Download E-books Manhattan: Letters from Prehistory PDF

By Helene Cixous

Long island is the story of a tender French student who travels to the us in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to refer to the manuscripts of cherished authors. In Yale University's Beinecke Library, tantalized via the conversational and epistolary brilliance of a fellow researcher, she is lured right into a picaresque and tragic event. in the meantime, again in France, her kids and no-nonsense mom watch for her go back. a tender eu intellectual's first touch with the United States and town of latest York are the history of this tale. The event of long island haunts this labyrinth of a publication as, over a interval of thirty-five years, its narrator visits and revisits valuable Park and a half-buried squirrel, the Statue of Liberty and a by no means back to be chanced on resort within the neighborhood of Morningside Heights: a trip into reminiscence within which every little thing is rarely the same.Traveling from library to library, France to the us, Shakespeare to Kafka to Joyce, ny deploys with gusto the entire suggestions for which Cixous's fiction and essays are identified: swift juxtapositions of time and position, narrative and outline, research and philosophical mirrored image. It investigates topics Cixous has spent her existence probing: examining, writing, and the omnipotence-otherseductions of literature; a family's flight from NaziGermany and postcolonial Algeria; early life, motherhood, and, no longer least, the unusual event of falling in love with, as Jacques Derrida writes, a counterfeit genius.

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Download E-books The Girl with the Golden Eyes PDF

A kind of attractions during which such a lot horror is to be encountered is, without doubt, the overall element of the Parisian populace—a humans anxious to behold, gaunt, yellow, tawny. isn't really Paris an unlimited box in perpetual turmoil from a typhoon of pursuits underneath that are whirled alongside a crop of people, who're, normally, reaped via dying, simply to be born back as pinched as ever, males whose twisted and contorted faces supply out at each pore the intuition, the will, the poisons with which their brains are pregnant; now not faces a lot as mask; mask of weak point, mask of energy, mask of distress, mask of pleasure, mask of hypocrisy; all alike worn and stamped with the indelible symptoms of a panting cupidity? what's it they need? Gold or excitement?

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Download E-books The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782 (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

In France among 1641 and 1782 the romance constructed into the radical. Mr. Showalter's extensive learn of the radical, relatively through the serious interval 1700-1720, exhibits that a major move towards 19th century realism used to be happening. to track this improvement the writer has chosen 5 phenomena--time, area, names, cash, and the narrator--and follows their remedy in the course of the interval to teach why romance tended towards the novel.

to teach the working-out of those rules there's a specified research of 1 novel, Robert Challe's Les Illustres Francoises, which might be accurately situated within the chain of literary impact. Its crucial topic of the person in clash with society used to be like minded to the kinds to be had to the eighteenth century novelist. for that reason apparently many times in vital novels of the interval, exhibiting that the evolutionary strategy labored to some extent even on topic matter.

Originally released in 1972.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the newest print-on-demand expertise to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the prestigious backlist of Princeton collage Press. those paperback variations guard the unique texts of those vital books whereas featuring them in sturdy paperback versions. The objective of the Princeton Legacy Library is to tremendously raise entry to the wealthy scholarly history present in the hundreds of thousands of books released by means of Princeton college Press given that its founding in 1905.

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Download E-books Candide PDF

