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Profil - Bazin (Hervé) : Vipère au poing

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L’ouvrage fournit toutes les clés pour analyser le roman d’Hervé Bazin. Le résumé détaillé est suivi de l’étude des problématiques essentiell ...

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  • Editeur: Hatier
  • ISBN: 2218948222
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 80
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: L’ouvrage fournit toutes les clés pour analyser le roman d’Hervé Bazin. Le résumé détaillé est suivi de l’étude des problématiques essentielles, parmi lesquelles : – Jean Rezeau et les autres personnages – La famille dans Vipère au poing – Le thème de la révolte – Un point de vue original – L’humour, le comique et la dérision.


The Flight of the Angels

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It is a close study of four novels by Boris Vian. It aims to show how L'Ecume des jours, L'Automne a Pekin, L'Herbe rouge and L'Arrache-coeur form a unifie ...

  • L'auteur : Alistair Charles Rolls
  • Editeur: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042004672
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 369
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: It is a close study of four novels by Boris Vian. It aims to show how L'Ecume des jours, L'Automne a Pekin, L'Herbe rouge and L'Arrache-coeur form a unified and coherent tetralogy. By establishing close links between these four texts, it becomes possible to achieve a more comprehensive understanding, not only of the significance of the tetralogy in exposing a complex and multi-layered novelistic strategy at the heart of the vianesque, but of the individual novels as autonomous creations. An examination of the novels reveals that they are not merely joined to one another via a superficial network of textual similarities (that which I refer to as intratextuality), but that this intertwining is emblematic of a common method of narrative construction. Each Vian novel is dependent, for a thorough understanding of the text to be possible, upon the multiple lines of external influence running through it. The sources of this influence (which I refer to as intertextuality) are located in various major texts of twentieth century literature, anglophone as well as francophone. Thus, in each instance the narrative is driven by a complicated interaction of intratextuality and intertextuality."


Thérèse Raquin

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Denne romanserie er et af de første eksempler på naturalismen i Frankrig. ...

  • L'auteur : Emile Zola
  • Editeur: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465532455
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  • Nombre de pages: 285
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Denne romanserie er et af de første eksempler på naturalismen i Frankrig.


The Counterfeiters

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A young artist pursues a search for knowledge through the treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in middle class France. ...

  • L'auteur : Andre Gide
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307819329
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 480
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A young artist pursues a search for knowledge through the treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in middle class France.


Wittgenstein and Aesthetics

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Wittgenstein has written a great number of remarks relevant to aesthetical issues: he has questioned the relation between aesthetics and psychology as well ...

  • L'auteur : Alessandro Arbo,Michel LeDu,Sabine Plaud
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 311033061X
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 216
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Wittgenstein has written a great number of remarks relevant to aesthetical issues: he has questioned the relation between aesthetics and psychology as well as the status of our norms of judgment; he has drawn philosophers’ attention to such topics as aspect-seeing and aspect-dawning, and has brought insights into the nature of our aesthetic reactions. The examination of this wide range of topics is far from being completed, and the purpose of this book is to contribute to such completion. It gathers both papers discussing some of Wittgenstein’s most provocative and intriguing statements on aesthetics, and papers bringing out their implications for art critic and art history, as well as their significance to epistemology and to the study of human mind.


Provoking Curriculum Studies

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Provoking Curriculum Studies pushes forward a strong reading of the theoretical and methodological innovations taking place within curriculum studies resea ...

