French Literature

Download E-books Au bonheur des dames PDF

By Émile Zola

Jeune orpheline normande ayant los angeles cost de ses deux frères, Denise vient chercher à Paris le secours d’un oncle qu’elle ne connaît pas. Mais à peine a-t-elle entraperçu les vitrines fastueuses du Bonheur des Dames qu’elle est subjuguée et décide d’y tenter sa probability. Dans l’univers merciless du grand magasin, los angeles jeune femme parviendra-t-elle à être reconnue et respectée ? Résistera-t-elle aux charmes du shopper, commerçant impitoyable et redoutable séducteur ?Onzième quantity de l. a. série des Rougon-Macquart, ce roman donne à voir les mutations du trade et de l. a. société sous le moment Empire. Et le lecteur du xxie siècle de penser que, à l’heure de los angeles vente en ligne, rien n’a vraiment changé.

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Download E-books L'Amour des longs détours PDF

By Christophe Langlois

Épaisseur.

Je dis que je n’y vois pas plus clair que les autres /
que le nimbe n’est pas sur moi /
que le paradis ne scintille pas à ma porte /
une journée peut être un puits sans fond d’avoir répété les mêmes sentiments les mêmes mots /
si l’escalier dévie toujours après nous dans l’ombre /
si l. a. maison se dresse encore dans notre dos /
c’est que nous n’étions pas au bout du chemin.

Homère, Dante, Roublev, l’enfant Törless, l. a. vierge déterrée à Saint-Germain-des-Prés, le monde alentour, l’or des bibliothèques : nombreux sont les détours qu’il faut faire pour entrer dans le mystère des choses et des êtres, pour répondre aux questions que le silence pose aux cœurs en attente, et pour atteindre à cet état de présence à soi-même qui conduit à l’autre et au monde. Le most popular recueil de ce poète fait entendre une voix juste et de haute exigence qui invite au calme et à l. a. méditation.

Prix du top-rated recueil de los angeles Fondation pour los angeles poésie

A propos de l'auteur (2014)
Christophe Langlois est un auteur de langue française et de mère allemande. Professeur de lettres puis conservateur de bibliothèques, il a occupé plusieurs postes à los angeles Bibliothèque nationale de France. Il dirige aujourd'hui un réseau de bibliothèques à Paris.

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Download E-books Las ilusiones perdidas (Penguin Clásicos) PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

Balzac recoge en esta obra maestra l. a. crónica de toda una época, y compone una elegía de los perdidos sueños de juventud.

Obra maestra de Balzac, Las ilusiones perdidas cuenta l. a. historia de un joven de provincias con ambiciones artísticas que sueña con triunfar en París. l. a. odisea de Lucien Rubempré desde los angeles inocencia de su Angulema natal hasta el fango del fracaso constituye uno de los periplos narrativos más audaces, embelesadores e imponentes de los angeles narrativa del siglo XIX.

Crónica de toda una época, elegía y recuerdo de los perdidos sueños de juventud, esta novela, apoteosis y a los angeles vez síntesis de La comedia humana, ha consolidado con el tiempo el vigour de su intimidante grandeza.

La presente edición incluye un estudio introductorio de Jacques Noiray, contado entre los mayores entendidos en el realismo y el naturalismo franceses, así como tres apéndices sobre el proceso de escritura y los angeles recepción de los angeles novela. l. a. versión al castellano del texto (y el apartado de notas que acompaña los angeles obra) es fruto de José Ramón Monreal, uno de los mejores traductores contemporáneos de los clásicos franceses e italianos.

Charles Baudelaire dijo...
«Un visionario apasionado. Todos los personajes de Balzac están dotados con el entusiasmo por l. a. vida que anima al propio autor.»

«¿Qué period en aquel mundo de ambiciones? Un niño que corría tras los placeres y las satisfacciones de los angeles vanidad, sacrificándolo todo a ellos.»

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Download E-books Nana (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

Nana opens in 1867, the yr of the area reasonable, while Paris, thronged by way of a worldly elite, was once an ideal goal for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle ethical corruption. during this new translation, the destiny of Nana--the Helen of Troy of the second one Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir--is now rendered in racy, fashionable English.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different helpful positive factors, together with professional introductions by way of prime specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra examine, and masses more.

