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By Muriel Barbery

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Je m'appelle Renée, j'ai cinquante-quatre ans et je suis los angeles concierge du 7 rue de Grenelle, un immeuble bourgeois. Je suis veuve, petite, laide, grassouillette, j'ai des oignons aux pieds et, à en croire certains matins auto-incommodants, une haleine de mammouth. Mais surtout, je suis si conforme à l'image que l'on se fait des concierges qu'il ne viendrait à l'idée de personne que je suis plus lettrée que tous ces riches suffisants. Je m'appelle Paloma, j'ai douze ans, j'habite au 7 rue de Grenelle dans un appartement de riches. Mais depuis très longtemps, je sais que los angeles vacation spot finale, c'est le bocal à poissons, los angeles vacuité et l'ineptie de l'existence adulte. remark est-ce que je le sais? Il se trouve que je suis très intelligente. Exceptionnellement intelligente, même. C'est pour ça que j'ai pris ma décision : à l. a. fin de cette année scolaire, le jour de mes treize ans, je me suiciderai.

The captivating foreign bestseller.

We are within the middle of Paris, in a sublime condominium development inhabited by way of bourgeois households. Renée, the concierge, is witness to the lavish yet vacuous lives of her a number of employers. Outwardly she conforms to each stereotype of the concierge: fats, cantankerous, hooked on tv. but, unbeknownst to her employers, Renée is a classy autodidact who adores paintings, philosophy, tune, and eastern tradition. With humor and intelligence she scrutinizes the lives of the building’s tenants, who for his or her half are slightly conscious of her lifestyles.

Then there’s Paloma, a twelve-year-old genius. She is the daughter of a tedious parliamentarian, a skilled and startlingly lucid baby who has determined to finish her existence at the 16th of June, her 13th birthday. till then she's going to proceed behaving as every body expects her to act: a mediocre pre-teen excessive on adolescent way of life, a superb yet now not a very good scholar, an obedient if obstinate daughter.

Paloma and Renée cover either their precise abilities and their most interesting features from an international they think can't or won't take pleasure in them. They notice their kindred souls whilst a filthy rich jap guy named Ozu arrives within the development. in basic terms he's in a position to achieve Paloma’s belief and to work out via Renée’s timeworn hide to the key that haunts her. this can be a relocating, humorous, victorious novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous between us.

Review
“The formulation that made greater than part 1000000 readers in France fall in love with this ebook has, between different elements: clever humor, effective sentiments, an outstanding literary and philosophical backdrop, strong style, sophistication and substance.”
—La Repubblica

“Enthusiastically prompt for a person who loves books that develop quietly after which blossom suddenly.”
—Marie Claire (France)

“An beautiful ebook within the kind of a philosophical delusion that has enchanted millions of readers.”
—Elle (Italy)

“Nobody ever imagined that this smooth, humorous publication with a philosophical vein may have loved such really good luck. For a few, it really is half Sophie’s international by way of Jostein Gaarder, half Monsieur Malaussene through Daniel Pennac. whereas for others it resembles a written model of the movie Amelie. both method, readers are responding in titanic numbers.”
—Le Monde

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By Henry Miller

The Wildest Miller Yet!

Henry Miller used to be your early twentieth century author of all time for my part. this ebook despite the fact that is beautiful not easy to get occasionally and for stable cause. it's a infrequent gem in that it ties in event of debauch within the vintage Henry Miller experience of intercourse and extra with epiphanies abloom. it really is great to learn of an international the place ardour exists completely as a way of survival. You know about what's attainable and what's permissible and human nature at its base point or even loftiest makes an attempt of experiencing and figuring out why and what you're to be.

Henry Miller wrote this whilst he used to be all yet broke in France and in such dire states he wrote for fifty francs a web page and he did so at round the time he used to be concerned with Anaias Nin. each web page (almost) that you just open the publication at will include language that would blow you away (bad pun), even those that profess no mind's eye in any respect could be fired up with the content material and it truly is probably the main specific and for me the easiest written booklet of its style and that i contain Nins the Delta of Venus in that group.

