Category: French Literature

Download E-books Dernier inventaire avant liquidation PDF

By Frédéric Beigbeder

"Au fond je suis persuadé que les chefs-d'oeuvres détestent être des chefs-d'oeuvre. » résume Frédéric Beigbeder. Voici une manière de bilan, sans prétention à être exhaustif, de l. a. littérature au 20ème siècle. Pendant l'été 1999, 6 000 lecteurs ont choisi d'établir leur sélection des 50 livres du siècle, à l'aide d'une pré-sélection établie par l. a. FNAC et le magazine Le Monde. Le tout aboutit à cet inventaire commenté, avec l. a. subjectivité qu'on think. Alliance de l. a. démocratie et du choix subjectif, cette liste permet à notre trublion cultivé de « rafraîchir », de rajeunir, de discuter, de plaisanter, les oeuvres en query. De Nadja d'André Breton (n° 50) à L'Etranger d'Albert Camus (n°1 au most sensible 50), en passant par Lolita de Nabokov ou Bonjour tristesse de Françoise Sagan, on lira ici un Panthéon drôlatique et irrespectueux. Le commentateur s'autorise tous les raccourcis, les parallèles avec les mouvements littéraires d'aujourd'hui, mais sans jamais de départir d'un véritable enthousiasme.

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Download E-books Au bonheur des dames PDF

By Émile Zola

Jeune orpheline normande ayant l. a. cost de ses deux frères, Denise vient chercher à Paris le secours d’un oncle qu’elle ne connaît pas. Mais à peine a-t-elle entraperçu les vitrines fastueuses du Bonheur des Dames qu’elle est subjuguée et décide d’y tenter sa likelihood. Dans l’univers merciless du grand magasin, los angeles jeune femme parviendra-t-elle à être reconnue et respectée ? Résistera-t-elle aux charmes du consumer, commerçant impitoyable et redoutable séducteur ?Onzième quantity de l. a. série des Rougon-Macquart, ce roman donne à voir les mutations du trade et de l. a. société sous le moment Empire. Et le lecteur du xxie siècle de penser que, à l’heure de los angeles vente en ligne, rien n’a vraiment changé.

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Download E-books La Chute (Folio) (French Edition) PDF

By Albert Camus

Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over numerous drunken nights he regales an opportunity acquaintance together with his tale. From this profitable former attorney and doubtless version citizen a compelling, self-loathing catalogue of guilt, hypocrisy and alienation pours forth. "The Fall" (1956) is a superb portrayal of a guy who has glimpsed the hollowness of his lifestyles. yet past depicting one man's disillusionment, Camus's novel exposes the common human situation and its absurdities - and our innocence that, as soon as misplaced, can by no means be recaptured.

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Download E-books L'Arrêt de mort PDF

By Maurice Blanchot

Le narrateur évoque des événements qui lui sont arrivés en 1938. 'J., Collette, Simone et Nathalie, les quatre jeunes femmes de cet étrange récit, furent en même temps messages et messagères, ou plutôt l'occasion, pour le narrateur, de découvrir qu'il était lui-même le messager malheureux d'une vérité à sa mesure, qu'il aimait cette vérité, qu'il n'aimait qu'elle.'.

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Download E-books A Dark Stranger (Pushkin Collection) PDF

By Julien Gracq

From the instant he arrives at a sublime beach lodge together with his lover, Allan unsettles and obsesses the opposite visitors. Elusive, equivocal, attractive, he lives, gambles, swims and dances with an odd fierceness that they locate intoxicating. quickly he even haunts their dreams.
one after the other, each one visitor is fatally attracted to Allan. And, because the hazy August warmth fades and summer season involves an finish, they gravitate in the direction of self-destruction.
wealthy, lushly poetic, A darkish Stranger is a dreamlike portrayal of lives lived at the fringe of the abyss.

Pushkin assortment versions function a spare, stylish sequence kind and improved, sturdy components. The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top class White Paper and notch-bound through the independently owned printer TJ overseas in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are revealed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and woodland Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.

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Download E-books Cuentos esenciales (CLÁSICA) PDF

La presente edición recoge el cuerpo esencial de l. a. narrativa de Maupassant e incorpora muchas piezas que no habían sido traducidas hasta l. a. fecha.

Maupassant es, junto a Flaubert, el gran escritor francés del siglo XIX. Aunque también cultivó con fortuna los angeles novela, su portentoso talento encontró su forma excellent en el cuento, género que consolidó, renovó y en el que no tiene rival.

