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By Georges Perec

The French novelist Georges Perec has regularly captured the yank mind's eye, so much lately with the booklet of A Void, a unique written with no the letter “e.” Ellis Island holds us in thrall once more. With poetic grace, insistent wondering, and a beautiful carousel of pictures, Perec and filmmaker Robert Bober open our eyes to the interesting mix of permanence and transience that's Ellis Island.

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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. l. a. 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 variety 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 l. a. 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 home dans un petit village en Ardèche pour se consacrer à l’écriture et à los angeles 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 l. a. 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 Four French Plays: Cinna, The Misanthrope, Andromache, Phaedra (Penguin Classics) PDF

Four of the best French performs, in new translations

Here are 4 performs that proceed to outline French theater over 3 centuries when they have been written. Corneille’s Cinna (1641) explores absolute energy in historical Rome. Molière’s comedy The Misanthrope (1666) sees its antihero reject society for its hypocrisy. Racine’s Andromache (1667) recounts the tragedy of Hector’s widow after the Trojan struggle, and his Phaedra (1677) exhibits a mom crossing the bounds of affection along with her stepson. This version beneficial properties new verse translations undertaken with functionality in brain, and a wealth of supplementary fabrics for scholars and actors.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by way of introductions and notes through distinct students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Antología de textos libertinos franceses del siglo XVII (Márgenes) PDF

Durante los primeros años veinte del siglo XVII suena con fuerza en Francia una poor e indignada voz de alarma: los angeles corte de París se halla infestada desde finales del siglo anterior de toda suerte de blasfemos, licenciosos y ateístas. Todos ellos quedan rápidamente agrupados bajo los angeles categoría de “libertinos”, término peyorativo con el que son designados quienes consagran sus energías intelectuales a un riguroso cuestionamiento del universo religioso, político y ético –intensamente cristiano– que determina el common transcurrir del siglo. Con el “libertinismo erudito”, movimiento filosófico de pleno derecho cuyo estudio se ha revelado esencial para comprender los grandes envites del XVII, cobra carta de naturaleza una razón crítica que somete a su imperio todos los dominios del pensamiento, especialmente l. a. teología, l. a. ethical y l. a. filosofía recibidas, y que rechaza toda regla external y todo principio de autoridad, propugnando una libertad filosófica sin trabas de ningún tipo, especialmente de tipo religioso. Esta razón crítica se materializará en un tenaz esfuerzo por construir una ética autónoma, sin hipotecas teológicas o dogmáticas, y por analizar rigurosamente los angeles esfera de lo sagrado, cuestionando su papel fundamentador en los campos de los angeles filosofía, l. a. política, l. a. acción y de los modos de vida de los hombres. Semejante esfuerzo liberador será perpetuado por los filósofos y ensayistas del siglo de las Luces, constituyéndose así en l. a. verdadera semilla de l. a. que brotará el pensamiento ilustrado francés del siglo XVIII.

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Download E-books Baudelaire: L'Irréductible PDF

By Antoine Compagnon

Contrairement à l'idée reçue qui fait de lui le précurseur des avant-gardes du XXe siècle, Baudelaire fut à l. a. fois moderne et antimoderne. On l’éprouve ici devant certaines nouveautés qui l’obsédèrent : los angeles presse, l. a. photographie, los angeles ville et l’art.

C’étaient diverses facettes d’une même « selected moderne », fuyante et contradictoire, à laquelle il donna le nom de modernité.
Le poète allie devant elles l’horreur et l’extase : les journaux à grand tirage le dégoûtent, mais il assiège ces « canailles » de directeurs pour qu’ils le publient ; il attaque l. a. photographie, mais il pose pour des clichés de légende. Cette ambivalence constitue l. a. toile de fond du Spleen de Paris, sommet des contradictions du dernier Baudelaire, véritable objecteur de l. a. judgment of right and wrong moderne.

Un Baudelaire insoupçonné autant qu’irréductible.

Cahier photograph papier/numérique

Illustration originale d’après un portrait de Charles Baudelaire par Nadar, vers 1855
© Flammarion, 2014.

