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Into the Wild

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Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. "Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." —New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled McCandless. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

Eiger Dreams

Eiger Dreams Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jon Krakauer
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No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger. Always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience, he gives us unerring portraits of the mountaineering experience. Yet Eiger Dreams is more about people than about rock and ice—people with that odd, sometimes maniacal obsession with mountain summits that sets them apart from other men and women. Here we meet Adrian the Romanian, determined to be the first of his countrymen to solo Denali; John Gill, climber not of great mountains but of house-sized boulders so difficult to surmount that even demanding alpine climbs seem easy; and many more compelling and colorful characters. In the most intimate piece, “The Devils Thumb,” Krakauer recounts his own near-fatal, ultimately triumphant struggle with solo-madness as he scales Alaska's Devils Thumb. Eiger Dreams is stirring, vivid writing about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Owen Chase
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Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex is an account by first mate Owen Chase of the Essex, a whale ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts, that was sunk by a sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean near South American in 1820. Of the twenty-man crew, only eight survived the horrific ordeal; some men were stranded on an island, all remaining crew were forced to eat food tainted by seawater and drink their own urine, and finally, when members of the crew started dying, those still alive resorted to cannibalism until they were rescued. Narrative of the Whale-ship Essex inspired Herman Melville to write his enduring classic Moby-Dick in 1851; it also inspired the 2015 movie In the Heart of the Sea, based on the 2000 best-selling book of the same name.

Classic Krakauer

Classic Krakauer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jon Krakauer
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Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian—all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop—Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the author’s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.

La conscience de l'humain

La conscience de l'humain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Monique LAURET
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Comment penser nos maux actuels de civilisation, atteintes narcissiques, souffrance de la jeunesse et du féminin, montée de la haine primaire et d'une épidémie des « isme s» : populismes, islamismes? Cet essai l'envisage suivant deux axes psychanalytiques la pensée de Melanie Klein et celle de Lacan. La théorie kleinienne permet une relecture du passé. La voie indiquée par Lacan permet un croisement entre pensée freudienne et pensée confucéenne, ce que développe le livre. Il s'agit d'ouvrir à l'antique sagesse chinoise, d'y chercher des passerelles pour élargir la conscience de l'humain et de gagner sur les forces destructrices à l'oeuvre.

Conquering the Impossible

Conquering the Impossible Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Horn
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
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In August 2002, Mike Horn set out on a mission that bordered on the impossible: to travel 12,000 miles around the globe at the Arctic Circle - alone, against all prevailing winds and currents, and without motorized transportation. Conquering the Impossible is the gripping account of Horn's grueling 27-month expedition by sail and by foot through extreme Arctic conditions that nearly cost him his life on numerous occasions. Enduring temperatures that ranged to as low as -95 degrees Fahrenheit, Horn battled hazards including shifting and unstable ice that gave way and plunged him into frigid waters, encounters with polar bears so close that he felt their breath on his face, severe frostbite in his fingers, and a fire that destroyed all of his equipment and nearly burned him alive. Complementing the sheer adrenaline of Horn's narrative are the isolated but touching human encounters the adventurer has with the hardy individuals who inhabit one of the remotest corners of the earth. From an Inuit who teaches him how to build an igloo to an elderly Russian left behind when the Soviets evacuated his remote Arctic town, Horn finds camaraderie, kindness, and assistance to help him survive the most unforgiving conditions. This awe-inspiring account is a page-turner and an Arctic survival tale in one. Most of all, it's a testament to one man's unrelenting desire to push the boundaries of human endurance.


Midwinter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fiona Melrose
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 'Finely judged writing like this comes from a place of instinct, and it marks Melrose out as someone to watch . . . Midwinter is a great success' Melissa Harrison, Guardian Father and Son, Landyn and Vale Midwinter, are Suffolk farmers, living together on land their family has worked for generations. But they are haunted there by a past they have long refused to confront: the death of Cecelia, beloved wife and mother, when Vale was just a child. Both men have carried her loss, unspoken. Until now. With the onset of a mauling winter, something between them snaps. While Vale makes increasingly desperate decisions, Landyn retreats, finding solace in the land, his animals - and a vixen who haunts the farm and seems to bring with her both comfort and protection. Tender and lyrical, alive to language and nature, Midwinter is a novel about guilt, blame, lost opportunities and, ultimately, it is a story about love and the lengths we will go to find our way home. Longlisted for the New Angle Prize 2017 'Melrose elegantly weaves narratives detailing the men's internal tumult with lush descriptions of their natural surroundings . . . A moving story about the cruelty of chance, modern masculinity and the transformative power of the bonds between men' Financial Times 'I have rarely read a narrative voice as distinctive as Landyn's, and the loving depiction of regional English working-class masculinity is unusual and timely . . . This is certainly not a light-hearted book, but it offers the true consolation of some very good writing' Sarah Moss, TLS 'A penetrating study of grief and guilt' Daily Mail


