The Phantom of Rue Royale: The Nicolas Le Floch Investigations (A Nicolas Le Floch Investigation)

Paris is in mourning. on the fireworks show marking the Dauphin's marriage to Marie Antoinette, 1000s of individuals were injured or overwhelmed to demise. but no longer all of the sufferers died accidentally...This tragic incident yields a brand new case for Commissioner Le Floch whilst a strangled girl is located among the opposite corpses.The research will lead him to the house of a furrier on Rue Royale and a terrifying come upon with supernatural forces.

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A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel (FSG Classics)

By James Salter

"As approximately excellent as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds expense (The ny Times) defined this vintage that has been a favourite of readers, either right here and in Europe, for nearly 40 years. Set in provincial France within the Sixties, it's the intensely carnal story―part surprising truth, half feverish dream ―of a love affair among a footloose Yale dropout and a tender French woman. there's the visible and the unseen―and pages that burn with a unprecedented intensity.

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The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories (New Directions Paperbook)

By Jean-Paul Sartre

One of Sartre’s maximum existentialist works of fiction, The Wall includes the single 5 brief tales he ever wrote. Set throughout the Spanish Civil struggle, the identify tale crystallizes the well-known philosopher’s existentialism.

'The Wall', the lead tale during this assortment, introduces 3 political prisoners at the evening sooner than their execution. in the course of the gaze of an neutral doctor—seemingly there for the men's solace—their psychological descent is charted in beautiful, usually harrowing element. and because the morning attracts inexorably nearer, the boys pass the mental wall among existence and demise, lengthy sooner than the 1st shot earrings out. This exceptional photograph of lifestyles in ache is the best advent to a set of reports the place the neurosis of the trendy global is reflected within the lives of the folks that inhabit it . this is often an unexpurgated version translated from the French through Lloyd Alexander.

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Looking for The Proletariat: Socialisme ou Barbarie and the Problem of Worker Writing (Historical Materialism Book)

This booklet, the 1st English-language heritage of the French progressive workforce Socialism ou Barbarie, makes a speciality of the interval of 1949 to 1957 whilst the impression of the crowd started to wane. Hastings-King explains why Socialisme ou Barbarie’s anti-Leninist place on association led it to privilege first individual narratives with the intention to comprehend employee event and its innovative possibilities.

Looking for the Proletariat attracts on those narratives—the in simple terms first-person bills of the working-class event in French throughout the 1950s—to discover the disintegration of collective funding within the Marxist Imaginary that opened up at Renault’s Billancourt manufacturing unit within the aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution.

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Paris Letters

A manhattan instances bestseller

Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush...and Paris

How a lot funds does it take to give up your job?

Exhausted and at the verge of burnout, Janice poses this inquiries to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her table. unusually, the reply isn't really as daunting as she anticipated. With a bit math and many selection, Janice cuts again, saves up, and buys herself years of freedom in Europe.

A few days into her cease in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the lovable butcher down the street-who does not converse English. via a mix of signal language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She quickly realizes that she will by no means go back to the realm of twelve-hour workdays and greasy company lingo. yet her dwindling reductions strength her to discover how to fund her goals back. So Janice turns to her 3 loves-words, paintings, and Christophe-to determine how to make her happily-ever-after in Paris final forever.

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When Poetry Ruled the Streets: The French May Events of 1968

By Andrew Feenberg

Offers a whole survey of the French could occasions of 1968 via narrative, research, and documents.

More than a historical past, this e-book is a passionate reliving of the French might occasions of 1968. The authors, ardent individuals within the stream in Paris, documented the unfolding occasions as they pelted the police and ran from the tear fuel grenades. Their account is imbued with the impassioned efforts of the scholars to ignite political knowledge all through society. Feenberg and Freedman decide upon records, graffiti, brochures, and posters from the stream and use them as testaments to a really diverse and fascinating time. Their remark, educated via the next improvement of French tradition and politics, bargains necessary heritage info and historic context for what could be the final nice innovative problem to the capitalist system.

"This publication is interesting to learn. The could occasions in France are extremely important. they're open to various interpretations yet definitely they supply the one instance of a central authority of a complicated commercial society delivered to its ft, if just for a number of weeks. They resonate backwards with the background of revolutions and ahead to 'the new social hobbies' and the upheavals and reorganizations in Europe that proceed to this day." -- Mark Poster, writer of Existential Marxism in Postwar France: From Sartre to Althusser

"I comprehend of no different booklet really love it. It authoritatively captures a big second in twentieth-century historical past, and does so with actual verve and aptitude. i couldn't think instructing the sixties with no recourse to it." -- Paul Thomas, college of California, Berkeley

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Contes populaires de toutes les Bretagne

By Jean Markale

Les Contes populaires de toutes les Bretagne permettent de redécouvrir ces histoires extraordinaires transmises oralement de génération en génération, qui constituent los angeles richesse los angeles plus authentique de los angeles Bretagne.
S'ils appartiennent à l. a. culture populaire universelle, ces contes ont été adaptés et actualisés selon l'esprit des bretons : ils témoignent d'une véritable civilisation, à los angeles fois rurale et maritime, parfaitement spécifique.
Mais assez parlé ! Ecoutons maintenant l. a. voix du conteur, celle de Jean Markale, qui nous plonge dans un univers merveilleux et fantastique.
La Dame blanche de Trécesson, los angeles noix du korrigan, le Diable qui cherchait un métier... Cinquante contes édifiants pour frémir et pour grandir.

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Medieval Naval Warfare 1000-1500 (Warfare and History)

By Susan Rose

How have been medieval navies organised, and the way did strong rulers use them? Medieval Naval war, 1000-1500 presents a wealth of data concerning the technique and strategies of those early fleets and the level to which the chances of sea strength have been understood and exploited.
This interesting account brings vividly to existence the risks and problems of medieval seafaring. specifically, it finds the exploits of the Italian urban states, England and France and examines:
* why struggling with happened at sea
* how battles have been fought
* the logistical again up had to preserve a fleet
* naval battles from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.

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Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France

By Lucy Moore

"Woman is born loose and lives equivalent to guy in her rights," declared Olympe de Gouges in 1791. through the French Revolution, ladies, encouraged through a eager for liberty and equality, performed an essential position in stoking the fervor and idealism of these years. In her compelling background of the Revolution, Lucy Moore paints a brilliant portrait of six notable girls who risked every little thing for the opportunity to workout their ambition and make their mark on history.

At the guts of Paris's highbrow flow, Germaine de Staël was once a determine like no different. Passionate, fiercely clever and as fed on by means of amorous affairs as she was once via politics, she helped write the 1791 structure on the salon within which she entertained the good thinkers of the age. on the different finish of the social scale, her working-class opposite numbers patrolled the streets of Paris with pistols of their belts. Théroigne de Méricourt used to be an unsatisfied courtesan while she fell in love with innovative beliefs. Denied a political function due to her intercourse, she however campaigned tirelessly till a mob beating left her damaged in either brain and physique. Later got here the glittering merveilleuses, whose glamour, good looks and propensity for revealing clothes propelled them to the head of post-revolutionary society. Exuberant, decadent Thérésia Tallien reportedly helped engineer Robespierre's downfall. In so doing, she and her fellow "sans-chemises" ushered in a brand new global that mixed sexual license with the amorality of the recent Republic.

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