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The Kites

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Romain Gary’s bittersweet final masterpiece is “epic and empathetic” (BBC) and “one of his best” (The New York Times) The Kites begins with a you ...

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  • Editeur: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 0811226557
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Romain Gary’s bittersweet final masterpiece is “epic and empathetic” (BBC) and “one of his best” (The New York Times) The Kites begins with a young boy, Ludo, coming of age on a small farm in Normandy under the care of his eccentric kite-making Uncle Ambrose. Ludo’s life changes the day he meets Lila, a girl from the aristocratic Polish family that owns the estate next door. In a single glance, Ludo falls in love forever; Lila, on the other hand, disappears back into the woods. And so begins Ludo’s adventure of longing, passion, and love for the elusive Lila, who begins to reciprocate his feelings just as Europe descends into World War II. After Germany invades Poland, Lila and her family go missing, and Ludo’s devotion to saving her from the Nazis becomes a journey to save his love, his loved ones, his country, and ultimately himself. Filled with unforgettable characters who fling all they have into the fight to keep their hopes—and themselves—alive, The Kites is Romain Gary’s poetic call for resistance in whatever form it takes. A war hero himself, Gary embraced and fought for humanity in all its nuanced complexities, in the belief that a hero might be anyone who has the courage to love and hope.


The Power of the Dog

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Now a major Netflix film by Jane Camption, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst: Thomas Savage's acclaimed Western is "a pitch-perfect evocation ...

  • L'auteur : Thomas Savage,Annie Proulx
  • Editeur: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316082708
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Now a major Netflix film by Jane Camption, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst: Thomas Savage's acclaimed Western is "a pitch-perfect evocation of time and place" (Boston Globe) for fans of East of Eden and Brokeback Mountain. Set in 1920s Montana, this compelling domestic drama tells the story of two brothers — and of the woman and young boy, mother and son, whose arrival on the brothers' ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel's startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage's voice — and the intense passion and cruelty of his characters — holds readers in thrall. This new edition, with an afterword by Annie Proulx, marks the return of one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in the literature of the American West.


The Wake of Forgiveness

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“A mesmerizing, mythic saga” of a Texas family damaged by a dark past, and a son driven by a need for redemption (The New York Times Book Review). On a ...

  • L'auteur : Bruce Machart
  • Editeur: HMH
  • ISBN: 054750442X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “A mesmerizing, mythic saga” of a Texas family damaged by a dark past, and a son driven by a need for redemption (The New York Times Book Review). On a moonless Texas night in 1895, an ambitious young landowner suffers the loss of his wife—“the only woman he’s ever been fond of”—when she dies giving birth to their fourth son, Karel. The boy is forever haunted by thoughts of the mother he never knew and the bloodshot blame in his father’s eyes, and is permanently marked by the yoke he and his brothers are forced to wear to plow the family fields. But from an early age, Karel proves remarkably talented on horseback, and his father enlists him to ride in horseraces against his neighbors, with acreage as the prize. Now, Karel prepares for a high-stakes race against a powerful Spanish patriarch and his alluring daughters—and hanging in the balance are his father’s fortune, his brothers’ futures, and his own fate—in this “powerful story of familial love, anguish, and hatred” (The Dallas Morning News). “[A] luminous and wrenching tale of four motherless brothers.” —Entertainment Weekly “This intense, fast-paced debut novel is hard to put down. Machart’s hard-hitting style is sure to capture fans of Cormac McCarthy and Jim Harrison.” —Library Journal, starred review “A gripping American drama.” —Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried


The Lonely Witness: A Novel

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When a young woman with a sordid past witnesses a murder, she finds herself fascinated by the killer and decides to track him down herself. Amy was once a ...

