Category: French Literature

Download E-books The Poems and Prose Poems of Charles Baudelaire With an Introductory Preface By James Huneker (Classic Reprint) PDF

Through JAMES HUNEKER. For the sentimental no better foe exists than the iconoclast who dissipates literary legends. And he's overseas these days. these golden occasions once they gossiped of De Quincey senormous opium intake, of the gin absorbed by means of light Charles Lamb, of Coleridge sdark methods, Byron sescapades, and Shelley satheism regrettably! into what light limbo have they vanished. Poe, too, whom we observed in fancy reeling from Eichmond to Baltimore, Baltimore to Philadelphia, Philadelphia to long island. these widespread attention-grabbing anecdotes have long past the best way of all such jerry-built spooks. We now recognize Poe to were a guy anguish on the time of his loss of life from cerebral lesion, a guy who drank at durations and little. Dr. Guerrier of Paris has exploded a darling superstition approximately De Quincey sopium-eating.
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Download E-books Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere PDF

Puckish and playful, Georges Perec infused avant-garde and experimental fiction with a wit and beauty that belied the intense matters and ideas that underpinned it. A sought after member of the OuLiPo, and an abiding impression on fiction writers at the present time, Perec used formal constraints to fantastic impression in such works as A Void—a homicide secret that comprises nary an “e”—and Life A User’s Manual, during which an house construction, systematically canvassed, unfolds secrets and techniques and, eventually bargains a mirrored image on production, destruction, and the devotion to art.
earlier than embarking on those experiments, besides the fact that, Perec attempted his hand at a comparatively hassle-free novel, Portrait of a Man. His first booklet, it was once rejected by way of publishers while he submitted it in 1960, and then he filed it away. many years after Perec’s demise, David Bellos chanced on the manuscript, and during his translation now we have an opportunity to take pleasure in it in English for the 1st time. What lovers will locate here's a mystery that mixes issues that may stay favorite in Perec’s later paintings, equivalent to paintings forgery, authenticity, and homicide, in addition to craftsman Gaspard Winckler, who whose namesakes play significant roles in Life A User’s Manual and W or The reminiscence of Childhood.
enticing and interesting by itself benefits, and gaining extra curiosity whilst set within the context of Perec’s profession, Portrait of a Man is certain to appeal the numerous fanatics of this postmodern master.

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Download E-books The Gunman PDF

By Jean-Patrick Manchette, James Brook

Author note: James Brook (Translation)
Title note: unique identify La place du tireur couché. published as The companies Gunman in 2002
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1981

The Gunman, is now a massive movie directed by way of Pierre Morel and starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone.

Martin Terrier is a employed killer who wishes out of the sport, so he can quiet down and marry his adolescence sweetheart. however the association won't enable him pass: they've got different plans for him. In a violent story that shatters as many illusions as our bodies, Jean-Patrick Manchette matters his characters and the reader alike to a fierce workout standard. This tightly plotted, corrosive parody of "the good fortune story" is greatly thought of to be Manchette's masterpiece, and used to be named a brand new York occasions "Notable Book" in 2002. The Gunman is a vintage of recent noir.

Also to be had in its unique variation titled The companies Gunman, in addition to Manchette's 3 to Kill, released through urban lighting fixtures in 2002.

"There's now not a superfluous observe or overdone impression . . . one of many final cool, compact and shockingly unique crime novels Manchette left as his legacy to fashionable noir fiction." — New York Times

"This is lean, suggest noir fiction that cleverly sends up the harsh man style whereas incarnating it perfectly." — Detroit unfastened Press

"Manchette is a grasp of either financial system and irony. Brutal and bracing: Terrier's story fascinates while it chills." — Kirkus Reviews

“For Manchette and the new release of writers who him, the crime novel is not any mere leisure, yet a method to strip naked the disasters of society, ripping via veils of visual appeal, deceit, and manipulation to the greed and violence which are the society's precise engines." — Boston Globe

"Jean-Patrick Manchette's terse prose strikes just like the quick, nearly automated tools and mannerisms of his protagonist." — Wall road magazine

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Download E-books Lectures de Proust PDF

By Raphaël Enthoven

    Ce livre ne prétend ni tout dire ni même dire l’essentiel de ce qu’il faut savoir sur le chef-d’œuvre de Proust. Sa vertu est d’en parler avec amour, sa raison d’être est d’éveiller chez son lecteur le goût de partir, ou de repartir à los angeles recherche du temps perdu. De faire cette expérience inouïe où chacun, devenant progressivement le lecteur de lui-même, regarde soudain le monde comme s’il le voyait pour los angeles première fois.

