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Into the Wild Book by

Into the Wild Book
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0307476863
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Summary: Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. "Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." —New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled McCandless. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

What Moroccan Cinema? Book by Sandra Gayle Carter

What Moroccan Cinema? Book
  • Author : Sandra Gayle Carter
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2009-08-16
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN Code: 0739131877
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Summary: From its early focus on documentary film and nation building to its more recent spotlight on contemporary culture and feature filmmaking, Moroccan cinema has undergone tremendous change since the country's independence in 1956. In What Moroccan Cinema? A Historical and Critical Study, 1956-2006, Sandra Gayle Carter chronicles the changes in Moroccan laws, institutions, ancillary influences, individuals active in the field, representative films, and film culture during this fifty-year span. Focusing on Moroccan history and institutions relative to the cinema industry such as television, newspaper criticism, and Berber videomaking, What Moroccan Cinema? is an intriguing study of the ways in which three historical periods shaped the Moroccan cinema industry. Carter provides an insightful and thorough treatment of the cinema institution, discussing exhibition and distribution, censorship, and cinema clubs and caravans. Carter grounds her analysis by exploring representative films of each respective era. The groundbreaking analysis offered in What Moroccan Cinema? will prove especially valuable to those in film and Middle Eastern studies.

Figures of Transcontinental Multilingualism Book by K. Alfons Knauth,Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta

Figures of Transcontinental Multilingualism Book
  • Author : K. Alfons Knauth,Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2018-02-22
  • Category: Multilingualism and literature
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN Code: 3643909535
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Summary: This volume investigates outstanding figures and configurations of literary and cultural multilingualism on a transcontinental and on a global scale. Its first focus is on the both subcontinental and transcontinental Indies, on the oxymoronic figure of East West India and on the stirring 'relations through words' in Luso-Afro-Indian, Anglo-Indian, and Indo-European areas. The second focus is on the cross-cultural configuration of East and West shaped by some striking Sino-European and Sino-American events in early modern and modern times. A third issue concerns the glocal and globoglot 'people of paper' in a contemporary Californian town, and, lastly, the all-embracing, all-devouring ouroboros and other multi-lingual ophidians. (Series: poethik polyglott, Vol. 4) [Subject: Linguistics, Multilingualism]

French Romantic Travel Writing Book by C. W. Thompson

French Romantic Travel Writing Book
  • Author : C. W. Thompson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-08
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 0191642029
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Summary: In the first half of the nineteenth century most leading French Romantic authors wrote travel books. French Romantic Travel Writing is the first study exclusively devoted to surveying the travelogues they produced and the reasons for, and significance of, this trend. Whilst 'the journey' was one of Romanticism's central images, suggesting as it did a dynamic, expanding, and evermore complex world in which artists' lives were increasingly experienced as wanderings and endless quests, the fashion for Romantic travel books was more marked in France than in Germany or England. Chateaubriand, Staël, Stendhal, Nodier, Hugo, Lamartine, Nerval, Gautier, Sand, Custine, Quinet, Mérimée, Dumas, and Tristan all wrote one or more travelogues, including at least four masterpieces-Hugo's Le Rhin (1842), Nerval's Voyage en Orient (1851), and Stendhal's two Rome, Naples et Florence (1817 and 1826). The book explores the reasons for this difference from England and Germany. These include French foreign and cultural policies, as well as the particular needs of Parisian publishers. It puts forward the case for the collective achievement of these Romantic travel books, compared to those of most later writers in nineteenth-century France. A distinctive feature of the survey is its belief in the value of concentrating on the text of these books as published by their authors, as opposed to manuscript and peripheral material.

