Category Archives: French Literature

The President's Hat

| November 26, 2016 | admin | 0

By Antoine Laurain

This prize-winning French bestseller is an enthralling fantasy concerning the strength of a hat that takes the reader on a roller-coaster journey via French existence throughout the Mitterrand years.

Dining by myself in a sublime Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can not often think his eyes whilst President François Mitterrand sits all the way down to consume on the desk subsequent to him.

After the presidential occasion has long past, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand's black felt hat has been left in the back of. After a couple of moments' soul-searching, Daniel makes a decision to maintain the hat as a memento of a rare night. it is a excellent healthy, and as he leaves the eating place Daniel starts off to believe by some means . . . different.

Has Daniel unwittingly came upon the key of splendid power?

For years the enduring merchandise of headgear performs with the lives of the boys and ladies who put on it, bringing them luck that had formerly eluded them. Antoine Laurain's brilliantly orchestrated journey captures exciting photographs of a wealthy gallery of characters.

Shot via with a scrumptious, depraved humorousness, The President's Hat is a bright new edition of the standard lifetime of an era.

"As enjoyable because it is unique, this can be a tale to take pleasure in like a chocolate with a shock centre."—Marie France

"An relaxing journey into the center of the 1980s."—Le Figaro

"Impossible to resist"—L'Express

Antoine Laurain used to be born in Paris. he's a author, collector, and director of numerous brief films.

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Voyage au centre de la terre. English

| November 26, 2016 | admin | 0

This ebook was once switched over from its actual variation to the electronic structure by means of a group of volunteers. you'll locate it at no cost on the internet. buy of the Kindle variation contains instant supply.

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Du côté de chez Swann

| November 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Marcel Proust

Du côté de chez Swann est le premiere quantity du roman de Marcel Proust, À l. a. recherche du temps perdu. Il est composé de trois events, dont les titres sont : Combray Un amour de Swann Noms de can pay : le nom.

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The Possibility of an Island (Vintage International)

| November 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Michel Houellebecq

A global phenomenon and crucial French novelist because Camus, Michel Houellebecq now provides his magnum opus–a story of our current situations advised from the long run, whilst humanity as we all know it has vanished.

Surprisingly poignant, philosophically compelling, and infrequently laugh-out-loud humorous, The threat of an Island is instantly an indictment, an elegy, and a party of every thing we now have and are vulnerable to wasting. it's a masterpiece from one of many world’s so much leading edge writers.

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Street of Thieves

| November 25, 2016 | admin | 0

Recipient of 3 French literary awards, Mathias Énard's follow-up to the significantly acclaimed Zone is a well timed novel a few younger Moroccan boy stuck up within the turbulent occasions of the center East, and a potential murder.

Exiled from his kin for non secular transgressions with regards to his emotions for his cousin, Lakhdar reveals himself at the streets of Barcelona hiding from either the police and the Muslim staff for the Propagation of Koranic innovations, a bunch he labored for in Tangier no longer lengthy after being thrown out at the streets by means of his father.

Lakhdar's transformations—from a boy right into a guy, from a religious Muslim right into a sinner—take position opposed to the backdrop of a few of crucial occasions of the previous few years: the violence and intriguing eruption of the Arab Spring and the devastating cave in of Europe's economy.

If all that won't sufficient, Lakhdar reunites with a early life friend—one who's making plans an assassination, a homicide Lakhdar opposes.

A finalist for the distinguished Prix Goncourt, Street of Thieves solidifies Énard's position as certainly one of France's such a lot formidable and keyed-in novelists of this century. This novel will also take Zone's position in Christophe Claro's daring pronouncement that Énard's previous paintings is "the novel of the last decade, if no longer of the century."

Mathias Énard studied Persian and Arabic and spent lengthy sessions within the center East. A professor of Arabic on the college of Barcelona, he acquired a number of awards for Zone—also to be had from Open Letter—including the Prix du Livre Inter and the Prix Décembre.

Charlotte Mandell has translated works from a couple of very important French authors, together with Marcel Proust, Gustave Flaubert, Jean Genet, man de Maupassant, and Maurice Blanchot, between others.

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| November 25, 2016 | admin | 0

Ce livre est une oeuvre du domaine public éditée au layout numérique par Norph-Nop. L’achat de l’édition Kindle inclut le téléchargement through un réseau sans fil sur votre liseuse et vos functions de lecture Kindle

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The Oxford Book of French Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)

| November 25, 2016 | admin | 0

This number of French brief tales in translation expands our thought of French writing by means of together with new tales by means of girls writers and by way of authors of Francophone beginning. Spanning the centuries from the past due eighteenth to the overdue 20th, the gathering opens with a rumbustious story from the Marquis de Sade, takes within the masters of the 19th century, from Stendhal and Balzac to Maupassant, and reaches to Quebec, Africa, and the French Caribbean within the 20th century. girls writers contain quite popular figures equivalent to Renee Vivien, Colette, and Beauvoir, and more recent writers akin to Assia Djebar, Christiane Baroche, and Annie Saumont. The French brief tale is a wealthy and various medium, yet the entire tales chosen percentage a standard attribute: they make interesting reading.

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Descente de mediums

| November 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Nathalie Quintane


Dans cet essai autobiographique qui fait suite à Crâne chaud, Nathalie Quintane tente de passer par le monde invisible pour suggérer qu’il faudrait peut-être essayer de réformer le monde noticeable – il y est donc query de fantômes, de personnes et de personnages, d’un fameux médium japonais, d’un escroc à l. a. petite semaine, Ted Serios, qui, dans les années 1950, prenait des photographs avec sa pensée, de Christine de Pizan et de l’excellent Robert Jaulin.
Mais Ted, de son vivant, n’était pas une personne sympathique ni facile. Il n’y a donc aucune raison pour que mort il soit un personnage facile et sympathique. Par lui, los angeles query de ce qu’on fait dans un livre des personnes mortes se repose.
L’ensemble des morts constitue-t-il un réservoir où il fait bon piocher pour avancer sa fiction ?
Peut-on faire dire tout et n’importe quoi à quelqu’un sous prétexte qu’il n’est pas là pour rectifier ?
Au-delà, qu’ont à nous dire les morts ? Qu’ont-ils vraiment à nous dire ? Qu’ils veulent un biopic sur leur vie ? Que les clés sont dans l. a. boîte à gants ? Qu’ils nous aiment ? Qu’on leur fiche enfin l. a. paix ?
Des morts ont parlé.
D’excellents médiums ont rapporté leurs paroles.
Ce livre prend leur relais.

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