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Clair de lune et autres nouvelles

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  121 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
17 nouvelles publiées en 1888
Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 16th 1998 by Gallimard (first published 1883)
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Oct 12, 2016 Grace rated it liked it
Shelves: france
I've always wanted to read de Maupassant, specifically The Necklace, but assumed I would read it him in English. I have to read a book for French class, though, and I think that's a good thing - he writes beautifully.

October 2016:

Finally finished this. A great thing, to have a book of short stories you can pick up and put down in the background, and even better when it's in another language - MUCH less commitment than trying to read a whole novel in another language.

This is a funny collection -
Jan 18, 2016 Laetitia rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Emile Zola and Gustave Flaubert
I haven't read any French books in what feels like a century so I thought I'd start off by reading some Maupassant to ease myself into it again. It turned out to be a great decision. Not only do I find Maupassant's writing highly readable but hilarious too.

I loved how some of the stories in this collection go from funny and strange to incredibly dark and disturbing (see "Une Veuve" and "Mademoiselle Cocotte" for instance). You won't find any rainbows and ponies in his stories but if you're into
Nov 13, 2015 Arfa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A short and soul-touching read (only if you like romance)!
A series of short stories written by Maupassant, who wrote numerous books of this genre.
Apr 29, 2016 Nuray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 05, 2012 Julio rated it it was ok
Shelves: cuentos
Aunque me encantan los cuentos de Maupassant - en particular sus cuentos fantásticos, donde se suman un enorme oficio de escritor de relatos y una gran imaginación - este no despertó mayor entusiasmo. El oficia y la maestría están: los cuentos se encuentran bien armados, el lenguaje es prolijo, pero las historias no impactan o poco. Rescato Le Loup o Les Bijoux o Apparition, pero sin mayor sorpresa.
Nov 13, 2015 Cici rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french
(read in French)

A moonlight meditation by a priest on the question of human love. Joy of flesh is part of the joy granted by God -- the beautiful moon light moving the severe priest's heart to see the grace and beauty in romantic love (which he used to condemn).
Jul 05, 2011 Eglė rated it it was ok
Before I read the book, I should have read a little bit about Guy de Maupassant. It's seems it's just a simple novels, nothing special, but everything is written behind the lines and you need to understand it by yourself.
I'm actually startled at how easily this flows for me in the original language, considering I'm nowhere near fluent. I'll probably pick up more by de Maupassant; his prose is amazing and his stories are easy to get momentarily lost in.
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Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless dénouement. He also wrote six short novels. A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed ...more
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