The Oxford Book of French Short Stories

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-13
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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

Table of Contents

The husband who said mass, Marquis de Sade
Vanina Vanini, Stendhal
The coffee pot, Theophile Gautier
The message, Honore de Balzac
The Venus of Ille, Prosper Merimee
Story of a Madman, Emile Zola
The last lesson, Leon Daudet
A Simple Heart, Gustave Flaubert
The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant
At Sea, Guy de Maupassant
Gloomy Tale, Gloomier Teller, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam
Knapsack at the ready, Joris-Karl Huysmans
The Lady with the She-Wolf, Renee Vivien
The Walking Stick, Marcel Ayme
Gribiche, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
The Wall, Jean-Paul Sartre
The man in the street, Georges Simenon
An Errand, Birago Diop
The Guest, Albert Camus
Monologue, Simone de Beauvoir
The Lily of the Valley Lay-by, Michel Tournier
Do you remember the rue d'Orchampt?, Christiane Baroche
The checkup, Herve Guibert
There is No Exile, Assia Djebar
The Negro with the White Shadow, Rene Depestre
The Underwear of the Woman Up Above, Frederic Fajardie
The Finest Stroy in the World, Annie Saumont
Public Transit, Monique Proulx

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