  • L'auteur : William Boyle
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1681778157
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: When a young woman with a sordid past witnesses a murder, she finds herself fascinated by the killer and decides to track him down herself. Amy was once a party girl, but she now lives a lonely life, helping the house-bound to receive communion in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn. She stops in at one of the apartments on her route, where Mrs. Epifanio, the elderly woman who lives there, says she hasn’t seen her usual caretaker, Diane, in a few days. Supposedly, Diane has the flu—or so Diane’s son Vincent said when he first dropped by and vanished into Mrs. E’s bedroom to do no-one-knows-what. Amy’s brief interaction with Vincent in the apartment that day sets off warning bells, so she assures Mrs. E that she’ll find out what’s really going on with both him and his mother. She tails Vincent through Brooklyn, eventually following him and a mysterious man out of a local dive bar. At first, the men are only talking as they walk, but then, almost before Amy can register what has happened, Vincent is dead. For reasons she can’t quite understand, Amy finds herself captivated by both the crime she witnessed and the murderer himself. She doesn’t call the cops to report what she’s seen. Instead, she collects the murder weapon from the sidewalk and soon finds herself on the trail of a killer. Character-driven and evocative, The Lonely Witness brings Brooklyn to life in a way only a native can, and opens readers’ eyes to the harsh realities of crime and punishment on the city streets.


Hard Rain Falling

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Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, ...

  • L'auteur : Don Carpenter
  • Editeur: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1590173902
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon. Jack befriends Billy Lancing, a young black runaway and pool hustler extraordinaire. A heist gone wrong gets Jack sent to reform school, from which he emerges embittered by abuse and solitary confinement. In the meantime Billy has joined the middle class—married, fathered a son, acquired a business and a mistress. But neither Jack nor Billy can escape their troubled pasts, and they will meet again in San Quentin before their strange double drama comes to a violent and revelatory end.


The Signal

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"The Signal accelerates like an avalanche...If men can't be brought back to fiction by books as fine as this one, it's their own damn fault." -The Washingt ...

  • L'auteur : Ron Carlson
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101052686
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "The Signal accelerates like an avalanche...If men can't be brought back to fiction by books as fine as this one, it's their own damn fault." -The Washington Post Ron Carlson, author of the critically acclaimed Five Skies, is an award-winning writer beloved by booksellers, reviewers, and readers alike. His most thrilling book to date, The Signal follows the story of Mack and Vonnie, a married couple who, after ten years together, are taking their last hike in the mountains of Wyoming to say goodbye to their relationship and to each other. As the troubled and tragic elements of their past gradually come to light over the course of their journey, Mack keeps a secret: he is tracking a signal, sent via a beacon that has fallen from the sky, that will lead them both into a wood far darker than they have ever imagined.


Billie

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Two Parisians recount the story of their friendship while trapped in the Cévennes Mountains in this #1 international bestselling novel. When we meet Billi ...

  • L'auteur : Anna Gavalda
  • Editeur: Europa Editions
  • ISBN: 1609452593
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Two Parisians recount the story of their friendship while trapped in the Cévennes Mountains in this #1 international bestselling novel. When we meet Billie, she is trapped in a gorge in the Cévennes National Park of France. There with her, injured and delirious with pain, is her best friend Franck. The two have relied on each other since they met years ago in Paris. As darkness encroaches, Billie recounts stories from their lives to stave off panic. Alternating between recollections of their childhoods and their dire present predicament, what unfolds is a moving tale of friendship and resilience. A bright kid, Franck’s future was menaced at every turn by his judgmental father and the bigotry surrounding him. As for Billie, she was willing to do anything and everything to escape from her abusive and alcohol-addled family. From the moment they met, Billie and Franck watched out for each other. Soon they became each other’s chosen family through the best and worst moments of growing up in the City of Light. Translated into more than twenty-five languages, Billie is a beautifully crafted novel that conveys a positive message about overcoming life’s trials.


Down Among the Dead Men

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The story of Dany Laferriere, the narrator and writer living in exile in Montreal, who finally comes home to Haiti. Nothing is different, and yet everythin ...

  • L'auteur : Dany
  • Editeur: D & M Publishers
  • ISBN: 1553658523
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 212
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The story of Dany Laferriere, the narrator and writer living in exile in Montreal, who finally comes home to Haiti. Nothing is different, and yet everything has changed. There is his mother, who has never left Haiti, not even for one minute, and who still performs all the rituals of old. But there is also the army of zombies that takes over the streets at night, while the American army occupies the country by day. What is this country of dead men? Is every Haitian a secret citizen? Is it possible for Laferriere to cross over to that country and then return? Laferriere wanders through Port-au-Prince interrogating old friends and new acquaintances. The tone becomes strident, as do the questions: Do we stay? Do we leave? What's the point? Where can we be ourselves and live like humans at the same time? In the end Laferriere decides to head for Bombardopolis, a village where you only need to eat once every three months -- a way of curing hunger? What will become of him once he gets there, and who will he be when he returns?


