Download E-books Un cœur simple PDF

"L'histoire d'un cœur uncomplicated est le récit d'une vie imprecise, celle d'une pauvre fille de campagne, dévote mais mystique, dévouée sans exaltation et tendre comme le ache frais. Elle aime successivement un homme, les enfants de sa maîtresse, un neveu, un vieillard qu'elle soigne, puis son perroquet ; quand son perroquet est mort, elle le fait empailler et, en mourant à son travel, elle confond le perroquet avec le Saint-Esprit. Cela n'est nullement ironique comme vous le supposez, mais au contraire très sérieux et très triste."
Gustave Flaubert.

Un cœur simple a été publié pour los angeles première fois en 1877 dans le recueil Trois Contes.

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Download E-books Selected Poems of René Char PDF

By Mary Ann Caws

“This is an excellent, bilingual variation of the works of 1 of the good French Surrealists. . . . The translations, via numerous arms, serve Char well―full of insinuating rhythms and strange verbal couplings, they arrive as regards to the piercing great thing about the originals.” ―Pat Monaghan, Booklist

The Selected Poems of René Char is a finished, bilingual review reflecting the poet’s vast stylistic and philosophical variety, from aphorism to dramatic lyricism. In making their decisions, the editors have selected the voices of seventeen poets and translators (Paul Auster, Samuel Beckett, Cid Corman, Eugene Jolas, W.S. Merwin, William Carlos Williams, and James Wright, to call a few), in homage to a author lengthy held in optimum esteem via the literary avant-garde.

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Download E-books W, or the Memory of Childhood (Verba Mundi) (Verba Mundi (Paperback)) PDF

By Georges Perec

From the writer of existence: A User's guide (Godine, 1987) comes an both marvelous novel: W or The reminiscence of formative years, a story that displays an outstanding writer's attempt to return to phrases together with his early life and his half within the Nazi profession of France.

Guaranteed to ship surprise waves throughout the literary group, Perec's W tells parallel tales. the 1st is autobiographical, describing the author's wartime boyhood. the second one story, denser, extra tense, extra frightening, is the allegorical tale of W, a legendary island off Tierra del Fuego ruled through the thrall of the Olympic "ideal," the place losers are tortured and winners held in transitority idolatry.

As the reader quickly discovers, W is a spot the place "it is extra very important to be fortunate than to be deserving," and "you need to struggle to live...[with] no recourse, no mercy, no salvation, now not even any desire that point will make things better out." the following, activity is glorified and victors commemorated, yet athletes are vilified, losers achieved, rape universal, stealing inspired and violence a truth of life.

Perec's interpretive imaginative and prescient of the Holocaust forces us to invite the query valuable to our time: How did this ensue prior to our eyes? How did we glance at these "shells of epidermis and bone, ashen confronted, with their backs completely bent, their eyes filled with panic and their suppurating sores"? How did this occur, now not on W, yet sooner than thousands of spectators, a few horrified, a few cheering, a few detached, yet all current on the video games looking at the occasions of that grisly arena?

This publication, a devastating indictment of passivity and the psychology of crowds, will locate its position beside such nice works as Milan Kundera's The booklet of Laughter and Forgetting and Primo Levi's The Periodic desk and If no longer Now, while?

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Download E-books Le Misanthrope (French Edition) PDF

