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Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran d'Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Analyse approfondie)

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Roman d’apprentissage prônant la tolérance et l’ouverture d’esprit au travers des souvenirs de Momo, un jeune Juif abandonné par sa mère, délaissé par son père, et sauvé par un vieil épicier musulman, Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran ne laisse personne indifférent et offre un regard neuf sur une religion bien souvent méconnue. Après une introduction générale visant à présenter le roman et son auteur, Loanna Pazzaglia se plonge dans l’analyse de ce chef d’œuvre d’Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt. Après avoir résumé l’œuvre et présenté les personnages principaux (Momo et Monsieur Ibrahim), l’auteure s’intéresse aux thématiques mises en avant dans le récit : le soufisme, la spiritualité, la paternité, etc. Elle s’attache ensuite à décoder le style du roman dans lequel on décèle aisément quelques caractéristiques de l’écriture théâtrale, car, ne l’oublions pas, l’œuvre avait, à l’origine, été écrite pour le théâtre. Enfin, pour clore cette analyse littéraire, elle s’intéresse à la réception de Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran aussi bien sur les planches du théâtre qu’en librairie.

M. Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran - une analyse du film

M. Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran - une analyse du film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ines Will
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M. Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran - une analyse du film by Ines Will Summary

Seminar paper de l’année 2008 dans le domaine Etudes des langues romanes - Français - Autres, note: 1, Università di Siena, langue: Français, résumé: 1. Introduction “Le sourire, Momo ce n’est pas un truc pour les gens heureux: c’est sourire qui rend heureux!” Une thérapie par le sourire, voilà la sagesse de Monsieur Ibrahim dans cette courte réplique. Sourire est une manière tellement simple pour rendre heureux nous mêmes et aussi les gens qui nous entourent. Cette phrase de Monsieur Ibrahim m’a touchée immédiatement et je l’ai associée au bonheur dans le monde. C’est un sujet que m’interesse baucoup et voilà que j’ai fait des recherches sur le bonheur, dès origines à aujourd’hui. J’ai consideré les opinions du monde classique, les philosophes et la societé contemporaine. Il semble que Monsieur Ibrahim a trouvé son bonheur aussi dans sa religion. C’est pourquoi je veux dire quelques mots sur le soufisme. “Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran” est une histoire toute simple, c’est une rencontre qui nous aidera peut être à sentir que souvent le miracle de la réconciliation est là, plus proche parfois qu’on ne l’imagine, au bout de la rue peut-être, chez quelqu’un que l’on n’a jamais pris la peine de regarder ou d’écouter. Ce film et aussi le livre ne perdent rien avec le passage du temps. Ils sont plein de sujets actuels. Aujourd’hui qu’on vit ensemble avec des étrangers ce film est un message simple mais efficace de tolérance envers l’autre. Cet étranger qui fait peur et dont on se méfie, dont on a peur car on ne comprend pas, et bien souvent car on ne fait pas l’effort de comprendre, sa culture. Le film est très proche au livre et tous les deux me plaîent beaucoup. Je les conseillerai tout de meme que si on a déjà tout lu ce qui nous tient à coeur. Les deux, monsieur Ibrahim et Moïse, fonctionne à merveille et se lit comme une forme de filiation entre deux amis qui se choisissent. Ils me font penser à les deux du film “Le nom de la rose” dans lequel un père sert de guide à un jeune prêtre. Le jeune prêtre conservera une fleur dans sa bible (la fleur de son amour) et de la même manière monsieur Ibrahim conserve des fleurs dans son Coran qu’il offrira au jeune Moïse. Monsieur Ibrahim est heureux de vivre car il sait ce qu’il y a dans son Coran, comme on découvre à la fin du film que sont les fleurs du Coran, les fleurs de son amour qu’il ira retrouvé avec Momo en Turquie. C’est un film habité d’une grande poésie qui fait d’un vieil arabe une sorte de sage, un guide qui transmet son savoir à un jeune homme à qui il passe le relais dans un geste de filiation.