THE WILDER SHORES OF LOVE

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Ideal reading for anyone looking for adventure and romance in unusual settings. Lesley Blanch writes about four strong women in The Wilder Shores of Love. ...

  • L'auteur : Lesley Blanch
  • Editeur: BookBlast ePublishing
  • ISBN: 0993092799
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Ideal reading for anyone looking for adventure and romance in unusual settings. Lesley Blanch writes about four strong women in The Wilder Shores of Love. Turning East, away from 19th Century Europe and conventional living, they found emancipation through escape and adventure. Isabel Burton married the Arabist and explorer Richard Burton; they worked together on his translation of A Thousand and One Nights; Jane Digby el-Mezrab (Lady Ellenborough, the society beauty), had four husbands and numerous lovers, including Honoré de Balzac and King Ludwig I of Bavaria. She ended up living in the Syrian desert with a young Bedouin chieftain; Aimée Dubucq de Rivery was a French convent girl who was captured at sea by pirates and became the consort of Sultan Abdul Hamid I; and Isabelle Eberhardt was a Swiss linguist who went to Algeria where she lived among tribesmen in the Sahara, converted to Islam, and dressed as a man. ANAIS NIN — “I read The Wilder Shores of Love by Lesley Blanch and became completely devoted to her writing. It is a book of great vitality, superb storytelling. She is herself Scheherazade telling about four remarkable women. I was fascinated by the charm and with which she tells biographical facts. The four women became my heroines. I read the book several times. My admiration for her was total. The Wilder Shores of Love would have made colourful and entrancing films.” CARSON McCULLERS — “The Wilder Shores of Love is a book of such radiance and strength.” FREYA STARK — “A book as excellent as its title.” WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD — “Love, wanderlust, faraway places – all that Romance implies – make up this delicious book.” NEW YORKER — “Four seething but most enjoyable studies in headlong nonconformity.” DAILY TELEGRAPH — “Enthralling to read.”


The First Thing You See

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Imagine you are a young mechanic living in a small community in France. You own your own home, and lead a simple life. Then, one evening, you open your fro ...

  • L'auteur : Gregoire Delacourt
  • Editeur: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN: 0297871048
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Imagine you are a young mechanic living in a small community in France. You own your own home, and lead a simple life. Then, one evening, you open your front door to find a distraught Hollywood starlet standing in front of you. This is what happens to Arthur Dreyfuss in the village of Long, population 687 inhabitants. But although feigning an American accent, this woman is not all that she seems. For her name is Jeanine Foucamprez, and her story is very different from the glamorous life of a star. Arthur is not all he seems, either; a lover of poetry with a darker past than one might imagine, he has learnt to see beauty in the mundane. THE FIRST THING YOU SEE is a warm, witty novel about two fragile souls learning to look beyond the surface - for the first thing you see isn't always what you get!


Benny & Shrimp

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The bestselling "offbeat, down-to- earth love story"(The Observer, London)- now available in the United States An international sensation, this addictively ...

  • L'auteur : Katarina Mazetti
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101133201
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The bestselling "offbeat, down-to- earth love story"(The Observer, London)- now available in the United States An international sensation, this addictively readable tale asks the question: Why is it so impossible to get a relationship between two middle-aged misfits to work? The answer lies in the story of Shrimp, a young widowed librarian with a sharp intellect and a home so tidy that her jam jars are in alphabetical order; Benny, a gentle, overworked milk farmer who fears becoming the village's Old Bachelor; and an unlikely love that should not be as complicated as it seems. Reminiscent of the works of Carol Shields, this quirky, humorous, beautifully told novel breathes new life into the age-old conundrum that is love.


The Case of Lisandra P.

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“A cunningly plotted tale that is by turns cerebral, suspenseful—and ultimately shocking.” –Publishers Weekly A gripping psychological thriller for ...

