2010-03-23

No and Me

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  • Full Title : No and Me
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • ISBN Code : 0307375749
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"All my life I've felt on the outside wherever I am, out of the picture, the conversation, at one remove, as though I was the only one able to hear the sounds or words that others can't and deaf to the words that they seem to hear. As if I'm outside the frame, on the other side of a huge, invisible window. But yesterday when I was there with her, I'm certain that you could have drawn a circle around us, a circle I wasn't excluded from, which enclosed us, and for a few minutes, protected us from the world." At thirteen-years-old, with an unusually high IQ and a knack for observing things about other people, Lou Bertignac is not only the youngest in her class at school; she is also the most unusual. Painfully shy, she has few friends, save for Lucas, whose company helps her get through each day. At home, Lou's life is also difficult: Her mother hasn't left the house in years and her father spends his days crying in the bathroom. Lou's world is dark and sad... That is, until she meets No. No is a teenage girl that Lou befriends for the purpose of her school project on homelessness. Despite the different worlds that these two girls come from, a friendship is soon forged between them. Unable to bear the thought of No not having a home or a family to keep her safe, Lou persuades her reluctant parents into letting her new friend stay with the Bertignac family. No's addition to the household forces Lou and her parents to face the sadness that has been enveloping them for so long — but not without some disruptions along the way.


2011-12-01

Underground Time

By Delphine de Vigan
  • Full Title : Underground Time
  • Author : Delphine de Vigan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 1608197395
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Everyday Mathilde takes the Metro, then the commuter train to the office of a large multi-national where she works in the marketing department. Every day, the same routine, the same trains. But something happened a while ago - she dared to voice a different opinion from her moody boss, Jacques. Bit by bit she finds herself frozen out of everything, with no work to do. Thibault is a paramedic. Every day he drives to the addresses he receives from his controller. The city spares him no grief: traffic jams, elusive parking spaces, delivery trucks blocking his route. He is well aware that he may be the only human being many of the people he visits will see for the entire day and is well acquainted with the symptomatic illnesses, the major disasters, the hustle and bustle and, of course, the immense, pervading loneliness of the city. Before one day in May, Mathilde and Thibault had never met. They were just two anonymous figures in a crowd, pushed and shoved and pressured continuously by the loveless, urban world. Underground Time is a novel of quiet violence - the violence of office-bullying, the violence of the brutality of the city - in which our two characters move towards an inevitable meeting. 'Two solitary existences cross paths in this poignant chronicle, a new testimony to de Vigan's superb eloquence' Lire


2008-09-02

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

By Muriel Barbery
  • Full Title : The Elegance of the Hedgehog
  • Author : Muriel Barbery
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • ISBN Code : 1609450132
  • Pages : 325
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The phenomenal New York Times bestseller that “explores the upstairs-downstairs goings-on of a posh Parisian apartment building” (Publishers Weekly). In an elegant hôtel particulier in Paris, Renée, the concierge, is all but invisible—short, plump, middle-aged, with bunions on her feet and an addiction to television soaps. Her only genuine attachment is to her cat, Leo. In short, she’s everything society expects from a concierge at a bourgeois building in an upscale neighborhood. But Renée has a secret: She furtively, ferociously devours art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With biting humor, she scrutinizes the lives of the tenants—her inferiors in every way except that of material wealth. Paloma is a twelve-year-old who lives on the fifth floor. Talented and precocious, she’s come to terms with life’s seeming futility and decided to end her own on her thirteenth birthday. Until then, she will continue hiding her extraordinary intelligence behind a mask of mediocrity, acting the part of an average pre-teen high on pop culture, a good but not outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter. Paloma and Renée hide their true talents and finest qualities from a world they believe cannot or will not appreciate them. But after a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building, they will begin to recognize each other as kindred souls, in a novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us, and “teaches philosophical lessons by shrewdly exposing rich secret lives hidden beneath conventional exteriors” (Kirkus Reviews). “The narrators’ kinetic minds and engaging voices (in Alison Anderson’s fluent translation) propel us ahead.” —The New York Times Book Review “Barbery’s sly wit . . . bestows lightness on the most ponderous cogitations.” —The New Yorker


