Popular French short story writer and novelist, often concerned with the effects of war on ordinary people. Best known for "Boule de Suif" and "Bel Ami". He was a protégé of Gustave Flaubert.
Personal Quotes (2)
The girl was one of those pretty and charming young creatures who sometimes are born, as if by a slip of fate, into a family of clerks.
Life is composed of the most dissimilar things, the most unforeseen, the most contradictory, the most incongruous. It is merciless, without sequence or connection, full of inexplicable, illogical and contradictory consequences, such as can only be classed as miscellaneous facts.