HENRY MILLER (1891-1980) used to be an American author and painter notorious for breaking with latest literary varieties and constructing a brand new type of "novel" that could be a mix of novel, autobiography, social feedback, philosophical mirrored image, surrealist loose organization, and mysticism, person who is especially continually approximately and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and but is additionally fictional. His so much attribute works of this type are "Tropic of Cancer," "Tropic of Capricorn," and "Black Spring." His books have been banned within the usa for his or her lewd content material till 1964 whilst a courtroom ruling overturned this order, acknowledging Miller's paintings as literature in what turned probably the most celebrated victories of the sexual revolution.

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Download E-books Les Français d'Algérie PDF

Cet essai a paru en mars 1961, au second le plus dramatique et incertain de l. a. guerre d'Algérie : au lendemain du référendum sur l'autodétermination, qui ouvrait l. a. voie à une négociation sur l'indépendance, et à los angeles veille de l'insurrection du «quarteron de généraux» décidé à tout pour conserver l'Algérie française.
Retour d'Algérie, où j'avais été professeur à Oran, j'avais écrit à los angeles hâte ce petit livre, qui analysait en historien et en citoyen engagé los angeles responsabilité des pieds-noirs dans cet engrenage tragique. Ma sévérité de jugement à l'égard d'Albert Camus et de Germaine Tillion, icônes du progressisme libéral, healthy en particulier scandale. Une réaction inattendue me vint de Jacques Derrida, dont j'avais été le condisciple en khâgne et qui était relaxationé un ami. Dans une lettre d'une cinquantaine de pages, celui-ci prenait appui sur mon livre pour se mettre à jour, pour l'unique fois de sa vie, avec son Algérie natale. Le cinquantenaire de l'indépendance était l'occasion d'en proposer une nouvelle édition. Augmentée d'une préface, de cet vital inédit et d'un file critique, celle-ci contribuera, je l'espère, à éclairer ce second douloureux qui reste parmi les plus importants de l'histoire contemporaine de los angeles France.

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Édition revue et augmentée, avec une préface de l'auteur, un record inédit de Jacques Derrida et un file critique

Pierre Nora est né le 17 novembre 1931 à Paris. Licencié ès lettres et en philosophie, agrégé d'histoire, il enseigne à los angeles fin des années cinquante en Algérie avant de devenir pensionnaire de los angeles fondation Thiers en 1961. Il intègre quatre ans plus tard l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris en tant que maître assistant. Soucieux d'effectuer dans un même temps «un travail d'essayiste» et «d'enquêteur du présent», Pierre Nora a l'idée de «publier tels quels les records d'archives montés par des historiens et rendu accessibles au grand public».
Christian Bourgois, chez Julliard, est favorable au projet et lance, avec succès, l. a. toute nouvelle assortment «Archives» en 1964. Remarqué par Claude Gallimard, Pierre Nora rejoint los angeles NRF en 1972, et réussit le difficile pari de poursuivre une double carrière dans le milieu universitaire et au sein des Éditions. Au début des années 1980, Pierre Nora fonde en compagnie de Marcel Gauchet los angeles revue Le Débat.
Peu après, l'éditeur entreprend un autre chantier d'envergure, «Les Lieux de Mémoire». Le travail de Pierre Nora, déjà salué par l. a. remise des prix Diderot-Universalis en 1988, Louise Weiss Bibliothèque nationale en 1991 et du Grand prix nationwide d'histoire (1993). Pierre Nora a été reçu à l'Académie française le 7 juin 2001. En février 2012, le Prix Montaigne lui est décerné pour son ouvrage Historien public et pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre.

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By Nicolas Sarkozy

during this very important ebook from the newly elected president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy units forth his own imaginative and prescient of France's function in global affairs and his plans for modernizing the rustic and equipping it for the twenty-first century.

With strange candor, President Sarkozy describes the problems France has confronted in fresh years—high unemployment, social tensions, insufficient schooling, a central authority that has no longer been responsive or dependable while confronting fiscal and social difficulties. In diplomacy, he demands a brand new method of the way in which France positions itself on the earth. he's an outstanding admirer of the USA, an unorthodox place for a French chief, and his imaginative and prescient for Europe is bold and far-reaching. His iconoclastic perspectives on Israel and the Arab international, Africa, globalization, immigration, and the surroundings promise a pointy holiday with the prior.

the tips of France's new president are most likely extra bold, coherent, and compelling than these of any French chief in many years. additionally, he is still positive approximately France, insisting that the rustic is raring to include profound switch. daring, pragmatic, a risk-taker, President Sarkozy units forth an exhilarating new path for France because it enters the realm of the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books The End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, and Anthropology in France PDF

By Jennifer Michael Hecht

On October 19, 1876 a bunch of top French electorate, either women and men integrated, joined jointly to shape an strange team, The Society of Mutual post-mortem, with the purpose of proving that souls don't exist. the assumption was once that, after dying, they'd dissect each other and (hopefully) express a right away courting among mind styles and sizes and the nature, talents and intelligence of people. This unusual medical pact, and certainly what we have now come to consider as anthropology, which the group's participants helped to boost, had its genesis in competitive, evangelical atheism.

