The main character of the novel, Célestine tells the story. Rather open heartedly she describes the years of her work in the houses of wealthy bourgeois people, without omitting a single erotic episode. Following the Célestine's story, the reader feels himself as if watching a film about the life of so-called "decent" people that was shot through a keyhole, and he discovers wickedness and numerous harmful addictions in the high society.
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Author: Elliott Erwitt
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Gathers humorous photographs of children, travelers, showgirls, horses, dogs, birds, street scenes, beaches, weddings, soldiers, and fashion shows
Wicked Sexy Liar
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When three college besties meet three hot guys in Vegas, anything can—and does—happen. Book Four in the New York Times Wild Seasons series that began with Sweet Filthy Boy (the Romantic Times book of the year that Sylvia Day called “a sexy, sweet treasure of a story”), Dirty Rowdy Thing, and Dark Wild Night. For two people ambivalent about dating and love, they sure get naked around each other an awful lot . . . London Hughes is very content to surf daily, tend bar, hang out with her group of friends, and slowly orient herself in the years after college. Everything’s going great and according to the non-plan. But when a wave knocks her for a loop one morning, then Luke Sutter’s flirtatious smile knocks her for another that evening, she veers slightly off course…and into his path. Sure, he’s a total player, but the Why not—it’s only one night is a persistent voice in her ear. For his part, Luke’s been on hookup autopilot for so long that he rarely ever pauses to consider what he’s doing. But after an amazing time with London, he realizes that he hasn’t been moving on from a devastating heartbreak so much as he’s been drifting to wherever—and whomever—the current takes him. With London he wants more. Every relationship involves two people…plus their pasts. And as much as she enjoys her fling with Luke, when London learns about his past—more specifically, who’s in it—everything becomes the brand of complicated she strives to avoid. It’s up to Luke then to change some things in order to try and ensure he’s not something she’ll outright avoid as well.
Pappa in Afrika
Author: Anton Kannemeyer
Publisher: Jacana Media
Surveying the debates about race that enliven and confuse daily life in South Africa, this album of underground comics brings together artwork and pointed satire to tackle colonialism and its ongoing legacy. The book adopts the style of Hergé’s Tintin for its cover, but that innocent first impression is soon replaced by what's inside: a relentless critique of the hypocrisy and racist attitudes of white society—and many spoofs about the greed and corruption among Africa’s new political elite.
Author: Stian Hole
Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers
Garmann makes friends with Johanna, the twin sister of the girl who torments him at school, when they discover that they both love adventures and talking about outer space.
Special Features- Aims to show how The Gilgamesh Epic developed from its earliest to its latest form- Systematic, step-by-step tracking of the stylistic, thematic, structural, and theological changes in The Gilgamesh Epic- Relation of changes to factors (geographical, political, religious, literary) that may have prompted them- Attempts to identify the sources (biographical, historical, literary, folkloric) of the epic's themes, and to suggest what may have been intended by use of these themes- Extensive bibliography- Indices
Debussy was not referring to "arabesque" in the form of a ballet term but rather to the meaning of "arabesque" as a piece with exquisite detail and clear repetitions of ideas and artistic balance. These pieces were written in 1888 during Debussy's earliest compositional period.
Author: Joseph Galliano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
These nuggets of wisdom are offered by an Academy Award–nominated actor (James Woods), a popular comedian (Aasif Mandvi), and a world-famous novelist (Jodi Picoult) to their sixteen-year-old selves. No matter how accomplished and confident they seem today, at sixteen, they were like the rest of us—often unsure, frequently confused, and usually in need of a little reassurance. In Dear Me, 75 celebrities, writers, musicians, athletes, and actors have written letters to their younger selves that give words of comfort, warning, humor, and advice. These letters present intimate, moving, and witty insights into some of the world’s most intriguing and admired individuals. By turns funny, surprising, raw, and uplifting, this singular collection captures the universal conditions that are youth, life, and growing up.
Author: Antonio Tabucchi
It is a sultry August at the very end of the twentieth century, and Tristano is dying. A hero of the Italian Resistance, Tristano has called a writer to his bedside to listen to his life story, though, really, “you don’t tell a life…you live a life, and while you’re living it, it’s already lost, has slipped away.” Tristano Dies, one of Antonio Tabucchi’s major novels, is a vibrant consideration of love, war, devotion, betrayal, and the instability of the past, of storytelling, and what it means to be a hero. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Violette Leduc, Derek Coltman
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
An obsessive and revealing self-portrait of a remarkable woman humiliated by the circumstances of her birth and by her physical appearance, La Batarde relates Violette Leduc's long search for her own identity through a series of agonizing and passionate love affairs with both men and women. When first published, La Batarde earned Violette Leduc comparisons to Jean Genet for the frank depiction of her sexual escapades and immoral behavior. A confession that contains portraits of several famous French authors, this book is more than just a scintillating memoir -- like that of Henry Miller, Leduc's brilliant writing style and attention to language transform this autobiography into a work of art.
Dantès Louis Bellegarde (1877-1966), enseignant, écrivain, essayiste, historien et diplomate haïtien, est né le 18 mai 1877 à Port-au-Prince. Il est considéré comme l'un des penseurs haïtiens les plus importants du XXe siècle, et a lutté contre l'occupation américaine en Haïti, de 1915 à 1934. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages: 'Pages d'histoire. Port-au-Prince: Chéraquit (1925), La République d'Haiti et les États-Unis devant la justice internationale (1924), Pour une Haïti heureuse... 2 vols. (1927-1929), Un Haïtien parle (1934), La Nation haïtienne (1938), Haïti et ses problèmes (1941), Dessalines a parlé. (1948), et Histoire du peuple haïtien, 1492-1952 (1953).Celucien L. Joseph, PhD (University of Texas at Dallas) est Professeur de la langue et littérature anglaise à Indian River State College.