Category «French Literature»

Visions of Apocalypse: Representations of the End in French Literature and Culture (Modern French Identities)

Picturing the tip of the realm is likely one of the so much enduring of cultural practices. The ways that humans of other ancient sessions conceive of this endpoint unearths greatly approximately their mind's eye and philosophical horizons. This groundbreaking number of essays bargains an outline of the Apocalyptic mind's eye because it provides itself in French literature and tradition from the 13th century to the current day. The individuals examine fabric as varied as medieval French biblical commentaries and twenty-first-century technological know-how fiction, taking in confirmed canonical authors along modern figures and no more famous writers. The publication additionally considers an unlimited variety of alternative material, together with horror movies, absurdist drama, serious concept, medieval manuscript illuminations and seventeenth-century theology. relocating from the sacred to the profane, the chic to the obscene, the divine to the post-human, the quantity opens up greater than 750 years of French Apocalypticism to serious scrutiny.

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Cousin Bette: Part 1 of Poor Relations (Penguin Classics)

A gripping story of violent jealousy, sexual ardour and treachery, Honoré de Balzac's Cousin Bette is translated from the French with an creation via Marion Ayton Crawford in Penguin Classics. bad, simple spinster Bette is forced to outlive at the condescending patronage of her socially stronger family in Paris: her appealing, saintly cousin Adeline, the philandering Baron Hulot and their daughter Hortense. Already deeply envious in their wealth, while Bette learns that the guy she is in love with plans to marry Hortense, she turns into ate up via the will to distinctive her revenge and dedicates herself to the destruction of the Hulot kinfolk, plotting their destroy with sufferer, silent malice. The end result of the Comédie humaine, and a super portrayal of the greedy, bourgeois society of 1840s Paris, Cousin Bette is one in every of Balzac's maximum triumphs as a novelist. Marion Ayton Crawford's vigorous translation is observed through an creation discussing the novel's portrayal of swiftly altering occasions, because the new, formidable heart periods changed France's previous imperial ways.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes by way of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Poems and Prose Poems of Charles Baudelaire With an Introductory Preface By James Huneker (Classic Reprint)

By way of JAMES HUNEKER. For the sentimental no higher foe exists than the iconoclast who dissipates literary legends. And he's out of the country these days. these golden instances after they gossiped of De Quincey senormous opium intake, of the gin absorbed through light Charles Lamb, of Coleridge sdark methods, Byron sescapades, and Shelley satheism sadly! into what light limbo have they vanished. Poe, too, whom we observed in fancy reeling from Eichmond to Baltimore, Baltimore to Philadelphia, Philadelphia to long island. these popular attention-grabbing anecdotes have long past the way in which of all such jerry-built spooks. We now be aware of Poe to were a guy ache on the time of his loss of life from cerebral lesion, a guy who drank at periods and little. Dr. Guerrier of Paris has exploded a darling superstition approximately De Quincey sopium-eating.
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La Mécanique des femmes

By Louis Calaferte

En 1963, Louis Calaferte publie Septentrion. Aussitôt interdit, ce livre est réédité en 1984. Pour celui qui l'aborde, sa fulgurance est intacte.

La mécanique des femmes, qu'il nous donne aujourd'hui, est comme los angeles quintessence de Septentrion.
Il y est query, comme le dit précisément le titre, des manifestations sexuelles et érotiques spécifiquement féminines.

Aucun écrivain n'aura jamais comme dans ce texte parlé de 'l'impudeur' et de 'l'obscénité' des femmes, avec une telle précision, un tel détachement, avec autant d'intense crudité.

De cela, comme de Dieu et de los angeles mort, Louis Calaferte ne cesse de nous entretenir. Il le fait d'un element de vue souverain, celui de l'écrivain maître absolu de son variety.

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Haptic Experience in the Writings of Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot and Michel Serres (Modern French Identities)

By Crispin T. Lee

Our sensory relationships with the social and organic international have altered radically because of fresh advancements in net and different cellular communique applied sciences. We now examine a display, we contact both the display or a keyboard based on what we see and, one way or the other, a component of our sensory presence is transmitted in other places. it's always claimed that this modification within the approach we understand the area and every different is with no precedent, and is just the results of twenty-first-century lifestyles and applied sciences.

