Salon littéraire: La Parure et autres nouvelles
Date: 10 Jun 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
SATURDAY, June 10
3PM - 4PM
SUITE 204 (LIBRARY)
Join us at the AFSeattle Library for our second Salon littéraire. This time, we will revisit a classic: Maupassant and
his short stories displaying the art of suspense, sudden reversal of situations and surprising outcomes.
As a reminder, the discussion is recommended for French speakers at level A2+ (upper intermediate) or above. However, participants are
welcome to read the book in English if they prefer.
Free for AF members / $5 for non-member. Please RSVP below!
La Parure et autres nouvelles (Sur l'eau; La Légende du Mont Saint-Michel) dives into the most prosaic
and mundane preoccupations of simple people. From the eerie night life of a river to the folklore of Norman peasantry, these three
stories will transport you into the cruel, sometimes supernatural world of Maupassant.
Guy de Maupassant was a prolific French writer from the naturalist movement in the 19th century. Disciple of Flaubert
and Zola, he explores in his short stories the little dramas and daily preoccupations of ordinary people. Maupassant’s most
important works are Une Vie, Bel-Ami, Boule de Suif. Suffering from mental illness and syphilis,he dies at 42
years old, leaving behind more than three hundred short stories and six novels.
Where to find a copy
To explore further: find the short film La Parure on
adapted from Maupassant's story.
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