Category: France

  • Brittany (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

    DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to enormous quantities of locations all over the world actually convey you what others basically let you know. they've got turn into well known for his or her visible excellence, inclusive of remarkable images, 3-D mapping, and especially commissioned cutaway illustrations.

    DK Eyewitness shuttle Guides are the single publications that paintings both good for thought, as a making plans device, a pragmatic source whereas touring, and a memento following any journey.

    each one consultant is jam-packed with the up to date, trustworthy vacation spot info each visitor wishes, together with broad lodge and eating place listings, themed itineraries, lush images, and various maps.
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  • Mourir autrefois

    By Michel Vovelle

    Lyrisme visionnaire et convulsé de l'âge baroque, cérémonies exemplaires du Grand Siècle, sérénité désinvolte ou emphatique des Lumières, émotion retrouvée des cimetières romantiques : l. a. mort n'a cessé de changer. À travers les correspondances et les épitaphes, les oraisons funèbres et les testaments, Michel Vovelle retrouve les gestes, les photos et les rites d'un monde perdu, les attitudes collectives des hommes devant los angeles mort, des guerres de faith à l'aube du monde contemporain.
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  • Opus Pistorum

    By Henry Miller

    The Wildest Miller Yet!

    Henry Miller was once your early twentieth century author of all time in my view. this e-book besides the fact that is lovely demanding to get occasionally and for solid cause. it's a infrequent gem in that it ties in event of debauch within the vintage Henry Miller feel of intercourse and extra with epiphanies abloom. it truly is great to learn of an international the place ardour exists completely as a way of survival. You find out about what's attainable and what's permissible and human nature at its base point or even loftiest makes an attempt of experiencing and realizing why and what you're to be.

    Henry Miller wrote this while he used to be all yet broke in France and in such dire states he wrote for fifty francs a web page and he did so at round the time he used to be concerned with Anaias Nin. each web page (almost) that you simply open the publication at will include language that may blow you away (bad pun), even those that profess no mind's eye in any respect might be fired up with the content material and it's possibly the main specific and for me the simplest written e-book of its style and that i comprise Nins the Delta of Venus in that group.

    HENRY MILLER (1891-1980) used to be an American author and painter notorious for breaking with current literary types and constructing a brand new kind of "novel" that may be a mix of novel, autobiography, social feedback, philosophical mirrored image, surrealist unfastened organization, and mysticism, person who is extraordinarily consistently approximately and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and but can also be fictional. His such a lot attribute works of this sort are "Tropic of Cancer," "Tropic of Capricorn," and "Black Spring." His books have been banned within the usa for his or her lewd content material till 1964 whilst a courtroom ruling overturned this order, acknowledging Miller's paintings as literature in what grew to become the most celebrated victories of the sexual revolution.
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  • Origine

    By Diana Abu-Jaber

    Syracuse, Etat de manhattan. L'hiver est poor, los angeles ville est sous l. a. neige, battue par des vents glacés. Lena, experte en empreintes digitales, travaille à l'unité scientifique de los angeles police. C'est une jeune femme renfermée, à l'équilibre fragile, qui, en dépit de compétences exceptionnelles, préfère rester dans l'ombre et se consacrer aux cas de violences faites aux enfants, conséquence peut-être d'un passé tourmenté. Orpheline trouvée dans d'étranges circonstances à l'âge de 2 ans, Lena forget about en effet tout de ses origines. Son parcours croise un jour celui Erin Cogan, dont le bébé vient de décéder. Les médecins ont diagnostiqué une mort subite du nourrisson, los angeles mère ne les croit pas. On a tué son fils, elle en est sûre. Bien vite, le doute s'insinue aussi dans l'esprit de Lena, qui découvre un nombre anormal de cas similaires dans l. a. région. Y aurait-il vraiment un serial killer qui s'attaque aux bébés ? Plus étrange encore, Lena despatched confusément que l'énigme de ses origines est liée à Erin et aux meurtres des enfants. Parviendra-t-elle à reconstituer son histoire et à percer le sombre mystery de ses origines ? Malgré l. a. pression de l. a. presse qui s'empare de l'affaire, malgré les menaces qui pèsent sur sa vie, Lena ira jusqu'au bout d'une enquête passionnante.
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  • Made in Marseille: Food and Flavors from France's Mediterranean Seaport