  • L'auteur : Nicholas Ng-a-Fook,Awad Ibrahim,Giuliano Reis
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317574273
  • Genre: Education
  • Nombre de pages: 284
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Provoking Curriculum Studies pushes forward a strong reading of the theoretical and methodological innovations taking place within curriculum studies research. Addressing an important gap in contemporary curriculum studies—conceptualizing scholars as poets and the potential of the poetic in education—it offers a framework for doing curriculum work at the intersection of the arts, social theory, and curriculum studies. Drawing on poetic inquiry, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, life writing, and several types of arts-based research methodologies, this diverse collection spotlights the intellectual genealogies of curriculum scholars such as Ted Aoki, Geoffrey Milburn and Roger Simon, whose provocations, inquiries, and recursive questioning link the writing and re-writing of curriculum theory to acts of strong poetry. Readers are urged to imagine alternative ways in which professors, teachers, and university students might not only engage with but disrupt, blur, and complicate curriculum theory across interdisciplinary topographies in order to seek out blind impresses—those areas of knowledge that are left over, unaddressed by ‘mainstream’ curriculum scholarship, and that instigate difficult questions about death, trauma, prejudice, poverty, colonization, and more.


Dictionary of Contemporary France

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. ...

  • L'auteur : Richard Aplin,Joseph Montchamp
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135936536
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 500
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Python Project

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The edge-of-your-seat third novel in the classic Rex Carver Mysteries, from the author of the Birdcage series. A missing bracelet gets Rex Carver, London P ...

  • L'auteur : Victor Canning
  • Editeur: Canelo
  • ISBN: 1800324227
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The edge-of-your-seat third novel in the classic Rex Carver Mysteries, from the author of the Birdcage series. A missing bracelet gets Rex Carver, London PI, in a bind... An antique gold python bracelet, with diamonds for eyes and emeralds for scales, has been stolen from the home of its owner. The insurance company accountable for the jewellery wants it found, sharpish, and hires private investigator Rex Carver to recover it. When Carver discovers that the thief has also disappeared, an international chase around the Mediterranean ensues. But as he closes in on his target, so too does the net constrict around him. Rex must slip the coils of this snake while he can still breathe... Perfect for fans of Ian Fleming and John le Carré, The Python Project is classic thriller from one of the masters of the genre.


Modern Dance in France (1920-1970)

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. ...

  • L'auteur : Jacqueline Robinson
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134396783
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 478
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes)

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'I read it for the first time when I was seventeen and loved every page. I find its depiction of a golden time and place just as poignant now as I did then ...

  • L'auteur : Henri Alain-Fournier
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141921706
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 'I read it for the first time when I was seventeen and loved every page. I find its depiction of a golden time and place just as poignant now as I did then' Nick Hornby The Lost Estate is Robin Buss's translation of Henri Alain-Fournier's poignant study of lost love, Le Grand Meaulnes. When Meaulnes first arrives at the local school in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring and charisma. But when Meaulnes disappears for several days, and returns with tales of a strange party at a mysterious house - and his love for the beautiful girl hidden within it, Yvonne de Galais - his life has been changed forever. In his restless search for his Lost Estate and the happiness he found there, Meaulnes, observed by his loyal friend Francois, may risk losing everything he ever had. Poised between youthful admiration and adult resignation, Alain-Fournier's compelling narrator carries the reader through this evocative and unbearably poignant portrayal of desperate friendship and vanished adolescence. Robin Buss's translation of Le Grand Meaulnes sensitively and accurately renders Alain-Fournier's poetically charged, expressive and deceptively simple style. In his introduction, New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik discusses the life of Alain-Fournier, who was killed in the First World War after writing this, his only novel. If you liked Le Grand Meaulnes, you might enjoy Gustave Flaubert's Sentimental Education, also available in Penguin Classics.


Skyfall Sheet Music

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(Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the pi ...

  • L'auteur : Adele
  • Editeur: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1495024563
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 8
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: (Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the piano part as well as in the vocal line.


Therese Desqueyroux

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François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman wh ...

