The Last Rendezvous

By Anne Plantagenet

“Women will not be alleged to write; but I write.” –Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

In 1817, on the overdue age of thirty-three,Marceline Desbordes, the actress and Romantic poet–the in basic terms lady counted by means of Paul Verlaine between his poètes maudits, or “accursed poets,” a bunch that integrated Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire, and Alfred de Vigny–marries Prosper Valmore, a fellow actor who brings love and balance to her tumultuous lifestyles. Such balance is short-lived, however:When she meets Henri de Latouche, an influential guy of letters, they quickly start a passionate affair. even though their tryst doesn't last longer than a 12 months, their dating survives via letters and reminiscence. It sparks suggestion in Marceline’s paintings and leads her to create probably the most appealing poetry in French literature. a skilled poet, a romantic girl, a passionate lover, a nurturing mom, and a toddler at center, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore is rescued from obscurity via Plantagenet’s surprising writing during this fictionalized biography. The ebook will contain a variety of Desbordes-Valmore’s poems within the unique French and in an English translation by means of the Pulitzer Prize—winning poet Louis Simpson.

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Envoyée spéciale

Constance étant oisive, on va lui trouver de quoi s'occuper. Des bords de Seine aux rives de los angeles mer Jaune, en passant par les fins fonds de l. a. Creuse, rien ne devrait l'empêcher d'accomplir sa undertaking. Seul problème : le team of workers chargé de son encadrement n'est pas toujours très bien organisé.

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Coup de Grace

Set within the Baltic provinces within the aftermath of worldwide battle I, Coup de Grace tells the tale of an intimacy that grows among 3 youth hemmed in by way of civil battle: Erick, a Prussian struggling with with the White Russians opposed to the Bolsheviks; Conrad, his ally from formative years; and Sophie, whose unrequited love for Conrad turns into an insufferable burden.

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Time Regained: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. VI (Modern Library Classics) (v. 6)

By Marcel Proust, D.J. Enright, Terence Kilmartin

Time Regained, the ultimate quantity of In seek of misplaced Time, starts off within the bleak and unsure years of global conflict I. Years later, after the war’s finish, Proust’s narrator returns to Paris and displays on time, truth, jealousy, inventive construction, and the uncooked fabric of literature—his earlier existence. this contemporary Library version additionally contains the integral Guide to Proust, compiled via Terence Kilmartin and revised via Joanna Kilmartin.

For this authoritative English-language variation, D. J. Enright has revised the overdue Terence Kilmartin’s acclaimed remodeling of C. ok. Scott Moncrieff’s translation take into consideration the hot definitive French versions of Á los angeles recherché du temps perdu (the ultimate quantity of those new variations used to be released through the Bibliothèque de l. a. Pléiade in 1989).

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A Blue Tale and Other Stories

By Marguerite Yourcenar

Published to nice acclaim in France in 1993, this assortment isn't just a satisfaction for Marguerite Yourcenar lovers yet a welcome port of access for any reader no longer but acquainted with the author's lengthier, extra challenging works. the only real released paintings of fiction by means of Yourcenar but to be translated into English, this assortment contains 3 tales written among 1927 and 1930 whilst the writer used to be in her mid-twenties. those tales disguise more than a few issues, from an allegory on greed and a scene from the struggle of the sexes, to a witchhunt that obsessively creates its personal quarry.

For the committed readers of Yourcenar, this assortment permits a unprecedented glimpse on the beginnings of a writer's craft. In those finished yet forgotten items, edited and brought by means of her biographer, Josyane Savigneau, the reader will locate the mix of fantasy and fairy story of Oriental Tales, the mental chronicle of Dear Departed, the ironic realism of A Coin in 9 Hands. learn as an creation to Yourcenar's paintings, the tales take us into the writer's workshop, because it have been, to the early days of construction. In both case, A Blue story and different Stories consists of the unmistakable voice of a powerful and enormously proficient writer.

Marguerite Yourcenar (her pseudonym used to be an anagram of her family members identify, Crayencour) used to be born in Brussels in 1903 and died in Maine in 1987. the most revered writers within the French language, she is healthier referred to as the writer of the best-selling Memoirs of Hadrian and The Abyss. She used to be presented many literary honors, so much particularly election to the Académie Francaise in 1980, the 1st lady to be so honored.

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Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)

By Victor Hugo

For many of his lifestyles, Victor Hugo (1802-1885) used to be the main recognized author on the earth. His legacy comprises the 19th century's such a lot celebrated works of drama, fiction, memoir, and feedback. yet in his day Hugo was once recognize ideal as a poet-indeed the best French poet of the age. He wrote with ardour approximately heritage, erotic event, familial love, philosophy, nature, social justice, paintings, and mysticism.

In this new bicentennial version, acclaimed poet and translator Brooks Haxton bargains a stupendous number of Hugo's most interesting paintings: love poems, historic tableaux, elegy, and idyll, together with his incomparable "Boaz Asleep," which Marcel Proust praised because the most lovely poem of the 19th century.

