Thursday, April 29, 2010

"La Grande Breteche." Balzac.

Review: A jealous husband detects the presence of a man in his wife’s closet, says so, and she denies it. He threatens to open the door of the closet. She says that if he does all will be over between them. He proceeds to have the closet walled up. When she protests, he reminds her that had had sworn on the crucifix that no one was there. As has been true in most of the great French short stories, there is a lengthy preparation before reaching the heart of the story.

Great French Short Stories. Ed. Germaine Brée. New York: Dell Publishing Col, Inc. 1969.

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