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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Maupassant, (Henri René Albert) Guy de 1850-1893. French writer whose works, mainly realistic short stories such as "The Necklace,” examine hypocrisy, madness, Parisian society, and peasant life in Normandy.

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  • n. French writer noted especially for his short stories (1850-1893)

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Examples

  • In the first he reached back to the kind of perception that had found its already classic guides in Maupassant, Henry James and Flaubert perhaps most of all.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1976 - Presentation Speech

  • Mais c'est pas possible, ça!] – the resulting mix of Simone de Beauvoir, Asterix and Maupassant is peculiar, to say the least!).

    Q&A #2

  • Its just a shame that for me course books such as Maupassant and Flaubert have to come first.

    The Adoption

  • At the same time, the teaching of this holy man amounts to very much the same as that of Maupassant, which is, to use Tolstoy’s words, “that life consists in pleasures of which woman with her love is the chief, and in the double, again reflected delight of depicting this love and exciting it in others.”

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • At the same time, the teaching of this holy man amounts to very much the same as that of Maupassant, which is, to use Tolstoy's words, "that life consists in pleasures of which woman with her love is the chief, and in the double, again reflected delight of depicting this love and exciting it in others." [

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • Yet for me at least among all these, despite the glaring inequality, despite the presence of some things utterly ephemeral and not in the least worth giving a new day to; despite the "_saleté_ bête" [510] and the monotonous and obligatory adultery, [511] there abides, as in the large books, and from circumstances now and then with gathered intensity, that quality of above-the-commonness which has obliged me to speak of Maupassant as I have spoken.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • So I will "return to the sheep" revenons a nos moutons and Guy de Maupassant.

    Dr. Jane Aronson: What Does a Bar Mitzvah Have to do With the Fate of Orphans Around the World?

  • I guess nobody has read this Guy de Maupassant short story.

    They Shoot Wet Nurses, Don’t They? | Her Bad Mother

  • In the past he has demonstrated a literary/artistic bent (he played Salvador Dalí in his last pre-Twilight film, Little Ashes), and he's going down that road again next year, with Bel Ami (released 2 March), an adaptation of the Maupassant novel.

    The arts in 2012: life after Twilight and Harry Potter

  • Flaubert and Maupassant had their effects thirty years ago, the great Russians likewise, as for instance, on the Katherine Mansfield school, with its patient attention to trivial detail, but in Proust there was no British writer whose style had been seriously affected by him.

    From the archive, 19 January 1929: Modern novelists under attack

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