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The Migrant Canon in Twenty-First-Century France

The Migrant Canon in Twenty-First-Century France Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
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The Migrant Canon in Twenty-First-Century France explains the causes of twenty-first-century global migrations and their impact on French literature and the French literary establishment. A marginal genre in 1980s France, since the turn of the century “migrant literature” has become central to criticism and publishing. Oana Sabo addresses previously unanswered questions about the proliferation of contemporary migrant texts and their shifting themes and forms, mechanisms of literary legitimation, and notions of critical and commercial achievement. Through close readings of novels (by Mathias Énard, Milan Kundera, Dany Laferrière, Henri Lopès, Andreï Makine, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Alice Zeniter, and others) and sociological analyses of their consecrating authorities (including the Prix littéraire de la Porte Dorée, the Académie française, publishing houses, and online reviewers), Sabo argues that these texts are best understood as cultural commodities that mediate between literary and economic forms of value, academic and mass readerships, and national and global literary markets. By examining the latest literary texts and cultural agents not yet subjected to sufficient critical study, Sabo contributes to contemporary literature, cultural history, migration studies, and literary sociology.

Toward a Linguistic and Literary Revision of Cultural Paradigms

Toward a Linguistic and Literary Revision of Cultural Paradigms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ettore Finazzi-Agrò
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527520897
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Toward a Linguistic and Literary Revision of Cultural Paradigms by Ettore Finazzi-Agrò Summary

This book draws an updated Euro-American conceptual map, starting from a limited number of strategic terms whose meanings today are judged univocal and permanent, while in fact daily use has turned them into “common sense”, depriving them of their ambiguity – an original feature of language, particularly relevant when it comes to literary use. By re-examining the proper noun for each of the selected notions, the contributors’ common intent is to shed light on their polysemous nature and linguistic fluidity, in spite of the common tendency towards simplification and homogeneity imposed by hegemonic cultural paradigms. Along this line, the book explores the great divides between identity and otherness (or common or alien) in order to recover a sense of cultural identity which is at once polymorphous and polyphonic.

Concerto to the Memory of an Angel

Concerto to the Memory of an Angel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Editor: Europa Editions
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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


Europatrida Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ramón Martínez,Francisco Oliveira
Editor: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press
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Europatrida by Ramón Martínez,Francisco Oliveira Summary

This volume brings together contributions from authors from sixteen European countries who seek their roots in the classical Greek heritage and especially in literary or epigraphic texts written in ancient Greek, Byzantine, Renaissance or later eras. With this they seek to clarify the idea of their own nationality in the context of the construction of a multifaceted Europe with a historical personality, from the past to the present.

Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypes

Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pierre Brunel
Editor: Routledge
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First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures, as well as later myths, explore the origin, development and various incarnations of their subjects. Alongside entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from across the world, including Africa, China, Japan, Latin America and India. This book will be indispensable for students and teachers of literature, history and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in the fascinating world of mythology. A detailed bibliography and index are included. ‘The Companion provides a fine interpretive road map to Western culture’s use of archetypal stories.’ Wilson Library Review ‘It certainly is a comprehensive volume... extremely useful.’ Times Higher Education Supplement

The Swallows of Kabul

The Swallows of Kabul Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yasmina Khadra
Editor: Anchor
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"Surprisingly tender." -- The New York Times Book Review. Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed to leave her home without an escort or covering her face. Intersecting their world is Atiq, a prison keeper, a man who has sincerely adopted the Taliban ideology and struggles to keep his faith, and his wife, Musarrat, who once rescued Atiq and is now dying of sickness and despair. Desperate, exhausted Mohsen wanders through Kabul when he is surrounded by a crowd about to stone an adulterous woman. Numbed by the hysterical atmosphere and drawn into their rage, he too throws stones at the face of the condemned woman buried up to her waist. With this gesture the lives of all four protagonists move toward their destinies. The Swallows of Kabul is a dazzling novel written with compassion and exquisite detail by one of the most lucid writers about the mentality of Islamic fundamentalists and the complexities of the Muslim world. Yasmina Khadra brings readers into the hot, dusty streets of Kabul and offers them an unflinching but compassionate insight into a society that violence and hypocrisy have brought to the edge of despair.

