French Literature

Download E-books Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane : Livres I à VI PDF

By Alain-René Lesage

En 1715, l'auteur à succès du Diable boiteux et de Turcaret publie les deux premiers tomes de l'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (livres I à VI). D'abord tenu pour une imitation servile — Voltaire, volontiers calomniateur, affirma que le récit était entièrement repris d'un roman picaresque espagnol, le Marcos de Obregon de Vicente Espinel —, Gil Blas fut loué par les plus grands écrivains du siècle suivant, de Walter Scott à Flaubert, en passant par Sainte-Beuve et Hugo. Aujourd'hui, il s'impose comme l'un des romans les plus novateurs du XVIIIe siècle. Dans ces mémoires fictifs, qui retracent los angeles carrière d'un héros médiocre, cantonné dans los angeles domesticité, dupé par des aigrefins de tous ordres et ballotté d'un milieu à l'autre, Lesage joue en virtuose de l. a. veine picaresque, de l. a. satire moliéresque, de los angeles comédie galante et de los angeles farce cruelle... Inventant un style inédit de roman comique, il interact une réflexion sur le matériau de l. a. fiction et sur son détournement parodique. À lire Gil Blas, on se dit que Lesage eût été à notre époque l'inventeur du western spaghetti.

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Download E-books La Valse Lente Des Tortues (Le Livre de Poche) (French Edition) PDF

By Katherine Pancol

Ce livre est une bourrasque de vie... Un baiser brulant du seul qu on ne doit pas embrasser Deux bras qui enlacent ou qui tuent Un homme inquietant, mais si charmant Une femme qui tremble et espere ardemment... Un homme qui ment si savamment Une femme qui croit mener los angeles danse, mais passe son travel Des youth plus avertis que les grands... Un homme qui joue les revenants Un pere, la-haut dans les etoiles qui murmure a l oreille de sa fille... Un chien si laid qu on s ecarte sur son passage Des personnages qui avancent obstinement... comme des petites tortues entetees qui apprendraient a danser lentement, lentement dans un monde trop rapide, trop violent..."

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Download E-books The Origin of the World (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) PDF

By Pierre Michon

This spare, unforgettable novel is Pierre Michon’s luminous exploration of the mysteries of hope. a tender instructor takes his first activity in a sleepy French city. misplaced in a succession of wet days and sleepless nights, he falls less than the spell of a city resident, a lady of seductive attractiveness and singular charm.
Yvonne. Yvonne. “Everything approximately her screamed desire…setting whatever in movement whereas settling a fingertip to the counter, turning her head just a little, gold jewelry brushing her cheek whereas she watched you or watched not anything in any respect; this hope used to be open, like a wound; and he or she knew it, wore it with valor, with passion.” Michon probes the harmful powers of ardour and the eating want for romance during this heartbreaking novel.

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Download E-books Colonel Chabert PDF

By Honoré de Balzac, Carol Cosman

The tale of a French army hero of the Napoleonic Wars, lengthy assumed to be useless, attempts to recuperate his fortune and previous spouse throughout the support of a recognized Parisian lawyer.

Colonel Chabert, a Napoleonic conflict hero supposedly killed within the conflict of Eylau, returns to Paris after a protracted convalescence to discover his spouse remarried, and his pension long gone. He employs a tender, recognized legal professional to not less than reclaim his pension. it's a video game of wits: first to persuade the legal professional that he's who he says he's; secondly to get his spouse to confess to his identification and thereby quit a few of her wealth. as soon as the attorney believes Chabert's tale, the spouse has to be made to half together with his pension...