  • L'auteur : Helene Gremillon
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698165039
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “A cunningly plotted tale that is by turns cerebral, suspenseful—and ultimately shocking.” –Publishers Weekly A gripping psychological thriller for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Silent Wife about a wife’s secrets, a husband accused of murder, and a marriage gone terribly wrong Buenos Aires, 1987. When a beautiful young woman named Lisandra is found dead at the foot of a six-story building, her husband, a psychoanalyst, is immediately arrested for her murder. Convinced of Vittorio’s innocence, one of his patients, Eva Maria, is drawn into the investigation seemingly by chance. As she combs through secret recordings of Vittorio’s therapy sessions in search of the killer—could it be the powerful government figure? the jealous woman? the musician who’s lost his reason to live?—Eva Maria must confront her most painful memories, and some of the darkest moments in Argentinian history. In breathless prose that captures the desperate spinning of a frantic mind, Hélène Grémillon blurs the lines of past and present, personal and political, reality and paranoia in this daring and compulsively readable novel.


Romain Gary

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In this book Ralph Schoolcraft explores the extraordinary career of the modern French author, film director, and diplomat—a romantic and tragic figure wh ...

  • L'auteur : Ralph Schoolcraft
  • Editeur: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812203208
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In this book Ralph Schoolcraft explores the extraordinary career of the modern French author, film director, and diplomat—a romantic and tragic figure whose fictions extended well beyond his books. Born Roman Kacew, he overcame an impoverished boyhood to become a French Resistance hero and win the coveted Goncourt Prize under the pseudonym—and largely invented persona—Romain Gary. Although he published such acclaimed works as The Roots of Heaven and Promise at Dawn, the Gaullist traditions that he defended in the world of French letters fell from favor, and his critical fortunes suffered at the hands of a hostile press. Schoolcraft details Gary's frustrated struggle to evolve as a writer in the eye of a public that now considered him a known quantity. Identifying the daring strategies used by this mysterious character as he undertook an elaborate scheme to reach a new readership, Schoolcraft offers new insight into the dynamics of authorship and fame within the French literary institutions. In the early 1970s Gary made his departure from the conservative literary establishment, publishing works that boasted a quirky, elliptical style under a variety of pseudonymous personae, the most successful of which was that of an Algerian immigrant by the name of Emile Ajar. Moving behind the mask of his new creation, Gary was able to win critical and popular acclaim and a second Goncourt in 1975. But as Schoolcraft suggests, Gary may have "sold his shadow"—that is, lost his authorial persona—by marketing himself too effectively. Going so far as to recruit a cousin to stand in as the public face of this phantom author, Gary kept the secret of his true authorship until his violent death in 1980 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The press reacted with resentment over the scheme, and he was shunned into the ranks of literary oddities. Schoolcraft draws from archives of the several thousand documents related to Gary housed at the French publishing firms of Gallimard and Mercure de France, as well as the Butler Library at Columbia University. Exploring the depths of a story that has long remained shrouded in mystery, Romain Gary: The Man Who Sold His Shadow is as much a fascinating biographical sketch as it is a thought-provoking reflection on the assumptions made about identities in the public sphere.


Romain Gary - Das brennende Ich

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Das Interesse der Studie gilt der sogenannten "Aventure Ajar", einem von Romain Gary (1914-1980) im Zeitraum von 1974-1980 inszenierten Pseudonymenspiel, d ...

  • L'auteur : Astrid Poier-Bernhard
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110963426
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Das Interesse der Studie gilt der sogenannten "Aventure Ajar", einem von Romain Gary (1914-1980) im Zeitraum von 1974-1980 inszenierten Pseudonymenspiel, dessen Aufdeckung im Jahre 1981 im französischen Literaturbetrieb für große Überraschung sorgte: Emile Ajar, jener junge Autor, dessen mysteriöse Identität lange Zeit die Medien beschäftigt und in den man vielfach große Hoffnungen gesetzt hatte, erwies sich als der literarische Einzelgänger Romain Gary, der seit 1946 publizierte und abseits der markanten Strömungen nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg einen eigenen, wenig beachteten Weg gegangen war. Die Tatsache, daß den vier mit dem Autornamen Emile Ajar gezeichneten Texten, deren originelle Sprachverwendung bald als style Ajar von sich reden machte, größerer Erfolg und eine wesentlich bewußtere Lektüre zuteil wurde als gleichzeitig verfaßten Romanen Garys, fordert zu einer spezifisch literaturwissenschaftlichen Auseinandersetzung mit dem Pseudonymenspiel heraus. Neben den biographisch-motivationalen Aspekten der Inszenierung, die auch Garys Persönlichkeitsideal des 'brennenden Ich' betreffen, steht das poetologische Verhältnis der beiden Textserien zur Debatte. Da der ungewöhnliche Fall auch Erkenntnismöglichkeiten im Bereich der allgemeinen Literaturtheorie bietet, beschäftigt sich Poier-Bernhard auch mit Themen wie der Konstitution literarischer Ironie, der Bedeutung des Autornamens, Pseudonymität und Heteronymität; zahlreiche andere, zum Vergleich herangezogene Texte der deutschen und der portugiesischen Literatur verleihen der Arbeit dabei eine komparatistische Weite. Einen theoretischen Schwerpunkt der Studie bildet Poier-Bernhards Beitrag zur Autobiographie-Diskussion, in dem der Versuch einer grundlegenden Begriffsklärung zum Zwecke einer präzisen Textsortenbestimmung unternommen wird.


