The Migrant Canon in Twenty-First-Century France explains the causes of twenty-first-century global migrations and their impact on French literature and the French literary establishment. A marginal genre in 1980s France, since the turn of the century “migrant literature” has become central to criticism and publishing. Oana Sabo addresses previously unanswered questions about the proliferation of contemporary migrant texts and their shifting themes and forms, mechanisms of literary legitimation, and notions of critical and commercial achievement. Through close readings of novels (by Mathias Énard, Milan Kundera, Dany Laferrière, Henri Lopès, Andreï Makine, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Alice Zeniter, and others) and sociological analyses of their consecrating authorities (including the Prix littéraire de la Porte Dorée, the Académie française, publishing houses, and online reviewers), Sabo argues that these texts are best understood as cultural commodities that mediate between literary and economic forms of value, academic and mass readerships, and national and global literary markets. By examining the latest literary texts and cultural agents not yet subjected to sufficient critical study, Sabo contributes to contemporary literature, cultural history, migration studies, and literary sociology.

Author Oana Sabo
Isbn 1496205626
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2018-04
Pages 228
Language English
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Stories from the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Book in the World, “a prodigious storyteller with a style both elegant and assured” (Les Echos). In this collection’s opening story, a woman with more skeletons in the closet than most falls in love with a parish priest, to whom she confesses her sins. But her motives and her intentions are anything but honorable or pious. The title story is the tale of two friends and rivals whose differences will at first lead to a terrifying and near fatal accident, and then to a vendetta lasting a lifetime. In “The Return,” while away at sea, a father is told that one of his four daughters has died but not which. He will ask himself the question no father should have to ask: which child would he want dead? His long ruminations will lead him to a realization of his failings as a man and a father and ultimately toward a touching transformation. “Love at the Elysée Palace” is as fine a short story as any in contemporary literature, and one that treats the themes of love, marriage, and forgiveness with superb delicacy and remarkable tenderness. In this vivid collection, Schmitt writes about regret and redemption, about the roles of love and memory in our lives, all with a lightness and compassion that is as rare as it is inspiring. “A wonderful book of remarkable everyday heroes who will haunt readers for a long time to come.” —L’Express “A small masterpiece.” —Le Parisien

Author Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Isbn 1609459407
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-05-31
Pages 192
Language English
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This book draws an updated Euro-American conceptual map, starting from a limited number of strategic terms whose meanings today are judged univocal and permanent, while in fact daily use has turned them into “common sense”, depriving them of their ambiguity – an original feature of language, particularly relevant when it comes to literary use. By re-examining the proper noun for each of the selected notions, the contributors’ common intent is to shed light on their polysemous nature and linguistic fluidity, in spite of the common tendency towards simplification and homogeneity imposed by hegemonic cultural paradigms. Along this line, the book explores the great divides between identity and otherness (or common or alien) in order to recover a sense of cultural identity which is at once polymorphous and polyphonic.

Author Ettore Finazzi-Agrò
Isbn 1527520897
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2018-11-02
Pages 243
Language English
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This volume brings together contributions from authors from sixteen European countries who seek their roots in the classical Greek heritage and especially in literary or epigraphic texts written in ancient Greek, Byzantine, Renaissance or later eras. With this they seek to clarify the idea of their own nationality in the context of the construction of a multifaceted Europe with a historical personality, from the past to the present.

