Great French Short Stories

Great French Short Stories

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This original dual-language short story collection features fifteen newly translated works by important 20th-century authors. Previously unavailable in English versions, these stories cover a diverse range of styles and themes and offer fascinating insights into life and literature in France and French-speaking countries. Contents include "L'ami et la femme" by Irene Nemirovsky, "Pleure, Pleure!" by Andree Maillet, and tales by Simone Schwarz-Bart, Sailesh Ramchurn, Fred Kassak, Yann Means, Marc Villard, and others. The text is completely self-contained -- no further apparatus or reference is necessary. Appropriate for high school and college courses, this dual-language edition is also ideal for independent study.

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English, French
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 0486476235
  • 9780486476230
  • 54,076

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Jennifer Wagner is the creator and webmaster of, an interactive French-language website. She holds a BS from the University of Michigan, a Master's from Oakland University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in linguistics. She is also the author of a French-language tutorial ebook and of Dover's forthcoming "Say It in French, New Edition."

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