Catherine Certitude

  • Auteur: Patrick Modiano
  • ISBN: 9780879239596
  • Date de sortie: 2001-01-01
  • Collection: David R. Godine Publisher
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Watching her daughter attempt some jazz steps in her ballet school on a snowy afternoon in New York reminds Catherine of her own childhood in Paris, where she and her rather mysterious father lived happily together.

Catherine Certitude

  • Auteur: Patrick Modiano
  • ISBN: 9782070630066
  • Date de sortie: 2011-05-01
  • Collection: Gallimard jeunesse
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Comme son papa, la petite Catherine porte des lunettes. Et comme sa maman, qui vit à New York, elle aimerait devenir une grande danseuse. Contrainte d'enlever ses lunettes pour danser, Catherine découvre l'avantage de pouvoir vivre dans deux mondes différents : le monde réel, tel qu'elle le voit quand elle les porte, et un monde plein de douceur, flou et sans aspérité quand elle les ôte. Un monde où elle danse comme dans un rêve... Le récit drôle et nostalgique d'une enfance parisienne. Entre père et fille, la complicité prend tout simplement vie. A partir de 9 ans.

Patrick Modiano

  • Auteur: Akane Kawakami
  • ISBN: 1781384339
  • Date de sortie: 2016-05-01
  • Collection: Oxford University Press
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Conceived as a second edition to Kawakami's acclaimed A Self-Conscious Art, which was the first full-length study in English of Patrick Modiano's work, this book has been comprehensively updated with two new chapters, notably discussing the author's recent work and his Nobel Prize win. Kawakami shows how by parodying precursors such as Proust or the nouveau romanciers, Modiano's narratives are built around a profound lack of faith in the ability of writing to retrieve the past through memory, and this failure is acknowledged in the discreet playfulness that characterises his novels. This welcome update on the work of one of the most successful modern French novelists will be essential reading for scholars working on contemporary French writing.

Violent Histories

  • Auteur: David Gascoigne
  • ISBN: 9783039103171
  • Date de sortie: 2007
  • Collection: Peter Lang
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This volume presents selected papers from the conference 'Violence, Culture and Identity' held at St Andrews University in 2003. It seeks to explore the ways in which French writing since 1920 has registered and reflected on the violent national traumas of the World Wars, the Occupation and decolonisation. The essays consider how these crises have led French writers to a critical, often painful reassessment of national, cultural and individual identity. Contributors trace the different challenges offered to any comfortable consensual notions of Frenchness, and to the structures of authority which invest in such a consensus. A recurrent preoccupation is the problematic issue of 'memory culture', especially of how a post-conflict generation copes with an avowed or concealed inheritance of violence and guilt. The thematics, ethics, rhetoric and imagery of violence are charted through debates around surrealism and in writings by major figures, such as Malraux, Sartre, Camus, Genet and Modiano, while a final group of essays looks closely at how a new wave within the popular roman noir genre (the 'neo-polar') engages emphatically and controversially with these issues and their political implications."

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

  • Auteur: Sorrel Kerbel
  • ISBN: 1135456062
  • Date de sortie: 2004-11-23
  • Collection: Routledge
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Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.

Tara Duncan and the Spellbinders

  • Auteur: Princess Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian
  • ISBN: 1620873893
  • Date de sortie: 2013-12-13
  • Collection: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Though only twelve years old, orphaned Tara has developed strange telekinetic powers that allow her to bend space and levitate others high above the ground, as if they are lighter than air. Her two best friends, Betty and Fabrice--often the victims of Tara's uncontrollable abilities--are the only ones who know about Tara's secret. Even her grandmother and caretaker, Isabella, doesn't have a clue. That is until Tara learns that she is a spellweaver, descended from a long line of powerful magic-wielders born on the planet OtherWorld. Forced to flee her Earth home when Magister, the Master of the Bloodgraves, attacks, Tara escapes to OtherWorld, where she finds loyal friends and learns about her mysterious powers. But when Tara discovers that her mother is alive and being held captive by Magister, will she be able to save her?

Villa Triste

  • Auteur: Patrick Modiano
  • ISBN: 1590517687
  • Date de sortie: 2016-05-31
  • Collection: Other Press, LLC
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This novel by Nobel Prize–winning author Patrick Modiano is one of the most seductive and accessible in his oeuvre: the story of a man’s memories of fleeing responsibility, finding love, and searching for meaning in an uncertain world The narrator of Villa Triste, an anxious, roving, stateless young man of eighteen, arrives in a small French lakeside town near Switzerland in the early 1960s. He is fleeing the atmosphere of menace he feels around him and the fear that grips him. Fear of war? Of imminent catastrophe? Of others? Whatever it may be, the proximity of Switzerland, to which he plans to run at the first sign of danger, gives him temporary reassurance. The young man hides among the other summer visitors until he meets a beautiful young actress named Yvonne Jacquet, and a strange doctor, René Meinthe. These two invite him into their world of soirees and late-night debauchery. But when real life beckons once again, he finds no sympathy from his new companions. Modiano has written a haunting novel that captures lost youth, the search for identity, and ultimately, the fleetingness of time.
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