Candide, La fée carabine et les autres

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  • Full Title : Candide, La fée carabine et les autres
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • ISBN Code : 3035202583
  • Pages : 324
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Les pratiques de lecture des élèves ont fait l'objet de recherches de grande ampleur. Mais que sait-on des pratiques d'enseignement ? Qu'est-ce qui se construit lorsque des enseignants et des élèves abordent un texte en classe ? Cet objet varie-t-il en fonction des textes ? De leur longueur ? De leur statut ?(L'auteur a mené une recherche avec des enseignants qui ont étudié Candide de Voltaire et La fée Carabine de Pennac avec leurs élèves de 16 ans. Comment les enseignants s'y sont-ils pris dans cette entreprise complexe? Comment ont-ils assuré les liens entre les lectures réalisées à la maison et le travail en classe ? Certes, chaque enseignant s'y prend différemment. Mais un phénomène commun apparait: le recours à des genres d'activité scolaire pour appréhender différentes facettes des textes littéraires et assurer les liens entre le commentaire de texte et les lectures des élèves.(Le chercheur trouvera dans cet ouvrage une démarche d'analyse systématique des interactions didactiques. L'enseignant y découvrira des modèles d'activités qui lui permettront de mieux comprendre ses pratiques et l'inspireront dans la conception d'activités futures.


Le premier principe, le second principe

By Serge Bramly
  • Full Title : Le premier principe, le second principe
  • Author : Serge Bramly
  • Publisher : JC Lattès
  • ISBN Code : 2709633728
  • Pages : 600
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Les sources : C’est une histoire secrète de la fin du XXe siècle qui pourrait commencer ainsi : le photographe Max Jameson traquait une princesse britannique, avait pour voisin un marchand d’armes suisse et pour ami un premier ministre français. Tous les quatre ont connu la lumière, puis une fin tragique. Le traitement : L’histoire commence en 1981, par le mariage de la princesse, et s’achève de nos jours. Elle nous est racontée par un analyste de la DGSE, nostalgique des années où il était en poste à Shanghai. Refusant la théorie du complot, il préfère tout expliquer selon les deux principes de la thermodynamique : - tout corps se refroidit au contact d’un corps froid ; - dans un système clos, l’entropie, le désordre va en augmentant. Ce sont des vérités que n’importe qui peut éprouver au bureau, en affaires, en politique aussi bien que dans sa vie de couple. Avec cette fresque ample, foisonnante, soutenue par une longue enquête dans le milieu des armes et du renseignement, Serge Bramly nous entraîne d’une garden-party à l’Élysée aux bords de la mer de Chine, en passant par l’Afrique et l’ex-Yougoslavie, nous plongeant au cœur des ténèbres et recomposant de manière éblouissante l’histoire occulte de la France de ces trente dernières années, sa violence, ses tragédies intimes et ses scandales nationaux, ses espoirs déçus, ses faux suicides, ses secrets si explosifs qu’aujourd’hui encore il arrive que l’on tue pour empêcher leur divulgation.


The Red and the Black

By Stendhal
  • Full Title : The Red and the Black
  • Author : Stendhal
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN Code : 1442945095
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

"The Red and the Black" is a reflective novel about the rise of poor, intellectually gifted people to High Society. Set in 19th century France it portrays the era after the exile of Napoleon to St. Helena. The influential, sharp epigrams in striking prose, leave reader almost as intrigued by the author s talent as the surprising twists that occur in the arduous love life.


Sentimental Education

By Gustave Flaubert
  • Full Title : Sentimental Education
  • Author : Gustave Flaubert
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0191510122
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

'For certain men the stronger their desire, the less likely they are to act.' With his first glimpse of Madame Arnoux, Frédéric Moreau is convinced he has found his romantic destiny, but when he pursues her to Paris the young student is unable to translate his passion into decisive action. He also finds himself distracted by the equally romantic appeal of political action in the turbulent years leading up to the revolution of 1848, and by the attractions of three other women, each of whom seeks to make him her own: a haughty society lady, a capricious courtesan, and an artless country girl. Flaubert offers a vivid and unsparing portrait of the young men of his generation, struggling to salvage something of their ideals in a city where corruption, consumerism, and a pervasive sense of disenchantment undermine all but the most compromised erotic, aesthetic, and social initiatives. Sentimental Education combines thoroughgoing irony with an impartial but unexpectedly intense sympathy in a novel whose realism competes with that of Balzac and whose innovations in narrative plot and perspective mark a turning-point in the development of literary modernism. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