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, dit Molière, né à Paris, baptisé le 15 janvier 1622 et mort à Paris le 17 février 1673, est un dramaturge auteur de comédies, mais aussi un comédien et chef de troupe de théâtre français qui s'est illustré au début du règne de Louis XIV. Issu d'une famille de petite bourgeoisie parisienne (son père occupe l. a. cost de « tapissier du Roi »), Jean-Baptiste Poquelin se consacre au théâtre à 21 ans après l. a. rencontre de Madeleine et Joseph Béjart avec qui il fonde « l'Illustre Théâtre » et prend le pseudonyme de Molière. Après l. a. faillite de l. a. troupe, il quitte Paris et parcourt les différentes provinces de 1645 à 1658 en écrivant ses premières farces (« L'Étourdi » – « Le Dépit amoureux »). De retour à Paris en 1658, il obtient l. a. safeguard du frère du roi : sa troupe prend le nom de «Troupe de Monsieur » et représente en particulier les tragédies de Pierre Corneille (« Nicomède » – « Cinna »). Sa carrière d'auteur dramatique start vraiment avec « Les Précieuses ridicules » qui remporte un grand succès en novembre 1659. « Le Misanthrope » (1666). Alceste pousse l. a. droiture et los angeles franchise jusqu´à l. a. brutalité et il ne voit autour de lui « qu’imposture, intérêt, trahison, fourberie ». Ainsi, il hait tous les hommes. À Alceste, Molière oppose son ami Philinte, homme indulgent et complaisant, peut-être à l´excès, et un grand parti est tiré de ce contraste. los angeles finalité visée par « Le Misanthrope » est los angeles tolérance envers le style humain, prouvant que l’homme le plus vertueux n’est jamais dépourvu de petites faiblesses.

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Download E-books The Intelligence of Flowers PDF

By Maurice Maeterlinck

A new translation of considered one of Maeterlinck’s 4 nice nature essays.

“The republication of Maurice Maeterlinck’s ‘The Intelligence of Flowers,’ unfortunately forgotten in our time, is lengthy past due. The advent via Mosley is itself a gem, and comprises the best overviews in print of writings approximately intelligence in Nature.” — Stephen Harrod Buhner, writer of The mystery Teachings of crops: The Intelligence of the center within the Direct belief of Nature

The moment of Maeterlinck’s 4 celebrated nature essays—along with these at the lifetime of the bee, ant, and termite—“The Intelligence of plant life” (1907) represents his impassioned try to popularize clinical wisdom for a world viewers. Writing with attribute eloquence, Maeterlinck asserts that flora own the ability of inspiration with no wisdom, a means that constitutes a kind of intelligence. showing 100 years after the 1st booklet, Philip Mosley’s new translation of the unique French essay, and the comparable essay “Scents,” continues the verve of Maeterlinck’s prose and renders it available to the present-day reader. it is a e-book in case you are keen on inventive encounters among literature and technology in addition to present debates at the dating of humankind to the traditional world.

It will be superfluous to redraw the image of the nice platforms of floral fertilization: the play of stamens and pistil, the seductiveness of scents, the allure of harmonious and awesome shades, the advance of nectar, completely lifeless to the flower, and which it manufactures in simple terms to draw and carry the overseas liberator, the messenger of affection, bee, bumblebee, fly, butterfly, moth, which needs to convey it the kiss of the far-off, invisible, immobile lover…

We may perhaps really say that rules come to flora within the related approach they arrive to us. vegetation grope in an analogous darkness, come across a similar stumbling blocks and a similar ailing will, within the comparable unknown. They be aware of an identical legislation, comparable disappointments, comparable sluggish and tough triumphs. it kind of feels they've got our endurance, our perseverance, our self-love; an identical finely tuned and assorted intelligence, virtually an identical hopes and a similar beliefs. Like ourselves, they fight opposed to an enormous detached strength that ends through aiding them. — from “The Intelligence of Flowers”

“…a splendidly stress-free, insightful and beneficial learn … This paintings will be of curiosity to someone inquisitive about the striking strategy of the plant global and might expressly attract gardeners and flower growers.” — Huntia

“A infrequent gem, written … in lyrical and available prose.” — The instances Literary Supplement

“…Maeterlinck is a seductive essayist … [and] writes with an analogous intrinsic humility that would be common to admirers of John Muir, Aldo Leopold, or Mary Oliver.” — The Boston Globe

“That the intelligence of plants presents Maeterlinck with a idea riddled with contradictions—mostly due to his metaphoric reasoning—seems less significant than the basic truths of the metaphors unto themselves. hence, ‘The Intelligence of plant life’ is fortunately welcome once again, during this centenary reissue.” — San Francisco Chronicle

The Belgian author Maurice Maeterlinck (1862–1949) is remembered most sensible as a pioneer of Symbolist drama within the Eighteen Nineties. Recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911, Maeterlinck was once additionally a prolific and finished essayist.

