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Suite Francaise

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Suite Française is both a brilliant novel of wartime and an extraordinary historical document. An unmatched evocation of the exodus from Paris after the G ...

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  • Editeur: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307371204
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Suite Française is both a brilliant novel of wartime and an extraordinary historical document. An unmatched evocation of the exodus from Paris after the German invasion of 1940, and of life under the Nazi occupation, it was written by the esteemed French novelist Irène Némirovsky as events unfolded around her. This haunting masterpiece has been hailed by European critics as a War and Peace for the Second World War. Though she conceived the book as a five-part work (based on the form of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony), Irène Némirovsky was able to write only the first two parts, Storm in June and Dolce, before she was arrested in July 1942. She died in Auschwitz the following month. The manuscript was saved by her young daughter Denise; it was only decades later that Denise learned that what she had imagined was her mother’s journal was in fact an invaluable work of art. Storm in June takes place in the tumult of the evacuation from Paris in 1940, just before the arrival of the invading German army. It moves vividly between different levels of society–from the wealthy Péricand family, whose servants pack up their possessions for them, to a group of orphans from the 16th arrondissement escaping in a military truck. Némirovsky’s immense canvas includes deserting soldiers and terrified secretaries, cynical bank directors and hapless priests, egotistical writers and hardscrabble prostitutes–all thrown together in a chaotic attempt to escape the capital. Moving between them chapter by chapter, this thrilling novel describes a journey hampered and in some cases abandoned because of confusion, shelling, rumour, lack of supplies, bad luck and ordinary human weakness. Cars break down or are stolen; relatives are forgotten; friends are divided; but there are also moments of love and charity. Throughout, whether depicting saintly forbearance or the basest selfishness, Storm in June neither sweetens nor demonizes its characters; unsentimentally, with stunning perceptiveness, Némirovsky shows the complexities that mean no-one is simply a hero or villain. The second volume, Dolce, is set in the German-occupied village of Bussy. Again, Némirovsky switches seamlessly between social strata, from tenant farmers to the local aristocracy. The focus, however, is on the delicate, secret love affair between a German soldier and the French woman in whose house he has been billeted; the passion, doubts and deceits of their burgeoning relationship echo the complex mixture of hostility and acceptance felt by the occupied community as a whole. Némirovsky is amazingly sensitive in her depiction of changing, often contradictory emotions, but her attention to the personal is matched by her sharp-eyed discussion of small-town life and the politics of occupation. In this myth-dissolving book, the French villagers see the Germans as oppressive warriors, but also as handsome young men, and occupation does nothing to remedy the condescension and envy that bedevil relations between rich and poor. Quite apart from the astonishing story of its survival, Suite Française is a novel of genius and lasting artistic value. Subtle, often fiercely ironic, and deeply compassionate, it is both a piercing record of its time and a humane, profoundly moving novel.


The Life of Irene Nemirovsky

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A major biography of Irène Némirovksy, author of the acclaimed and internationally bestselling Suite Française — with new material never published in ...

  • L'auteur : Olivier Philipponnat,Patrick Lienhardt
  • Editeur: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0307375218
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 464
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A major biography of Irène Némirovksy, author of the acclaimed and internationally bestselling Suite Française — with new material never published in English. Irène Némirovksy's own life was as dramatic as any fiction. And few writers enjoy a posthumous resurgence as astonishing as hers after the international triumph of Suite Française. The authors of this fascinating biography have had access to previously unpublished documents and to surviving family members in Russia, researching there her childhood in the Ukraine, and tracing her odyssey first to St Petersburg, where her father was a successful financier, and then, as the family was forced to flee the Russian Revolution, to Finland, Sweden and finally France in 1919. Meticulously researched and passionately felt, this is a remarkable, panoramic biography of an exceptional writer, a moving portrait of a woman and of her extraordinary times, and a sweeping saga of a turbulent period of European history, holding up a mirror to the world of publishing, intellectual thought, society and the darker shadow of prejudice between the wars.


Suite Francaise

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Suite Française is both a brilliant novel of wartime and an extraordinary historical document. An unmatched evocation of the exodus from Paris after the G ...

  • L'auteur : Irene Nemirovsky
  • Editeur: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307371204
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Suite Française is both a brilliant novel of wartime and an extraordinary historical document. An unmatched evocation of the exodus from Paris after the German invasion of 1940, and of life under the Nazi occupation, it was written by the esteemed French novelist Irène Némirovsky as events unfolded around her. This haunting masterpiece has been hailed by European critics as a War and Peace for the Second World War. Though she conceived the book as a five-part work (based on the form of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony), Irène Némirovsky was able to write only the first two parts, Storm in June and Dolce, before she was arrested in July 1942. She died in Auschwitz the following month. The manuscript was saved by her young daughter Denise; it was only decades later that Denise learned that what she had imagined was her mother’s journal was in fact an invaluable work of art. Storm in June takes place in the tumult of the evacuation from Paris in 1940, just before the arrival of the invading German army. It moves vividly between different levels of society–from the wealthy Péricand family, whose servants pack up their possessions for them, to a group of orphans from the 16th arrondissement escaping in a military truck. Némirovsky’s immense canvas includes deserting soldiers and terrified secretaries, cynical bank directors and hapless priests, egotistical writers and hardscrabble prostitutes–all thrown together in a chaotic attempt to escape the capital. Moving between them chapter by chapter, this thrilling novel describes a journey hampered and in some cases abandoned because of confusion, shelling, rumour, lack of supplies, bad luck and ordinary human weakness. Cars break down or are stolen; relatives are forgotten; friends are divided; but there are also moments of love and charity. Throughout, whether depicting saintly forbearance or the basest selfishness, Storm in June neither sweetens nor demonizes its characters; unsentimentally, with stunning perceptiveness, Némirovsky shows the complexities that mean no-one is simply a hero or villain. The second volume, Dolce, is set in the German-occupied village of Bussy. Again, Némirovsky switches seamlessly between social strata, from tenant farmers to the local aristocracy. The focus, however, is on the delicate, secret love affair between a German soldier and the French woman in whose house he has been billeted; the passion, doubts and deceits of their burgeoning relationship echo the complex mixture of hostility and acceptance felt by the occupied community as a whole. Némirovsky is amazingly sensitive in her depiction of changing, often contradictory emotions, but her attention to the personal is matched by her sharp-eyed discussion of small-town life and the politics of occupation. In this myth-dissolving book, the French villagers see the Germans as oppressive warriors, but also as handsome young men, and occupation does nothing to remedy the condescension and envy that bedevil relations between rich and poor. Quite apart from the astonishing story of its survival, Suite Française is a novel of genius and lasting artistic value. Subtle, often fiercely ironic, and deeply compassionate, it is both a piercing record of its time and a humane, profoundly moving novel.