Ancient Mediterranean Sea in Modern Visual and Performing Arts

Ancient Mediterranean Sea in Modern Visual and Performing Arts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rosario Rovira Guardiola
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474298613
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Ancient Mediterranean Sea in Modern Visual and Performing Arts by Rosario Rovira Guardiola Summary

When thinking about the Mediterranean, Fernand Braudel's haunting words resound like an echo of the sea and its millenary history. From Prehistory until today, the Mediterranean has been setting, witness and protagonist of mythical adventures, of encounters with the Other, of battles and the rise and fall of cultures and empires, of the destinies of humans. Braudel's appeal for a long durée history of the Mediterranean challenged traditional views that often present it as a sea fragmented and divided through periods. This volume proposes a journey into the bright and dark sides of the ancient Mediterranean through the kaleidoscopic gaze of artists who from the Renaissance to the 21st century have been inspired by its myths and history. The view of those who imagined and recreated the past of the sea has largely contributed to the shaping of modern cultures which are inexorably rooted and embedded in Mediterranean traditions. The contributions look at modern visual reinterpretations of ancient myths, fiction and history and pay particular attention to the theme of sea travel and travellers, which since Homer's Odyssey has become the epitome of the discovery of new worlds, of cultural exchanges and a metaphor of personal developments and metamorphoses.

The Woman in the Mirror

The Woman in the Mirror Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rebecca James
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250230063
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Rebecca James unveils a chilling modern gothic novel of a family consumed by the shadows and secrets of its past in The Woman in the Mirror. For more than two centuries, Winterbourne Hall has stood atop a bluff overseeing the English countryside of Cornwall and the sea beyond. Enshrouded by fog and enveloped by howling winds, the imposing edifice casts a darkness over the town. In 1947, Londoner Alice Miller accepts a post as governess at Winterbourne, looking after twin children Constance and Edmund for their widower father, Captain Jonathan de Grey. Falling under the de Greys’ spell, Alice believes the family will heal her own past sorrows. But then the twins’ adoration becomes deceitful and taunting. Their father, ever distant, turns spiteful and cruel. The manor itself seems to lash out. Alice finds her surroundings subtly altered, her air slightly chilled. Something malicious resents her presence, something clouding her senses and threatening her very sanity. In present day New York, art gallery curator Rachel Wright has learned she is a descendant of the de Greys and heir to Winterbourne. Adopted as an infant, she never knew her birth parents or her lineage. At long last, Rachel will find answers to questions about her identity that have haunted her entire life. But what she finds in Cornwall is a devastating tragic legacy that has afflicted generations of de Greys. A legacy borne from greed and deceit, twisted by madness, and suffused with unrequited love and unequivocal rage. There is only one true mistress of Winterbourne. She will not tolerate any woman who dares to cross its threshold and call it home. Those who do will only find a reflection of their own wicked sins and an inherited vengeance.

The New Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor

The New Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Salim Bachi
Editor: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782270078
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Sinbad the Sailor is reborn as a young, adventurous man in modern day Algeria, who has joined the waves of North African immigration into Europe. Accompanied by a mysterious mongrel and his Senegalese friend Robinson, this lover of women and beauty embarks on a journey around the Mediterranean—from Algiers to Damascus, passing through Rome, Paris, Baghdad, through the refugee camps and the deceitful glimmer of the Western world—that takes him on a headlong pursuit of happiness and love. A tale of our times—sometimes cruel, often funny and always fascinating—this novel tells the story of a man coming to grips with the stark realities of war within the framework of legend. It is at once a reconciliation of East and West and a resounding judgement on the state of the modern world.

Reiki for Beginners

Reiki for Beginners Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Vennells
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738723932
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Reiki for Beginners by David Vennells Summary

Millions of people worldwide have already benefited from the healing practice of Reiki. With the help of this introductory Reiki book, you can learn the basic principles of this simple, yet profound system for healing and spiritual growth that works on an energetic level. Make the most of Reiki from a practical point of view as you explore its spiritual essence: Heal yourself and others physically, mentally, and emotionally Develop compassion and wisdom Heal plants and animals Resolve relationship issues at work or home Complement and strengthen other therapies Send healing energy to local or world situations such as war, natural disasters, crime, or poverty Be blessed, guided, and protected Winner of the Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for Best Alternative Health Book

The Indies Enterprise

The Indies Enterprise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Érik Orsenna
Editor: Haus Publishing
ISBN: 1907822496
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The Indies Enterprise by Érik Orsenna Summary

The Columbus brothers worked relentlessly for eight years to prepare the voyage Christopher dreamed of: the search for the passage to the Indies, Cipango and the Empire of the Great Khan. Bartolomeo tells the story from the very outset; he is his brother's accomplice and the main witness to the events leading to the Indies Enterprise.

