Collected Maxims and Other Reflections: with parallel French text (Oxford World's Classics)

Deceptively short and insidiously effortless to learn, l. a. Rochefoucauld's intelligent, unflattering analyses of human habit have inspired writers, thinkers, and public figures as numerous as Voltaire, Proust, de Gaulle, Nietzsche, and Conan Doyle.
this can be the fullest selection of l. a. Rochefoucauld's writings ever released in English, and contains the 1st entire translation of the Réflexions diverses (Miscellaneous Reflections). This variation comprises an exceptional creation that surveys l. a. Rochefoucauld's existence, the genesis of his paintings, its shape and content material, and its effect, in addition to entire explanatory notes. A desk of different maxim numbers and an in depth and worthy index of issues support the reader to find any maxim quick and to understand the total variety of l. a. Rochefoucauld's notion on any of his favourite issues, reminiscent of self-love, vice and advantage, love and jealousy, friendship and self-interest, ardour and satisfaction.

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The Emperor of Paris

By C. S. Richardson

Like his father sooner than him, Octavio runs the Notre-Dame bakery, and is aware the key recipe for definitely the right Parisian baguette. yet, additionally like his father, Octavio hasn't ever mastered the paintings of interpreting and his in simple terms wisdom of the area past the bakery door comes from his personal mind's eye.

Just a number of streets away, Isabeau works out of sight within the basement of the Louvre, attempting to fail to remember her disfigured good looks by way of wasting herself within the work she restores and the tales she reads.

The may perhaps by no means have met, yet for a curious chain of coincidences concerning a mysterious tourist, an impoverished painter, a jaded bookseller, and a booklet of fairytales, misplaced and located . . .

CS RICHARDSON's first novel, the top of the Alphabet, was once a world bestseller released in 13 international locations and ten languages. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for top ebook (Canada & the Caribbean), it was once named on 4 better of the yr lists and used to be tailored for radio drama by means of BBC Radio four. Richardson is usually an entire and award-winning ebook fashion designer. He lives and works in Toronto.

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The Other Paris

By Luc Sante

A journey via Paris because it isn't again--dark and dank and terrible and slapdash and actually bohemian

Paris, town of lighting fixtures, town of good eating and seductive couture and highbrow hauteur, used to be till rather lately consistently observed by way of its shadow: the town of the bad, the outcast, the legal, the eccentric, the willfully nonconforming. In The different Paris, Luc Sante supplies us a wide ranging view of that moment city, which has approximately vanished yet whose lines are within the bricks and stones of the modern urban, within the tradition of France itself, and, by way of extension, in the course of the world.

Drawing on testimony from an outstanding diversity of witnesses, Sante, whose thorough examine is matched basically through the vividness of his narration, takes the reader on a whirlwind journey. Richly illustrated with greater than 300 pictures, The different Paris scuttles during the knotted pre-Haussmann streets, throughout the improvised lodgings of the unique bohemians, throughout the whorehouses and dance halls and hobo shelters of the previous city.

A full of life survey of work stipulations, prostitution, ingesting, crime, and renowned leisure, and of the newshounds, réaliste singers, pamphleteers, and poets who chronicled their evolution, The different Paris is a e-book intended to upend the tale of the French capital, to reclaim the town from the bons vivants and the speculators, and to carry a mild to the paintings and lives of these expunged from its heart through the forces of profit.

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When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944

By Ronald C. Rosbottom

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris

On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and approximately abandoned Paris. 8 days later, France authorised a humiliating defeat and international career. consequently, an eerie experience of normalcy settled over the town of sunshine. Many Parisians keenly tailored themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. even as, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, deportations, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose. Parisians of all stripes---Jews, immigrants, kids, communists, rightists, cultural icons reminiscent of Colette, de Beauvoir, Camus, and Sartre, in addition to cops, lecturers, scholars, and shop owners---rallied round a little-known French army officer, Charles de Gaulle.

WHEN PARIS WENT darkish inspires with wonderful precision the element of way of life in a urban below profession, and the courageous those who fought opposed to the darkness. counting on a variety of resources---memoirs, diaries, letters, files, interviews, own histories, flyers and posters, fiction, pictures, movie and ancient studies---Rosbottom has solid a groundbreaking booklet that would ceaselessly impact how we comprehend these darkish years within the urban of Light.