    By Daniel Young

    Marseille, as soon as infamous for its diversified mischief, has lately skilled a cultural renaissance, setting up it as a Mediterranean capital of movie, style, song, literature, and, such a lot usually, food. From the city's liked, world-famous bouillabaisse to engaging émigré flavors to venerable road treats to vintage and modern Provencal bistro fare, this culinary crossroads, the Paris of Provence, bargains an exhilarating array of tempting meals that, whereas international in scope, have a folksy, made-in-Marseille character. subscribe to Daniel younger, writer of The Paris Café Cookbook, as he explores the real flavors of France's oldest urban, its nice southern gateway, extending from the Marseille of antiquity, came across intact within the limestone cliffs of the rocky sea coast, to the Marseille of romantic intrigue, nonetheless obvious within the labyrinthine passageways of the historical Panier sector, to its storied heart, the Vieux Port. in fact there is bouillabaisse: a complete bankruptcy in this mythical fish stew-soup, together with rustic, home-style Marseille recipes tailored to allow them to effectively be made with North American fish -- now not solely genuine yet wholeheartedly scrumptious. there are lots of different definitive fish recipes from this seafood fanatics' paradise in addition, together with the mythical pan-fried calamari with parsley and garlic from Chez Etienne and the foolproof formulation for grilling fish from the eating place L'Escale. additionally, there are fragrant appetizers, conventional and newfangled muffins, savory pastries, meat and chook dishes, and hearty vegetable stews, all ready with the construction blocks of the healthy, French-Mediterranean vitamin: olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, zucchini, fennel, eggplant, artichokes, olives, basil, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, almonds, figs, and honey.

    It's a whole cookbook, providing one hundred twenty recipes and in addition a striking portrait of France's "Second City." With evocative black-and-white photos by means of Marseille local Sébastien Boffredo, Made in Marseille is a full of life landscape of the foodstuff, flavors, tradition, and mystique of France's very important and engaging cosmopolitan seaport.

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  • The Secret Paris Cinema Club

    By Nicolas Barreau

    Alain Bonnard, the landlord of a small artwork cinema in Paris, is a dyed-in-the-wool nostalgic. In his Cinéma Paradis there are not any buckets of popcorn, no XXL colas, no Hollywood blockbusters. Alain holds enterprise to his rules of caliber - to teach movies that deliver desires to lifestyles, make humans fall in love. And Alain could do whatever for his shoppers - fairly the mysterious girl within the crimson coat who, for your time now, has grew to become up each Wednesday and regularly sits in row seventeen. What may possibly her tale be?

    Finally one night Alain plucks up braveness to ask the unknown attractiveness to dinner. yet simply because the so much smooth of affection tales is getting lower than means, anything occurs that turns Alain's lifestyles the other way up, shoving his little cinema without warning into the general public eye. So while the lady within the pink coat unexpectedly vanishes from his existence, the cinema proprietor can't support yet wonder whether it truly is greater than a accident. Taking concerns into his personal fingers, Alain units off looking for the stranger he has come to like - roll the outlet credit for a undying cinematic romance precious of the Parisian silver monitor!
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  • Heurs et malheurs de la France et de l'Europe: 1945-2009

    By Jacques Jessel

    Los angeles scenario est grave... mais pas désespérée. Loin de los angeles pensée exact et du politiquement right, c'est ce que démontre Jacques Jessel, diplomate de carrière, après avoir passé en revue les principaux événements de l. a. période 1945-2009, dont il a été observateur attentif et quelquefois acteur. Sur le plan des associations françaises, après avoir évoqué l'instabilité congénitale de los angeles IVe République et le progrès réel résultant de los angeles structure de 1958, il s'étonne des réformes apportées à celle-ci au cours des dernières années, lesquelles recèlent de sérieux éléments de fragilisation. Sur le plan de l'Europe, il critique de l. a. façon los angeles plus sévère des entreprises allant du projet de Communauté européenne de défense de 1952, au projet de traité constitutionnel de 2005 et à son remake signé à Lisbonne en 2007. Mais il ne manque pas non plus d'applaudir aux projects heureuses qui ont marqué toute cette période, depuis le plan Marshall et le Marché commun jusqu'à los angeles création du G 20. De los angeles reconversion ratée de l'économie est-allemande après los angeles réunification, aux erreurs de los angeles stratégie politico-militaire américaine à l'égard de l'Afghanistan et de l'Irak, en passant par les errements économiques et financiers des États-Unis qui ont conduit à l'actuelle crise mondiale, il dresse un bilan de los angeles scenario de los angeles France, de l'Europe et du monde et, à los angeles lumière de son expérience, des efforts qu'il reste à entreprendre pour sortir de los angeles crise et construire un monde meilleur... Une examine sans complaisance.
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  • Guilty (SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought)

    By Georges Bataille, Stuart Kendall

    A searing own checklist of religious and communal challenge, in which the demise of god pronounces the start of friendship.

