Tag Archives: Guy de Maupassant

Like Death by Guy de Maupassant

At one point in Like Death, Richard Howard’s elegant translation of Guy de Maupassant’s fifth novel Fort comme la Mort, Olivier Bertin the novel’s protagonist mentions that his heart is “worm-eaten with love.” After reading Maupassant’s reflective and evocative prose, that is exactly how I feel about this book and its lovers’ fate! Let me […]

Love Stories: Clair de Lune by Guy de Maupassant

Ever since I bought London Stories last year, I’ve been adding books from Everyman’s Library Pocket Classics Series to my collection. I wouldn’t say I loved London Stories, but books in that series have such gorgeous spines, so it is hard to resist buying them! 😀 Anyway, it’s not all bad. Thanks to my buying habits now […]