Desert Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
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After being driven from their land by French colonial soldiers in 1909, Nour and his people, "the blue men" must search for a haven out of the desert that will shelter them. Interspersed with the story of Nour is the contemporary story of Lalla, a descendent of the blue men, who lives in Morocco and tries to stay true to the blood of her ancestors while experiencing life as a modern immigrant.

Voyage au bout de la révolution.De Pékin à Sochaux

Voyage au bout de la révolution.De Pékin à Sochaux Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claire BRIERE-BLANCHET
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Voyage au bout de la révolution.De Pékin à Sochaux by Claire BRIERE-BLANCHET Summary

La France a échappé au terrorisme qu’ont connu l’Allemagne et l’Italie; de peu: les «maos», comme ils se désignaient eux-mêmes, prônaient dans notre pays l’affrontement violent avec le pouvoir et la police, les cadres des usines, les militants du parti communiste. C’est cette radicalité que l’on découvre dans ce récit autobiographique d’une ancienne de la Gauche prolétarienne que dirigeait Benny Lévy, un jeune et brillant philosophe dont le fanatisme ne se démentira jamais, avec aussi Olivier Rolin, Alain Geismar et bien d’autres. Voyage initiatique en Chine, Mai 68, activisme politique à Grenoble, séjours en prison, clandestinité, établissement en usine à Grenoble et à Sochaux, procès internes, Claire Brière-Blanchet a suivi ce chemin extrême jusqu’en 1973. La révolution ne lui a pas pris seulement sa jeunesse, mais aussi sa petite fille Judith. Ce drame scella l’échec de ces années d’ascétisme militant. Claire mettra des années à se reconstruire, et à pouvoir enfin raconter sa saisissante et terrifiante épopée. Étudiante en histoire à la Sorbonne, Claire Brière entre en extrême gauche en 1960 avec la guerre d’Algérie. Gauchiste, puis maoïste, elle passe quinze ans au service exclusif de ce qu’elle croit être la révolution, avec son mari Pierre Blanchet, qui sera tué en reportage en Croatie en 1991. En 1975, elle devient reporter à Libérationet publie des ouvrages sur l’Iran, puis le Liban, l’Égypte et l’Irak. De 1988 à 2007, elle est en charge des publications de «Médecins du Monde» et crée la revue Ingérences.

Vivre une solitude heureuse

Vivre une solitude heureuse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie Borrel,Moussa Nabati
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Aujourd’hui, dans un parcours de vie normal, tout le monde a vécu, vit ou vivra une période de solitude. Ces périodes de vie solitaire peuvent être vécues comme des chances ou des catastrophes, comme des opportunités ou des calamités. Vit-on les périodes de solitude de la même manière à 20 ans, 30 ans, 40 ans, 50 ans, 60 ans ? Hommes et femmes ont-ils la même conception du couple et des périodes de vie « en solo » ?

The Winner Stands Alone

The Winner Stands Alone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paulo Coelho
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ISBN: 0061872563
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“[Coelho’s] special talent seems to be his ability to speak to everyone at once. The kind of spirituality he espouses is to all comers. . . . His readers often say that they see their own lives in his own books.” —New Yorker From the bestselling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, comes an absorbing new novel that holds a mirror up to our culture’s obsession with fame, glamour, and celebrity.

Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Rousseau first exposes in Discourse on the Origin of Inequality his conception of a human state of nature, presented as a philosophical fiction and of human perfectibility, an early idea of progress. He then explains the way, according to him, people may have established civil society, which leads him to present private property as the original source and basis of all inequality. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century, mainly active in France. His political philosophy influenced the Enlightenment across Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the overall development of modern political and educational thought.

