French stories

French stories

Contes francais : a dual-language book : with translations, critical introductions, notes, and vocabulary by the editor

Book - 1990 | French
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"The selections are good and the translations are excellent." ― Germaine Br#65533;e, New York University
Drawn from two centuries of French literature, these superb selections by ten great writers span a wide variety of styles, philosophies, and literary creeds. The stories reflect not only the beliefs of various literary schools, but the preoccupations of French civilization, at the various times of their composition, with the metaphysical and psychological problems of man.
Contents include Microm#65533;gas (Voltaire), La Messe de l'Ath#65533;e (Honor#65533; de Balzac), La L#65533;gende de Saint Julien l'Hospitalier (Gustave Flaubert), Le Spleen de Paris (Charles Baudelaire), Menuet (Guy de Maupassant), Mort de Judas (Paul Claudel), Le Retour de l'Enfant Prodigue (Andr#65533; Gide), Grand-Lebrun (Fran#65533;ois Mauriac), Le Passe-Muraille (Marcel Aym#65533;), and L'H#65533;te (Albert Camus).
Students of French, or those who wish to refresh their knowledge of the language, will welcome this treasury of masterly fiction. The selections are arranged chronologically, allowing the reader to witness the development of French literary art -- from Voltaire to Camus. Excellent English translations appear on pages facing the Original French. Also included are a French-English vocabulary list, textural notes, and exercises.
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1990
Edition: Dover ed
ISBN: 9780486264431
Characteristics: ix, 330 p.; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Fowlie, Wallace 1908-1998
Alternative Title: Contes francais


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