Great French Short Stories

Great French Short Stories

Paperback Dover Dual Language French Language: English / French

Edited by Stanley Appelbaum, Translated by Stanley Appelbaum

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Language: English / French
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 20mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 24 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486476235
  • ISBN 13: 9780486476230
  • Edition: Bilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Bilingual
  • Sales rank: 59,218

Product description

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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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."

Table of contents

CONTENTS Introduction v Acknowledgments vii Octave Mirbeau 1 Paysage de foule / Crowd Scene 2/3 Valery Larbaud 13 Portrait d’Eliane à quatorze ans / Eliane at Age Fourteen 14/15 Fred Kassak 39 Iceberg / Iceberg 40/41 Andrée Maillet 57 Pleure, Pleure!/ Cry, Cry! 58/59 Pierrette Fleutiaux 81 Le livre et la dent/ The Book and the Tooth 82/83 Simone Schwarz-Bart 103 Du fond des casseroles / From the Bottom of the Pans 104/105 Éric Faye 113 Des nouvelles de l’entrée de l’enfer / News from the Entrance to Hell 114/115 Dominique Mainard 129 Le bal de la forêt / The Forest Ball 130/131 Nadine Ribault 153 Demain, oui! / Tomorrow, Yes! 154/155 Thomas Gunzig 173 Les Cornichons / Pickles 174/175 Yann Mens 183 Grumes / Logs 184/185 Sailesh Ramchurn 201 En traversant Petite Escale / Crossing Petite Escale 202/203 Marc Villard 227 Sur la route / On the Road 228/229 Irène Némirovsky 243 L’Ami et la femme / The Friend and the Wife 244/245 Khadi Hane 269 Un Samedi sur la terre / A Saturday on Earth 270/271