Three Women in a Mirror

Three Women in a Mirror Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
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“A miraculous book in praise of women, in praise of both their shortcomings and their strengths” from the internationally bestselling author (l’Express). Anne, Hanna, and Anny. Three young women, free spirits all, each one at odds with the age in which they live. Despite the centuries that divide them, their stories intersect—a surprising narrative technique that lends increasing tension and richness to this novel, which builds to a thrilling crescendo of unexpected revelations. Anne lives in Flanders in the sixteenth century. She’s a mystic who talks with animals like Saint Francis; she finds God in nature and cannot understand the need for religious rituals. Yet her ideas run against the temper of the times and result in her being branded a heretic, with tragic consequences. Hanna lives in Vienna at the start of the twentieth century. She is a young noblewoman, dissatisfied with bourgeois conventions, who will find a method for uncovering the roots of her malaise in a new cure developed by a Viennese doctor by the name of Sigmund Freud. Anny is a Hollywood star of the 2000s, addicted to celebrity and to variety of illicit substances. Both her curse and her solace, acting will give her the key to an open a new chapter in her life where she will find love, companionship, and the meaning she has been searching for. “Schmitt writes movingly about three women, divided by time and distance, whose lives connect when they attempt to break free of expectations imposed by society . . . Schmitt’s three complex stories are beautifully translated and masterfully written.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Monsieur Ibrahim And The Flowers of the Qu'ran

Monsieur Ibrahim And The Flowers of the Qu'ran Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
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Monsieur Ibrahim And The Flowers of the Qu'ran by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt Summary

Internationally acclaimed play of cross-cultural friendship Paris in the 1960s. Thirteen-year-old Moses lives in the shadow of his less-than loving father. When he's caught stealing from wise old shopkeeper Monsieur Ibrahim, he discovers an unlikely friend and a whole new world. Together they embark on a journey that takes them from the streets of Paris to the whirling dervishes of the Golden Crescent. This delightful, moving play has already been a huge hit in Paris and New York. Performed in thirteen countries and published in twelve languages, it is also an award-winning film starring Omar Sharif. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an received its UK premiere at the Bush Theatre on 17 January 2006.

Concerto to the Memory of an Angel

Concerto to the Memory of an Angel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
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Concerto to the Memory of an Angel by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt Summary

Stories from the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Book in the World, “a prodigious storyteller with a style both elegant and assured” (Les Echos). In this collection’s opening story, a woman with more skeletons in the closet than most falls in love with a parish priest, to whom she confesses her sins. But her motives and her intentions are anything but honorable or pious. The title story is the tale of two friends and rivals whose differences will at first lead to a terrifying and near fatal accident, and then to a vendetta lasting a lifetime. In “The Return,” while away at sea, a father is told that one of his four daughters has died but not which. He will ask himself the question no father should have to ask: which child would he want dead? His long ruminations will lead him to a realization of his failings as a man and a father and ultimately toward a touching transformation. “Love at the Elysée Palace” is as fine a short story as any in contemporary literature, and one that treats the themes of love, marriage, and forgiveness with superb delicacy and remarkable tenderness. In this vivid collection, Schmitt writes about regret and redemption, about the roles of love and memory in our lives, all with a lightness and compassion that is as rare as it is inspiring. “A wonderful book of remarkable everyday heroes who will haunt readers for a long time to come.” —L’Express “A small masterpiece.” —Le Parisien

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar, Premium Fourth Edition

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar, Premium Fourth Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Annie Heminway
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Build your confidence in communicating through mastery of French grammar Effective communication in another language comes from practice, practice, practice. And this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all of the aspects of French grammar that you need to master, followed by numerous exercises that allow you to put your language skills into use. Focused on the practical aspects of French as it’s really spoken, each chapter of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar features clear explanations and numerous realistic examples. Dozens of varied exercises will build your understanding of the French language, while new vocabulary is introduced within the exercises and in convenient Vocabulaire panels. This premium fourth edition is accompanied by audio recordings and flashcards, available online and via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexibility to your study. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar provides: • Clear explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand • More than 350 varied exercises with detailed answer key • Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point • Practical, high-frequency vocabulary throughout • Streaming audio of the answers to more than 200 exercises, via app and online • NEW to this edition: native-speaker recordings of hundreds of model sentences and key verb conjugations

No and Me

No and Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Delphine De Vigan
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No and Me by Delphine De Vigan Summary

