Celle qui m aime
Une jeune fille en longue robe blanche, un forgeron, un ministre, un croquemort, des chats, une hyène et un lion. La diversité des personnages mis en scène par Zola dans les récits brefs qu'il a composés tout au long de sa vie est à l'image de la variété des formes littéraires et des registres employés. Alors que la fresque des Rougon-Macquart se fédère autour du projet naturaliste, cescontes et nouvelles ouvrent un espace de liberté dans lequel les apologues côtoient les nouvelles fantastiques ou réalistes pour notre plus grand plaisir.Les huit récits réunis ici nous ouvrent un monde plein de fantaisie et de gravité où nous reconnaissons le regard du journaliste et la plume impressionniste du romancier. Une petite porte pour entrer chez Zola ? Sans doute, mais aussi un regard toujours actuel sur la société et la nature humaine.. Huit nouvelles intégrales annotées. Un questionnaire bilan de première lecture. Des questionnaires d'analyse de l'oeuvre. Trois corpus accompagnés de questions d'observation,de travaux d'écriture et de lectures d'images. Une présentation de Zola et de son époque. Un aperçu du genre de l'oeuvre et de sa place dans l'histoire littéraire.
The Attack on the Mill
The novel takes place during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, and the whole story takes place in and around Merlier’s mill and shows the effects of war on civilians. Running through the story is quite a typical nineteenth century love story, where Fran?oise is forced to decide whether her father or her lover lives.
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
A charmingly exuberant comic debut from an exciting new literary voice, and a “quirky, hilarious, elegantly written farce” (The Daily Telegraph), The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe is the globetrotting story of a trickster from rural India and his adventure of a lifetime. When the fakir—a professional con artist—arrives in Paris, he has just one goal: to get to Ikea. Armed with only a counterfeit hundred-euro note in the pocket of his silk trousers, he is confident that he has all he needs to thrive. But his plan goes horribly awry when he hides inside a wardrobe at the iconic Swedish retailer—the first in a series of accidents that will send him on a whirlwind tour across Europe. Pursued across the continent by a swindled taxi driver dead set on revenge, our fakir soon finds unlikely friends—from movie stars to illegal immigrants—in even unlikelier places. And, much to his own surprise, his heart begins to open to those around him as he comes to understand the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world. Channeling the manic energy of the Marx Brothers and the biting social commentary of Candide, Romain Puértolas has crafted an unforgettable comic romp around Europe that is propelled by laughter, love, and, ultimately, redemption. (Meatballs not included but highly recommended.)
A unique looking glass into the life one of the world's most admired performers focuses on the key elements--family, career, inspirations, and plans for the future--that make her who she is.
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.
A collection of novellas and stories from one of the most critically acclaimed authors in the fantasy genre, Robin Hobb. Including work written under her pseudonym, Megan Lindholm.
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. Lost in the woods. Trisha has only veered a little way off the path. But in her panic to get back to her family, she takes a turning that leads into the tangled undergrowth, deeper into the woods. At first it’s just the bugs, midges and mosquitoes. Then comes the hunger. For comfort she tunes her Walkman into broadcasts of the Red Sox baseball games and the performances of her hero Tom Gordon. As darkness begins to fall and Trisha struggles for survival and a way out, she realises that she is not alone. There’s something else in the woods – watching. Waiting...
The Book of Ivy
What would you kill for? After a brutal nuclear war, our country was decimated. A new nation of survivors lives within a fenced community. No one knows what lies beyond the fence; only that to be cast outside it is a fate worse than death. Two families fought to govern our new society. Now, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing faction to the sons of the winning side in a yearly ceremony. This year, it's my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill Bishop Lattimer, the president's son and my soon-to-be husband, and return the Westfall family to power. I never expected that my new husband would be the one person in the world to truly understand me. But I can't falter now - I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him... The Book of Ivy is the first novel in a thrilling dystopian duology from the author of The Roanoke Girls, perfect for fans of the Delirium series.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
‘I resolved to write a book which would create some stir in the world and continue to do after I had gone from it.’ - Choderlos de Laclos A great sensation at the time of first publication, Les Liaisons Dangereuses reads as much the most 'modern' of eighteenth-century novels. Viewed by some critics as a morality tale and others as a subtle inquiry into libertinism, it brilliantly depicts the foibles of the French aristocracy on the eve of the French Revolution. Renowned for its exploration of lust, revenge and human malice, and still carrying a tremendous power to shock, its adaptations for screen and stage have made its central characters notorious for their sophisticated and ultimately tragic games of seduction and manipulation.
French XX Bibliography
The annual French XX Bibliography provides the most complete listing available of books, articles, and book reviews concerned with French literature since 1885. Unique in its scope, thoroughness, and reliability of information, it has become an essential reference source in the study of modern French literature and culture. The bibliography is divided into three major divisions: general studies, author subjects (arranged alphabetically), and cinema. Number 57 in the series contains nearly 10,000 entries. William H. Thompson is Associate Professor of French and Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Memphis.