Download E-books France since 1945 PDF

By Robert Gildea

The final fifty years of French background have visible monstrous demanding situations for the French: developing a brand new eu order, development a contemporary economic climate, looking for a solid political approach. It has additionally been a time of tension and doubt. The French have needed to come to phrases with the legacy of the German career, the lack of Empire, the political and social implications of the inflow of overseas immigrants, the increase of Islam, the destruction of rural lifestyles, and the specter of Anglo-American tradition to French language and civilization.

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By Patrick Sénécal

Le soir du 24 décembre, Rom et Nat guettent le père Noël avec impatience. Le vieil homme surgit dans los angeles cheminée, comme prévu. Mais il n'est plus le même... D'ailleurs, il n'est pas le seul : le lapin de Pâques et los angeles fée des dents sont aussi devenus bien inquiétants. Que se passe-t-il donc ? Rom et Nat résoudront ce mystère en plongeant dans une aventure pleine de surprises...et de frissons.

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Download E-books Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents (October Books) PDF

By Tom McDonough

This quantity is a revised and accelerated model of a distinct factor of the magazine October (Winter 1997) that used to be dedicated to the paintings of the Situationist foreign (SI). the 1st component of the problem contained formerly unpublished serious texts, and the second one part contained translations of fundamental texts that had formerly been unavailable in English. The emphasis was once at the SI's profound engagement with the paintings and cultural politics in their time (1957-1972), with a robust argument for his or her basically political and activist stance through former individuals of the gang, T. J. Clark and Donald Nicholson-Smith.

Guy Debord and the Situationist foreign vitamins either sections. It reprints very important, not easy to discover essays via Giorgio Agamben, Libero Andreotti, Jonathan Crary, Thomas Y. Levin, Greil Marcus, and Tom McDonough and doubles the variety of translations of basic texts, which now surround a broader and extra consultant variety of the SI's writings on tradition and language. In a box nonetheless ruled through hagiography, the serious texts have been chosen for his or her willingness to confront significantly the heritage and legacy of the SI. They learn the gang in the broader framework of the old and neo-avant-gardes and, past that, the postwar international commonly. The translations hint the SI's reflections at the legacy of the avant-garde in paintings and structure, fairly at the linguistic and spatial importance of montage aesthetics. the various translated works are through man Debord (1932-1994), the impresario of the SI, specifically recognized for his publication The Society of the Spectacle.

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Download E-books Candide, ou l'optimisme (French Edition) PDF

VOLTAIRE, pseudonyme de François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), romancier, historien, poète, dramaturge et polémiste. Voltaire fut le génie universel des Lumières et une des figures principales des cercles parisiens de los angeles libre pensée. Il fut embastillé à reason de ses satires en 1717 et exilé à Londres pendant los angeles période de 1726-29. Le restant de sa vie il préféra los angeles vouer à une paisible retraite à l. a. campagne, d´abord en Champagne, en compagnie de Mme du Châtelet, plus tard à Ferney, près de Genève, entrecoupée de fulgurants retours dans les centres du pouvoir (Paris, Versailles, Berlin). Ses principes littéraires étaient ceux du Néoclassicisme et ses principes politiques essentiellement libéraux. Dans ses « Lettres philosophiques », inspirées par son séjour en Angleterre, il attaque les abus de l´Ancien Régime au nom de los angeles tolérance et l. a. liberté. Dans les pages de « Candide, ou l´optimisme », Voltaire tourne en dérision, avec une telle intelligence et habilité, avec une si éclatante moquerie, les associations civiles et ecclésiastiques que le résultat ne peut être autre qu´une persécution acharnée et un massive status.

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Download E-books Philosophy in Turbulent Times: Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, Derrida PDF

By Elisabeth Roudinesco

For Elisabeth Roudinesco, a historian of psychoanalysis and one in all France's best intellectuals, Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, and Derrida symbolize a "great new release" of French philosophers who entire impressive paintings and lived terrific lives. those stricken and leading edge thinkers persevered global struggle II and the cultural and political revolution of the Sixties, and their cultural horizon used to be ruled through Marxism and psychoanalysis, notwithstanding they have been not at all strict adherents to the doctrines of Marx and Freud.

Roudinesco knew a lot of those intellectuals in my view, and she or he weaves an account in their inspiration via lived adventure and recollections. Canguilhem, for instance, was once a distinctive thinker of technological know-how who had a superb impact on Foucault's exploration of sanity and madness-themes Althusser lived in a infamous own drama. And in dramatizing the lifetime of Freud for the reveal, Sartre essentially altered his personal philosophical method of psychoanalysis.

Roudinesco launches a passionate safety of Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, and Derrida opposed to the "new philosophers" of the overdue Seventies and Eighties, who denounced the work-and occasionally the non-public lives-of this nice iteration. Roudinesco refutes makes an attempt to tar them, in addition to the Marxist and left-wing culture as a rule, with the comb of Soviet-style communism. In Freudian thought and the philosophy of radical dedication, she sees a bulwark opposed to the type of manipulative, pill-prescribing, and normalizing psychology that goals to show participants into senseless shoppers. extreme, smart, and persuasive, Philosophy in Turbulent Times captivates with the dynamism of French idea within the 20th century.