Author Ramón Martínez,Francisco Oliveira
Isbn 9892617614
Genre Literary Collections
Year
Pages 290
Language English
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When thinking about the Mediterranean, Fernand Braudel's haunting words resound like an echo of the sea and its millenary history. From Prehistory until today, the Mediterranean has been setting, witness and protagonist of mythical adventures, of encounters with the Other, of battles and the rise and fall of cultures and empires, of the destinies of humans. Braudel's appeal for a long durée history of the Mediterranean challenged traditional views that often present it as a sea fragmented and divided through periods. This volume proposes a journey into the bright and dark sides of the ancient Mediterranean through the kaleidoscopic gaze of artists who from the Renaissance to the 21st century have been inspired by its myths and history. The view of those who imagined and recreated the past of the sea has largely contributed to the shaping of modern cultures which are inexorably rooted and embedded in Mediterranean traditions. The contributions look at modern visual reinterpretations of ancient myths, fiction and history and pay particular attention to the theme of sea travel and travellers, which since Homer's Odyssey has become the epitome of the discovery of new worlds, of cultural exchanges and a metaphor of personal developments and metamorphoses.

Author Rosario Rovira Guardiola
Isbn 1474298613
Genre Art
Year 2017-12-14
Pages 344
Language English
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What if death was not the end? A thrilling story of love, loss, revenge andredemption in Naples and beyond. When his son is killed by gangsters’ crossfire on his way to school, Neapolitan taxi driver Matteo is consumed by despair. But just when he feels life has lost all meaning, he encounters a man who claims the living can find ways into the afterlife. And legend says that there’s an entrance to the underworld beneath Naples. What if Matteo had a chance of bringing Pippo back from the dead?

Author Laurent Gaudé
Isbn 191047746X
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-03-24
Pages 300
Language English
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October 2011. In the dying days of the Libyan civil war, Muammar Gaddafi is hiding out in his home town of Sirte along with his closest advisors. They await a convoy that will take them south, away from encroaching rebel forces and NATO aerial attacks. The mood is sombre. In what will be his final night, Gaddafi reflects on an extraordinary life, whilst still raging against the West, his fellow Arab nations and the ingratitude of the Libyan people. In this gripping imagining of the last hours of President Gaddafi, Yasmina Khadra provides us with fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most complex and controversial figures of recent history.

Author Yasmina Khadra
Isbn 1910477249
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-10-16
Pages 192
Language English
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“A miraculous book in praise of women, in praise of both their shortcomings and their strengths” from the internationally bestselling author (l’Express). Anne, Hanna, and Anny. Three young women, free spirits all, each one at odds with the age in which they live. Despite the centuries that divide them, their stories intersect—a surprising narrative technique that lends increasing tension and richness to this novel, which builds to a thrilling crescendo of unexpected revelations. Anne lives in Flanders in the sixteenth century. She’s a mystic who talks with animals like Saint Francis; she finds God in nature and cannot understand the need for religious rituals. Yet her ideas run against the temper of the times and result in her being branded a heretic, with tragic consequences. Hanna lives in Vienna at the start of the twentieth century. She is a young noblewoman, dissatisfied with bourgeois conventions, who will find a method for uncovering the roots of her malaise in a new cure developed by a Viennese doctor by the name of Sigmund Freud. Anny is a Hollywood star of the 2000s, addicted to celebrity and to variety of illicit substances. Both her curse and her solace, acting will give her the key to an open a new chapter in her life where she will find love, companionship, and the meaning she has been searching for. “Schmitt writes movingly about three women, divided by time and distance, whose lives connect when they attempt to break free of expectations imposed by society . . . Schmitt’s three complex stories are beautifully translated and masterfully written.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Author Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Isbn 160945166X
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-07-02
Pages 340
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A moving fable about luck, persistence, and hope, grounded in the often tragic reality of modern-day immigration, by the winner of the 2004 Prix Goncort. Captain Salvatore Piracci has sailed along the Italian coast for the last twenty years, intercepting boats with clandestine African immigrants who have risked everything in the hope of reaching the new Eldorado. But when Piracci is confronted by a woman haunted by the death of her son, killed during an illegal crossing, he is forced to question the validity of his border-patrolling mission. Meanwhile, two brothers prepare to leave Sudan and make the dangerous passage to Europe. Separated mid-voyage, Suleiman, the youngest, vows to make it to the promised land and find the means to reunite with his ailing elder brother. At a time when debates over immigration and national identity dominate headlines in the United States and Europe, best-selling author Laurent Gaudé offers a unique portrait of the individuals who compromise their dreams and endanger their lives in search of a better existence.

