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Download E-books Les Misérables PDF

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Sensational, dramatic, jam-packed with wealthy pleasure and full of the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES isn't just awesome event yet a strong social rfile. the tale of the way the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to flee his prior and reaffirm his humanity, in an international brutalized by means of poverty and lack of understanding, turned the gospel of the terrible and the oppressed.

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Download E-books Une rose au paradis PDF

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By René Barjavel

Un definite Monsieur Gé (archétype de l'homme riche et puissant) va faire determine de « nouveau » Noé. En effet, il a conçu un abri souterrain géré par un super-ordinateur, où il va réunir toutes les espèces animales et végétales et où cinq êtres humains pourront vivre en autarcie grâce à un système en circuit fermé produisant air, nourriture et vêtements.
Il va commander l'explosion de toutes les bombes U (universelle) du monde qui vont mener à l. a. destruction puis à los angeles renaissance, avant de rejoindre son abri avec un jeune couple, Henri et Lucie Jonas, cette dernière étant enceinte de jumeaux, Jim et Jif. Ces enfants sont appelés à devenir de nouveaux Adam et Ève afin de repeupler l. a. Terre lorsqu'ils pourront sortir de l'abri. Monsieur Gé prévoit de rester 20 ans sous terre pour ne pas subir les effets des radiations consécutives aux explosions.

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Download E-books Sodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

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By Marcel Proust

Sodom and Gomorrah—now in a very good translation via John Sturrock—takes up the subject of gay love, female and male, and dwells on how harmful sexual jealousy might be if you happen to endure it. Proust’s novel is usually an unforgiving research of either the decadent excessive society of Paris and the increase of a philistine bourgeoisie that's to be able to supplanting it. Characters who had lesser roles in prior volumes now reappear in a distinct gentle and take heart level, particularly Albertine, with whom the narrator believes he's in love, and the insanely haughty Baron de Charlus.

  • First time in Penguin Classics

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe version with French flaps and plush design

  • The first thoroughly new translation of Proust's novel because the 1920s

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Download E-books A Blue Tale and Other Stories PDF

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By Marguerite Yourcenar

Published to nice acclaim in France in 1993, this assortment is not just a satisfaction for Marguerite Yourcenar lovers yet a welcome port of access for any reader no longer but accustomed to the author's lengthier, extra challenging works. the only real released paintings of fiction via Yourcenar but to be translated into English, this assortment comprises 3 tales written among 1927 and 1930 whilst the writer was once in her mid-twenties. those tales disguise more than a few subject matters, from an allegory on greed and a scene from the battle of the sexes, to a witchhunt that obsessively creates its personal quarry.

For the dedicated readers of Yourcenar, this assortment permits a unprecedented glimpse on the beginnings of a writer's craft. In those complete yet forgotten items, edited and brought through her biographer, Josyane Savigneau, the reader will locate the mix of myth and fairy story of Oriental Tales, the mental chronicle of Dear Departed, the ironic realism of A Coin in 9 Hands. learn as an advent to Yourcenar's paintings, the tales take us into the writer's workshop, because it have been, to the early days of production. In both case, A Blue story and different Stories contains the unmistakable voice of an impressive and enormously gifted writer.

Marguerite Yourcenar (her pseudonym used to be an anagram of her relatives identify, Crayencour) used to be born in Brussels in 1903 and died in Maine in 1987. probably the most revered writers within the French language, she is healthier often called the writer of the best-selling Memoirs of Hadrian and The Abyss. She used to be provided many literary honors, such a lot significantly election to the Académie Francaise in 1980, the 1st lady to be so honored.

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Download E-books É/change/Ex/change PDF

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By Manuel Bragança, Steven Wilson

While the notions of alternate and alter are frequently the topic of enquiry within the context of economic, linguistic or anthropological discourses, they're not often analysed for the basic position they play within the literary area. by way of exploring the ways that switch and trade have interaction in French literature from the medieval interval to the current day, this quantity explores their fluidity and instability. Drawing on a couple of convention papers offered at Queen's college Belfast in might 2008 at the topic of ex/change - a time period that intentionally attracts consciousness to the strain among those notions - the essays provided right here shed new mild on a missed yet underlying subject in French literature.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to the French Novel: From 1800 to the Present (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

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This quantity offers a distinct and important perception into the unconventional in French during the last centuries. Essays by way of stated specialists variety greatly over matters and texts, touching on prior classes and different genres and literatures the place appropriate. Theoretical dialogue is mixed with shut studying, and there's a hard reassessment of significant figures and standard perspectives. All quotations are translated and there's a chronology and advisor to extra examining, making this an important operating guide for all these attracted to glossy French fiction.

