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In One Person Book by

In One Person Book
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN Code: 0307361802
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Summary: “My dear boy, please don’t put a label on me – don’t make me a category before you get to know me!” John Irving’s new novel is a glorious ode to sexual difference, a poignant story of a life that no reader will be able to forget, a book that no one else could have written. Told with the panache and assurance of a master storyteller, In One Person takes the reader along a dizzying path: from a private school in Vermont in the 1950s to the gay bars of Madrid’s Chueca district, from the Vienna State Opera to the wrestling mat at the New York Athletic Club. It takes in the ways that cross-dressing passes from one generation to the next in a family, the trouble with amateur performances of Ibsen, and what happens if you fall in love at first sight while reading Madame Bovary on a troop transport ship, in the middle of an Atlantic storm. For the sheer pleasure of the tale, there is no writer alive as entertaining and enthralling as John Irving at his best. But this is also a heartfelt, intimate book about one person, a novelist named William Francis Dean. By his side as he tells his own story, we follow Billy on a fifty-year journey toward himself, meeting some uniquely unconventional characters along the way. For all his long and short relationships with both men and women, Billy remains somehow alone, never quite able to fit into society’s neat categories. And as Billy searches for the truth about himself, In One Person grows into an unforgettable call for compassion in a world marked by failures of love and failures of understanding. Utterly contemporary and topical in its themes, In One Person is one of John Irving’s most political novels. It is a book that grapples with the mysteries of identity and the multiple tragedies of the AIDS epidemic, a book about everything that has changed in our sexual life over the last fifty years and everything that still needs to. It’s also one of Irving’s most sincere and human novels, a book imbued on every page with a spirit of openness that expands and challenges the reader’s world. A brand new story in a grand old tradition, In One Person stands out as one of John Irving’s finest works – and as such, one of the best and most important American books of the last four decades.

The Cider House Rules Book by John Irving

The Cider House Rules Book
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0062235184
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Summary: An American classic first published in 1985 by William Morrow and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The Cider House Rules is among John Irving's most beloved novels. Set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch—saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted. “A novel as good as one could hope to find from any author, anywhere, anytime. Engrossing, moving, thoroughly satisfying.” —Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22

Last Night in Twisted River Book by John Irving

Last Night in Twisted River Book
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-10-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN Code: 0307373037
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Summary: From the author of A Widow for One Year, A Prayer for Owen Meany and other acclaimed novels, comes a story of a father and a son - fugitives in 20th-century North America. In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving's twelfth novel - depicts the recent half-century in the United States as a world "where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course." From the novel's taut opening sentence - "The young Canadian, who could not have been more than fifteen, had hesitated too long." - to its elegiac final chapter, what distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice, the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.

The Imaginary Girlfriend Book by John Irving

The Imaginary Girlfriend Book
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 0307361977
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Summary: The Imaginary Girlfriend is a candid memoir of the writers and wrestlers who played a role in John Irving's development as a novelist and as a wrestler. It also portrays a father's dedication—Irving coached his two sons to championship titles. It is an illuminating, concise work, a literary treasure.

This Little Family Book by Inès Bayard

This Little Family Book
  • Author : Inès Bayard
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1892746670
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Summary: AN ASTONISHING DEBUT. THE NEXT BEST READ FOR FANS OF MY DARK VANESSA. This striking debut novel inhabits the mind of a young married woman driven to extremes by disgust and dread in the aftermath of a rape. Marie and Laurent, a young, affluent couple, have settled into their large Paris apartment and decide to start trying for a baby. This picture-perfect existence is shattered when Marie is assaulted by her new boss. Deeply shaken by the attack, she discovers she is pregnant, and is convinced her rapist is the father. Marie closes herself off in a destructive silence, ultimately leading her to commit an irreparable act. In a first novel of extraordinary power and depth, Inès Bayard exposes disturbing truths about how society sees women and how women see themselves in turn.

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed Book by John Irving

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed Book
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 0307361985
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Summary: Here is a treat for John Irving addicts and a perfect introduction to his work for the uninitiated. To open this spirited collection, Irving explains how he became a writer. There follow six scintillating stories written over the last twenty years ending with a homage to Charles Dickens. This irresistible collection cannot fail to delight and charm.

Amy's Diary #1 Book by Veronique Grisseaux,India Desjardins

Amy's Diary #1 Book
  • Author : Veronique Grisseaux,India Desjardins
  • Publisher : Charmz
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 1545803803
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Summary: At fourteen, Amy Van Brandt doesn't feel particularly close to anyone. Since her father died, her mother has become some sort of a zombie, except all of a sudden, she's back to life (and even wearing edgy underwear!). Could there be a connection with Dennis Belcher, the school principal? (OMG!) As for her best friend, Kat, love has rendered her brain uncharacteristically mushy. No way that's happening to her, either! But it seems no one is truly safe from love at first sight... And in the middle of all this chaos, there's only one thing Amy really wants: to find her place in the universe.

The 158-Pound Marriage Book by John Irving

The 158-Pound Marriage Book
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 1984800094
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Summary: “Irving looks cunningly beyond the eye-catching gyrations of the mating dance to the morning-after implications.”—The Washington Post The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this sensual, ironic tale about a ménage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of The World According to Garp; but this very trim and precise novel is a marked departure from the author's generally robust, boisterous style. Though Mr. Irving's cool eye spares none of his foursome, he writes with genuine compassion for the sexual tests and illusions they perpetrate on each other; but the sexual intrigue between them demonstrates how even the kind can be ungenerous, and even the well-intentioned, destructive. “One of the most remarkable things about John Irving's first three novels, viewed from the vantage of The World According to Garp, is that they can be read as one extended fictional enterprise. . . . The 158-Pound Marriage is as lean and concentrated as a mine shaft.”—Terrence Des Pres “Deft, hard-hitting . . . What Irving demonstrates beautifully is that a one-to-one relationship is more demanding than a free-for-all.”—The New York Times Book Review