"All my life I've felt on the outside wherever I am, out of the picture, the conversation, at one remove, as though I was the only one able to hear the sounds or words that others can't and deaf to the words that they seem to hear. As if I'm outside the frame, on the other side of a huge, invisible window. But yesterday when I was there with her, I'm certain that you could have drawn a circle around us, a circle I wasn't excluded from, which enclosed us, and for a few minutes, protected us from the world." At thirteen-years-old, with an unusually high IQ and a knack for observing things about other people, Lou Bertignac is not only the youngest in her class at school; she is also the most unusual. Painfully shy, she has few friends, save for Lucas, whose company helps her get through each day. At home, Lou's life is also difficult: Her mother hasn't left the house in years and her father spends his days crying in the bathroom. Lou's world is dark and sad... That is, until she meets No. No is a teenage girl that Lou befriends for the purpose of her school project on homelessness. Despite the different worlds that these two girls come from, a friendship is soon forged between them. Unable to bear the thought of No not having a home or a family to keep her safe, Lou persuades her reluctant parents into letting her new friend stay with the Bertignac family. No's addition to the household forces Lou and her parents to face the sadness that has been enveloping them for so long — but not without some disruptions along the way.

The Most Beautiful Book in the World

The Most Beautiful Book in the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
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The Most Beautiful Book in the World by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt Summary

The international bestselling story collection. “Truth and beauty are here brought together with all the visual beauty and power of a major literary work” (Lire Magazine, France). A cast of extravagant and affecting characters lovingly portrayed by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt animates these eight contemporary fables about people in search of happiness. One of Europe's most popular and bestselling authors, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his spirited style and enchanting stories that move effortlessly from the everyday to the fantastical. The eight stories in this collection, his first to be published in English, represent his best and most imaginative storylines: from the touching and surprising love story between Balthazar, a wealthy author, and Odette, a shop clerk, to the tale of a barefooted princess; from the moving title story about a group of female prisoners in a Soviet gulag to the entertaining portrait of a perennially disgruntled perfectionist. Behind each story lies a simple, if elusive, truth: though we may be frequently blind to it, happiness is often right in front of our eyes.

Lektüreschlüssel. Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran

Lektüreschlüssel. Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ernst Kemmner
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Lektüreschlüssel. Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran by Ernst Kemmner Summary

Reclams "Fremdsprachen-Lektüreschlüssel" folgen dem bewährten Aufbau- und Darstellungsprinzip der Lektüreschlüssel zur deutschen Literatur. Sie beziehen sich auf den fremdsprachigen Originaltext (wenn möglich in Reclams Roter Reihe), sind aber auf Deutsch verfasst und unterstützen ebenso die Lektüre der deutschen Übersetzung. Eine "Checkliste" enthält Aufgaben zur Verständniskontrolle in der Fremdsprache. Unter dem Darstellungstext stehen Übersetzungshilfen und Schlüsselbegriffe in der Fremdsprache, um die Bearbeitung dieser Aufgaben und ein fremdsprachiges Referieren über das Werk zu erleichtern. Lektüreschlüssel erschließen einzelne literarische Werke. Um eine Interpretation als Zentrum gruppieren sich 10 wichtige Verständniszugänge: * Erstinformation zum Werk * Inhaltsangabe * Personen (Konstellationen) * Werk-Aufbau (Strukturskizze) * Wortkommentar * Interpretation * Autor und Zeit * Rezeption * "Checkliste" zur Verständniskontrolle * Lektüretipps mit Filmempfehlungen * Raum für Notizen Paris in den 60er Jahren: Momo, gerade 13 Jahre alt, findet nach dem Tod seines Vaters in dem Ladenbesitzer Monsieur Ibrahim, dem ›Araber an der Ecke‹, einen fürsorgenden Freund. Eine Geschichte vom Erwachsenwerden und vom Überwinden der Grenzen zwischen Kulturen und Religionen.

The Ultimate French Review and Practice, Premium Fourth Edition

The Ultimate French Review and Practice, Premium Fourth Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David M. Stillman,Ronni L. Gordon
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The most popular French-language guide now has app-based audio to improve your pronunciation and listening skills With The Ultimate French Review and Practice, you’ll master French the best possible way—through a combination of review, practice, and listening to real French speakers. Every grammatical concept is illustrated with lively examples, all complemented by hands-on exercises that drive home lessons learned. The Ultimate French Review and Practice features: •400+ exercises with scene-setting instructions in French•Pre- and post-tests that help you identify strengths/weaknesses and assess progress •Flashcards for all vocabulary lists, with quiz format to test memorization•Streaming audio exercises enhance the learning process

