9 Histoires extraordinaires
Ce recueil de nouvelles a été spécialement conçu pour les étudiants de BTS, en lien avec "L'extraordinaire", le thème au programme 2017-2018. (d'après le 4e de couverture)
9 Histoires extraordinaires
Qu'ont en commun une chaussure sur un toit, une fille tombée à la mer, une pluie de neige et un vol de sac à main ? A première vue, rien. Si ce n'est que tous sont des faits rares et singuliers, sources d'émotions fortes - entre interrogation, émerveillement et redécouverte du monde. Que tous donnent lieu à un récit étonnant dévoilant ce que la vie peut avoir de répétitif ou de banal, et l'événement d'exceptionnel et d'inédit. Rien, donc, si ce n'est que tous relèvent de l'extraordinaire. Spécialement conçu pour les étudiants de BTS, en lien avec "L'extraordinaire", le thème au programme 2017-2018, 9 Histoires extraordinaires est le recueil indispensable pour nourrir l'épreuve d'écriture personnelle à l'examen !
At once an affectionate portrait of mid-century Paris and a daring pointillist autobiography, Georges Perec's I Remember is the last of this essential writer's major works to be translated into English. Consisting of 480 numbered statements, all beginning identically with "I remember," and all limited to pieces of public knowledge-brand names and folk wisdom, actors and illnesses, places and things ("I remember: "When parents drink, children tipple"; "I remember Hermes handbags, with their tiny padlocks"; "I remember myxomatosis")-the book represents a secret key to the world of Perec's fiction. As critic, translator, and Perec biographer David Bellos notes in his introduction to this edition, since its original publication, "It's hardly possible to utter the words je me souviens in French these days without committing a literary allusion." As playful and puzzling as the best of Perec's novels, I Remember began as a simple writing exercise, and grew into an expansive, exhilarating work of art: the image of one unmistakable and irreplaceable life, shaped from the material of our collective past. For this edition, Perec's 480 memories, sometimes obvious, sometimes obscure, have been elucidated and explained by David Bellos. This book is manifestly autobiographical and also obeys a rigid (but not difficult) formal constraint. It is also one of the oddest works of literature ever written. Published in 1978 shortly after Perec's masterpiece, Life A User's Manual, won the M dicis Prize, I Remember is not a play, a poem, or a novel, and it's not a memoir in the ordinary sense either.
The Mexican Dream
Reflects upon what Aztec civilization might have become had it survived
Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.
A novel on white colonialism in Africa through the eyes of Fintan, a 12-year-old boy who joins his parents in Nigeria. He meets an African boy his age and participates in the world of the Africans, contrasting it with the world of the whites.
Young Nour is a North African desert tribesman. It is 1909, and as the First World War looms Nour's tribe - the Blue Men - are forced from their lands by French colonial invaders. Spurred on by thirst, hunger, suffering, they seek guidance from a great spiritual leader. The holy man sends them even further from home, on an epic journey northward, in the hope of finding a land in which they can again be free. Decades later, an orphaned descendant of the Blue Men - a girl called Lalla - is living in a shantytown on the coast of Morocco. Lalla has inherited both the pride and the resilience of her tribe - and she will need them, as she makes a bid to escape her forced marriage to a wealthy older man. She flees to Marseilles, where she experiences both the hardships of immigrant life - as a hotel maid - and the material prosperity of those who succeed - when she becomes a successful model. And yet Lalla does not betray the legacy of her ancestors. In these two narratives set in counterpoint, Nobel Prize-winning novelist J. M. G. Le Clzio tells - powerfully and movingly - the story of the 'last free men' and of Europe's colonial legacy - a story of war and exile and of the endurance of the human spirit.
Mondo Other Stories
A collection of eight short stories in which Nobel Prize-winning author J. M. G. Le Clézio examines a longing for life outside of the confines of modern existence.