Therese Desqueyroux

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Therese Desqueyroux

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François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder. Mauriac paints an unforgettable portrait of spiritual isolation and despair, but he also dramatizes the complex realities of forgiveness, grace, and redemption. Set in the countryside outside Bordeaux, in a region of overwhelming heat and sudden storms, the novel's landscape reflects the inner world of Thérèse, a figure who has captured the imaginations of readers for generations. Raymond N. MacKenzie's new translation of Thérèse Desqueyroux, the first since 1947, captures the poetic lyricism of Mauriac's prose as well as the intensity of his stream-of-consciousness narrative. MacKenzie also provides notes and a biographical and interpretive introduction to help readers better appreciate the mastery of François Mauriac, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952. This volume also includes a translation of "Conscience, The Divine Instinct," Mauriac's first draft of the story, never before available in English.

Thérèse Desqueyroux

Thérèse Desqueyroux Pdf/ePub eBook Author: François Mauriac
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Thérèse Desqueyroux by François Mauriac Summary

Falsifiant des ordonnances, Thérèse a tenté d'empoisonner Bernard, son mari, un homme respectable mais froid, buté. Pour préserver sa famille du scandale, ce dernier a déposé en faveur de sa femme; Thérèse a obtenu un non-lieu. Sur le chemin qui la ramène du tribunal vers son mari, la jeune femme fait défiler sa vie, les blessures qui l'ont poussée à commettre ce crime démoniaque. Peut-être la plus belle, la plus violente prière romanesque de Mauriac.

Jazz Age Barcelona

Jazz Age Barcelona Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert A. Davidson
Editor: University of Toronto Press
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Jazz Age Barcelona by Robert A. Davidson Summary

One of the world's renowned centres of culture, Barcelona is also one of the capitals of modernist art given its associations with the talents of Dali, Picasso, and Gaudi. Jazz Age Barcelona focuses the lenses of cultural studies and urban studies on the avant-garde character of the city during the cosmopolitan Jazz Age, delving into the cultural forces that flourished in Europe between the late 1910s and early 1930s. Studying literary journalism, photography, and the city of Barcelona itself, Robert Davidson argues that the explosion of jazz culture and the avant-garde was predominantly fostered by journalists and their positive reception of innovative new art forms and radical politics. Using periodicals and recently rediscovered archival material, Davidson considers the relationship between the political pressures of a brutal class war, the grasp of a repressive dictatorship, and the engagement of the city's young intellectuals with Barcelona's culture and environment. Also analysing the 1929 International Exhibition and the down-and-out Raval District - which housed many of the Age's clubs and bars - Jazz Age Barcelona is an insightful portrait of one of the twentieth century's most culturally rich times and places.

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael E. Heyes
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Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques by Michael E. Heyes Summary

This book explores the intersection of religion and monstrosity. The first section contains fresh research on the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, and the second explores the topic of religion and monstrosity from the Early Modern to Modern period.

The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature

The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Thomas Kurian,James D. Smith, III
Editor: Scarecrow Press
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature by George Thomas Kurian,James D. Smith, III Summary

Covering 2,000 years, this two-volume set is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this encyclopedia includes more than 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works.

French XX Bibliography

French XX Bibliography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Douglas W. Alden,Peter C. Hoy,Christine M. Zunz
Editor: Susquehanna University Press
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French XX Bibliography by Douglas W. Alden,Peter C. Hoy,Christine M. Zunz Summary

This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

The Belly of Paris

The Belly of Paris Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Émile Zola
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The Belly of Paris by Émile Zola Summary

'Respectable people... What bastards!' Unjustly deported to Devil's Island following Louis-Napoleon's coup-d'état in December 1851, Florent Quenu escapes and returns to Paris. He finds the city changed beyond recognition. The old Marché des Innocents has been knocked down as part of Haussmann's grand programme of urban reconstruction to make way for Les Halles, the spectacular new food markets. Disgusted by a bourgeois society whose devotion to food is inseparable from its devotion to the Government, Florent attempts an insurrection. Les Halles, apocalyptic and destructive, play an active role in Zola's picture of a world in which food and the injustice of society are inextricably linked. The Belly of Paris (Le Ventre de Paris) is the third volume in Zola's famous cycle of twenty novels, Les Rougon-Macquart. It introduces the painter Claude Lantier and in its satirical representation of the bourgeoisie and capitalism complements Zola's other great novels of social conflict and urban poverty. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Effects of Feminist Approaches on Research Methodologies

