Category: French Literature

Dernier inventaire avant liquidation

By Frédéric Beigbeder

"Au fond je suis persuadé que les chefs-d'oeuvres détestent être des chefs-d'oeuvre. » résume Frédéric Beigbeder. Voici une manière de bilan, sans prétention à être exhaustif, de l. a. littérature au 20ème siècle. Pendant l'été 1999, 6 000 lecteurs ont choisi d'établir leur sélection des 50 livres du siècle, à l'aide d'une pré-sélection établie par los angeles FNAC et le magazine Le Monde. Le tout aboutit à cet inventaire commenté, avec l. a. subjectivité qu'on think. Alliance de los angeles démocratie et du choix subjectif, cette liste permet à notre trublion cultivé de « rafraîchir », de rajeunir, de discuter, de plaisanter, les oeuvres en query. De Nadja d'André Breton (n° 50) à L'Etranger d'Albert Camus (n°1 au best 50), en passant par Lolita de Nabokov ou Bonjour tristesse de Françoise Sagan, on lira ici un Panthéon drôlatique et irrespectueux. Le commentateur s'autorise tous les raccourcis, les parallèles avec les mouvements littéraires d'aujourd'hui, mais sans jamais de départir d'un véritable enthousiasme.

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Notre Dame de París (Penguin Clásicos)

By Victor Hugo

Una de las obras maestras de Victor Hugo.

Notre-Dame de París cuenta l. a. historia de los angeles gitana Esmeralda, quien en compañía de su cabra Djali toca l. a. pandereta y baila en las calles de París para subsistir, hasta que se l. a. acusa de haber asesinado al capitán Phoebus, su amado, y se l. a. condena a los angeles horca. Sin embargo, el jorobado Quasimodo, campanero de Notre-Dame, quien tras su deformidad esconde un corazón brilliant y sediento de amor, luchará para salvar a l. a. gitana. Recreación del mito de los angeles bella y los angeles 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 l. a. 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 via John Sturrock in Penguin Classics. within the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer. Mocked and refrained from for his visual appeal, he's pitied purely via Esmerelda, a gorgeous gypsy dancer to whom he turns into thoroughly dedicated. Esmerelda, despite the fact that, has additionally attracted the eye of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, and while she rejects his lecherous techniques, Frollo hatches a plot to ruin her, that simply Quasimodo can hinder. Victor Hugo's sensational, evocative novel brings lifestyles to the medieval Paris he enjoyed, and mourns its passing in a single of the best ancient romances of the 19th century. John Sturrock's transparent, modern translation is followed by way of an advent discussing it as a passionate novel of principles, written in defence of Gothic structure and of a burgeoning democracy, and demonstrating that an unsightly external can cover ethical attractiveness. This revised version additionally comprises additional interpreting and a chronology of Hugo's lifestyles. 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 better remembered for his novels, specially Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) and Les Miserables (1862) which was once tailored into probably the most profitable musicals of all time. although exiled to the Channel Islands through Napoleon III, Hugo again to Paris in 1870 and remained a very good public determine until eventually his demise: his physique lay in nation below the Arc de Triomphe, and he used to be later buried within the Panthéon. in the event you loved Notre-Dame de Paris, it's possible 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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Manon Lescaut: A Classic Short Novel (Top 100 Novels)

Manon Lescaut through Abbe Prevost Manon Lescaut (L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut) is a brief novel by way of French writer Abbe Prevost. released in 1731, it's the 7th and ultimate quantity of Memoires et aventures d'un homme de qualite (Memoirs and Adventures of a guy of Quality). It was once arguable in its time and used to be banned in France upon e-book. regardless of this, it grew to become very hot and pirated variants have been greatly disbursed. In a next 1753 version, the Abbe Prevost toned down a few scandalous info and injected extra moralizing disclaimers. Friedrich (Frederick) Engels was once born on 28 November 1820 in Barmen, Prussia (now Wuppertal, Germany). on the time, Barmen was once an increasing commercial city and Frederick used to be the eldest son of a filthy rich German cotton producer. His father, Friederich, Sr., used to be an evangelical. hence, Engels used to be raised Christian Pietist. As he grew up, his courting along with his mom and dad grew to become strained as a result of his atheist ideals. Parental disapproval of his innovative actions is recorded in an October 1848 letter from his mom, Elizabeth Engels. during this letter his mom berates him for having "really long gone too some distance" and "begged" him "to continue no further.". "You have paid extra heed to folks, to strangers, and feature taken no account of your mother's pleas. God on my own understands what i've got felt and suffered of overdue. i used to be trembling whilst I picked up the newspaper and observed therein warrant used to be out for my son's arrest." on the time this letter used to be written, Frederick Engels used to be in hiding in Brussels, Belgium, quickly to make his approach to Switzerland after which, in 1849, again into Germany for participation within the Baden and Palatinate progressive rebellion.

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Exercises in Style

By Raymond Queneau

“A paintings of genius in a super translation by way of Barbara Wright….Endlessly attention-grabbing and intensely funny.” —Philip Pullman

The plot of Exercises in Style is easy: a guy will get into a controversy with one other passenger on a bus. in spite of the fact that, this anecdote is advised ninety nine extra occasions, each one in a noticeably varied kind, as a sonnet, an opera, in slang, and with many extra variations. This virtuoso set of diversifications is a linguistic rust-remover, and a consultant to literary types.

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On a eu du mal

By Jérémie Gindre

"Le most popular soir au eating place, alors que ça ne lui avait jamais traversé l'esprit, elle copie spontanément un couple d'Allemands qui grimacent en buvant du limoncello. Le copain rigole et start à los angeles trouver attirante, ce qui finit comme prévu. Il est gentil et musclé. Il lui parle du patrimoine de l'île, de petites plages quasi secrètes. Avec lui Mélanie Gillioz se despatched prête à faire du topless. Un matin en faisant du jet-ski, elle se dit que finalement son truc, c'est plus les sensations fortes".

L'auteur des cinq histoires de ce recueil est un explorateur. Ses investigations, destinées à décrypter le rôle des émotions, le mènent dans "l'extra-quotidien", d'où il rapporte des scènes singulières et drôles.

Né à Genève en 1978, Jérémie Gindre est un artiste et écrivain suisse, qui a décidé de ne pas choisir entre arts plastiques et littérature. Sa pratique artistique comprend l’écriture comme los angeles sculpture, l’installation ou encore le dessin, et discover des thèmes aussi variés que l’histoire, los angeles géographie, ou les neurosciences. On a ecu du mal lui a d’ailleurs été inspiré par une résidence d’artiste au Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives de Genève. « J’ai toujours ecu un rapport très encyclopédique à l’art. Je trouve d’abord un sujet qui me passionne, puis une histoire à faire apparaître autour.»

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