Suite Française: Storm in June

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Suite Française, an extraordinary novel about village life in France just as it was plunged into chaos with the German invasion of 1940, was a publishing ...

  • L'auteur : Emmanuel Moynot
  • Editeur: arsenal pulp press
  • ISBN: 1551525976
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Nombre de pages: 216
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Suite Française, an extraordinary novel about village life in France just as it was plunged into chaos with the German invasion of 1940, was a publishing sensation ten years ago; Irène Némirovsky completed the two-volume book, part of a planned larger series, in the early 1940s before she was arrested in France and eventually sent to Auschwitz, where she died. The notebook containing the novels was preserved by her daughters but not examined until 1998; it was finally published in France in 2004 and became a huge international bestseller, including in the US, where it has sold over one million copies. This dramatic and stirring graphic novel, translated from the French and faithful to the spirit of Némirovsky's story, focuses on Book 1, entitled "Storm in June," in which a disparate group of Paris citizens flees the city ahead of the advancing German troops. However, their orderly plans to escape are eclipsed by the chaos spreading across the country, and their sense of civility and well-being is replaced by a raw desire to survive. A feature film version of Suite Française, starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Margot Robbie, was recently released. Emmanuel Moynot is a graphic artist and the author of more than forty graphic novels published in France.


The Fires of Autumn

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The prequel to the bestselling Suite Française Paris 1918, Bernard Jacquelain returns from the trenches a changed man. The city is a whirl of decadence an ...

  • L'auteur : Irène Némirovsky
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409019527
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The prequel to the bestselling Suite Française Paris 1918, Bernard Jacquelain returns from the trenches a changed man. The city is a whirl of decadence and corruption and he embarks on a life of parties and shady business dealings, as well as an illicit affair. But as another war threatens, everything around him starts to crumble, and the future for him and for France suddenly looks dangerously uncertain.


The Empire of the Senses

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***2015 National Jewish Book Award Finalist*** A sweeping, gorgeously written debut: a novel of duty to family and country, the dictates of passion, and bl ...

  • L'auteur : Alexis Landau
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1101870087
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 496
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: ***2015 National Jewish Book Award Finalist*** A sweeping, gorgeously written debut: a novel of duty to family and country, the dictates of passion, and blood ties unraveling in the charged political climate of Berlin between the world wars. Lev Perlmutter, an assimilated, cultured German Jew, enlists to fight in World War I, leaving behind his gentile wife, Josephine, and their children, Franz and Vicki. Moving between Lev’s and Josephine’s points of view, the first part of the novel focuses on Lev’s experiences on the Eastern Front—both in war and in love—which render his life at home a pale aftermath by comparison. The second part of the novel takes us to Berlin, 1927–28. Now young adults, the Perlmutter children grapple with their own questions: Franz, drawn into the Nazi brown shirt movement, struggles with his unexpressed homosexuality; Vicki, seduced by the Jazz Age and everything new, bobs her hair and falls in love with a young man who wants to take her to Palestine. Unlike many historical novels of its kind, The Empire of the Senses is not about the Holocaust but about the juxtaposition of events that led to it, and about why it was unimaginable to ordinary people like Lev and his wife. Plotted with meticulous precision and populated with characters who feel and dream to the fullest, it holds us rapt as the tides of cultural loss and ethnic hatred come to coexist with those of love, passion, and the power of the human spirit.


Fire in the Blood

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A new treasure unearthed by Némirovsky’s biographers: another never-before-published novel from the author of the #1 bestselling Suite Française. This ...

  • L'auteur : Irene Nemirovsky
  • Editeur: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307370720
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A new treasure unearthed by Némirovsky’s biographers: another never-before-published novel from the author of the #1 bestselling Suite Française. This perfect gem of a novel was discovered only recently in separate archive files. A few pages were in the famous suitcase that Irène Némirovsky’s daughters saved, but the balance had been deposited with a very close friend during the war. A morality tale with doubtful morals, a story of murder, love and betrayal in rural France, Fire in the Blood, planned in 1937 and written in 1941, is set in a small village (based on Issy l’Evèque, where Suite Française was written), and brilliantly prefigures the village community in her later masterpiece. Fire in the Blood is a beautiful chamber piece which starts quietly, lyrically, but then races away with revelations and narrative twists in a story about young women forced into marriages with old men, about mothers and daughters, stepmothers and stepdaughters, youthful passions and the regrets of old age, about peasant communities and the ways they hide their secrets. Némirovsky looks at her characters, both young and old, with the same clear-eyed distance and humanity as she displayed in Suite Française, unpeeling layer after layer. As atmospheric and haunting as Sándor Márai’s Embers, and with the crystalline perfection of Chekhov, Fire in the Blood is another gripping literary find.


All Our Worldly Goods

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From the author of the bestselling Suite Française. Pierre and Agnès marry for love against the wishes of his parents and the family patriarch, the tyran ...

  • L'auteur : Irène Némirovsky
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 140706536X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From the author of the bestselling Suite Française. Pierre and Agnès marry for love against the wishes of his parents and the family patriarch, the tyrannical industrialist Julien Hardelot, provoking a family feud which cascades down the generations. Even when war is imminent and Pierre is called up, the old man is unforgiving. Taut, evocative and beautifully paced, All Our Worldly Goods points up with heartbreaking detail and clarity how close were those two wars, how history repeated itself, tragically, shockingly... 'A remarkable novel...beautifully translated... Her voice, compassionate yet always shrewd, with its sharp portrait of France at war and during the optimistic and confused Twenties and early Thirties, is always distinctive' Literary Review


The Mirador

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A New York Review Books Original Élisabeth Gille was only five when the Gestapo arrested her mother, and she grew up remembering next to nothing of her. H ...

