Wednesday
Aug062014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Guy de Maupassant, August 5

AUGUST 5, 2014

GUY DE MAUPASSANT (1850-1893)

 

Time:  8:00pm - 10:00pm

 Location: Downtown Asheville NC

On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link

(Please note:  The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)


 

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of  works by this French master of the short story and the tale of the supernatural or horror. The selected passages will then be read to them.

De Maupassant wrote 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse.  He worked methodically and produced two or sometimes four volumes annually. His talent and practical business sense made him wealthy. He is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story.

More information about Guy de Maupassant can be found at Wikipedia and in French at the Larousse Encyclopedia website.  You can find links to most of his stories here.

 

 

 

 

“A human being - what is a human being? Everything and nothing. Through the power of thought it can mirror everything it experiences. Through memory and knowledge it becomes a microcosm, carrying the world within itself. A mirror of things, a mirror of facts. Each human being becomes a little universe within the universe!”

 

 

 

 

“Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.”

 

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