French Literature

Download E-books The Belly of Paris (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By Emile Zola

A part of Emile Zola’s multigenerational Rougon-Macquart saga, The abdominal of Paris is the tale of Florent Quenu, a wrongly accused guy who escapes imprisonment on Devil’s Island. Returning to his local Paris, Florent reveals a urban he slightly acknowledges, with its operating sessions displaced to make means for large boulevards and bourgeois apartments. dwelling along with his brother’s kinfolk within the newly rebuilt Les Halles marketplace, Florent is quickly stuck up in a perilous maelstrom of meals and politics. Amid intrigue one of the market’s sellers–the fishmonger, the charcutière, the fruit lady, and the cheese vendor–and the wonderful culinary bounty in their labors, we see the dramatic distinction among “fat and skinny” (the wealthy and the bad) and the way the widening gulf among them lines a urban to the brink.

Translated and with an creation by way of the prestigious historian and nutrition author Mark Kurlansky, The abdominal of Paris deals interesting views at the French capital through the moment Empire–and, after all, tantalizing descriptions of its luxurious repasts.

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By Michel Houellebecq

Realising that his New 12 months is likely to be a catastrophe, as ordinary, our narrator, on impulse, walks right into a shuttle corporation to e-book per week within the sunlight. delicate to his constrained skill and dislike of Muslim nations, the go back and forth agent indicates an island choked with twenty first century hedonism, set in a weird and wonderful lunar panorama - Lanzarote. On Lanzarote, you possibly can meet a few attention-grabbing human specimens, significantly Pam and Barbara - 'non-exclusive' German lesbians - who may give upward push to a few fascinating combos. Will they achieve seducing Rudi, the police inspector from Luxembourg, at the moment residing in exile in Brussels? Or will he subscribe to the 'Azraelian' sect, as they arrange for humanity to be regenerated through extra-terrestrials? As for our narrator, will he ponder his week's vacation at the island successful?

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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 glowing new layout. Newly translated through Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, this undying vintage used to be embraced through critics and readers around the nation for its purity and sweetness of expression. And Saint-Exupéry's loved paintings was once restored and remastered to offer his paintings in its unique and colourful shades.

Now Harcourt is issuing uniform full-color overseas language versions. The restored paintings glows like by no means earlier than. those reasonable and lovely versions are absolute to pride a complete new new release of readers, scholars, little ones, and adults for whom Saint-Exupéry's tale will open the door to a brand new figuring out of life.

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By Jean Racine

De quoi l. a. tragédie de Bérénice est-elle donc faite ? los angeles préface de Racine a des mots trop décisifs pour n'être pas suspecte : "Toute l'invention consiste à faire quelque selected de rien". De ce rien - un uncomplicated événement rapporté par l'historien latin Suétone -, Racine a prétendu tirer los angeles plus émouvante, motor vehicle l. a. plus épurée, des pièces de son temps.

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Download E-books Une rose au paradis PDF

By René Barjavel

Un definite Monsieur Gé (archétype de l'homme riche et puissant) va faire determine de « nouveau » Noé. En effet, il a conçu un abri souterrain géré par un super-ordinateur, où il va réunir toutes les espèces animales et végétales et où cinq êtres humains pourront vivre en autarcie grâce à un système en circuit fermé produisant air, nourriture et vêtements.
Il va commander l'explosion de toutes les bombes U (universelle) du monde qui vont mener à los angeles destruction puis à l. a. renaissance, avant de rejoindre son abri avec un jeune couple, Henri et Lucie Jonas, cette dernière étant enceinte de jumeaux, Jim et Jif. Ces enfants sont appelés à devenir de nouveaux Adam et Ève afin de repeupler l. a. Terre lorsqu'ils pourront sortir de l'abri. Monsieur Gé prévoit de rester 20 ans sous terre pour ne pas subir les effets des radiations consécutives aux explosions.