Author Laurent Gaude
Isbn 1596928441
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-05-22
Pages 261
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Pour la première fois, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt a accepté le projet d'un livre d'entretien consacré à son enfance, ses vocations multiples, sa vie... Qui était le petit garçon Eric-Emmanuel à Lyon, dans les années 60 ? Quelles histoires avait-il déjà en tête ? Nous découvrons ses années de formation, son milieu, ses rêves, ses regrets... Il répond avec franchise et talent à la journaliste Catherine Lalanne, rédactrice en chef de Pèlerin, et responsable de cette nouvelle collection « L'Atelier de l'enfance ». Ses nombreuses confidences sur sa vie, ses valeurs, ses multiples activités, le sens qu'il donne à l'existence, à l'art, font le prix de ce livre exceptionnel. Ses très nombreux lecteurs dévoreront les différents chapitres de ce livre pour entrer dans l'intimité de leur auteur. Nous ferons connaissance avec un écrivain, dramaturge, philosophe, bien différent des clichés que certains peuvent avoir sur lui. Et bien plus surprenant.

Author Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Isbn 2227491159
Genre Social Science
Year 2017-02-15
Pages 150
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"Chris Weitz has made a beautiful transition from writing and directing films to novels. The Young World is populated with characters you won't forget and a story as fresh and urgent as Divergent."--James Patterson, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Maximum Ride. Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens. After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when a fellow tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure for the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip, exchanging gunfire with enemy gangs, escaping cults and militias, braving the wilds of the subway--all in order to save humankind. This first novel from acclaimed film writer/director Chris Weitz is the heart-stopping debut of an action-packed trilogy.

Author Chris Weitz
Isbn 0316226270
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2014-07-29
Pages 384
Language English
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First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures, as well as later myths, explore the origin, development and various incarnations of their subjects. Alongside entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from across the world, including Africa, China, Japan, Latin America and India. This book will be indispensable for students and teachers of literature, history and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in the fascinating world of mythology. A detailed bibliography and index are included. ‘The Companion provides a fine interpretive road map to Western culture’s use of archetypal stories.’ Wilson Library Review ‘It certainly is a comprehensive volume... extremely useful.’ Times Higher Education Supplement

Author Pierre Brunel
Isbn 1317387147
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2015-07-30
Pages 1224
Language English
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Ulysses James Joyce - James Joyce's astonishing masterpiece, Ulysses, tells of the diverse events which befall Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Dublin on 16 June 1904, during which Blooms voluptuous wife, Molly, commits adultery. Initially deemed obscene in England and the USA, this richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its Modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, and Ernest Hemingway. Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comic, and generously humane, Ulysses offers the reader a life-changing experience.In the past, Ulysses has been labeled dirty, blasphemous, and even unreadable. None of these adjectives, however, do the slightest justice to the novel. To this day it remains the modernist masterpiece, in which the author takes both Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. It is funny, sorrowful, and even (in a close-focus sort of way) suspenseful. And despite the exegetical industry that has sprung up in the last 75 years, Ulysses is also a compulsively readable book.William Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand. Joyce saw it in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904, a day distinguished by its utter normality. Two characters, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, go about their separate business, crossing paths with a gallery of indelible Dubliners. We watch them teach, eat, stroll the streets, argue, and (in Blooms case) masturbate. And thanks to the books stream-of-consciousness technique which suggests no mere stream but an impossibly deep, swift-running river were privy to their thoughts, emotions, and memories. The result? Almost every variety of human experience is crammed into the accordian folds of a single day, which makes Ulysses not just an experimental work but the very last word in realism.I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape. T. S. EliotWhat is so staggering about Ulysses is the fact that behind a thousand veils nothing lies hidden; that it turns neither toward the mind nor toward the world, but, as cold as the moon looking on from cosmic space, allows the drama of growth, being, and decay to pursue its course. Carl JungThe greatest novel of the 20th century. Anthony Burgess

