D�c�d� r�cemment, un �crivain vient hanter les s�ances d'�criture de sa petite-fille, lui prodiguant conseils et encouragements. � mi-chemin entre l'essai et le roman, ce texte est destin� � celui ou celle qui entreprend ou poursuit une d�marche d'�criture litt�raire. Offertes avec humour, empathie et une pointe d'autod�rision, les remarques de ce mentor vaporeux portent autant sur les outils de l'�crivain, li�s au langage et � la structure du r�cit, que sur ce qui doit l'animer plus profond�ment dans la pratique de son art. Ouvrage de fiction et de r�flexion sur la cr�ation litt�raire, ce livre jamais dogmatique ouvre des pistes et balise les sentiers sans jamais imposer de direction, pour que chacun parvienne l� o� il doit aller, c'est-�-dire dans la v�rit� unique de sa subjectivit�, mise en forme dans ce qui deviendra une oeuvre d'art. Sur l'auteur :Alain Beaulieu est �crivain et professeur de cr�ation litt�raire � l'Universit� Laval (Qu�bec). Son oeuvre compte actuellement treize romans. Ses textes pour le th��tre ont �t� pr�sent�s en lecture publique � Montr�al et � Qu�bec. Il dirige la revue Le Crachoir de Flaubert consacr�e � la cr�ation et � la r�flexion sur celle-ci en milieu universitaire. L'oeuvre d'Alain Beaulieu a �t� couronn�e de nombreux prix. L'auteur a remport� � deux reprises le Prix litt�raire Ville de Qu�bec-Salon international du livre de Qu�bec - en 2006 pour Aux portes de l'Orientie et en 2007 pour La Cadillac blanche de Bernard Pivot. Paru en France et au Qu�bec en 2010, Le Postier Passila (Actes Sud) a �t� finaliste au Prix du Gouverneur g�n�ral en 2011. La m�me ann�e, il a remport� le Prix � la cr�ation artistique du CALQ pour la r�gion de la Capitale-Nationale. En 2014, il a re�u le Prix de la personnalit� litt�raire de L'Institut canadien de Qu�bec pour la qualit� de son oeuvre litt�raire, son engagement soutenu aupr�s des �crivains de la rel�ve ainsi que sa contribution au milieu litt�raire de la capitale. Son plus r�cent roman s'intitule L'Interrogatoire de Salim Belfakir.
A New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Boston Review Fiction Prize: “[One of the] great novels of this century.” (Donald Newlove, The Philadelphia Inquirer) Hailed as extraordinary from coast to coast, this bestselling novel by National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Andreï Makine traces a sentimental journey that embraces many of the dramatic events in Russia during the twentieth century. Here is a poignant story of a Soviet boy’s ascent into manhood, and his extraordinary affection for his mysterious grandmother, who captivates him with vivid stories of her childhood in France—a distant country far more elegant, carefree, and stimulating than Russia in the 1970s and ’80s. This epic tale is full of tenderness and passion, pain and heartbreak; mesmerizing, in every way. “Skillfully constructed and elegantly written . . . A major novel.” —Victor Brombert, The New York Times Book Review
Author: André Gide, Richard Howard
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Considered by Gide to be the most important of his books, this slim, exquisitely crafted volume consists of four dialogues on the subject of homosexuality and its place in society. Published anonymously in bits and pieces between 1911 and 1920, Corydon first appeared in a signed, commercial edition in France in 1924 and in the United States in 1950, the year before Gide's death. In spirited dialogue with his bigoted, boorish interviewer, Corydon marshals an erudite range of evidence from naturalists, historians, poets, and philosophers to support his contention that homosexuality has pervaded the most culturally and artistically advanced civilizations. The evidence, Corydon suggests, points to heterosexuality as a socially constructed union, while the more fundamental, natural relation is the homosexual one.
Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties. With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, “this is DeLillo’s most affecting novel…a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).
Another peculiar adventure from the author of Emil and the Detectives.
Author: Stephane Mallarme, Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Belknap Press
The salmagundi of prose poems, prose-poetic musings, criticism, and reflections that is "Divagations" has long been considered a treasure trove by students of aesthetics and modern poetry. This was the only book of prose that Mallarme published in his lifetime and, in a new translation by Johnson, it is now available for the first time in English just as he arranged it, in all of its languor and musicality.
Author: Kass Morgan
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The first book in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit CW television show. No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now. Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission. CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth. Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.
"What is Literature?" challenges anyone who writes as if literature could be extricated from history or society. But Sartre does more than indict. He offers a definitive statement about the phenomenology of reading, and he goes on to provide a dashing example of how to write a history of literature that takes ideology and institutions into account.
Le Grand Meaulnes
When it was published in 1932, this revolutionary first fiction redefined the art of the novel with its black humor, its nihilism, and its irreverent, explosive writing style, and made Louis-Ferdinand Celine one of France's--and literature's--most important 20th-century writers. The picaresque adventures of Bardamu, the sarcastic and brilliant antihero of Journey to the End of the Night move from the battlefields of World War I (complete with buffoonish officers and cowardly soldiers), to French West Africa, the United States, and back to France in a style of prose that's lyrical, hallucinatory, and hilariously scathing toward nearly everybody and everything. Yet, beneath it all one can detect a gentle core of idealism.
Author: Cyrille Martinez
Publisher: Coach House Books
The Sleepworker does to Andy Warhol and John Giorno what Warhol himself did to the tomato soup can.
Author: Louis-Ferdinand Céline
The violence and delirium of Nazi Germany's last days are reflected in the lives of the people of Zornhof, a village where conscientious objectors manufacture coffins.
Vie de Moliere
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
Author: Joan E. DeJean, Nancy K. Miller
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
"The contributions are uniformly good and represent a wide range of concerns, from the constitution of particular literary classics to the contexts in which women writers were canonized and/or marginalized and, finally, to the influence of Francophone writers on the concept of French literature as an institutional practice."--Ralph Albanese, Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature.