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Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published May 14th by Editions Gallimard first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sono ormai dell'opinione che, molto spesso, leggendo un autore in traduzione si perda parecchio. Ce prodige de Maupassant View all 13 comments. Erano anni che non leggevo qualcosa in lingua originale e in francese. L'ultima volta era stato proprio Maupassant con una raccolta di racconti.
Una serie di brevi racconti ambientati principalmente nella Normandia a cavallo degli anni della guerra franco-prussiana del View 1 comment. Apr 29, Stephen Durrant rated it it was amazing. This splendid collection of Maupassant short stories, supposedly organized around the theme of "the hunt" la chasse , is actually quite varied. In all of them, though, we enjoy Maupassant's love of the brief "tale," since they are typically presented in a frame with a secondary storyteller, as well as his devastating and ironical wit.
Some of the tales are really just lengthy jokes "Les sabots," "Un coq chanta," "L'aventure de Walter Schnaffs," etc. But all these stories are both engaging and in some fashion troubling. To say Maupassant is a great writer is to say what we all know already. True, some the "gender politics" in this collection will make a 21st century reader wince--in fact, no one could ever claim Maupassant was a moral paragon, much less a model of what we consider "political correctness.
And, if your French is at an intermediate level, give him a try in French.
May 31, verena rated it it was amazing Shelves: french-classics. Jul 14, Lorenz rated it liked it. Un recueil de 17 histoires normandes. Le ton est parfois humoristique, souvent triste. Jun 22, Andre Piucci rated it it was amazing. Apr 28, Marta Magnetti rated it really liked it Shelves: classics , fiction , collection-of-stories. A much needed collection of short stories.
Some of them funny, some spooky, some ironic. He wrote them when he was already sick and it was one of its latest works. A goodread! May 23, Regina Cattus rated it liked it. Nov 25, Ci rated it really liked it Shelves: french , re-read-books. Reading in French. As daily exercise of French reading. This collection of short stories is engaging but uneven.
Specific locations, particularly that of Normandy, are created economically to invoke the mood and the characters residing within. The personalities in the stories are painted with physical details and manner of speech. I found the colloquials difficult if not impossible. Each story has an Reading in French.
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Each story has an arch which ends neatly, following the conventional form of short-stories. For a novice reader in French, these stories provide a digestible, often pleasant, daily ration of learning and enjoyment. How do people live? Each one has the human traits of uneven mixture of good and bad, brave and cowardice. Given chance of randomness or chaos at war, the mysterious undercurrent of human heart can froth forth into jets of strange substance: malice, unplayable sorrow or regret, or illuminations of self and others.
Not all the stories are par excellence; but there are enough of them to make this collection worthwhile for future re-reading. The compassion for the crazy should be the earmark of one's humanity. Maybe this involves cruelty on an animal which I could not read. Something supernatural that shatters the souls. He knows how to measure his drunkenness and quite decent about superstitions through selling of religious goods.
Treated ironically without much depth.
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He lowered his hand and stared at the smear of red dirtying his palm. Edie looked at the cut; ruby dots in a neat line from his hairline to his brow. Lisey runs toward her husband, who has just gone down on his hands and knees in the parking hot. And Queensland snaps his picture as she goes, catching just half of one shoe on the far right-hand side of the frame V He goes down, the Pulitzer prize winner goes down. With each breath, the dark came closer and closer, a dense, impermeable substance. It made her feel like she was being buried alive. It's just a stupid ghost story. Maureen squinted.
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She looks exactly like Helen! Don't get mad just because I don't agree with you.
She was becoming a stranger to herself, a blank of negative space.