J.M.G. Le Clézio Et la Métaphore Exotique Book by Bruno Thibault

J.M.G. Le Clézio Et la Métaphore Exotique Book
  • Author : Bruno Thibault
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2009-01
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN Code: 9042026464
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Summary: J.M.G. Le Clézio et la métaphore exotique propose une analyse détaillée et approfondie de l'œuvre de J.M.G. Le Clézio, prix Nobel de littérature 2008. La question de la « métaphore exotique » sert ici de fil conducteur et permet d'éclairer le corpus leclézien d'un triple point de vue textuel, anthropologique et psychanalytique. L'inscription problématique de l'espace et du voyage domine en effet toute la production littéraire de Le Clézio ; et cette inscription s'accompagne d'une certaine ambiguïté générique. D'une part l'analyse montre que l'écriture du voyage fonctionne chez Le Clézio, comme chez Segalen, comme une « écriture des limites », c'est-à-dire comme un déplacement du sujet et du sens. Mais d'autre part l'analyse montre que l'écriture du voyage dessine chez Le Clézio un rapport singulier et ambivalent à l'espace postmoderne, au désenchantement du monde et à la disparition des grands mythes fondateurs, interrogeant l'acte même de la création littéraire. A la fois humaniste et antidogmatique, l'œuvre de J.M.G. Le Clézio se situe ainsi de façon originale dans les marges des grands mouvements littéraires du XXe et du XXIe siècle, du Nouveau Roman des années 60 à la « littérature-monde » d'aujourd'hui.

Common Places Book by Seanna Sumalee Oakley

Common Places Book
  • Author : Seanna Sumalee Oakley
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN Code: 9401206953
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Summary: While a great deal of postcolonial criticism has examined how the processes of hybridity, mestizaje, creolization, and syncretism impact African diasporic literature, Oakley employs the heuristic of the “commonplace” to recast our sense of the politics of such literature. Her analysis of commonplace poetics reveals that postcolonial poetic and political moods and aspirations are far more complex than has been admitted. African Atlantic writers summon the utopian potential of Romanticism, which had been stricken by Anglo-European exclusiveness and racial entitlement, and project it as an attainable, differentially common future. Putting poets Frankétienne (Haiti), Werewere Liking (Côte d’Ivoire), Derek Walcott (St Lucia), and Claudia Rankine (Jamaica) in dialogue with Romantic poets and theorists, as well as with the more recent thinkers Édouard Glissant, Walter Benjamin, and Emmanuel Levinas, Oakley shows how African Atlantic poets formally revive Romantic forms, ranging from the social utopian manifesto to the poète maudit, in their pursuit of a redemptive allegory of African Atlantic experiences. Common Places addresses issues in African and Caribbean literary studies, Romanticism, poetics, rhetorical theory, comparative literature, and translation theory, and further, models a postcolonial critique in the aesthetic-ethical and “new aestheticist” vein.

THE CRIME COLLECTION: Complete Sherlock Holmes Books, True Crime Stories, Thriller Novels & Detective Stories (Illustrated Edition) Book by Arthur Conan Doyle

THE CRIME COLLECTION: Complete Sherlock Holmes Books, True Crime Stories, Thriller Novels & Detective Stories (Illustrated Edition) Book
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2017-10-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 3154
  • ISBN Code: 8027219140
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Summary: This carefully edited complete Sherlock Holmes collection and other crimemMysteries has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of contents: Sherlock Holmes Mysteries A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes The Field Bazaar How Watson Learned the Trick Other Mysteries Mystery of Cloomber The Firm of Girdlestone Mysteries and Adventures The Gully of Bluemansdyke The Parson of Jackman's Gulch My Friend the Murderer The Silver Hatchet The Man from Archangel That Little Square Box A Night Among the Nihilists Selecting a Ghost: The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange The Mystery of Sasassa Valley Our Derby Sweepstakes The American's Tale Bones, the April Fool of Harvey's Sluice Round the Fire Stories The Leather Funnel The Beetle Hunter The Man with the Watches The Pot of Caviare The Japanned Box The Black Doctor Playing with Fire The Jew's Breastplate The Lost Special The Club-Footed Grocer The Sealed Room The Brazilian Cat The Usher of Lea House School The Brown Hand The Fiend of the Cooperage Jelland's Voyage B.24 The Uncharted Coast The Law of the Ghost A New Light on Old Crimes The Shadows on the Screen An Old Story Retold The Absolute Proof A Worker of Wonders True Crime Stories The Bravoes of Market-Drayton The Holocaust of Manor Place The Love Affair of George Vincent Parker The Debatable Case of Mrs. Emsley The Case of Mr. George Edalji The Case of Oscar Slater Biography Memories and Adventures: An Autobiography Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

Female Subjectivity in African American Women's Narratives of Enslavement Book by L. Myles

Female Subjectivity in African American Women's Narratives of Enslavement Book
  • Author : L. Myles
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-10-26
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN Code: 0230103162
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Summary: Female Subjectivity in African American Women s Narratives of Enslavement is a new and innovative study of black women s transformation, which focuses on black women writers who support the notion of separate location for a changed female consciousness. This book offers the concept of the "Transient Woman" as a new paradigm and feminist vision for analyzing female subjectivity and consciousness.

