally written to entertain, move or chill, the eight short stories in this collection accompanied by parallel English translations now also help students gain deeper insights into French literature and life. Arranged in approximate order of difficulty, the range of stories is wide, from the stylized wit of Raymond Queneau to the ...

Raleigh Trevelyan was born in the Andaman Islands on July 6, 1923 and moved to Great Britain when he was eight years old. During World War II, he commanded a platoon in Italy. He worked as an editor at Collins and later at Jonathan Cape and Michael Joseph, which is now a part of Penguin Random House. He wrote several books including Th...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 30, 1966Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140023852

ISBN - 13:9780140023855

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Introduction

THE BEACH
Alain Robbe-Grillet translated by Barbara Wright

THE SEVEN-LEAGUE BOOTS
Marcel Ayme translated by Norman Denny

THE FASHIONABLE TIGER
Jean Ferry translated by Jean Stewart

THE OFFENSIVE
Henri Thomas translated by Ken Thomson

CUCKOLDED, HANGED AND HAPPY
Marcel Jouhandeau translated by Rayner Heppenstall

THE TROJAN HORSE
Raymond Queneau translated by Barbara Wright

THE LITTLE SQUARE
Pierre Gascar translated by Val Cohen

THE CHALLENGE
Philippe Sollers translated by Jean Stewart

Biographical Notes on Authors
Notes on French Texts

From Our Editors

This volume is intended primarily to help English-speaking students of French, but the stories also stand on their own and make excellent reading in either language.