French Literature

Download E-books La Médaille PDF

By Lydie Salvayre

L’événement qui rassemble aujourd’hui les membres du group of workers de l’entreprise Besson est exceptionnel puisqu’il s’agit de l. a. remise des médailles du travail aux meilleurs d’entre eux.

Tout au lengthy de los angeles cérémonie, los angeles course en profite pour rappeler quelques principes de base : « L’amour est incompatible avec le travail », « l. a. paresse corrompt absolument », « Privatisez votre vie privée », « Foncez et vous réussirez », « Haïssez-vous les uns les autres ! », « los angeles vie au travail, le travail à vie ! ».

Les médaillés acceptent leurs récompenses, expriment leur gratitude et répondent aux allocutions de leurs supérieurs. L’assistance applaudit, le protocole semble réglé dans ses moindres détails. Pourtant des désordres vont surgir et perturber le rituel immuable.

Car Lydie Salvayre aime le désordre, les discours qui perdent le nord, le rire et les fous rires. Elle poursuit dans La Médaille, avec strength et jubilation, son exploration d'un drôle de monde qui pourrait bien être le nôtre

Lydie Salvayre Née en 1948 d'un père Andalou et d'une mère catalane, réfugiés en France en février 1939, Lydie Salvayre passe son enfance à Auterive, près de Toulouse. Après une Licence de Lettres modernes à l'Université de Toulouse, elle fait ses études de médecine à los angeles Faculté de Médecine de Toulouse, puis son internat en Psychiatrie. Elle devient pédopsychiatre, et est Médecin Directeur du CMPP de Bagnolet pendant 15 ans.
Lydie Salvayre est l'auteur d'une vingtaine de livres traduits dans de nombreux can pay et dont certains ont fait l'objet d'adaptations théâtrales. Elle fut lauréate du Goncourt en 2014 pour Pas Pleurer

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Download E-books Out of the Dark ( Du Plus Loin De L'Oubli ) PDF

By Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, is the writer of greater than thirty books and one among France’s so much favourite modern novelists. Out of the Dark is a moody, expertly rendered story of a love affair among drifters.

The narrator, writing in 1995, appears to be like again thirty years to a time whilst, having deserted his reviews and promoting off outdated artwork books to get through, he involves be aware of Gérard Van Bever and Jacqueline, a tender, enigmatic couple who appear to stay off roulette winnings. He falls in love with Jacqueline; they run off to England jointly, the place they proportion a number of unhappy, aimless months, until eventually at some point she disappears. Fifteen years later, in Paris, they meet back, a reunion that simply remembers the haunting inaccessibility of the earlier: they spend a number of hours jointly, and the next day to come, Jacqueline, now married, disappears once more. nearly fifteen years after that, he sees her once more, this time from a distance he chooses to not bridge. A profoundly affecting novel, Out of the Dark is poignant, unusual, tender, depression, and unfortunately hilarious.

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Download E-books The Intelligence of Flowers PDF

By Maurice Maeterlinck

A new translation of one in every of Maeterlinck’s 4 nice nature essays.

“The republication of Maurice Maeterlinck’s ‘The Intelligence of Flowers,’ unfortunately forgotten in our time, is lengthy past due. The creation via Mosley is itself a gem, and comprises the best overviews in print of writings approximately intelligence in Nature.” — Stephen Harrod Buhner, writer of The mystery Teachings of crops: The Intelligence of the guts within the Direct belief of Nature

The moment of Maeterlinck’s 4 celebrated nature essays—along with these at the lifetime of the bee, ant, and termite—“The Intelligence of vegetation” (1907) represents his impassioned try and popularize clinical wisdom for a global viewers. Writing with attribute eloquence, Maeterlinck asserts that vegetation own the facility of suggestion with no wisdom, a potential that constitutes a sort of intelligence. showing 100 years after the 1st booklet, Philip Mosley’s new translation of the unique French essay, and the comparable essay “Scents,” keeps the verve of Maeterlinck’s prose and renders it obtainable to the present-day reader. this can be a ebook in the event you are eager about inventive encounters among literature and technological know-how in addition to present debates at the dating of humankind to the normal world.

It will be superfluous to redraw the image of the nice structures of floral fertilization: the play of stamens and pistil, the seductiveness of scents, the attraction of harmonious and extraordinary shades, the improvement of nectar, absolutely dead to the flower, and which it manufactures simply to draw and carry the overseas liberator, the messenger of affection, bee, bumblebee, fly, butterfly, moth, which needs to convey it the kiss of the far away, invisible, immobile lover…

We may well really say that principles come to plant life within the comparable manner they arrive to us. flora grope in an analogous darkness, come across a similar stumbling blocks and an identical sick will, within the related unknown. They recognize a similar legislation, comparable disappointments, related gradual and tough triumphs. it sort of feels they've got our endurance, our perseverance, our self-love; a similar finely tuned and assorted intelligence, virtually a similar hopes and a similar beliefs. Like ourselves, they fight opposed to an enormous detached strength that ends through aiding them. — from “The Intelligence of Flowers”