Realista, romántico, fantasmagórico, terrorífico, fantástico o poético, Maupassant transitó en sus cuentos por todos los caminos de los angeles imaginación. los angeles presente edición -la más ambiciosa hasta los angeles fecha- recoge el cuerpo esencial de su narrativa e incorpora muchas piezas no traducidas hasta los angeles fecha. los angeles extraordinaria traducción de José Ramón Monreal viene acompañada por las espléndidas y originales ilustraciones de Ana Juan, una de las mejores dibujantes del landscape internacional.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Estos Cuentos esenciales proporcionan un placer tan seguro como desasosegante.»
Manuel Hidalgo, El Mundo

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Download E-books Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic PDF

By Christopher Prendergast

Marcel Proust was once lengthy the thing of a cult during which the most aspect of interpreting his nice novel In seek of misplaced Time was once to discover, with its narrator, a redemptive epiphany in a pastry and a cup of lime-blossom tea. We now stay in much less convinced instances, in ways in which position nice pressure at the assumptions and ideology that made these previous readings attainable. This has ended in a brand new demeanour of studying Proust, opposed to the grain. In Mirages and Mad Beliefs, Christopher Prendergast argues the case in a different way, with the grain, at the foundation that Proust himself was once prey to self-doubt and located a variety of, if oblique, methods of letting us recognize. Prendergast strains intimately the destinations and varieties of a quietly nondogmatic but insistently skeptical voice that questions the redemptive aesthetic the radical is so frequently taken to rejoice, bringing the reader to wonder if that aesthetic is yet one other example of the mirage or the mad trust that, in different guises, figures prominently in In seek of misplaced Time. In tracing the modalities of this self-pressuring voice, Prendergast levels in all places, throughout a multiplicity of principles, issues, resources, and stylistic registers in Proust's literary concept and writing perform, attentive at each aspect to inflections of element, in a sustained account of Proust the skeptic for the modern reader.

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Download E-books The Outsider PDF

By Albert Camus, Sandra Smith

'My mom died this present day. or even the day past, i do not know.' within the Outsider (1942), his vintage existentialist novel, Camus explores the alienation of somebody who refuses to comply to social norms. Meursault, his anti-hero, won't lie. while his mom dies, he refuses to teach his feelings just to fulfill the expectancies of others. And whilst he commits a random act of violence on a sun-drenched seashore close to Algiers, his loss of regret compounds his guilt within the eyes of society and the legislations. but he's as a lot a sufferer as a legal. Albert Camus' portrayal of a guy confronting the absurd, and revolting opposed to the injustice of society, depicts the anomaly of man's pleasure in existence while confronted with the 'tender indifference' of the area. Sandra Smith's translation, according to shut hearing a recording of Camus examining his paintings aloud on French radio in 1954, sensitively renders the subtleties and dream-like surroundings of L'Étranger. Albert Camus (1913-1960), French novelist, essayist and playwright, is among the so much influential thinkers of the 20 th century. His most famed works comprise the parable of Sisyphus (1942), The Plague (1947), The simply (1949), The insurgent (1951) and the autumn (1956). He was once presented the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, and his final novel, the 1st guy, unfinished on the time of his demise, seemed in print for the 1st time in 1994, and used to be released in English quickly after by means of Hamish Hamilton. Sandra Smith was once born and raised in long island urban and is a Fellow of Robinson collage, college of Cambridge, the place she teaches French Literature and Language. She has gained the French American starting place Florence Gould starting place Translation Prize, in addition to the PEN Book-of-the-Month membership Translation Prize.

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Download E-books Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime (Modernist Latitudes) PDF

Carrie Noland techniques Negritude as an experimental, text-based poetic move constructed by means of diasporic authors of African descent throughout the technique of modernist print tradition. attractive essentially the works of objectiveé Césaire and Léon-Gontran Damas, Noland indicates how the calls for of print tradition adjust the non-public voice of every writer, reworking an empirical subjectivity right into a hybrid, textual entity that she names, after Theodor Adorno, an "aesthetic subjectivity."

This aesthetic subjectivity, transmitted through the phrases at the web page, needs to be actualized―performed, reiterated, and created anew―by each one reader, at every one get together of examining. Lyric writing and lyric analyzing accordingly attenuate the hyperlink among writer and phenomenalized voice. but the Negritude poem insists upon its connection to lived event whilst it emphasizes its published shape. paradoxically, a in simple terms formalist analyzing must forget about the ways formal―and now not simply thematic―elements element towards the poem's personal stipulations of emergence.

Blending archival examine at the ancient context of Negritude with theories of the lyric "voice," Noland argues that Negritude poems current a problem to either form-based (deconstructive) theories and identity-based theories of poetic illustration. via shut readings, she finds that the racialization of the writer locations strain on a lyric regime of interpretation, obliging us to reconceptualize the relation of writer to textual content in poetries of the 1st person.

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Download E-books El Mar De Las Sirtes (CONTEMPORANEA) PDF

La mejor novela de Julien Cracq

El mar de las Sirtes es l. a. deslumbrante recreación de un mundo irreal, onírico, una fábula alegórica que desenmascara los resortes ocultos que acechan detrás de los angeles gigantesca maquinaria del poder estatal.

La enigmática resurrección de un olvidado enfrentamiento entre dos grandes potencias en decadencia, sirve a Julien Gracq para hilvanar un texto de atmósfera misteriosa y desasosegante que rinde al lector ante el poder de evocación de sus palabras.

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