The Truth About Lorin Jones Book by Alison Lurie

The Truth About Lorin Jones Book
  • Author : Alison Lurie
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN Code: 1453271228
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Summary: In this comedy by a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, a biographer out to vindicate a neglected female artist learns that the truth is never tidy. Polly Alter is through with men. Recovering from her divorce, she has taken a year off from her museum job to write a biography of Lorin Jones, a sensitive painter who died young and nearly forgotten. Polly is determined to bring the artist the public acclaim she deserves, making up for the neglect and exploitation Lorin suffered from the men in her life. The only problem with the story of Lorin’s victimhood is that it may not be true. And as Polly wades deeper into her research, growing more attached to her subject, and more lost in the world of two decades past, she begins to realize that no life story is as simple as a biographer might wish. The National Book Award–shortlisted author of Foreign Affairs writes a daring and “relentless comedy” that novelist Edmund White calls “one of the most entertaining novels I've read in a long time” (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.

Until I Find You Book by John Irving

Until I Find You Book
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN Code: 0307371344
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Summary: Until I Find You is the story of the actor Jack Burns – his life, loves, celebrity and astonishing search for the truth about his parents. When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, William, a brilliant church organist and profligate womanizer, is always a step ahead – has always just departed in a wave of scandal, with a new tattoo somewhere on his body from a local master or “scratcher.” Alice and Jack abandon their quest, and Jack is educated at schools in Canada and New England – including, tellingly, a girls’ school in Toronto. His real education consists of his relationships with older women – from Emma Oastler, who initiates him into erotic life, to the girls of St. Hilda’s, with whom he first appears on stage, to the abusive Mrs. Machado, whom he first meets when sent to learn wrestling at a local gym. Too much happens in this expansive, eventful novel to possibly summarize it all. Emma and Jack move to Los Angeles, where Emma becomes a successful novelist and Jack a promising actor. A host of eccentric minor characters memorably come and go, including Jack’s hilariously confused teacher the Wurtz; Michelle Maher, the girlfriend he will never forget; and a precocious child Jack finds in the back of an Audi in a restaurant parking lot. We learn about tattoo addiction and movie cross-dressing, “sleeping in the needles” and the cure for cauliflower ears. And John Irving renders his protagonist’s unusual rise through Hollywood with the same vivid detail and range of emotions he gives to the organ music Jack hears as a child in European churches. This is an absorbing and moving book about obsession and loss, truth and storytelling, the signs we carry on us and inside us, the traces we can’t get rid of. Jack has always lived in the shadow of his absent father. But as he grows older – and when his mother dies – he starts to doubt the portrait of his father’s character she painted for him when he was a child. This is the cue for a second journey around Europe in search of his father, from Edinburgh to Switzerland, towards a conclusion of great emotional force. A melancholy tale of deception, Until I Find You is also a swaggering comic novel, a giant tapestry of life’s hopes. It is a masterpiece to compare with John Irving’s great novels, and restates the author’s claim to be considered the most glorious, comic, moving novelist at work today.

Every Body Matters Book by Gary L. Thomas

Every Body Matters Book
  • Author : Gary L. Thomas
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2011-11-22
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0310412250
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Summary: Few pastors or Christian writers have dared to approach the subject of how proper eating and an active lifestyle can affect how we serve God. Author Gary Thomas does just that. And he reaches all the way back to the apostle Paul, who wrote that we need to prime our bodies to become, "an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work." To illustrate the body/soul correlation, Thomas presents engaging and diverse stories that include a young mom who got fit through volleyball and reaped spiritual rewards in her marriage, a 300-pound pastor who realized his obesity was eroding his ministry impact, and a woman who gained the spiritual strength to survive a contentious divorce by training for a marathon. In every instance, Thomas makes a direct connection between the physical challenge and its spiritual consequence.This book is a must read for anyone seeking new and compelling motivation for strengthening their bodies and fortifying their souls.

The Lowering Days Book by Gregory Brown

The Lowering Days Book
  • Author : Gregory Brown
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0062994158
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Summary: “In The Lowering Days Gregory Brown gives us a lush, almost mythic portrait of a very specific place and time that feels all the more universal for its singularity. There’s magic here.” —Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Empire Falls and Chances Are A promising literary star makes his debut with this emotionally powerful saga, set in 1980s Maine, that explores family love, the power of myths and storytelling, survival and environmental exploitation, and the ties between cultural identity and the land we live on If you paid attention, you could see the entire unfolding of human history in a story . . . Growing up, David Almerin Ames and his brothers, Link and Simon, believed the wild patch of Maine where they lived along the Penobscot River belonged to them. Running down the state like a spine, the river shared its name with the people of the Penobscot Nation, whose ancestral territory included the entire Penobscot watershed—the land upon which the Ames family eventually made their home. The brothers’ affinity for the natural world derives from their iconoclastic parents, Arnoux, a romantic artist and Vietnam War deserter who builds boats by hand, and Falon, an activist journalist who runs The Lowering Days, a community newspaper which gives equal voice to indigenous and white issues. But the boys’ childhood reverie is shattered when a bankrupt paper mill, once the Penobscot Valley’s largest employer, is burned to the ground on the eve of potentially reopening. As the community grapples with the scope of the devastation, Falon receives a letter from a Penobscot teenager confessing to the crime—an act of justice for a sacred river under centuries of assault. For the residents of the Penobscot Valley, the fire reveals a stark truth. For many, the mill is a lifeline, providing working class jobs they need to survive. Within the Penobscot Nation, the mill is a bringer of death, spewing toxic chemicals and wastewater products that poison the river’s fish and plants. As the divide within the community widens, the building anger and resentment explodes in tragedy, wrecking the lives of David and those around him. Evocative and atmospheric, pulsating with the rhythms of the natural world, The Lowering Days is a meditation on the flow and weight of history, the power and fragility of love, the dangerous fault lines underlying families, and the enduring land where stories are created and told.

