Download E-books Germinal (Penguin Classics) PDF

The 13th novel in Émile Zola’s nice Rougon-Macquart series, Germinal expresses outrage on the exploitation of the various by means of the few, but in addition exhibits humanity’s ability for compassion and hope.

Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway employee, is a smart yet uneducated younger guy with a perilous mood. compelled to take a back-breaking task at Le Voreux mine whilst he can't get different paintings, he discovers that his fellow miners are sick, hungry, and in debt, not able to feed and dress their households. whilst stipulations within the mining group go to pot even additional, Lantier reveals himself best a strike that may suggest hunger or salvation for all.

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  • Includes creation, feedback for extra interpreting, filmography, chronology, explanatory notes, and glossary

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Download E-books Upstaged (French Literature) PDF

By Jacques Jouet

Mins into the second one act, there's a knock on Nicolas Boehlmer's dressing-room door, simply as he's smoking his final cigarette prior to having to return on level . . . and, with out pondering, he says,“Come in," nonetheless in personality. He speedy reveals himself sure, gagged, and stripped by way of a guy who seems to be his reflect snapshot: costumed within the comparable wig, makeup, and garments. Nicolas is powerless to avoid his usurper from going out and taking part in his role—with more and more ridiculous results. is that this “upstaging" the act of a wicked novice? Sabotage via a rival? a bit of guerrilla theater? A political assertion? regardless of the reason, Nicolas and his fellow actors quickly locate their play—and their lives—making much less and not more experience, because the components they play come lower than attack via this irrational intruder.

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Download E-books The Diary of a Chambermaid PDF

By Octave Mirbeau

Written as a satire of Parisian society within the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, this novel used to be pushed aside through critics of the time as pornography. Mirbeau brings a journalist's analytical eye to the chambermaid Celestine's adventures as she loses her innocence and turns into as corrupt and wicked because the males who take advantage of her. sensible and compelling, the tale has attracted the eye of Jean Renoir and Luis Brunel, who filmed it; and it's been in comparison with Fanny Hill and the Marquis de Sade's Justine and Juliette.

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Download E-books Aimé Césaire PDF

By Romuald Fonkoua

Ecrivain, poète, dramaturge, militant politique, Aimé Césaire (1913-2008) est l'un des acteurs prépondérants de l. a. révolution noire qui s'est jouée sur tous les continents dans l'après-guerre. Mais cet homme du monde incarne d'abord l'intellectuel français, dont l'histoire et l. a. vie jalonnent les grands moments de notre histoire.

Il y a cent ans naissait Aimé Césaire. De los angeles Martinique à l'Assemblée nationale, sa vie est jalonnée de rencontres décisives et d'amitiés essentielles. Poète, politique et dramaturge, Césaire incarne avec Brio los angeles determine de l'intellectuel noir dont les idées, les œuvres et l'action ont accompagné l'histoire de tous les opprimés et colonisés du XXe siècle. Soulignant sa prose remarquable au carrier de reasons justes, l'auteur insiste également sur son amour inconditionnel pour los angeles scène théâtrale.

Professeur de littérature francophone à l'université Paris-Sorbonne où il dirige le centre foreign d'études francophones (CIEF), Romuald Fonkoua est également professeur à Middlebury Collège (Vermont, États-Unis) et rédacteur en chef de los angeles revue Présence africaine.
Cet ouvrage a obtenu le prix Robert Delavignette de l'Académie des sciences d'outre-mer.

3Une biographie très documentée, aussi admirative qu'inspirée. "
Catherine Golliau, Le Point

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Download E-books Henri Michaux PDF

Dirigé par Raymond Bellour.

Portrait d’un artiste insaisissable, ce cahier dessine los angeles determine a number of et déroutante d’Henri Michaux, écrivain, poète et peintre et rassemble de nombreux témoignages et essais.

Textes de : Mounir Hafez, Jacques Maritain, Bernard Collin, Jean Paulhan, A.P. de Mandiargues, Pierre Bettencourt, Karl Flinker, Paul Celan, Jacques Prévert, Carl Salomon, Allen Ginsberg, Jean-Loup Borges, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Maurice Blanchot, Alain Jouffroy, Stéphane Lupasco, Olivier Loras, man Rosolato, Delphine Todorova, Philippe Jaccottet, Michel Beaujour, René Micha, Jean Laude, Olivier de Magny, John Kenneth Simon, Marcel Arland, André Gaillard, Franz Hellens, Paul Nizan, Georges Perros, Dora Rigo Bienaimé, Georges Poulet, Robert André, Robert Bréchon, Claude Minière, Jean Roudaut, Gilbert Lascault, Gilbert Amy, Claude Lefort, Max Bense, Petru Dumitriu, Kurt Leonhard, Helmut Heissenbüttel, Richard Ellmann, Patrick Gregory, Robin Magowan, Terutoshi Hiraï, Ramon Xirau, Artur Miedzyrzesky, C.G. Bjurström, Artur Lundkvist, Magritte, Masson, Jean Starobinsky, René Bertelé, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Luc Simon, Julien Alvard, René Passeron, Asger Jorn, François d’Argent, Matta, Jean de Bosschère, Pierre Leyris, André Gide, H.P. Roché, Jules Supervielle, Alain Bosquet.

