Download E-books The Holy Terrors (Les Enfants Terribles) PDF

By Jean Cocteau

Cocteau's novel Les Enfants Terribles, which was once first released in 1929, holds an undisputed position one of the classics of recent fiction.

Written in a French variety that lengthy defied profitable translation―Cocteau used to be regularly a poet it doesn't matter what we was once writing―the e-book got here into its personal for English-language readers in 1955 while this translation used to be accomplished by means of Rosamund Lehmann. it's a masterpiece of the artwork of translation of which the Times Literary Supplement stated: "It has the infrequent benefit of studying as if it have been an English original." Lehrmann was once capable of seize the essence of Cocteau's unusual, necromantic mind's eye and to convey totally to existence in English his tale of a brother and sister, orphaned in youth, who construct themselves a personal international out of 1 shared room and their very own unbridled fantasies. What begun in video games and laughter simply because for Paul and Elisabeth a drug too magical to withstand. The crime which eventually destroys them has the inevitability of Greek tragedy. Illustrated with twenty of Cocteau's personal drawings.

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By Albert Camus

From quite a few masterfully rendered views, those six tales depict humans at painful odds with the area round them. A spouse can basically hand over to a barren region evening via betraying her husband. An artist struggles to honor his personal aspirations in addition to society's expectancies of him. A missionary brutally switched over to the worship of a tribal fetish is left with yet an echo of his id. no matter if set in North Africa, Paris, or Brazil, the tales in Exile and the Kingdom are probing pictures of non secular exile, and man’s perpetual look for an internal state within which to be reborn. They reveal Camus on the top of his powers.

Now, at the fiftieth anniversary of the book’s book, Carol Cosman’s new translation recovers a literary treasure for our time.

Albert Camus received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

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Download E-books Comment va la douleur? PDF

By Pascal Garnier

On ne saurait dire pourquoi l’univers de Pascal Garnier nous est si proche. Pourquoi il nous envoûte avec des histoires plutôt simples, des personnages a priori ordinaires et malmenés par los angeles vie, des mots familiers et des silences qui le sont encore plus.

Ainsi Bernard, crétin solaire qui pose sur le monde un doux regard écarquillé. C’est ce qui séduit Simon, le cynique et élégant Simon, « éradicateur de nuisibles » en préretraite, autant dire tueur à gages au bout du rouleau. los angeles rencontre a lieu à Vals-les-Bains. Et le hasard fait bien les choses : Simon a de l’argent, et Bernard, tout son temps. Il sera son chauffeur pour sa dernière mission…

Avec affection, on diversity les romans de Pascal Garnier au panthéon de nos auteurs d’atmosphère. Entre Simenon et Hardellet. Entre tendresse et cynisme, réalisme et humour désenchanté. Dans remark va los angeles douleur ? on retrouve cette façon si singulière et si attachante qui comme un miracle réjouit le cœur et fait du bien à l’âme.

Figure marquante de l. a. littérature française contemporaine, Pascal Garnier avait élu abode dans un petit village en Ardèche pour se consacrer à l’écriture et à l. a. peinture. Il nous a quittés en mars 2010. Peintre d’atmosphère alliant l. a. poésie d’Hardellet à los angeles strategy de Simenon, styliste du détail juste, il excelle dans los angeles mise en scène des vies simples, celles du voisinage, des souvenirs d’enfant, des je me souviens qui tissent nos mémoires. Mais chez Pascal Garnier, ce beau calme des banlieues de l’âme et de l’époque prépare toujours d’effroyables orages, avec froissement de tôles et morts en série…

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Download E-books Promise at Dawn (Revived Modern Classic) PDF

By Romain Gary

A romantic, exciting memoir that has turn into a French classic.

Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary (1914-80), a vintage of recent French literature, has the entire earmarks of a richly romantic novel. it's all the extra exciting, as a result, to learn it and be aware of that this isn't fiction yet a real-life tale. As a tender baby, Romain Gary’s mom informed him day may come whilst he must problem and triumph over the evil demons of submission and defeat. in any case, he was once to be a French army hero, ambassador, famous author, and women’ guy . . . . hence waiting for conflict, by the point of his demise he had received the pass of the Liberation, the Croix de Guerre, the Legion of Honor, the Prix Goncourt (the final really a comedown, as his mom had pointed out the Nobel Prize); and he were the French consul-general in Los Angeles. Promise at Dawn starts off because the tale of a mother’s sacrifice. by myself and terrible she fights fiercely to provide her son some of the best. Gary chronicles his early life along with her in Russia, Poland, and at the French Riveria. And he recounts his adventurous existence as a tender guy struggling with for France in international struggle II. yet primarily he tells the tale of the affection for his mom that used to be his very existence, their mystery and personal planet, their wonderland "born out of a mother’s murmur right into a child’s ear, a promise whispered at sunrise of destiny triumphs and greatness, of justice and love."

