Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Authors

By Clémence Verburgh

Georges Duroy, un ancien hireé des chemins de fer devenu journaliste, souhaite par-dessus tout intégrer los angeles société mondaine de Paris. Usant de son charme et des family de ses conquêtes, il parvient à s’y faire une position de choix. À travers le récit de ce jeune arriviste, Maupassant nous offre une peinture réaliste de son époque et porte un regard critique sur le milieu journalistique. 

Cette examine d’œuvre inclut :

   • un résumé complet du roman
   • une examine des personnages et des thématiques
   • une étude du type de l’auteur

Après une brève creation qui présente l’auteur et son œuvre, Clémence Verburgh revient sur los angeles vie de ce géant de los angeles littérature, man de Maupassant, avant de nous offrir un résumé détaillé du roman. Elle dresse ensuite le portrait des personnages principaux, tels que Georges Duroy, alias Bel-Ami, Charles Forestier et sa femme, Clotilde de Marelle, et bien d’autres encore. Vient ensuite l’étude des thématiques de l’œuvre et de son sort. Pour finir, Clémence Verburgh aborde los angeles réception du roman au fil des siècles et ses nombreuses adaptations. 

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By Alphonse James Albert Symons,Giorgio Agamben

Scrittore, pittore, fotografo, aspirante sacerdote cattolico e dandy omosessuale, Frederick Rolfe ha rappresentato nella sua vita un personaggio sospeso tra l’abiezione e il senso del elegant, votato alla ricerca del successo e destinato alla sconfitta. L’uomo che volle farsi chiamare Baron Corvo non ottenne in vita il riconoscimento letterario a cui aspirava, ma los angeles sua esistenza si svolse davvero come una drammatica e provocatoria opera d’arte. Quello che sappiamo di lui deriva principalmente dalle indagini di A.J.A. Symons, che ne tracciò nel 1934 questo straordinario ritratto. Symons – affascinato dal suo soggetto, nel quale non poté evitare di riconoscersi almeno in parte – costruisce così un avvincente gioco di specchi, facendo filtrare l’imponente mole di testimonianze attraverso una scrittura limpida e una raffinatissima struttura narrativa.

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By Terrece Dotson,Freda Howell,LaTondra Fisher,TW Portrait Studios

it's a gripping and uncensored account of a existence marked with discomfort, demise, middle discomfort, addictions, and eventually, freedom.
“Your mom is dead.” Her dad stated those phrases to her, a bit 4 12 months previous, as she on his lap. Her existence could by no means be a similar. What began as a quest for romance, led to extra sorrow than she may think. even supposing she had a home, attractive teenagers, and funds, she was once captive. She seen herself as a daring, self sustaining girl, who didn't need assistance. yet probably she did?
How did she ultimately cut loose of her chains? Who helped her? Is freedom attainable for you too? purchase your reproduction and discover.

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By John Glassco,Paola Bonini

«Uno dei libri più intriganti sull’essere giovani e uno dei migliori che sia mai stato scritto sulla Parigi letteraria degli anni ’20» (Michael Ondaatje).
Ricco di dialoghi, caratterizzato da un ritmo serrato e senza mai un momento di noia Glassco miscela abilmente fatti e finzioni sulla realtà e le esperienze da lui vissute regalandoci un montaggio cinematografico della Parigi bohémienne della Rive Gauche alla tremendous degli anni Venti.

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By J. Douglas Rabb,J. Michael Richardson

Drawing at the works of Shakespeare and American screenwriter Joss Whedon, this learn in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time. The Bard wrote sooner than the impact of the fashionable ethical philosophers, whereas Whedon is writing within the postmodern interval. it really is argued that Whedon’s paintings is extra in concord with the early smooth values of Shakespeare than with glossy ethics, which hint their beginning to seventeenth and 18th century ethical philosophy. This research features a particular dialogue of consultant works of Shakespeare and Whedon, exhibiting how they could and may be learn as varieties of narrative ethics.

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By Jerome Klinkowitz

Kurt Vonnegut is likely one of the few American writers given that Mark Twain to have received and sustained an outstanding well known recognition whereas boldly introducing new topics and varieties at the literary innovative. this can be the "Vonnegut impact" that Jerome Klinkowitz reveals distinctive between postmodernist authors.