2011-02-14

Les littératures africaines

By Coulon Virginia,Garnier Xavier
  • Full Title : Les littératures africaines
  • Author : Coulon Virginia,Garnier Xavier
  • Publisher : KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN Code : 2811120238
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Ce livre est un hommage à Alain Ricard dont les recherches, menées à la croisée de l’anthropologie culturelle, des sciences de la communication et de la littérature comparée, ont été d’un apport considérable pour une meilleure connaissance des dynamiques littéraires et artistiques sur le continent africain. La prise en compte des pratiques textuelles en Afrique est indispensable pour comprendre le phénomène littéraire. La science des textes, telle qu’Alain Ricard l’a pratiquée, passe par un travail de terrain qui permet de prendre la mesure de la vie littéraire du continent et de l’impact des littératures sur les réalités sociales et humaines. C’est en particulier le sens du combat qu’il a engagé pour faire reconnaître les littératures en langues africaines. En situant son travail à l’échelle du continent, Alain Ricard a attiré l’attention sur l’importance de la spatialité de l’Afrique. L’identification d’épicentres littéraires (Ibadan, Lomé...), d’axes de transferts culturels, de lieux de mémoire, etc., ouvre toute une géographie littéraire encore à mettre en oeuvre. La science des textes est également une science de l’homme pour Alain Ricard, qui a interrogé l’acte créateur à travers la figure d’écrivains singuliers comme Félix Couchoro, Wole Soyinka ou Ebrahim Hussein. Il a su montrer comment, en jouant avec de multiples contraintes, dans le cadre d’une littérature « hors champ », de nombreux auteurs africains ont trouvé les voies de la création, de façon souvent remarquablement inventive.


2021-08-31

The Little Prince

By Antoine de Saint−Exupery
  • Full Title : The Little Prince
  • Author : Antoine de Saint−Exupery
  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • ISBN Code : 0369406370
  • Pages : 65
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  • Language : English
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The Little Prince and nbsp;(French: and nbsp;Le Petit Prince) is a and nbsp;novella and nbsp;by French aristocrat, writer, and aviator and nbsp;Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was first published in English and French in the US by and nbsp;Reynal and amp; Hitchcock and nbsp;in April 1943, and posthumously in France following the and nbsp;liberation of France and nbsp;as Saint-Exupéry's works had been banned by the and nbsp;Vichy Regime. The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Despite its style as a children's book, and nbsp;The Little Prince and nbsp;makes observations about life, adults and human nature. The Little Prince and nbsp;became Saint-Exupéry's most successful work, selling an estimated 140 million copies worldwide, which makes it one of the and nbsp;best-selling and nbsp;and and nbsp;most translated books and nbsp;ever published. and nbsp;It has been translated into 301 languages and dialects. and nbsp;The Little Prince and nbsp;has been adapted to numerous art forms and media, including audio recordings, radio plays, live stage, film, television, ballet, and opera.


2008-10-15

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
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"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.


2021-09-15

L'enfant interdit - 2e éd.

By Pierre Verdrager
  • Full Title : L'enfant interdit - 2e éd.
  • Author : Pierre Verdrager
  • Publisher : Armand Colin
  • ISBN Code : 2200633068
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On se souvient de mieux en mieux que la pédophilie a été considérée comme une juste cause dans les années 1970-1980. Au nom de la libération des mœurs, de grands intellectuels, de prestigieux éditeurs, des journaux renommés, à gauche mais aussi à droite, des hétérosexuels comme des homosexuels, l’ont défendue avec passion, alors même que cette idée était loin de faire l’unanimité. Ce livre nous replonge dans cette époque et passe au scalpel les arguments des différents protagonistes. Aujourd’hui, la pédophilie, ou ce qu’on appelle désormais la pédocriminalité, est quasi unanimement considérée comme la pire chose qu’on puisse imaginer et celle-ci suscite d’autant plus la répulsion qu’elle est toujours plus envahissante tant dans l’espace public que dans notre propre intériorité. Pourtant, les sciences sociales sont restées presque totalement muettes sur ce problème, alors même que de nombreuses questions restent sans réponse : comment certaines élites ont-elles pu tenter de légitimer la pédophilie dans ces années-là ? Comment, en quelques années, le pédocriminel est-il devenu un danger pour la société ? Pourquoi un tel retournement a-t-il été aussi rapide que radical ? Qu’est-ce qu’a changé le phénomène #MeToo ? Ce sont ces énigmes, et quelques autres, que cet ouvrage tente de résoudre.


