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Download E-books Adolphe (Penguin Classics) PDF

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By Benjamin Constant

Adolphe is a privileged and subtle younger guy, bored by way of the stupidity he perceives on the earth round him. After a few meaningless conquests, he ultimately encounters Ellenore, a gorgeous and passionate older girl. Adolphe is enraptured and steadily wears down her resistance to his declarations of affection. yet as they embark on an excessive and tortured affair, Ellenore supplies solution to a flood of emotion that basically serves to repel her more youthful lover - but he can't deliver himself to go away her and his procrastination can basically convey tragedy. partially encouraged by means of Constant's personal stormy affair with Madame de Staël, Adolphe (1816) is a penetrating mental depiction of affection that plumbs the depths of the passions, factors and inconsistencies of the human character.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by way of introductions and notes by means of exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Le Temps retrouve: la recherche du temps perdu #7 (French Edition) PDF

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Le Temps retrouvé est le septième et dernier tome d’À los angeles recherche du temps perdu de Marcel Proust publié en 1927 à titre posthume. L'oeuvre s'ouvre sur le séjour du Narrateur chez Gilberte de Saint-Loup à Tansonville. Une lecture d'un passage inédit du magazine des Goncourt entraîne le Narrateur dans des réflexions sur l'art et l. a. littérature, d'où il conclut que en se demandant si tous les gens que nous regrettons de ne pas avoir connus parce que Balzac les peignait dans ses livres [...] ne m'eussent pas paru d'insignifiantes personnes, soit par une infirmité de ma nature, soit qu'elles ne dussent leur status qu'à une magie illusoire de los angeles littérature.

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Download E-books A History of French Literature: From Chanson de geste to Cinema PDF

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This extraordinary quantity presents an entire background of the literature of France from its origins to the current day, taking us past conventional definitions of ‘literature' into the area of the best-seller and, past phrases, to picture fiction and cinema

  • Presents a definitive historical past of the literature of France from its origins to the current day.
  • Incorporates assurance of Francophone writing in Europe, Canada, the West Indies and North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Links the improvement of literature to the mentalities and social stipulations which produced it.
  • Takes us past “literature” to check photograph fiction, cinema and the bestseller.
  • Maps the increase of the highbrow, and in so doing charts a development from literary doctrine to serious theory.

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Download E-books Dans la solitude des champs de coton de Bernard-Marie Koltès: Les Fiches de lecture d'Universalis (French Edition) PDF

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Bienvenue dans l. a. assortment Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis

Dès 1976, Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-1989), qui a d’abord été metteur en scène, se consacre à l’écriture dramatique. Combat de nègre et de chiens (1980), Quai Ouest (1986), Dans los angeles solitude des champs de coton (1987) et Roberto Zucco (1989), en font un des dramaturges les plus remarqués de los angeles fin du XXe siècle.

Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur Dans los angeles solitude des champs de coton de Bernard-Marie Koltès

Chaque fiche de lecture présente une œuvre clé de los angeles littérature ou de l. a. pensée. Cette présentation est couplée avec un article de synthèse sur l’auteur de l’œuvre.

A propos de l’Encyclopaedia Universalis :

Reconnue mondialement pour los angeles qualité et l. a. fiabilité incomparable de ses guides, Encyclopaedia Universalis met l. a. connaissance à los angeles portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 two hundred auteurs spécialistes et riche de près de 30 000 médias (vidéos, photographs, cartes, dessins…), l’Encyclopaedia Universalis est l. a. plus fiable assortment de référence disponible en français. Elle aborde tous les domaines du savoir.

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Download E-books Théâtre, tome 3 : Rodogune; Héraclius; Nicomède; Œdipe; Tite et Bérénice; Suréna PDF

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By Pierre Corneille

Ce quantity rassemble six pièces de Corneille, de Rodogune, sa pièce préférée, composée en 1644 au sommet de sa gloire, à Suréna (1674), son ultime tragédie. Trente années d'expérimentation poétique et d'audaces inouïes, au cours desquelles Corneille réinvente son artwork, en misant sur des intrigues savamment élaborées et sur une idea lyrique de plus en plus émouvante. Reines maîtresses de leur ardour ou ivres de vengeance (Tite et Bérénice, Rodogune) ; héros qui voient leurs desseins contrariés par los angeles raison d'Etat (Nicomède, Suréna) ; princes révélés à leurs peuples ou défaits par les dieux (Héraclius, Œdipe) : chacune de ces pièces a valeur de manifeste ; et toutes, poussant un peu plus loin leur infidélité au modèle cornélien canonique - celui d'Horace ou de Cinna -, nous obligent à nous défaire de nos certitudes sur Corneille et sur l. a. tragédie classique.