La Plume et l'Acier

La Plume et l'Acier Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alain BENSOUSSAN
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562 écrivains tombés au champ d'honneur lors de la Grande Guerre ont eu en 1927 la reconnaissance nationale par l'apposition d'une plaque au Panthéon. 130 ont reçu la Légion d'honneur, la Croix de guerre et la mention "Mort pour la France". Mais pour la plupart, ils restent injustement oubliés, méconnus voire inconnus. L'auteur, par un minutieux travail de recherche bibliographique, se propose de les remettre en lumière, eu égard à la valeur de leur engagement au combat et à la richesse et la variété de leur production littéraire.

Les conduites à risque à l'adolescence

Les conduites à risque à l'adolescence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Courtois
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Entre rites de passage et altération du goût de vivre, les conduites à risque aident les adolescents à acquérir leur autonomie mais mettent leur vie en danger. À l’heure où le suicide constitue la deuxième cause de décès des adolescents, il est nécessaire d’étudier ces conduites, afin d’en connaître les motivations individuelles, les manifestations, leurs effets, et en fin de compte leur dangerosité réelle. Repérer, prévenir, prendre en charge, voici les objectifs de cet ouvrage qui présente pour la première fois une synthèse de la question sous l'aspect psychopathologique.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Romain Puertolas
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For readers of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a funny, charming, feel-good story about a fake fakir from India who arrives in France to shop at IKEA and unwittingly embarks on a European tour like no other. Meet Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod. One day a fakir leaves his small village in India and lands in Paris. A professional con artist, the fakir is on a pilgrimage to IKEA, where he intends to obtain an object he covets above all others: a brand-new bed of nails. Without adequate euros in the pockets of his silk trousers, the fakir is all the same confident that his counterfeit 100-Euro note (printed on one side only) and his usual bag of tricks will suffice. But when a swindled cab driver seeks his murderous revenge, the fakir accidentally embarks on a European tour, fatefully beginning in the wardrobe of the iconic Swedish retailer. As his journey progresses in the most unpredictable of ways, the fakir finds unlikely friends in even unlikelier places. To his surprise--and to a Bollywood beat--the stirrings of love well up in the heart of our turbaned hero, even as his adventures lead to profound and moving questions of the perils of emigration and the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world. The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe [pause for breath] is a hilarious tale that evokes the manic energy of a Marx Brothers romp and calls to mind the incisive social commentary of Candide. Pull up your Poang chair and take an unforgettable tour of Europe propelled by laughter, love and redemption. (Meatballs not included, but highly recommended.)

Esteban - Volume 1 - The Whaler

Esteban - Volume 1 - The Whaler Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthieu Bonhomme
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When Esteban, a young Native American boy of just 12-years-old, presents himself to the captain of the Leviathan for the post of 'harpooner', he's the laughing stock of the whole crew. But when the captain finds out that Esteban is the son of Suzanna of the Tehuelches tribe, he decides to take him on... as ship's boy. Despite his lowly post, this is Esteban's chance to discover the sailor's life, with all its hardship and its happiness, and maybe even a chance to prove what he's made of!


Moonbath Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yanick Lahens
Editor: Deep Vellum Publishing
ISBN: 1941920578
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The award-winning saga of a peasant family living in a small Haitian village, told through four generations of voices, recounting through stories of tradition and superstition, voodoo and the new gods, romance and violence, the lives of the women who struggled to hold the family together in an ever-shifting landscape of political turmoil and economic suffering.

The Vanishing Act Of Esme Lennox

The Vanishing Act Of Esme Lennox Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maggie O'Farrell
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Esme Lennox is a dreamy, bookish young woman, the kind of girl who stares and listens and won’t flirt with boys. And then, in the space of a moment, she disappears. Years later, a stunning phone call breaks the silence at Iris Lockhart’s vintage shop: her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital after sixty-one years. Iris’s grandmother Kitty always claimed to be an only child, but Esme’s papers prove she is Kitty’s sister, and Iris can see the shadow of her dead father in her face. Still, she’s basically a stranger, a family member never mentioned by the family, sure to bring life-altering secrets when she leaves the ward. If Iris takes her in, what dangerous truths might she inherit?