The Water-Method Man Book by John Irving

The Water-Method Man Book
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1984800078
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Summary: “John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist.”—Los Angeles Times Fred "Bogus" Trumper has troubles. A divorced, broke graduate student of Old Norse in 1970s New York, Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the pursuit of happiness: His ex-wife has moved in with his childhood best friend, his life is the subject of a tell-all movie, and his chronic urinary tract infection requires surgery. Trumper is determined to change. There's only one problem: it seems the harder he tries to alter his adolescent ways, the more he is drawn to repeating the mistakes of the past. . . . Written when Irving was twenty-nine, Trumper's tale of woe is told with all the wit and humor that would become Irving's trademark. “Three or four times as funny as most novels.”—The New Yorker Praise for The Water-Method Man “Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly—something close to joyful malice—perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally. Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege. Harm and disarray are daily fare, as if the course of love could not run true. . . . Irving's multiple manner . . . his will to come at the world from different directions, is one of the outstandint traits of The World According to Garp, but this remarkable flair for . . . stories inside stories . . . isalready handled with mastery . . . and with a freedom almost wanton in The Water-Method Man [which is Garp's predecessor by six years].”—Terrence Des Pres “Brutal reality and hallucination, comedy and pathos. A rich, unified tapestry.”—Time

L'art de la niaque Book by Angela Duckworth

L'art de la niaque Book
  • Author : Angela Duckworth
  • Publisher : JC Lattès
  • Release Date : 2017-04-12
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 2709657961
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Summary: Comment la passion et de la persévérance forgent les destins et comment la cultiver ? La psychologue Angela Duckworth démontre aux parents, étudiants, enseignants, sportifs et entrepreneurs – aguerris ou néophytes – que le secret d’un succès éclatant ne réside pas dans de quelconques prédispositions mais dans ce qu’elle entend par « pugnacit頻 : la passion alliée à la persévérance. Enseignante-chercheuse de renom, Angela Duckworth évoque ici ses passages successifs par l’enseignement, le conseil aux entreprises et les neurosciences pour étayer son hypothèse que le succès ne s’explique pas par le « génie » mais un dosage unique de passion et d’opiniâtreté. Au fil des pages, elle conduit le lecteur auprès de sportifs, d’artistes, de militaires, de grands hommes d’affaires, d’enseignants qui leur livrent comment ils ont développé leur pugnacité. Dénichant des pépites dans l’histoire de la psychologie, elle suggère quelles leçons tirer des travaux les plus récents sur ceux qui excellent dans leur domaine. Vous apprendrez entre autres : Pourquoi le moindre effort en vue d’atteindre votre objectif compte double. Comment s’acquiert la pugnacité indépendamment du QI ou des circonstances. Comment aider nos enfants à se concentrer durablement sur leurs activités ? Quelle part d’un entraînement optimal implique de la souffrance et quelle part mène à l’extase. Ce qui vaut mieux pour un enfant, d’un soutien inconditionnel ou d’un haut niveau d’exigence. Vous y découvrirez ce qui se passe dans votre esprit quand vous butez contre un obstacle, et que tout part de là – plutôt que du talent ou de la chance. Traduit de l’anglais par Marie Boudewyn

FRENCH - GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT #1 Book by Clic-books Digital Media

FRENCH - GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT #1 Book
  • Author : Clic-books Digital Media
  • Publisher : Clic-books Digital Media
  • Release Date : 2015-03-25
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: FRENCH: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT. A new way to learn French. What? This ebook is 100% bilingual. It is in the form of a series of general knowledge quizzes, with each question in French then in English (plus the answers!). If you are learning French, it’s an entertaining way to practice your language skills. Simply ‘click’ through each question at your own pace, trying to understand as much as you can. Because the text is fully bilingual (French-English), you will always have the help you need to improve and consolidate your knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary. It’s like having a personal French tutor at your side as you read! Why? Because people have busy lives, and developing your reading skills in a second language is difficult and time-consuming. Clic-books are about little and often. Whenever you have a few minutes free, practice your French in a relaxed and convenient way, building your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary quickly and effectively using fully bilingual texts. How? Clic-books present you with very short examples of French language, normally one or two sentences at a time. By clicking to the next page you see the same text, in English. As you work through the questions watch how quickly your French reading skills improve! Read more about Clicbooks at: www.clic-books.com or join our mailing list. *** FAQs about Clic-books Are clic-books a language-learning methodology? No. Clic-books are not a ‘miracle method’ or even a ‘method’. They’re a just an entertaining way to spend a little spare time reinforcing and adding to your understanding of the language. At what speed should I work through the texts? At whatever speed suits you. Reading slowly and carefully will allow you to try and understand every word and construction; moving faster will help you to read fluently for meaning, even when certain words or constructions are not understood entirely. But I don’t understand all the language in the examples. When you read a newspaper or magazine in English you probably don’t understand everything either. Part of the skill of understanding a foreign language is the ability to extract meaning even when your comprehension is not 100%. Are the translations here completely literal? They are as close as we could get while keeping to normal, standard language. So use the translations into Spanish as a guide for comprehension, not as an explanation of grammatical structures. I sometimes find myself focussing on the general knowledge questions, and not paying attention to the language used. Good! A language is a means to communication, so if you can work through these examples of English and forget that they are a way of practicing your English, that’s great. Does this series use the same questions as the other language-learning series by Clic-books? Yes, SABER Y APRENDER (the series for Spanish speakers learning English) and GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT (the series for English speakers learning Spanish) contain the same questions. Hence, don’t buy books from more than one series. Keywords: learn french, highschool french, french grammar, second language learning, french-english bilingual education, french practice, language immersion

