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By Laurent Binet

« A Bologne, il couche avec Bianca dans un amphithéâtre du XVIIe et il échappe à un attentat à los angeles bombe. Ici, il manque de se faire poignarder dans une bibliothèque de nuit par un philosophe du langage et il assiste à une scène de levrette plus ou moins mythologique sur une photocopieuse. Il a rencontré Giscard à l’Elysée, a croisé Foucault dans un sauna homosexual, a participé à une poursuite en voiture à l’issue de laquelle il a échappé à une tentative d’assassinat, a vu un homme en tuer un autre avec un parapluie empoisonné, a découvert une société secrète où on coupe les doigts des perdants, a traversé l’Atlantique pour récupérer un mystérieux record. Il a vécu en quelques mois plus d’événements extraordinaires qu’il aurait pensé en vivre durant toute sa vie. Simon sait reconnaître du romanesque quand il en rencontre. Il repense aux surnuméraires d’Umberto Eco. Il tire sur le joint. »
Le element de départ de ce roman est l. a. mort de Roland Barthes, renversé par une camionnette de blanchisserie le 25 février 1980. L'hypothèse est qu'il s'agit d'un assassinat. Dans les milieux intellectuels et politiques de l'époque, tout le monde est suspect...

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Download E-books The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power PDF

By Richard F. Kuisel

There are over 1,000 McDonald's on French soil. Disney subject parks have opened close to Paris within the final 20 years. And American-inspired vocabulary similar to "le weekend" has been absorbed into the French language. yet as former French president Jacques Chirac positioned it: "The U.S. unearths France unbearably pretentious. And we discover the U.S. unbearably hegemonic." Are the French interested or threatened by means of the US? They Americanize but are infamous for expressions of anti-Americanism. From McDonald's and Coca-Cola to loose markets and overseas coverage, this e-book seems heavily on the conflicts and contradictions of France's courting to American politics and tradition. Richard Kuisel indicates how the French have used the USA as either yardstick and foil to degree their very own particular nationwide id. They ask: how will we be sleek just like the americans with no changing into like them?

France has charted its personal course: it has welcomed America's items yet rejected American regulations; assailed America's "jungle capitalism" whereas liberalizing its personal economic climate; attacked "Reaganomics'" whereas protecting French social protection; and guarded French cinema, tv, nutrition, and language even whereas American popular culture. Kuisel examines France's function as an self reliant best friend of the United States--in the reunification of Germany and in army involvement within the Persian Gulf and Bosnia--but he additionally considers the country's disasters in influencing the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations. no matter if investigating France's winning info know-how area or its spurning of yank services throughout the AIDS epidemic, Kuisel asks if this insistence on a French means represents a growing to be distance among Europe and the USA or a response to American globalization.

Exploring cultural tendencies, values, public opinion, and political truth, The French Way delves into the advanced courting among sleek nations.

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Download E-books Swann's Way PDF

By Marcel Proust

Swann's manner is quantity 1 of Proust's seminal novel looking for misplaced Time, greatly considered as one of many twentieth century's masterpieces. As with James Joyce's Ulysses, Proust employs circulate of recognition writing to vibrant impression, making Swann's approach one of many forerunners of recent literature.

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Download E-books Rimbaud Complete (Modern Library) PDF

By Arthur Rimbaud

Enduring icon of creativity, authenticity, and uprising, and the topic of diverse new biographies, Arthur Rimbaud is likely one of the so much again and again scrutinized literary figures of the final half-century. but virtually thirty years have elapsed with no significant new translation of his writings. Remedying this situation is Rimbaud Complete, the 1st and in simple terms actually whole variation of Rimbaud’s paintings in English, translated, edited, and brought by way of Wyatt Mason.

Mason attracts on a century of Rimbaud scholarship to choreograph a wonderfully clear-eyed presentation of the poet’s works. He arranges Rimbaud’s writing chronologically, in response to the most recent manuscript facts, so readers can event the famously teenaged poet’s fast evolution, from the lyricism of “Sensation” to the groundbreaking early modernism of A Season in Hell.