    Guilty is a searing own list of non secular and communal situation, in which the demise of god publicizes the start of friendship. It takes the shape of a diary, recording the earliest days of global conflict II and the Nazi career of France, yet this can be no traditional day ebook: it documents the author’s trip via a war-torn international with no transcendence. Bataille’s religious trip can be an highbrow one, a visit with Hegel, Kierkegaard, Blake, Baudelaire, and Nietzsche as his partners. And it's a university of the flesh in which eroticism and mysticism are fused in a passionate look for natural immanence. Georges Bataille acknowledged of his paintings: “I train the paintings of turning horror into delight.” This new translation of Guilty is the 1st to incorporate the total textual content from Bataille’s Oeuvres Complètes. The textual content contains Bataille’s notes and drafts, which allow the reader to track the advance of the publication from diary to draft to released textual content, in addition to annotations of Bataille’s resource fabrics. an intensive and incisive introductory essay by means of Stuart Kendall situates the paintings traditionally, biographically, and philosophically. Guilty is Bataille’s so much tough, complicated, and multilayered paintings, however it is usually his so much own and relocating one.

    “This very important re-creation and translation of French thinker and poet Georges Bataille’s wartime diary, first released in 1944, stands as an important checklist of the intimate strategies and imagery that may turn into the floor for his later, and higher recognized, works on eroticism and mysticism … hugely recommended.” — selection
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  • Contre Dieu

    By Patrick Sénécal

    Que se passe-t-il dans los angeles tête d’un homme lorsqu’il perd, tout d’un coup, toutes ses raisons de vivre ? Quand tout ce qu’il a construit s’effondre? Que se passe-t-il quand on ne comprend pas pourquoi le type s’acharne sur nous? Qu’est-ce qui nous retiens, maintenant que tout est fini, qu’on n’a plus rien, de ne pas devenir monstrueux ? Sur quoi construit-on sa vie lorsque plus aucune morale ne trouve prise sur nous ? Ta maison devient trop grande, tes amis commencent à t’énerver, tu disparais, tu te caches, tu coupes les ponts avec ta réalité, tu n’as même plus envie de voir ta propre famille. Tu ne cherches aucune aide, tu ne cherches personne. Tu ne veux plus rien. Tu as des idées noires, très noires. Et tu te mets à chercher un responsable. Et finalement, tu le trouves... Mais tu ne peux rien contre Lui. Patrick Senécal nous livre ici un roman fulgurant, un Coup de tête au sens le plus strict du terme !
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  • 48 Hours in Paris: Paris Travel Guide

    By John Jones

    Paris has been the topic of such a lot of work, poems, songs and novels during the centuries and but it nonetheless manages to encourage romance into the hearts of tourists. it truly is an iconic international urban with the intention to occupy your daydreams lengthy ahead of you stopover at it and stay on your reminiscence for even longer. international type food, tree-lined boulevards of stately old constructions, tiny cafes with sidewalk patios, and a few of the main really extraordinary paintings galleries and museums on the earth anticipate you within the “City of Light”. try out a few of John Jones’ own favorites and hand-picked cafes and wine bars in a Paris go back and forth advisor like none you’ve ever learn prior to. With extraordinary enthusiasm and a wink to fellow tune aficionados, Jones is helping you discover the crème de l. a. crème during this star-studded urban. search proposal from the steep streets of Montmartre the place Van Gogh and Picasso as soon as lived, or cruise down the waters of the Seine earlier the well-known Notre Dame Cathedral. Sip espresso and get pleasure from a fluffy croissant in a quiet cafe. Watch the sundown over the town from the pinnacle of the Eiffel Tower after which watch a full of life cabaret exhibit on the Moulin Rouge. Jones provides you with the interior scoop on the way to adventure the “joie de vivre” of Paris in forty eight hours.
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