  • L'auteur : François Mauriac
  • Editeur: Sheed & Ward
  • ISBN: 1461667887
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 156
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder. Mauriac paints an unforgettable portrait of spiritual isolation and despair, but he also dramatizes the complex realities of forgiveness, grace, and redemption. Set in the countryside outside Bordeaux, in a region of overwhelming heat and sudden storms, the novel's landscape reflects the inner world of Thérèse, a figure who has captured the imaginations of readers for generations. Raymond N. MacKenzie's new translation of Thérèse Desqueyroux, the first since 1947, captures the poetic lyricism of Mauriac's prose as well as the intensity of his stream-of-consciousness narrative. MacKenzie also provides notes and a biographical and interpretive introduction to help readers better appreciate the mastery of François Mauriac, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952. This volume also includes a translation of "Conscience, The Divine Instinct," Mauriac's first draft of the story, never before available in English.


Childhood

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As one of the leading proponents of the nouveau roman, Nathalie Sarraute is often remembered for her novels, including The Golden Fruits, which earned her ...

  • L'auteur : Nathalie Sarraute
  • Editeur: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226922324
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: As one of the leading proponents of the nouveau roman, Nathalie Sarraute is often remembered for her novels, including The Golden Fruits, which earned her the Prix international de litterature in 1964. But her carefully crafted and evocative memoir Childhood may in fact be Sarraute’s most accessible and emotionally open work. Written when the author was eighty-three years old, but dealing with only the first twelve years of her life, Childhood is constructed as a dialogue between Sarraute and her memory. Sarraute gently interrogates her interlocutor in search of her own intentions, more precise accuracy, and indeed, the truth. Her relationships with her mother in Russia and her stepmother in Paris are especially heartbreaking: long-gone actions are prodded and poked at by Sarraute until they yield some semblance of fact, imbuing these maternalistic interactions with new, deeper meaning. Each vignette is bristling with detail and shows the power of memory through prose by turns funny, sad, and poetic. Capturing the ambience of Paris and Russia in the earliest part of the twentieth century, while never giving up the lyrical style of Sarraute’s novels, this book has much to offer both memoir enthusiasts and fiction lovers.


Don Juan

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Don Juan, the "Seducer of Seville," originated as a hero-villain of Spanish folk legend, is a famous lover and scoundrel who has made more than a thousand ...

  • L'auteur : Molière
  • Editeur: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0547538820
  • Genre: Drama
  • Nombre de pages: 144
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Don Juan, the "Seducer of Seville," originated as a hero-villain of Spanish folk legend, is a famous lover and scoundrel who has made more than a thousand sexual conquests. One of Molière's best-known plays, Don Juan was written while Tartuffe was still banned on the stages of Paris, and shared much with the outlawed play. Modern directors transform Don Juan in every new era, as each director finds something new to highlight in this timeless classic. Richard Wilbur's flawless translation will be the standard for generations to come, as have his translations of Molière's other plays. Witty, urbane, and poetic in its prose, Don Juan is, most importantly, as funny now as it was for audiences when it was first presented.


A Life

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Simone Veil, the former French lawyer and politician who became the first President of the European Union, was born Simone Jacob in 1927. In A Life, she de ...

  • L'auteur : Simone Veil
  • Editeur: Haus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1910376973
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 295
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Simone Veil, the former French lawyer and politician who became the first President of the European Union, was born Simone Jacob in 1927. In A Life, she describes in vivid detail a childhood of happiness and innocence spent in Nice that came to an abrupt end in 1944 when, at the age of 17, she was deported with her family to concentration camps. Though she survived, her mother, father, and brother all died in captivity. After the liberation of Auschwitz and upon her return to France, Veil studied law and political science and later became Minister for Health under the government of Jacques Chirac. It was there that she fought a successful political battle to introduce a law legalizing abortion in France. She was elected the first female President of the European Parliament and later returned to French government as Minister for Social Affairs. Over her many years of service, Veil was a bastion of social progress and a powerful individual symbol for the advancement of women’s rights around the world. Veil was one of France’s most beloved public figures, most admired for her personal and political courage. Her memoir, published here in English for the first time, is a sincere and candid account of an extraordinary life and career, reflecting both her humanity and her determination to improve social standards at home and maintain economic and political stability in Europe. In the wake of her passing in 2017, this translation of her memoir stands as a fitting tribute to an unparalleled life of survival, selflessness, and unwavering public service.


