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(French mopɑsɑ̃)
(Biography) (Henri René Albert) Guy de (ɡi də). 1850–93, French writer, noted esp for his short stories, such as Boule de suif (1880), La Maison Tellier (1881), and Mademoiselle Fifi (1883). His novels include Bel Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888)
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(ˈmoʊ pəˌsɑnt, ˌmoʊ pəˈsɑ̃)

(Henri René Albert) Guy de (gi də) 1850–93, French writer.
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This may not be saying a great deal, but it is saying the truth, and I do not mind owning that he has been one of my great literary passions, almost as great as Flaubert, and greater than Daudet or Maupassant, though I have profoundly appreciated the exquisite artistry of both these.
Then there was Maupassant. Miss Wilkinson with a rippling laugh looked at Philip knowingly.
Before that, however, he had lived much in Paris, frequented the Goncourt grenier, been advised by Maupassant not to attempt to write (even that seemed to Archer a dazzling honour!), and had often talked with Merimee in his mother's house.
Ambrose would have suggested Defoe, Maupassant, or some spacious chronicle of family life, Rachel chose modern books, books in shiny yellow covers, books with a great deal of gilding on the back, which were tokens in her aunt's eyes of harsh wrangling and disputes about facts which had no such importance as the moderns claimed for them.
(4) While Gordon configures this subversion as a residual opposition to a kind of censorious moral hygiene which evacuates the libidinal to the periphery (a conception which, while no doubt accurate in many cases, is arguably marked by what Foucault has famously called 'l'hypo&e repressive'), (5) the subversion of Maupassant's ornaments is rather different.
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Maupassant. Maupassant in this story talks about the France of the years (1870-1871) that was under the power of Prussia.
Turgenev introduced James to Flaubert, and Flaubert introduced James to Zola, Maupassant, Daudet, and the Goncourt brothers.
The cast also includes Colin Firth as an education minister, Rupert Everett as headmistress Camilla Fritton and her brother Carnaby, and Bond girl Caterina Murino as sexy language teacher Miss Maupassant.
Among their cases are a comparison two cases of 19th-century general paresis in Guy de Maupassant and Friedrich Nietzsche, substance abuse versus epilepsy in Edgar Allan Poe, Immanuel Kant's evolution from a personality disorder to a dementia, bipolar disorder as an explanation of Van Gogh's night, the terminal illness and last compositions of Maurice Ravel, Georg Friedrich Handel's strokes, and music and brain in Gershwin and Shebalin.
The effect is pure magic hour; the sensory explosion of reddish golden light brings to mind both the opening ("About half-past five one afternoon at the end of June when the sun was shining warm and bright into the large courtyard") and, even more forcefully, the title of Guy de Maupassant's story "Useless Beauty."