Horace

By Pierre Corneille

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Le Misanthrope (French Edition)

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, dit Molière, né à Paris, baptisé le 15 janvier 1622 et mort à Paris le 17 février 1673, est un dramaturge auteur de comédies, mais aussi un comédien et chef de troupe de théâtre français qui s'est illustré au début du règne de Louis XIV. Issu d'une famille de petite bourgeoisie parisienne (son père occupe l. a. cost de « tapissier du Roi »), Jean-Baptiste Poquelin se consacre au théâtre à 21 ans après los angeles rencontre de Madeleine et Joseph Béjart avec qui il fonde « l'Illustre Théâtre » et prend le pseudonyme de Molière. Après l. a. faillite de l. a. troupe, il quitte Paris et parcourt les différentes provinces de 1645 à 1658 en écrivant ses premières farces (« L'Étourdi » – « Le Dépit amoureux »). De retour à Paris en 1658, il obtient los angeles safety du frère du roi : sa troupe prend le nom de «Troupe de Monsieur » et représente en particulier les tragédies de Pierre Corneille (« Nicomède » – « Cinna »). Sa carrière d'auteur dramatique begin vraiment avec « Les Précieuses ridicules » qui remporte un grand succès en novembre 1659. « Le Misanthrope » (1666). Alceste pousse l. a. droiture et los angeles franchise jusqu´à los angeles brutalité et il ne voit autour de lui « qu’imposture, intérêt, trahison, fourberie ». Ainsi, il hait tous les hommes. À Alceste, Molière oppose son ami Philinte, homme indulgent et complaisant, peut-être à l´excès, et un grand parti est tiré de ce contraste. l. a. finalité visée par « Le Misanthrope » est los angeles tolérance envers le style humain, prouvant que l’homme le plus vertueux n’est jamais dépourvu de petites faiblesses.

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Life: A User's Manual (Verba Mundi)

By Georges Perec, David Bellos

Over two decades in the past, Godine released the 1st English translation of Georges Perec's masterpiece, lifestyles A User's handbook, hailed by means of the days Literary complement, Boston Globe, and others as one of many nice novels of the century. we're now proud to announce a newly revised 20th anniversary variation of lifestyles. conscientiously ready, with many corrections, this version of lifestyles A User's handbook would be the most well liked reference version for the longer term. dependent round a unmarried second in time 8:00 P.M. on June 23, 1975, Perec's spellbinding puzzle starts in an residence block within the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris the place, bankruptcy via bankruptcy, room by means of room, a very wealthy forged of characters is printed in a chain of stories which are weird and wonderful, not going, relocating, humorous, or (sometimes) particularly usual.

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L'inondation (Nouvelle édition augmentée) (French Edition)

Nouvelle édition de l. a. nouvelle d’Emile Zola, L'inondation, augmentée de nombreuses annexes (Biographie panoramique - Les citations les plus célèbres de Zola - Notes d'un ami de Paul Alexis - Émile Zola, sa vie, son oeuvre de Edmond Lepelletier - Zola par Émile Faguet).

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Albert Camus: A Biography

By Herbert R Lottman

Lottman's Albert Camus was once the 1st and continues to be the definitive biography -- even in France. John Leonard, long island instances: "What emerges from Mr. Lottman's tireless devotions is a portrait of the artist, the outsider, the humanist and skeptic, that breaks the heart." John Sturrock, the hot York occasions ebook evaluation: Herbert Lottman's existence (of Camus) is the 1st to be written, both in French or English, and it's exhaustive, a exertions of affection and of fantastic industry."

This new version features a specifically written preface by way of the writer revealing the demanding situations of a biographer, of a few of the issues that needed to be handled whereas writing the ebook and after it appeared.

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The Gunman

By Jean-Patrick Manchette, James Brook

Author note: James Brook (Translation)
Title note: unique identify La place du tireur couché. published as The companies Gunman in 2002
Publish yr note: First released in 1981
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The Gunman, is now an immense movie directed by way of Pierre Morel and starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone.

Martin Terrier is a employed killer who wishes out of the sport, so he can quiet down and marry his formative years sweetheart. however the association won't permit him cross: they've got different plans for him. In a violent story that shatters as many illusions as our bodies, Jean-Patrick Manchette topics his characters and the reader alike to a fierce workout fashionable. This tightly plotted, corrosive parody of "the luck story" is extensively thought of to be Manchette's masterpiece, and was once named a brand new York occasions "Notable Book" in 2002. The Gunman is a vintage of contemporary noir.

Also on hand in its unique variation titled The providers Gunman, in addition to Manchette's 3 to Kill, released through urban lighting fixtures in 2002.

"There's now not a superfluous be aware or overdone influence . . . one of many final cool, compact and shockingly unique crime novels Manchette left as his legacy to fashionable noir fiction." — New York Times

"This is lean, suggest noir fiction that cleverly sends up the cruel man style whereas incarnating it perfectly." — Detroit loose Press

"Manchette is a grasp of either economic climate and irony. Brutal and bracing: Terrier's story fascinates at the same time it chills." — Kirkus Reviews

“For Manchette and the iteration of writers who him, the crime novel isn't any mere leisure, yet a method to strip naked the mess ups of society, ripping via veils of visual appeal, deceit, and manipulation to the greed and violence which are the society's real engines." — Boston Globe

"Jean-Patrick Manchette's terse prose strikes just like the fast, virtually automated tools and mannerisms of his protagonist." — Wall road magazine

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Earth (Oxford World's Classics)

'Only the earth is immortal...the earth we adore sufficient to dedicate homicide for her.'

Zola's novel of peasant lifestyles, the 15th within the Rougon-Macquart sequence, is usually considered as one in all his best achievements, corresponding to Germinal and L'Assommoir. Set in a village within the Beauce, in northern France, it depicts the harshness of the peasants' international and their visceral attachment to the land. Jean Macquart, a veteran of the conflict of Solferino and now an itinerant farm labourer, is drawn into the affairs of the Fouan relations whilst he begins dating younger Françoise. He turns into eager about a sour dispute over the valuables of Papa Fouan whilst the outdated guy divides his land among his 3 kids. Resentment turns to greed and violence in a Darwinian conflict for supremacy.

Zola's unflinching depiction of the savagery of peasant lifestyles stunned his readers, and ended in assaults on Naturalism's literary schedule. This new translation captures the novel's combination of brutality and lyricism in its evocation of the inexorable cycle of the traditional world.

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Nana (Oxford World's Classics)

Nana opens in 1867, the yr of the realm reasonable, whilst Paris, thronged through a sophisticated elite, was once an ideal goal for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle ethical corruption. during this new translation, the destiny of Nana--the Helen of Troy of the second one Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir--is now rendered in racy, trendy English.

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