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Das Ende von Eddy

By Édouard Louis

Ein Befreiungsschlag, ein neues Leben – souverän und sprachgewaltig erzählt von Frankreichs neuem literarischen big name Édouard Louis

»Ich rannte weg, ganz auf einmal. Gerade hörte ich meine Mutter noch sagen ›Was soll der Scheiß jetzt wieder?‹. Aber ich wollte nicht bei ihnen bleiben, ich weigerte mich, diesen second mit ihnen zu teilen. Ich struggle schon weit weg, ich gehörte nicht mehr zu ihrer Welt, der short besagte es. Ich kam zu den Feldern und wanderte einen Großteil der Nacht herum, auf den Feldwegen, in der Kühle Nordfrankreichs, in dem zu dieser Jahreszeit so intensiven Geruch der Rapsfelder. Die ganze Nacht über entwarf ich mein neues Leben fern von hier.«

Mit unglaublicher Sprachgewalt erzählt der junge französische Autor Édouard Louis die Geschichte einer Befreiung aus einer unerträglichen Kindheit: inspiriert von seiner eigenen.

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Fortunes of France: The Brethren

By Robert Merle

The Perigord of sixteenth-century France is a wild quarter at the fringe of the reaches of royal authority-its steep, forested valleys roamed via bands of brigands and gypsies, its groups divided via clash among Catholics and converts to the hot Protestant religion, the Huguenots. To this pretty yet risky nation come veterans of the French king's wars, Jean de Siorac and Jean de Sauveterre, The Brethren-as fiercely dependable to the crown as they're to their Huguenot faith. They make their domestic within the ambitious chateau of Mespech, and the neighborhood they discovered flourishes, yet they're faraway from secure-religious civil battle looms at the horizon, famine and plague stalk the land, and The Brethren needs to use all their wits to guard these they love from the chaos that threatens to brush them away. The Brethren is the 1st quantity within the epic ancient drama Fortunes of France-a lusty, exhilarating mixture of event and romance set opposed to the backdrop of a serious interval in ecu heritage.

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Madame de Pompadour (New York Review Books Classics)

By Nancy Mitford

Whilst Madame de Pompadour turned the mistress of Louis XV, nobody anticipated her to preserve his affections for lengthy. A member of the bourgeoisie instead of an aristocrat, she was once bodily too chilly for the carnal Bourbon king, and had such a lot of enemies that she couldn't trip publicly with out risking a pelting of dust and stones. heritage has enjoyed her little better.Nancy Mitford's delightfully candid biography re-creates the spirit of eighteenth-century Versailles with its love of enjoyment and treachery. We research that the Queen used to be a "bore," the Dauphin a "prig," and spot France more and more conquer with classification clash. With a fiction writer's felicity, Mitford restores the royal mistress and celebrates her as a survivor, unsurpassed in "the artwork of living," who reigned because the strongest lady in France for almost two decades.

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French Leave

A bestselling novel in Europe with over part one million copies offered, released in over twenty-six languages, Anna Gavalda's French depart is an enthralling event that tells the tale of 4 siblings looking for the happiness they knew as youngsters and the bonds that after united them. 

Simon, Garance and Lola flee a lifeless kinfolk marriage ceremony (and Simon's uptight and judgemental spouse) to go to their more youthful brother, Vincent, who's operating as a consultant at a château in the guts of the mesmerizing excursions nation-state. For a number of hours, they ignore children, spouses, paintings, and the numerous calls for maturity makes upon them and lose themselves in an afternoon of laughter, teasing, and thoughts. As easily and as spontaneously because the event begun, it ends. All 4 go back to their daily lives, wearing with them the magic in their short reunion. they're more advantageous now, and happier, for having rediscovered the binds that bind them.

Lighthearted, soft and humorous, a parable on escaping the earlier to discover the longer term, French go away is a tribute to sibling relationships, neighborhood Loire wines, and the paintings of being jointly.

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Les Hirondelles de Kaboul

By Yasmina Khadra

Dans le Kaboul de l’an 2000, alors que les talibans font régner sur l’Afghanistan un régime atroce, quatre personnages inoubliables :
Il y a Mohsen, qui descend d’une famille de commerçants prospères que les talibans ont ruinée ; Zuneira, sa femme, sublimement belle, qui fut une enseignante brillante et qui n’a plus le droit de sortir de chez elle… Ils survivent dans des stipulations morales et matérielles abominables, soutenus par l’amour qu’ils se portent et le admire qu’ils doivent à l’intelligence et à los angeles connaissance.
Il y a aussi Atiq, qui a sincèrement adhéré à l’idéologie des talibans et qui tente d’assurer son carrier à l. a. legal de Kaboul dans le appreciate de sa foi. Mais chaque jour est une épreuve poor où tout ce qu’il voit et tout ce qu’on l’oblige à faire sont contraires à tout ce qu’il croit. Il y a enfin Mussarat, sa femme, qui se meurt de maladie et de désespoir.
Un geste atroce… et l’acte d’amour désespéré d’une de ces femmes qu’on appelle les « hirondelles de Kaboul ».
Désespéré, oisif, exténué, Mohsen erre dans Kaboul quand il est entouré par une foule qui s’apprête à lapider une femme adultère. Comme anesthésié par l’atmosphère hystérique qui le cerne, Mohsen va, lui aussi, balancer de toutes ses forces quelques pierres au visage de l. a. femme enterrée jusqu’à los angeles taille. Ce geste insensé va faire basculer le destin de tous les protagonistes dans l. a. tragédie… jusqu’au sacrifice ultime – et useless – de Mussarat, cette femme qui donnera sa vie pour permettre à l’homme qu’elle aime de retrouver sa capacité d’aimer.