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Download E-books The Bohemians PDF

While the marquis de Sade used to be drafting The a hundred and twenty Days of Sodom within the Bastille, one other libertine marquis in a close-by cellphone used to be additionally writing a novel—one both outrageous, jam-packed with intercourse and slander, and extra revealing for what it needed to say concerning the stipulations of writers and writing itself. but Sade's neighbor, the marquis de Pelleport, is nearly thoroughly unknown at the present time, and his novel, Les Bohémiens, has approximately vanished. just a part dozen copies come in libraries through the international. This version, the 1st in English, opens a window into the realm of garret poets, literary adventurers, down-and-out philosophers, and Grub road hacks writing within the waning days of the Ancien Régime.

The Bohemians tells the story of a troupe of vagabond writer-philosophers and their sexual companions, wandering during the nation-state of Champagne followed through a donkey loaded with their many unpublished manuscripts. They stay off the land—for the main half via stealing chickens from peasants. They carry never-ending philosophic harangues, yet another absurd than the opposite, bawl and brawl like schoolchildren, copulate with one another, and pause merely to gobble up no matter what they could poach from the barnyards alongside their route.

Full of full of life prose, parody, discussion, double entendre, humor, outrageous incidents, social statement, and obscenity, The Bohemians is a travel de strength. As Robert Darnton writes in his advent to the ebook, it spans numerous genres and will be learn at the same time as a picaresque novel, a roman à clef, a suite of essays, a libertine tract, and an autobiography. Rediscovered via Darnton and taken gloriously again to existence in Vivian Folkenflik's translation, The Bohemians ultimately takes its position as a big paintings of eighteenth-century libertinism.

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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 methods 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 regulate 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 via the phrases at the web page, has to be actualized―performed, reiterated, and created anew―by each one reader, at each one celebration of interpreting. Lyric writing and lyric examining accordingly attenuate the hyperlink among writer and phenomenalized voice. but the Negritude poem insists upon its connection to lived adventure at the same time it emphasizes its revealed shape. paradoxically, a only formalist examining must forget about the ways formal―and now not in simple terms thematic―elements aspect towards the poem's personal stipulations of emergence.

Blending archival learn 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 areas 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 Un cœur simple PDF

"L'histoire d'un cœur uncomplicated est le récit d'une vie vague, celle d'une pauvre fille de campagne, dévote mais mystique, dévouée sans exaltation et tendre comme le discomfort frais. Elle aime successivement un homme, les enfants de sa maîtresse, un neveu, un vieillard qu'elle soigne, puis son perroquet ; quand son perroquet est mort, elle le fait empailler et, en mourant à son journey, elle confond le perroquet avec le Saint-Esprit. Cela n'est nullement ironique comme vous le supposez, mais au contraire très sérieux et très triste."
Gustave Flaubert.

Un cœur simple a été publié pour los angeles première fois en 1877 dans le recueil Trois Contes.

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Download E-books Les Géorgiques PDF

By Claude Simon

Sous l'Ancien Régime, il est officier au régiment de Toul-Artillerie. En 1792, il est élu membre de l. a. conference. En 1940, il bat en retraite avec son régiment à travers los angeles Belgique. En 1793, il vote l. a. mort du roi. Représentant en challenge, il défend los angeles Corse contre Paoli et les Anglais. Il fait planter dans son parc des peupliers d'Italie, des châtaigniers, des hêtres et des acacias. En 1937, il strive against sur le entrance d'Aragon dans les rangs des milices populaires. Poursuivi par l'ennemi, il repasse los angeles Meuse peu avant que les ponts ne sautent. los angeles mort de sa première femme le laisse inconsolable. En 1799, il est ambassadeur auprès de l. a. cour de Naples. Il se plaint à son intendante que les vendanges ont bien trompé. Il est promu général en l’An II. Membre du Comité de salut public, il enjoint aux cooks d'armées de ne pas reculer en deçà de los angeles Meuse. Il s'évade d'un camp de prisonniers près de Dresde. Il achète une jument à Iéna. Il est blessé au passage de l'Adige. Il recommande qu'on épierre bien ses champs. Près de Lérida, il est atteint d'une balle qui lui traverse le cou. Il vote los angeles loi punissant de mort tout émigré rentré en France et pris les armes à los angeles major. Au plus fortress de l. a. Terreur, il sauve une royaliste qu'il épouse peu après. À l. a. suite de l'insurrection anarchiste de Mai, il est traqué dans Barcelone par los angeles police. Il...

À des époques différentes et dans des périodes de tumulte et de violence, trois personnages vivent des événements et des expériences qui semblent se répéter, se superposer, de même qu'indifférents à los angeles tragédie, aux déchirements familiaux et politiques, reviennent au lengthy des pages les mêmes travaux des champs, les alternances des saisons, de los angeles pluie, du soleil, des printemps.

Les Géorgiques est paru en 1981.

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