Measuring Mental Disorders Book by Philippe Le Moigne

Measuring Mental Disorders Book
  • Author : Philippe Le Moigne
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-21
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN Code: 0128172525
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Summary: This book is a collective work draws on the perspective of social sciences, mobilizing perspectives from the sociology of science, the history of psychiatry, medical ethnography and public policy analysis. This initiative, which has no precedent in social sciences, is surrounded by an original, if not apparently paradoxical statement: considering that the deployment of these processes, strictly formal and depersonalized, is justified in becoming the rule in a society known as "individuals". Presents the measurement of mental disorders (tests / scales) across the various sectors Determines the underpinning of this measure and its performance Explains the rise of these tests and its success Understands its impact on users

Voyages - Etats-Unis 2020 Book by Collectif

Voyages - Etats-Unis 2020 Book
  • Author : Collectif
  • Publisher : Hachette Tourisme
  • Release Date : 2019-10-30
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 2011183979
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Summary: Cet ebook est une version numérique du guide papier sans interactivité additionnelle.Le Routard vous invite à un tour foisonnant et vertigineux des USA. Dans ce livre « hors norme », partez à la découverte :D'une nature XXL, belle et sauvage ; Des plus belles routes mythiques ;De la culture US dans tous ses états : ciné, peinture, musique, street art ;Des plus grandes villes pour sentir le pouls de chacune d'entre elles ;De tout l'univers de la food version us : les hotspots de la street food, BBQ, les spécialités du typical american brunch...Et de tout ce qui est fou, fou, fou ! Amazing america ! Le Routard a mis toute son expérience et son savoir-faire pour vous proposer plus qu'un livre, un véritable voyage à lui tout seul ! Ouvrez-le, et vous ne serez pas prêt de le refermer... Et en prime, des cartes postales, des dossiers pratiques, des centaines de photos et des illustrations originales, plus sublimes les unes que les autres, font de ce livre un objet exceptionnel... pour préparer sa prochaine aventure ou voyager depuis son salon !

Dalva Book by Jim Harrison

Dalva Book
  • Author : Jim Harrison
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2013-12-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 999
  • ISBN Code: 080219222X
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Summary: Now available in eBook for the first time, Dalva is one of the finest novels by New York Times bestselling, much beloved author Jim Harrison: a beautifully crafted story of one woman’s journey to find her son. From her home on the California coast, Dalva hears the broad silence of the Nebraska prairie where she was born and longs for the son she gave up for adoption years before. Beautiful, fearless, tormented, at forty-five she has lived a life of lovers and adventures. Now, Dalva begins a journey that will take her back to the bosom of her family, to the half-Sioux lover of her youth, and to a pioneering great-grandfather whose journals recount the bloody annihilation of the Plains Indians. On the way, she discovers a story that stretches from East to West, from the Civil War to Wounded Knee and Vietnam—and finds the balm to heal her wild and wounded soul. One of Harrison’s most ambitious novels, Dalva explores an extraordinary family through the strong, engaging voice of an unforgettable woman, confirming Harrison as one of America’s most memorable writers.

A Woman Loved Book by Andreï Makine

A Woman Loved Book
  • Author : Andreï Makine
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1555973426
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Summary: The fascinating story of a young Russian filmmaker's attempts to portray Catherine the Great, before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union Catherine the Great's life seems to have been made for the cinema—her rise to power; her reportedly countless love affairs and wild sexual escapades; the episodes of betrayal, revenge, and even murder—there's no shortage of historical drama. But Oleg Erdmann, a young Russian filmmaker, seeks to discover and portray Catherine's essential, emotional truth, her real life beyond the rumors and façade. His first screenplay just barely makes it past the Soviet film board and is assigned to a talented director, but the resulting film fails to avoid the usual clichés. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, as he struggles to find a place for himself in the new order, Oleg agrees to work with an old friend on a television series that becomes a quick success—as well as increasingly lurid, a far cry from his original vision. He continues to seek the real Catherine elsewhere. With A Woman Loved, Andreï Makine delivers a sweeping novel about the uses of art, the absurdity of history, and the overriding power of human love, if only it can be uncovered and allowed to flourish.

Oh What a Paradise It Seems Book by John Cheever

Oh What a Paradise It Seems Book
  • Author : John Cheever
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-07-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 0307759989
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Summary: John Cheever's last novel is a fable set in a village so idyllic it has no fast-food outlet and having as its protagonist an old man, Lemuel Sears, who still has it in him to fall wildly in love with strangers of both sexes. But Sears's paradise is threatened; the pond he loves is being fouled by unscrupulous polluters. In Cheever's accomplished hands the battle between an elderly romantic and the monstrous aspects of late-twentieth-century civilization becomes something ribald, poignant, and ineffably joyful.

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste Book by Valerie Martin

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste Book
  • Author : Valerie Martin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0385533519
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Summary: A captivating, atmospheric return to historical fiction that is every bit as convincing and engrossing as Martin's landmark Mary Reilly. In 1872 the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo was intact and there was no sign of struggle, but the crew was gone. They were never found. This maritime mystery lies at the center of an intricate narrative branching through the highest levels of late-nineteenth-century literary society. While on a voyage to Africa, a rather hard-up and unproven young writer named Arthur Conan Doyle hears of the Mary Celeste and decides to write an outlandish short story about what took place. This story causes quite a sensation back in the United States, particularly between sought-after Philadelphia spiritualist medium Violet Petra and a rational-minded journalist named Phoebe Grant, who is seeking to expose Petra as a fraud. Then there is the family of the Mary Celeste's captain, a family linked to the sea for generations and marked repeatedly by tragedy. Each member of this ensemble cast holds a critical piece to the puzzle of the Mary Celeste. These three elements—a ship found sailing without a crew, a famous writer on the verge of enormous success, and the rise of an unorthodox and heretical religious fervor—converge in unexpected ways, in diaries, in letters, in safe harbors and rough seas. In a haunted, death-obsessed age, a ghost ship appearing in the mist is by turns a provocative mystery, an inspiration to creativity, and a tragic story of the disappearance of a family and of a bond between husband and wife that, for one moment, transcends the impenetrable barrier of death.

Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything Book by Daniela Krien

Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything Book
  • Author : Daniela Krien
  • Publisher : MacLehose Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1782062408
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Summary: It is summer 1990, only months after the border dividing Germany has dissolved. Maria, nearly seventeen, moves in with her boyfriend on his family farm. A chance encounter with enigmatic loner Henner, a neighbouring farmer, quickly develops into a passionate relationship. But Maria soon finds that Henner can be as brutal as he is tender - his love reveals itself through both animal violence and unexpected sensitivity. Maria builds a fantasy of their future life together, but her expectations differ dramatically from those of Henner himself, until it seems their story can only end in tragedy. Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything is a bold and impressive debut in which love and violence, conflict and longing, are inextricably entwined.

My Movie Business Book by John Irving

My Movie Business Book
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 0307361993
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Summary: John Irving's memoir describes the author's involvement (and lack thereof) in five of the films that have (and have not) been made from his nine novels. My Movie Business focuses primarily on the thirteen years Mr. Irving spent writing and rewriting his screenplay of The Cider House Rules, for four different directors. A Miramax production, the film was finally shot in the fall of 1998 directed by the Swedish director Lasse Hallström (My Life as a Dog), with Michael Caine in the role of Dr. Larch. The Cider House Rules is a November 1999 release. Mr. Irving also writes about the failed effort to make his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, into a movie; about two of the films that were made from his novels (but not from his screenplays), The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire; and about his ongoing struggle to shepherd his screenplay of A Son of the Circus into production. In addition to its qualities as a memoir - anecdotal, comic, affectionate, and candid - My Movie Business is an insightful essay on the essential differences between writing a novel and writing a screenplay. Never have the two forms of storytelling been so lucidly compared and contrasted; the details are memorable, the examples clarifying. My Movie Business includes photos by Stephen Vaughan, the still photographer on the film set of The Cider House Rules.

Score IAE-Message - Tout l'entraînement - 2019 Book by Marie-Virginie Speller,Sophie Gallix

Score IAE-Message - Tout l'entraînement - 2019 Book
  • Author : Marie-Virginie Speller,Sophie Gallix
  • Publisher : Dunod
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 210078708X
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Summary: Cet ouvrage propose de s'entraîner au score IAE message avec 12 tests blancs inédits. Le score IAE message est un test unique d’aptitude aux études en gestion, utilisé par plus de 320 formations universitaires. Cet ouvrage propose : Toute la méthodologie : la présentation du test et des conseils généraux pour bien se préparer et le réussir et la méthodologie pour chaque épreuve, les techniques à connaître et les erreurs à éviter. Rappels de cours : les connaissances indispensables en culture générale, raisonnement logique et numérique ainsi qu'en langue française et anglaise. Plus de 2 000 questions corrigées 12 tests blancs inédits corrigés Cette nouvelle édition est entièrement revue et corrigée.

Our Young Man Book by Edmund White

Our Young Man Book
  • Author : Edmund White
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1632860023
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Summary: Our Young Man follows the life of a gorgeous Frenchman, Guy, as he goes from the industrial city of Clermont-Ferrand to the top of the modeling profession in New York City's fashion world, becoming the darling of Fire Island's gay community. Like Wilde's Dorian Grey, Guy never seems to age; at thirty-five he is still modeling, still enjoying lavish gifts from older men who believe he's twenty-three--though their attentions always come at a price. Ambivalently, Guy lets them believe, driven especially by the memory of growing up poor, until he finds he needs the lie to secure not only wealth, but love itself. Surveying the full spectrum of gay amorous life through the disco era and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White (who worked at Vogue for ten years) explores the power of physical beauty--to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive--with sparkling wit and pathos.

Score IAE-Message - 2021-2022 Book by Marie-Virginie Speller,Sophie Gallix

Score IAE-Message - 2021-2022 Book
  • Author : Marie-Virginie Speller,Sophie Gallix
  • Publisher : Dunod
  • Release Date : 2020-10-07
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN Code: 2100819062
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Summary: Cet ouvrage propose de s'entraîner au score IAE message avec 12 tests blancs inédits. Le score IAE message est un test unique d’aptitude aux études en gestion, utilisé par plus de 320 formations universitaires. Cet ouvrage propose : Toute la méthodologie : la présentation du test et des conseils généraux pour bien se préparer et le réussir et la méthodologie pour chaque épreuve, les techniques à connaître et les erreurs à éviter. Rappels de cours : les connaissances indispensables en culture générale, raisonnement logique et numérique ainsi qu'en langue française et anglaise. Plus de 2 000 questions corrigées 12 tests blancs inédits corrigés

Avenue of Mysteries Book by John Irving

Avenue of Mysteries Book
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN Code: 0307361837
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Summary: John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of North America's most admired and beloved storytellers in this absorbing novel of fate and memory. As we grow older--most of all, in what we remember and what we dream--we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. "An aura of fate had marked him," John Irving writes, of Juan Diego. "The chain of events, the links in our lives--what leads us where we're going, the courses we follow to our ends, what we don't see coming, and what we do--all this can be mysterious, or simply unseen, or even obvious." Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past--in Mexico--collides with his future.

A Widow for One Year Book by John Irving

A Widow for One Year Book
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN Code: 0307362019
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Summary: “One night when she was four and sleeping in the bottom bunk of her bunk bed, Ruth Cole woke to the sound of lovemaking—it was coming from her parents’ bedroom.” This sentence opens John Irving’s ninth novel, A Widow for One Year, a story of a family marked by tragedy. Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character—a “difficult” woman. By no means is she conventionally “nice,” but she will never be forgotten. Ruth’s story is told in three parts, each focusing on a critical time in her life. When we first meet her—on Long Island, in the summer of 1958—Ruth is only four. The second window into Ruth’s life opens on the fall of 1990, when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career. She distrusts her judgment in men, for good reason. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She’s about to fall in love for the first time. Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing, A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force. Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief.