In fifty pages of formerly untranslated fabric, together with award-winning early verses, all of the fragmentary poems, a desirable early draft of A Season in Hell, a faculty workstation, and a number of manuscript types of the $64000 poem “O saisons, ô chateaux,” Rimbaud Complete monitors points of the poet unknown to American readers. And in his advent, Mason revisits the Rimbaud fantasy, addresses the nation of disarray within which the poet left his paintings, and illuminates the intricacies of the translator’s art.

Mason has harnessed the precision and gear of the poet’s speedily altering voice: from the fragile song of a poem corresponding to “Crows” to the mature dissonance of the Illuminations, Rimbaud Complete unveils this crucial poet for a brand new iteration of readers.

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Download E-books Histoire des États-Unis PDF

By Jacques Portes

Depuis 1945 au moins, le monde entier vit à l’heure américaine, que ce soit par les modes, l. a. musique, les motion pictures ou los angeles réussite économique, en dépit des crises récurrentes. Par ailleurs, le eleven septembre 2001 a été l’événement le plus médiatisé de tous les temps, sommet d’une imprecise de puissance dominante. Alors que l’élection de Barack Obama a signalé un autre temps.
Toutefois, dès 1900, les analystes évoquaient l’américanisation du monde avec une angoisse relative et il ne faut pas oublier que los angeles Révolution française a été précédée par l. a. Révolution américaine avec quelques textes fondateurs.
Ces quelques exemples prouvent que depuis leur naissance, les États-Unis ont servi de modèle, de pôle d’attraction pour les émigrants de toutes les origines, avant même de jouer un rôle actif dans les aff aires du monde.
Ce livre ne cherche pas à traiter seulement de l’influence des États-Unis dans le monde, mais à comprendre tous les ressorts internes qui ont façonné celle-ci de 1776 à nos jours.

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Download E-books Paris Letters PDF

A ny instances bestseller

Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush...and Paris

How a lot cash does it take to give up your job?

Exhausted and at the verge of burnout, Janice poses this inquiries to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her table. unusually, the reply is not as daunting as she anticipated. With a bit math and many choice, Janice cuts again, saves up, and buys herself years of freedom in Europe.

A few days into her cease in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the lovable butcher down the street-who does not converse English. via a mix of signal language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She quickly realizes that she will by no means go back to the realm of twelve-hour workdays and greasy company lingo. yet her dwindling reductions strength her to discover the way to fund her goals back. So Janice turns to her 3 loves-words, artwork, and Christophe-to determine the way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris final forever.

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Download E-books Les Hirondelles de Kaboul PDF

By Yasmina Khadra

Dans le Kaboul de l’an 2000, alors que les talibans font régner sur l’Afghanistan un régime atroce, quatre personnages inoubliables :
Il y a Mohsen, qui descend d’une famille de commerçants prospères que les talibans ont ruinée ; Zuneira, sa femme, sublimement belle, qui fut une enseignante brillante et qui n’a plus le droit de sortir de chez elle… Ils survivent dans des stipulations morales et matérielles abominables, soutenus par l’amour qu’ils se portent et le recognize qu’ils doivent à l’intelligence et à los angeles connaissance.
Il y a aussi Atiq, qui a sincèrement adhéré à l’idéologie des talibans et qui tente d’assurer son provider à los angeles criminal de Kaboul dans le admire de sa foi. Mais chaque jour est une épreuve bad où tout ce qu’il voit et tout ce qu’on l’oblige à faire sont contraires à tout ce qu’il croit. Il y a enfin Mussarat, sa femme, qui se meurt de maladie et de désespoir.
Un geste atroce… et l’acte d’amour désespéré d’une de ces femmes qu’on appelle les « hirondelles de Kaboul ».
Désespéré, oisif, exténué, Mohsen erre dans Kaboul quand il est entouré par une foule qui s’apprête à lapider une femme adultère. Comme anesthésié par l’atmosphère hystérique qui le cerne, Mohsen va, lui aussi, balancer de toutes ses forces quelques pierres au visage de los angeles femme enterrée jusqu’à los angeles taille. Ce geste insensé va faire basculer le destin de tous les protagonistes dans l. a. tragédie… jusqu’au sacrifice ultime – et useless – de Mussarat, cette femme qui donnera sa vie pour permettre à l’homme qu’elle aime de retrouver sa capacité d’aimer.

