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Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was the leading French short-story writer of his day. He and Poe becoming the chief influences on the "well-made"short story such as W. Somerset Maugham popularized in the twentieth century. De Maupassant is remembered for the cruel cynicism, and mocking irony, and cold pity that was called "realistic" in his day. But he began his writing careGuy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was the leading French short-story writer of his day. He and Poe becoming the chief influences on the "well-made"short story such as W. Somerset Maugham popularized in the twentieth century. De Maupassant is remembered for the cruel cynicism, and mocking irony, and cold pity that was called "realistic" in his day. But he began his writing career as a poet and was unabashedly Romantic. This was probably an emotional release from the tight, taut story writing that he was developing under the apprenticeship he was undergoing as he studied under Gustav Flaubert. The tone of his verse mostly contrasts with the brutal smugness, or icy compassion of his prose, as well as with the self-assured image of France's leading story-teller, who lived passionately for and for sensual love.. This selection of verse has been recast without perfect fidelity to de Maupassant's scansion; often he was prolix redundant, and metrically uneven.These are as much paraphrases as literal translations, though faithful in content and mood: but the goal has been to craft tolerable English verses from the material hand, rather than produce even weaker Frenchified English verbatim verses. De Maupassant, ever the professional himself, would likely approve at least of Eng's good intention, if not the result. Steve Eng is a noted poet and versifier in his own right, with over one thousand poems, mostly published. Eng invites you to come and fall in step with de Maupassant down the avenue at evening, where well-dressed ladies smile, and rouged faces are lit with gas-light and laughter, if not with sincere love. The English speaking world knows his tales but not till now does it know his verse. Eng on;y put it into English because he wanted to read it that way, and no one had ever done it that way. Enjoy!...

Title : Guy de Maupassant: His Poetry: Steve Eng's English Translation from the French (Steve Eng's Archives Book 2)
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