French Short Stories 2: Parallel Text

Paperback | February 1, 1993

bySimon VariousEditorSimon Lee

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These eight stories by leading 20th century French writers offer fascinating insights into French life and literature and are accompanied by a parallel English text, making them valuable for both French and English language students. Among the diverse and entertaining stories in the collection are the wistful masterpiece ‘Green Tobacco’ by Clair Sainte-Soline; the exuberant tale of ‘The Ants’ by the post-war king of café society, Boris Vian, and a suspense in the nineteenth-century erotic tradition from Andre de Mandiargues.

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These eight stories by leading 20th century French writers offer fascinating insights into French life and literature and are accompanied by a parallel English text, making them valuable for both French and English language students. Among the diverse and entertaining stories in the collection are the wistful masterpiece ‘Green Tobacc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.74 × 5.05 × 0.58 inPublished:February 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140034145

ISBN - 13:9780140034141

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Introduction

GREEN TOBACCO
Clairs Sainte-Soline translated by Peter Newmark

THE ANTS
Boris Vian translated by Rawdon Corbett

THE DEAD MAN'S RETURN
C.-F. Ramuz translated by Vivienne Menkes

A HOUSE IN THE PLACE DES FETES
Roger Grenier translated by Monica Lee

JIMMY
Francoise Mallet-Joris translated by Diana Saville

THE UNKNOWN SAINT
Blaise Cendrans translated by Dudley Treharne

SABINE
Andre Pibyre de Mandiargurs translated by Simon Lee

TRAFFIC IN HORSES
Jacques Parret translated by David Constantine

Notes on Authors
Notes on French Texts