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Download E-books Notre Dame de París (Penguin Clásicos) PDF

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By Victor Hugo

Una de las obras maestras de Victor Hugo.

Notre-Dame de París cuenta los angeles historia de los angeles gitana Esmeralda, quien en compañía de su cabra Djali toca los angeles pandereta y baila en las calles de París para subsistir, hasta que se los angeles acusa de haber asesinado al capitán Phoebus, su amado, y se los angeles condena a l. a. horca. Sin embargo, el jorobado Quasimodo, campanero de Notre-Dame, quien tras su deformidad esconde un corazón good y sediento de amor, luchará para salvar a los angeles gitana. Recreación del mito de los angeles bella y l. a. bestia y uno de los monumentos de l. a. literatura francesa, Notre-Dame de París es una historia verdaderamente inmortal.

La presente edición se abre con un estudio escrito por el que fue uno de los más reconocidos expertos en los angeles obra de Victor Hugo, el crítico literario y profesor francés Jacques Seebacher. Además de contar con l. a. reciente traducción de Teresa Clavel, el volumen incluye una cronología sobre el autor.

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More generally called The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo's Romantic novel of darkish passions and unrequited love, Notre-Dame de Paris, is translated with an creation by means of John Sturrock in Penguin Classics. within the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer. Mocked and avoided for his visual appeal, he's pitied purely by means of Esmerelda, a gorgeous gypsy dancer to whom he turns into thoroughly dedicated. Esmerelda, even if, has additionally attracted the eye of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, and whilst she rejects his lecherous methods, Frollo hatches a plot to wreck her, that basically Quasimodo can hinder. Victor Hugo's sensational, evocative novel brings existence to the medieval Paris he enjoyed, and mourns its passing in a single of the best old romances of the 19th century. John Sturrock's transparent, modern translation is followed through an creation discussing it as a passionate novel of rules, written in defence of Gothic structure and of a burgeoning democracy, and demonstrating that an unsightly external can cover ethical good looks. This revised version additionally contains extra analyzing and a chronology of Hugo's existence. Victor Hugo (1802-85) was once a forceful and prolific author. He wrote volumes of feedback, Romantic dress dramas, lyrical and satirical verse and political journalism yet is healthier remembered for his novels, particularly Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) and Les Miserables (1862) which was once tailored into essentially the most profitable musicals of all time. notwithstanding exiled to the Channel Islands by way of Napoleon III, Hugo again to Paris in 1870 and remained a very good public determine until eventually his demise: his physique lay in country less than the Arc de Triomphe, and he used to be later buried within the Panthéon. for those who loved Notre-Dame de Paris, chances are you'll like Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera. 'A nice author - creative, witty, sly, innovatory' A. S. Byatt, writer of ownership

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Download E-books Lautréamont (Ensayo) PDF

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El nombre de Lautréamont despierta todavía controvertidas pasiones “literarias” que poco, o nada, tienen que ver con los angeles significación genuine de una obra cuyo alcance solo hoy empieza a vislumbrarse. Estudiado, si es que lo ha sido, como si de un fenómeno aislado se tratara (un caso clínico literario), no por eso ha dejado de comprometer, de cerca y de lejos, todo el porvenir de los angeles poesía. El libro de Pleynet que presentamos, escrito desde una perspectiva científica materialista, constituye una aportación de indiscutible valor al estudio abierto de una obra que hace hablar a l. a. historia un lenguaje nuevo.

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Download E-books Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003 PDF

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By Richard Howard

Richard Howard has been writing fashionable, deeply trained remark on glossy tradition and literature for greater than 4 many years. here's a collection of his best essays, together with a few by no means earlier than released in e-book shape, on a most appropriate variety of subjects--from American poets like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists resembling Rodin and Michel Delacroix. additionally incorporated are concerns of contemporary sculpture and of the images of the human physique. Howard's severe familiarity with smooth poetry is noticeable to very good impact in essays at the "poetry of forgetting," at the reasons and results of experimental poetry, and at the first books of poets whose paintings he helped introduce--among them, J. D. McClatchy, Frank Bidart, and Cynthia MacDonald. after all, Howard brings to his attention of French literature a unprecedented knowledge drawn from his celebrated paintings as a translator of Stendhal and Gide, Barthes and Cocteau, Yourcenar and Gracq.

