The Oxford Book of French Short Stories

Paperback | April 18, 2010

EditorElizabeth Fallaize

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This collection of French short stories in translation expands our idea of French writing by including new stories by women writers and by authors of Francophone origin. Spanning the centuries from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth, the collection opens with a rumbustious tale from theMarquis de Sade, takes in the masters of the nineteenth century, from Stendhal and Balzac to Maupassant, and reaches to Quebec, Africa, and the French Caribbean in the twentieth century. Women writers include relatively well known figures such as Renee Vivien, Colette, and Beauvoir, and newerwriters such as Assia Djebar, Christiane Baroche, and Annie Saumont. The French short story is a rich and diverse medium, but all the stories selected share a common characteristic: they make exciting reading.

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This collection of French short stories in translation expands our idea of French writing by including new stories by women writers and by authors of Francophone origin. Spanning the centuries from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth, the collection opens with a rumbustious tale from theMarquis de Sade, takes in the masters of th...

Elizabeth Fallaize is Fellow in French at St. John's College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:April 18, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019958317X

ISBN - 13:9780199583171

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Table of Contents

IntroductionMarquis de Sade: The husband who said massStendhal: Vanina VaniniTheophile Gautier: The coffee potHonore de Balzac: The messageProsper Merimee: The Venus of IlleEmile Zola: Story of a MadmanLeon Daudet: The last lessonGustave Flaubert: A Simple HeartGuy de Maupassant: The NecklaceGuy de Maupassant: At SeaVilliers de l'Isle-Adam: Gloomy Tale, Gloomier TellerJoris-Karl Huysmans: Knapsack at the readyRenee Vivien: The Lady with the She-WolfMarcel Ayme: The Walking StickSidonie-Gabrielle Colette: GribicheJean-Paul Sartre: The WallGeorges Simenon: The man in the streetBirago Diop: An ErrandAlbert Camus: The GuestSimone de Beauvoir: MonologueMichel Tournier: The Lily of the Valley Lay-byChristiane Baroche: Do you remember the rue d'Orchampt?Herve Guibert: The checkupAssia Djebar: There is No ExileRene Depestre: The Negro with the White ShadowFrederic Fajardie: The Underwear of the Woman Up AboveAnnie Saumont: The Finest Stroy in the WorldMonique Proulx: Public Transit

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"The anthology takes a tour through the high spots of French nineteenth-century literature" --Katy Emck, Times Literary Supplement 24/01/03