2014-03-25

Nothing Holds Back the Night

By Delphine de Vigan
  • Full Title : Nothing Holds Back the Night
  • Author : Delphine de Vigan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 1620400839
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Only a teenager when Delphine was born, Lucile raised two daughters largely alone. She was a former child model from a Bohemian family, younger and more glamorous than the other mothers: always in lipstick, wayward and wonderful. But as Delphine grew up, Lucile's occasional sadness gave way to overwhelming despair and delusion. She became convinced she was telepathic, in control of the Paris metro system; she gave away all her money; she was hospitalized, medicated, and released in a kind of trance. Young Delphine was left to wonder: What changed her, or what shaped her all along? In this brilliant investigation into her own family history, Delphine de Vigan attempts to "write her mother," seeking out something essential as she interviews aging relatives, listens to recordings, and reads Lucile's own writings. It is a history of luminous beauty and rambunctious joy, of dark secrets and silences. There are untimely deaths and failures of memory. There are revelations and there is the ultimately unknowable. And in the face of the unknowable, personal history becomes fiction: De Vigan must choose from differing accounts and fill in important gaps, using her writer's imagination to reconstruct a life. De Vigan writes her most expansive novel yet with acute self-awareness and marvelous sympathy. Nothing Holds Back the Night is a remarkable work, universally recognizable and singularly heartbreaking.


2015-11-17

The Invisible Girl

By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Full Title : The Invisible Girl
  • Author : Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3849647773
  • Pages : 68
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A gothic short story about a girl, whose portrait was found in an old, ruined tower. An old lady narrates then the story of Rosina, an orphan, who was thrown out of the house when Sir Peter discovered, that she was in love with his son. When she cannot be found the following day, son Henry sets out on a search and soon hears from fishermen about a invisible girl ...


2017-10-31

Modern Languages Study Guides: No et moi

By Karine Harrington
  • Full Title : Modern Languages Study Guides: No et moi
  • Author : Karine Harrington
  • Publisher : Hodder Education
  • ISBN Code : 1471890090
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas & CCEA Level: AS/A-level Subject: Modern Languages First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2017 Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and narrative technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in No et moi (No and Me), this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the novel and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary


2013-09-16

Kuessipan

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


2015-02-24

Discourse on Method

By René Descartes
  • Full Title : Discourse on Method
  • Author : René Descartes
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1504004639
  • Pages : 58
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Descartes’s revolutionary treatise on reason and scientific thought, which sparked radical breakthroughs in mathematics, philosophy, and metaphysics After he finished school, René Descartes was left with more doubts than certainties. His Jesuit education included some of the best teaching available in mathematics, physics, and letters, and yet Descartes found the foundations of his schooling hollow. Determined to discover for himself what was real, he spent the next nine years traveling through Europe, interacting with locals of all walks of life, including nobles, soldiers, and laborers, in search of the breadth of experience that would later inspire his greatest work: Discourse on Method. When it was first published, the book offered a remarkable new approach to gaining knowledge based on reason and skepticism, the steps for which Descartes lays out sequentially, from the deconstruction of all previously held beliefs to the slow and methodical rebuilding of fact anchored in the first and most innate truth: I think, therefore I am. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.


2006-07-03

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

By Faïza Guène
  • Full Title : Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow
  • Author : Faïza Guène
  • Publisher : HMH
  • ISBN Code : 054754118X
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A “touching, furious, sharp, and very funny” novel of an immigrant teenage girl finding her own identity in France (Booklist). The Paradise projects are only a few metro stops from Paris, but it feels like a different world. Doria’s father, aka the Beard, has headed back to their hometown in Morocco, leaving her and her mom to cope with their mektoub, their destiny, alone. They have a little help—from a social worker sent by the city, a psychiatrist sent by the school, and a thug friend who recites Rimbaud. It seems like fate has dealt them an impossible hand, but Doria might still make a new life—“with bravado, humor, and a healthy dose of rage” (St. Petersburg Times). “[A] sassy, spunky tale . . . Doria has what it takes to storm any barricade.” —The Hartford Courant “[Doria is] as likable as Holden Caulfield or Prep’s Lee Fiora. Readers will cheer. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal, starred review “A promising addition to the world’s literary voices.” —The Miami Herald “Moving and irreverent, sad and funny, full of rage and intelligence. Her voice is fresh, and her book a delight.” —Laila Lalami, bestselling author of The Moor’s Account


