When he was eleven years old, his mother separated from his father. He lived under the care of his mother.
His work is characterized by the clarity of its prose and the objective irony of its presentation, as well as its keen re-creation of the physical world. To the realist's ideal of precise speech, Maupassant added an economy of language and created a narrative style noted for its power, simplicity, and vivid sensuousness.
After a bitter and unhappy life together, Maupassant's parents separated when he was eleven years old, and Maupassant was raised by his mother. He attended schools in Paris and Rouen and eventually earned a bachelor's degree.
The Franco-Prussian War broke out in July of Maupassant, who had gone to Paris to study law, enlisted in the army immediately. The war was good for Prussia, concluding with the declaration of the existence of a new nation-state—Germany—but involved a series of terrible defeats for France.
Maupassant was bitterly disappointed by the devastating outcome, in which Paris was briefly occupied by the Prussians, France lost the territory of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany a region that would continue to be hotly contested through both the First and Second World Wars, as well as the intervening peaceand the French government collapsed.
After the war, Maupassant worked as a clerk in the naval office of the reconstituted French Republic. Naturalism and Collaboration The writer Gustave Flaubert had been a childhood friend of Maupassant's mother and served as a friend and mentor to the author during his young adulthood, introducing him to other writers.
The story was the first of many war stories and the one that made Maupassant an overnight celebrity. Maupassant later broke with the naturalist school, turning instead to realism. The latter set of principles, as elaborated by Flaubert, called for a close attention to form and a dedication to precision of detail and exact description.
A Publishing Whirlwind Maupassant spent several years on the staffs of two Parisian newspapers, often working under pseudonyms. From to he published nearly three hundred short stories and six novels, an astounding literary feat, by constantly reshaping and reworking existing stories and duplicating scenes, descriptions, and short scenes from his newspaper pieces.
Approximately half of the stories had appeared in print previously, and critical reaction was somewhat mixed, but sales were spectacular. The years to were especially productive for Maupassant. Four additional collections of stories appeared: He also published Au soleil ; translated as African Wanderings,his first travel journal.
Several of the stories in Clair de Lune treat the subject of madness, for Maupassant's first serious doubts about his own sanity date from this period. In his collection titled Contes du jour et de la nuit Day and Night Stories was published.
The twist ending, later exploited by O. Henry, was in fact not typical of Maupassant's stories. Personal Potshots and Glimpses of Madness His novel Bel-Ami ; translated is a biting satire of Parisian society in general, and of the journalistic milieu in particular.
Greeted with anger by those who felt personally targeted, Bel-Ami was nevertheless reviewed favorably by most critics and was another commercial success. Again Maupassant addresses themes of madness that would prove eerily prophetic for his own life.
Pierre et Jean, Maupassant's shortest novel and considered by most critics to be his best, was published in January of The subject of this psychological novel is the intense mental suffering of Pierre Roland, who begins to doubt the paternal legitimacy of his brother and is eventually excluded from the family circle.
The Role of Women in the Church Sister Katherine Maria The "role of women in the church" issue, in its demanding spirit of equality, is simply wrong! The concept of a struggle between men and women in their capacity to serve God is generated because we have confused the standards of the world – which is a natural existence, with the standards of the Church – which is a supernatural. Guy de Maupassant (gē də mōpäsäN´), –93, French novelist and short-story writer, of an ancient Norman metin2sell.com worked in a government office at Paris and became known c as the most brilliant of the circle of Zola. He poured out a prodigious number of short stories, novels, plays, and travel sketches until , when he went mad. Feminism Feminism can be analyzed through many author’s works. Some novels will focus on strong independent women, while others will focus on the repression of women and what they had to endure. In Season of Migration to the North, it is about the stereotypical man who suppresses women because he has to the power to do so.
Maupassant's fourth novel was on the whole very well received by his contemporaries, and also met with great popular success.
All This Useless Beauty Maupassant's last two novels, Fort comme la mort ; translated as Strong as Death, and Notre cour ; translated as The Human Heart,differ from previous works not only in the milieu they describe—that of the indolent rich—but also in the increasingly active role played by women, who cause untold suffering in their male admirers.
She plants a seed of doubt in her husband's head by suggesting that one of her children is not his, thereby destroying his confidence and peace of mind for six years, until she reveals that she has lied. Exasperated at first, her husband suddenly sees her in a new light, as an ideal woman.
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A Russian novelist, best known for Fathers and Sonswhich illustrates the divide between generations. These novels were to be Maupassant's last. He had contracted the sexually transmitted disease syphilis as a young man, and it was now killing him.
The disease, which was incurable at that time—indeed, it was a rather common ailment, though a debilitating one—had led to recurrent problems with his eyesight and now brought Maupassant to a complete physical and mental breakdown.Guy de Maupassant (gē də mōpäsäN´), –93, French novelist and short-story writer, of an ancient Norman metin2sell.com worked in a government office at Paris and became known c as the most brilliant of the circle of Zola.
He poured out a prodigious number of short stories, novels, plays, and travel sketches until , when he went mad. Feb 16, · Guy de Maupassant’s work is often celebrated for its economy, which is unsurprising given the author's short life (–).
However, this praise applies more to the form and structure of.
Guy de Maupassant was an acclaimed French short story writer and novelist. This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, career, achievements and timeline. Feminism Feminism can be analyzed through many author’s works.
Some novels will focus on strong independent women, while others will focus on the repression of women and what they had to endure.
In Season of Migration to the North, it is about the stereotypical man who suppresses women because he has to the power to do so. The characters are deliberately underdeveloped in the story: Mathilde is stereotypically 'flat' in her role as a spendthrift young wife, just like her husband, a dull clerk.
The story is memorable because of the 'twist' on the fairy tale spun by the narrator. The works focus on the psyche of two women of African descent, plagued by the. Guy de Maupassant () is considered one of France’s greatest short story authors, excelling in the French genre of contes et nouvelles.
Maupassant inspired 19th century society with over three hundred short stories and six novels that deal with the mundane, the abstract, the psychological self, and relevant issues in society.
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