The Effects of Feminist Approaches on Research Methodologies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Winnie Tomm
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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The Effects of Feminist Approaches on Research Methodologies by Winnie Tomm Summary

The Effects of Feminist Approaches on Research Methodologies is about feminist approaches to research in twelve disciplines. The authors look at whether there is something called feminist methodology, whether there are several feminist methodologies, or whether feminists use existing methodologies from a feminist perspective. The answers vary according to individuals and disciplines. The anthology shows that feminist perspectives used in any discipline include an interdisciplinary approach. Feminist use methods which take into account the effect of social and cultural values on academic research. The influence of the social relations of the sexes on research in the sciences, social sciences, dance, and humanities is discussed. The aim of feminist research is to overcome the widespread sexism in the selection, interpretation, and communication of research data by focusing on issues concerning women, reinterpreting historical theories, reconstitution the meaning of knowledge, and communicating new understandings. These feminist authors look at the purpose of knowledge, and communicating new understandings. These feminist authors look at the purpose of knowledge and the issue of whose knowledge is communicated in academic research., The methods they use are designed to shed light on otherwise dark areas and to critique those areas of academic knowledge that have been in the spotlight for centuries.

The Counterfeiters

The Counterfeiters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andre Gide
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A young artist pursues a search for knowledge through the treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in middle class France.

Confession in the Novel

Confession in the Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Les W. Smith
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Confession in the Novel by Les W. Smith Summary

Contemporary criticism generally neglects the author's role in narrative, a tendency that conflicts with compelling advances in physics that contrarily stress the immediacy of connection in subject-object relations. This book addresses the issue through theoretical elaboration of Bakhtin's concept of author and its application to works in which authors are explicitly concerned with their relations to characters. A heritage of conflict in author-character relations emerges through works by Dostoevsky, Mauriac, O'Connor, and DeLillo, where the issue of a character's freedom from the author's perspective proves essential to understanding narrative form. In the case of all four authors, the novel always asserts the uniqueness of a creative act against the uniqueness of a creative act against traditional or contemporary outlooks that tend to level out distinctions between discursive practices and to homogenize human experience.

The Nutmeg Tree

The Nutmeg Tree Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margery Sharp
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The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp Summary

In 1930s France, a free-spirited mother undertakes to derail her very proper daughter’s engagement Julia Packett has barely laid eyes on her daughter, Susan, since leaving her with her well-heeled in-laws following the loss of her husband in World War I. Now thirty-seven, Julia’s lack of prospects hasn’t dimmed her spirit or her appetite for life. But when Susan asks her to come to France for the summer to persuade her grandmother to allow her to marry, she sets sail with the noblest intentions of acting the paragon of motherhood. At her mother-in-law’s vacation villa in Haute Savoie, however, Julia sees that her priggish but lovely daughter is completely mismatched with a man much more suited to herself: a charming, clever playboy. The arrival of Susan’s legal guardian, the distinguished Sir William Waring, further complicates the situation. Soon Julia’s efforts to pass herself off as a lady and secure her daughter’s happiness spin out of control, leading to romantic entanglements and madcap adventures that will challenge preconceived notions about the ultimate compatibility of any two people who fall in love.

Temps, aspect et narration

Temps, aspect et narration Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Vetters
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Temps, aspect et narration by Carl Vetters Summary

Le but de ce livre est d'étudier comment les temps verbaux ou «tiroirs» contribuent dans un texte à la construction d'un univers temporel réel ou fictif. Le premier chapitre présente deux façons d'étudier le temps: (i) la perspective reichenbachienne et ses antécédents et (ii) la répartition traditionnelle des tiroirs en temps absolus et temps relatifs et les développements récents de cette catégorisation. La confrontation de ces deux approches montrera qu'elles sont essentiellement onomasiologiques et qu'elles sont, malgré leur point de départ différent, dans une grande mesure compatibles.Le second chapitre s'intéresse aux théories de l'aspect et du mode d'action et de leur application à l'étude du couple passé simple/imparfait en français. La théorie de l'aspect sera confrontée à des approches concurrentes récentes qui sont fondées sur la linéarité du texte.Le troisième et dernier chapitre compare et évalue quatres théories (Hamburger, Benveniste, Weinrich et Vuillaume) qui étudient le rôle des tiroirs dans des textes et qui, ou bien accordent une valeur différente aux tiroirs selon le genre de texte où ils sont employés, ou bien fondent un classification textuelle sur leur répartition.