  • L'auteur : Elisabeth Gille
  • Editeur: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1590174658
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A New York Review Books Original Élisabeth Gille was only five when the Gestapo arrested her mother, and she grew up remembering next to nothing of her. Her mother was a figure, a name, Irène Némirovsky, a once popular novelist, a Russian émigré from an immensely rich family, a Jew who didn’t consider herself one and who even contributed to collaborationist periodicals, and a woman who died in Auschwitz because she was a Jew. To her daughter she was a tragic enigma and a stranger. It was to come to terms with that stranger that Gille wrote, in The Mirador, her mother’s memoirs. The first part of the book, dated 1929, the year David Golder made Némirovsky famous, takes us back to her difficult childhood in Kiev and St. Petersburg. Her father is doting, her mother a beautiful monster, while Irene herself is bookish and self-absorbed. There are pogroms and riots, parties and excursions, then revolution, from which the family flees to France, a country of “moderation, freedom, and generosity,” where at last she is happy. Some thirteen years later Irène picks up her pen again. Everything has changed. Abandoned by friends and colleagues, she lives in the countryside and waits for the knock on the door. Written a decade before the publication of Suite Française made Irène Némirovsky famous once more (something Gille did not live to see), The Mirador is a haunted and a haunting book, an unflinching reckoning with the tragic past, and a triumph not only of the imagination but of love.


Before Auschwitz

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This book analyses Irene Némirovsky’s literary production in its relationship to the literary and cultural context of the inter-war period in France. It ...

  • L'auteur : Angela Kershaw
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135254818
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Nombre de pages: 242
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book analyses Irene Némirovsky’s literary production in its relationship to the literary and cultural context of the inter-war period in France. It examines topics of central importance to our understanding of the literary field in France in the period, such as: the close relationship between politics and literature; the historical, political, cultural and personal legacies of the First World War; the so-called ‘crisis of the novel’ and the attempt to create and develop new narrative forms; the phenomenon of Russian emigration to Paris in the wake of the Russian Revolution and Civil War; the possibilities for the creation of a French-Jewish identity and mode of writing; and the threat of fascism and the approach of the Second World War.


The Wind Band and Its Repertoire: Two Decades of Research As Published in the CBDNA Journal

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For slightly over two decades, the College Band Directors National Association published the CBDNA Journal, a research outlet for all types of subjects of ...

  • L'auteur : Michael Votta, Jr.
  • Editeur: Alfred Music
  • ISBN: 9781457449963
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 260
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: For slightly over two decades, the College Band Directors National Association published the CBDNA Journal, a research outlet for all types of subjects of interest to the membership. Following cessation of activities in 2002, Michael Votta, Jr., the Journal's most recent editor, assembled representative articles on composers and their works, historical research and composition analysis investigations, and produced this fine collection of writings. As a source of well-constructed research by some of the country's leading musicians, it fills a much needed place in everyone's library.


Suite Francaise Di Irene Nemirowsky - Riassunto

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Giugno 1940. Nella Francia in cui dilagano le truppe naziste, prossima al collasso, si dipanano le peripezie di un gruppo di parigini che fuggono davanti a ...

  • L'auteur : Farfadette
  • Editeur: Simonelli Editore
  • ISBN: 8876475168
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 36
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Giugno 1940. Nella Francia in cui dilagano le truppe naziste, prossima al collasso, si dipanano le peripezie di un gruppo di parigini che fuggono davanti agli invasori.Questa collana e rivolta a chi -non ha il tempo di leggere- ma che si trovera ad un certo punto della propria vita di studio o professionale di fronte al problema di dover mostrare di conoscere testi che fanno parte della storia della letteratura non soltanto italiana. I Riassunti di Farfadette - uno pseudonimo dietro il quale si nasconde un personaggio che e un autentico divulgatore - sono infatti il "pronto intervento" che consente di colmare in poche pagine "vuoti culturali" inaccettabili.


Suite française von Irène Némirovsky (Lektürehilfe)

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Suite française von Irène Némirovsky – Endlich verständlich mit der Lektürehilfe von derQuerleser.de! Diese klare und zuverlässige Analyse von Irè ...

  • L'auteur : Flore Beaugendre,Pierre-Maximilien Jenoudet
  • Editeur: derQuerleser.de
  • ISBN: 2808012063
  • Genre: Education
  • Nombre de pages: 66
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Suite française von Irène Némirovsky – Endlich verständlich mit der Lektürehilfe von derQuerleser.de! Diese klare und zuverlässige Analyse von Irène Némirovskys Suite française aus dem Jahre 2004 hilft Dir dabei, den Klassiker schnell in seinen wichtigsten Punkten zu erfassen. Der erste Band des geplanten Fünfteilers, „Sturm im Juni“, handelt von der Flucht zahlreicher Pariser bei der angekündigten Ankunft der Deutschen Streitkräfte im Juni 1940. Der zweite, „Dolce“, zeigt das friedliche Leben in dem kleinen ländlichen Dorf Bussy während der ersten Monate der deutschen Besetzung Frankreichs im Zweiten Weltkrieg. In dieser Lektürehilfe sind enthalten: • Eine vollständige Inhaltsangabe • Eine übersichtliche Analyse der Hauptfiguren mit interessanten Details • Eine leicht verständliche Interpretation der wesentlichen Themen • Fragen zur Vertiefung Warum derQuerleser.de? Egal ob Du Literaturliebhaber mit wenig Zeit zum Lesen, Lesemuffel oder Schüler in der Prüfungsvorbereitung bist, die Analysereihe derQuerleser.de bietet Dir sofort zugängliches Wissen über literarische Werke – ganz klassisch als Buch oder natürlich auf Deinem Computer, Tablet oder Smartphone! Viele unserer Lektürehilfen enthalten zudem Verweise auf Sekundärliteratur und Adaptionen, die die Übersicht sinnvoll ergänzen. Literatur auf den Punkt gebracht mit derQuerleser.de!


The History of French Literature on Film

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French novels, plays, poems and short stories, however temporally or culturally distant from us, continue to be incarnated and reincarnated on cinema scree ...