Prendre soin de soi par l'autohypnose Book by Elise Lelarge,Isabelle Prévot-Stimec

Prendre soin de soi par l'autohypnose Book
  • Author : Elise Lelarge,Isabelle Prévot-Stimec
  • Publisher : Dunod
  • Release Date : 2017-01-25
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 2100760882
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Summary: La pratique de l’autohypnose consiste à apprendre à modifier son état de conscience pour favoriser à travers ce processus un meilleur positionnement dans sa vie, prolonger le travail thérapeutique engagé avec un professionnel, ou encore, mieux gérer au quotidien son stress chronique et autres réactions disproportionnées. Pour répondre à la demande croissante des patients, ce livre est conçu comme un guide pratique pour acquérir les bases et l’aisance d’une pratique individuelle de l’hypnose sécurisée et créative. Au-delà d’une recette miracle qui reste illusoire, les auteurs proposent des outils simples au service des besoins de chacun qui peuvent se complexifier graduellement en fonction des compétences et des envies. Proche de l’esprit éricksonien, le « sur-mesure » est au cœur de cet ouvrage qui propose d’apprendre à construire ses propres séances.

City of the Dead Book by Herbert Lieberman

City of the Dead Book
  • Author : Herbert Lieberman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN Code: 1480432628
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Summary: In 1970s New York, a forensic pathologist must use his professional skills to save his own daughter in this “harrowing” award-winning crime novel (The New York Times). In the gritty seventies, Manhattan is a dark, dangerous, and threatening place. One of the bright spots in this decaying metropolis is Paul Konig. As the city’s chief medical examiner, he has developed an impressive reputation for his skills in forensic pathology—skills that will be put to the ultimate test when a dangerous psychopath kidnaps Konig’s daughter. Awakened by phone calls featuring his daughter’s desperate screams each night, Konig finds his life unraveling, not only personally but professionally. Between the case of a serial killer who leaves a trail of severed body parts in his wake, an investigation into the forensic work on an alleged prison suicide, and a nakedly ambitious deputy medical examiner, he is at the end of his rope, and it will take every ounce of his strength to save his own life—as well as his family’s. Perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs, City of the Dead is a chilling thriller by the author of Crawlspace and a winner of the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, featuring “a massive amount of authoritative detail” about the life of a coroner (Kirkus Reviews).

Guide du Routard Etats-Unis Nord-Est 2020/21 Book by Collectif

Guide du Routard Etats-Unis Nord-Est 2020/21 Book
  • Author : Collectif
  • Publisher : Hachette Tourisme
  • Release Date : 2021-02-24
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN Code: 2017105635
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Summary: Cet ebook est une version numérique du guide papier sans interactivité additionnelle Dans le Routard Etats-Unis Nord-Est, remis à jour chaque année, vous trouverez : une première partie tout en couleurs pour découvrir la région à l'aide de photos et de cartes illustrant nos coups de coeur; des suggestions d'itinéraires et des infos pratiques pour organiser votre séjour ; et, bien sûr, des adresses vérifiées sur le terrain ; des visites et activités en dehors des sentiers battus ; des cartes et plans détaillés. Merci à tous les Routards qui partagent nos convictions depuis bientôt 50 ans : Liberté et indépendance d'esprit ; découverte et partage ; sincérité, tolérance et respect des autres.

Of the Farm Book by John Updike

Of the Farm Book
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 0679645756
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Summary: “A small masterpiece . . . With Of the Farm, John Updike has achieved a sureness of touch, a suppleness of style, and a subtlety of vision that is gained by few writers of fi ction.”—The New York Times In this short novel, Joey Robinson, a thirty-five-year-old New Yorker, describes a visit he makes, with his second wife and eleven-year-old stepson, to the Pennsylvania farm where he grew up and where his aging mother now lives alone. For three days, a quartet of voices explores the air, making confessions, seeking alignments, quarreling, pleading, and pardoning. They are not entirely alone: ghosts (fathers, lovers, children) press upon them, as do phantoms from the near future (nurses, lawyers, land developers). Of the Farm concerns the places people choose to live their lives, and the strategies they use to stand their ground.