Cahiers numéro 13 (1986)

Cahiers numéro 13 (1986) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: François Mauriac
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Cahiers numéro 13 (1986) by François Mauriac Summary

Avant-propos de Y. Leroux Hommage solennel à François Mauriac - Au Collège de France, allocutions de J. Gattegno et P. de Saint Robert - Au musée Carnavalet, allocutions de C. de La Malène, A. Peyrefitte et Y. Leroux Rencontres internationales François Mauriac (16-19 octobre 1985) La femme dans l'oeuvre de François Mauriac Avant-propos d'A. Séailles, 53. Interventions de J. Flower, 59; P. Brunel, 72; F. Jacques, 85; B. Lane, 93; B.C. Swift, 105; H. Shillony, 115; A. Holmberg, 125; M. Bressolette, 138; M. Mein, 147; T. Takayama, 158; J.-H. Donnard, 167; J. Jurt, 177; B. Thompson, 194; R. Griffiths, 205; L. Borella, 216. Propositions pour une lecture de Genitrix et de la Pharisienne Avant-propos de J. Touzot, 229. Interventions de M. Maucuer, 232; M. Bercot, 239; A. Lafay, 248; C. Fouché, 259; A. Farid, 268; V. Bartoli, 279; R. Plantier, 286; M. Aquien, 294; L. Granjer, 304. Synthèse des Rencontres internationales François Mauriac, par M. Maucuer Colloque de Boston (27-28 avril 1984) Avant-propos de B. Thompson Interventions de J. Touzot, 323; B. Thompson, 335; A. Holmberg, 345; B.C. Swift, 357; B. Lane, 364; J. Collignon, 375; V. Mistacco, 383; G.-P. Collet, 395; A. Séailles, 405; M. Mein, 417. Annexes

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF,Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff
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Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature by Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF,Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff Summary

Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

Encyclopedia of French Film Directors

Encyclopedia of French Film Directors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philippe Rège
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ISBN: 081086939X
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Encyclopedia of French Film Directors by Philippe Rège Summary

Cinema has been long associated with France, dating back to 1895, when Louis and Auguste Lumi_re screened their works, the first public viewing of films anywhere. Early silent pioneers Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy BlachZ and others followed in the footsteps of the Lumi_re brothers and the tradition of important filmmaking continued throughout the 20th century and beyond. In Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Philippe Rège identifies every French director who has made at least one feature film since 1895. From undisputed masters to obscure one-timers, nearly 3,000 directors are cited here, including at least 200 filmmakers not mentioned in similar books published in France. Each director's entry contains a brief biographical summary, including dates and places of birth and death; information on the individual's education and professional training; and other pertinent details, such as real names (when the filmmaker uses a pseudonym). The entries also provide complete filmographies, including credits for feature films, shorts, documentaries, and television work. Some of the most important names in the history of film can be found in this encyclopedia, from masters of the Golden Age_Jean Renoir and RenZ Clair_to French New Wave artists such as Fran_ois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

Historical Dictionary of French Literature

Historical Dictionary of French Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Flower
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Historical Dictionary of French Literature by John Flower Summary

Almost all of us know French literature, even if we don’t know French, because it is probably the second largest and certainly the most translated into English. And, even if we don’t read, we would have seen film and television versions (think Count of Monte-Cristo) and even a musical rendition (Les Mis). So this is a particularly interesting volume in the literature series, since it covers French literature from the earliest times to the present. It is also a particularly rich literature, espousing ever genre from poetry, to novel, to biography, to drama, and adopting every style, including realism and surrealism, and expressing the views of all classes and political stands, with recently strong feminist and gay strains. Obviously, the core dictionary section includes among its panoply of often substantial and detailed entries, hundreds of authors, dozens of significant works, the various styles mentioned above and many others, events that have impacted literature such as the Dreyfus Affair and the Algerian War, and literary prizes. The chronology manages to cover about 1,200 years of literary output. And the introduction sets it all out neatly from one historical and literary period to the next. The bibliography, broken down by period and author, directs us to further reading in both French and English.