Encyclopedia of Literary Modernism Book by Paul Poplawski

Encyclopedia of Literary Modernism Book
  • Author : Paul Poplawski
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2003-12-30
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN Code: 0313016577
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Summary: Modernism is still widely acknowledged as perhaps the most important and influential artistic and cultural phenomenon of the 20th century. Written by expert scholars from around the world and covering hundreds of different topics in a clear, incisive, and critical manner, this reference maps the complex field of modernism in a fresh and original way. The principal focus of the book is on English-language literary modernism and the period 1890-1939, yet many entries extend beyond those parameters to include important precursors and successors of the movement. The book also covers the crucial European and interdisciplinary dimensions of modernism and provides complementary comparative perspectives from countries and regions not usually included in traditional accounts of the subject. Entries cite works for further reading, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.

Delphi Complete Works of Jules Verne (Illustrated) Book by Jules Verne

Delphi Complete Works of Jules Verne (Illustrated) Book
  • Author : Jules Verne
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Release Date : 2013-11-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 19491
  • ISBN Code: 1908909412
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Summary: Jules Verne is a paramount literary figure, whose pioneering works have entertained readers for over a hundred years, laying the foundations of modern science fiction. Verne’s influence extends far beyond the realms of literature into the world of science and technology, where he inspired generations of scientists, inventors and explorers. This eBook offers the most complete collection ever compiled of Verne’s work in English translation, with numerous illustrations, rare novels and informative introductions. (Version 4) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Verne’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 50 novels in English translation, with individual contents tables * French texts available for the 13 novels that cannot appear in English * Rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare short stories * Includes Verne’s non-fiction masterpiece ‘Celebrated Travels and Travellers’ * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres * UPDATED with revised texts, numerous illustrations and three rare translations: ‘The Castaways of the Flag’; ‘The Lighthouse at the End of the World’; ‘The Chase of the Golden Meteor’ Please note: sadly, a complete works of Verne in English is not possible due to copyright restrictions. To compensate for the 13 novels not available, the original French texts have been provided in their place (see the titles given in French below). As soon as new translations enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. CONTENTS: The Novels Five Weeks in a Balloon A Journey to the Centre of the Earth From the Earth to the Moon The Adventures of Captain Hatteras The Children of Captain Grant Around the Moon Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea A Floating City The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa The Fur Country Around the World in Eighty Days The Mysterious Island The Survivors of the Chancellor Michael Strogoff Off on a Comet The Underground City Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen The Begum’s Fortune Tribulations of a Chinaman in China The Steam House Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon The Green Ray Godfrey Morgan Kéraban the Inflexible The Archipelago on Fire The Star of the South Mathias Sandorf Robur the Conqueror The Lottery Ticket The Flight to France The Waif of the “Cynthia” North against South Two Years Holiday The Purchase of the North Pole Family without a Name César Cascabel Mistress Branican The Carpathian Castle Claudius Bombarnac Foundling Mick The Wonderful Adventures of Captain Antifer The Floating Island Facing the Flag Clovis Dardentor An Antarctic Mystery Le Superbe Orénoque The Will of an Eccentric The Castaways of the Flag Le Village aérien Les Histoires de Jean-Marie Cabidoulin Les Frères Kip Bourses de voyage Master of the World Un Drame en Livonie L’Invasion de la mer The Lighthouse at the End of the World Le Volcan d’or L’Agence Thompson and Co The Chase of the Golden Meteor Le Pilote du Danube Les Naufragés du “Jonathan” Le Secret de Wilhelm Storitz L’Etonnante aventure de la mission Barsac The Shorter Fiction Martin Paz The Blockade Runners Dr. Ox and Other Stories Frritt-Flacc Hier et demain A Drama in Mexico The Mutineers of the Bounty In the Year 2889 An Express of the Future The Non-Fiction Celebrated Travels and Travellers Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Hunger and Irony in the French Caribbean Book by Nicole Simek