Rien de ce qui est humain n'est honteux

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« Questionnaire de Proust : quel est le comble du malheur ? - La solitude, répondait Yves Saint Laurent. La solitude, c’est la souffrance partagée des ...

  • L'auteur : Marianne Vic
  • Editeur: Fayard
  • ISBN: 2213707278
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 260
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: « Questionnaire de Proust : quel est le comble du malheur ? - La solitude, répondait Yves Saint Laurent. La solitude, c’est la souffrance partagée des enfants tristes, nés par accident. Nous passions notre temps à tenter d’intéresser nos mères, en vain. Seul mon oncle y est parvenu en devenant célèbre ; il habilla les femmes pour habiller sa mère. » Chaque famille a ses drames et ses secrets. Dans celle d’Yves Saint Laurent, ce sont les femmes qui subissent et qui savent sans dire. Des mensonges devenus légendes, pour tenter de déguiser la honte sans jamais l’effacer. C’est par la littérature que la narratrice conjurera le destin. Il faut revenir là où tout a commencé et traverser l’enfance, pour mettre à nu ces femmes que son oncle voulait tant rhabiller. Depuis le sud misérable de l’Espagne du xixe siècle jusqu’au Paris des arts et de la couture, en passant par l’Algérie française, la narratrice raconte comment l’on s’extrait des mécaniques du drame. Un roman poignant des origines.


La fabuleuse histoire des inventions

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Des premiers outils aux robots humanoïdes, cet ouvrage nous fait découvrir l'histoire insolite des grandes inventions et de leurs concepteurs. Du berceau ...

  • L'auteur : Denis Guthleben
  • Editeur: Dunod
  • ISBN: 2100800531
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Des premiers outils aux robots humanoïdes, cet ouvrage nous fait découvrir l'histoire insolite des grandes inventions et de leurs concepteurs. Du berceau de l'humanité, en Afrique, à l'explosion des technologies numériques, en Californie, faites un tour du monde des lieux qui ont marqué l'aventure humaine. Plongez dans ce livre, lisez-le d'une seule traite ou dégustez-le au gré de vos envies, et laissez-vous guider par Denis Guthleben à la découverte de ces extraordinaires inventions qui ont changé le monde. « Donnez-moi un point d'appui et un levier, et je soulèverai la Terre. »Archimède


The Kites

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Romain Gary’s bittersweet final masterpiece is “epic and empathetic” (BBC) and “one of his best” (The New York Times) The Kites begins with a you ...

  • L'auteur : Romain Gary
  • Editeur: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 0811226557
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Romain Gary’s bittersweet final masterpiece is “epic and empathetic” (BBC) and “one of his best” (The New York Times) The Kites begins with a young boy, Ludo, coming of age on a small farm in Normandy under the care of his eccentric kite-making Uncle Ambrose. Ludo’s life changes the day he meets Lila, a girl from the aristocratic Polish family that owns the estate next door. In a single glance, Ludo falls in love forever; Lila, on the other hand, disappears back into the woods. And so begins Ludo’s adventure of longing, passion, and love for the elusive Lila, who begins to reciprocate his feelings just as Europe descends into World War II. After Germany invades Poland, Lila and her family go missing, and Ludo’s devotion to saving her from the Nazis becomes a journey to save his love, his loved ones, his country, and ultimately himself. Filled with unforgettable characters who fling all they have into the fight to keep their hopes—and themselves—alive, The Kites is Romain Gary’s poetic call for resistance in whatever form it takes. A war hero himself, Gary embraced and fought for humanity in all its nuanced complexities, in the belief that a hero might be anyone who has the courage to love and hope.