La vie est un roman Book by Guillaume Musso

La vie est un roman Book
  • Author : Guillaume Musso
  • Publisher : Calmann-Lévy
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 2702165672
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Summary: POUR LUI, TOUT EST ÉCRIT D'AVANCE POUR ELLE TOUT RESTE À ÉCRIRE « Un jour d’avril, ma fille de trois ans, Carrie, a disparu alors que nous jouions toutes les deux à cache-cache dans mon appartement de Brooklyn. » Ainsi débute le récit de Flora Conway, romancière renommée à la discrétion légendaire. La disparition de Carrie n’a aucune explication. La porte et les fenêtres de l’appartement étaient closes, les caméras de ce vieil immeuble new-yorkais ne montrent pas d’intrusion. L’enquête de police n’a rien donné. Au même moment, de l’autre côté de l’Atlantique, un écrivain au cœur broyé se terre dans une maison délabrée. Lui seul détient la clé du mystère. Et Flora va le débusquer. Une lecture à nulle autre pareille. En trois actes et deux coups de théâtre, Guillaume Musso nous immerge dans une histoire étourdissante qui puise sa force dans le pouvoir des livres et la rage de vivre de ses personnages. « Un roman peut en cacher un autre. (...) Une vertigineuse mise en abyme et [Guillaume Musso] chahute les frontières entre la fiction et le réel, la vie et le roman, l'auteur et ses personnages. Suspense littéraire et amoureux, réflexion sur le pouvoir des livres et le métier d'écrivain, La vie est un roman est une lecture étourdissante, jubilatoire. » - Bernard Lehut, Laissez-vous tenter, RTL « Un roman aussi vertigineux que dense, exercice de haut vol et d'illusionniste sur les interactions d'un auteur avec ses créatures. » - Marianne Payot, L'Express « Guillaume Musso est un ensorceleur qui fait surgir l’impossible dans la vie de ses personnages au moment où l’on ne s’y attend pas. Son lecteur ne sera pas déçu car, outre le rythme soutenu, l’émotion et des héros attachants, l’intrigue est truffeée de références littéraires et rend un bel hommage aux écrivains. Captivant. » - Anne Michelet, Version Femina « Un récit machiavélique et jubilatoire autour du pouvoir des livres qui nous a complètement bluffés. (...) Guillaume Musso signe ici un de ses romans les plus personnels. Un de ses meilleurs aussi. » - Sandrine Bajos, Le Parisien « Passionnant ! Vous allez vous régaler ! » - Arnold Derek, France Bleu « Une formidable histoire qui ravira à la fois les amateurs de thrillers et les amoureux de littérature. (...) Assurément grand écrivain et grand lecteur, Guillaume Musso revient avec brio sur le métier d’écrire, l’inspiration, la vie réelle et imaginaire... (...) La vie est un roman fait irrésistiblement penser à Romain Gary. » - Alain-Jean Robert, AFP

L'impureté Book by Guy Scarpetta

L'impureté Book
  • Author : Guy Scarpetta
  • Publisher : Grasset
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN Code: 2246348099
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Summary: Que se passe-t-il, aujourd'hui, dans la création ? Une époque, manifestement, s'est achevée : celle des avant-gardes, de leur terrorisme et de leur radicalisme esthétique. Mais sommes-nous condamnés pour autant à revenir en arrière et à nous réfugier dans la nostalgie des codes et des langages du XIXe siècle ? L'hypothèse de ce livre, c'est qu'il existe, repérable çà et là, une tout autre voie, fondamentalement impure, celle-ci. Sachant qu'aucun langage n'est innocent, et aucun art naturel. N'hésitant pas à mélanger les genres, les registres. Et dont l'auteur trouve la trace dans des oeuvres aussi différentes que celles de Twombly, De Kooning, Kantor, Wilson, Beckett, Kundera, Pasolini, Godard, Berg, Broch ou Musil. Ecrit dans une langue élégante, étourdissant de culture mais jamais obscur, cet essai est une "somme" sans exemple consacrée à l'art et à la littérature de notre temps ; une référence obligée pour qui veut comprendre ce qui se joue dans la création à la fin du XXe siècle ; et peut-être même, au-delà, comme un véritable manifeste de l'esprit nouveau.

Le cas Fitzgerald Book by John Grisham

Le cas Fitzgerald Book
  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : JC Lattès
  • Release Date : 2018-05-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN Code: 2709661136
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Summary: Des malfaiteurs dévalisent la bibliothèque de l’Université de Princeton. Leur butin est déclaré d’une valeur inestimable, mais Princeton l’a assuré pour vingt-cinq millions de dollars. Bruce Cable possède une célèbre librairie à Santa-Rosa, une bourgade tranquille sur l’île Camino, en Floride. Bien que son affaire soit prospère, l’argent provient surtout du commerce de livres de collection. Peu de gens, toutefois, savent que Cable a souvent recours au marché parallèle et que passent entre ses mains manuscrits et ouvrages volés. Mercer Mann est une jeune romancière. Elle souffre d’une angoisse aiguë de la page blanche et vient de perdre son poste d’enseignante. Elle est contactée par une femme mystérieuse travaillant pour une société tout aussi mystérieuse. On lui offre une coquette somme pour infiltrer Bruce Cable et son cercle d’amis de la littérature. Sa mission est de se rapprocher suffisamment de lui et de découvrir ses secrets. Mais Mercer va trop en apprendre, et les ennuis vont commencer. Le paradis va devenir enfer, une métamorphose implacable comme seul John Grisham sait en conter. Traduit de l’anglais par Dominique Defert

Anaphores pronominales et nominales Book by Walter De Mulder

Anaphores pronominales et nominales Book
  • Author : Walter De Mulder
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN Code: 9789042012677
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Summary: This volume presents a series of studies which analyze the anaphoric relationship in French from a non-traditional angle. Concentrating on indirect anaphora and bridging phenomena rather than on "classical" anaphoric expressions whose referent does not change, they analyze the anaphoric use of expressions such as I'un / l'autre, le premier / le second and le même rather than the well-known pronouns and noun phrases. Furthermore, they look at the anaphorical functioning of expressions such as en or ça in order to get a better grasp of their nature and use rather than having it the other way around. In doing so, these studies exemplify some of the new approaches which are adopted in current research on anaphora and .for this reason they will appeal to all those who are interested in the semantic structure of the anaphoric and referential expressions and in the different ways in which these expressions are used to construct coherent texts and discourses, in combination with pragmatic and cognitive mechanisms and strategies. Les études réunies dans ce volume présentent des approches de la relation anaphorique en français qui s'écartent toutes dans une certaine mesure des recherches traditionnelles". Elles s'intéressent ainsi aux anaphores indirectes ou non fidèles, plutôt qu'aux anaphores fidèles, analysent le fonctionnement anaphorique d'expressions comme l'un / l'autre, le premier / le second et le même, plutôt que des pronoms et syntagmes nominaux, ou exploitent le comportement anaphorique d'expressions comme en et ça pour mieux comprendre leur nature et leur emploi, plutôt que l'inverse. Elles reflètent ainsi les nouveaux chemins que tente d'emprunter la recherche actuelle sur les anaphores et pourront de ce fait intéresser tous ceux qui s'occupent de l'analyse de la structure sémantique des expressions anaphoriques et référentielles, et qui étudient la façon dont celles-ci participent, en combinaison avec des mécanismes pragmatiques et cognitifs, à la construction de textes et de discours.

