Download E-books The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Jean-Paul Sartre

One of Sartre’s maximum existentialist works of fiction, The Wall includes the one 5 brief tales he ever wrote. Set in the course of the Spanish Civil conflict, the name tale crystallizes the well-known philosopher’s existentialism.

'The Wall', the lead tale during this assortment, introduces 3 political prisoners at the evening sooner than their execution. during the gaze of an neutral doctor—seemingly there for the men's solace—their psychological descent is charted in beautiful, usually harrowing aspect. and because the morning attracts inexorably nearer, the lads move the mental wall among lifestyles and loss of life, lengthy sooner than the 1st shot earrings out. This very good picture of lifestyles in suffering is the correct creation to a set of news the place the neurosis of the trendy global is reflected within the lives of the folk that inhabit it . this is often an unexpurgated version translated from the French by way of Lloyd Alexander.

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Download E-books Occupation: The Ordeal of France 1940-1944 PDF

By Ian Ousby

France was once sluggish and a little ineffectual in organizing resistance circulate. In career Ian Ousby demanding situations the parable that France used to be liberated " via the total of France." the writer explores the Nazi career of France with fabulous element and eyewitness bills that variety from recognized figures like Simone de Beauvoir, Charles de Gaulle, Andre Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre and Gertrude Stein to boring electorate, forgotten heroes and traitors.

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Download E-books Riviera: The Rise and Rise of the Côte d'Azur PDF

By Jim Ring

The Riviera has encouraged numerous novelists and artists, attracted as a lot through its viewers as via its position (Somerset Maugham known as it 'a sunny position for shady people'). yet for almost all of the English, the Riviera used to be made well-known via hearsay and record: it was once the scene of the romance of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson; and, post-war, turned the holiday spot of Hollywood starlets. however the Côte d'Azur has a protracted historical past of attracting overseas celebrities and royalty, because the 17th century, whilst it used to be a preventing aspect at the path south for aristocratic Grand travelers.

Later, English and Scottish invalids, between them Robert Louis Stevenson, doctors' orders and holidayed at the Riviera for his or her wellbeing and fitness. Jim Ring explores those origins and the advancements that came about at the coast - the influence of rail shuttle, of warfare, of famous person and of the English. '

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An pleasing survey . . . it's the excellent ebook to conceal your smirk in the back of at the prom des Anglais as another roller-blading granny glides prior in a leopard-sking thong.' Sunday Telegraph

Jim Ring's Riviera corrals an array of vignettes of the Côte d'Azur's most famed habitués from the Romans to the Rolling Stones . . . a trendy and pleasingly gossipy evaluate of the region's fluctuating fortunes.' Time Out

'A hugely readable history.' Guardian

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Download E-books Oniria PDF

By Patrick Sénécal

Ils sont quatre: David, Jef, Éric et loner. Quatres criminels qui, habilement, se sont échappés de felony. Mais los angeles police les a pris en chasse et les cerne de près. Alors ils décident de se cacher pour l. a. nuit dans une villa isolée au nom étrange, Oniria... Et c'est sans aucun doute l. a. pire décision de leur existance!

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Download E-books Éclats d'empires: Asie Centrale, Caucase, Afghanistan PDF

By Marlène Laruelle, Sébastien Peyrouse

Guerre d’août 2008 entre l. a. Géorgie et los angeles Russie pour le contrôle sur les républiques sécessionnistes d’Ossétie du Sud et d’Abkhazie, conflits interethniques entre Kirghizes et Ouzbeks au sud du Kirghizstan en juin 2010, départ des troupes occidentales d’Afghanistan en 2014… : le Caucase, l’Asie centrale et l’Afghanistan ne cessent d’occuper l’actualité internationale et de susciter l’attention inquiète du reste du monde. Les connaissances sur ces « éclats d’empires » se sont considérablement développées au cours des vingt dernières années, avec los angeles chute de l’Union soviétique et un accès facilité à l’Afghanistan post-talibans. Loin des clichés qui tendent à ne faire de cette région qu’un théâtre de conflits, d’enjeux énergétiques et d’une concurrence géopolitique entre grandes puissances, los angeles trentaine de chercheurs qui ont participé à cet ouvrage nous proposent de l’appréhender dans toute sa diversité et toute sa complexité. Ils évoquent les variations politiques sans précédent qu’elle a connues et les changements sociaux et culturels de grande ampleur qui l. a. traversent, mais aussi l’impératif auquel elle est soumise de s’intégrer dans une économie mondialisée et de développer de nouveaux partenariats stratégiques.

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Download E-books The Dynamite Club: How a Bombing in Fin-de-Siècle Paris Ignited the Age of Modern Terror PDF

By John M. Merriman

Distinguished historian John Merriman keeps that the Age of contemporary Terror all started in Paris on February 12, 1894, while anarchist Emile Henry trigger a bomb within the Café Terminus, killing one and wounding twenty French electorate. the genuine tale of the conditions that led a tender radical to devote a cold-blooded act of violence opposed to blameless civilians makes for riveting examining, laying off new gentle at the terrorist attitude and at the next around the world upward thrust of anarchism through deed. Merriman’s attention-grabbing research of contemporary history’s first terrorists, emboldened by way of the discovery of dynamite, unearths a lot in regards to the terror of today.