    Ces onze conversations sont autant de chemins et de lectures possibles dans le continent proustien. Si nous les avions enregistrées un autre jour, elles eussent été totalement différentes, tout en obéissant, comme ici, à l. a. seule loi du cœur, à l. a. liberté sans choix de l’improvisateur à qui une solide connaissance de son objet permet de lui être fidèle sans lui être soumis.

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Download E-books La Educación Sentimental (GRANDES CLASICOS) PDF

Preciosa edición de los angeles obra maestra de Flaubert con ilustraciones de André Dunoyer de Segonzac, procedentes de l. a. edición que Librairie de France París publicó en 1922 con motivo del centenario del autor.

«No leáis La educación sentimental como los niños: por diversión; ni por instrucción, como los ambiciosos. Leedla para vivir.»
Gustave Flaubert

La historia de un ambicioso joven de provincias que se enamora de una mujer casada sirvió a Flaubert para crear uno de los hitos estilísticos de l. a. literatura common, La educación sentimental (1869), quizá su obra maestra, sin duda una de las novelas más perdurables de todos los tiempos.

En l. a. cubierta del barco que le lleva de París a su ciudad natal, Frédéric Moreau se quedará prendado de los angeles belleza de los angeles señora Arnoux. Este será el punto de arranque de las tribulaciones de un joven que sueña con alcanzar fama y fortuna y que, de regreso a París, frecuentará al señor Arnoux para estar cerca de su secreto amor. Todo ello tendrá lugar en un escenario esplendoroso, el París de mediados del siglo XIX, l. a. capital de los angeles burguesía emergente, donde los angeles intensidad del placer se mezcla con el inevitable tedio y el resplandor de uno de los periodos cruciales de l. a. historia europea: l. a. revolución de 1848.

«Todas las calles conducían a su casa; los coches se estacionaban en las plazas, únicamente para ir allá más deprisa.»

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Download E-books Selected Essays: with La Boetie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude PDF

By Étienne de La Boétie, Michel de Montaigne

"This new version of Montaigne's most vital essays is a wonderful success, person who effectively brings jointly in obtainable shape the paintings of 2 significant writers of Renaissance France. the interpretation by means of James B. Atkinson and David Sices is actual, transparent, readable, and conveys Montaigne's personable variety elegantly to trendy readers of English. The notes are authoritative and discovered, yet by no means intrusive, and the advent superbly areas Montaigne's paintings in context. No much less awesome is the inclusion of a sublime English model of l. a. Boetie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, that is either a key to figuring out a lot of Montaigne and a huge piece of early sleek political notion. this is often now the default model of Montaigne in English." --Timothy Hampton, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, collage of California, Berkeley

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Download E-books On a eu du mal PDF

By Jérémie Gindre

"Le most popular soir au eating place, alors que ça ne lui avait jamais traversé l'esprit, elle copie spontanément un couple d'Allemands qui grimacent en buvant du limoncello. Le copain rigole et start à l. a. trouver attirante, ce qui finit comme prévu. Il est gentil et musclé. Il lui parle du patrimoine de l'île, de petites plages quasi secrètes. Avec lui Mélanie Gillioz se despatched prête à faire du topless. Un matin en faisant du jet-ski, elle se dit que finalement son truc, c'est plus les sensations fortes".

L'auteur des cinq histoires de ce recueil est un explorateur. Ses investigations, destinées à décrypter le rôle des émotions, le mènent dans "l'extra-quotidien", d'où il rapporte des scènes singulières et drôles.