This publication argues another way. the writer analyses the evolving portrayals of ‘haptic’ sensations - that's, sensations which are instantaneously tactile and visible - within the theories and prose of the writer-philosophers Georges Bataille (1897-1962), Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003) and Michel Serres (1930-).

In exploring haptic notion within the works of Bataille, Blanchot and Serres, the writer examines haptic theories postulated by means of Aloïs Riegl, Laura U. Marks, Mark Paterson and Jean-Luc Nancy.

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I Spit on Your Graves

By Boris Vian

Released in Paris in 1946 as a hardboiled mystery loaded with intercourse and blood, allegedly censored within the US and "translated" into French--I Spit in your Graves was once either a natural mystification and direct domestic to American literature and flicks. extra deeply, it used to be a violent assault on racism by means of a jazz fan who had already befriended many black musicians and was once to turn into the nearest French buddy of Ellington, Davis, and Parker. discover why this younger writer outstripped revenues of Malraux, Camus, Sartre, and de Beauvoir while it seemed in France...and maintains to scandalize today.

* Bare bones epub scanned and OCRed

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Histoire de ma vie, Tomes 1-3

By Giacomo Casanova


Les célèbres Mémoires de Casanova, dans une nouvelle édition établie d'après le manuscrit unique acquis par l. a. BnF, accompagnée d'un appareil critique et renouvelé.

Cette nouvelle édition, remaniée en profondeur, de l'Histoire de ma vie est entièrement fondée sur le manuscrit acquis par los angeles BnF en 2010. Elle en respecte le découpage et procure pour l. a. première fois un texte fiable, corrigé des erreurs de transcription de l. a. précédente édition Brockhaus-Plon de 1960 (reprise dans l. a. assortment "Bouquins" par Francis Lacassin en 1993). Ce most advantageous quantity reproduit les tomes 1 à three des Mémoires, depuis l'enfance de Giacomo jusqu'à son évasion de los angeles legal des Plombs, en novembre 1756.

Une nouvelle préface présente un Casanova éloigné des clichés pour faire apparaître l'importance de l'écrivain et du penseur. L'appareil critique, lui aussi renouvelé et enrichi, se concentre sur le travail d'écriture de Casanova : il restitue l'histoire de los angeles langue, éclaire son choix d'écrire en français sans renoncer à l'italianité ("La langue française est los angeles sœur bien-aimée de l. a. mienne ; je l'habille souvent à l'italienne", écrit-il) et retranscrit dans los angeles mesure du attainable les passages biffés sur le manuscrit.

Ce quantity 1 reproduit trois variantes importantes : les différents projets de préface de l'auteur, les deux types du most desirable séjour parisien (1750-1752), et le récit de l'évasion publié en 1788 sous le titre Histoire de ma fuite des Plombs.

Enfin, on y trouvera plusieurs records permettant de mieux comprendre le monde de Casanova : évaluation de ses revenus, tables de conversion des monnaies européennes, règles de jeux comme le pharaon, cartes illustrant les déplacements du Vénitien (monde méditerranéen, quartiers de Venise et de Paris).

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By Jean Racine

Ce livre est une oeuvre du domaine public éditée au structure numérique par Ebooks libres et gratuits. L’achat de l’édition Kindle inclut le téléchargement through un réseau sans fil sur votre liseuse et vos functions de lecture Kindle.

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Nutcracker and Mouse King and The Tale of the Nutcracker

By E. T. A. Hoffmann, Alexandre Dumas père

The unique tales at the back of everyone's favourite Christmas ballet

It wasn't till the Fifties that seeing The Nutcracker at Christmastime turned an American culture. however the tale itself is way older and its unique motive extra advanced. This eye-opening new quantity offers of the tale's earliest models, either in new translations: E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King (1816), within which a tender woman is whisked away to the Land of Toys to aid her lively nutcracker defeat the Mouse King, and Alexandre Dumas's 1845 variation, The story of the Nutcracker, according to Hoffmann's well known paintings. impossible to resist stories of magic, secret, and youth event, those undying delights and clean interpretations in regards to the value of mind's eye will captivate readers of every age.

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Nana (Oxford World's Classics)

Nana opens in 1867, the 12 months of the realm reasonable, while Paris, thronged by means of a worldly elite, was once an ideal goal 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, fashionable English.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different useful positive aspects, together with professional introductions through top professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and masses more.

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