By Voltaire

Candide is a French satire first released in 1759 through Voltaire, a thinker of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been generally translated, with English models titled Candide: or, fascinated about the simplest (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). It starts off with a tender guy, Candide, who's dwelling a sheltered lifestyles in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or easily "optimism") by way of his mentor, Professor Pangloss. The paintings describes the abrupt cessation of this way of life, through Candide's sluggish, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and reports nice hardships on the earth. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if no longer rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply functional principle, "we needs to domesticate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the easiest" within the "best of all attainable worlds". Candide is characterized by way of its sarcastic tone in addition to through its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel with a narrative just like that of a extra critical bildungsroman, it parodies many experience and romance clichés, the struggles of that are caricatured in a tone that's mordantly matter-of-fact. nonetheless, the occasions mentioned are usually in keeping with ancient happenings, akin to the Seven Years' conflict and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the matter of evil, so too does Candide during this brief novel, albeit extra at once and humorously. Voltaire ridicules faith, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers via allegory; so much conspicuously, he attacks Leibniz and his optimism. As anticipated by way of Voltaire, Candide has loved either nice luck and nice scandal. instantly after its secretive ebook, the ebook was once broadly banned since it contained non secular blasphemy, political sedition and highbrow hostility hidden less than a skinny veil of naïveté. in spite of the fact that, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human , the radical has considering the fact that encouraged many later authors and artists to imitate and adapt it. this present day, Candide is famous as Voltaire's magnum opus and is usually indexed as a part of the Western canon; it truly is arguably taught greater than the other paintings of French literature. Martin Seymour-Smith has indexed Candide as one of many a hundred so much Influential Books Ever Written.

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Download E-books Cousin Bette (Poor Relations, Book 1) PDF

By Honoré de Balzac, Marion Crawford, Olivia McCannon

Bad, undeniable spinster Bette is forced to outlive at the condescending patronage of her socially stronger kinfolk in Paris: her appealing, saintly cousin Adeline, the philandering Baron Hulot and their daughter Hortense. Already deeply green with envy in their wealth, while Bette learns that the fellow she is in love with plans to marry Hortense, she turns into ate up by way of the need to precise her revenge and dedicates herself to the destruction of the Hulot kin, plotting their spoil with sufferer, silent malice. Cousin Bette is a gripping story of violent jealousy, sexual ardour and treachery, and an excellent portrayal of the greedy, bourgeois society of 1840s Paris. The fruits of the Comédie humaine, Balzac's epic chronicle of his instances, it really is one in all his maximum triumphs as a novelist.

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Download E-books La rage de l'expression PDF

By Francis Ponge

Ce recueil "poétique" de Francis Ponge est tout à fait étonnant. Dans des thèmes de l. a. nature (Berges de Loire, guêpes, oeillet, bois de pins, paysage de Provence), Ponge se livre à un travail très approfondi, scientifique presque, de retournement, de déconstruction de l. a. langue du poète. Dans les notes et lettres en fin de quantity, il explique tantôt, à propos du Carnet du Bois des Pins, que cela n'est pas vraiment sérieux, pour evenir plus tard à l'idée qu'il agit ici contre l. a. poésie. Quelle half de fantaisie, de naturalisme admiratif, de provocation, d'intention critique? C'est bien difficile à dire au terme de cette lecture, qui sous des facets répétitifs (variantes nombreuses sur chaque thème), montre comme l'aboutissement partiel d'un work-in-progress tout à fait passionnant. Et puis, il y a simplement cette magie de savoir transformer un objet, un insecte, une fleur, en sujet poétique absolu.

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Download E-books Old Goriot (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Marion Ayton Crawford

Honoré de Balzac’s nice subject matter was once cash, and in his best-loved novel, Old Goriot, he explored its makes use of and abuses with the particularity of a poet. A shabby Parisian boarding condo in 1819 is the atmosphere the place his colourful characters collide. those comprise an aged retired service provider known as previous Goriot, who has bankrupted himself for the sake of his rapacious, social-climbing daughters, Delphine and Anastasie; a mysterious and sinister conspirator named Vautrin; Victorine, a disinherited heiress; and a naive and impoverished legislation scholar from the country, Eugène de Rastignac.  