Diary of a Vampire in Pyjamas

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This is a memoir by French bestselling and award-winning author and musician Mathias Malzieu. It focuses on a single year in which he explores his close en ...

  • L'auteur : Mathias Malzieu
  • Editeur: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786480379
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This is a memoir by French bestselling and award-winning author and musician Mathias Malzieu. It focuses on a single year in which he explores his close encounter with death. Insightful, tragic and even often very funny, it is a hugely inspirational read. In November 2013 Malzieu is diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening blood disease: his bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells, and those that survive are being attacked by the body's natural antibodies as if they were viruses. Highly anaemic and at risk of a cardiac attack or fatal haemorrhaging, Malzieu is whisked into hospital, and spends months in a sterile isolation room. He is kept alive by blood transfusions, while waiting for a bone marrow transplant. When he has the energy for it, he writes in his diary and strums his ukelele. To read this book is to be in awe of the triumph of the human spirit. As a reader you find yourself marvelling at how we find the mechanisms to cope with tragedy and uncertainty when faced with the reality that we may die. Malzieu's highly active imagination allows him to transcend the limits of his body and its increasing failures through fantasy and escapism. His wonderfully addictive childish wonder with a punk Gothic twist lifts the narrative from being a depressing account to a reading experience that is evocative, poetic and intensely moving. Malzieu survived thanks to a revolutionary operation involving stem-cell treatment with the blood from an umbilical cord. As he leaves the hospital with not only a different blood group but also a different DNA, he describes himself as the oldest newborn in the world. As Malzieu says himself, 'To have had my life saved has been the most extraordinary adventure I have ever had.'


The Chatham School Affair

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Attorney Henry Griswald has a secret: the truth behind the tragic events the world knew as the Chatham School Affair, the controversial tragedy that destro ...

  • L'auteur : Thomas H. Cook
  • Editeur: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0307434834
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Attorney Henry Griswald has a secret: the truth behind the tragic events the world knew as the Chatham School Affair, the controversial tragedy that destroyed five lives, shattered a quiet community, and forever scarred the young boy. Layer by layer, in The Chatham School Affair, Cook paints a stunning portrait of a woman, a school, and a town in which passionate violence seems impossible...and inevitable. "Thomas Cook's night visions, seen through a lens darkly, are haunting," raved the New York Times Book Review, and The Chatham School Affair will cement this superb writer's position as one of crime fiction's most prodigious talents, a master of the unexpected ending.


Lettera a mia madre

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il presente scritto scaturisce dal dolore della memoria. Si tratta dei pessimi rapporti con la madre che nel corso degli anni non si sono mai risanati. Anz ...

  • L'auteur : Anonima Genovese
  • Editeur: Youcanprint
  • ISBN: 8866184535
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Nombre de pages: 258
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: il presente scritto scaturisce dal dolore della memoria. Si tratta dei pessimi rapporti con la madre che nel corso degli anni non si sono mai risanati. Anzi. Questi rapporti hanno fortemente influito sulla decisione dell'autrice di lasciare l’Italia nel 1978 e per sempre. Lo scritto è articolato alla seconda del singolare, sotto forma di lettera, per l’appunto alla madre, suddivisa in decine/annate (anni, 60, 70 ecc. ecc.) pur con frequenti incursioni da un anno all’altro. Necessariamente vi sono accenni alla vita italiana di quegli anni. Tutto è autentico. Purtroppo...


Boy

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Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account o ...

  • L'auteur : Roald Dahl
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698161874
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Nombre de pages: 176
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account of his childhood! From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don’t yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl. Sure to captivate and delight you, the boyhood antics of this master storyteller are not to be missed!


Sprachlicher Substandard I

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Die Buchreihe Konzepte der Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft gibt Aufschluss über Prinzipien, Probleme und Verfahrensweisen philologischer Forschung im we ...