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By Alphonse de Lamartine

Graziella, lumineuse apparition au beau milieu d’une nuit de tempête… Le jeune Lamartine ne lui résistera pas. Il a dix-huit ans et découvre l’Italie ; elle est los angeles fille d’un pêcheur de l’île de Procida. Premiers frissons d’amour, serments volés parmi les vignes et les jardins fleuris d’Italie.

Mais le drame couve. Les promesses d’éternité et d’absolu n’effacent pas le poids des conventions.
Bien des années plus tard, le poète se souvient, pictures obsédantes et cruelles de l. a. déchirure d’un amour pur.

Couverture : Graziella, Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1834-1912) © The Metropolitan Museum of paintings, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/ photo of the MMA

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Download E-books Tuer le père PDF

By Amélie Nothomb

Allez savoir ce qui se passe dans los angeles tête d’un joueur. A. N.

Cette tragique et folle histoire, Amélie los angeles raconte avec son habituelle alacrité. Si noires que soient ses visions, si vives ses reviews de notre société de faussaires, elle sait danser avec elles. Il y a, bien sûr, un peu de magie là-dedans. Marie-Françoise Leclère, Le Point.

Un anguleux jeu de miroir pour un roman codé très noir, à l’image de son auteur. Laurent Boscq, Rolling Stone.

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Download E-books Astragal PDF

By Albertine Sarrazin

As alive as a Godard motion picture, this misplaced vintage of ’60s French literature is back

As if the reader have been driving shotgun, this intensely brilliant novel captures a existence at the lam. “L’astragale” is the French observe for the ankle bone Albertine Sarrazin’s heroine Anne breaks as she leaps from her prison cellphone to freedom. As she drags herself down the line, clear of the criminal partitions, she is rescued through Julien, himself a small-time legal, who retains her hidden. They fall in love. worry of trap, thoughts of her felony phone, claustrophobia in her hideaways: each aspect is fiercely felt.

Astragal burst onto the French literary scene in 1965; its fiery and vivacious sort used to be totally new, and Sarrazin grew to become a celeb in a single day. yet as destiny could have it, Sarrazin herself stored operating into hassle with the legislations, at the same time she turned a star. 

She died from a botched surgical procedure on the top of her status. Sarrazin’s existence and paintings (her novels are semi-autobiographical) were the topic of severe fascination in France; a brand new version of Astragal is at present being filmed. Patti Smith, who introduced Astragal to the eye of recent instructions, contributes an enthusiastic creation to at least one of her favourite writers.  

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Download E-books Nutcracker and Mouse King and The Tale of the Nutcracker PDF

By E. T. A. Hoffmann, Alexandre Dumas père

The unique tales in the back of everyone's favourite Christmas ballet

It wasn't until eventually the Fifties that seeing The Nutcracker at Christmastime grew to become an American culture. however the tale itself is far older and its unique cause extra complicated. This eye-opening new quantity offers of the tale's earliest types, either in new translations: E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King (1816), during which a tender woman is whisked away to the Land of Toys to assist her lively nutcracker defeat the Mouse King, and Alexandre Dumas's 1845 edition, The story of the Nutcracker, according to Hoffmann's renowned paintings. impossible to resist stories of magic, secret, and youth experience, those undying delights and clean interpretations in regards to the value of mind's eye will captivate readers of every age.

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Download E-books Le rêve passe PDF

By Emmanuel Moses

«Le grand poète Z. A. passa une décennie à se soûler à Paris, après s'être soûlé pendant trois ans à Berlin. Puis il rentra se soûler jusqu'à l. a. fin de ses jours à Lvov/Lviv/Lemberg, sa ville natale.
Les femmes travaillent sur l'histoire des femmes. Les homosexuels travaillent sur l'histoire de l'homosexualité. Les Noirs travaillent sur l'histoire du colonialisme. Les Juifs travaillent sur l'histoire de los angeles Shoah.

Chaque temps grammatical est porteur d'un espace qui lui appartient en propre. Au element qu'on peut parler peut-être tout autant d'espaces que de temps grammaticaux.

En écoutant une symphonie, il n'oubliait pas le théâtre. En lisant un roman remarquable par sa forme, il n'oubliait pas le théâtre. En observant toutes les portes cochères qui menaient de chez lui au théâtre, il n'oubliait pas le théâtre. (Hommage à V. M. 3.)»

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