Comment découvrir sous l'être humain ce qu'il y a en lui de durable, d'éternel ? Par le mythe. L'écriture de Marguerite Yourcenar est une écriture mythique. Qu'elle puise dans le vivier de la mythologie grecque pour Feux ou dans une matière plus variée pour Nouvelles orientales, Marguerite Yourcenar garde du mythe l'essentiel: l'exigence mythique. Elle a recours au mythe parce que le mythe anime l'écriture d'une éthique et d'une esthétique de la transcendance. En passant de Feux à Nouvelles orientales, Marguerite Yourcenar passe du mythe à la littérature, envisage son existence par et pour l'écriture: l'écriture sera sa mission.

Author ,
Isbn 2296195865
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 284
Language English
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"Although these three modernist writers were not primarily playwrights, as expatriates they were interested in the Euripidean theme of women in exile: each independently chose to rewrite Euripides' Hippolytus, a play in which the protagonist is a woman in exile whose speech, writing, and passion are deeply problematic. Each author approaches the Euripidean material in a different way: Tsvetaeva focuses on gender in language, Yourcenar explores the gendering of a self, and H.D. performs the undoing of gendered oppositions."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Maria Stadter Fox
Isbn 9781575910352
Genre Social Science
Year 2001
Pages 217
Language English
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Provides the listing of books, articles, and book reviews concerned with French literature since 1885. This is a reference source in the study of modern French literature and culture. It contains nearly 8,800 entries.

Author William J. Thompson
Isbn 9781575911151
Genre History
Year 2007-09
Pages 356
Language English
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Examines the ambiguous constructions of the Orient in the works of four major twentieth-century French writers.

Author Marie-Paule Ha
Isbn 1438405278
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year
Pages 160
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For over two hundred years, the Gothic has remained fixed in the European and American imaginations, steadily securing its position as a global cultural mode in recent decades. The globalization of Gothic studies has resulted in the proliferation of new critical concepts and a growing academic interest in the genre. Yet, despite its longevity, unprecedented expansion, and accusations of prescriptiveness, the Gothic remains elusive and without a straightforward definition. Gothic Peregrinations: The Unexplored and Re-explored Territories looks at Gothic productions largely marginalized in the studies of the genre, including the European absorption of and response to the Gothic. This collection of essays identifies landmarks and ley lines in the insufficiently probed territories of Gothic scholarship and sets out to explore its unmapped regions. This volume not only examines Gothic peregrinations from a geographical perspective but also investigates how the genre has been at odds with strict demarcation of generic boundaries. Analyzing texts which come from outside the Gothic canon, yet prove to be deeply indebted to it, like bereavement memoirs, stories produced by and about factory girls of Massachusetts, and the Mattel Monster High franchise, this volume illuminates the previously unexplored fields in Gothic studies. The chapters in this volume reveal the truly transnational expansion of the Gothic and the importance of exchange – exchange now seen not only as crucial to the genre’s gestation, or vital to the processes of globalization, but also to legitimizing Gothic studies in the global world.

Author Agnieszka ?owczanin,Katarzyna Ma?ecka
Isbn 0429859708
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2018-07-06
Pages 272
Language English
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Poetics of the Iconotext makes available for the first time in English the theories of the respected French text/image specialist, Professor Liliane Louvel. A consolidation of the most significant theoretical materials of Louvel's two acclaimed books, L'Oeil du Texte: Texte et image dans la littérature anglophone and Texte/Image: Images à lire, textes à voir, this newly conceived work introduces English readers to the most current thinking in French text/image theory and visual studies. Focusing on the full spectrum of text/image relations, from medieval illuminated manuscripts to digital books, Louvel begins by introducing key terms and situating her work in the context of significant debates in text/image studies. Part II introduces Louvel's s typology of pictorial saturation through which she establishes a continuum along which to measure the effect of the most figurative to the most literal images upon writerly and readerly textual 'spaces.' Part III adopts a phenomenological approach towards the reading-viewing experience as expressed in conceptual categories that include the trace, focal range, synesthesia, and rhythm and speed. The result is a provocative interplay of the categorical and the subjective that invites readers to think at once more precisely and more inventively about texts, images, and the intersections between the two.

Author Liliane Louvel,edited by Karen Jacobs
Isbn 1317079477
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2016-04-22
Pages 212
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Paru en 1982, Les Dimanches de Mademoiselle Beaunon peut être considéré comme la suite de son précédent roman, Les Sous-ensembles flous, (Grasset,1981). Il met en scène Mademoiselle Beaunon qui n'était autre que la secrétaire de Paul Bâche, héros des Sous-ensembles flous. Aux yeux de tous, cette femme discrète passe pour être une vieille fille. Mademoiselle Beaunon se moque des racontars. Sa vie est en effet loin de ressembler à ce qu'on imagine. Chaque dimanche après-midi, elle prête son appartement à sa nièce, Yolande pour qu'elle puisse recevoir son amoureux. Pendant ce temps, la supposée triste tante parcourt Paris, visitant le musée Rodin dans l'unique but de rencontrer un amant pour la journée. Et, chaque dimanche, elle parvient à ses fins. C'est moins l'assouvissement du désir que l'excitation de la rencontre qui motive ses escapades. Mademoiselle Beaunon a un secret : elle adore mentir ; chaque amant a le droit à une nouvelle histoire, un nouveau prénom, de nouvelles origines. Si les hommes défilent, ils ne comptent pas puisqu'un seul a jamais eu de l'importance : Paul Bâche, son ancien patron décédé. Du moins, jusqu'au jour où un garçon, parmi la cohorte des flirts, finit par se distinguer... A la faveur de cet itinéraire érotique, Jacques Laurent dessine le portrait d'une femme qui préfère la tranquillité de la dissimulation à la folie des passions. D'un style sobre et chatoyant, ce roman réussit l'exploit de nous faire mieux connaître l'héroïne que nous-même. Entre drôlerie, charme et émotion, voicile portrait d'une femme déterminée qui sait dominer les hommes avant de se laisser surprendre par l'amour.