  • L'auteur : Kate Griffiths,Andrew Watts
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1501311816
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 328
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: French novels, plays, poems and short stories, however temporally or culturally distant from us, continue to be incarnated and reincarnated on cinema screens across the world. From the silent films of Georges Méliès to the Hollywood production of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary directed by Sophie Barthes, The History of French Literature on Film explores the key films, directors, and movements that have shaped the adaptation of works by French authors since the end of the 19th century. Across six chapters, Griffiths and Watts examine the factors that have driven this vibrant adaptive industry, as filmmakers have turned to literature in search of commercial profits, cultural legitimacy, and stories rich in dramatic potential. The volume also explains how the work of theorists from a variety of disciplines (literary theory, translation theory, adaptation theory), can help to deepen both our understanding and our appreciation of literary adaptation as a creative practice. Finally, this volume seeks to make clear that adaptation is never a simple transcription of an earlier literary work. It is always simultaneously an adaptation of the society and era for which it is created. Adaptations of French literature are thus not only valuable artistic artefacts in their own right, so too are they important historical documents which testify to the values and tastes of their own time.


Paths to Contemporary French Literature

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The first volume of Paths to Contemporary French Literature offered a critical panorama of over fifty French writers and poets. With this second volume, Jo ...

  • L'auteur : John Taylor
  • Editeur: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412809517
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 381
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The first volume of Paths to Contemporary French Literature offered a critical panorama of over fifty French writers and poets. With this second volume, John Taylor—an American writer and critic who has lived in France for the past thirty years—continues this ambitious and critically acclaimed project. Praised for his independence, curiosity, intimate knowledge of European literature, and his sharp reader’s eye, John Taylor is a writer-critic who is naturally skeptical of literary fashions, overnight reputations, and readymade academic categories. Charting the paths that have lead to the most serious and stimulating contemporary French writing, he casts light on several neglected postwar French authors, all the while highlighting genuine mentors and invigorating newcomers. Some names (Patrick Chamoiseau, Pascal Quignard, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Jean Rouaud, Francis Ponge, Aimé Césaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, J. M. G. Le Clézio) may be familiar to the discriminating and inquisitive American reader, but their work is incisively re-evaluated here. The book also includes a moving remembrance of Nathalie Sarraute, and an evocation of the author’s meetings with Julien Gracq Other writers in this second volume are equally deserving authors whose work is highly respected by their peers in France yet little known in English-speaking countries. Taylor’s pioneering elucidations in this respect are particularly valuable. This second volume also examines a number of non-French, originally non-French-speaking writers (such as Ghérasim Luca, Petr Král, Armen Lubin, Vénus Ghoura-Khata, Piotr Rawicz, as well as Samuel Beckett) who chose French as their literary idiom. Taylor is in a perfect position to understand their motivations, struggles, and goals. In a day and age when so little is known in English-speaking countries about foreign literature, and when so little is translated, the two volumes of Paths to Contemporary French Literature are absorbing guides for literary scholars, writers, poets, students of French culture, and readers of contemporary fiction and poetry.


The Dogs and the Wolves

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From the author of the bestselling Suite Française. Ada grows up motherless in the Jewish pogroms of a Ukrainian city in the early years of the twentieth ...

  • L'auteur : Irène Némirovsky
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407065394
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From the author of the bestselling Suite Française. Ada grows up motherless in the Jewish pogroms of a Ukrainian city in the early years of the twentieth century. In the same city, Harry Sinner, the cosseted son of a city financier, belongs to a very different world. Eventually, in search of a brighter future, Ada moves to Paris and makes a living painting scenes from the world she has left behind. Harry Sinner also comes to Paris to mingle in exclusive circles, until one day he buys two paintings which remind him of his past and the course of Ada's life changes once more...


Street Smart

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The poor health of today's roads--a subject close to the hearts of motorists, taxpayers, and government treasurers around the world--has resulted from faul ...

  • L'auteur : Gabriel Roth
  • Editeur: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412815789
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 581
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The poor health of today's roads--a subject close to the hearts of motorists, taxpayers, and government treasurers around the world--has resulted from faulty incentives that misdirect government decision-makers, according to the contributors to Street Smart. During the 1990s, bad government decision-making resulted in the U.S. Interstate Highway System growing by only one seventh the rate of traffic growth. The poor maintenance of existing roads is another concern. In cities around the world, highly political and wasteful government decision-making has led to excessive traffic congestion that has created long commutes, reduced safety, and caused loss of leisure time. Street Smart examines the privatization of roads in theory and in practice. The authors see at least four possible roles for private companies, beyond the well-known one of working under contract to design, build, or maintain governmentally provided roads. These include testing and licensing vehicles and drivers; management of government-owned facilities; franchising; and outright private ownership. Two chapters describe the history of private roads in the United Kingdom and the United States. Contemporary examples are provided of road pricing, privatizing, and contracting out are evident in environs as diverse as Singapore, Southern California, and Scandinavia, and cities as different as Bergen, Norway, and London, England. Finally, several chapters examine strategies for implementing privatization. The principles governing providing scarce resources in free societies are well known. We apply them to such necessities as energy, food, and water so why not to "road space"? The main obstacle to private, or semi-private, ownership of roads is likely to remain the reluctance of the political class to give up a lucrative source of power and influence. Those who want decisions about road services to be controlled by the interplay of consumers and suppliers in free markets, rather than by politicians, will have to explain the need for change. Street Smart makes a powerful case for the need for change and sheds light on the complex issues involved. Gabriel Roth is a transport and privatization consultant and a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California.


Orchestral Music

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Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize ...

  • L'auteur : David Daniels
  • Editeur: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 146166425X
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 640
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals has been greatly expanded and revised. The fourth edition features nearly 6400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 42% increase over the third edition), clearer entries, and a more useful system of appendixes. Included for the first time are entries from the American Symphony Orchestra League's OLIS repertoire database.


The Némirovsky Question

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A fascinating look into the life and work of controversial French novelist Irène Némirovsky Irène Némirovsky succeeded in creating a brilliant career a ...

  • L'auteur : Susan Rubin Suleiman
  • Editeur: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300224540
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 352
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Détails: A fascinating look into the life and work of controversial French novelist Irène Némirovsky Irène Némirovsky succeeded in creating a brilliant career as a novelist in the 1930s, only to have her life cut short: a “foreign Jew” in France, she was deported in 1942 and died in Auschwitz. But her two young daughters survived, and as adults they brought their mother back to life. In 2004, Suite française, Némirovsky’s posthumous novel, became an international best seller; some critics, however, condemned her as a “self-hating Jew” whose earlier works were rife with anti-Semitic stereotypes. Informed by personal interviews with Némirovsky’s descendants and others, as well as by extensive archival research, this wide-ranging intellectual biography situates Némirovsky in the literary and political climate of interwar France and recounts, for the first time, the postwar lives of her daughters. Némirovsky's Jewish works, Suleiman argues, should be read as explorations of the conflicted identities that shaped the lives of secular Jews in twentieth-century Europe and beyond.


