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texte impriméSince the original, prewar translation there has been no completely new rendering of the French original into English. This translation brings to the fore a more sharply engaged, comic and lucid Proust. IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME is one of the great[...]
texte impriméThe celebrated feminist and existentialist looks back on her later years, reevaluates incidents in her past, and shares her outlook on life
texte imprimé'Sartre is a stern moralist who teaches above all things the need to be responsible and mature' - Maurice Cranston. During the German occupation Sartre wrote 'the secret of a man is...the limit of his own freedom; his capacity for standing up to[...]
texte impriméThe three works in this volume established Racine as a playwright who enjoyed high favour both with the public and at the court of Louis XIV and presented a growing challenge to the older writer Corneille.
texte impriméL'Assommoir (1877) is the seventh novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Usually considered one of Zola's masterpieces, the novel—a study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris—was a huge comme[...]
texte impriméDonatien Alphonse Francois, Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), one of the most perplexing personalities of Western culture, has been called 'the freest spirit who ever lived' and 'a frenetic and abominable assemblage of all crimes and obscenities'. Ye[...]
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texte impriméAlbert Camus ; Stuart Gilbert, Traducteur ; Henry Jones, Traducteur ; Justin O'Brien, Traducteur | London : Penguin Books | 1984Caligula; Cross Purpose; The Just; The Possessed Caligula reveals some aspects of the existential notion of 'the absurd' by portraying an emperor so mighty and so desperate in his search for freedom that he inevitably destroys gods, men and h[...]
texte impriméIn Candide, Voltaire threw down an audacious challenge to the philosophical views of the Enlightenment to create one of the most glorious satires of the eighteenth century. His eponymous hero is an innocent young man whose tutor, Pangloss, has i[...]
texte impriméThis story is one of Balzac's "Scenes de la Vie Privee" within the "Comedie Humaine" sequence, and describes the irresistible rise and fall of a perfume merchant in the Rue St Honore. This novel is the French 19th-century's great poem of bankruptcy.