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Download E-books Ladivine: A novel PDF

From the highly acclaimed writer of Three robust Women—“a masterpiece of narrative ingenuity and emotional extremes” (The long island Times)—here is a harrowing and subtly crafted novel of a girl captive to a mystery shame.

at the first Tuesday of each month, Clarisse Rivière leaves her husband and younger daughter and secretly takes the educate to Bordeaux to go to her mom, Ladivine. simply as Clarisse’s husband and daughter comprehend not anything of Ladivine, Clarisse herself has hidden approximately each point of her grownup existence from this girl, whom she dreads and despises but additionally pities. in the past deserted through Clarisse’s father, Ladivine works as a housecleaner and has nobody yet her daughter, whom she understands as Malinka.

After greater than twenty-five years of this deception, the idyllic middle-class life Clarisse has outfitted from scratch can not continue to exist contained in the partitions she’s post to guard it. Her untold agony leaves her chilly and protected, her household endlessly trapped outdoors, having a look in. while her husband, Richard, ultimately leaves her, Clarisse reveals convenience within the embody of a unstable neighborhood guy, Freddy Moliger. With Freddy, she eventually feels reconciled to, or a minimum of relaxed with, her real self. yet this peace comes at a poor expense. Clarisse might be brutally murdered, and it'll be left to her now-grown daughter, who additionally bears the identify Ladivine with out understanding why, to see who her mom was once and what occurred to her.

A enthralling and heart-stopping mental story of a trauma that ensnares 3 generations of ladies, Ladivine proves Marie NDiaye to be certainly one of Europe’s nice storytellers.

Translated from the French by means of Jordan Stump

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Download E-books Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003 PDF

By Richard Howard

Richard Howard has been writing trendy, deeply knowledgeable remark on sleek tradition and literature for greater than 4 many years. here's a collection of his most interesting essays, together with a few by no means earlier than released in publication shape, on a just right diversity of subjects--from American poets like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists equivalent to Rodin and Michel Delacroix. additionally integrated are issues of recent sculpture and of the images of the human physique. Howard's extreme familiarity with glossy poetry is obvious to very good influence in essays at the "poetry of forgetting," at the explanations and results of experimental poetry, and at the first books of poets whose paintings he helped introduce--among them, J. D. McClatchy, Frank Bidart, and Cynthia MacDonald. after all, Howard brings to his attention of French literature an extraordinary knowledge drawn from his celebrated paintings as a translator of Stendhal and Gide, Barthes and Cocteau, Yourcenar and Gracq.

Hilton Kramer as soon as wrote that Richard Howard "performs the fundamental severe provider. He indicates us the level of the terrain. He issues out its crucial beneficial properties. And he provides us a truly shiny feel of its ethos in addition to of its esthetics." Howard, now in his seventy-fifth yr, maintains his adroit, artistic statement, which enriches us all.

Richard Howard is a poet, pupil, instructor, critic, and translator. the writer of greater than a dozen books, together with Inner Voices: chosen Poems, 1963-2003, he's the recipient of either the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the nationwide e-book Award for translation. He teaches at Columbia college and is poetry editor of The Paris Review.
Richard Howard has been writing trendy, deeply educated observation on sleek tradition and literature for greater than 4 many years. His previous paintings Alone with the USA: Essays at the paintings of Poetry within the usa for the reason that 1950 has lengthy been hailed as a landmark in literary feedback. Paper Trail is a range of his best essays, together with a few by no means earlier than released in publication shape, on a best suited diversity of subjects—from American poets reminiscent of Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists similar to Rodin and Michel Delacroix. additionally integrated are concerns of contemporary sculpture and of the images of the human physique.