  • L'auteur : Günter Holtus,Edgar Radtke
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110935880
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 236
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Die Buchreihe Konzepte der Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft gibt Aufschluss über Prinzipien, Probleme und Verfahrensweisen philologischer Forschung im weitesten Sinne und dient einer Bestimmung des Standorts der Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft. Die Reihe übergreift Einzelsprachen und Einzelliteraturen. Sie stellt sich in den Dienst der Reflexion und Grundlegung einer allgemeinen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft. Die Bände sind zum Teil informierende Einführungen, zum Teil wissenschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge.


A Christmas Homecoming

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Among the brilliant array of Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels, her Christmas stories occupy perhaps the warmest spot in the hearts of reade ...

  • L'auteur : Anne Perry
  • Editeur: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0345524640
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Among the brilliant array of Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels, her Christmas stories occupy perhaps the warmest spot in the hearts of readers. Each one is a masterpiece of suspense; each is alight with the true holiday spirit. In A Christmas Homecoming, a familiar face from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels—Charlotte’s mother, Caroline—travels with her young husband, Joshua Fielding, and his theatrical troupe to Whitby, the Yorkshire fishing village where Dracula the vampire first touched English soil in the sensational novel named after him. Joshua has arranged to produce a stage adaptation of Dracula by the daughter of Whitby millionaire Charles Netheridge during the Christmas holiday, but after the disastrous first read-through of her amateurish script, only the fact that the company is depending on Netheridge’s financial backing for their spring tour keeps them at work. As tempers flare and wind and snow swirl around Netheridge’s lonely hilltop mansion, a black-cloaked stranger emerges from the storm—an eerily opportune arrival, for this enigmatic figure, one Anton Ballin, turns out to be a theatrical genius. At the same time, a brooding evil makes itself felt. Instead of the theatrical triumph that Netheridge desired for his daughter, there is murder—shocking and terrifying. Anne Perry’s ninth Christmas novel keeps us poised on a razor’s edge of suspense, hypnotized by a story in which the heartwarming power of goodness is challenged by the seductive power of inner darkness. In the end, A Christmas Homecoming lifts the spirit and rejoices the heart.


Electrico W

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New York Times Bestselling and Goncourt Prize-Winning Author of The Anomaly By the celebrated Oulipo writer, this brilliant and witty novel set in Lisbon e ...

  • L'auteur : Hervé Le Tellier
  • Editeur: Other Press, LLC
  • ISBN: 159051534X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1899
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Détails: New York Times Bestselling and Goncourt Prize-Winning Author of The Anomaly By the celebrated Oulipo writer, this brilliant and witty novel set in Lisbon explores love, relationships, and the strange balance between literature and life. Journalist, writer, and translator Vincent Balmer moves to Lisbon to escape from a failing affair. During his first assignment there, he teams up with Antonio—a photographer who has just returned to the city after a ten-year absence—to report for a French newspaper on an infamous serial killer’s trial. While walking around the city together to take notes and photos for the article, they visit the places of Antonio’s childhood, swap stories from their pasts, and confide in each other. But the more they learn about each other, the more their lives become inextricably intertwined. With a structure that parallels Homer’s Odyssey, Eléctrico W recounts their nine days together and the adventures that proliferate to form a constellation of successive ephemeral connections and relationships.


Small Country

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Already an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattere ...

  • L'auteur : Gaël Faye
  • Editeur: Hogarth
  • ISBN: 1524759899
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Already an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattered homeland. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALBERTINE PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expatriate neighborhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana, is something close to paradise. These are carefree days of laughter and adventure – sneaking Supermatch cigarettes and gorging on stolen mangoes – as he and his mischievous gang of friends transform their tiny cul-de-sac into their kingdom. But dark clouds are gathering over this small country, and soon their peaceful existence will shatter when Burundi, and neighboring Rwanda, are brutally hit by civil war and genocide. A novel of extraordinary power and beauty, Small Country describes an end of innocence as seen through the eyes of a child caught in the maelstrom of history. Shot through with shadows and light, tragedy and humor, it is a stirring tribute not only to a dark chapter in Africa’s past, but also to the bright days that preceded it.