Hunger and Irony in the French Caribbean Book
  • Author : Nicole Simek
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-14
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN Code: 1137558822
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Summary: Through a series of case studies spanning the bounds of literature, photography, essay, and manifesto, this book examines the ways in which literary texts do theoretical, ethical, and political work. Nicole Simek approaches the relationship between literature, theory, and public life through a specific site, the French Antillean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, and focuses on two mutually elucidating terms: hunger and irony. Reading these concepts together helps elucidate irony’s creative potential and limits. If hunger gives irony purchase by anchoring it in particular historical and material conditions, irony also gives a literature and politics of hunger a means for moving beyond a given situation, for pushing through the inertias of history and culture.

The Art of Survival Book by Libby Murphy

The Art of Survival Book
  • Author : Libby Murphy
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0300225008
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Summary: The First World War soldier has often been depicted as a helpless victim sacrificed by a ruthless society in the trenches of the Western Front. In fact, Libby Murphy reveals, French soldiers drew upon a long-standing European tradition to imagine themselves not as heroes or victims but as survivors. Murphy investigates how infantrymen and civilians attempted to make sense of the war while it was still in progress by reviving the picaresque, a literary mode in which unheroic protagonists are forced to fend for themselves in a chaotic and hostile world. By examining works by French and European novelists, journalists, graphic artists, cultural critics, and filmmakers—including Charlie Chaplin—Libby Murphy shows how the rich tradition of the European picaresque was uniquely appropriate for expressing anxieties provoked by modern, industrialized warfare.

The Wild Truth Book by Carine McCandless

The Wild Truth Book
  • Author : Carine McCandless
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0062325167
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Summary: A New York Times Bestseller "The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety."–NPR.org The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book,Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris’s life and his journey has not yet been told - until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in The Wild Truth, written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister. Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. Carine was Chris's best friend, the person with whom he had the closest bond, and who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family. In the many years since the tragedy of Chris's death, Carine has searched for some kind of redemption. In this touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth.

Best Short Stories Book by Guy de Maupassant

Best Short Stories Book
  • Author : Guy de Maupassant
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-08-08
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9780486130804
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Summary: Seven masterly tales: "La Parure," "Mademoiselle Fifi," "La Maison Tellier," "La Ficelle," "Miss Harriet," "Boule de Suif," and "Le Horla." In French, with new English translations on facing pages.

Voyage au bout de la révolution.De Pékin à Sochaux Book by Claire BRIERE-BLANCHET

Voyage au bout de la révolution.De Pékin à Sochaux Book
  • Author : Claire BRIERE-BLANCHET
  • Publisher : Fayard
  • Release Date : 2009-02-04
  • Category: Reference
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 2213646058
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Summary: La France a échappé au terrorisme qu’ont connu l’Allemagne et l’Italie; de peu: les «maos», comme ils se désignaient eux-mêmes, prônaient dans notre pays l’affrontement violent avec le pouvoir et la police, les cadres des usines, les militants du parti communiste. C’est cette radicalité que l’on découvre dans ce récit autobiographique d’une ancienne de la Gauche prolétarienne que dirigeait Benny Lévy, un jeune et brillant philosophe dont le fanatisme ne se démentira jamais, avec aussi Olivier Rolin, Alain Geismar et bien d’autres. Voyage initiatique en Chine, Mai 68, activisme politique à Grenoble, séjours en prison, clandestinité, établissement en usine à Grenoble et à Sochaux, procès internes, Claire Brière-Blanchet a suivi ce chemin extrême jusqu’en 1973. La révolution ne lui a pas pris seulement sa jeunesse, mais aussi sa petite fille Judith. Ce drame scella l’échec de ces années d’ascétisme militant. Claire mettra des années à se reconstruire, et à pouvoir enfin raconter sa saisissante et terrifiante épopée. Étudiante en histoire à la Sorbonne, Claire Brière entre en extrême gauche en 1960 avec la guerre d’Algérie. Gauchiste, puis maoïste, elle passe quinze ans au service exclusif de ce qu’elle croit être la révolution, avec son mari Pierre Blanchet, qui sera tué en reportage en Croatie en 1991. En 1975, elle devient reporter à Libérationet publie des ouvrages sur l’Iran, puis le Liban, l’Égypte et l’Irak. De 1988 à 2007, elle est en charge des publications de «Médecins du Monde» et crée la revue Ingérences.

