This course will examine French short stories from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Colette’s “The Hand” sets a perfect example of what is now dubbed flash fiction. Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” remains a classic to this day. In addition to Albert Camus and Françoise Sagan, we’ll also study Marcel Aymé and Anna Gavalda, lesser known by U.S. readers. Discussion questions will be available seven to 10 days in advance.
Caroline Smadja specializes in adult education and has been teaching learners of all backgrounds and nationalities for more than 30 years, including at OLLI SFSU. A French native and graduate of Paris VII, she holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Pacific University and is a published poet and writer