Body of Lies: A Novel

Body of Lies: A Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Ignatius
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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The novel made into the major motion picture released October 2008, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe: "Clever [and] well-paced, Body of Lies is hard to put down."—John Miller, Wall Street Journal CIA soldier Roger Ferris has come out of Iraq with a shattered leg and an intense mission— to penetrate the network of a master terrorist known only as "Suleiman." Ferris's plan is inspired by a masterpiece of British intelligence during World War II: He prepares a body of lies, literally the corpse of an imaginary CIA officer who appears to have accomplished the impossible by recruiting an agent within the enemy's ranks.This scheme binds friend and foe in a web of extraordinary subtlety and complexity. When it begins to unravel, Ferris finds himself flying blind into a hurricane. His only hope is the urbane head of Jordan's intelligence service. But can Ferris trust him?

Plus tard, je serai un enfant

Plus tard, je serai un enfant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Editor: Bayard Culture
ISBN: 2227491159
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Pour la première fois, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt a accepté le projet d'un livre d'entretien consacré à son enfance, ses vocations multiples, sa vie... Qui était le petit garçon Eric-Emmanuel à Lyon, dans les années 60 ? Quelles histoires avait-il déjà en tête ? Nous découvrons ses années de formation, son milieu, ses rêves, ses regrets... Il répond avec franchise et talent à la journaliste Catherine Lalanne, rédactrice en chef de Pèlerin, et responsable de cette nouvelle collection « L'Atelier de l'enfance ». Ses nombreuses confidences sur sa vie, ses valeurs, ses multiples activités, le sens qu'il donne à l'existence, à l'art, font le prix de ce livre exceptionnel. Ses très nombreux lecteurs dévoreront les différents chapitres de ce livre pour entrer dans l'intimité de leur auteur. Nous ferons connaissance avec un écrivain, dramaturge, philosophe, bien différent des clichés que certains peuvent avoir sur lui. Et bien plus surprenant.

Five Days of Famous

Five Days of Famous Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alyson Noel
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553537989
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Five Days of Famous by Alyson Noel Summary

Is being famous the key to living the life of your (tween) dreams? Find out in this modern-day fairy tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël! Seventh-grade girls like guys who are cool. And Nick Dashaway . . . is not cool. When Nick makes a wish after the epic disaster that was the Greentree Middle School Talent Show, he doesn't actually think it's going to come true. But it does. Soon he has a whole new life--he's rich, he's popular, and girls laugh at all his jokes. He's famous. But when he begins to miss parts of his old life, is it too late to get it back? *** “A Hollywood blockbuster waiting to happen.”—Booklist "Perfect for readers wondering what their dream life would be like."—SLJ

The Most Beautiful Book in the World

The Most Beautiful Book in the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Editor: Europa Editions
ISBN: 1609459946
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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.

Drama City

Drama City Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Pelecanos
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759513372
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Lorenzo Brown loves his work. In his job as an officer for the Humane Society, he cruises the city streets, looking for dogs that are being mistreated - underfed, unclean, trained to kill. He takes pride in making their lives better. And that pride helps Lorenzo resist the pull of easier money doing the kind of work that got him a recent prison bid. Rachel Lopez loves her work, too. By day she is a parole officer, helping people - Lorenzo Brown among them - along a path to responsibility and advancement. At night she heads for the city's hotel bars, where she can always find a man who will let her act out her damage. She loses herself in sex and drink and more. But Rachel's nights are taking a toll on her days. Lorenzo knows the signs. The trouble is, he truly needs her right now. There's an eruption coming in the streets he left behind, the kind of territorial war that takes down everyone even near it. Lorenzo needs every shred of support he can get to keep from being sucked back into that battleground. He reaches out to Rachel - but she may be too far gone to help either of them. Writing with the grace and force that have earned him praise as "the poet laureate of the crime world," George Pelecanos has created a novel about two scarred and fallible people who must navigate one of life's most brutal passages. It is an unforgettable, moving, even shocking story that will leave no reader unchanged.

Espagnol. 10 ans d'annales corrigées aux concours des Grandes Écoles de Commerce

Espagnol. 10 ans d'annales corrigées aux concours des Grandes Écoles de Commerce Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Calvente María Inma (coord.), Tumba Carine (coord.)
Editor: Editions Ellipses
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Espagnol. 10 ans d'annales corrigées aux concours des Grandes Écoles de Commerce by Calvente María Inma (coord.), Tumba Carine (coord.) Summary

Destiné aux étudiants préparant les concours d’entrée aux Grandes Écoles de Commerce, cet ouvrage a été conçu pour leur permettre de s’entraîner aux différentes épreuves d’espagnol des trois grandes banques, IÉNA, CCIP, et ÉCRICOME, en LV1 et LV2, sur les dix dernières années. Outil de travail et de révision, il contient les sujets proposés entre 2007 et 2017, soit 66 sujets intégralement corrigés par des enseignants de classes préparatoires, des membres des commissions de conception des sujets ainsi que des membres des jurys. Pour chaque sujet vous trouverez : • une proposition de traduction annotée en thème • une proposition de traduction annotée en version • une réponse rédigée et parfois annotée aux questions de compréhension du texte • deux propositions de réponses annotées parfois aux questions d’expression personnelle Riche de nombreux commentaires, il permet un entraînement efficace et pertinent. Le plus Chaque proposition de réponse aux questions d’expression personnelle a été actualisée afin de prendre en compte l’évolution de l’actualité en Espagne et dans les pays d’Amérique latine.