Né à Genève en 1978, Jérémie Gindre est un artiste et écrivain suisse, qui a décidé de ne pas choisir entre arts plastiques et littérature. Sa pratique artistique comprend l’écriture comme los angeles sculpture, l’installation ou encore le dessin, et discover des thèmes aussi variés que l’histoire, los angeles géographie, ou les neurosciences. On a ecu du mal lui a d’ailleurs été inspiré par une résidence d’artiste au Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives de Genève. « J’ai toujours european un rapport très encyclopédique à l’art. Je trouve d’abord un sujet qui me passionne, puis une histoire à faire apparaître autour.»

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Download E-books The Lady of the Camellias (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Alexandre Dumas fils

The landmark novel that encouraged Verdi’s opera La Traviata, in a gleaming new translation

"One of the best love tales of all time," based on Henry James, and the foundation for Verdi’s opera La Traviata, the Oscar-winning musical Moulin Rouge!, and various ballets, level performs (starring Lillian Gish, Eleonora Duse, Tallulah Bankhead, and Sarah Bernhardt, and flicks (starring Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Rudolph Valentino, Isabelle Huppert, and Colin Firth), The girl of the Camellias itself used to be encouraged via the real-life nineteeth-century courtesan Marie Duplessis, the sweetheart of the novel’s writer, Alexander Dumas [i]fils.

Known to all as “the girl of the Camellias” simply because she isn't obvious with no her favourite vegetation, Marguerite Gautier, the main appealing, brazen, and dear courtesan in all of Paris. yet regardless of having many fans, she hasn't ever fairly loved—until she meets Armand Duval, younger, good-looking, and hopelessly in love with her.

“Marguerite and Armand are the type of brilliant, self-destructive younger issues we nonetheless examine in magazines, watch on-screen, or brush up opposed to today.”
—Liesl Schillinger, from the word at the Translation

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Download E-books Aurelia Followed by Sylvie PDF

Throughout his lifestyles, the poet and author Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855) struggled with bouts of insanity, and ended his existence wandering homeless at the streets of Paris until eventually he used to be discovered striking from a sewer grating, an obvious suicide. As essentially the most individualistic of the colourful French Romantics, the main points of Nerval's lifestyles have handed into legend, as writers and commentators have served up any variety of types of his mysterious love affair with the actress Jenny Colon-not to say his well-known behavior of jogging a lobster on a faded blue leash during the gardens of the Palais Royal. quickly after the of entirety of his novella Sylvie in 1853, Nerval started, below suggestion from his health care provider, a longer own journal/essay chronicling his psychic reviews and visions. What emerged from those writings is Aurélia, a masterpiece within the literature of goals and hallucinations, and probably the most notable prose works of 19th century French literature.

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Download E-books Collected French Translations: Prose PDF

An crucial, shiny number of masterful translations through one of many most interesting poets at paintings this present day

Collected French Translations: Prose, the second one quantity in a landmark two-volume collection of John Ashbery's translations, specializes in prose writing. Ashbery's personal prose writings and engagement with prose writers―through translations, essays, and criticism―have had a profound effect at the cultural panorama of the previous part century. This publication offers his types of, between others, the vintage French fairy story "The White Cat" by means of Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy, in addition to works through such cutting edge masters as Raymond Roussel and Giorgio de Chirico. listed here are all of Roussel's Documents to function an Outline and extracts from his Impressions of Africa; decisions from Georges Bataille's darkly erotic first novella, L'abbé C; Antonin Artaud's correspondence with the author Jacques Rivière; Salvador Dalí on Willem de Kooning's artwork; Jacques Dupin on Giacometti; and key theoretical and conceptual texts by way of Odilon Redon, Jean Hélion, Iannis Xenakis, and Marcelin Pleynet. a number of of those twenty-nine prose items, through seventeen fiction writers, playwrights, artists, musicians, and critics, are formerly unpublished or were lengthy unavailable. Many are smooth classics, corresponding to Pierre Reverdy's Haunted House. This booklet offers clean perception into the variety of French cultural effect on Ashbery's existence and paintings in literature and the arts.

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