Hilton Kramer as soon as wrote that Richard Howard "performs the fundamental serious carrier. He exhibits us the level of the terrain. He issues out its crucial gains. And he provides us a truly brilliant experience of its ethos in addition to of its esthetics." Howard, now in his seventy-fifth 12 months, maintains his adroit, creative observation, which enriches us all.

Richard Howard is a poet, student, instructor, critic, and translator. the writer of greater than a dozen books, together with Inner Voices: chosen Poems, 1963-2003, he's the recipient of either the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the nationwide booklet Award for translation. He teaches at Columbia college and is poetry editor of The Paris Review.
Richard Howard has been writing trendy, deeply expert observation on sleek tradition and literature for greater than 4 a long time. His previous paintings Alone with the USA: Essays at the paintings of Poetry within the usa seeing that 1950 has lengthy been hailed as a landmark in literary feedback. Paper Trail is a variety of his best essays, together with a few by no means earlier than released in e-book shape, on a ultimate variety of subjects—from American poets comparable to Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists similar to Rodin and Michel Delacroix. additionally integrated are issues of recent sculpture and of the images of the human physique.

Howard's extreme familiarity with sleek poetry is noticeable to first-class impression in essays on "the poetry of forgetting," at the reason and results of experimental poetry, and at the first books of poets whose paintings he helped brought. after all, Howard brings to his attention of French literature a unprecedented knowledge drawn from his celebrated paintings as a translator of Stendhal and Gide, Barthes and Cocteau, Yourcenar an Gracq.

Hilton Kramer as soon as wrote that Richard Howard "performs the basic serious carrier. He exhibits us the level of the terrain. He issues out its crucial gains. And he supplies us a truly brilliant feel of its ethos in addition to of its esthetics." Howard, now in his seventy-fifth 12 months, keeps his adroit, artistic remark, which enriches us all.

"If Richard Howard weren't a poet in any respect, he may stand out however as a translator, an editor, a instructor of poets, and a critic of French, English, and American literature. Paper Trail collects his arrestingly tricky essays on all 3, in addition to Howard's writings on visible paintings . . . The essays in Paper Trail supply language at the least as tricky as that of Howard's verse, and knowledge in even higher abundance: they could educate what the poems imagine we all know. Howard's choice for mannered abstractions, which could prevent the poems, assists the essays, making them extra bold, and extra bold, than such a lot; even if their specific judgments don't persuade, their basic propositions enlighten."—Stephen Burt, The Washington put up e-book World
 
"While the essays variety from Emily Dickinson to Robert Mapplethorpe to Claude Simon, they represent an intimate autobiography . . . Paper Trail is anything a lot better than an issue concerning the form of yank poetry."—James Longenbach, Boston Review
 
"[Howard is] a powerful guy of letters: an excellent poet, pioneering translator, respected champion of rising poets, and discovered, far-ranging critic. during this striking essay assortment, a real landmark quantity, Howard exemplifies the advantages of the lifetime of the brain, which for him is a veritable fountain of teenybopper. Over the process approximately 4 many years, he hasn't ever misplaced the highbrow vivaciousness of his past works at the same time event and becoming wisdom have deepened his point of view. Howard writes with equivalent zest and perception in regards to the trivia of grammar and the grandness of worldviews, the oddities of writers and the nice sweep of literature . . . Drolly witty, discerning, and wielding a vocabulary and syntax to die for, Howard makes every one of his selected topics important of the reader's so much avid attention."—Donna Seaman, Booklist
 
"Well-crafted essays, forewords, and afterwords on poets and poetry by way of the critic, translator, editor, and poet . . . the gathering opens with a glowing essay, from 1973, on Emily Dickinson, who was once simply then being rediscovered and wanted her champions in a rhymeless time. Howard's attention is extremely illuminating, and it good illustrates his magpie means of turning up glittering oddments . . . in different places the famous translator of Baudelaire and different French writers turns his cognizance to Francophone literature, and particularly on writers who're now not a lot learn at the present time, comparable to Marguerite Yourcenar, Claude Simon, or even the irreplaceable Stendhal. those admiring items . . . should wake up curiosity in these writers, which might be a grand carrier to them. somewhere else nonetheless Howard praises then-new poets comparable to J. D. McClatchy, the writings of Brassaïoch, the ability of storytelling, and kindred concerns, giving sort to an altogether passable assortment. [The e-book may be] of curiosity to Howard's admirers and students."—Kirkus Reviews

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