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Life: A User's Manual (Verba Mundi)

By Georges Perec, David Bellos

Over two decades in the past, Godine released the 1st English translation of Georges Perec's masterpiece, lifestyles A User's guide, hailed via the days Literary complement, Boston Globe, and others as one of many nice novels of the century. we're now proud to announce a newly revised 20th anniversary version of lifestyles. conscientiously ready, with many corrections, this variation of lifestyles A User's guide would be the most popular reference version for the longer term. dependent round a unmarried second in time 8:00 P.M. on June 23, 1975, Perec's spellbinding puzzle starts in an residence block within the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris the place, bankruptcy through bankruptcy, room through room, an awfully wealthy solid of characters is published in a chain of stories which are strange, not going, relocating, humorous, or (sometimes) rather traditional.

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Dans la solitude des champs de coton de Bernard-Marie Koltès: Les Fiches de lecture d'Universalis (French Edition)

Bienvenue dans los angeles assortment Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis

Dès 1976, Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-1989), qui a d’abord été metteur en scène, se consacre à l’écriture dramatique. Combat de nègre et de chiens (1980), Quai Ouest (1986), Dans l. a. solitude des champs de coton (1987) et Roberto Zucco (1989), en font un des dramaturges les plus remarqués de los angeles fin du XXe siècle.

Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur Dans l. a. solitude des champs de coton de Bernard-Marie Koltès

Chaque fiche de lecture présente une œuvre clé de los angeles littérature ou de los angeles pensée. Cette présentation est couplée avec un article de synthèse sur l’auteur de l’œuvre.

A propos de l’Encyclopaedia Universalis :

Reconnue mondialement pour l. a. qualité et los angeles fiabilité incomparable de ses guides, Encyclopaedia Universalis met l. a. connaissance à los angeles portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 2 hundred auteurs spécialistes et riche de près de 30 000 médias (vidéos, photographs, cartes, dessins…), l’Encyclopaedia Universalis est l. a. plus fiable assortment de référence disponible en français. Elle aborde tous les domaines du savoir.

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The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars (Neversink)

One of the most important bestsellers of all time, and one of many first and such a lot influential undercover agent novels of the 20 th century, is again in print for the 1st time due to the fact 1948

Alan Furst enthusiasts will observe that educate passengers in his bestselling thrillers are usually saw analyzing The Madonna of the sound asleep Cars. It’s a sensible aspect: First released in 1927, the booklet used to be one of many 20th century’s first huge bestsellers, promoting over 15 million copies worldwide.

It’s the tale of 2 enormously fascinating characters who embark on a glamorous event at the Orient Express—and locate themselves on an exciting journey throughout Europe and into the just-barely unveiled territories of psychoanalysis and innovative socialism.

Gerard Seliman—technically, a Prince—is so discouraged via the death of his marriage that he flees to London to turn into the private assistant of a glamorous member of the British peerage, girl Diana Wyndham. yet he quickly unearths himself serious about a wild scheme by means of girl Diana to save lots of herself from looming bankruptcy whereas concurrently warding off wealthy lotharios. on the middle of all of it: a plan to rescue her rights to a Russian oil box now lower than the regulate of revolutionaries who don’t like capitalists.

The booklet that set the traditional for highbrow thrillers of political and social intrigue, The Madonna of the snoozing Cars, with its jetsetting and witty protagonists, remains to be as clean a page-turner as ever—and as enjoyable.

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By Yves Bonnefoy

This can be my experiment. This was once scanned with a flatbed scanner, so the standard isn't as nice as my different scans.

Note: this isn't the flatbed experiment that i used to be discussing at the forums.


A finished research at the existence and poetics of Arthur Rimbaud.


Yves Bonnefoy used to be born on June 24, 1923 in excursions. He studied arithmetic, the heritage of technology, and philosophy on the collage of Poitiers and the Sorbonne. Later he labored for 3 years on the nationwide middle for clinical learn prior to devoting himself thoroughly to writing and lecturing.

Bonnefoy’s first e-book of poems, at the movement and Immobility of Douve, was once released in 1953 and gained him speedy reputation as a brand new, significant voice. 3 different books seemed at abnormal durations and have been accumulated in a single quantity lower than the name of Poèmes. In 1987 he released within the Shadow’s gentle, by means of Début et fin de los angeles neige in 1991. this day he's stated because the most eminent and influential poet in France today.

Since 1954 Bonnefoy has additionally produced many works of literary and paintings criticism—Rimbaud, Un rêve fait à Mantoue, Rome 1630, Entretiens sur l. a. poésie (Dialogues on Poetry). His translations of Shakespeare’s performs are thought of the easiest to this point, and years in the past he released his translation of a few fifty poems via Yeats.

Over the previous thirty years Bonnefoy has been a customary customer to universities within the usa as professor of literature and lecturer, whereas retaining occasional educating posts at French universities in addition. considering 1981 he has been the professor of comparative poetics on the Collège de France. he's the director of the gathering Idées et Recherches at Flammarion, and the editor of Mythologies, now released in English through the college of Chicago Press. he's married to American painter Lucy Vines, and so they have one daughter, Mathilde.

Last fall the Bibliothèque Nationale commemorated the poet with a wide accomplished exhibition of his manuscripts, first versions, and photographs.

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