With this team as its concentration, The finish of the Soul is a learn of technological know-how and atheism in France in overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. It exhibits that anthropology grew within the context of an impassioned fight among the forces of culture, particularly the Catholic religion, and people of a extra freethinking modernism, and furthermore that it grew to become for lots of a mundane faith. one of the adherents of this new religion mentioned listed here are the novelist Emile Zola, the good statesman Leon Gambetta, the yankee contraception suggest Margaret Sanger, and Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes embodied the triumph of ratiocination over credulity.

Boldly argued, filled with colourful characters and infrequently strange battles over technology and religion, this ebook represents a massive contribution to the background of technological know-how and ecu highbrow history.

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Conservative and working-class, Jean Macquart is an skilled, middle-aged soldier within the French military, who has continued deep own loss. while he first meets the rich and mercurial Maurice Levasseur, who by no means turns out to have suffered, his hatred is quick. yet once they are thrown jointly through the disastrous Franco-Prussian battle of 1870-71, the pair are pressured to appreciate another. Forging a profound friendship, they need to fight jointly to suffer a disorganised and brutal struggle, the savage destruction of France's moment Empire and the autumn of Napoleon III. one of many maximum of all battle novels, The Debacle is the 19th novel in Zola's nice Rougon-Macquart cycle. A forceful and deeply relocating story of shut friendship, it's also a desirable chronicle of the occasions that have been to guide, within the phrases of Zola himself, to 'the homicide of a nation'.

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By François Cochet

Être soldat ne relève pas d’un uncomplicated choix professionnel. Dans cette militaire qui est plus qu’un métier, se pose l. a. query éthique de l. a. mort reçue ou donnée et de l’usage des armes, légitimé en droit par le fait que le soldat est le représentant légal de los angeles strength publique dans les conflits. Le rapport au sacré est souvent interrogé dans les cultures professionnelles, notamment des officiers. Être soldat, c’est également s’inscrire dans une acceptation de l’autorité et de l. a. hiérarchie. Les systèmes de représentation de l. a. société à l’égard de l’armée sont interrogés dans cet ouvrage, de l’image du soldat, au cours des siècles, à l’antimilitarisme, de los angeles participation des militaires à l. a. politique, à l’évolution de leur rôle dans les conflits passés et contemporains.
Passant du carrier du Roi à celui de los angeles kingdom, le soldat est toujours en section avec les débats de sociétés de son époque, passant de los angeles situation d’un soldat de métier au système mixte républicain mêlant conscription et professionnels. Depuis 1997, et par un retour de l’histoire sur elle-même, le soldat est redevenu un engagé volontaire, quel que soit son grade. Engagé dans des conflits locaux (conquête coloniale et conflits de décolonisation), il a également connu les deux guerres mondiales avant de participer à des « Opérations extérieures », sous l’égide d’organismes internationaux. À l’image de l. a. société française, los angeles situation militaire a profondément évolué depuis l. a. veille de los angeles Révolution française. Ce livre en montre les multiples facettes et en identifie les facteurs d’évolution, mais aussi les ancrages culturels de lengthy terme.

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Download E-books Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason PDF

By Russell Shorto

A New York Times amazing BookSixteen years after René Descartes' loss of life in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the continues to be of the debatable thinker to move them again to Paris. hence all started a 350-year saga that observed Descartes' bones traverse a continent, passing among kings, philosophers, poets, and painters. yet as Russell Shorto indicates during this deeply enticing ebook, Descartes' bones additionally performed a task in the most momentous episodes in historical past, that are additionally a part of the philosopher's metaphorical is still: the delivery of technology, the increase of democracy, and the earliest debates among cause and religion. Descartes' Bones is a flesh-and-blood tale concerning the conflict among faith and rationalism that rages to today.

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