The Flowers Of Evil Les Fleurs Du Mal English French Bilingual Edition

Author: Charles Baudelaire
Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand
ISBN: 2322125660
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Les Fleurs du mal (English: The Flowers of Evil) is a volume of French poetry by Charles Baudelaire. First published in 1857, it was important in the symbolist and modernist movements. The poems deal with themes relating to decadence and eroticism. This Bilingual English - French edition provides the original text by Baudelaire and its English translation by Cyril Scott. The initial publication of the book was arranged in six thematically segregated sections: 1. Spleen et Idéal (Spleen and Ideal) 2. Tableaux parisiens (Parisian Scenes) 3. Le Vin (Wine) 4. Fleurs du mal (Flowers of Evil) 5. Révolte (Revolt) 6. La Mort (Death) Baudelaire dedicated the book to the poet Théophile Gautier, describing him as a parfait magicien des lettres françaises ("a perfect magician of French letters"). The foreword to the volume, Au Lecteur ("To the Reader"), identifying Satan with the pseudonymous alchemist Hermes Trismegistus. The author and the publisher were prosecuted under the regime of the Second Empire as an outrage aux bonnes moeurs ("an insult to public decency"). As a consequence of this prosecution, Baudelaire was fined 300 francs. Six poems from the work were suppressed and the ban on their publication was not lifted in France until 1949. These poems were "Lesbos"; "Femmes damnées (À la pâle clarté)" (or "Women Doomed (In the pale glimmer...)"); "Le Léthé" (or "Lethe"); "À celle qui est trop gaie" (or "To Her Who Is Too Joyful"); "Les Bijoux" (or "The Jewels"); and " Les "Métamorphoses du Vampire" (or "The Vampire's Metamorphoses"). These were later published in Brussels in a small volume entitled Les Épaves (Scraps or Jetsam). On the other hand, upon reading "The Swan" (or "Le Cygne") from Les Fleurs du mal, Victor Hugo announced that Baudelaire had created "un nouveau frisson" (a new shudder, a new thrill) in literature. In the wake of the prosecution, a second edition was issued in 1861 which added 35 new poems, removed the six suppressed poems, and added a new section entitled Tableaux Parisiens. A posthumous third edition, with a preface by Théophile Gautier and including 14 previously unpublished poems, was issued in 1868.

The Tragedy Of King Lear English French Edition Illustrated

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635376556
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King Lear of Britain, elderly and wanting to retire from the duties of the monarchy, decides to divide his realm among his three daughters, and declares he will offer the largest share to the one who loves him most. The eldest, Goneril , speaks first, declaring her love for her father in fulsome terms. Moved by her flattery Lear proceeds to grant to Goneril her share as soon as she has finished her declaration, before Regan and Cordelia have a chance to speak. He then awards to Regan her share as soon as she has spoken. When it is finally the turn of his youngest and favorite daughter, Cordelia, at first she refuses to say anything ("Nothing, my Lord") and then declares there is nothing to compare her love to, nor words to properly express it; she speaks honestly but bluntly, which infuriates him. In his anger he disinherits Cordelia and divides her share between Regan and Goneril. Dans la grande salle du palais des rois de Grande-Bretagne, le vieux roi Lear réunit ses filles, leurs maris et son fidèle ami le comte de Kent. Il annonce son désir de se retirer du pouvoir et sa décision de diviser son royaume entre ses trois filles, Goneril mariée au duc d'Albany, Régane épouse de Cornouailles et Cordélia, la plus jeune, courtisée par le duc de Bourgogne et le roi de France. Blessé par cette réserve qui pique d'autant plus son orgueil qu'elle émane de son enfant préférée, Lear déshérite Cordélia, partage le royaume entre les deux autres sœurs, la chasse impitoyablement et annonce qu'il ira vivre alternativement sur les terres de Goneril et de Régane avec sa suite d'une centaine de chevaliers. Le comte de Kent, proche du roi, s'oppose à ce traitement injuste et tente de faire entendre raison au souverain qui, excédé, le bannit également. Apprenant l'infortune de Cordélia, le duc de Bourgogne renonce à ses vues mais le roi de France, sa passion raffermie par tant de vertus qu'il juge plus précieuses qu'une dot, annonce que Cordélia régnera sur la belle France où elle trouvera mieux que ce qu'elle a perdu.

Encyclopedia Of French Film Directors

Author: Philippe Rège
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086939X
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Cinema has been long associated with France, dating back to 1895, when Louis and Auguste Lumi_re screened their works, the first public viewing of films anywhere. Early silent pioneers Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy BlachZ and others followed in the footsteps of the Lumi_re brothers and the tradition of important filmmaking continued throughout the 20th century and beyond. In Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Philippe Rège identifies every French director who has made at least one feature film since 1895. From undisputed masters to obscure one-timers, nearly 3,000 directors are cited here, including at least 200 filmmakers not mentioned in similar books published in France. Each director's entry contains a brief biographical summary, including dates and places of birth and death; information on the individual's education and professional training; and other pertinent details, such as real names (when the filmmaker uses a pseudonym). The entries also provide complete filmographies, including credits for feature films, shorts, documentaries, and television work. Some of the most important names in the history of film can be found in this encyclopedia, from masters of the Golden Age_Jean Renoir and RenZ Clair_to French New Wave artists such as Fran_ois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

The French Romanticists

Author: H. F. Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107600588
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First published in 1914, this book contains selections, in poetry and prose, from French Romantic writers. These selections serve to illustrate the theories put forward in a companion volume, The Romantic Movement in French Literature (1910). As a general rule, verse pieces are included in their entirety, although an exception is made in the case of a well-known passage from Victor Hugo's 'Réponse ... un acte d'accusation'. Prose selections are generally extracts from larger pieces, although two complete stories are included from Balzac and Mérimée. All selections are presented in the original French. This carefully compiled text will be of value to anyone with an interest in French literature and Romanticism.