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Parallel Text: French Short Stories 1

Product Description

Originally written to entertain, move or chill, the eight short stories in this collection accompanied by parallel English translations now also help students gain deeper insights into French literature and life.

Arranged in approximate order of difficulty, the range of stories is wide, from the stylized wit of Raymond Queneau to the beautifully written ambiguities of Philippe Sollers, from Pierre Gascar’s exploration of childhood as a background to a tale of infidelity to Henri Thomas’s gentle, ironic look at war. All make wonderful reads in either language.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • THE BEACH Alain Robbe-Grillet, translated by Barbara Wright
  • THE SEVEN-LEAGUE BOOTS Marcel Aymé, translated by Norman Denny
  • THE FASHIONABLE TIGER Jean Ferry, translated by Jean Stewart
  • THE OFFENSIVE Henri Thomas, translated by Ken Thomson
  • CUCKOLDED, HANGED AND HAPPY Marcel Jouhandeau, translated by Rayner Heppenstall
  • THE TROJAN HORSE Raymond Queneau, translated by Barbara Wright
  • THE LITTLE SQUARE Pierre Gascar, translated by Val Cohen
  • THE CHALLENGE Philippe Sollers, translated by Jean Stewart
  • Biographical Notes on Authors
  • Notes on French Texts

First book in the Penguin French Parallel Text series.

CONTINUE READING

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Product Description

Originally written to entertain, move or chill, the eight short stories in this collection accompanied by parallel English translations now also help students gain deeper insights into French literature and life.

Arranged in approximate order of difficulty, the range of stories is wide, from the stylized wit of Raymond Queneau to the beautifully written ambiguities of Philippe Sollers, from Pierre Gascar’s exploration of childhood as a background to a tale of infidelity to Henri Thomas’s gentle, ironic look at war. All make wonderful reads in either language.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • THE BEACH Alain Robbe-Grillet, translated by Barbara Wright
  • THE SEVEN-LEAGUE BOOTS Marcel Aymé, translated by Norman Denny
  • THE FASHIONABLE TIGER Jean Ferry, translated by Jean Stewart
  • THE OFFENSIVE Henri Thomas, translated by Ken Thomson
  • CUCKOLDED, HANGED AND HAPPY Marcel Jouhandeau, translated by Rayner Heppenstall
  • THE TROJAN HORSE Raymond Queneau, translated by Barbara Wright
  • THE LITTLE SQUARE Pierre Gascar, translated by Val Cohen
  • THE CHALLENGE Philippe Sollers, translated by Jean Stewart
  • Biographical Notes on Authors
  • Notes on French Texts

First book in the Penguin French Parallel Text series.

CONTINUE READING
Additional Information
Book Genre Short Stories
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Penguin
Number of pages 272
ISBN 978-0140023855
Language French
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
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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