Aymé, Marcel (märsĕlˈ āmāˈ) [key], 1902–67, French writer. Aymé's La Table aux crevés (1929), a story of peasant life, typifies the satirical tone of his works. La Jument verte (1933, tr. The Green Mare, 1955) and Les Tiroirs de l'inconnu (1960, tr. The Conscience of Love, 1962) contain elements of fantasy and biting commentary on modern values. Aymé wrote several superb volumes of tales for children, including Les Contes du chat perché (1934, tr. The Wonderful Farm, 1951). Among his plays are Clérambard (1949, tr. 1952) and La Tête des autres (1952). Two collections of his short stories are Across Paris (tr. 1958) and The Proverb (tr. 1961).
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