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The Penguin Book of French Short Stories, Volume 1: From Marguerite de Navarre to Marcel Proust

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The Penguin Book of French Short Stories, Volume 1: From Marguerite de Navarre to Marcel Proust

The Penguin Book of French Short Stories, Volume 1: From Marguerite de Navarre to Marcel Proust edited by Patrick McGuinness, translated by David Bellos, Christine Donougher, Siân Reynolds, Will McMorran, Ros Schwartz
English | October 27, 2022 | ISBN: 0241461995, 0241462002 | True EPUB | 489 pages | 1 MB

'Beautiful and deep … a sumptuous treat for any book lover' The Independent

'Food for short story lovers everywhere' Irish Times

The short story has a rich tradition in French literature. This feast of an anthology celebrates its most famous practitioners, as well as newly translated writers ready for rediscovery. The first volume spans four hundred years, taking the reader from the sixteenth century to the 'golden age' of the fin de siècle. Its pages are populated by lovers, phantoms, cardinals, labourers, enchanted statues, gentleman burglars, retired bureaucrats, panthers and parrots, in a cacophony of styles and voices. From the affairs of Madame de Lafayette to the polemic realism of Victor Hugo, the supernatural mystery of Guy de Maupassant to the dark sensuality of Rachilde, this is the place to start for lovers of French literature, new and old.