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  • Published: 14 May 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241462065
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99

The Penguin Book of French Short Stories: 2

From Colette to Marie NDiaye

  • Various Authors



A major celebration of the French short story across the twentieth century.

The second volume takes the reader through the tumultuous twentieth century in the company of writers including Simone de Beauvoir and Maryse Condé, Patrick Modiano and Virginie Despentes, covering world wars, revolutions and the horrors of the motorway service station. Along the way we meet electronic brains, she-wolves, a sadistic Cinderella, ancestors, infidels, dissatisfied housewives and lonely ambassadors, all clamouring to be heard. Funny, devastating and fresh at every turn, this is the place to start for lovers of French literature, new and old.

  • Published: 14 May 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241462065
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99