On the Proper Use of Stars

By Dominique Fortier
  • Full Title : On the Proper Use of Stars
  • Author : Dominique Fortier
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN Code : 0771047681
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A sparkling, inventive debut novel inspired by Sir John Franklin's grand — but ultimately failed — quest to discover the Northwest Passage and by his extraordinary wife, Lady Jane. Originally published in Quebec as Du bon usage des etoiles, Dominique Fortier's debut On the Proper Use of Stars is as fresh and imaginative as anything published in recent years. It weaves together the voices of Francis Crozier, Sir John Franklin's second in command, who turns a sceptical eye on the grandiose ambitions and hubris of his leader, and of Lady Jane Franklin and her niece Sophia, both driven to uncommon actions by love and by frustration as months then years pass with no word from the expedition. Fortier skilfully accents the main narratives with overheard conversations and snippets from letters and documents that bring two entirely different worlds — the frozen Arctic and busy Victorian London — alive.


Paris Spleen

By Charles Baudelaire
  • Full Title : Paris Spleen
  • Author : Charles Baudelaire
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0811221865
  • Pages : 118
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

One of the founding texts of literary modernism. Set in a modern, urban Paris, the prose pieces in this volume constitute a further exploration of the terrain Baudelaire had covered in his verse masterpiece, The Flowers of Evil: the city and its squalor and inequalities, the pressures of time and mortality, and the liberation provided by the sensual delights of intoxication, art, and women. Published posthumously in 1869, Paris Spleen was a landmark publication in the development of the genre of prose poetry—a format which Baudelaire saw as particularly suited for expressing the feelings of uncertainty, flux, and freedom of his age—and one of the founding texts of literary modernism.


The Character of Rain

By Amelie Nothomb
  • Full Title : The Character of Rain
  • Author : Amelie Nothomb
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781429978965
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The Japanese believe that until the age of three, children, whether Japanese or not, are gods, each one an okosama, or "lord child." On their third birthday they fall from grace and join the rest of the human race. In Amelie Nothomb's new novel, The Character of Rain, we learn that divinity is a difficult thing from which to recover, particularly if, like the child in this story, you have spent the first tow and a half years of life in a nearly vegetative state. "I remember everything that happened to me after the age of two and one-half," the narrator tells us. She means this literally. Once jolted out of her plant-like , tube-like trance (to the ecstatic relief of her concerned parents), the child bursts into existence, absorbing everything that Japan, where her father works as a diplomat, has to offer. Life is an unfolding pageant of delight and danger, a ceaseless exploration of pleasure and the limits of power. Most wondrous of all is the discovery of water: oceans, seas, pools, puddles, streams, ponds, and, perhaps most of all, rain-one meaning of the Japanese character for her name. Hers is an amphibious life. The Character of Rain evokes the hilarity, terror, and sanctity of childhood. As she did in the award-winning, international bestesller Fear and Trembling, Nothomb grounds the novel in the outlines of her experiences in Japan, but the self-portrait that emerges from these pages is hauntingly universal. Amelie Nothomb's novels are unforgettable immersion experiences, leaving you both holding your breath with admiration, your lungs aching, and longing for more.


The Sword of the Templars

By Paul Christopher
  • Full Title : The Sword of the Templars
  • Author : Paul Christopher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101060255
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Aztec Heresy A mystery that spans the past A conspiracy that lives on in the heart of an ancient order... Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday had resigned himself to ending his career teaching at West Point. When his uncle passes away, Holliday discovers a medieval sword-wrapped in Adolf Hitler's personal battle standard. But when someone burns down his uncle's house in an attempt to retrieve the sword, Holliday realizes that he's being drawn into a war that has been fought for centuries-a war in which he may be the next casualty.



By George Sand
  • Full Title : Consuelo
  • Author : George Sand
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • ISBN Code : 5877915533
  • Pages : 799
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Translated from the French by Frank H. Potter.



By Naomi Fontaine
  • Full Title : Kuessipan
  • Author : Naomi Fontaine
  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • ISBN Code : 1551525186
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Kuessipan is an extraordinary, meditative novel about life among the Native Innu people of northeast Quebec. With the grace and perfect pitch, author Naomi Fontaine (herself an Innu) conjures up a world that reads like no other, and a community—of nomadic hunters and fishers, of mothers and children—who endure a harsh and sometimes cruel reality with quiet dignity.