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The Miser and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By David Coward, Molière

Translated through David Coward

Moliere mixed the entire conventional components of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly subtle and enduringly well known dramas. The Miser is the tale of Harpagon, a mean-spirited previous guy who turns into passionate about getting cash out of the wedding of his teenagers, whereas The Hypochondriac, one other examine in obsession, is an excellent satire at the scientific career. the college for other halves, during which an ageing household tyrant is foiled in his plans to marry his younger ward, provoked such an outcry that Moliere it with the varsity for other halves Criticized - a witty retort to those that disapproved of the play's intended immorality. And whereas Don Juan is the darkest and such a lot tragic of the entire performs during this assortment, it nonetheless mocks the soullessness of the skinflint with scathing irony.

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Le Médecin volant – Le Mariage forcé (édition enrichie)

By Molière

Voici deux pièces fondatrices, de jeunesse pour l'une, d'entrée dans l. a. maturité pour l'autre, qui ont en commun los angeles recherche d'un rythme, virtuosité du jeu du valet déguisé en médecin dans l. a. première, cadence qui appelle los angeles chorégraphie dans l'autre : Le Médecin volant (1659) et Le Mariage forcé (1664), comédie-ballet créée pour le roi dont Molière était devenu le maître des Divertissements. Les personnages hérités de los angeles culture farcesque et réinventés, los angeles qualité dramatique déjà marquée sont une resource et une leçon pour le théâtre futur. Le génie de Molière s'y révèle déjà : manière de retravailler les assets qu'il doit à sa tradition, malléabilité des thèmes et des figures qui s'approfondiront et se nuanceront dans leurs réincarnations ultérieures, montrant une unité d'inspiration, de imaginative and prescient, de formule dramatique qui donne à l'œuvre toute sa cohérence.

Édition enrichie d'une préface de Bernard Beugnot et d'un file pédagogique.

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A Day in the Country and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics)

By Guy de Maupassant, David Coward

As well as the identify tale, this option of twenty-seven tales comprises one in every of Maupassant's most renowned stories, "The Necklace," and "Le Horla," a story with unusual parallels to the author's personal descent into insanity, in addition to many different provocative and sometimes chilling works--spanning the complete diversity of human experiences--from low farce, to excessive tragedy.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative necessary positive factors, together with specialist introductions by means of major gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and masses more.

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L'inondation (Nouvelle édition augmentée) (French Edition)

Nouvelle édition de los angeles nouvelle d’Emile Zola, L'inondation, augmentée de nombreuses annexes (Biographie panoramique - Les citations les plus célèbres de Zola - Notes d'un ami de Paul Alexis - Émile Zola, sa vie, son oeuvre de Edmond Lepelletier - Zola par Émile Faguet).
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L'élégance du hérisson

By Muriel Barbery

"Je m'appelle Renée, j'ai cinquante-quatre ans et je suis los angeles concierge du 7 rue de Grenelle, un immeuble bourgeois. Je suis veuve, petite, laide, grassouillette, j'ai des oignons aux pieds et, à en croire certains matins auto-incommodants, une haleine de mammouth. Mais surtout, je suis si conforme à l'image que l'on se fait des concierges qu'il ne viendrait à l'idée de personne que je suis plus lettrée que tous ces riches suffisants.

Je m'appelle Paloma, j'ai douze ans, j'habite au 7 rue de Grenelle dans un appartement de riches. Mais depuis très longtemps, je sais que l. a. vacation spot finale, c'est le bocal à poissons, los angeles vacuité et l'ineptie de l'existence adulte. remark est-ce que je le sais ? Il se trouve que je suis très intelligente. Exceptionnellement intelligente, même. C'est pour ça que j'ai pris ma décision : à l. a. fin de cette année scolaire, le jour de mes treize ans, je me suiciderai."

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Take It or Leave It

By Raymond Federman

As advised, or relatively retold second-hand, by way of the narrator, Take It or depart It relates the hilarious and amorous adventures of a tender Frenchman who has been drafted into the U.S. military and is being shipped in a foreign country to struggle in Korea. The obsessed narrator retells, as most sensible as he can, what the younger guy supposedly informed him as they sat lower than a tree. He recounts how the younger guy escaped German persecution in the course of global battle , how he got here to the United States and struggled to outlive sooner than becoming a member of the "rah rah spitshine" 82nd Airborne department, and the way, due to a "typical military goof," he needs to go back and forth in an previous beat-up Buick distinct from citadel Bragg to Camp Drum to gather the money the military owes him, prior to he can set out for "the nice trip cross-country" to San Francisco the place he'll embark for Overseas.

Moving freely from earlier to provide (and Vice Versa), and from position to put leap-frogging from digression to digression, Take It or go away It explores new chances of narrative process. Whie the tale of Frenchy is being advised, the narrator comprises his listeners in digressive arguments approximately politics, intercourse, the United States, literature, laughter, loss of life, and the telling of the tale itself. therefore, as this "exaggerated second-hand story to be learn aloud both status or sitting" progresses, it additionally deviates from its direction, and finally cancels itself because the voices of the fiction multiply. Take It or depart It, the final word postmodern novel, makes a shamble of conventional fiction and standard modes of writing, and does so with effrontery and laughter.

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La Boutique Obscure: 124 Dreams

By Georges Perec

The beguiling, never-before-translated dream diary of Georges Perec

In La Boutique Obscure Perec once more revolutionized literary shape, growing the world’s first “nocturnal autobiography.” From 1968 until eventually 1972—the interval while he wrote his such a lot recognized works—the liked French stylist recorded his goals. yet as you may anticipate, his technique used to be faraway from orthodox.

Avoiding the hazy psychoanalysis of such a lot dream journals, he challenged himself to translate his visions and unconscious churnings at once into prose. In laying down the nonsensical leaps of the mind's eye, he reveals new methods to precise the feel and ambiguity of dreams—those traits that end up so elusive.

Beyond taking pictures a common event for the 1st time and being a very good record of literary invention, La Boutique Obscure contains the seeds of a few of Perec’s most famed books. it's also an intimate portrait of 1 of the good innovators of contemporary literature.

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Castle to Castle (French Literature)

With an undercurrent of sensual pleasure, C?line paints a nearly unbearably bright photo of society and the human condition.

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Aurelia Followed by Sylvie

From Goodreads.com: Throughout his lifestyles, the poet and author Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855) struggled with bouts of insanity, and ended his lifestyles wandering homeless at the streets of Paris till he was once came across placing from a sewer grating, an obvious suicide. As some of the most individualistic of the colourful French Romantics, the main points of Nerval's lifestyles have handed into legend, as writers and commentators have served up any variety of models of his mysterious love affair with the actress Jenny Colon-not to say his well-known behavior of strolling a lobster on a faded blue leash throughout the gardens of the Palais Royal. quickly after the finishing touch of his novella Sylvie in 1853, Nerval started, lower than suggestion from his surgeon, a longer own journal/essay chronicling his psychic stories and visions. What emerged from those writings is Aurélia, a masterpiece within the literature of desires and hallucinations, and probably the most impressive prose works of 19th century French literature.

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La Bâtarde

By Violette Leduc

In her moment revealing memoir of literary Paris, Leduc stocks her insights right into a post-War Parisian scene ruled by means of the likes of Camus, Genet, Sartre, Cocteau, and Simone de Beauvoir, who grew to become her mentor for a time. unique.

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