“…a splendidly relaxing, insightful and beneficial learn … This paintings will be of curiosity to an individual inquisitive about the extraordinary strategy of the plant international and might expressly entice gardeners and flower growers.” — Huntia

“A infrequent gem, written … in lyrical and available prose.” — The occasions Literary Supplement

“…Maeterlinck is a seductive essayist … [and] writes with an identical intrinsic humility that may be customary to admirers of John Muir, Aldo Leopold, or Mary Oliver.” — The Boston Globe

“That the intelligence of flora offers Maeterlinck with a conception riddled with contradictions—mostly because of his metaphoric reasoning—seems less significant than the basic truths of the metaphors unto themselves. for this reason, ‘The Intelligence of plant life’ is fortunately welcome once again, during this centenary reissue.” — San Francisco Chronicle

The Belgian author Maurice Maeterlinck (1862–1949) is remembered most sensible as a pioneer of Symbolist drama within the Eighteen Nineties. Recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911, Maeterlinck used to be additionally a prolific and entire essayist.

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Download E-books L'Acacia PDF

By Claude Simon

« En refermant L'Acacia, le lecteur a los angeles sensation d'avoir personnellement chevauché dans les clairières de l'Est en 1940, les yeux brûlés d'insomnie ; d'avoir reçu une balle en 1914 au coin d'un bois, tel un parfait poilu de L'Illustration ; mais aussi d'avoir servi aux Colonies avant 14 ; d'avoir hanté les villes d'eaux de los angeles Belle Époque ; d'avoir ouvert un télégramme avec des sanglots de veuve dans los angeles gorge ; d'avoir visionné des bribes d'"Actualités" d'avant l'autre guerre, sépia, tressautantes et muettes ; d'avoir remué ces réminiscences dans un claque miteux ; d'avoir senti monter los angeles folie des deux dernières guerres du fond des trains à bestiaux de toute l'Europe ; et de chercher à couler tout cela dans le présent immédiat de l'écriture, devant une branche d'acacia vert cru... » (Bertrand Poirot-Delpech, Le Monde)

L'Acacia est paru en 1989.

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Download E-books Œuvres complètes PDF

By Arthur Rimbaud

Changer los angeles vie par les moyens de l. a. poésie : telle fut l’ambition de Rimbaud. Ce quantity rassemble les œuvres d’un poète devenu mythe, depuis son foremost récit, composé à l’âge de dix ans, jusqu’aux poèmes en prose des Illuminations, qui précèdent son renoncement à los angeles 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 l. a. littérature », acteur d’« une aventure distinctive dans l’histoire de l’art » (Mallarmé).

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Download E-books A Winter's Journal PDF

By Emmanuel Bove

Translated via Nathalie Favre-Gilly
Afterword by way of Keith Botsford

Paris within the Nineteen Thirties: Louis Grandeville has a stunning spouse, a pleasant domestic, a faithful servant, and a wide circle of well-placed acquaintances. His monetary state of affairs doesn't require him to paintings. but Louis is obsessed via the nagging fact that he by no means has and not will volume to something. He believes his existence is with out any affection or target, stuffed as an alternative with 1000 trifles meant to alleviate its monotony, and populated with people he seeks out to prevent being by myself yet for whom he cares little.

Every few days for one iciness, Louis writes down the main points of his unsatisfied marriage. even if his spouse, Madeleine, is the point of interest of his magazine, his painstakingly rendered analyses of her habit let us know extra approximately him than her, and concerning the damage humans can do to each other. Unsparing and insightful, A Winter's Journal is still probably the most devastating novels ever written at the self-destructive impulse found in all marriages.

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Download E-books Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003 PDF

By Richard Howard

Richard Howard has been writing trendy, deeply knowledgeable observation on sleek tradition and literature for greater than 4 many years. here's a choice of his most interesting essays, together with a few by no means earlier than released in ebook shape, on a superb variety of subjects--from American poets like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists similar to Rodin and Michel Delacroix. additionally integrated are concerns of recent sculpture and of the images of the human physique. Howard's severe familiarity with glossy poetry is visible to very good impression in essays at the "poetry of forgetting," at the motives and results of experimental poetry, and at the first books of poets whose paintings he helped introduce--among them, J. D. McClatchy, Frank Bidart, and Cynthia MacDonald. in fact, Howard brings to his attention of French literature a unprecedented knowledge drawn from his celebrated paintings as a translator of Stendhal and Gide, Barthes and Cocteau, Yourcenar and Gracq.

Hilton Kramer as soon as wrote that Richard Howard "performs the fundamental severe carrier. He indicates us the level of the terrain. He issues out its crucial gains. And he offers us a really brilliant experience of its ethos in addition to of its esthetics." Howard, now in his seventy-fifth 12 months, keeps his adroit, creative statement, which enriches us all.

