Modern French Short Fiction: An Anthology

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Manchester University Press, Jun 15, 1994 - Literary Collections - 204 pages
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The 15 writers featured in this new anthology of French short stories represent the best of the genre, from Merimee to the present day. The selection includes writers as diverse as Balzac, Colette, Duras and Boulanger and is designed to introduce students to both the modern French short story and modern French literature in general.
The anthology covers a wide range of texts and reflects the contribution of women writers. Not only is there a substantial introduction covering the history of the short story, thematic trends, developments in narrative technique and the notion of genre, but each story also comes with its own preface and notes.
The editor's intentions are to enhance students' appreciation and understanding of individual stories at the same time as introducing a variety of critical ideas and perspectives, many of them reflecting recent developments in literary theory.
 

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Contents

Prosper Merimee Mateo Falcone
23
Honore de Balzac Le Requisitionnaire
38
Theophile Gautier Omphale histoire rococo
56
Alphonse Daudet LElixir du Reverend Pere Gaucher
68
George Sand La Fee Pousstere
79
Guy de Maupassant Pierrot
92
Colette LAutre Femme
99
Marguerite Yourcenar Comment WangFd fut sauve
138
Marcel Aym6 Le Passemuraille
152
Albert Camus La Femme adultere
181
Catherine Lepront Le Rat
190
Daniel Boulanger Le Calvaire
196
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