2021-02-12T00:00:00+01:00

La scène littéraire postcoloniale

By Patrick Sultan
  • Full Title : La scène littéraire postcoloniale
  • Author : Patrick Sultan
  • Publisher : Iggybook
  • ISBN Code : 2304037070
  • Pages : 274
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Comment lire avec justesse les littératures neuves des pays anciennement colonisés, les apprécier dans leur dimension esthétique, sans méconnaître leur signification politique ? Comment tenir compte de l'héritage colonial dont elles portent la marque sans les enfermer dans cette condition historique ? Cet essai propose des éléments de réponse à ces questions en construisant « une scène littéraire postcoloniale », librement inspirée par les Postcolonial Studies. Quelques oeuvres y sont convoquées : Le Quatrième Siècle (Edouard Glissant), Maps (Nurridine Farah), Pagli (Ananda Devi), Hombo (Chantal Spitz). Leurs auteurs sont issus d'aires géographiques éloignées (Martinique, Somalie, Polynésie Française, Maurice) qui n'ont de commun que d'avoir subi la violence coloniale. Dans l'espace de confrontation transdisciplinaire ainsi dessiné s'élaborent la figure contemporaine de « l'écrivain postcolonial » et les singularités de l'« écriture du trauma » qui ordonne son travail.


2012-12-13

Sustainable Reverse Logistics Network

By Daoud Aït-Kadi,Marc Chouinard,Suzanne Marcotte,Diane Riopel
  • Full Title : Sustainable Reverse Logistics Network
  • Author : Daoud Aït-Kadi,Marc Chouinard,Suzanne Marcotte,Diane Riopel
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118563131
  • Pages : 223
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Traditional logistical chains have enabled us to respond efficiently to the needs of customers in terms of services and products. However, the returns, rejects and by-products of these activities have been eliminated or ignored. Reverse logistics aims at valuing these products using a value creation network integrating recovery, processing, recycling, distribution or clean removal processes. In the context of sustainable development, integrating economic, social and environmental factors, these activities raise questions concerning the design of products, processes and logistic networks. Taking these considerations into account involves significant changes that affect business models as well as consumer habits. New working methods and a long-term vision are the new bases for sustainable logistic networks. The objective of this book is to supply an educational tool for engineering schools, as well as a management tool for the efficient implementation of the reverse logistics function. It brings together the knowledge acquired by the scientific community. Even if reverse logistics has been the subject of several books over the past few years, very few theories have been developed and the subject is far from being exhausted. This book proposes generic concepts and processes that can be adapted to all businesses producing goods and services and which aim to integrate reverse logistics. These processes will enable us to shed light on their complexity and to take into account all the important variables. Contents 1. Logistics Challenge. 2. Reverse Logistics Engineering. 3. Ecodesign. 4. Value Loops.


2020-03-11T00:00:00-04:00

La mère en moi

By Sheila Heti
  • Full Title : La mère en moi
  • Author : Sheila Heti
  • Publisher : Éditions XYZ
  • ISBN Code : 2897722231
  • Pages : 334
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Avoir ou pas des enfants? La question devient un véritable dilemme existentiel dans L’arène des mères, un roman autobiographique où Sheila Heti ébranle nos conceptions et nos a priori autour de la maternité. Sous la forme d’une délibération, elle pèse le pour et le contre, évalue la « joie que procurent les enfants » et « la misère qu’ils causent », questionnant notamment le jugement réservé aux femmes qui choisissent de ne pas enfanter. Grinçante et pleine d’autodérision, l’autrice abandonne sa rationalité au hasard d’un lancer de pièces de monnaie inspiré du Yi Jing, un système de divination millénaire né en Chine. Au final, le livre pose la question plus large de ce qui devrait guider nos choix, du sens qu’on donne à nos vies et de la possibilité d’être à la fois un grand artiste et un bon parent. Mêlant la magie au poids de l’héritage familial, la réflexion philosophique au découpage du temps selon le cycle menstruel, ce livre inclassable ose remettre en cause le bien-fondé de la maternité et donner la parole à la femme qui ne désire pas se reproduire.


