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By Georges Perec

The French novelist Georges Perec has constantly captured the yank mind's eye, so much lately with the e-book of A Void, a unique written with no the letter “e.” Ellis Island holds us in thrall once more. With poetic grace, insistent wondering, and a beautiful carousel of pictures, Perec and filmmaker Robert Bober open our eyes to the interesting combination of permanence and transience that's Ellis Island.

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Download E-books Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours PDF

By Jules Verne

« — Je parie vingt mille livres contre qui voudra que je ferai le journey de los angeles terre en quatre-vingts jours ou moins, soit dix-neuf cent vingt heures ou cent quinze mille deux cents mins. Acceptez-vous ? — Nous acceptons, répondirent MM. Stuart, Fallentin, Sullivan, Flanagan et Ralph, après s’être entendus. — Bien, dit Mr. Fogg. Le teach de Douvres half à huit heures quarante-cinq. Je le prendrai. — Ce soir même ? demanda Stuart. — Ce soir même, répondit Phileas Fogg.» On ne présente plus le roman le plus populaire de l’écrivain français le plus lu dans le monde : le voyage haletant de Phileas Fogg, Passepartout et l. a. princesse Aouda fait désormais partie du patrimoine littéraire mondial. Leur aventure marque l. a. fin de l’âge de l’exploration pour ouvrir l'ère de l. a. modernité : c’est désormais en ligne droite, dans un espace-temps réduit à une seule size que le travel du monde s'accomplit. Mais ce voyage linéaire, loin de n’être qu’un dérisoire retour au element de départ, est avant tout le terrain d'une transformation : l’excentrique gentleman qui regagne le 7, Savile Row n’est-il pas devenu «le plus heureux des hommes» ?

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Download E-books The Unknown Masterpiece (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Honoré de Balzac, Richard Howard

A brand new York evaluation Books Original

One of Honoré de Balzac's so much celebrated stories, "The Unknown Masterpiece" is the tale of a painter who, counting on one's standpoint, is both an abject failure or a transcendental genius—or either. the tale, which has served as an suggestion to artists as quite a few as Cézanne, Henry James, Picasso, and New Wave director Jacques Rivette, is, in critic Dore Ashton's phrases, a "fable of contemporary art."

Published the following in a brand new translation by way of poet Richard Howard, "The Unknown Masterpiece" seems to be, as Balzac meant, with "Gambara," a gruesome and tragic novella a couple of musician undone by means of his goals.

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Download E-books Le rêve passe PDF

By Emmanuel Moses

«Le grand poète Z. A. passa une décennie à se soûler à Paris, après s'être soûlé pendant trois ans à Berlin. Puis il rentra se soûler jusqu'à los angeles fin de ses jours à Lvov/Lviv/Lemberg, sa ville natale.
Les femmes travaillent sur l'histoire des femmes. Les homosexuels travaillent sur l'histoire de l'homosexualité. Les Noirs travaillent sur l'histoire du colonialisme. Les Juifs travaillent sur l'histoire de los angeles Shoah.

Chaque temps grammatical est porteur d'un espace qui lui appartient en propre. Au element qu'on peut parler peut-être tout autant d'espaces que de temps grammaticaux.

En écoutant une symphonie, il n'oubliait pas le théâtre. En lisant un roman remarquable par sa forme, il n'oubliait pas le théâtre. En observant toutes les portes cochères qui menaient de chez lui au théâtre, il n'oubliait pas le théâtre. (Hommage à V. M. 3.)»

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By Claude Simon

The second one of 2 works i will add by means of Nobel Prize successful French writer Claude Simon. For these new to his paintings, get pleasure from! it's fascinating literature to event for the 1st time....

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Claude Simon remains to be writing the unconventional which immobilizes info, issues (remember whilst it used to be referred to as ""choisisme"" and what it owes to Robbe-Grillet as its theoretician). once more, within the common paragraphs eternally, tableau follows tableau: an previous lady slaughtering a rabbit switches to 2 bare boys fishing switches to a boy doing algebra who has hidden in his table a celluloid strip of a pair making love switches to a urban the place a guy rides down the road to visit a bar the place a bachelor occasion is in development. The characters--characters?--do no longer exist; in any case it is a sphere the place, as Updike as soon as acknowledged, a guy is up to a chair or a waterfall. finally not anything concerns; during this primarily cinematic fragmentation, one sees little other than what the eye--be it the usual or the digital camera eye--catches, and one wonders back even if all this flashing imagery isn't necessarily submerged through inconsequence.

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Download E-books Lanzarote PDF

By Michel Houellebecq

Realising that his New 12 months is likely to be a catastrophe, as ordinary, our narrator, on impulse, walks right into a shuttle company to booklet every week within the solar. delicate to his restricted capacity and dislike of Muslim international locations, the trip agent indicates an island jam-packed with twenty first century hedonism, set in a strange lunar panorama - Lanzarote. On Lanzarote, you will meet a few interesting human specimens, significantly Pam and Barbara - 'non-exclusive' German lesbians - who may give upward thrust to a few fascinating combos. Will they achieve seducing Rudi, the police inspector from Luxembourg, at the moment residing in exile in Brussels? Or will he sign up for the 'Azraelian' sect, as they organize for humanity to be regenerated via extra-terrestrials? As for our narrator, will he think about his week's vacation at the island successful?

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Download E-books La Chute (Folio) (French Edition) PDF

By Albert Camus

Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over numerous drunken nights he regales an opportunity acquaintance along with his tale. From this profitable former legal professional and likely version citizen a compelling, self-loathing catalogue of guilt, hypocrisy and alienation pours forth. "The Fall" (1956) is a superb portrayal of a guy who has glimpsed the hollowness of his lifestyles. yet past depicting one man's disillusionment, Camus's novel exposes the common human situation and its absurdities - and our innocence that, as soon as misplaced, can by no means be recaptured.

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By Raymond Radiguet

"A masterpiece of promise."  —Jean Cocteau
 
Raymond Radiguet wrote his most famed novel among the a while of 16 and 18, following his personal love affair with a married lady. Francois, the adolescent narrator, meets Marthe in Paris firstly of global warfare I. They fall in love with one another whereas her husband is away on the entrance. Their ardour results in a sad climax four years later while Marthe passes off their love baby as her husband’s valid baby, even if we all know the reality. the subjects of freedom, family members, and fervour opposed to a history of struggle and honor created a scandal on the time of publication.

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Download E-books In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 2 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

By Marcel Proust

In the Shadow of younger women in Flower is Proust’s astounding dissection of male and woman early life, charged with the narrator’s thoughts of Paris and the Normandy seashore. on the center of the tale lie his relationships together with his grandmother and with the Swann relations. As a meditation on assorted varieties of love, In the Shadow of younger women in Flower has no equivalent. the following, Proust introduces a few of his maximum comedian innovations, from the magnificently boring M. de Norpois to the mesmerizing Robert de Saint-Loup. it really is memorable besides for the 1st visual appeal of the 2 figures who for greater or worse are to dominate the narrator’s life—the Baron de Charlus and the mysterious Albertine.

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