He was the first son of Laure Le Poittevin and Gustave de Maupassant, both from prosperous bourgeois families. His mother urged his father when they married in to obtain the right to use the particule or form "de Maupassant" instead of "Maupassant" as his family name, in order to indicate noble birth. After the separation, Laure Le Poittevin kept her two sons.
He was a student of Flaubert, the French "realist" school, hence all these short stories being basically slice-of-life stories about mostly provincial French life.
There are morals, sometimes, but rarely made explicit - in fact, often the stories just end, like one of those writing exercises in which the reader is asked to decide what happens next.
The ending has the sort of twist that O. Henry later became famous imitating. Then there is Boule De Suif, about a group of wealthy French townspeople fleeing Prussian-occupied Rouen, when a Prussian officer takes a fancy to the courtesan in their midst.
When she refuses his advances, her countrymen initially praise her patriotism, but when the officer refuses to let anyone travel onwards until he gets his way, they end up cajoling her into sacrificing herself, and then hypocritically turn on her.
All the other stories were likewise enjoyable and interesting, ranging from fireside tales about hunting and farming and jilted lovers and poor peasants and debauched soldiers, to a few, like The Inn, that take the form of a ghost story even if no actual supernatural apparitions appear.
The Moribund The moist, lumpy earthen floor looked greasy, and, at the back of the room, the bed made an indistinct white spot. A harsh, regular noise, a difficult, hoarse, wheezing breathing, like the gurgling of water from a broken pump, came from the darkened couch where an old man, the father of the peasant woman, was dying.
The Gamekeeper An old friend, known to all of us, M. Boniface, a great sportsman and a connoisseur of wine, a man of wonderful physique, witty and gay, and endowed with an ironical and resigned philosophy, which manifested itself in caustic humor, and never in melancholy, suddenly exclaimed: It is not at all like those which one hears of usually, and I have never told it, thinking that it would interest no one.
The Story of a Farm Girl "What do you want? And with clenched teeth, and trembling with anger, she replied: Then we helped up the three girls, who had now quite recovered their composure. They were charming, especially the oldest, a blonde of eighteen, fresh as a flower, and very dainty and pretty!
One would have said of this one that she had just risen out of the sands and that her hair had kept their tint. They all, with their exquisite freshness, make you think of the delicate colors of pink sea-shells and of shining pearls hidden in the unknown depths of the ocean.
He was a tall, thin, man, with gray, cunning eyes, and thin lips, and wore his hair plastered down on his temples. He made a point of working on Sunday during the hour of mass.
|Guy de Maupassant | French writer | srmvision.com||The Maupassants were an old Lorraine family who had settled in Normandy in the middle of the Eighteenth Century.|
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|Guy de Maupassant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia||The Maupassants were an old Lorraine family who had settled in Normandy in the middle of the eighteenth century. In his father had married Laure Le Poittevin.|
He killed his pig each year on Monday in Holy Week in order to have enough black pudding to last till Easter, and when the priest passed by, he always said by way of a joke: She had no dowry, no expectations, no means of being known, understood, loved, married by a man rich and distinguished; and she let them make a match for her with a little clerk in the Department of Education.Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.
Bel Ami - The Original Classic Edition. Guy De Maupassant (), if Bel-Ami is any indication, must rank as one of the best writers in the history of the western world.
Born in Normandy in , Maupassant became a disciple of the French author Flaubert early in life. Guy quit his job with the civil service after publishing his first short story, Boule de Suif in Boule de suif ist eine geschriebene, und erstmals publizierte Novelle von Guy de Maupassant.
Fettklößchen entstand nach siebenjähriger Schulung Maupassants bei Gustave Flaubert als sein Erstlingswerk. . Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant [gi də mopasɑ̃]) (August 5, – July 6, ) was a popular nineteenth-century French writer.
He is one of the fathers of the modern short story and its leading practicioner in France.
His war stories taken from the Franco-Prussian War of the s denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed in it. Guy de Maupassant: Guy de Maupassant, French naturalist writer of short stories and novels who is by general agreement the greatest French short-story writer.
Maupassant was the elder of the two children of Gustave and Laure de Maupassant. His mother’s claim that he was born at the Château de .
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