Howard's severe familiarity with sleek poetry is obvious to first-class influence in essays on "the poetry of forgetting," at the reason and results of experimental poetry, and at the first books of poets whose paintings he helped brought. after all, Howard brings to his attention of French literature a unprecedented knowledge drawn from his celebrated paintings as a translator of Stendhal and Gide, Barthes and Cocteau, Yourcenar an Gracq.

Hilton Kramer as soon as wrote that Richard Howard "performs the fundamental serious provider. He indicates us the level of the terrain. He issues out its crucial positive aspects. And he offers us a truly vibrant feel of its ethos in addition to of its esthetics." Howard, now in his seventy-fifth 12 months, maintains his adroit, creative remark, which enriches us all.

"If Richard Howard weren't a poet in any respect, he could stand out however as a translator, an editor, a instructor of poets, and a critic of French, English, and American literature. Paper Trail collects his arrestingly complex essays on all 3, in addition to Howard's writings on visible artwork . . . The essays in Paper Trail supply language not less than as elaborate as that of Howard's verse, and data in even higher abundance: they could educate what the poems suppose we all know. Howard's choice for mannered abstractions, that can prevent the poems, assists the essays, making them extra formidable, and extra bold, than such a lot; even if their specific judgments don't persuade, their common propositions enlighten."—Stephen Burt, The Washington publish publication World
 
"While the essays diversity from Emily Dickinson to Robert Mapplethorpe to Claude Simon, they represent an intimate autobiography . . . Paper Trail is anything a lot higher than an issue concerning the form of yankee poetry."—James Longenbach, Boston Review
 
"[Howard is] an impressive guy of letters: a super poet, pioneering translator, respected champion of rising poets, and realized, far-ranging critic. during this astonishing essay assortment, a real landmark quantity, Howard exemplifies some great benefits of the lifetime of the brain, which for him is a veritable fountain of teen. Over the process approximately 4 many years, he hasn't ever misplaced the highbrow vivaciousness of his past works whilst adventure and transforming into wisdom have deepened his viewpoint. Howard writes with equivalent zest and perception in regards to the trivialities of grammar and the grandness of worldviews, the oddities of writers and the nice sweep of literature . . . Drolly witty, discerning, and wielding a vocabulary and syntax to die for, Howard makes every one of his selected topics priceless of the reader's such a lot avid attention."—Donna Seaman, Booklist
 
"Well-crafted essays, forewords, and afterwords on poets and poetry through the critic, translator, editor, and poet . . . the gathering opens with a glowing essay, from 1973, on Emily Dickinson, who was once simply then being rediscovered and wanted her champions in a rhymeless time. Howard's attention is very illuminating, and it good illustrates his magpie means of turning up glittering oddments . . . in different places the famous translator of Baudelaire and different French writers turns his awareness to Francophone literature, and particularly on writers who're now not a lot learn this day, resembling Marguerite Yourcenar, Claude Simon, or even the irreplaceable Stendhal. those admiring items . . . should wake up curiosity in these writers, which might be a grand carrier to them. in other places nonetheless Howard praises then-new poets resembling J. D. McClatchy, the writings of Brassaïoch, the ability of storytelling, and kindred issues, giving kind to an altogether passable assortment. [The e-book could be] of curiosity to Howard's admirers and students."—Kirkus Reviews

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Download E-books The Nun (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Denis Diderot

Diderot's The Nun (La Religieuse) is the probably precise tale of a tender lady compelled through her mom and dad to go into a convent and take holy orders. a singular mingling mysticism, insanity, sadistic cruelty and nascent sexuality, it supplies a scathing perception into the consequences of pressured vocations and the unnatural lifetime of the convent. A succès de scandale on the finish of the eighteenth century, it has attracted and unsettled readers ever due to the fact. For Diderot's novel isn't really easily a narrative of a tender woman with a foul behavior; it's also a powerfully emblematic delusion approximately oppression and intolerance.

This new translation comprises Diderot's all-important prefatory fabric, which he positioned, disconcertingly, on the finish of the unconventional, and which turns what in a different way feels like an workout in realism into what's now considered as a masterpiece of proto-modernist fiction.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative priceless good points, together with specialist introductions via top professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and masses more.

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