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New Penguin Parallel Text: Short Stories in French

Product Description

Containing twelve pieces of contemporary fiction in the original French and in English translation. Including stories by Bolanger, Cotnoir, Le Clezio and Germain, this volume gives a fascinating insight into French culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.


  • Introduction
  • Learning How to Live - Frederic Fajardie (1947- )
  • All Lights Off - Frederic Fajardie (1947- )
  • David - Jean-Marie-Gustave Le Clezio (1940- )
  • The Occupation of the Ground - Jean Echenoz (1947- )
  • The Third-rate Film - Sylvie Massicotte (1959- )
  • The Objet d'Art - Jean-Paul Daoust (1946- )
  • The Hunters' Cafe - Daniel Boulanger (1922- )
  • Accursed Notebooks (an extract from La Deconvenue) - Louise Cotnoir (1948- )
  • Heloise - Sylvie Germain (1954- )
  • The Character - Gloria Escomel (1941- )
  • Self-destruction - Rene Belletto (1945- )
  • You Never Die - Alain Gerber (1950- )
  • Notes on French Texts
  • Acknowledgements

Third book in the Penguin French Parallel Text series.

Key Benefits

  • Introductory notes in English that set the book in its social and literary context
  • Short stories from leading, contemporary French authors
  • full unabridged text in French
  • Complete word-for-word translation in English on facing page
  • Convenient paperback format makes key works of foreign literature accessible to the intermediate language learner.
  • Perfect for taking on vacation as there's no need to take a dictionary

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Book Genre Short Stories
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Penguin
Number of pages 240
ISBN 978-0140265439
Language French
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
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