Rastignac is appalled first and foremost via the greed and corruption he unearths in Paris, yet he quickly units his attractions on conquering excessive society. He joins forces with the array of schemers who encompass him, whereas the pain, self-sacrificing Goriot yearns in useless for his daughters’ love. The sprawling, brilliant, and turbulent Paris of the post-Napoleonic period is itself an immense personality within the novel, a logo of the social upheaval that Balzac portrays so brilliantly. Old Goriot was the 1st of Balzac’s novels to hire his well-known means of habitual characters, and it has end up visible because the keystone in his grand venture, The Human Comedy.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Histoire de ma vie, Tomes 1-3 PDF

By Giacomo Casanova

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Les célèbres Mémoires de Casanova, dans une nouvelle édition établie d'après le manuscrit unique acquis par los angeles BnF, accompagnée d'un appareil critique et renouvelé.

Cette nouvelle édition, remaniée en profondeur, de l'Histoire de ma vie est entièrement fondée sur le manuscrit acquis par l. a. BnF en 2010. Elle en respecte le découpage et procure pour los angeles première fois un texte fiable, corrigé des erreurs de transcription de l. a. précédente édition Brockhaus-Plon de 1960 (reprise dans l. a. assortment "Bouquins" par Francis Lacassin en 1993). Ce most well known quantity reproduit les tomes 1 à three des Mémoires, depuis l'enfance de Giacomo jusqu'à son évasion de los angeles felony des Plombs, en novembre 1756.

Une nouvelle préface présente un Casanova éloigné des clichés pour faire apparaître l'importance de l'écrivain et du penseur. L'appareil critique, lui aussi renouvelé et enrichi, se concentre sur le travail d'écriture de Casanova : il restitue l'histoire de l. a. langue, éclaire son choix d'écrire en français sans renoncer à l'italianité ("La langue française est los angeles sœur bien-aimée de los angeles mienne ; je l'habille souvent à l'italienne", écrit-il) et retranscrit dans los angeles mesure du attainable les passages biffés sur le manuscrit.

Ce quantity 1 reproduit trois variantes importantes : les différents projets de préface de l'auteur, les deux models du superior séjour parisien (1750-1752), et le récit de l'évasion publié en 1788 sous le titre Histoire de ma fuite des Plombs.

Enfin, on y trouvera plusieurs files permettant de mieux comprendre le monde de Casanova : évaluation de ses revenus, tables de conversion des monnaies européennes, règles de jeux comme le pharaon, cartes illustrant les déplacements du Vénitien (monde méditerranéen, quartiers de Venise et de Paris).

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Download E-books Les Miserables (Signet Classics) PDF

By Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee

Introducing probably the most well-known characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks one of the maximum novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a conflict among stable and evil, and includes them to the barricades in the course of the rebellion of 1832 with a panoramic realism that's unsurpassed in glossy prose. inside of his dramatic tale are issues that trap the mind and the sentiments: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean via Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the common wish to get away the prisons of our personal minds. Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his feedback of the French political and judicial structures, however the portrait that resulted is greater than existence, epic in scope—an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses whilst it touches the heart.
 
This Signet Classics variation is the one thoroughly unabridged paperback variation to be had today.
 
Translated via Lee Fahnestock and Norman Macafee, in accordance with the vintage nineteenth-century Charles E. Wilbour translation
 
With an creation by means of Lee Fahnestock
and a brand new Afterword
 

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Download E-books Apollinaire on the Edge: Modern Art, Popular Culture, and the Avant-Garde. (Faux Titre) PDF

By Willard Bohn

The identify of the current examine refers back to the indisputable fact that Apollinaire continually labored on the leading edge of recent aesthetics. the quantity seeks to rehabilitate 4 experimental genres specifically that experience got really little cognizance. the 1st bankruptcy examines an enthralling artist's e-book entitled The Bestiary, which positive factors illustrations by way of Raoul Dufy. the second one is anxious with a bunch of poems that remember traditional, way of life. the following bankruptcy considers Apollinaire's little-known debt to kid's rhymes. the ultimate bankruptcy discusses an avant-garde drama that was once destined to play a key position within the evolution of contemporary French theater. This booklet may be of curiosity to a person drawn to avant-garde aesthetics. it's going to allure not just to students of twentieth-century poetry but additionally to devotees of recent artwork and glossy theater.

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