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By Marcel Proust

"C'est un vrai petit roman, fondé sur une shock : l. a. découverte de ces vingt-trois lettres à une dame (et trois à son mari) dont nous ne savions rien, et qui se trouve avoir été l. a. voisine de Marcel Proust, au troisième étage du 102 street Haussmann, Mme Marie Williams, épouse, en deuxièmes noces, d'un dentiste américain, le docteur Charles D Williams, qui exerçait, lui, au deuxième, c'est-à dire au-dessus de los angeles tête du pauvre Marcel : d'où bien des drames vécus par ce phobique du bruit. Un roman par lettres, dans lequel les deux épistoliers rivalisent de kind. Proust déploie à l'égard de Mme Williams tout son charme, fait briller son humour, sa tradition, son paintings du praise. C'est qu'il éprouve pour cette autre recluse, par-delà le désir de plaire à une voisine qui détient les clés du silence, une sympathie réelle, de l'amitié, une forme d'affection. Nous n'avons malheureusement pas les lettres de Mme Williams. De quoi est-il query dans ces lettres ? Du bruit d'abord, des travaux à l'étage du dessus, qui torturent Proust pendant ses heures de sommeil et de travail. Il est aussi query de musique, parce que Mme Williams aime los angeles musique et joue de los angeles harpe ; de roses, naturelles et métaphoriques, échangées avec les lettres ; mais aussi de los angeles maladie (la sienne et celle de Mme Williams) ; de l. a. solitude. Le ton est celui de l'amitié, de l'intimité de plau sen plus grande. Nous n'avons pas les dernières lettres envoyées par Proust. Contenaient-elles des adieux touchants ? Elle quitte le side road Haussmann en même temps que Proust. Contraint de s'en aller par l'avant de l'immeuble, il déménage le 31 mai 1919. Proust n'a parlé de Mme Williams à personne".

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Download E-books The Gods Will Have Blood (the Gods Are Athirst) PDF

Anatole France's paintings "Les dieux ont soif" interprets to "The Gods can have Blood" or "The Gods are Athirst." either translations of the name competently depict the character of this novel set in the course of the French Revolution. younger artist Évariste Gamelin is the right-hand guy of Jacobin, Marat, and Robespierre and at last turns into appointed as a juror at the progressive Tribunal in the course of the heinous Reign of Terror. even though Gamelin totally believes within the rules of revolution and liberty, he makes use of his place of energy to terrorize his family and friends who don't accept as true with his zealous beliefs. but his bloodthirsty nature is placed to an finish while he, together with his mentor Robespierre, is beheaded in the course of the aftermath of the Thermidorian response. "The Gods can have Blood" was once released in 1912, and writer Anatole France obtained the Nobel Prize for Literature in honor of his literary achievements. The textual content exhibits the risks a fervently indignant kingdom and the phobia that may come up while the general public is permitted to dole out its personal model of justice with random loss of life sentences. It indicates the results whilst humanity is fed on by means of an concept, even a good suggestion, that's allowed to develop into extra vital than the folk who carry it.

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Legendary writer and author John Calder acknowledged of Barbara Wright that she used to be "the such a lot excellent, conscientious and unique translator of twentieth century French literature." Wright brought to an English-speaking readership and viewers probably the most leading edge French literature of the final hundred years: an international with out Alfred Jarry's "Ubu," Raymond Queneau's "Zazie," and Robert Pinget's "Monsieur Songe" scarcely bears brooding about. this excellent number of texts approximately and through Barbara Wright--including paintings by way of David Bellos, Breon Mitchell, and Nick Wadley, in addition to a formerly unpublished screenplay written and translated via Wright in collaboration with Robert Pinget--begins the paintings of accurately commemorating a determine towards whom all of English letters owes an unpayable debt.

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Download E-books Tropisms (New Directions Pearls) PDF

Nathalie Sarraute's gorgeous debut―vignettes of "inner movements"―foreshadowed the increase of the nouveau roman.

Hailed as a masterpiece via Jean Genet, Marguerite Duras, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Tropisms is taken into account one of many defining texts of the nouveau roman stream. Nathalie Sarraute has outlined her paintings because the “movements which are hidden lower than the standard, innocuous cases of our daily lives.” Like figures in a grainy photo, Sarraute’s characters are blurred and shadowy, whereas her narrative by no means develops past a under pressure second. as a substitute, Sarraute brilliantly reveals and elaborates sophisticated details―when a dating adjustments, once we fall a little deeper into love, or whilst anything blameless tilts to the smallest measure towards suspicion.

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Download E-books Le Petit Prince (French Language Edition) PDF

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's masterpiece, The Little Prince, in a gleaming new layout. Newly translated through Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, this undying vintage was once embraced via critics and readers around the kingdom for its purity and wonder of expression. And Saint-Exupéry's loved art used to be restored and remastered to offer his paintings in its unique and colourful shades.

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By Honoré de Balzac, Marion Crawford, Olivia McCannon

Bad, simple spinster Bette is forced to outlive at the condescending patronage of her socially enhanced kin in Paris: her attractive, saintly cousin Adeline, the philandering Baron Hulot and their daughter Hortense. Already deeply green with envy in their wealth, whilst Bette learns that the guy she is in love with plans to marry Hortense, she turns into ate up via the will to specific her revenge and dedicates herself to the destruction of the Hulot family members, plotting their wreck with sufferer, silent malice. Cousin Bette is a gripping story of violent jealousy, sexual ardour and treachery, and a super portrayal of the greedy, bourgeois society of 1840s Paris. The end result of the Comédie humaine, Balzac's epic chronicle of his instances, it really is certainly one of his maximum triumphs as a novelist.

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By Arthur Rimbaud

Changer los angeles vie par les moyens de los angeles poésie : telle fut l’ambition de Rimbaud. Ce quantity rassemble les œuvres d’un poète devenu mythe, depuis son ideal récit, composé à l’âge de dix ans, jusqu’aux poèmes en prose des Illuminations, qui précèdent son renoncement à l. a. littérature, los angeles vingtaine venue. On y découvrira, aux côtés de ses textes les plus célèbres – les lettres du Voyant, les poésies, ou encore Une saison en enfer, seul recueil publié par Rimbaud de son vivant –, des écrits moins connus, tels que « Famille maudite » et « Le Rêve de Bismarck », récemment retrouvés. Et l’on mesurera le chemin parcouru par ce génie « ravagé violemment par los angeles littérature », acteur d’« une aventure special dans l’histoire de l’art » (Mallarmé).

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