Friday, March 9, 2012

Day Sixty-Nine: "Recollection" by Guy de Maupassant


A man sees a young woman and is taken back in time, remembers a dark night marching through the snow with his troop and having to carry a woman to her safety on a stretcher. I'm not sure how I felt about this story. It was well written but it seemed somehow unfinished. There was snow. There was marching. There was the shooting of 12 uhlans (the word for a soldier carrying a lance that is part of a cavalry) and even that was without much explanation or even suggestion.

This was a snapshot of one's past that I can't connect to the narrator's present. There's just not enough here in my opinion. I'm sorry that this story fell flat for me particularly when I had hopes it would be so much more.

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