The Wine of Solitude

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From the author of the bestselling Suite Française. Hélène is a troubled young girl. Neglected by her self-absorbed mother and her adored but distant fa ...

  • L'auteur : Irène Némirovsky
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409019950
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 256
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Détails: From the author of the bestselling Suite Française. Hélène is a troubled young girl. Neglected by her self-absorbed mother and her adored but distant father, she longs for love and for freedom. As first the Great War and then the Russian Revolution rage in the background, she grows from a lonely, melancholy child to an angry young woman intent on destruction. The Wine of Solitude is a powerful tale of an unhappy family in difficult times and a woman prepared to wreak a shattering revenge.


The Passenger

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Hailed as a remarkable literary discovery, a lost novel of heart-stopping intensity and harrowing absurdity about flight and persecution in 1930s Germany B ...

  • L'auteur : Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
  • Editeur: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 1250317150
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
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Détails: Hailed as a remarkable literary discovery, a lost novel of heart-stopping intensity and harrowing absurdity about flight and persecution in 1930s Germany Berlin, November 1938. Jewish shops have been ransacked and looted, synagogues destroyed. As storm troopers pound on his door, Otto Silbermann, a respected businessman who fought for Germany in the Great War, is forced to sneak out the back of his own home. Turned away from establishments he had long patronized, and fearful of being exposed as a Jew despite his Aryan looks, he boards a train. And then another. And another . . . until his flight becomes a frantic odyssey across Germany, as he searches first for information, then for help, and finally for escape. His travels bring him face-to-face with waiters and conductors, officials and fellow outcasts, seductive women and vicious thieves, a few of whom disapprove of the regime while the rest embrace it wholeheartedly. Clinging to his existence as it was just days before, Silbermann refuses to believe what is happening even as he is beset by opportunists, betrayed by associates, and bereft of family, friends, and fortune. As his world collapses around him, he is forced to concede that his nightmare is all too real. Twenty-three-year-old Ulrich Boschwitz wrote The Passenger at breakneck speed in 1938, fresh in the wake of the Kristallnacht pogroms, and his prose flies at the same pace. Taut, immediate, infused with acerbic Kafkaesque humor, The Passenger is an indelible portrait of a man and a society careening out of control.


Everyday Phenomenology

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No-one who reads this book will ever see the world the same again. Derek Mitchell’s aim is to pursue phenomenology, and therefore appearances obliquely, ...

  • L'auteur : Derek Mitchell
  • Editeur: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443843490
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 215
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: No-one who reads this book will ever see the world the same again. Derek Mitchell’s aim is to pursue phenomenology, and therefore appearances obliquely, in a number of areas. Predominantly, these are the appearances of houses, landscapes, places, people and history; but these specific studies coalesce into a more general theory about appearances, place and time and thereby provide a phenomenology of the everyday. In this pursuit, the author brings together works of philosophy, literature, history and art in order to circumvent the apparent paradox of the ubiquity and inaccessibility of the everyday. This makes the work wide ranging and extensive, but by the end, a delicate coherence and unity emerges from allowing the coming together of these different avenues of approach to appearances. Philosophically speaking, the author’s guides through all of this are Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer and Gaston Bachelard, with assistance notably from Descartes, Hume, Kant, Hegel and Sartre, although Mitchell endeavours to add some insights of his own as the book progresses. Other significant contributions come from the works of W. G. Sebald, Dennis Severs, Rainer Maria Rilke, Irene Nemirovsky; the writing of David Hockney; and some Dutch artists.


Translating Holocaust Lives

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For readers in the English-speaking world, almost all Holocaust writing is translated writing. Translation is indispensable for our understanding of the Ho ...

  • L'auteur : Jean Boase-Beier,Peter Davies,Andrea Hammel,Marion Winters
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474250300
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 264
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: For readers in the English-speaking world, almost all Holocaust writing is translated writing. Translation is indispensable for our understanding of the Holocaust because there is a need to tell others what happened in a way that makes events and experiences accessible – if not, perhaps, comprehensible – to other communities. Yet what this means is only beginning to be explored by Translation Studies scholars. This book aims to bring together the insights of Translation Studies and Holocaust Studies in order to show what a critical understanding of translation in practice and context can contribute to our knowledge of the legacy of the Holocaust. The role translation plays is not just as a facilitator of a semi-transparent transfer of information. Holocaust writing involves questions about language, truth and ethics, and a theoretically informed understanding of translation adds to these questions by drawing attention to processes of mediation and reception in cultural and historical context. It is important to examine how writing by Holocaust victims, which is closely tied to a specific language and reflects on the relationship between language, experience and thought, can (or cannot) be translated. This volume brings the disciplines of Holocaust and Translation Studies into an encounter with each other in order to explore the effects of translation on Holocaust writing. The individual pieces by Holocaust scholars explore general, theoretical questions and individual case studies, and are accompanied by commentaries by translation scholars.


The Exiles Return

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WITH A FOREWORD BY EDMUND DE WAAL, AUTHOR OF THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES SET IN THE ASHES OF POST–SECOND WORLD WAR VIENNA, A POWERFUL, SUBTLE NOVEL OF EXILE ...

  • L'auteur : Elisabeth de Waal
  • Editeur: Picador
  • ISBN: 1250045797
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: WITH A FOREWORD BY EDMUND DE WAAL, AUTHOR OF THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES SET IN THE ASHES OF POST–SECOND WORLD WAR VIENNA, A POWERFUL, SUBTLE NOVEL OF EXILES RETURNING HOME FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER FLEEING HITLER'S DEADLY REIGN Vienna is demolished by war, the city an alien landscape of ruined castles, a fractured ruling class, and people picking up the pieces. Elisabeth de Waal's mesmerizing The Exiles Return is a stunningly vivid postwar story of Austria's fallen aristocrats, unrepentant Nazis, and a culture degraded by violence. The novel follows a number of exiles, each returning under very different circumstances, who must come to terms with a city in painful recovery. There is Kuno Adler, a Jewish research scientist, who is tired of his unfulfilling existence in America; Theophil Kanakis, a wealthy Greek businessman, seeking to plunder some of the spoils of war; Marie-Theres, a brooding teenager, sent by her parents in hopes that the change of scene will shake her out of her funk; and Prince "Bimbo" Grein, a handsome young man with a title divested of all its social currency. With immaculate precision and sensitivity, de Waal, an exile herself, captures a city rebuilding and relearning its identity, and the people who have to do the same. Mesmerizing and tragic, de Waal has written a masterpiece of European literature, an artifact revealing a moment in our history, clear as a snapshot, but timeless as well.


