They Eat Horses Don T They

Author: Piu Marie Eatwell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466854936
Size: 56.37 MB
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They Eat Horses, Don't They?:The Truth About the French tells you what life in France is really like. Do the French eat horses? Do French women bare all on the beach? What is a bidet really used for? In this hilarious and informative book, Piu Marie Eatwell reveals the truth behind forty-five myths about the French, from the infamous horsemeat banquets of the nineteenth century that inspired an irrepressible rumor, to breaking down our long-held beliefs about French history and society (the French are a nation of cheese-eating surrender monkeys, right?). Eatwell lived in France for many years and made the most of long French weekends, extended holidays, and paid time off to sit on French beaches, evaluate the sexual allure of the French men and women around her, and, of course, scan café menus for horses and frogs. As a result, They Eat Horses, Don't They? reveals a fascinating picture of historical and contemporary France—a country that has both changed radically in the twenty-first century, but yet still retains much of the mystery, romance, and allure that has seduced foreigners for decades. Truth, as always, is stranger than fiction. . . .

The Whispering Of Ghosts

Author: Boris Cyrulnik
Publisher: Other PressLlc
Size: 28.12 MB
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A neuropsychiatrist and specialist in childhood trauma psychology presents an analysis of the long-term impact of such factors as separation, abuse, and violence on adult children and seeks to address why some survivors are more emotionally damaged by their experiences, counseling readers on how to heal from childhood pain.

Greene S Biographical Encyclopedia Of Composers

Author: David Mason Greene
Publisher: Reproducing Piano Roll Fnd.
ISBN: 0385142781
Size: 15.10 MB
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Provides brief descriptions of the lives and careers of more than 2,000 composers ranging from ancient Greece to the twentieth century

Printed Opera Scores In American Libraries

Author: Charles H. Parsons
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr
ISBN: 9780889464186
Size: 54.32 MB
Format: PDF
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A multi-volume set giving detailed information on every aspect of opera - over 100,000 entries. Improves on Steiger's Opernlexikon by including two additional data-categories for each work (language of text and literary sources) and by covering composers who have appeared since the end-date of Steiger's work (1934).

Delphi Complete Works Of Victor Hugo Illustrated

Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1908909374
Size: 60.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Victor Hugo, the greatest Romantic writer of them all, is finally available in Delphi’s bestselling range of titles. This monumental eBook offers readers the most complete collection ever compiled of Hugo’s FICTIONAL works in English translation, with many bonus texts. (Version 2) * concise introductions to the novels and other works * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * ALL 9 novels in English, each with contents tables * many of the novels are fully-illustrated with their original artwork * includes BUG-JARGAL – Hugo’s first novel, which he wrote after a wager – first time in digital print! * for the first time, all novels are presented with their French versions – sample the true brilliance of Hugo’s original text, in between reading the English translations * features a large sample of English translations of poetry * BONUS selection of six Non-Fiction texts * boasts a special literary criticism section, with works by famous writers such as Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James, examining Hugo’s contribution to literature * includes Hugo’s Memoirs – explore the great writer’s private notebooks! * ALSO includes G. Barnett Smith’s famous biography – immerse yourself in Hugo’s literary life! * packed full of images relating to Hugo’s life, works, places and film adaptations * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Hugo’s immense oeuvre Please note: an actual complete works of Victor Hugo in English is not possible due to copyright restrictions, scarce plays and some works having never been translated. However, we do ensure our customers that every possible major text is included. Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels BUG-JARGAL HANS OF ICELAND THE LAST DAY OF A CONDEMNED MAN THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE-DAME CLAUDE GUEUX LES MISÉRABLES TOILERS OF THE SEA THE MAN WHO LAUGHS NINETY-THREE The Novels in French The Poetry POEMS IN TRANSLATION ODES ET BALLADES LES ORIENTALES LES FEUILLES D’AUTOMNE LES CHANTS DU CREPUSCULE LES VOIX INTÉRIEURES LES RAYONS ET LES OMBRES LES CHATIMENTS LES CONTEMPLATIONS LA LÉGENDE DES SIÈCLES: PREMIERE SERIE LES CHANSONS DES RUES ET DES BOIS LA VOIX DE GUERNESEY L’ANNEE TERRIBLE L’ART D’ETRE GRAND-PERE LA LÉGENDE DES SIÈCLES: NOUVELLE SERIE LE PAPE LA PITIE SUPREME L’ÂNE RELIGIONS ET RELIGION LES QUATRE VENTS DE L’ESPRIT LA LÉGENDE DES SIÈCLES: DERNIERE SERIE LA FIN DE SATAN TOUTE LA LYRE DIEU LES ANNÉES FUNESTES DERNIERE GERBE POÈMES UNCOLLECTED The Plays (in French) CROMWELL THE BURGRAVES HERNANI LUCRÈCE BORGIA MARIE TUDOR RUY BLAS Selected Non-Fiction NAPOLEON THE LITTLE EXTRACTS FROM HUGO’S ESSAY ON SHAKESPEARE LETTER TO THE LONDON NEWS REGARDING JOHN BROWN ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT EXTRACTS FROM SATIRISTS AND MORALISTS THE HISTORY OF A CRIME The Criticism VICTOR HUGO BY JOHN COWPER POWYS LETTER ON HUGO BY CHARLES DICKENS VICTOR HUGO’S LAST NOVEL BY HENRY JAMES THE LEGEND OF VICTOR HUGO BY PAUL LAFARGUE VICTOR HUGO’S ROMANCES BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON TO VICTOR HUGO BY ALFRED TENNYSON The Biographies THE MEMOIRS OF VICTOR HUGO VICTOR HUGO: HIS LIFE AND WORK BY G. BARNETT SMITH Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

Le Tyran Ternel

Author: Patrick Grainville
Size: 56.42 MB
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Il a libéré la Côte-d'Ivoire du colonisateur ; il a été le révolutionnaire, le Père fondateur, le Président à vie. Il a régné pendant quarante ans, jusqu'à sa mort. C'est Houphouët-Boigny, et c'est le narrateur du livre. Du ciel, il contemple et commente sans relâche son village natal. Yamoussoukro, dont il a fait la capitale de son pays et où il a bâti la plus grande basilique du monde, une réplique de Saint-Pierre de Rome ! Et pas question qu'on ternisse son épopée. Mais, sur terre, Sylvanus complote contre la mémoire du vieux chef : écrivain turbulent, il se moque de la cathédrale. Un jour, il découvre l'existence d'un albinos mystérieux, un Nègre blanc, le bouc émissaire que jadis on sacrifiait dans le lac des crocodiles. Qui est cet albinos fascinant et caché ? Dans un parc animalier, une poignée d'Africains et de Blancs - parmi lesquels Thérèse et Assioussou, les amants sans mesure - défendent avec les moyens les plus extrêmes leur royaume sauvage contre les manigances du tourisme industriel. Eux aussi vont se passionner pour l'Albinos : le retour de l'exclu, du sans-peau, de l'écorché, de l'innommable, c'est celui d'une vérité maudite qui vient bouleverser l'ordre et la légende du tyran éternel.