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By Claude Simon

The second one of 2 works i will add by means of Nobel Prize successful French writer Claude Simon. For these new to his paintings, take pleasure in! it really is attention-grabbing literature to adventure for the 1st time....


Claude Simon continues to be writing the radical which immobilizes information, issues (remember while it used to be known as ""choisisme"" and what it owes to Robbe-Grillet as its theoretician). once more, within the customary paragraphs endlessly, tableau follows tableau: an outdated lady slaughtering a rabbit switches to 2 bare boys fishing switches to a boy doing algebra who has hidden in his table a celluloid strip of a pair making love switches to a urban the place a guy rides down the road to visit a bar the place a bachelor social gathering is in development. The characters--characters?--do no longer exist; in spite of everything this can be a sphere the place, as Updike as soon as acknowledged, a guy is up to a chair or a waterfall. eventually not anything issues; during this basically cinematic fragmentation, one sees little other than what the eye--be it the normal or the digicam eye--catches, and one wonders back no matter if all this flashing imagery isn't really necessarily submerged by means of inconsequence.

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Download E-books The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) PDF

By David Coward, Molière

Translated through David Coward.

Molière (1622-73) mixed all of the conventional parts of comedy—wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire—with a deep realizing of personality to create richly subtle dramas that have regularly extremely joyful audiences. such a lot are equipped round dangerously deluded and obsessive heroes akin to The Would-Be Gentleman and The Misanthrope who threaten to blight the lives of these round them. Such silly Affected girls and people realized girls (both newly translated for this variation) divulge the extravagant, trendy fads and snobbery of the Parisian shrewdpermanent set, whereas the tale of the falsely religious Tartuffe and his committed disciple Orgon attracted large controversy for its assault on spiritual hypocrisy. ultimately, The health care professional regardless of Himself types a hilarious bankruptcy in Molière's long-standing vendetta opposed to the clinical profession.

Like Shakespeare, Molière was once a real guy of the theatre whose comedies mixture sharp perception into human nature with an unerring feel of what may paintings on level and make humans snigger. All his maximum achievements are incorporated the following and within the accompanying Penguin Classics quantity, The Miser and different Plays.

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Download E-books The Castle of Communion PDF

By Bernard Noël

While Le Château de Cène (here translated because the fort of Communion) first seemed in France in 1969, lower than the sonorous pseudonym of Urbain d’Orlhac, it created a sensation. instantly known as being probably the greatest works of French literary eroticism (along with, say, Bataille’s tale of the attention, or Reage’s tale of O), its writer used to be quickly pointed out: the poet and essayist Bernard Noël, born in 1930.

The writer recounts an extreme initiatory sexual quest which happens on a mysterious distant island. selected because the moon’s lover the hero undertakes a Dantesque voyage via sucessive degrees of ache and ecstasy. The book’s climax is a beatific ceremony of sexual purification within the fort of Communion, that's defined in a poetic language instantly incantatory, crude and nearly mystical. The depth of the ebook suits its approach to composition: dictated right into a tape recorder and entire in just three weeks, and written as a partial reaction to the atrocities of the French professionals in Algeria.

This variation is postfaced via Noël’s essay The Outrage opposed to phrases, his strategies at the government’s unsuccessful makes an attempt throughout the courts to supress the radical for "outraging public morals." He illuminates the intimate connection among writing and censorship more often than not.

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Download E-books The Shape of a City PDF

By Julien Gracq

Julien Gracq, an important author in France, is additionally the one dwelling author whose whole works look in a quantity of the distinguished Pleiades variants. the main unique of his later works is that this ebook approximately Nantes, that is Gracq’s own and profound reaction to Proust’s synthesis of reminiscence, reverie, and realism.

The paintings starts off with a quote from Baudelaire: “The form of a urban, as we know, adjustments extra fast than the mortal heart.” the writer writes of a child’s adventure of the hierarchy of city areas: the radial avenues walked in the course of college game classes, the districts among the axes, and the connection to Nantes of these who lived there, together with Breton and Rimbaud.

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