The Tuscan Contessa

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ONE WAR. TWO WOMEN. WILL THEY BE ABLE TO SAVE THE ONES THEY LOVE? A sweeping new novel from the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Plant ...

  • L'auteur : Dinah Jefferies
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241987326
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: ONE WAR. TWO WOMEN. WILL THEY BE ABLE TO SAVE THE ONES THEY LOVE? A sweeping new novel from the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife In 1943, Contessa Sofia de' Corsi's peaceful Tuscan villa among the olive groves is upturned by the sudden arrival of German soldiers. Desperate to fight back, she agrees to shelter a wounded British radio engineer in her home, keeping him hidden from her husband Lorenzo - knowing that she is putting all of their lives at risk. When Maxine, an Italian-American working for the resistance, arrives on Sofia's doorstep, the pair forge an uneasy alliance. Feisty, independent Maxine promised herself never to fall in love. But when she meets a handsome partisan named Marco, she realizes it's a promise she can't keep... Before long, the two women find themselves entangled in a dangerous game with the Nazis. Will they be discovered? And will they both be able to save the ones they love? 'Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity' Kate Furnivall 'A stunning story of love and loyalty in wartime' Rachel Hore 'Beautiful writing, wonderful characters, gripping story, and such a gorgeously evoked Tuscan setting - how I loved this! Such a perfect, immersive summer read!' Jenny Ashcroft 'A lush, fast-moving, gripping story that will keep you guessing till the last pages. A perfect summer read' Gill Paul 'It's so rich & the historical details so transporting. Reading this novel is like being swept into a wonderful movie' Eve Chase


An Annotated Guide to Wind Chamber Music

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Wind chamber music has become an important part of the contemporary wind band program during the past half century, and now a most complete reference text ...

  • L'auteur : Rodney Winther
  • Editeur: Alfred Music
  • ISBN: 9781457449970
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Wind chamber music has become an important part of the contemporary wind band program during the past half century, and now a most complete reference text has been written to provide any and all necessary information concerning repertoire. Winther lists over 500 works by instrumentation and provides guidance on timings, difficulty level, publisher sources, available recordings and his own insight into rehearsing and programming each individual work. This book will soon be required reading for every wind conductor and performer!


Europe between Democracy and Dictatorship

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Fischer offers a captivating analysis of Europe’s turbulent history during the first half of the twentieth century, from the optimism at the turn of the ...

  • L'auteur : Conan Fischer
  • Editeur: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444351453
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 408
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Fischer offers a captivating analysis of Europe’s turbulent history during the first half of the twentieth century, from the optimism at the turn of the century to the successive waves of destruction of the First and Second World Wars. Written by a leading authority in this field, the book draws upon his areas of expertise Reflects the most recent scholarship in this period of history While laying stress on Europe's major powers and the seminal events of the earlier twentieth century, Fischer pays due attention to the smaller European countries from the Atlantic to the Black Sea and the Baltic to the Mediterranean Extends beyond the political, sociological, and economic paradigms to include extensive references to the European cultural scene Organized both as a broad chronology and thematically, in order to allow for historical insights and entry into the key debates and literature


The Negro Motorist Green Book

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The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other cla ...

  • L'auteur : Victor H. Green
  • Editeur: Colchis Books
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  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.


Goblin Secrets

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In the National Book Award–winning Goblin Secrets, a boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother. In the town of Zombay, there i ...

  • L'auteur : William Alexander
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442427280
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In the National Book Award–winning Goblin Secrets, a boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother. In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house around—much like the fairy tale figure of Baba Yaga. Graba takes in stray children, and Rownie is the youngest boy in her household. Rownie’s only real relative is his older brother Rowan, who is an actor. But acting is outlawed in Zombay, and Rowan has disappeared. Desperate to find him, Rownie joins up with a troupe of goblins who skirt the law to put on plays. But their plays are not only for entertainment, and the masks they use are for more than make-believe. The goblins also want to find Rowan—because Rowan might be the only person who can save the town from being flooded by a mighty river. This accessible, atmospheric fantasy takes a gentle look at love, loss, and family while delivering a fast-paced adventure that is sure to satisfy.


Clara

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Inspired by a true story and based on a wealth of family documents, this elegant and compelling novel chronicles the lives of two families from the 1930s t ...

  • L'auteur : Kurt Palka
  • Editeur: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 0771071302
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Inspired by a true story and based on a wealth of family documents, this elegant and compelling novel chronicles the lives of two families from the 1930s through the coming of the Nazis and World War II, and the long, difficult post-War period to the present. A must-read for fans of Irene Nemirovsky, Hans Fallada, and Bernhard Schlink's The Reader. This vividly realized, masterfully executed novel is a window into a little-explored corner of history. Patient Number 7 is a story of love between an aristocratic young woman and the cavalry officer -- later Panzer officer in the German army -- she marries; between friends who help each other through the Nazi takeover of Austria, the war, and what was sometimes worse, the "liberation"; between a mother and her two very different daughters. But it is also the story of a nation's darkest days, and its slow recovery during one of the most convulsive, violent periods of human history. Beautifully written, haunting, and ultimately redemptive, it is a work of great skill and great compassion.


What I Think Happened

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A book of comedic personal essays about the history of the western world – a “femmoir” in which the author reconfigures famous and infamous historica ...

  • L'auteur : Evany Rosen
  • Editeur: arsenal pulp press
  • ISBN: 1551526964
  • Genre: Humor
  • Nombre de pages: 196
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A book of comedic personal essays about the history of the western world – a “femmoir” in which the author reconfigures famous and infamous historical events and personalities from her perspective as a feminist, a comedian, and a “failed academic.” Sly, self effacing, and wickedly funny, these essays offer a bright new take on learning about history.


The Misunderstanding

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From the author of the bestselling Suite Française. A compelling story of infatuation, passion and self-destructive love Yves Harteloup is a disappointed ...