Author James Joyce
Isbn 398594427X
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-10-25
Pages 1111
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Roman d’apprentissage prônant la tolérance et l’ouverture d’esprit au travers des souvenirs de Momo, un jeune Juif abandonné par sa mère, délaissé par son père, et sauvé par un vieil épicier musulman, Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran ne laisse personne indifférent et offre un regard neuf sur une religion bien souvent méconnue. Après une introduction générale visant à présenter le roman et son auteur, Loanna Pazzaglia se plonge dans l’analyse de ce chef d’œuvre d’Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt. Après avoir résumé l’œuvre et présenté les personnages principaux (Momo et Monsieur Ibrahim), l’auteure s’intéresse aux thématiques mises en avant dans le récit : le soufisme, la spiritualité, la paternité, etc. Elle s’attache ensuite à décoder le style du roman dans lequel on décèle aisément quelques caractéristiques de l’écriture théâtrale, car, ne l’oublions pas, l’œuvre avait, à l’origine, été écrite pour le théâtre. Enfin, pour clore cette analyse littéraire, elle s’intéresse à la réception de Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran aussi bien sur les planches du théâtre qu’en librairie.

Author Loanna Pazzaglia
Isbn 2806268990
Genre Literary Collections
Year 2016-02-29
Pages 49
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Décryptez Oscar et la Dame rose d'Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt avec l’analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir d’Oscar et la Dame rose, le roman qui a ému petits et grands ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une analyse complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que Oscar, Mamie-Rose et les parents d'Oscar • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : Dieu comme confident, la relation des enfants avec la maladie et la philosophie épicurienne Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette nouvelle édition de notre analyse d’Oscar et la Dame rose (2016), avec Laure De Caevel, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder ce récit essentiel de la littérature française moderne. Notre analyse permet de faire rapidement le tour de l’œuvre et d’aller au-delà des clichés. » Stéphanie FELTEN À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. Le PetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d'intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l'Éducation. Plus d'informations sur http://lepetitlitteraire.fr

Author Laure de Caevel,Lucile Lhoste,lePetitLittéraire.fr
Isbn 2806283264
Genre Education
Year 2016-12-28
Pages 32
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Destiné aux étudiants préparant les concours d’entrée aux Grandes Écoles de Commerce, cet ouvrage a été conçu pour leur permettre de s’entraîner aux différentes épreuves d’espagnol des trois grandes banques, IÉNA, CCIP, et ÉCRICOME, en LV1 et LV2, sur les dix dernières années. Outil de travail et de révision, il contient les sujets proposés entre 2007 et 2017, soit 66 sujets intégralement corrigés par des enseignants de classes préparatoires, des membres des commissions de conception des sujets ainsi que des membres des jurys. Pour chaque sujet vous trouverez : • une proposition de traduction annotée en thème • une proposition de traduction annotée en version • une réponse rédigée et parfois annotée aux questions de compréhension du texte • deux propositions de réponses annotées parfois aux questions d’expression personnelle Riche de nombreux commentaires, il permet un entraînement efficace et pertinent. Le plus Chaque proposition de réponse aux questions d’expression personnelle a été actualisée afin de prendre en compte l’évolution de l’actualité en Espagne et dans les pays d’Amérique latine.

Author Calvente María Inma (coord.), Tumba Carine (coord.)
Isbn 2340051258
Genre Foreign Language Study
Year 2017-07-25
Pages 384
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Sinbad the Sailor is reborn as a young, adventurous man in modern day Algeria, who has joined the waves of North African immigration into Europe. Accompanied by a mysterious mongrel and his Senegalese friend Robinson, this lover of women and beauty embarks on a journey around the Mediterranean—from Algiers to Damascus, passing through Rome, Paris, Baghdad, through the refugee camps and the deceitful glimmer of the Western world—that takes him on a headlong pursuit of happiness and love. A tale of our times—sometimes cruel, often funny and always fascinating—this novel tells the story of a man coming to grips with the stark realities of war within the framework of legend. It is at once a reconciliation of East and West and a resounding judgement on the state of the modern world.