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jules Verne
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth has been consistently praised for its style and its vision of the world. It explores the prehistory of the globe, but can also be read as a psychological quest, for the journey itself is as important as arrival or discovery. Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel travel across Iceland, and then down through an extinct crater towards a sunless sea where they enter a living past and are confronted with the origins of man. A classic of nineteenth-century French literature, the novel's distinctive combination of realism and Romanticism has marked figures as diverse as Sartre and Tournier, Mark Twain and Conan Doyle. This new translation of the complete text is faithful to the lyricism, verve, and humour of the original. 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 LADIES' PARADISE Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Émile Zola
Editor: Musaicum Books
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Also known as Au Bonheur des Dames; The Ladies' Delight or The Ladies' Paradise; is the eleventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola. The novel is set in the world of the department store, an innovative development in mid-nineteenth century retail sales. Zola models his store after Le Bon Marché, which consolidated under one roof many of the goods hitherto sold in separate shops. In Au Bonheur des Dames, the store is a symbol of capitalism, the modern city and the bourgeois family. It is emblematic of changes in consumer culture, sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century. The novel tells the story of Denise Baudu, a 20-year-old woman from Valognes who comes to Paris with her brothers and begins working at the department store Au Bonheur des Dames as a saleswoman. Zola describes the inner workings of the store from the employees' perspective, including the 13-hour workdays, the substandard food and the bare lodgings (for the female staff). Many of the conflicts in the novel spring from the struggles for advancement and the malicious infighting and gossip among the staff. Au Bonheur des Dames is a sequel to "Pot-Bouille". Like its predecessor, Au Bonheur des Dames focuses on Octave Mouret (b. 1840), who at the end of the previous novel married Caroline Hédouin, the owner of a small silk shop. Now a widower, Octave has expanded the business into an international retail powerhouse occupying (at the beginning of the book) most of an entire city block. Au Bonheur des Dames has been made into a number of films, television series and plays. Émile Zola (1840 – 1902), French novelist, critic, and political activist who was the most prominent French novelist of the late 19th century. He was noted for his theories of naturalism, which underlie his monumental 20-novel series Les Rougon-Macquart, and for his intervention in the Dreyfus Affair through his famous open letter, "J'accuse."

The Last One

The Last One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fatima Daas
Editor: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1635421853
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“Fatima Daas carves out a portrait, like a patient, attentive sculptor...or like a mine searcher, aware that each word could make everything explode.” —Virginie Despentes Drawn from the author’s experiences growing up in a Paris banlieue, a powerful, lyric debut that explores the diverse, often conflicting facets of her identity—French, Algerian, Muslim, lesbian. The youngest daughter of Algerian immigrants, Fatima Daas is raised in a home where love and sexuality are considered taboo, and signs of affection avoided. Living in the majority-Muslim suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois, she often spends more than three hours a day on public transportation to and from the city, where she feels like a tourist observing Parisian manners. She goes from unstable student to maladjusted adult, doing four years of therapy—her longest relationship. But as she gains distance from her family and comes into her own, she grapples more directly with her attraction to women and how it fits with her religion, which she continues to practice. When Nina comes into her life, she doesn’t know exactly what she needs but feels that something crucial has been missing. This extraordinary first novel, anchored and buoyed by the refrain “My name is Fatima,” is a vital portrait of a young woman finding herself in a modern world full of contradictions. Daas’s journey to living her sexuality in spite of expectations about who she should be offers a powerful perspective on the queer experience. PEN Translation Prize Finalist Bustle: Best Book of the Month Library Journal: Best Debut Novel of the Season Lambda Literary: Most Anticipated Book of the Month

Premières séances

Premières séances Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick Besson
Editor: Fayard
ISBN: 2213683786
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"Chez le Boulinier du boulevard Jourdan (Paris, 14e arrondissement), j’ai trouvé en solde un vieux guide Leguèbe des films (Omnibus, 2000). Il y a 22 000 films dedans. L’ancienne propriétaire du livre – une certaine Marité, son prénom étant inscrit sur la page de garde – en avait coché un quart d’entre eux, sans doute ceux qu’elle avait vus. Je me suis rendu compte qu’on avait vu en gros les mêmes. Elle doit avoir mon âge ou un peu plus, car dans son choix il y a pas mal de films américains des années 1940 ou 1950 que j’étais trop jeune pour connaître. Peut-être est-elle décédée. Quand quelqu’un meurt, les héritiers se débarrassent en premier de ses livres. Cette Marité et moi, on avait donc dans la tête les mêmes visages, les mêmes paysages, les mêmes histoires découvertes au cinéma. Cela fait de nous, en quelque sorte, des parents. Comme le sont par exemple tous les chrétiens. Le cinéma n’est-il pas une messe ? Il y a des séances tous les jours et toutes les heures, dans les églises des Champs-Élysées et du Quartier latin. Le cinéma est aussi, après le roman, le second miroir que l’on promène le long du chemin de Stendhal, dont les livres ont fait d’excellents films qu’il n’a pas vus. Premières séances rassemble 438 critiques de films qui, avec leur idéologie en bandoulière, m’ont montré le monde de 2000 à 2009. "P. B.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar