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Download E-books Le Prince Blessé et autres Nouvelles PDF

By René Barjavel

Un livre avec sixteen courtes histoires:

1 - Le Prince blessé, pages 7 à 42
2 - Monsieur Lery, pages forty three à 62
3 - Monsieur Charton, pages sixty three à 78
4 - Le Têtard, pages seventy nine à 84
5 - Les Enfants de l'ombre, pages eighty five à 104
6 - Les Lionnes, pages a hundred and five à 110
7 - Les Mains d'Anicette, pages 111 à 131
8 - Le Papillon, pages 133 à 138
9 - Péniche, pages 139 à 154
10 - l. a. Couleuvre, pages one hundred fifty five à 161
11 - l. a. Fée et le soldat, pages 163 à 178
12 - Les Loups, pages 179 à 186
13 - L'Homme citadel, pages 187 à 207
14 - los angeles Créature, pages 209 à 213
15 - Béni soit l'atome, pages 215 à 240
16 - Elle, pages 241 à 245

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Download E-books Aerea in the Forests of Manhattan PDF

By Emmanuel Hocquard

At 40, Adam, an highbrow and author "who comes from the opposite part of the ocean," and who's steeped within the trust that he's the final of his line, reveals himself--dreams himself--in the USA. The promised land's present to him is Aerea, younger, radiant, an enchantress, basically not possible: their event is short-lived. phrases, she tells Adam, are the situation that stands within the means. And scarcely has Aerea seemed in his lifestyles than she has walked out of it.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literature (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Medieval French literature encompasses 450 years of literary output in outdated and center French, usually produced in Northern France and England. those texts, together with courtly lyrics, prose and verse romances, dits amoureux and performs, proved highly influential for different eu literary traditions within the medieval interval and past. This spouse bargains a wide-ranging and stimulating consultant to literature composed in medieval French from its beginnings within the 9th century till the Renaissance. The essays are grounded in particular research of canonical texts and authors comparable to the Chanson de Roland, the Roman de los angeles Rose, Villon's testomony, Chrétien de Troyes, Machaut, Christine de Pisan and the Tristan romances. that includes a chronology and recommendations for additional examining, this can be the correct better half for college kids and students in different fields wishing to find the riches of the French medieval culture.

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Download E-books Selected Essays: with La Boetie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude PDF

By Étienne de La Boétie, Michel de Montaigne

"This re-creation of Montaigne's most vital essays is an excellent success, one who effectively brings jointly in available shape the paintings of 2 significant writers of Renaissance France. the interpretation via James B. Atkinson and David Sices is exact, transparent, readable, and conveys Montaigne's personable variety elegantly to fashionable readers of English. The notes are authoritative and realized, yet by no means intrusive, and the creation fantastically locations Montaigne's paintings in context. No much less notable is the inclusion of a sublime English model of los angeles Boetie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, that's either a key to realizing a lot of Montaigne and a tremendous piece of early sleek political suggestion. this is often now the default model of Montaigne in English." --Timothy Hampton, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, collage of California, Berkeley

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Download E-books El coronel Chabert: seguido de «El verdugo», «El elixir de larga vida» y «La obra maestra desconocida» (Penguin Clásicos) PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

La asombrosa historia del coronel Chabert, un héroe de las campañas napoleónicas a quien se dio equivocadamente por muerto, acompañada de tres relatos magistrales.

El coronel Chabert (1832) es una sobrecogedora novela breve que retrata una sociedad donde l. a. justicia y el honor han perdido su significado. Chabert, héroe de las campañas napoleónicas, es dado por muerto en los angeles batalla de Eylau y arrojado a una fosa. No obstante, el coronel recobra el conocimiento y consigue salir de l. a. tumba. Como si fuera un espectro, regresa a París para reclamar una identidad que nadie le reconoce. Y menos aún su esposa.

Completan el volumen tres cuentos magistrales: «El verdugo», un macabro episodio de lealtad usual ambientado en España durante los angeles guerra de los angeles Independencia; «El elixir de larga vida», una alucinada versión del mito de Don Juan, y «La obra maestra desconocida», que relata los intentos de un pintor por reproducir los angeles esencia de una mujer.

Esta edición, que se presenta en impecable traducción de Mercedes López-Ballesteros, se complementa con una cronología y también con un bello ensayo de Paul Bourget, escritor y académico que retrató con acierto al Balzac de las distancias cortas.

«Me vi repentinamente aquejado de una dolencia, el asco por l. a. humanidad.»

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