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Download E-books Rush (A Fleur de Peau, Tome 1) PDF

By Maya Banks

Gabe est l’un des hommes d’affaires les plus en vue de manhattan. Il obtient toujours ce qu’il désire. Et ce qu’il veut le plus, c’est le fruit défendu. Il rêve d’assouvir ses fantasmes avec l. a. seule fille qu’il ne peut pas avoir : l. a. belle Mia, los angeles soeur de son meilleur ami. Depuis l’adolescence, celle-ci rêve de Gabe. C’est l’associé de son frère et il est plus âgé, mais son charisme et sa sensualité l’attirent intensément… Alors, pourquoi ne pas vivre ses désirs les plus secrets and techniques ?

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Download E-books At Home in France PDF

By Ann Barry

"As beguiling and delectable as France itself."

*Mimi Sheraton

"Ann Barry tells her story without delay and obviously, with no cloying artifice or guile, in order that it has the heat, honesty, and strength of a protracted letter from an outdated buddy. She makes her reader a welcome condo visitor in her much-loved little cottage within the center of France."

*Susan Allen Toth

Ann Barry was once a unmarried girl, operating and residing in big apple, while she fell in love with an enthralling apartment in Carennac in southwestern France. although she knew it was once the stuff of delusion, even supposing she knew she might hardly have the ability to spend greater than 4 weeks a 12 months there, she used to be hooked. This lively, desirable memoir strains Ms. Barry's adventures as she follows her dream of residing within the French geographical region: Her interesting (and usually funny) tours to Brittany and Provence, charmed nights spent at majestic chateaux and back-road motels, and quiet moments in cool Gothic church buildings turn into our personal.

And because the years move by way of, and "l' Americaine," as she is understood, returns many times to her genuine domestic, she turns into a recognizable fixture locally. Ann Barry is a foreigner enchanted with an unpredictable global that turns out continuously clean and interesting. during this shiny memoir, she stocks the colourful global that's her France.

"AN clever MEMOIR."

*The New Yorker

"DELIGHTFUL . . . BARRY WRITES ENGAGINGLY. . . . [She] is particularly a lot at domestic in such superb corporation as M.F.K. Fisher's cities in Provence, Robert Daley's photos of France, and Richard Goodman's French Dirt.

*St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Download E-books Histoires insolites des monuments français PDF

By Raphaël Jullian

Histoires insolites des monuments français

Saviez-vous que le 21 mars à 11h38, un rayon vert vient se poser sur los angeles statue du Christ à l. a. cathédrale de Strasbourg ? Saviez-vous que, sous Louis XIV et Louis XV, le Mont Saint-Michel était surnommé l. a. « Bastille des mers » automobile on y emprisonnait sous lettres de cachets des prisonniers politiques ? Que Napoléon III a fait creuser sous le palais de l’Elysée un passage souterrain jusqu’à un hôtel voisin où résidait sa maîtresse ? Que lors de l. a. défaite française en 1871, Bismarck parcourut le musée du Louvre mais ne vit que des cadres vides, sans leurs peintures, qui avaient été évacuées et cachées à Brest ? Saviez-vous qu’en raison du manque de toilettes, on faisait ses besoins derrière les rideaux ou directement dans le jardin du château de Versailles à l’époque de Louis XIV ? Ce sont autant de petites anecdotes insolites sur les hauts lieux du patrimoine de France qui sont racontées dans ce livre. Toutes les petites histoires qui donnent une imaginative and prescient différente des grandes cathédrales, des musées, des châteaux et des édifices historiques de Paris et des régions.... Petites et grandes histoires des monuments de France : des facettes méconnues de lieux de patrimoine emblématiques.

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Download E-books The School of Peter Abelard: The Influence of Abelard's Thought in the Early Scholastic Period (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Second Series, Volume 14) PDF

By David E. Luscombe

Peter Abelard carried out many analyses of Scriptural and Patristic teachings, and completed an intensive rapprochement among Christian and pagan idea. His public profession was once resulted in 1140 by means of an ecclesiastical condemnation, yet this touched upon the relevant matters dealing with the early leaders of the medieval scholastic circulate and Abelard's personal teachings endured to be debatable. Dr Luscombe considers the impression of Abelard's important teachings between his contemporaries and successors. his goal is to give an explanation for the conflicting estimates of Abelard that have been present within the 12th century and later, and to supply an entire account of the writings and sundry fortunes of Abelard's disciples. He additionally examines the manuscript culture of Abelard's paintings and that of his fans. The condemnation of 1140 repudiated Abelard's major doctrines. This led a few of Abelard's disciples to partially retreat from the placement in their grasp, while a few selected to conform and expand his teachings.

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