Éducation européenne de Romain Gary (Fiche de lecture)

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Cette fiche de lecture sur Éducation européenne de Romain Gary propose une analyse complète : • une biographie de Romain Gary • un résumé d'Éduca ...

  • L'auteur : Hubert Viteux,fichesdelecture.com,
  • Editeur: Primento
  • ISBN: 2511025590
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Nombre de pages: 24
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Cette fiche de lecture sur Éducation européenne de Romain Gary propose une analyse complète : • une biographie de Romain Gary • un résumé d'Éducation européenne • une analyse du contexte et des personnages principaux Appréciée des lycéens, cette fiche de lecture sur Éducation européenne a été rédigée par un professeur de français. À propos de FichesDeLecture.com : FichesdeLecture.com propose plus 2500 analyses complètes de livres sur toute la littérature classique et contemporaine : des résumés, des analyses de livres, des questionnaires et des commentaires composés, etc. Nos analyses sont plébiscitées par les lycéens et les enseignants. Toutes nos analyses sont téléchargeables directement en ligne. FichesdeLecture est partenaire du Ministère de l'Education. Plus d'informations sur www.fichesdelecture.com


Our Evolutionary Curve: The Human Condition and the Bell Curve of Our Species

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What happens now that human population has outpaced biological natural selection? Two leading scientists reveal how we became who we are—and what we migh ...

  • L'auteur : Ian Tattersall,Robert DeSalle
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1643131109
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: What happens now that human population has outpaced biological natural selection? Two leading scientists reveal how we became who we are—and what we might become. When you think of evolution, the picture that most likely comes to mind is a straight-forward progression, the iconic illustration of a primate morphing into a proud, upright human being. But in reality, random events have played huge roles in determining the evolutionary histories of everything from lions to lobsters to humans. However, random genetic novelties are most likely to become fixed in small populations. It is mathematically unlikely that this will happen in large ones. With our enormous, close-packed, and seemingly inexorably expanding population, humanity has fallen under the influence of the famous (or infamous) “bell curve.” Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle’s revelatory new book explores what the future of our species could hold, while simultaneously revealing what we didn’t become—and what we won’t become. A cognitively unique species, and our actions fall on a bell curve as well. Individual people may be saintly or evil; generous or grasping; narrow-minded or visionary. But any attempt to characterize our species must embrace all of its members and so all of these antitheses. It is possible not just for the species, but for a single individual to be all of these things—even in the same day. We all fall somewhere within the giant hyperspace of the human condition that these curves describe. Our Evolutionary Curve shows readers that though humanity now exists on this bell curve, we are far from a stagnant species. Tattersall and DeSalle reveal how biological evolution in modern humans has given way to a cultural dynamic that is unlike anything else the Earth has ever witnessed, and that will keep life interesting—perhaps sometimes too interesting—for as long as we exist on this planet.


Pumpkinflowers

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Shortlisted for the 2016 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Non-Fiction Prize Shortlisted for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction Longlisted for t ...

  • L'auteur : Matti Friedman
  • Editeur: Signal
  • ISBN: 0771036914
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Shortlisted for the 2016 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Non-Fiction Prize Shortlisted for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction Longlisted for the 2017 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2017 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Globe and Mail Pick for Best Canadian Non-Fiction of 2016 From an award-winning Canadian-Israeli writer comes the true story of a band of young soldiers, the author among them, charged with holding one remote outpost in Lebanon, a task that changed them forever and foreshadowed today's unwinnable conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. It was small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that continue to emanate worldwide today. The hill was called the Pumpkin; flowers was the military code word for "casualties." Friedman's visceral narrative recreates harrowing wartime experiences in a work that is part frontlines memoir, part journalistic reporting, part military history. The years in question were pivotal ones, and not just for Israel. They saw the perfection of a type of warfare that would eventually be exported to Afghanistan and Iraq. The new twenty-first century war is one in which there is never any clear victor, and not enough lives are lost to rally the public against it. Eventually Israel would come to realize that theirs was a losing proposition and pull out. But, of course, by then these soldiers--those who had survived--and the country had been wounded in ways large and small. Raw, powerful, beautifully rendered, the book will take its place among classic war stories such as those by George Orwell, Philip Caputo, and Vasily Grossman. Pumpkinflowers is an unflinching look, like the works of Jon Krakauer and Sebastian Junger, at the way we conduct war today.


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