Author Salim Bachi
Isbn 1782270078
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-01-29
Pages 192
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The novel made into the major motion picture released October 2008, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe: "Clever [and] well-paced, Body of Lies is hard to put down."—John Miller, Wall Street Journal CIA soldier Roger Ferris has come out of Iraq with a shattered leg and an intense mission— to penetrate the network of a master terrorist known only as "Suleiman." Ferris's plan is inspired by a masterpiece of British intelligence during World War II: He prepares a body of lies, literally the corpse of an imaginary CIA officer who appears to have accomplished the impossible by recruiting an agent within the enemy's ranks.This scheme binds friend and foe in a web of extraordinary subtlety and complexity. When it begins to unravel, Ferris finds himself flying blind into a hurricane. His only hope is the urbane head of Jordan's intelligence service. But can Ferris trust him?

Author David Ignatius
Isbn 9780393066708
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-04-17
Pages 352
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Der Dialog literarischer Traditionen bildet komplexe Konstellationen der Anverwandlung und Überschreibung, Zurückweisung und Innovation aus. Angesichts der Infragestellung kultureller Zugehörigkeiten und sozialer Identitäten wird das Wissen um diese Zusammenhänge zu einem bedeutenden Anliegen der europäischen Kulturen und Literaturen. Insbesondere dem Verständnis von Gründungserzählungen und den sich daran anknüpfenden Kanonisierungsprozessen gelten die Forschungen des Bonner Literaturwissenschaftlers und Mediävisten Michael Bernsen. Seine impulsgebenden Arbeiten zum Ägypten-Mythos, zum Petrarkismus sowie zu zentralen Gründungsmythen Europas im Mittelalter, der Romantik und Moderne finden in den Beiträgen dieses Bandes ein vielstimmiges internationales Echo. The dialogue of literary traditions produces complex constellations of assimilation and reformulation, refutation and innovation. Given the current challenges of cultural affiliations and of social identities, the knowledge of the addressed correlations, especially of founding myths, comes to be one of the central concerns of the European Literatures. These founding narratives have attracted the special attention of Michael Bernsen, who has been doing considerable research on the processes of literary canonization in the European literatures, on the Myth of Egypt, on Petrarchism, and in the field of important founding myths stemming from the Middle Ages to Romanticism and Modernity. The 39 contributions of international outstanding scholars attest the productive reception of the achievements of this researcher’s career.

Author Roland Alexander Ißler,Rolf Lohse,Ludger Scherer
Isbn 3847010166
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-06-17
Pages 581
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Wie aktuell ist Wilhelm Raabe heute? Die Beiträge dieses Bandes beantworten diese Frage aus literarischer und literaturwissenschaftlicher Sicht. Kolonialismus, Umweltzerstörung, Umgang mit dem Fremden - erstaunlich viele der Themen, die uns derzeit umtreiben, finden sich bereits bei Wilhelm Raabe (1831-1910). Der Band versammelt Beiträge bedeutender Autorinnen und Autoren aus Gegenwartsliteratur und aktueller Literaturwissenschaft, die das Werk des großen realistischen Erzählers neu erkunden und in seiner Aktualität zugänglich machen. Sie zeigen, wie anregend und bereichernd es sein kann, sich auf die Eigentümlichkeiten und Komplexitäten von Texten wie "Abu Telfan", "Pfisters Mühle", "Die Akten des Vogelsangs" oder das unvollendete "Altershausen" einzulassen.

Author Moritz Baßler,Hubert Winkels
Isbn 3835343408
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2019-09-02
Pages 378
Language English
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