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Download E-books The Last Rendezvous PDF

By Anne Plantagenet

“Women aren't speculated to write; but I write.” –Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

In 1817, on the past due age of thirty-three,Marceline Desbordes, the actress and Romantic poet–the in simple terms girl counted via Paul Verlaine between his poètes maudits, or “accursed poets,” a bunch that integrated Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire, and Alfred de Vigny–marries Prosper Valmore, a fellow actor who brings love and balance to her tumultuous lifestyles. Such balance is short-lived, however:When she meets Henri de Latouche, an influential guy of letters, they quickly start a passionate affair. even supposing their tryst doesn't last longer than a yr, their dating survives via letters and reminiscence. It sparks proposal in Marceline’s paintings and leads her to create probably the most appealing poetry in French literature. a skilled poet, a romantic lady, a passionate lover, a nurturing mom, and a baby at center, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore is rescued from obscurity via Plantagenet’s incredible writing during this fictionalized biography. The publication will contain a variety of Desbordes-Valmore’s poems within the unique French and in an English translation through the Pulitzer Prize—winning poet Louis Simpson.

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"Albert Camus"nun ( 1913-1960) en taninmis, en cok yabanci dile cevrilmis, en cok incelenmis ve hala en cok devil kitaplar arasinda yer alan "Yabanci", ayni zamanda yazarin en gizemli yapiti. Olumun egemen oldugu bir "varlik"in en anlamsiz olgularini sacma bir duzensizlik icinde yasayan bu romanin baskisisi "Meursault", bir simge kahraman degildir, "adi" olmayan bir "Yabanci"dir; bu eksik kimlik, gerceklikten algiladigi seyi yapilandiramayan, yeniden orgutleyemeyen, ama gercekligin yankilarini yakalamaya calisan bir bos bilincin imgesidir. Onun kayitsizligi ve edilgenligi, iste bu bos bilincin urunudur. Yabanci, buyuleyici gucunu, icinde barindirdigi trajedi duygusuna borclu: Bir turlu ele gecirilemeyen anlamin surekli aranmasi, bilinc ile toplumsal dunya arasindaki catisma... Camus'yle bulusanlarin hicbiri, onunla karsilasinca hayal kirikligina ugramamistir. "Mutluluk, bir yerde ve her yerde hicbir sey beklemeden dunyayi, insanlari sevmektir," der Camus. Giderek daha cok sevilen bir yazar olmasi, onun bu sevgisinin yansimasindan baska bir sey degildir.

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

By Thomas Keymer, William Beckford

"Woe to the rash mortal who seeks to understand that of which he should still stay ignorant; and to adopt that which surpasseth his power!"

One of the strangest and so much unforgettable eighteenth-century novels, Vathek is a wild Gothic delusion whose sensuous mind's eye and ugly comedy have encouraged writers from Byron to Lovecraft. The Caliph Vathek is dissolute and debauched, and hungry for wisdom. whilst the mysterious Giaour deals him boundless treasure and unrivalled energy he's keen to sacrifice his god, the lives of blameless youngsters, and his personal soul to fulfill his obsession. Vathek's outstanding trip to the subterranean palace of Eblis, and the terrifying destiny that there awaits him, is an enthralling story of magic and oriental fable, unexpected violence and corrupted love, whose mixture of ethical delusion, ugly comedy, and evocative good looks defies class.

This new version reprints Beckford's approved English textual content of 1816 with its difficult and interesting notes. In his new advent, Thomas Keymer can pay specific recognition to the novel's literary traits, its hybrid nature and its connections with oriental fiction and the Gothic in addition to to its origins and Beckford's scandalous public character. thoroughly reset, the second one variation contains new, fuller notes, an updated bibliography, and a brand new chronology of the writer.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different priceless positive aspects, together with specialist introductions by way of top specialists, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and masses extra.

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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 broadly considered as the crucial paintings to his oeuvre. Exploits and evaluations of Dr. Faustroll recounts the adventures of the inventor of “Pataphysics ... the technology of imaginary solutions.”

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