  • L'auteur : Irène Némirovsky
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448129737
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 176
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From the author of the bestselling Suite Française. A compelling story of infatuation, passion and self-destructive love Yves Harteloup is a disappointed young man, scarred by the war. He returns for the summer to the rich, comfortable Atlantic resort of Hendaye, where he spent blissful childhood holidays. There he becomes infatuated by a beautiful, bored young woman, Denise, whose rich husband is often away on business. Intoxicated by summer nights and Yves’ intensity, Denise falls passionately in love, before the idyll has to end and Yves must return to his mundane office job. In the mournful Paris autumn their love founders on mutual misunderstanding and Denise is driven mad with desire and jealous suspicion until, acting on her sophisticated mother’s advice, she takes action...which she may regret forever.


Don't Let Me Go

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In this follow-up to the riveting international bestseller No Child of Mine, author Susan Lewis delivers an emotionally complex novel—perfect for readers ...

  • L'auteur : Susan Lewis
  • Editeur: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0345547748
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 544
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In this follow-up to the riveting international bestseller No Child of Mine, author Susan Lewis delivers an emotionally complex novel—perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult—of reinvention, reconnection, and the deepest love that can bind two people together. Charlotte Nicholls can hardly believe it, but it seems she’s landed in paradise. Living in a cottage in a shady cove on the beautiful Bay of Islands, surrounded by the splendor of New Zealand, Charlotte revels in her new life. She and her nearly four-year-old daughter, Chloe, have started over, with the help of Charlotte’s birth mother, Anna, who has recently reentered Charlotte’s life after a twenty-six-year absence. Little Chloe is thriving in her new home, and despite lingering effects from a terrible trauma Chloe has suffered, Charlotte is hopeful that love will pull her through. And though their relationship is tentative, Charlotte and Anna are slowly rebuilding their trust after nearly a lifetime apart. But the horrors of the past—both recent and long buried—are never far from Charlotte’s mind. And then their idyll is suddenly shattered, as a series of events is set in motion that Charlotte can neither control nor comprehend. It will take all of Charlotte’s strength to keep her little family together, in the face of a world that will do everything it can to tear them apart. Praise for Don’t Let Me Go “An emotionally complex novel.”—USA Today “Unputdownable . . . a compelling blend of family dynamics, courtroom drama, and love story.”—Booklist “You know you’re in the hands of a master storyteller when you can’t bear the tension. Susan Lewis drops you into a nightmare where the best interests of a child collide with the law designed to protect her. The endearing little girl at the center of this poignant and gripping tale, as well as the brave protagonist, will win your heart.”—Diane Chamberlain, internationally bestselling author of The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes “A gripping tale that pulls you in from the first chapter to the end, Don’t Let Me Go is a read that will remind you just how precious children are.”—Romance Reviews Today Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.


Doors Gates and Portals

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Lou Barrett's poetry collection, Doors, Gates and Portals, carries us into real life passages. The reader enters into ancient and mythical worlds to discov ...

  • L'auteur : Lou Barrett
  • Editeur: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 146283518X
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Nombre de pages: 84
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Détails: Lou Barrett's poetry collection, Doors, Gates and Portals, carries us into real life passages. The reader enters into ancient and mythical worlds to discover personal tensions that exist in Twentieth Century family life. Eve, constricted in the Garden of Eden, seeks freedom from safe gates confining her, Demeter, while missing her daughter, "still has a crush on the world." Orpheus held back from entering death, remains separated from those he loves; the poet is exiled from childhood, homesick for a beloved town and family. Here the ancient life passages - become here-and-now, contemporary dilemmas. The pages of Lou Barrett's poetry collection inform and surprise the adult reader. Her poetry conveys with clarity and insight her intense love for the blooming and battering world. She is willing to face what makes us human. Barrett invites her reader to see the world anew. The search seems as familiar as your own palms. This is the work of a wise and emphatic heart, ready for sobs, laughter doubt and mystery. She opens and closes the doors, gates and portals -invites an adult reader to enter new landscapes in a search for meaning. A surprising trip.


Understanding Irène Némirovsky

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A best-selling novelist in the 1930s, Irène Némirovsky (1903-1942) was rediscovered in 2004, when her Suite Française, set during the fall of France and ...

  • L'auteur : Margaret Scanlan
  • Editeur: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 161117869X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 200
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A best-selling novelist in the 1930s, Irène Némirovsky (1903-1942) was rediscovered in 2004, when her Suite Française, set during the fall of France and the first year of German occupation, became a popular and critical success both in France and in the United States. Surviving in manuscript for sixty years after the author's deportation to Auschwitz, the work drew respectful attention as the voice of an early Holocaust victim. However, as remaining portions of Némirovsky's oeuvre returned to print, many twenty-first-century readers were appalled. Works such as David Golder and The Ball were condemned as crudely anti-Semitic, and when biographical details such as her 1938 conversion to Catholicism became known, hostility toward this "self-hating" Jew deepened. Countering such criticisms, Understanding Irène Némirovsky offers a sympathetic, nuanced reading of Némirovsky's fiction. Margaret Scanlan begins with an overview of the writer's life—her upper-class Russian childhood, her family's immigration to France, her troubled relationship with her neglectful mother—and then traces how such experiences informed her novels and stories, including works set in revolutionary Russia, among the nouveau riche on the Riviera, and in struggling French families and failing businesses during the Depression. Scanlan examines the Suite Française and other works that address the rise of fascism and anti-Semitism. Viewing Némirovsky as a major talent with a distinctive style and voice, Scanlan argues for Némirovsky's keen awareness of the unsettled times in which she lived and examines the ways in which even her novels of manners analyze larger social issues. Scanlan shows how Némirovsky identified with France as the center of culture and Enlightenment values, a nation where a thoughtful artist could choose her own identity. The Russian Revolution had convinced Némirovsky that violent liberations led to further violence and repression, that interior freedom required political stability. In 1940, when French democracy had collapsed and many seemed reconciled to the Vichy state, Némirovsky's idea of private freedom faltered—a recognition that her last work, Suite Française, for all its seeming reticence, makes poignantly clear.


Overture to Practical Theology

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"In Overture to Practical Theology, Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner takes a new route to introduce theology students and others to the field of practical theolog ...