The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maurice Leblanc
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
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A collection of stories by Maurice Leblanc featuring his famous protagonist Arsène Lupin. Created by Leblanc at the start of the twentieth century, Lupin is a witty confidence man and gentleman burgler—the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him, often profiting from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun, however, must beware, for they are the target of Lupin’s mischief and tomfoolery. Sparkling with amusing banter, these stories are outrageous, melodramatic, hilarious, and fun. Featuring nine stories: “The Arrest of Arsène Lupin,” “Arsène Lupin in Prison,” “The Escape of Arsène Lupin,” “The Mysterious Traveller,” “The Queen's Necklace,” “The Seven of Hearts,” “Madame Imbert’s Safe,” “The Black Pearl,” and “Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late.” Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Agnes Martin-Lugand
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443451029
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Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand Summary

She fled Paris to lose herself. The love she found would change everything. Diane seems to have the perfect life. She is a wife, a mother, and the owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a cozy literary cafe in Paris. But when she suddenly loses her husband and daughter in a car accident, her life is overturned and the world as she knows it instantly disappears. Trapped and haunted by her memories, Diane closes her shop and retreats from her friends and family, unable and unwilling to move forward. But one year later, Diane shocks her loved ones and makes the surprising decision to move to a small town on the Irish coast, finally determined to heal by rebuilding her life alone-until she meets Edward, a handsome and moody Irish photographer who lives next door. At first abrasive and unwelcoming, Edward initially resents Diane’s intrusion into his life of solitude . . . until he can no longer keep her at arm’s length. Along windy shores and cobbled streets, Diane falls into a surprising and tumultuous romance. As she works to overcome her painful memories and truly heal, Diane and Edward’s once-in-a-lifetime connection inspires her to love herself and the world around her with newfound inner strength and happiness. But will it last when Diane leaves Ireland, and Edward, for good? At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Diane’s story is deeply felt, reminding us that love remembered is love enduring.

Jusqu'au bout de la foi

Jusqu'au bout de la foi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: V. S. Naipaul
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« Jusqu’au bout de la foi est, en toute logique, la suite de Crépuscule sur l’Islam. L’avenir est contenu dans le passé, et la douleur du second livre est contenue dans le premier. Il m’apparut que je n’avais pas pris assez de distance avec le matériau à l’origine de ce premier livre, que je l’avais par trop tenu pour acquis. Il m’apparut qu’il y avait là matière à s’interroger, comme ce dut sans doute être le cas dans le monde classique à l’époque où celui-ci fut supplanté par ce phénomène inconnu qu’était alors le christianisme. De nombreux ouvrages avaient été écrits sur cette transition, et ce dont j’étais témoin, me semblait-il, méritait plus ample réflexion. Au lieu de le tenir pour un fait acquis, il me fallait considérer l’effet que pouvait avoir sur les individus la mise à mal ou le renversement de leur culture. Ainsi ce livre a-t-il pour thème l’histoire d’individus pris dans la déferlante de changements historiques. » V.S. Naipaul


Sand Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hugh Howey
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The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Their father was a sand diver, one of the elite few who could travel deep beneath the desert floor and bring up the relics and scraps that keep their people alive. But their father is gone. And the world he left behind might be next. Welcome to the world of Sand, a novel by New York Times best-selling author Hugh Howey. Sand is an exploration of lawlessness, the tale of a land ignored. Here is a people left to fend for themselves. Adjust your ker and take a last, deep breath before you enter.

Down Among the Dead Men

Down Among the Dead Men Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dany
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The story of Dany Laferriere, the narrator and writer living in exile in Montreal, who finally comes home to Haiti. Nothing is different, and yet everything has changed. There is his mother, who has never left Haiti, not even for one minute, and who still performs all the rituals of old. But there is also the army of zombies that takes over the streets at night, while the American army occupies the country by day. What is this country of dead men? Is every Haitian a secret citizen? Is it possible for Laferriere to cross over to that country and then return? Laferriere wanders through Port-au-Prince interrogating old friends and new acquaintances. The tone becomes strident, as do the questions: Do we stay? Do we leave? What's the point? Where can we be ourselves and live like humans at the same time? In the end Laferriere decides to head for Bombardopolis, a village where you only need to eat once every three months -- a way of curing hunger? What will become of him once he gets there, and who will he be when he returns?

