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Descente de mediums

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By Nathalie Quintane

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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 obvious – il y est donc query de fantômes, de personnes et de personnages, d’un fameux médium japonais, d’un escroc à los angeles petite semaine, Ted Serios, qui, dans les années 1950, prenait des pictures 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, l. a. 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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Jealousy and In the Labyrinth (Two Novels)

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Here, in a single quantity, are notable novels by means of the manager spokesman of the so-called “new novel” which has triggered such dialogue and aroused such controversy. “Jealousy,” stated the recent York occasions e-book overview “is a technical masterpiece, impeccably contrived.” “It is an exciting challenge,” acknowledged the San Francisco Chronicle. the days Literary complement of London referred to as Robbe-Grillet an “incomparable artist” and the father or mother termed Jealousy “an remarkable book.” In his local France, prime critic Maurice Nadeau wrote in France-Observateur that “In the Labyrinth is best than a very good novel: it's a nice paintings of literature,” and fellow novelist and critic Claude Roy judged an identical paintings Robbe-Grillet’s “best book,” whereas the following in the United States the “Parade of Books” column referred to as within the Labyrinth “a hugely emotional adventure for the reader” and went directly to are expecting: “Robbe-Grillet will take his position in global literature as a successor of Balzac and Proust.”

This quantity, which deals incisive essays on Robbe-Grillet by way of Professor Bruce Morrissette of the college of Chicago and by way of French critics Roland Barthes and Anne Minor, additionally incorporates a beneficial bibliography of writings by way of and concerning the author.

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Vathek (Oxford World's Classics)

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By Thomas Keymer, William Beckford

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

One of the strangest and such a lot unforgettable eighteenth-century novels, Vathek is a wild Gothic fable whose sensuous mind's eye and gruesome comedy have encouraged writers from Byron to Lovecraft. The Caliph Vathek is dissolute and debauched, and hungry for wisdom. while the mysterious Giaour deals him boundless treasure and unrivalled energy he's prepared to sacrifice his god, the lives of blameless young children, and his personal soul to meet his obsession. Vathek's impressive trip to the subterranean palace of Eblis, and the terrifying destiny that there awaits him, is a charming story of magic and oriental myth, unexpected violence and corrupted love, whose mixture of ethical myth, gruesome comedy, and evocative good looks defies category.

This new version reprints Beckford's approved English textual content of 1816 with its complicated and unique notes. In his new advent, Thomas Keymer will pay particular recognition to the novel's literary features, 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 comprises 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 on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative precious positive factors, together with professional introductions via prime specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional learn, and masses extra.

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Upstaged (French Literature)

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By Jacques Jouet

Mins into the second one act, there's a knock on Nicolas Boehlmer's dressing-room door, simply as he's smoking his final cigarette sooner than having to return on degree . . . and, with no considering, he says,“Come in," nonetheless in personality. He quick unearths himself sure, gagged, and stripped through a guy who seems to be his replicate photograph: costumed within the similar wig, makeup, and garments. Nicolas is powerless to avoid his usurper from going out and taking part in his role—with more and more ridiculous effects. is that this “upstaging" the act of a wicked novice? Sabotage via a rival? a section of guerrilla theater? A political assertion? regardless of the reason, Nicolas and his fellow actors quickly locate their play—and their lives—making much less and not more feel, because the components they play come below attack by way of this irrational intruder.

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The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782 (Princeton Legacy Library)

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In France among 1641 and 1782 the romance built into the unconventional. Mr. Showalter's in depth learn of the radical, fairly through the severe interval 1700-1720, exhibits that a huge flow towards 19th century realism used to be happening. to track this improvement the writer has chosen 5 phenomena--time, house, names, cash, and the narrator--and follows their therapy through the interval to teach why romance tended towards the novel.

to teach the working-out of those rules there's a targeted research of 1 novel, Robert Challe's Les Illustres Francoises, that are accurately situated within the chain of literary impression. Its significant subject of the person in clash with society was once well matched to the varieties on hand to the eighteenth century novelist. accordingly it sounds as if again and again in vital novels of the interval, exhibiting that the evolutionary approach labored to some extent even on topic matter.

Originally released in 1972.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the most recent print-on-demand know-how to back make on hand formerly out-of-print books from the celebrated backlist of Princeton collage Press. those paperback variants defend the unique texts of those vital books whereas proposing them in sturdy paperback variations. The target of the Princeton Legacy Library is to tremendously elevate entry to the wealthy scholarly background present in the millions of books released through Princeton college Press considering the fact that its founding in 1905.

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Community, Myth and Recognition in Twentieth-Century French Literature and Thought (Continuum Literary Studies)

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Taking as its element of departure the suggestion of neighborhood in mid-twentieth century French literature and suggestion, this bold learn seeks to discover the ways that Breton, Bataille, Sartre and Barthes used literature and artwork to interact with the query of reconceptualizing society. In exploring the relevance those writings carry for modern debates approximately neighborhood, Lubecker argues for the continued social value of literary reviews.

Throughout the e-book, he means that literature and paintings are privileged fields for confronting a number of the anti-social wants positioned on the outer edge of human rationality. The authors studied placed to paintings the thoughts of Thanatos, sado-masochism and (self-)sacrifice; in addition they write extra poetically approximately man's charm to Silence, the evening and the impartial.
Many sociological discourses at the query of neighborhood are inclined to marginalize the drives inherent inside of those techniques; Lubecker argues it's necessary to take those drives into consideration while theorising the query of group, another way they might go back within the atavistic type of myths. additionally if dealt with with care and a focus they could turn out to be a resource.

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Le Palace

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By Claude Simon

« Une ville républicaine en guerre, Barcelone sans doute, dont on croit reconnaître l. a. position de Catalogne. L'observateur est motionless, le plus souvent dans l. a. chambre d'un palace abandonné, en compagnie d'un Italien, d'un instituteur, d'un Américain. l. a. présence de l. a. guerre est donc saisie indirectement par des signes, fusils, photos d'hommes politiques, slogans, un enterrement qui passe, tout cela revenant, enrichi à chaque fois, de détails inaperçus auparavant, comme un manège qui tourne et ramène, obsédant, les mêmes photographs terribles. » (La Nouvelle Revue française, juin 1962)

Le Palace est paru en 1962.

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George Dandin: ou Le mari confondu (French Edition)

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Extrait : " GEORGE DANDIN : Ah! qu'une femme Demoiselle est une étrange affaire, et que mon mariage est une leçon bien parlante à tous les paysans qui veulent s'élever au-dessus de leur situation, et s'allier, comme j'ai fait, à l. a. maison d'un gentilhomme!..."

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