Mauriac Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Cooke
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Although internationally renowned as a novelist, journalist, and essayist, Nobel Prize-winning author François Mauriac (1885-1970) never established a reputation as a poet. Yet it was Maurice Barrès's favourable review of his first collection of verse, Les Mains jointes, that launched Mauriac's career in 1910. He went on to publish three further collections of poems and insisted to the end of his life that, despite critical neglect of his verse, he remained first and foremost a poet. This book offers the first ever in-depth exploration of the whole of Mauriac's verse output. After a chapter tracing his general conception of poetry and comparing his ideas to those of other poets and theorists, each of Mauriac's verse collections is analysed in turn, as are many of his poems that were published exclusively in literary journals. A final chapter explores the significant relationship between Mauriac's verse and his novels, revealing the multiple connections between these two series of texts. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in twentieth-century French poetry and, more generally, to those interested in the relationship between verse and prose.

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Thomson
Editor: Knopf
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson Summary

For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”

Lives That Made a Difference

Lives That Made a Difference Pdf/ePub eBook Author: P J Clarke
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1622120140
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Lives That Made a Difference by P J Clarke Summary

Written by an experienced teacher of religious and moral education, Lives That Made A Difference offers a unique survey of outstanding Christians who have distinguished themselves for their commitment to the values and ideals that have helped shape Western Civilization, ranging from the self-sacrifice of the martyr to the various forms of social and moral commitment shown by key individuals in the pursuit of a more just and enlightened world. Thus, while the book draws mainly from the Christian tradition, it has a more universal significance. Its focus on how certain individuals have struggled in their differen ways towards the creation of a more just and humane world makes it of immediate relevance to students and readers of all religious persuasions, and none. The book is in two parts, featuring outstanding individuals drawn from both the ancient and modern worlds. Common to both parts is the way religious faith has provided the springboard for the pursuit of the great human and moral ideals of goodness, truth and justice. Examples range from the contributions of the great philosophers and theologians, the influential impact of religious leaders, the humanitarian work of the great founders, including international charities, to the examples of victimization and courage of the modern martyrs whose protest against injustice, cruelty and inhumanity stand as a continuing inspiration, as well as rebuke, to a world still a long way short of the ideals they stood for: the attainment of justice, goodness, truth and equality among peoples. An interesting feature of the book is the space given to those who have dealt with life's questions, ranging from the theologians and philosophers whose search for life's answers was intense and profound, to the writers and novelists who dealt with these questions in a less systematic way by showing the ups and downs, the successes and failures, the doubts and uncertainties of life as it is lived in the actual world, either under the influence of religious faith or its abandonment. Feedback from the printed version has confirmed the book's popularity among teachers, priests, ministers and youth leaders, as well as those looking for examples of spiritual inspiration as a basis of private reflection. The book is proving highly useful in schools, both as a classroom resource and for assemblies; and among priests and ministers as a source of material for talks and sermons. Overall, it is a unique educational resource in the field of human inspiration.

God and Mammon and What Was Lost

God and Mammon and What Was Lost Pdf/ePub eBook Author: François Mauriac
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God and Mammon and What Was Lost by François Mauriac Summary

Fran_ois Mauriac, winner of the 1952 Nobel Prize in literature, is one of the most prominent Catholic novelists of the modern era, yet in the English speaking world he is known primarily for only one novel, 1927's ThZr_se Desqueyroux. In this new translation of two other seminal works by Mauriac, the 1930 novel What Was Lost and its theoretical basis, the 1929 essay God and Mammon, Raymond N. MacKenzie re-introduces Mauriac to the English speaking world. Featuring a scholarly introduction by MacKenzie that provides background on Mauriac's religious and artistic struggles, this new edition will delight scholars of Mauriac as well as contemporary readers previously unfamiliar with his work.