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By Patrick Sénécal

Ils sont quatre: David, Jef, Éric et loner. Quatres criminels qui, habilement, se sont échappés de felony. Mais l. a. police les a pris en chasse et les cerne de près. Alors ils décident de se cacher pour l. a. nuit dans une villa isolée au nom étrange, Oniria... Et c'est sans aucun doute los angeles pire décision de leur existance!

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Download E-books Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light PDF

By David Downie, Alison Harris

 “Beautifully written and refreshingly unique… makes us see [Paris] in a unique light.” -- San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
 
Swapping his local San Francisco for the town of sunshine, commute author David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way price ticket, his head packed with romantic notions. interest and the legs of a cross-country runner propelled him day-by-day from an unheated, seventh-floor walk-up garret close to the Champs-Elysées to the previous Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Père-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens and the aristocratic Île Saint-Louis midstream within the Seine.
Downie wound up residing within the stylish Marais district, married to the Paris-born American photographer Alison Harris, an both incurable walker and chronicler. Ten books and a quarter-century later, he nonetheless spends numerous hours each day rambling via Paris, and writing in regards to the urban he loves.  An irreverent, witty romp that includes thirty-one brief prose sketches of individuals, locations and lifestyle, Paris, Paris: trip into the town of Light levels from the glamorous to the least-known corners and characters of the world’s favourite city. 

Photographs via Alison Harris.
 
“I enjoyed his selection of essays and somebody who’s visited Paris some time past, or plans to go to sooner or later, can be both charmed as well.” —David Lebovitz, writer of The candy existence in Paris
 
“[A] quirky, own, self sufficient view of the town, its background and its people”—Mavis Gallant
 
“Gives clean poetic perception into town… a voyage into ‘the bends and recesses, the jagged edges, the key interiors’ [of Paris].”— Departures

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Download E-books Science in the Age of Sensibility: The Sentimental Empiricists of the French Enlightenment PDF

By Jessica Riskin

Empiricism at the present time implies the dispassionate scrutiny of evidence. yet Jessica Riskin reveals that during the French Enlightenment, empiricism used to be in detail certain up with sensibility. In what she calls a "sentimental empiricism," usual wisdom was once taken to relaxation on a mix of expertise and emotion.

Riskin argues that sentimental empiricism introduced jointly principles and associations, practices and politics. She indicates, for example, how the research of blindness, led through principles in regards to the psychological and ethical position of imaginative and prescient and by way of cataract surgical procedures, formed the 1st tuition for the blind; how Benjamin Franklin's electric physics, ascribing wants to nature, engaged French fiscal reformers; and the way the query of the function of language in technological know-how and social existence associated disputes over Antoine Lavoisier's new chemical names to the founding of France's smooth procedure of civic education.

Recasting the Age of cause by way of stressing its conjunction with the Age of Sensibility, Riskin deals a completely new viewpoint at the improvement of recent technology and the heritage of the Enlightenment.

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Download E-books Au revoir là-haut (edition poche) (French Edition) PDF

Ils ont miraculeusement survécu au carnage de l. a. Grande Guerre, aux horreurs des tranchées. Albert, un hireé modeste qui a tout perdu, et Edouard, un artiste flamboyant devenu une « gueule cassée », comprennent vite pourtant que leur will pay ne veut plus d eux. Désarmés, condamnés à l exclusion, mais refusant de céder au découragement et à l amertume, les deux hommes que le destin a réunis imaginent alors une escroquerie d une audace inouïe... Fresque d'une infrequent cruauté, remarquable par son structure et sa puissance d'évocation, Au revoir là-haut est le grand roman de l'après-guerre de 14, de l'illusion de l'armistice, de l'État qui glorifie ses disparus et se débarrasse de vivants trop encombrants. Dans l'atmosphère crépusculaire des lendemains qui déchantent, peuplée de misérables pantins et de lâches reçus en héros, Pierre Lemaitre compose avec expertise los angeles grande tragédie de cette génération perdue.

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Download E-books Crime et châtiment au Moyen Âge : Ve - XVe siècle PDF

By Valérie Toureille

De l. a. legal du Châtelet aux tavernes de province, des Coquillards à Gilles de Rais, Valérie Toureille discover l'immense variété des crimes et des délits, des lieux où ils sont commis et de leurs auteurs pour proposer un éclairage inédit sur los angeles société médiévale. Loin de l'image d'un Moyen Age sombre et sanglant, où l. a. violence serait omniprésente et où des juges inflexibles prôneraient los angeles torture, le châtiment du crime dans les temps médiévaux a fortress peu à voir avec notre imaginative and prescient contemporaine. Un acte ne devient "crime" que s'il tombe sous le coup de los angeles justice et los angeles dispersion des peines reflète une échelle de valeurs qui nous est aujourd'hui en partie étrangère. Le vol ou le faux-monnayage se voient ainsi parfois plus sévèrement punis que l'homicide ! Puisant dans de nombreuses assets - registres criminels, coutumiers et textes législatifs -, cette histoire nous plonge au coeur de l. a. justice médiévale, entre vengeance, réparation et punition. D'abord prérogative royale, los angeles justice passe progressivement sous l'autorité des seigneurs et de l'Eglise avec l. a. dilution de l'autorité publique à partir du Xe siècle. Ce sera los angeles grande entreprise des souverains de los angeles fin du Moyen Age que de s'en réapproprier l'exercice et d'en faire l'un des éléments essentiels de l'Etat moderne. Lorsque le XVe siècle s'achève, tous les éléments du droit criminel français sont en position.

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