In this leading edge examine of the author's fiction, Klinkowitz examines the forces in American existence that experience made Vonnegut's works attainable. Vonnegut shared with readers an international that incorporates the expansive timeline from the good melancholy, within which his relations misplaced their financial aid, in the course of the countercultural insurrection of the Sixties, in which his fiction first received prominence. Vonnegut additionally explored the expansion in fresh many years of America's sway in paintings, which his fiction celebrates, and geopolitics, which his novels query.

A pioneer in Vonnegut reports, Jerome Klinkowitz deals The Vonnegut impression as an intensive remedy of the author's fiction—a canon masking greater than a part century and comprising twenty books. contemplating either Vonnegut's equipment and the cultural wishes they've got served, Klinkowitz explains how these works got here to be written and concludes with an review of the author's position in American fiction.

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By Koos Kombuis

Koos Kombuis se vorige outobiografie, Seks & medicines & Boeremusiek, used to be pretensieloos, eerlik, skreeusnaaks én hartroerend. Hierdie is sy Voëlvry-memoir en hy skryf met dieselfde rou eerlikheid en selfspot oor sy herinneringe van daardie tyd. Hy bely daar is dinge wat hy lank probeer ontken het, daarom kon hy nou eers daaroor skryf. En al is hierdie sy persoonlike blik op die mense en gebeure rondom die Voëlvry-toer, beskryf dit terselfdertyd ’n belangrike deel van die onlangse Afrikaanse musiekgeskiedenis – vanaf Piekniek through Dingaan tot via Oppikoppi.

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By Enric Umbert

Setembre del 1940, Walter Benjamin forma half d’un petit grup que ha de passar d’amagat
la frontera francoespanyola. Fugen de l. a. Gestapo. Des que els nazis van arribar a França, la
situació es va tornar insostenible a París, i ell va fugir a Marsella, on va aconseguir el visat,
que, des d’Espanya, li ha de permetre arribar a Lisboa i d’allà als EUA.

Mentre Walter Benjamin camina amb l. a. càrrega d’una maleta a través de camins de muntanya,
conversa amb els seus companys de travessia i recorda certs moments cabdals de la
seva vida que han marcat l. a. seva obra de pensador, crític i traductor: l. a. infantesa, les seves
amants, els seus amics –Ernst Bolch, Hanna Arendt, Adorno, entre d'altres–, l'estada a Eivissa
el 1932, els camps de treball nazis.

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By Romain Rolland,Giulia Passalacqua

Tra le biografie di Romain Rolland, autentiche indagini sulla natura umana condotte attraverso l. a. vita degli uomini di genio, quella dedicata a Lev Tolstoj occupa una posizione unica e risponde a un’urgenza particolarmente profonda. Il libro, pubblicato nel 1911, nasce sull’onda dell’emozione provocata dalla notizia della morte di Tolstoj, che Rolland apprende quando è ancora immobilizzato a causa dell’incidente stradale che gli è quasi costato l. a. vita. Il confronto con quello che, tra i suoi maestri, ha forse sentito più vicino, diventa così anche una riflessione sulla sua opera di uomo e di scrittore. Di Tolstoj, Rolland racconta il rigore e il tormento, il bisogno di legare los angeles letteratura al vissuto, l. a. volontà di seguire i propri ideali anche di fronte all’incomprensione della società e delle persone amate. l. a. vita di un eroe, dunque, con le sue vette e le sue cadute nel dubbio, ma sempre condannata a una sostanziale solitudine.

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By LEE MAYNARD

Real humans don’t run clear of. . .But genuine humans can run away to. . .

 

In 1936, a toddler is born within the mountains of West Virginia. In 2005, he scatters his prior right into a deep canyon of rock. The faded mild of sundown: Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life illuminates the adventure of this boy, a relentless vacationer and customer, who travels all over, but belongs nowhere. via stories of swarming hornets and swinging bullies, amorous affairs with the land and its humans, and close to dying through frostbite and warmth stroke, the absurd hilarity and transparent, gentle voice chanced on inside this tale navigates a surreal street paved through the reviews of 1 man.

 

Author of nationally acclaimed and in the neighborhood banned novels Crum and Screaming with the Cannibals, Lee Maynard info an resourceful account of his trip via seventy years of not easy living—from West Virginia, to Mexico, the Arctic Circle, and past. Scattered and hallucinated, The light gentle of Sunset provides a long-awaited glimpse into the bent situation of the Maynard brain.

 

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