The Art of Empathy

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What if there were a single skill that could directly and radically improve your relationships and your emotional life? Empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is ...

  • L'auteur : Karla McLaren
  • Editeur: Sounds True
  • ISBN: 1622030672
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Nombre de pages: 328
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: What if there were a single skill that could directly and radically improve your relationships and your emotional life? Empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is that skill. With The Art of Empathy, she teaches us how to perceive and feel the experiences of others with clarity and authenticity—to connect with them more deeply and effectively. Informed by current insights from neuroscience, social psychology, and healing traditions, this book explores: Why empathy is not a mystical phenomenon but a natural, innate ability that we can strengthen and develop How to identify and regulate our emotions and boundaries The process of shifting into the perspective of others How to provide support in a sensitive and healthy way Insights for navigating our hyper-connected social landscape Targeted chapters for improving family, workplace, and intimate relationships Ways to expand our empathy to our community, global levels of society, and the natural world More than ever, reflects Karla McLaren, the time for empathy has come. The Art of Empathy brings welcome, practical guidance for mastering this essential life skill.


The Sea of Tranquility

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A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 An ALA/YALSA Alex Award Winner I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoya ...

  • L'auteur : Katja Millay
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476730938
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 An ALA/YALSA Alex Award Winner I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk. Two and a half years after an unspeakable tragedy left her a shadow of the girl she once was, Nastya Kashnikov moves to a new town determined to keep her dark past hidden and hold everyone at a distance. But her plans only last so long before she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the one person as isolated as herself: Josh Bennett. Josh’s story is no secret. Every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space. Everyone except Nastya who won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But as the undeniable pull between them intensifies, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to. The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the mira­cle of second chances.


Mood Indigo

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The basis of the new major movie from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou, the beloved French modern classic hailed as "the most poignant love story of o ...

  • L'auteur : Boris Vian
  • Editeur: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374710872
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The basis of the new major movie from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou, the beloved French modern classic hailed as "the most poignant love story of our time" by Raymond Queneau The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive. First published in 1947, Mood Indigo perfectly captures the feverishly creative, melancholy romance of mid-century Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Recently voted number ten on Le Monde's list of the 100 Books of the Century (the top ten also included works by Camus, Proust, Kafka, Hemingway, and Steinbeck), Boris Vian's novel has been an icon of French literature for fifty years—the avant-garde, populist masterpiece by one of twentieth-century Paris's most intriguing cultural figures, a touchstone for generations of revolutionary young people, a jazz-fueled, science-fiction-infused, sexy, fantastical, nouveau-decadent tear-jerker that has charmed and beguiled hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. With the help of Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou, it is set to seduce many, many more.


The Book With No Name

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Detective Miles Jensen is called to the lawless town of Santa Mondega to investigate a spate of murders. This would all be quite ordinary in those rough st ...

  • L'auteur : Anonymous
  • Editeur: Michael O\'Mara Books
  • ISBN: 1843174278
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 512
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Detective Miles Jensen is called to the lawless town of Santa Mondega to investigate a spate of murders. This would all be quite ordinary in those rough streets, except that Jensen is the Chief Detective of Supernatural Investigations. The breakneck plot centres around a mysterious blue stone - 'The Eye of the Moon' - and the men (and women) who all want to get their hands on it: a mass murderer with a drink problem, a hit man who thinks he's Elvis, and a pair of monks among them. Add in the local crime baron, an amnesiac woman who's just emerged from a five-year coma, a gypsy fortune-teller and a hapless hotel porter, and the plot thickens fast. Most importantly, how do all these people come to be linked to the strange book with no name? The anonymous, ancient book that no one seems to have survived reading? The Book With No Name is a fast-paced, cinematic page-turner shot through with black humour, which will hold you rapt from its intriguing opening to the dramatic climax. There's only one way to find out what happens when you read the book with no name...


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