La Guerre Yes Sir

Author: Roch Carrier
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 088784930X
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Vital, funny, moving and assured, La Guerre, Yes Sir! is a surrealist fable set in rural Quebec during WWI and one of the major achievements in Canadian fiction. Canadian Literature greeted its first appearance in these terms: It is the French-Canadian writer Roch Carrier who comes closest to the significance, power and artistry of Faulkner at his best . . . . He might well be able to do for French Canada what Faulkner did for the American South.

Mistress Of The Sun

Author: Sandra Gulland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416579443
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The author of the internationally acclaimed Josephine Bonaparte trilogy returns with another irresistible historical novel, this one based on the life of Louise de la Vallière, who, against all odds, became one of the most mysterious consorts of France's Louis XIV, the charismatic Sun King. Set against the magnificent decadence of the seventeenth-century French court, Mistress of the Sun begins when an eccentric young Louise falls in love with a wild white stallion and uses ancient magic to tame him. This one desperate action of her youth shadows her throughout her life, changing it in ways she could never imagine. Unmarriageable, and too poor to join a convent, Louise enters the court of the Sun King, where the king is captivated by her. As their love unfolds, Louise bears Louis four children, is made a duchess, and reigns unrivaled as his official mistress until dangerous intrigue threatens her position at court and in Louis's heart. A riveting love story with a captivating mystery at its heart, Mistress of the Sun illuminates both the power of true and perfect love and the rash actions we take to capture and tame it.

Bel Ami

Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780143119104
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Ambitious journalist Georges Duroy alters his ways when he learn that seduction and blackmail will help his social ascent in 1890s Paris.

Interviews

Author: Brian De Palma
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578065165
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Presents nineteen interviews with the American film director of such movies as "Carrie," "Scarface," and "Mission: Impossible."

Les Miserables Volume I

Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780986400667
Size: 79.46 MB
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Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"

Madame Bovary

Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553213415
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A powerful nineteenth-century French classic depicting the moral degeneration of a weak-willed woman

The Abject Object

Author: Keith Reader
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042017295
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This book addresses representations and constructions of masculinity in crisis in contemporary French culture by way of two important concepts – the phallus (largely but not solely in (a) Lacanian sense(s)) and abjection (Kristeva). Scrutiny of these concepts informs readings of a number of texts – literary (Bataille, Adamov, Doubrovsky, Houellebecq, Rochefort, Angot) and cinematic (Ferreri, Eustache, Godard, Noé, Bonello) – in which the abject phallus is a significant factor. The texts chosen all describe or stage crises of masculinity and mastery in ways that suggest that these supposedly beneficent qualities – and the phallus that symbolizes them – can often be perceived as burdensome or even detestable. Abjection is a widely-used concept in contemporary cultural studies, but has not hitherto been articulated with the phallus as emblem of male dominance as it is here. The volume will be of interest to those working in the areas of French, gender and film studies.

The Attack On The Mill And Other Stories

Author: Émile Zola
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192836618
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Contains English translations of sixteen short fiction stories by nineteenth-century French author Emile Zola.

A Dark Stranger

Author: Julien Gracq
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782270582
Size: 67.88 MB
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From the moment he arrives at an elegant seaside hotel with his lover, Allan unsettles and obsesses the other guests. Elusive, equivocal, beautiful, he lives, gambles, swims and dances with a strange fierceness that they find intoxicating. Soon he even haunts their dreams. One by one, each guest is fatally drawn to Allan. And, as the hazy August heat fades and summer comes to an end, they gravitate towards self-destruction. Rich, lushly poetic, A Dark Stranger is a dreamlike portrayal of lives lived on the edge of the abyss.

Ceremonies Of Bravery

Author: J. Robert Maguire
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199660824
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Based on materials from Blacker's personal papers Ceremonies of Bravery paints a picture of the famous friendship between Oscar Wilde and Carlos Blacker, and how it came to an end amidst the political scandal of the Dreyfus affair.