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Download E-books Thomas the Obscure PDF

Prior to Sartre, earlier than Beckett, sooner than Robbe-Grillet, Maurice Blanchot created the recent novel, the last word post-modern fiction. Written among 1932 and 1940, Blanchot's first novel, the following brilliantly translated by means of Robert Lamberton, comprises the entire striking points of his well-known and puzzling invention, the ontological narrative--a story whose topic is the character of being itself. This paradoxical paintings discovers being within the absence of being, secret within the absence of poser, either to be sought for limitlessly. As Blanchot launches this boundless seek in his personal masterful approach, he transforms the probabilities of the unconventional. First issued in English in 1973 in a constrained variation, this re-issue comprises an illuminating essay on translation through Lamberton.

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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 may have Blood" or "The Gods are Athirst." either translations of the name competently depict the character of this novel set through the French Revolution. younger artist Évariste Gamelin is the right-hand guy of Jacobin, Marat, and Robespierre and finally turns into appointed as a juror at the progressive Tribunal in the course of the heinous Reign of Terror. although Gamelin totally believes within the principles of revolution and liberty, he makes use of his place of strength to terrorize his family and friends who don't trust his zealous beliefs. but his bloodthirsty nature is positioned to an finish while he, together with his mentor Robespierre, is beheaded in the course of the aftermath of the Thermidorian response. "The Gods could have Blood" was once released in 1912, and writer Anatole France acquired the Nobel Prize for Literature in honor of his literary achievements. The textual content indicates the risks a fervently indignant kingdom and the fear that may come up while the general public is authorized to dole out its personal model of justice with random dying sentences. It indicates the implications while humanity is fed on by way of an idea, even a good suggestion, that's allowed to develop into extra very important than the folk who carry it.

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Download E-books Bonjour Tristesse: A Novel PDF

Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. free of the stifling constraints of boarding college, she joins her father—a good-looking, still-young widower with a wandering eye—for a carefree, two-month summer time holiday in a stunning villa outdoors of Paris along with his newest mistress, Elsa. Cécile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father percentage, whereas plotting her personal sexual adventures with a "tall and virtually attractive" legislations pupil. however the arrival of her past due mother's ally, Anne, intrudes upon a tender girl's pleasures. And while a courting starts to boost among the adults, Cécile and her lover set in movement a plan to maintain them apart...with tragic, unforeseen consequences.

The across the world cherished tale of a precocious teenager's makes an attempt to appreciate and regulate the area round her, Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a superbly composed, splendidly ambiguous get together of sexual liberation, without delay sympathetic and powerfully unsparing.

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Download E-books Le Temps retrouve: la recherche du temps perdu #7 (French Edition) PDF

Le Temps retrouvé est le septième et dernier tome d’À l. a. recherche du temps perdu de Marcel Proust publié en 1927 à titre posthume. L'oeuvre s'ouvre sur le séjour du Narrateur chez Gilberte de Saint-Loup à Tansonville. Une lecture d'un passage inédit du magazine des Goncourt entraîne le Narrateur dans des réflexions sur l'art et l. a. littérature, d'où il conclut que en se demandant si tous les gens que nous regrettons de ne pas avoir connus parce que Balzac les peignait dans ses livres [...] ne m'eussent pas paru d'insignifiantes personnes, soit par une infirmité de ma nature, soit qu'elles ne dussent leur status qu'à une magie illusoire de l. a. littérature.

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Download E-books Eugenie Grandet (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

Depicting the deadly conflict among fabric wishes and the freeing strength of human passions, Honoré de Balzac's Eugénie Grandet is translated with an advent by means of M.A. Crawford in Penguin Classics. In a dark condominium in provincial Saumur, the miser Grandet lives along with his spouse and daughter, Eugénie, whose lives are stifled and overshadowed by means of his obsession with gold. Guarding his piles of glittering treasures and his merely baby both heavily, he'll enable not anyone close to them. but if the arriving of her good-looking cousin, Charles, awakens Eugénie's personal wants, her ardour brings her right into a violent collision together with her father that leads to tragedy for all. Eugénie Grandet is one of many earliest and most interesting works in Balzac's Comédie humaine cycle, which portrays a society ate up by means of the fight to acquire wealth and attain energy. the following Grandet embodies either the passionate pursuit of cash, and the human price of avarice. M. A. Crawford's lucid translation is followed via an advent discussing the irony and mental perception of Balzac's characterization, the function of destiny within the novel, its surroundings and ancient history.  

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations via award-winning translators.

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