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Download E-books Earth (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

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'Only the earth is immortal...the earth we adore sufficient to devote homicide for her.'

Zola's novel of peasant existence, the 15th within the Rougon-Macquart sequence, is usually considered as considered one of his most interesting achievements, equivalent to Germinal and L'Assommoir. Set in a village within the Beauce, in northern France, it depicts the harshness of the peasants' global and their visceral attachment to the land. Jean Macquart, a veteran of the conflict of Solferino and now an itinerant farm labourer, is drawn into the affairs of the Fouan relations while he starts off dating younger Françoise. He turns into taken with a sour dispute over the valuables of Papa Fouan whilst the previous guy divides his land among his 3 little ones. Resentment turns to greed and violence in a Darwinian conflict for supremacy.

Zola's unflinching depiction of the savagery of peasant lifestyles stunned his readers, and ended in assaults on Naturalism's literary time table. This new translation captures the novel's mixture of brutality and lyricism in its evocation of the inexorable cycle of the average world.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest diversity of literature from all over the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial positive factors, together with specialist introductions by means of top experts, necessary notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra examine, and lots more and plenty more.

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Download E-books Nana (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

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Nana opens in 1867, the 12 months of the area reasonable, whilst Paris, thronged by means of a sophisticated elite, was once an ideal aim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle ethical corruption. during this new translation, the destiny of Nana--the Helen of Troy of the second one Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir--is now rendered in racy, trendy English.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different worthwhile gains, together with professional introductions by means of major professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional examine, and masses more.

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Download E-books Descente de mediums PDF

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By Nathalie Quintane

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Dans cet essai autobiographique qui fait suite à Crâne chaud, Nathalie Quintane tente de passer par le monde invisible pour suggérer qu’il faudrait peut-être essayer de réformer le monde noticeable – il y est donc query de fantômes, de personnes et de personnages, d’un fameux médium japonais, d’un escroc à l. a. petite semaine, Ted Serios, qui, dans les années 1950, prenait des pictures avec sa pensée, de Christine de Pizan et de l’excellent Robert Jaulin.
Mais Ted, de son vivant, n’était pas une personne sympathique ni facile. Il n’y a donc aucune raison pour que mort il soit un personnage facile et sympathique. Par lui, los angeles query de ce qu’on fait dans un livre des personnes mortes se repose.
L’ensemble des morts constitue-t-il un réservoir où il fait bon piocher pour avancer sa fiction ?
Peut-on faire dire tout et n’importe quoi à quelqu’un sous prétexte qu’il n’est pas là pour rectifier ?
Au-delà, qu’ont à nous dire les morts ? Qu’ont-ils vraiment à nous dire ? Qu’ils veulent un biopic sur leur vie ? Que les clés sont dans los angeles boîte à gants ? Qu’ils nous aiment ? Qu’on leur fiche enfin los angeles paix ?
Des morts ont parlé.
D’excellents médiums ont rapporté leurs paroles.
Ce livre prend leur relais.

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Download E-books Imaginary Lives (Solar Nocturnal 3) PDF

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By Marcel Schwob

Marcel Schwob (1867 1905) was once one of many key symbolist writers, status in French literature along such names as Stéphane Mallarmé, Octave Mirbeau, André Gide, Léon Bloy, Jules Renard, Rémy de Gourmont, and Alfred Jarry. His best-known works are Double middle (1891), The King within the Gold masks (1892), and Imaginary Lives (1896). Imaginary Lives comprises twenty-two mythopoeic literary pix of figures from old background, paintings background, and the background of crime and punishment. From demi-gods, sorcerers, incendiaries, wantons and philosophers of the traditional global, to the "poet of hate" Cecco Angiolieri and the painter Paolo Uccello, via to the pirates William Kidd and significant Stede-Bonnet, and at last Burke and Hare, the serial killers; Schwob provides a bright array of characters who show all that's macabre, deviant and magnificently terrifying in people and in lifestyles. In Imaginary Lives, Schwob has created a "secret" masterpiece that joins different biographical glossaries comparable to Jorge Luis Borges' A common background Of Infamy and Alfonso Reyes' actual And Imagined photographs within the pantheon of vintage speculative fiction, of which Schwob's publication is the darkish progenitor. furious with decadent imagery, Imaginary Lives resonates loudly this present day with its subject matters of temporality, fantasy, violence and sexuality, and stands as an important paintings of the fin-de-siècle. sun Nocturnal offers vintage literature and artwork by means of key forerunners of modernism.

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