Guy de Maupassant

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Guy de Maupassant
Guy de Maupassant fotograferad av Félix Nadar 1888.jpg
BornHenri René Albert Guy de Maupassant
5 August 1850(1850-08-05)
Dee'd6 Julie 1893(1893-07-06) (aged 42)
Passy, Paris
Restin placeMontparnasse Seemetry
Pen nameGuy de Valmont, Joseph Prunier
ThriftNovelist, short story writer, poet
GenreNaituralism, Realism


Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (/ˈmpəˌsɑːnt/;[2] 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.

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  1. Menikoff, Barry. The Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson; Introduction. Modern Library, 2002, p. xx
  2. "Maupassant". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.