Richard Howard is a poet, pupil, instructor, critic, and translator. the writer of greater than a dozen books, together with Inner Voices: chosen Poems, 1963-2003, he's the recipient of either the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the nationwide e-book Award for translation. He teaches at Columbia collage and is poetry editor of The Paris Review.
Richard Howard has been writing trendy, deeply expert statement on smooth tradition and literature for greater than 4 a long time. His previous paintings Alone with the United States: Essays at the paintings of Poetry within the usa due to the fact that 1950 has lengthy been hailed as a landmark in literary feedback. Paper Trail is a variety of his best essays, together with a few by no means earlier than released in publication shape, on a ultimate diversity of subjects—from American poets corresponding to Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists resembling Rodin and Michel Delacroix. additionally integrated are issues of contemporary sculpture and of the images of the human physique.

Howard's severe familiarity with smooth poetry is obvious to first-class impression in essays on "the poetry of forgetting," at the reason and results of experimental poetry, and at the first books of poets whose paintings he helped brought. after all, Howard brings to his attention of French literature a unprecedented knowledge drawn from his celebrated paintings as a translator of Stendhal and Gide, Barthes and Cocteau, Yourcenar an Gracq.

Hilton Kramer as soon as wrote that Richard Howard "performs the fundamental severe provider. He indicates us the level of the terrain. He issues out its crucial beneficial properties. And he supplies us a truly vibrant experience of its ethos in addition to of its esthetics." Howard, now in his seventy-fifth 12 months, keeps his adroit, creative observation, which enriches us all.

"If Richard Howard weren't a poet in any respect, he could stand out however as a translator, an editor, a instructor of poets, and a critic of French, English, and American literature. Paper Trail collects his arrestingly intricate essays on all 3, in addition to Howard's writings on visible paintings . . . The essays in Paper Trail supply language not less than as elaborate as that of Howard's verse, and data in even larger abundance: they could train what the poems think we all know. Howard's choice for mannered abstractions, which may prevent the poems, assists the essays, making them extra formidable, and extra bold, than such a lot; even if their specific judgments don't persuade, their normal propositions enlighten."—Stephen Burt, The Washington put up ebook World
 
"While the essays variety from Emily Dickinson to Robert Mapplethorpe to Claude Simon, they represent an intimate autobiography . . . Paper Trail is whatever a lot higher than an issue in regards to the form of yankee poetry."—James Longenbach, Boston Review
 
"[Howard is] an impressive guy of letters: a super poet, pioneering translator, respected champion of rising poets, and realized, far-ranging critic. during this striking essay assortment, a real landmark quantity, Howard exemplifies the advantages of the lifetime of the brain, which for him is a veritable fountain of teen. Over the process approximately 4 a long time, he hasn't ever misplaced the highbrow vivaciousness of his prior works while event and becoming wisdom have deepened his viewpoint. Howard writes with equivalent zest and perception concerning the trivialities of grammar and the grandness of worldviews, the oddities of writers and the good sweep of literature . . . Drolly witty, discerning, and wielding a vocabulary and syntax to die for, Howard makes each one of his selected topics necessary of the reader's so much avid attention."—Donna Seaman, Booklist
 
"Well-crafted essays, forewords, and afterwords on poets and poetry via the critic, translator, editor, and poet . . . the gathering opens with a glowing essay, from 1973, on Emily Dickinson, who used to be simply then being rediscovered and wanted her champions in a rhymeless time. Howard's attention is extremely illuminating, and it good illustrates his magpie means of turning up glittering oddments . . . in different places the famous translator of Baudelaire and different French writers turns his awareness to Francophone literature, and particularly on writers who're no longer a lot learn this present day, reminiscent of Marguerite Yourcenar, Claude Simon, or even the irreplaceable Stendhal. those admiring items . . . should wake up curiosity in these writers, which might be a grand carrier to them. in other places nonetheless Howard praises then-new poets equivalent to J. D. McClatchy, the writings of Brassaïoch, the ability of storytelling, and kindred concerns, giving kind to an altogether passable assortment. [The publication can be] of curiosity to Howard's admirers and students."—Kirkus Reviews

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Download E-books Gargantua and Pantagruel PDF

Biting and bawdy, shrewdpermanent and smutty, lofty and coffee, Gargantua and Pantagruel is delusion at the grandest of scales, advised with an unquenchable thirst for all of human experience.

Rabelais's energetic exam of the lifetime of his times-from strange battles to nice ingesting bouts, from satire on faith and schooling to matter-of-fact descriptions of physically features and desires-is one of many nice comedian masterpieces of literature.

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Download E-books Exploits and Opinions of Dr Faustroll Pataphysician PDF

By Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry is better often called the writer of the proto-Dada play Ubu Roi, yet this anarchic novel of absurdist philosophy is extensively considered as the valuable paintings to his oeuvre. Exploits and reviews of Dr. Faustroll recounts the adventures of the inventor of “Pataphysics ... the technological know-how of imaginary solutions.”

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