2014

Tierno Monénembo et le roman

By Bernard De Meyer,Papa Samba Diop
  • Full Title : Tierno Monénembo et le roman
  • Author : Bernard De Meyer,Papa Samba Diop
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN Code : 3643125917
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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2013-05-02

Comment j'ai appris à lire

By Agnès Desarthe
  • Full Title : Comment j'ai appris à lire
  • Author : Agnès Desarthe
  • Publisher : Stock
  • ISBN Code : 2234071372
  • Pages : 180
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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« Apprendre à lire a été, pour moi, une des choses les plus faciles et les plus diffi ciles. Cela s’est passé très vite, en quelques semaines ; mais aussi très lentement, sur plusieurs décennies. Déchiffrer une suite de lettres, la traduire en sons fut un jeu, comprendre à quoi cela servait fut une traversée souvent âpre, et, jusqu’à l’écriture de ce livre, profondément énigmatique. » Comment apprend-on à lire ? Comment notre désir de lecture peut-il être entravé ? Comment l’écriture peutelle rendre meilleur lecteur ? Cheminant à travers ses souvenirs, Agnès Desarthe mène une enquête passionnante, puisant au coeur d’un secret : celui de n’avoir pas aimé lire pendant longtemps.


2012-12-07

Postures postcoloniales

By Mangeon Anthony
  • Full Title : Postures postcoloniales
  • Author : Mangeon Anthony
  • Publisher : KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN Code : 281112070X
  • Pages : 324
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Qu’on s’en réjouisse ou qu’on le déplore, les études postcoloniales, issues du monde anglophone, font désormais partie de notre horizon critique. Nous n’en sommes donc plus au stade où il faudrait encore et toujours les acclimater en France et dans le domaine francophone. Les auteurs de ce volume en prennent résolument acte et, en se fondant sur la vitalité des créations qu’elles ont eues pour objet, ils interrogent les postures, intellectuelles ou littéraires, que les littératures et les études postcoloniales ont rendu possibles. Dans leur vocation politique et pluridisciplinaire, les productions postcoloniales ont en effet contesté les rapports de force et les hiérarchies qui ordonnaient habituellement les champs du savoir et de la littérature, en étroit lien avec l’exercice ou l’héritage des dominations coloniales. Auteurs et penseurs postcoloniaux ont ainsi pris position contre un ordre dominant du discours. Mais les manières dont ils ont accompli ce geste créateur et critique constituent autant de postures, qui ont elles-mêmes une histoire et une mémoire. Comment se déclinent-elles ? Quels sont leurs modèles ? Quels sont ceux qui les incarnent aujourd’hui dans le monde francophone ? Centré sur les domaines africains et antillais, l’ouvrage propose un premier tour d’horizon en se concentrant sur certaines pratiques (l’autobiographie, l’essai, le roman, le théâtre...) et sur certaines figures majeures du postcolonialisme littéraire et philosophique (Valentin-Yves Mudimbe, Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant…).


2020-06-25

Francophone Literature as World Literature

By Christian Moraru,Nicole Simek,Bertrand Westphal
  • Full Title : Francophone Literature as World Literature
  • Author : Christian Moraru,Nicole Simek,Bertrand Westphal
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 1501347152
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Francophone Literature as World Literature examines French-language works from a range of global traditions and shows how these literary practices draw individuals, communities, and their cultures and idioms into a planetary web of tension and cross-fertilization. The Francophone corpus under scrutiny here comes about in the evolving, markedly relational context provided by these processes and their developments during and after the French empire. The 15 chapters of this collection delve into key aspects, moments, and sites of the literature flourishing throughout the francosphere after World War II and especially since the 1980s, from the French Hexagon to the Caribbean and India, and from Québec to the Maghreb and Romania. Understood and practiced as World Literature, Francophone literature claims--with particular force in the wake of the littérature-monde debate--its place in a more democratic world republic of letters, where writers, critics, publishers, and audiences are no longer beholden to traditional centers of cultural authority.