Europäische Gründungsmythen im Dialog der Literaturen

Europäische Gründungsmythen im Dialog der Literaturen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roland Alexander Ißler,Rolf Lohse,Ludger Scherer
Editor: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847010166
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Europäische Gründungsmythen im Dialog der Literaturen by Roland Alexander Ißler,Rolf Lohse,Ludger Scherer Summary

Der Dialog literarischer Traditionen bildet komplexe Konstellationen der Anverwandlung und Überschreibung, Zurückweisung und Innovation aus. Angesichts der Infragestellung kultureller Zugehörigkeiten und sozialer Identitäten wird das Wissen um diese Zusammenhänge zu einem bedeutenden Anliegen der europäischen Kulturen und Literaturen. Insbesondere dem Verständnis von Gründungserzählungen und den sich daran anknüpfenden Kanonisierungsprozessen gelten die Forschungen des Bonner Literaturwissenschaftlers und Mediävisten Michael Bernsen. Seine impulsgebenden Arbeiten zum Ägypten-Mythos, zum Petrarkismus sowie zu zentralen Gründungsmythen Europas im Mittelalter, der Romantik und Moderne finden in den Beiträgen dieses Bandes ein vielstimmiges internationales Echo. The dialogue of literary traditions produces complex constellations of assimilation and reformulation, refutation and innovation. Given the current challenges of cultural affiliations and of social identities, the knowledge of the addressed correlations, especially of founding myths, comes to be one of the central concerns of the European Literatures. These founding narratives have attracted the special attention of Michael Bernsen, who has been doing considerable research on the processes of literary canonization in the European literatures, on the Myth of Egypt, on Petrarchism, and in the field of important founding myths stemming from the Middle Ages to Romanticism and Modernity. The 39 contributions of international outstanding scholars attest the productive reception of the achievements of this researcher’s career.

Raabe und heute

Raabe und heute Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Moritz Baßler,Hubert Winkels
Editor: Wallstein Verlag
ISBN: 3835343408
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Raabe und heute by Moritz Baßler,Hubert Winkels Summary

Wie aktuell ist Wilhelm Raabe heute? Die Beiträge dieses Bandes beantworten diese Frage aus literarischer und literaturwissenschaftlicher Sicht. Kolonialismus, Umweltzerstörung, Umgang mit dem Fremden - erstaunlich viele der Themen, die uns derzeit umtreiben, finden sich bereits bei Wilhelm Raabe (1831-1910). Der Band versammelt Beiträge bedeutender Autorinnen und Autoren aus Gegenwartsliteratur und aktueller Literaturwissenschaft, die das Werk des großen realistischen Erzählers neu erkunden und in seiner Aktualität zugänglich machen. Sie zeigen, wie anregend und bereichernd es sein kann, sich auf die Eigentümlichkeiten und Komplexitäten von Texten wie "Abu Telfan", "Pfisters Mühle", "Die Akten des Vogelsangs" oder das unvollendete "Altershausen" einzulassen.

أوليس البغدادي

أوليس البغدادي Pdf/ePub eBook Author: إيريك إيمانويل شميت
Editor: Al Manhal
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أوليس البغدادي by إيريك إيمانويل شميت Summary

يريد سعد أن يترك بغداد والفوضى التي تعم فيها ليهاجر إلى أوروبا، إلى الحرية، إلى المستقبل، ولكن كيف سيقطع الحدود بدون دينار في جيبه؟ فشأنه شأن أوليس بطل أوديسة هوميروس يجابه العواصف، ينجو بعد أن غرق مركبه، يفلت من مهربي الأفيون، يصم أذنيه عن غناء الحوريات، وعليه أن يبتعد عن إغراءات الغرام، تبدو لنا الرحلة تارة عبثية، مضحكة وطورا مأسوية، تبدأ رحلة سعد التي لا عودة منه، وهنا يمزج إن الكاتب إريك إيمانويل شميت بمهارة السياسة بسحر الشرق، فيروي قصة أليمة لبلد، ويبعث بفرح الأشباح ويجعلها تتحدث، تختلط المأساة بروعة الخيال ونزواته.