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claire North
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Wildly original, funny and moving, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is an extraordinary story of a life lived again and again from World Fantasy Award-winning author Claire North. Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message." This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

Hard Rain Falling

Hard Rain Falling Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Don Carpenter
Editor: New York Review of Books
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Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon. Jack befriends Billy Lancing, a young black runaway and pool hustler extraordinaire. A heist gone wrong gets Jack sent to reform school, from which he emerges embittered by abuse and solitary confinement. In the meantime Billy has joined the middle class—married, fathered a son, acquired a business and a mistress. But neither Jack nor Billy can escape their troubled pasts, and they will meet again in San Quentin before their strange double drama comes to a violent and revelatory end.


Circe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madeline Miller
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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

The Giver

The Giver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
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In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

A l'école de la solitude

A l'école de la solitude Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Danièle Henky
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Un voyage intérieur pour se retrouver avec soi-même grâce à l'écriture Désorientée, égarée dans une société où elle n’a plus aucun repère, une jeune femme remet pour la première fois en cause son appartenance au monde du travail et à notre système de communication. Elle éprouve soudain le désir de tout quitter et de partir vivre durant une année sabbatique dans un hameau déserté. Elle espère reconquérir, grâce à l’écriture, sa personnalité en train de se déchirer sous l’effet de signaux et d’appels aussi impératifs que contradictoires. L’isolement, puis la vie simple du village et le contact de la nature l’y aideront peut-être. C’est de toute façon un voyage au bout duquel elle se doit d’aller, car elle a une mission : se retrouver. Que peut-on bien faire hors des impératifs de la vitesse, du chaos de bruits, de mouvements, de couleurs et d’odeurs qui, chaque jour, stimulent et/ou excitent les sens, qui donnent à l’existence, par leur effervescence, sa raison d’être ? Comment peut-on se sentir vivre sans les séductions multiples et toujours renouvelées de la consommation, sans la présence et surtout sans le regard des autres ? Pour quelle raison certains ressentent-ils, à l’heure, actuelle, le besoin presque vital de s’isoler ? Et que peut-il bien se passer lorsque l’on s’évade dans « un endroit écarté » afin de se mettre à l’école de la solitude et de laisser faire les choses... pour une fois ? En proposant de s'isoler de l'agitation du monde pour tenter de répondre à ses propres questions identitaires, Danièle Henky nous emmène dans une quête initiatique, sur le chemin de la réflexion et de la spiritualité. A PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Danièle Henky est maître de conférences en langues et littératures française à l'université de Strasbourg et membre du groupe de recherches "Configurations littéraires". Parallèlement, Danièle Henky est spécialiste de la littérature jeunesse des XXe et XXIe siècles et fait partie du groupe de recherches "Voir autrement en littérature d'enfance" à l'université de Laval (Québec). Elle a rédigé de nombreux ouvrages scientifiques sur le sujet. EXTRAIT Par le passé, on appelait « solitude » une demeure « où l’on vit retiré du commerce des hommes ». À la fin du Misanthrope de Molière, Alceste, déçu par la société de son temps et surtout par Célimène, sa bien-aimée, qui lui préfère le monde hypocrite et léger des courtisans, décide de « fuir tous les humains » et de s’en aller vivre dans ce qu’il appelle « son désert ». Pour les gens du XVIIe siècle, se retirer à la campagne dans la solitude, fût-elle celle d’un château, c’est un enterrement. On peut se demander si aujourd’hui les citadins n’envisagent pas de façon aussi négative le désir que certains d’entre nous éprouvent soudain de tout quitter pour se retrouver à l’écart. Un départ, même momentané, à l’occasion de vacances par exemple, vers un lieu isolé, calme, silencieux, privé des attraits d’un complexe touristique, loin de l’agitation perpétuelle des rues, des magasins, des bureaux et des ceintures de routes, de voies médiatiques et numériques qui entourent désormais les villes, est perçu comme une désertion par ceux qui restent.