Author Jacques Laurent
Isbn 2246803039
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-11-14
Pages 240
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Venant de l'Europe de l'Est et de l'Ouest, vingt-trois chercheurs ont analysé, en 2005, à Rome, les liens entre les différentes formes artistiques et leurs influences réciproques. Le titre du colloque comportait en épitaphe la phrase de Dostoïevski : "la beauté sauvera le monde". Ainsi, plusieurs communications mettent en évidence la relation entre la beauté artistique, picturale, musicale, littéraire ou autre et la quête spirituelle. La période étudiée concerne la deuxième moitié du XXe siècle.

Author Daniela Fabiani, Claude Herly
Isbn 2296154077
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2006-07-01
Pages 320
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A travers un abondant corpus, l'auteur tire une typologie de la nouvelle africaine en se plaçant successivement à trois points de vue : d'abord une analyse thématique qui montre que le genre se place majoritairement du côté d'une esthétique réaliste. Ensuite, une analyse de plusieurs récits de nouvelles africaines permettant de découvrir que la narration des nouvelles obéit à des principes narratifs. Enfin, une partie est consacrée à la réception de la nouvelle qui rappelle les conditions difficiles de lecture en Afrique.

Author Didier Amela
Isbn 2336337991
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2014-02-01
Pages 272
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Six ans après son panorama d'un siècle de contes, d'albums, de romans et de journaux pour les jeunes, l'auteur propose, dans la suite logique du premier essai, un septennat de littérature et de presse jeunesse. Cette période des années 2000 à 2006 est riche dans sa diversité, ses thèmes et ses genres si flous soient-ils et méritait bien un livre "copieux" pour l'appréhender sous ses multiples aspects dont le roman policier, le conte, le fantasy, le fantastique, la science fiction. (Edition pourvue d'un index des noms de personnes).

Author Raymond Perrin
Isbn 229619401X
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2008-06-01
Pages 582
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Grace Frick introduced English-language readers all over the world to the distinguished French author Marguerite Yourcenar with her award-winning translation of Yourcenar’s novel Memoirs of Hadrian in 1954. European biographies of Yourcenar have often disparaged Frick and her relationship with Yourcenar, however. This work shows Frick as a person of substance in her own right, and paints a portrait of both women that is at once intimate and scrupulously documented. It contains a great deal of new information that will disrupt long-held beliefs about Yourcenar and may even shock some of her scholars and fans.

Author Joan E Howard
Isbn 0826274048
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2018-05-31
Pages 418
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“The 14th-century Italian book that shows us how to survive coronavirus.” —New Statesman “The Decameron reads in some ways as a guide to social distancing and self-isolation.” —The New York Times A masterpiece of classical early Italian prose, The Decameron is a collection of novellas by 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio. It is comprised of 100 entertaining tales, told over ten days by a group of seven young women and three young men who are sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence in order to avoid the Black Death plague that was afflicting the city in the summer of 1348. Later regarded as a “Human Comedy” and wildly influential on Renaissance literature, The Decameron is broad in range, alternately tragic and comic, and was a necessary prophylaxis of the time, demonstrating a way to survive the worst days of a pandemic: storytelling while in isolation. Though Boaccaccio’s collection is over 500 years old, the lessons it holds in regards to humanity and survival still ring true today. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Author Giovanni Boccaccio
Isbn 0735254540
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-04-14
Pages 1019
Language English
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Addressing the issues of how and why illness occurs, this informative guide provides fresh Eastern perspectives on wellbeing and health. With easy-to-understand explanations, clear illustrations, and straightforward treatment alternatives, previously unexplained signs and symptoms can be researched, understood and dealt with. Tried-and-true techniques developed over hundreds of years — diet, acupressure, massage, exercise, scraping, and tapping— are offered for common maladies from colds and high blood pressure to backache and depression. Even with limited medical knowledge you can learn to assess your own conditions and become proactive in lifestyle changes, thus taking charge of your own healing process.

Author Clive Witham
Isbn 1844099857
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 256
Language English
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Moving away from the explicitly political content of his previous novels, Victor Hugo turns to social commentary in The Man Who Laughs, an 1869 work that was made into a popular film in the 1920s. The plot deals with a band of miscreants who deliberately deform children to make them more effective beggars, as well as the long-lasting emotional and social damage that this abhorrent practice inflicts upon its victims.

Author Victor Hugo
Isbn 1775452786
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-05-01
Pages 748
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La méthode de psychothérapie positive est un modèle d'auto-assistance qui est basé sur les contes transculturels et la sagesse populaire, visant à réduire nos préjudices et nos ressentiments. Elle nous permet d'ouvrir nos yeux et nos coeurs sur le monde qui nous entoure. Elle traite par un modèle transculturel en prenant en compte trois principes : l'espoir, l'équilibre, la consultation. La psychothérapie positive est une synthèse remarquable de la psychodynamique et de la thérapeutique du comportement, sa contribution est essentielle à la cohésion de la psychothérapie.

Author Nossrat Peseschkian
Isbn 2296248497
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 228
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First published in the year 1886, the present book titled 'The Fables of La Fontaine' is a collection of Jean de La Fontaine's stories accompanied by his short bio and a few essays about him.

Author Jean de La Fontaine
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Genre Fiction
Year 101-01-01
Pages N.A
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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.

Author Edward W. Said
Isbn 0804153868
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 432
Language English
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