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Download E-books Quiet Days in Clichy PDF

By Henry Miller

This gentle and sentimental paintings dates from a similar interval as Tropic of melanoma (1934). it's a occasion of affection, artwork, and the Bohemian existence at a time whilst the realm used to be easier and slower, and Miller an imprecise, penniless younger author in Paris. even if discussing the early days of his lengthy friendship with Alfred Perles or his escapades on the membership Melody brothel, in Quiet Days in Clichy Miller describes a interval that may form his whole existence and oeuvre.

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Download E-books Select Paris PDF

By Natasha Edwards

Select Paris is a brand-new, full-color advisor to this vivid urban, providing real reviews, clean discoveries, and an outstanding dose of neighborhood tradition, all introduced jointly in an enticing narrative kind by means of a author who is aware the town inside-out.

The consultant starts with an inspirational within the temper for… part, choked with feedback overlaying quite a lot of activities, locations to consume, drink and store – all grouped via temper. even if you’re trying to find a connoisseur blow-out, state of the art style, perspectives from the pinnacle, or a fundamental Parisian event, there’s a listing of concepts to compare your mood.

The center of the consultant, the choice, deals a suite of over a hundred inspiring principles for a memorable remain in Paris, with lots of mystery gem stones and off-beat haunts within the combine. decide on excessive romance with an evening on the Opera Garnier; take a distinct perspective at the skyline from the Eiffel Tower or the gazebo within the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont… sooner than plunging down into the Paris Sewers or a flit in the course of the Catacombs; store for classic stylish within the Marais, then persist with the literary path of Hemingway within the Latin region; track in to the Parisians’ love of nutrients, all over, from road markets and straightforward bistros to grand eating institutions; be pampered on the spa George V or luxuriate in cake on the Pâtisserie des Rêves; experience world-class galleries from the Centre Pompidou to the Louvre; take the family members on a botanical journey of the Jardin des Plantes and a behind-the-screen journey on the Grand Rex; or make a date with the macabre on the Père Lachaise Cemetery, the place doorways legend Jim Morrison is buried. the decisions are equipped by way of urban local, from the Ile de los angeles Cité, Ile St-Louis and Marais district outwards to the heights of Montmartre, and eventually to past the Centre. So at any place you're and besides the fact that a lot time you have got, you could dip in for thought and insider counsel – subsidized up with transparent and unique mapping, and a wealth of useful information.

Hotels is a separate part delivering a hand-picked choice of nice areas to stick in Paris, prepared by means of topic, no matter if you're looking someplace historical, small and classy, quirky, sumptuous and grand, or with a top-notch view.

Finally, the necessities part features a basic run-down of knowledge on getting round Paris and different key useful issues, plus thematic and normal indexes.

 

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Download E-books HHhH: A Novel PDF

By Laurent Binet

"HHhH blew me away... it really is the best historic novels i have ever come across."―Bret Easton Ellis, writer of American Psycho and Less Than Zero

A Finalist for the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award for Fiction
A Financial Times top ebook of the Year
A New York occasions ebook evaluation Editors' Choice

HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich," or "Himmler's mind is named Heydrich." the main deadly guy in Hitler's cupboard, Reinhard Heydrich appeared indestructible―until exiled operatives, a Slovak and a Czech, killed him and altered the process history.

In Laurent Binet's spell binding debut, we keep on with Jozef Gabcík and Jan Kubiš from their dramatic get away from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to their deadly assault on Heydrich and their very own brutal deaths within the basement of a Prague church. a continuing combination of reminiscence, reality, and Binet's personal impressive mind's eye, HHhH is instantly exciting and intellectually engrossing―a fast moving novel of the second one international battle that also is a profound meditation at the debt we owe to history.

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