Figures of Transcontinental Multilingualism

Figures of Transcontinental Multilingualism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Alfons Knauth,Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta
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Figures of Transcontinental Multilingualism by K. Alfons Knauth,Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta Summary

This volume investigates outstanding figures and configurations of literary and cultural multilingualism on a transcontinental and on a global scale. Its first focus is on the both subcontinental and transcontinental Indies, on the oxymoronic figure of East West India and on the stirring 'relations through words' in Luso-Afro-Indian, Anglo-Indian, and Indo-European areas. The second focus is on the cross-cultural configuration of East and West shaped by some striking Sino-European and Sino-American events in early modern and modern times. A third issue concerns the glocal and globoglot 'people of paper' in a contemporary Californian town, and, lastly, the all-embracing, all-devouring ouroboros and other multi-lingual ophidians. (Series: poethik polyglott, Vol. 4) [Subject: Linguistics, Multilingualism]

Brassaï, le promeneur de nuit

Brassaï, le promeneur de nuit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Serge Sanchez
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Né en 1899 dans une ville de Hongrie aujourd’hui roumaine, photographe mais aussi peintre, dessinateur, sculpteur et écrivain, Brassaï fut un artiste éclectique et de son temps. Etudiant en histoire de l’art à Budapest puis à Berlin, il s’installe à Paris au milieu des années 1920, apprend seul le français en lisant Proust, et passe des nuits entières à arpenter la capitale. Il photographie les rues, les gens, les bordels comme les chantiers, sublime les enseignes publicitaires et capture les lumières. Ami des plus grands artistes de son temps, Kandinsky, Kokoschka, Henry Miller ou Jacques Prévert, il fut aussi le portraitiste de Dali, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti et Michaux. Alors que la photo peine à être reconnue comme un art, il réalise des clichés qui resteront à jamais les témoins d’une époque mythique : celle du Montparnasse des années 30, de la Bohème étourdissante. Photographe d’un Paris interlope et nocturne comme de la brillante société de la danse et de l’opéra, auteur d’une œuvre aujourd’hui célèbre dans le monde entier, du Japon aux Etats-Unis, Brassaï est entré dans la légende en se promenant. « La vie de Brassaï fut une quête inlassable et tenace. Du petit soldat communiste à l’exilé hongrois des brasseries de Montparnasse, puis à l’artiste mondialement reconnu, c’est Ulysse. Mais c’est aussi Protée, un flâneur, un grimpeur, un insaisissable vagabond qui fut le poète de sa propre vie. On ne vient pas à bout des légendes. C’est ce qui fait leur étrange beauté. » Serge Sanchez

The Reception of Joseph Conrad in Europe

The Reception of Joseph Conrad in Europe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Hampson,Véronique Pauly
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Born and brought up in Poland bilingually in French and Polish but living for most of his professional life in England and writing in English, Joseph Conrad was, from the start, as much a European writer as he was a British one and his work – from his earliest fictions through Heart of Darkness, Nostromo and The Secret Agent to his later novels– has repeatedly been the focal point of discussions about key issues of the modern age. With chapters written by leading international scholars, this book provides a wide-ranging survey of the reception, translation and publication history of Conrad's works across Europe. Covering reviews and critical discussion, and with some attention to adaptations in other media, these chapters situate Conrad's works in their social and political context. The book also includes bibliographies of key translations in each of the European countries covered and a timeline of Conrad's reception throughout the continent.

Retour à Zornhof

Retour à Zornhof Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gérard Oberlé
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Le Livre: Henri Schott, un écrivain d'une soixantaine d'années à « l'âme charbonneuse », le corps amaigri par une maladie qu'il ne soigne pas, revient à Zornhof, un bourg situé sur le plateau lorrain, où il avait passé ses étés d'enfant. Qu'y retrouve-t-il sinon les illusions de la mémoire ? Pèlerin porté par la nostalgie d'un pays qui l'a fait tel qu'il est, homme des sentiments anciens, rebelle à la banalité du monde moderne, encore marqué par les rites paysans et la sévérité d'une famille de sabotiers, dont les « repas étaient aussi enjoués que ceux des fondamentalistes danois », Henri Schott flotte entre présent et passé. Il va rencontrer, au gré de son errance, différents personnages énigmatiques. De sa mémoire surgissent d'abord Baba, la grand-mère lanceuse de pierres et l'oncle Gus, au corps d'athlète sexuel, qui finira mal en « Ajax du ruisseau ». Comme les étapes initiatiques de son voyage d'hiver, il y a la blonde Marlène, qui tient l'auberge « Le chat rouge », à coups de lasso. « Fleur-de-bourrache déguisée en cow-girl », elle réchauffe un moment les os solitaires de Schott. Il y a aussi Mathias, le gitan, l'homme-loup qui n'aime rien tant que marcher dans les forêts vosgiennes, et partage avec Schott la même insoumission. Infusé par la musique de Schubert, ce roman mélancolique, cette bouffonerie parfois, est un voyage immobile. Il a le rythme fiévreux de la danse macabre, le grinçant d'un dessin de Jacques Callot, le tempo lent des ombreuses forêts germaniques où se perd Schott. À la fin du livre, l'écrivain, comme apaisé, pourrait reprendre à son compte la mélodie de Schubert : « Je suis au bout de mes rêves / Pourquoi m'attarder parmi les dormeurs ? »

