A master of the short story.
Subtle homor, long sentences, detailed descriptions of people and landscape.
You will enjoy these stories if you are patient enough to follow the author. No surprising endings – the wisdom and amusement are all along the way. Since English is not my mother tongue, I think I will appreciate De Maupassant even more if I read his stories in Bulgarian.
‘Beside the driver stood in the full light a German officer, a tall young man, fair and slender, tightly encased in his uniform like a woman in her corset, his flat shiny cap, tilted to one side of his head, making him look like an English hotel runner. His exaggerated moustache, long and straight and tapering to a point at either end in a single blond hair that could hardly be seen, seemed to weigh down the corners of his mouth and give a droop to his lips ‘.