Framing French Culture
Author: Peter Poiana, Natalie Edwards, Ben McCann
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Throughout this book, the concept of framing is used to look at art, photography, scientific drawings and cinema as visually constituted, spatially bounded productions. The way these genres relate to that which exists beyond the frame, by means of plastic, chemically transposed, pencil-sketched or moving images allows us to decipher the particular language of the visual and at the same time circumscribe the dialectic between presence and absence that is proper to all visual media. Yet, these kinds of re-framing owe their existence to the ruptures and upheavals that marked the demise of certain discursive systems in the past, announcing the emergence of others that were in turn overturned.
The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
Author: Sandor Hervey, Ian Higgins
Thinking Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St. Andrews. The course offers a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work allows students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Thinking Translation draws on a wide range of material from technical texts to poetry and song.
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - "On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate." On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris’s wife, Hélène Muyal-Leiris, was killed by terrorists while attending a rock concert at the Bataclan Theater in Paris, in the deadliest attack on France since World War II. Three days later, Leiris wrote an open letter addressed directly to his wife’s killers, which he posted on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his seventeen-month-old son’s life be defined by Hélène’s murder. He refused to let the killers have their way: “For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom.” Instantly, that short Facebook post caught fire, and was reported on by newspapers and television stations all over the world. In his determination to honor the memory of his wife, he became an international hero to everyone searching desperately for a way to deal with the horror of the Paris attacks and the grim shadow cast today by the threat of terrorism. Now Leiris tells the full story of his grief and struggle. You Will Not Have My Hate is a remarkable, heartbreaking, and, indeed, beautiful memoir of how he and his baby son, Melvil, endured in the days and weeks after Hélène’s murder. With absolute emotional courage and openness, he somehow finds a way to answer that impossible question: how can I go on? He visits Hélène’s body at the morgue, has to tell Melvil that Mommy will not be coming home, and buries the woman he had planned to spend the rest of his life with. Leiris’s grief is terrible, but his love for his family is indomitable. This is the rare and unforgettable testimony of a survivor, and a universal message of hope and resilience. Leiris confronts an incomprehensible pain with a humbling generosity and grandeur of spirit. He is a guiding star for us all in these perilous times. His message—hate will be vanquished by love—is eternal. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Erik Orsenna
Madame Bâ Marguerite est née le 10 août 1947 à Médine (Mali), sur les bords du fleuve Sénégal. Fille d'Ousmane, forgeron, sous-directeur de la chute d'eau, et de Mariama, « traditionniste », c'est-à-dire savante de toutes les choses du passé, Madame Bâ aime la connaissance. Pour retrouver son petit-fils préféré qui a disparu en France, avalé par l'ogre du football, elle présente une demande de visa. On la lui refuse. Alors elle s'adresse au Président de la République Française. Une à une elle répond scrupuleusement à toutes les questions posées par le formulaire officiel 13-0021. Mais nul n'a jamais pu enfermer Madame Bâ dans un cadre. Nom, prénoms, lieu de naissance ? Madame Bâ raconte l'enfance émerveillée au bord du fleuve, l'amour d'un père, l'apprentissage des oiseaux? Situation de famille ? Madame Bâ raconte sa passion somptueuse et douloureuse pour un trop beau mari peul. Enfants ? Madame Bâ raconte ses huit enfants, cette étrange « maladie de la boussole » qui les frappe? Sans fard ni complaisance, Madame Bâ raconte l'Afrique d'aujourd'hui, ses violences, ses rêves cassés, ses mafias. Mais aussi ses richesses éternelles de solidarité, ce formidable tissage entre les êtres. Madame Bâ est d'abord cela : le portrait d'une femme. Une femme africaine, c'est-à-dire une femme qui, plus encore que toutes les autres femmes, doit lutter pour sa dignité et sa liberté. Quinze ans après L'Exposition coloniale, je suis reparti explorer les relations de la France avec son ancien empire. Mais cette fois, c'est le Sud qui nous regarde. E.O.
Author: Marcel Proust
Time Regained was written in the year 1931 by Marcel Proust. This book is one of the most popular novels of Marcel Proust, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
The Dharma Bums
Author: Jack Kerouac
During the 1950s the search for Buddhist truths takes two young Bohemians through a series of bizarre experiences in California
Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In this deft analysis, Amartya Sen argues that the dictum "all men are created equal" serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives.
Author: Frances Eales, Steve Oakes