Solea Book by Jean-Claude Izzo

Solea Book
  • Author : Jean-Claude Izzo
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2016-07-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1609453956
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Summary: The final book in the Marseilles trilogy, following Chourmo, from “a talented writer who draws from the deep, dark well of noir (The Washington Post). Ex-cop, loner, Fabio Montale returns in this stunning conclusion to Jean-Claude Izzo’s Marseilles trilogy. Italian Mafiosi are hunting journalist-activist Babette Bellini, and the body count is growing as they close in on their prey. In desperation, Bellini seeks help from her former lover, Montale. Before he has time to shake off his most recent hangover, Montale is receiving sinister phone calls from men with Italian accents who want him to find Bellini for them. Like a woman he can’t leave, like strong liquor he can’t refuse, Marseilles lures Montale back into its violent embrace. Solea is Izzo’s heartfelt cry against the criminal forces corrupting his beloved city. It is his farewell to Marseilles and to its ideal protagonist, Fabio Montale. It concludes an unforgettable trilogy that epitomizes the aspirations and ideals of the Mediterranean noir movement. Praise for Izzo’s Marseilles Trilogy “One of the masterpieces of modern noir.” —The Washington Post “Izzo’s ability to describe Marseilles and to make his readers feel the multiracial reality of that city so directly and authentically is fascinating.” —Andrea Camilleri, New York Times–bestselling author of the Inspector Montalbano series “Sensationally readable . . . Full of fascinating characters.” —Chicago Tribune “Terrific.” —The New York Times “Like the best noir writers—and make no mistake, he is among the best—Izzo not only has a keen eye for detail . . . but also digs deep into what makes men weep.” —Time Out New York

Lost Boy Book by Austin Ratner

Lost Boy Book
  • Author : Austin Ratner
  • Publisher : Calmann-Lévy
  • Release Date : 2015-05-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 2702152759
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Summary: Petit garçon, Isidore Auberon a perdu sa mère. Ce gamin intelligent, vif et curieux grandit avec ses frères à l’ombre d’un père juif immigré polonais, violent et colérique, dans le Cleveland des années 60, entre misère et débrouille. Pour échapper à l’enfer paternel, Isidore se jette à corps perdu dans ses études de médecine, intègre Harvard et finit par tomber amoureux. Un beau jour, il est père à son tour mais, comme sa mère avant lui, ne verra pas grandir ses fils, Leo et Mack. Pour eux, Isidore devient un être mythique, un héros légendaire qui leur a laissé en héritage une rage sourde et la douleur de l’absence. Des années après sa disparition, Leo et Mack, qui se détestent désormais autant qu’ils s’aiment, doivent entreprendre ensemble un voyage en forme de retour aux sources. Un road-trip entre Los Angeles et Cleveland, durant lequel alterneront crises de rire, épisodes de complicité, accès de fureur et déchirements, avec pour horizon la tentative de se libérer d’un poids venu du fond des âges. Une épopée familiale bouleversante et drôle, à travers les États-Unis des années 60 à 90, servie par la plume toujours juste et tendre d’Austin Ratner.

Dictionnaire du Cinéma américain Book by Encyclopaedia Universalis

Dictionnaire du Cinéma américain Book
  • Author : Encyclopaedia Universalis
  • Publisher : Encyclopaedia Universalis
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 1393
  • ISBN Code: 2341001823
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Summary: Le cinéma est américain par excellence.En 350 articles empruntés à l’Encyclopædia Universalis, ce dictionnaire en explore les richesses. De Bud ABBOTT à Fred ZINNEMANN, les réalisateurs ont la part belle dans notre sélection.Les producteurs, scénaristes et compositeurs, les studios et bien sûr les comédiennes et comédiens qui incarnent si brillamment l’histoire de Hollywood complètent la distribution.Sous la conduite des meilleurs guides (Marc Cerisuelo, André-Charles Cohen, Alain Garel, Joël Magny...), le Dictionnaire Universalis du cinéma américain est le compagnon idéal de tous les cinéphiles, confirmés ou débutants.

Cours particulier de culture générale - 3e édition revue et augmentée Book by Alexis Chabot

Cours particulier de culture générale - 3e édition revue et augmentée Book
  • Author : Alexis Chabot
  • Publisher : Editions Ellipses
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN Code: 234003728X
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Summary: « L’homme », « la démocratie », « la religion »… Autant de mots qui, comme bien d’autres, résonnent comme de fausses évidences. À force de les manier, à force de les entendre, chacun croit en connaître la signification. De cette fausse transparence ne peuvent résulter que confusion et ignorance. Et pourtant, chacun sent bien que notre monde complexe et incertain réclame de s’interroger vraiment sur ses fondements et sur ses failles. C’est à quoi la nouvelle édition, revue et augmentée, de cet ouvrage veut s’employer. Destiné aux étudiants en culture générale, il s’adresse aussi bien à ceux qui, citoyens et simplement « honnêtes hommes », voudraient mieux comprendre dans quel monde ils vivent. En faisant appel aux penseurs classiques comme aux auteurs modernes, il tente de retrouver le sens de ces concepts fondamentaux et de ces expériences primordiales — de l’État à la famille, de la justice à la communication — qui font notre culture commune. En interrogeant la politique, la philosophie et le droit mais aussi la littérature, l’histoire et les arts dans leur diversité, il s’attache à offrir de la « culture » une conception à la fois diverse et cohérente. En proposant un cours solidement structuré, des références bibliographiques précises et de brefs extraits d’ouvrages, il permet de suivre le fil d’une réflexion ordonnée mais aussi — et surtout — de nourrir sa propre réflexion sur les questions essentielles de notre temps.