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Les Sept jours du talion

By Patrick Sénécal

Il s'appelle Bruno Hamel, il a trente-huit ans et il est chirurgien. Avec sa petite famille — Sylvie sa conjointe, et Jasmine, sa fille de sept ans —, il habite Drummondville et, comme tous les gens heureux, il n'a pas vraiment d'histoire. Jusqu'à ce que Jasmine, par un bel après-midi d'automne, soit violée et assassinée. Dès lors, l'univers de los angeles famille Hamel bascule. Mais lorsque l. a. police arrête le meurtrier, un bad projet germe dans l'esprit enténébré de Bruno: il va s'emparer du monstre et lui faire payer ce qu'il a fait à sa petite fille. Le jour de l. a. comparution du meurtrier, Hamel kidnappe le monstre...

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Carnal Art: Orlan's Refacing

By C. Jill O'Bryan

The French artist Orlan is understood for performances within which her physique is surgically altered; in 9 such performances, gains from Greek goddesses painted by means of Botticelli, G rard, Moreau, and an nameless university of Fontainebleau artist in addition to from DaVinci's Mona Lisa have been implanted into Orlan's face. O'Bryan, an autonomous pupil and artis

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Windows on the World

A bold but relocating evocation of the final moments for a father and his kids on best of the realm alternate Centre on September eleventh. 'The purely approach to comprehend what happened within the eating place at the 107th ground of the North Tower, global alternate middle on September eleventh 2001 is to invent it.' Weaving truth and fiction, empathy and darkish humour, autobiography and mind, home windows at the international dares to confront the terrifying snapshot that has come to outline our global, the picture onto which we undertaking our fears, our compassion, our anger, our incomprehension. Beigbeder is a fierce, livid, infuriating chronicler of human iniquity and human pain Frederic Beigbeder was once born in 1965 and lives in Paris. He works as a writer, literary critic and broadcaster. NB Frederic has an acute accessory on every one 'e'

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Hell.com

By Patrick Sénécal

Depuis qu’il a pris los angeles tête de los angeles société immobilière de son père, Daniel Saul est devenu l’un des hommes d’affaires les plus riches du Québec. Dans l. a. jeune quarantaine, beau, fonceur, clever et sans pitié pour l. a. concurrence et les losers, Daniel a tout pour lui et ne se gêne pas pour prendre le reste. Quand Martin Charron, un financier et ancien confrère de collège, lui suggest de devenir membre de Hell.com, un web site net mystery où tout – mais vraiment tout! – est attainable pour ceux qui le fréquentent, Daniel sait qu’il ne pourra refuser de s’inscrire. N’est-il pas un «puissant de ce monde», comme son père...

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The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions.

By Arno J. Mayer

The nice romance and worry of bloody revolution--strange mix of idealism and terror--have been outdated by way of blind religion within the cold growth of human rights and international capitalism. Flying within the face of historical past, violence is disregarded as infrequent, immoral, and counterproductive. Arguing in contrast pervasive wishful pondering, the celebrated historian Arno J. Mayer revisits the 2 so much tumultuous and influential revolutions of recent instances: the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Although those upheavals arose in several environments, they related classes. the idea and language of Enlightenment France have been the glories of western civilization; these of tsarist Russia's intelligentsia have been on its margins. either revolutions all started as revolts vowed to struggle unreason, injustice, and inequality; either swept away outdated regimes and defied demonstrated religions in societies that have been eighty five% peasant and illiterate; either entailed the terrifying go back of repressed vengeance. opposite to primary trust, Mayer argues, ideologies and personalities didn't keep watch over occasions. quite, the tide of violence crushed the political actors who assumed energy and have been rudderless. Even the simplest plans couldn't stem the chaos that without delay benefited and swallowed them. Mayer argues that we have got overlooked a necessary a part of all revolutions: the resistances to revolution, either family and international, which aid gas the spiral of terror.

In his sweeping but shut comparability of the world's transnational revolutions, Mayer follows their unfolding--from the French announcement of the Rights of guy and the Bolshevik announcement of the Rights of the Toiling and Exploited lots; the escalation of the preliminary violence into the reign of terror of 1793-95 and of 1918-21; the dismemberment of the hegemonic church buildings and faith of either societies; the "externalization" of the fear throughout the Napoleonic wars; and its "internalization" in Soviet Russia within the kind of Stalin's "Terror in a single Country." Making severe use of idea, outdated and new, Mayer breaks via unexamined assumptions and winning debates in regards to the attributes of those specific revolutions to elevate broader and extra aggravating questions on the character of progressive violence attending new foundations.

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