Émile Zola, Guy de Maupassant, Joris-Karl Huysmans

Les Soirées de Médan


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Émile Zola
Guy de Maupassant
Joris-Karl Huysmans
Henry Céard
Léon Hennique
Paul Alexis
1880-04-17 First published
Publication Location Paris
Language French
Notes Collection of six short stories by six different writers associated with Naturalism. All the stories concern the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.

The aim of the collection was to promote the ideals of Naturalism, by treating the events of the Franco-Prussian War in a realistic and often unheroic way, in contrast to officially approved patriotic views of the war.

The stories:
L'Attaque du Moulin, by Émile Zola
Boule de Suif, by Guy de Maupassant
Sac au dos, by J.-K. Huysmans
La Saignée, by Henry Céard
L'Affaire du Grand 7, by Léon Hennique
Après la bataille, by Paul Alexis


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