  • L'auteur : Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner
  • Editeur: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498283020
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 124
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Détails: "In Overture to Practical Theology, Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner takes a new route to introduce theology students and others to the field of practical theology. Although she is certainly aware of relatively recent efforts to show the academic credentials of practical theology through careful definition (citing that of David Tracy), analysis of components, and linkages to other disciplines within and without the overall framework of theology, she proceeds by means of a double analogy, rather than abstract academic precision, to illumine practical theology. Actual case studies also helpfully illumine aspects of her work." From the Foreword by James N. Lapsley. The book examines biblical foundations, historical roots, and current manifestations of social justice ministry. Stevenseon-Moessner shows how practical theology addresses racism, sexism, violence, anti-Semitism, ecological imbalance, and life at the margins of society--the vexing issues of today's ministry.


Historical Dictionary of French Literature

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Almost all of us know French literature, even if we don’t know French, because it is probably the second largest and certainly the most translated into E ...

  • L'auteur : John Flower
  • Editeur: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 081087945X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 626
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 497
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Détails: Almost all of us know French literature, even if we don’t know French, because it is probably the second largest and certainly the most translated into English. And, even if we don’t read, we would have seen film and television versions (think Count of Monte-Cristo) and even a musical rendition (Les Mis). So this is a particularly interesting volume in the literature series, since it covers French literature from the earliest times to the present. It is also a particularly rich literature, espousing ever genre from poetry, to novel, to biography, to drama, and adopting every style, including realism and surrealism, and expressing the views of all classes and political stands, with recently strong feminist and gay strains. Obviously, the core dictionary section includes among its panoply of often substantial and detailed entries, hundreds of authors, dozens of significant works, the various styles mentioned above and many others, events that have impacted literature such as the Dreyfus Affair and the Algerian War, and literary prizes. The chronology manages to cover about 1,200 years of literary output. And the introduction sets it all out neatly from one historical and literary period to the next. The bibliography, broken down by period and author, directs us to further reading in both French and English.


My Country Is Literature

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'A book is only one text, but it is many books. It is a different book for each of its readers. My Anna Karenina is not your Anna Karenina; your A House fo ...

  • L'auteur : Chandrahas Choudhury
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9392099118
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1694
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Détails: 'A book is only one text, but it is many books. It is a different book for each of its readers. My Anna Karenina is not your Anna Karenina; your A House for Mr Biswas is not the one on my shelf. When we think of a favourite book, we recall not only the shape of the story, the characters who touched our hearts, the rhythm and texture of the sentences. We recall our own circumstances when we read it: where we bought it (and for how much), what kind of joy or solace it provided, how scenes from the story began to intermingle with scenes from our life, how it roused us to anger or indignation or allowed us to make our peace with some great private discord. This is the second life of the book: its life in our life.' In his early twenties, the novelist Chandrahas Choudhury found himself in the position of most young people who want to write: impractical, hard-up, ill at ease in the world. Like most people who love to read, his most radiant hours were inside the pages of a book. Seeking to combine his love of writing with his love of reading, he became an adept of a trade that is mainly transacted lying down—that is, he became a book reviewer. Pleasure, independence, aesthetic rapture, even a modest livelihood: all these were the rewards of being a worker bee of literature, ingesting the output of the publishers of the world in great quantities and trying to explain in the pages of newspapers and magazines exactly what makes a book leave a mark on the soul. Even as Choudhury's own novels began to be published, he continued to write about other writers' books: his contemporaries at home and abroad, the great Indian writers of the past, the relationship of the reading life —in particular, the novel—to selfhood and democracy, all the ways in which literature sings the truths of the human heart. My Country Is Literature brings together the best of his literary criticism: a long train of perceptive essays on writers as diverse as VS Naipaul and Orhan Pamuk, Gandhi and Nehru, Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay and Jhumpa Lahiri. The book also contains an introductory essay describing Choudhury's book-saturated years as a young writer in Mumbai, the joys and sorrows and stratagems of the book reviewer's trade, and the ways in which literature is made as much by readers as by writers. Delightfully punctuated with 15 portraits of writers by the artist Golak Khandual, My Country Is Literature is essential reading for everyone who believes that books are the most beautiful things in life.


A Thread of Grace

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A powerfully imagined novel . . . [a] profoundly moving book that engages the heights and depths of human experience.” ...

  • L'auteur : Mary Doria Russell
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1588364410
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A powerfully imagined novel . . . [a] profoundly moving book that engages the heights and depths of human experience.”—Los Angeles Times It is September 8, 1943, and fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to find safety now that the Italians have broken from Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies. The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful, as it quickly becomes an open battleground for the Nazis, the Allies, Resistance fighters, Jews in hiding, and ordinary Italian civilians trying to survive. Tracing the lives of a handful of fascinating characters—a charismatic Italian Resistance leader, a priest, an Italian rabbi’s family, a disillusioned German doctor—Mary Doria Russell tells the little-known story of the vast underground effort by Italian citizens who saved the lives of 43,000 Jews during the final phase of World War II. A Thread of Grace puts a human face on history. Praise for A Thread of Grace “An addictive page-turner . . . [Mary Doria] Russell has an astonishing story to tell—full of action, paced like a rapid-fire thriller, in tense, vivid scenes that move with cinematic verve.”—The Washington Post Book World “Hauntingly beautiful, utterly unforgettable.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Rich . . . Based on the heroism of ordinary people, [A Thread of Grace] packs an emotional punch.”—People “[A] deeply felt and compellingly written book . . . The progress of each character’s life is marked or measured by acts of grace. . . . Russell is a smart, passionate and imaginative writer.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer “A feat of storytelling . . . an important book [that] needs to be widely read.”—Portland Oregonian “Mary Doria Russell’s fans (and aren’t we all?) will rejoice to see her new novel on the shelves. A Thread of Grace is as ambitious, beautiful, tense, and transforming as any of us could have hoped.”—Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club “A story of love and war, A Thread of Grace speaks to the resilience and beauty of the human spirit in the midst of unimaginable horror. It is, unquestionably, a literary triumph.”—David Morrell, author of The Brotherhood of the Rose and First Blood


An Encyclopedia of the Violin

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First published in 1925, this renowned reference remains unsurpassed as a source of essential information, from construction and evolution to repertoire an ...

  • L'auteur : Alberto Bachmann
  • Editeur: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486318249
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 496
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 531
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Détails: First published in 1925, this renowned reference remains unsurpassed as a source of essential information, from construction and evolution to repertoire and technique. Includes a glossary and 73 illustrations.


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