- The man who could walk through walls (Le Passe-Muraille) - If some day you found out you had a magical power, how would you use it?
- Grace (La Grace) - all about
a nice old couple and the seven deadly sins
- printable version (PDF, 15pp., 97K)
- The Ration Ticket (La Carte)
- about a wartime scheme to ration life itself!
- printable version (PDF, 21pp., 109K)
I discovered Marcel Aymé when I was in college. I bought his collection "Le Passe-Muraille" my senior year, not long after I returned from a year in Strasbourg, France. I'm not sure when I finally got around to reading this collection of short stories, but it must have been during graduate school, at a time when I felt guilty whenever I read something which wasn't an assignment, research for a paper, or linguistics journal articles. "Le Passe-Muraille" and the other stories were so delightful that I felt very guilty indeed! I've always wished I could share them with my English-speaking friends, but I've never located a translation. That's why I decided to translate some of my favorite stories myself.
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More Marcel Aymé links:
- About Marcel Aymé - a very informative site from Jérôme Delacroix - biography, bibliography, filmography, Aymé's screenwriting... Read it in French
- A list of film adaptations (in French) plus cool movie posters from the 1950s.
- The Fantastic
Logic of Marcel Aymé, a 1998 article by Kenneth H. Rogers which
appeared in The Newsletter of
The Council for the Literature of the Fantastic