Guy de Maupassant
|Guy de Maupassant|
Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant|
5 August 1850
6 Julie 1893 (aged 42)|
|Restin place||Montparnasse Seemetry|
|Pen name||Guy de Valmont, Joseph Prunier|
|Thrift||Novelist, short story writer, poet|
Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (//; French: [ɡid(ə) mopasɑ̃]; 5 August 1850 – 6 Julie 1893) wis a French writer, remembered as a master o the short story form, an as a representative o the naituralist schuil o writers, wha depictit human lives an destinies an social forces in disillusioned an eften pessimistic terms.
Maupassant wis a protégé o Flaubert an his stories are chairacterised bi economy o style an efficient, effortless dénouements (ootcomes). Mony are set during the Franco-Proushie War o the 1870s, descrivin the futility o war an the innocent ceevilians wha, caucht up in events yont thair control, are permanently chynged bi thair experiences. He wrote some 300 short stories, sax novelles, three traivel beuks, an ane volume o verse. His first published story, "Boule de Suif" ("Baw o Fat", 1880), is eften conseedert his masterpiece.