Thérapie de groupe - Tome 1 - L'étoile qui danse

Thérapie de groupe - Tome 1 - L'étoile qui danse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Manu Larcenet
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Thérapie de groupe - Tome 1 - L'étoile qui danse by Manu Larcenet Summary

"Thérapie de Groupe" met en scène de façon éblouissante un auteur de bande dessinée à la recherche de l'inspiration. Dans une quête inlassable il parcourt l'univers de la création. Il remonte l'Histoire, fait appel aux plus grands peintres, interpelle Boileau, Nietzsche ou Dieu Lui-même. Faire rimer humour et désarroi n'est pas à la portée de tous les poètes. Avec cet album drôle et émouvant, cultivé et percutant, c'est pourtant l'exploit que réalise l'auteur. Ce voyage aux sources de la création est l'occasion pour le lecteur de constater l'extraordinaire talent graphique de Larcenet et l'ampleur de sa palette. Mais aussi d'entrevoir la douleur d'un artiste se cognant aux murs de l'incompréhension et de la solitude. Au bout du voyage, à chaque fois, l'impasse de la souffrance. Avec une lucidité féroce, l'auteur ne s'épargne jamais et dépeint de façon poignante un artiste à la dérive. Sauf que cet artiste, Manu Larcenet, est aussi le maître de l'autodérision. Et qu'il réussit à rendre chaque dessin, chaque page, chaque échec, aussi hilarants que bouleversants. Face à l'angoisse de la création, sans artifice ni dissimulation, il se met à nu dans une exploration d'une richesse et d'une profondeur rare et d'une vérité souvent déchirante. Et d'une drôlerie surprenante. Dialogues ciselés, mise en scène au cordeau, dessin incroyablement abouti, le dernier avatar d'une oeuvre originale et dense, "Thérapie de Groupe" enchantera évidemment la cohorte des fidèles de Larcenet. Et sera un vrai choc pour ceux qui le découvrent.

L'apprentissage de la marche

L'apprentissage de la marche Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean-Louis Hue
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L’art de marcher est l’aboutissement d’une longue patience. Il faut beaucoup d’application et d’audace avant de trouver une foulée, un allant, un esprit. C’est ce lent apprentissage dont l’auteur a voulu retracer l’histoire. Choisissant les écrivains pour guides, Jean-Louis Hue a suivi Pétrarque sur les pentes du Ventoux, Bashô au plus profond du Japon, William Wordsworth sous la pluie du Lake District, Henry-David Thoreau dans les forêts du Maine, Flaubert le long des rivages bretons, Stevenson à travers les Cévennes, retrouvé Rousseau sur ses terres familières – et le promeneur solitaire a joué un rôle décisif dans l’histoire de la marche. Chacun de ces écrivains a suivi une voie singulière. Rebelles qui fuient leur époque , mélancoliques dont le mouvement soulage les idées noires, prophètes, mystiques, mauvais coucheurs, excentriques, garnements avides d’échappées belles. Ces voyageurs furent des pionniers. L’auteur a partagé leurs habitudes, leurs enthousiasmes, leurs rêveries, leurs fatigues aussi. Parfois, il les a abandonnés en chemin. Pris d’une paresse soudaine, lassé des antipodes, renâclant devant l’épreuve d’une escalade ou d’un trop long parcours, il a pris pour raccourci le chemin des bibliothèques. Pérégrinant à travers le monde et dans les livres, on découvre une histoire de la marche , tout à la fois érudite, surprenante et allègre. Les chemins de la marches ne sont jamais loin de ceux de la sagesse.