De fils à fils Book by Bernardo Toro

De fils à fils Book
  • Author : Bernardo Toro
  • Publisher : Stock
  • Release Date : 2010-02-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 2234063027
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Summary: « Que deviennent les personnages une fois que le livre est refermé ? Resteront-ils au pays ? Seront-ils vraiment heureux ? Et surtout : qui veillera sur leurs enfants ? Je répondais à tes questions, mais, au fond, elles me semblaient dérisoires. Il y a un point final dans la vie comme dans les livres. Un point, c’est tout. » C’est un homme qui parle à son fils. On pourrait penser que cet homme-là voudrait laisser à l’enfant qu’il aime, malgré tout, la griffe du passé que luimême n’a pas reçue. Car son père à lui n’a pas expliqué. Il reste et restera une figure fantôme, toujours en fuite. Expliquer quoi ? Qu’il a vieilli trop vite à un âge où les autres s’amusent ? Qu’il s’est échappé, a mis un point final au village, sa langueur, pour être plus heureux, sans jamais y parvenir ? Manuel tente de vaines explications. Il raconte une existence somme toute banale, sans gaieté, peut-être trop sage. La maladie, les incompréhensions, les ratages ; tracas ordinaires qu’on préférerait voir empilés dans un carton pour courir vers un avenir plus doux. Ne pas refaire l’histoire. Ne pas finir par imiter ce qui nous a fait horreur. Mais une fois l’histoire achevée, que deviennent les personnages ? Et saura-t-on répondre à cette question ? Bernardo Toro raconte la répétition d’une vie d’homme, ses tentatives avortées pour ne pas réécrire le passé, pour prouver que lui sait être heureux. C’est le roman d’un homme ordinaire écrit de manière extraordinaire : les mots tremblent, la ponctuation se défile et la phrase est sur le point d’éclater, alors que se déroule le fil ininterrompu de la narration. Le quotidien implose et cette vie de fils à fils prend alors toute sa tournure dramatique

Aurore Book by Jean-Paul Enthoven

Aurore Book
  • Author : Jean-Paul Enthoven
  • Publisher : Grasset
  • Release Date : 2001-01-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN Code: 2246611695
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Summary: « C'est dans un miroir que j'ai croisé le premier regard d'Aurore. Elle se tenait derrière moi. Nos regards purent ainsi s'attarder avec impudeur, l'un dans l'autre, sans que personne ne s'en avise. Il n'est pas indifférent que ce soit ce miroir qui nous ait, en quelque sorte, rapprochés. Pas indifférent, non plus, que son visage me soit parvenu alors que je lui tournais le dos. J'avais eu, tout de suite, l'impression que cette femme sortait de mon passé et, de ce fait, il me parut naturel de la reconnaître sans l'avoir jamais vue. Tout, dans ce qui s'ensuivit, se déduira de cet enchaînement. En amour, c'est toujours le passé qui donne des ordres... » Le narrateur, piégé par la beauté et le mystère d'Aurore, se lance à corps perdu dans cet amour sublime. Aurore se donne, fuit, louvoie, embrase la vie joyeuse... et disparaît. Qui donc est cette femme aux cents visages ? Putain ? Princesse polonaise ? Femme damnée ? Reine Le narrateur enquête sur lui-même, sur la beauté qu'il aimait, méduse au corps multiple, à l'âme fausse - et les mots seuls apaisent le sang blessé.

Cahiers numéro 18 Book by François Mauriac

Cahiers numéro 18 Book
  • Author : François Mauriac
  • Publisher : Grasset
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN Code: 2246788560
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Summary: François Mauriac et les romanciers de l'inquiétude de 1914 à 1945. Actes du colloque international. Paris-IV Sorbonne, 26-29 septembre 1990