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Occupation: The Ordeal of France 1940-1944

By Ian Ousby

France was once gradual and a little bit ineffectual in organizing resistance circulate. In career Ian Ousby demanding situations the parable that France was once liberated " via the full of France." the writer explores the Nazi profession of France with great element and eyewitness debts that variety from recognized figures like Simone de Beauvoir, Charles de Gaulle, Andre Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre and Gertrude Stein to dull electorate, forgotten heroes and traitors.

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Studio Cine Live [FR], Issue 65 (January 2015)

Studio Ciné dwell est un journal de cinéma, né de l. a. fusion des magazines Studio et Ciné stay. Lancé en février 2009, il est composé de 156 pages et édité par le groupe Mag&NewsCo. Le journal, mensuel, existe en structure classique et en model "pocket". Le rédacteur en chef du journal est Fabrice Leclerc.

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Windows on the World

A bold but relocating evocation of the final moments for a father and his youngsters on best of the area alternate Centre on September eleventh. 'The basically method to be aware of what came about within the eating place at the 107th ground of the North Tower, international exchange middle on September eleventh 2001 is to invent it.' Weaving truth and fiction, empathy and darkish humour, autobiography and mind, home windows at the global dares to confront the terrifying picture that has come to outline our international, the picture onto which we venture our fears, our compassion, our anger, our incomprehension. Beigbeder is a fierce, livid, infuriating chronicler of human iniquity and human ache Frederic Beigbeder was once born in 1965 and lives in Paris. He works as a writer, literary critic and broadcaster. NB Frederic has an acute accessory on every one 'e'

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Dans les plaines d'Abraham

By Colette Piat

En 1759, sur les plaines d'Abraham, près de Québec, se déroulent les terribles combats qui décideront du variety de l'Amérique du Nord. Cette terre sera-t-elle française ou anglaise?
En ces temps troublés, Louis de Préclair, chirurgien vivant à Québec, poursuit une correspondance avec sa sœur Marie, élevée en France, qui deviendra lectrice à los angeles cour de Versailles. Sans s'être jamais rencontrés, ils sont pourtant unis par une même admiration pour leur intrépide aïeule, Marie Arnault, «Fille du Roy». Ils se racontent leurs multiples aventures où ne manquent pas de les entraîner leur esprit d'indépendance et leur cœur généreux. Ainsi, ils s'écrivent sur los angeles découverte des Rocheuses, sur les amours libertines de Louis XV, sur les évasions de los angeles Bastille, sur les fêtes, les intrigues, les passions...
Leur destin exceptionnel les conduit tous deux à croiser les figures marquantes de ce temps: en Amérique, l'explorateur Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, seigneur de los angeles Vérendrye, et Antoine de l. a. Mothe Cadillac, fondateur de l. a. ville de Detroit; en France, Madame de Pompadour et Voltaire, ce dernier affichant un mépris considérable pour ces «quelques arpents de neige», ce vaste continent où se prépare une longue guerre.
Le martyre de l'Acadie, puis l'écrasement des colons honteusement abandonnés par l. a. cour de France semblent sonner le glas de l. a. Nouvelle-France. Mais croire en cela, ce serait ignorer ces milliers d'hommes et de femmes du Mississippi à Terre-Neuve qui, comme Louis et Marie, vont combattre avec un braveness rigid.

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Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune of 1871

One of the main dramatic chapters within the heritage of nineteenth-century Europe, the Commune of 1871 was once an eclectic progressive govt that held energy in Paris throughout 8 weeks among 18 March and 28 may perhaps. Its short rule led to ‘Bloody Week’ – the brutal bloodbath of as many as 15,000 Parisians, and even perhaps extra, who perished by the hands of the provisional government’s forces. by way of then, the city’s boulevards were torched and its monuments toppled. greater than 40,000 Parisians have been investigated, imprisoned or compelled into exile – a purging of Parisian society through a conservative nationwide executive whose supporters have been significantly extra horrified via a pile of rubble than the various deaths of the resisters.

 

In this gripping narrative, John Merriman explores the unconventional and progressive roots of the Commune, portray shiny photos of the Communards – the normal staff, well-known artists and outstanding fire-starting girls – and their day-by-day lives at the back of the barricades, and studying the ramifications of the Commune at the function of the country and sovereignty in France and glossy Europe. spell binding, evocative and deeply relocating, this narrative account bargains an entire photo of a defining second within the evolution of kingdom terror and renowned resistance.

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