Aster and the Accidental Magic

Aster and the Accidental Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thom Pico
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A fun, action-packed fantasy adventure about a girl, her dog, and magic gone wrong! Quiet . . . birds . . . nature. . . . That's what Aster expects when her parents move their whole family to the middle of nowhere. It's just her (status: super-bored), her mom and dad (status: busy with science), her brother (status: has other plans), and . . . . . . magic? In her new home, Aster meets a mysterious old woman with a herd of dogs who gives her a canine companion of her own. But when she and her dog Buzz are adventuring in the forest, they run into a trickster spirit who gives Aster three wishes. After wishing for the ability to understand and talk to her dog, she becomes only able to talk in dog language . . . and the trouble she gets into is just starting. Maybe the middle of nowhere will be more interesting than Aster thought. "Crisp, vibrant artwork." -The AV Club

Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran d'Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Analyse de l'oeuvre)

Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran d'Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Analyse de l'oeuvre) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fabienne Durcy,René Henri,lePetitLittéraire.fr
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Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran d'Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Analyse de l'oeuvre) by Fabienne Durcy,René Henri,lePetitLittéraire.fr Summary

Décryptez Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran d'Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt avec l’analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran, le célèbre roman d'Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt aux allures de conte philosophique ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une analyse complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que Moïse et Monsieur Ibrahim • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : une pièce de théâtre narrativisée, un voyage initiatique et un double héritage Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette nouvelle édition de notre analyse de Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran (2016), avec Fabienne Durcy, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder cette magnifique autobiographie fictive de la vie d'un jeune Parisien. Notre analyse permet de faire rapidement le tour de l’œuvre et d’aller au-delà des clichés. » Stéphanie FELTEN À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation. Plus d’informations sur http://www.lepetitlitteraire.fr

Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Book Analysis)

Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Book Analysis) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bright Summaries
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Oscar and the Lady in Pink with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, a novel about a young boy called Oscar who is suffering from a serious disease and has days left to live. Through his relationship with a former wrestler called Granny Rose, Oscar slowly comes to terms with his situation and, with the help of letters he writes to God, makes his peace with it. A part of the Cycle of the Invisible, Oscar and the Lady in Pink has been adapted for both the theatre and the cinema. Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt began his career as a scriptwriter but soon moved on to writing novels, many of which prominently feature religion. In 2013, he published his first graphic novel. Find out everything you need to know about Oscar and the Lady in Pink in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Diabolical Summer

Diabolical Summer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thierry Smolderen
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A groovy spy thriller and coming-of-age tale set in the Go-go days of the 1960s, done in a chic, retro style sure to charm readers. For 15-year-old Antoine, the summer of 1967 will prove to be an unforgettable one full of new discoveries: a secret agent from nowhere, a mysterious troubled girl, and the disappearance of his father--all happening within two days! These events and more conspire to turn his life upside down and into something he could never have imagined.

And Then Came Paulette

And Then Came Paulette Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Constantine
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A charming tale of family, friendship, love and loneliness, a feel-good bestseller that put the smiles back on French faces. When his son's family move away (with one last argument on their lips), widower Ferdinand is left with only a sadistic kitten for company on a farm that was built for a family. Just as loneliness starts to bite, he discovers his neighbour Marceline has long been shivering beneath a leaky roof. He welcomes her to his farm, temporarily of course, and also provides a home for her dog, and for Cornelius, her gluttonous donkey. As each begrudgingly adjusts to the other's quirks, yet more new arrivals appear. It seems that Ferdinand isn't the only one who was all alone, and the dusty farm becomes a haven for lost souls of every age to share their sorrows and set about rediscovering their joie de vivre. But amidst the newfound hustle and bustle, one final uninvited guest threatens to upset the apple cart once and for all...

Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin Wasserman
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An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year On Halloween, 1991, a popular high school basketball star ventures into the woods near Battle Creek, Pennsylvania, and disappears. Three days later, he’s found with a bullet in his head and a gun in his hand—a discovery that sends tremors through this conservative community, already unnerved by growing rumors of Satanic worship in the region. In the wake of this incident, bright but lonely Hannah Dexter is befriended by Lacey Champlain, a dark-eyed, Cobain-worshiping bad influence in lip gloss and Doc Martens. The charismatic, seductive Lacey forges a fast, intimate bond with the impressionable Dex, making her over in her own image and unleashing a fierce defiance that neither girl expected. But as Lacey gradually lures Dex away from her safe life into a feverish spiral of obsession, rebellion, and ever greater risk, an unwelcome figure appears on the horizon—and Lacey’s secret history collides with Dex’s worst nightmare. By turns a shocking story of love and violence and an addictive portrait of the intoxication of female friendship, set against the unsettled backdrop of a town gripped by moral panic, Girls on Fire is an unflinching and unforgettable snapshot of girlhood: girls lost and found, girls strong and weak, girls who burn bright and brighter—and some who flicker away.

Coming of Age in Films

Coming of Age in Films Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mario Garrett
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The story of films is the story of human development. From the very first story that defined the birth of our civilization—the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, a story of immortality, aging and death—comes a tale of why we age. We are a species of storytellers. The stories we tell to each other define who we are. However, since we are living in a world marked by age apartheid, our interaction with people across different generations is becoming more limited. As a result, the information we gain about older people comes mostly from secondary sources. For the general public, films remain the most accessible form of information regarding getting older. From the early exposure of cartoons to more elaborate dramas, our knowledge of what it means to become old relies on our exposure to films. This volume provides insight into how accurate these representations are in line with current knowledge that we have about aging and older adults. Arguing that films present a simplified view of aging, this analysis relies on scientific evidence to explore why and how such stereotypes affect us. Stereotypes have the ability of being internalized and becoming prescriptive of our behavior. Numerous studies have attempted different ways of understanding the impact films have on aging. Theories as seemingly disparate as feminism and disability have contributed to our understanding of how stereotypes influence our aging process. This text builds upon this knowledge and provides new insights by applying current gerontological knowledge—the science of aging—to unpack and analyze the images of aging that films are providing. By readdressing this focus on gerontological theories—as diverse as biology and psychology—the book readdresses an overlooked approach.

The Carousel of Desire

The Carousel of Desire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
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The Carousel of Desire by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt Summary

From the international bestselling author: “An inventively gratifying libertine comedy of errors . . . This monumental novel is satisfying at all turns” (Foreword Reviews). The Carousel of Desire is a sexual and romantic saga told with a master storyteller’s feel for character and plot and a philosopher’s abiding preoccupation with what makes life truly worthwhile. With tenderness and infectious delight, Schmitt tells an exuberant tale about class and community and about the vastness of human experience. Schmitt’s love of coincidence and serendipity is surpassed only by his affection for his flawed, all-too-human characters: Zachary Bidermann, the powerful European Union commissioner; Faustina, the fashionable book publicist; François-Maxime de Couvigny, the happily married banker with more than a few secrets; Marcelle, enamored with a handsome illegal immigrant; Mademoiselle Beauvert, who makes love with her parrot, Copernicus. These and many more unforgettable characters animate this story of simmering desire and the antics of the mischievous and playful god Eros. Schmitt’s inclusive, affirming vision of human sexuality is refreshingly free of moral judgment, yet enriched by an understanding of the complex ethics of human relationships and the redemptive power of love. “A narrative tour de force. Liberated, libertine, libertarian. A brilliant celebration of sexual and moral tolerance.” —La Provence “A terrific encyclopedia of love and desire. A beautiful novel, at once light, funny, and somber.” —L’Express “One of Mr. Schmitt’s chief strengths is the ability to precisely chronicle the shifts in his characters’ mental and emotional states, a skill he employs to illuminate the changeable nature of the mind and heart.” —Electric Literature

The Adventures of Chick the 1st - Volume 1 - Tweetise on Existence

The Adventures of Chick the 1st - Volume 1 - Tweetise on Existence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
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He's a chick unlike any other! Right from day one, Chick the 1st is beleaguered by the doubts and questions that come with the capacity to reason. When the farmyard dog asks him "What are you?", little does he suspect the turmoil of endless enigmas he provokes in our little chick's mind. While seeking answers to his endless questions, Chick the 1st shakes up all the social conventions of the chicken coop, causing scandal left, right and center. With the help of his Aunt Gallina and the mouse that devours books, Chick the 1st grapples with reality, both in the abstract and literal sense!

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alistair Fox,Michel Marie,Raphaëlle Moine,Hilary Radner
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A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema by Alistair Fox,Michel Marie,Raphaëlle Moine,Hilary Radner Summary

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the present day. Features original contributions from top film scholars relating to all aspects of contemporary French cinema Includes new research on matters relating to the political economy of contemporary French cinema, developments in cinema policy, audience attendance, and the types, building, and renovation of theaters Utilizes groundbreaking research on cinema beyond the fiction film and the cinema-theater such as documentary, amateur, and digital filmmaking Contains an unusually large range of methodological approaches and perspectives, including those of genre, gender, auteur, industry, economic, star, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies Includes essays by important French cinema scholars from France, the U.S., and New Zealand, many of whose work is here presented in English for the first time