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Published August 29th 2016 by Wentworth Press
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Tired of looking at the bright side of life? Want to see up close how people's lives unravel and flounder? Then Maupassant is just the thing for you. He might be the best depictor of the "trivial" variety of human misery (mostly self-inflicted) ever. Here I mean "trivial" in the sense of not caused by war, revolution, economic collapse or suchlike, just more or less normal interactions between people.
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 i ...more