Short Stories In French: New Penguin Parallel Text

Paperback | January 1, 2001

byRichard VariousTranslated byRichard Coward

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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.

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 Learning how to ride a bike, children use training wheels. If you’re learning the French language, consider the New Penguin Parallel Text: Short Stories in French to be your little helper. This new volume of 12 short stories offers French students of all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature without h...

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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...

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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...

Richard Coward taught at Bishop's Startford College and Sherborne School in England. He is now a Housemaster at Eton College, England.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140265430

ISBN - 13:9780140265439

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Table of Contents

Introduction

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
Acknowledgements

From Our Editors

 Learning how to ride a bike, children use training wheels. If you’re learning the French language, consider the New Penguin Parallel Text: Short Stories in French to be your little helper. This new volume of 12 short stories offers French students of all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature without having to flip back and forth to the dictionary. Featuring authors from Quebec and France, it shares a rich diversity of styles and themes that make for excellent reading in either language.