Rimbaud

By Yves Bonnefoy

This can be my test. This was once scanned with a flatbed scanner, so the standard isn't really as nice as my different scans.

Note: this isn't the flatbed experiment that i used to be discussing at the forums.

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A accomplished research at the lifestyles and poetics of Arthur Rimbaud.

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Yves Bonnefoy was once born on June 24, 1923 in excursions. He studied arithmetic, the heritage of technological know-how, and philosophy on the collage of Poitiers and the Sorbonne. Later he labored for 3 years on the nationwide heart for medical learn prior to devoting himself thoroughly to writing and lecturing.

Bonnefoy’s first ebook of poems, at the movement and Immobility of Douve, was once released in 1953 and received him fast acceptance as a brand new, significant voice. 3 different books seemed at abnormal durations and have been accumulated in a single quantity below the identify of Poèmes. In 1987 he released within the Shadow’s gentle, by way of Début et fin de los angeles neige in 1991. this present day he's stated because the most eminent and influential poet in France today.

Since 1954 Bonnefoy has additionally produced many works of literary and paintings criticism—Rimbaud, Un rêve fait à Mantoue, Rome 1630, Entretiens sur los angeles poésie (Dialogues on Poetry). His translations of Shakespeare’s performs are thought of the easiest up to now, and years in the past he released his translation of a few fifty poems via Yeats.

Over the previous thirty years Bonnefoy has been a standard customer to universities within the usa as professor of literature and lecturer, whereas protecting occasional educating posts at French universities besides. due to the fact 1981 he has been the professor of comparative poetics on the Collège de France. he's the director of the gathering Idées et Recherches at Flammarion, and the editor of Mythologies, now released in English via the collage of Chicago Press. he's married to American painter Lucy Vines, and so they have one daughter, Mathilde.

Last fall the Bibliothèque Nationale commemorated the poet with a wide finished exhibition of his manuscripts, first variants, and photographs.

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Autoportrait

In this wonderful and sobering self-portrait, Edouard Lev? hides not anything from his readers, taking off his complete lifestyles, roughly at random, in a string of declarative sentences. "Autoportrait" is a actual, mental, sexual, political, and philosophical triumph. past "sincerity," Lev? works towards an objectivity so radical it will possibly move for crudeness, triviality, even banality: the writer has stripped himself naked. With the strength of a collection of maxims or morals, Lev?'s prose turns out initially to be an autobiography with no sentiment, as if written by way of a machine--until, during the accumulation of element, and the author's dry, quizzical tone, we discover ourselves disarmed, enthralled, and enraptured by means of not anything under definitely the right fiction... made completely of facts.

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The President's Hat

By Antoine Laurain

This prize-winning French bestseller is an enthralling delusion concerning the strength of a hat that takes the reader on a roller-coaster journey via French existence through the Mitterrand years.

Dining by myself in a chic Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can rarely think his eyes whilst President François Mitterrand sits right down to devour on the desk subsequent to him.

After the presidential occasion has long past, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand's black felt hat has been left in the back of. After a number of moments' soul-searching, Daniel makes a decision to maintain the hat as a keepsake of a unprecedented night. it is a excellent healthy, and as he leaves the eating place Daniel starts to suppose by some means . . . different.

Has Daniel unwittingly came upon the key of perfect power?

For years the enduring merchandise of headgear performs with the lives of the lads and girls who put on it, bringing them luck that had formerly eluded them. Antoine Laurain's brilliantly orchestrated travel captures enjoyable photographs of a wealthy gallery of characters.

Shot via with a scrumptious, depraved humorousness, The President's Hat is a bright new edition of the standard lifetime of an era.

"As unique because it is unique, it is a tale to get pleasure from like a chocolate with a shock centre."—Marie France

"An stress-free journey into the guts of the 1980s."—Le Figaro

"Impossible to resist"—L'Express

Antoine Laurain was once born in Paris. he's a author, collector, and director of a number of brief films.

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Colonel Chabert

By Honoré de Balzac, Carol Cosman

The tale of a French army hero of the Napoleonic Wars, lengthy assumed to be useless, attempts to recuperate his fortune and previous spouse during the aid of a well-known Parisian lawyer.

Colonel Chabert, a Napoleonic struggle hero supposedly killed within the conflict of Eylau, returns to Paris after an extended convalescence to discover his spouse remarried, and his pension long gone. He employs a tender, recognized legal professional to a minimum of reclaim his pension. it's a online game of wits: first to persuade the attorney that he's who he says he's; secondly to get his spouse to confess to his identification and thereby hand over a few of her wealth. as soon as the legal professional believes Chabert's tale, the spouse needs to be made to half together with his pension...

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Lanzarote

By Michel Houellebecq

Realising that his New 12 months is likely to be a catastrophe, as ordinary, our narrator, on impulse, walks right into a shuttle business enterprise to ebook every week within the sunlight. delicate to his constrained capability and dislike of Muslim nations, the commute agent indicates an island filled with twenty first century hedonism, set in a strange lunar panorama - Lanzarote. On Lanzarote, you may meet a few attention-grabbing human specimens, significantly Pam and Barbara - 'non-exclusive' German lesbians - who can provide upward push to a couple attention-grabbing combos. Will they reach seducing Rudi, the police inspector from Luxembourg, at the moment dwelling in exile in Brussels? Or will he sign up for the 'Azraelian' sect, as they organize for humanity to be regenerated by means of extra-terrestrials? As for our narrator, will he give some thought to his week's vacation at the island successful?

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I Spit on Your Graves

By Boris Vian

Released in Paris in 1946 as a hardboiled mystery loaded with intercourse and blood, allegedly censored within the US and "translated" into French--I Spit in your Graves used to be either a natural mystification and direct domestic to American literature and films. extra deeply, it was once a violent assault on racism by way of a jazz fan who had already befriended many black musicians and was once to turn into the nearest French buddy of Ellington, Davis, and Parker. discover why this younger writer outstripped revenues of Malraux, Camus, Sartre, and de Beauvoir whilst it seemed in France...and maintains to scandalize today.

* Bare bones epub scanned and OCRed

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Cavale

By Nathalie Quintane

Ayant tué à coup de boule de bowling un touriste russe, le narrateur décide de fuir à vélo les bords pollués du lac Salton... De l. a. Californie du Sud à l. a. misplaced Coast, via... l. a. forêt de Compiègne, il rencontre une série de personnages loghorréiques et plus ou moins affamés – le contre-rhétoriqueur paranoïaque, l. a. jardinière égarée, le collectionneur de petits cyclistes, un pêcheur (curieusement silencieux), un dominicain vulgaire, un Canadien sympathique... et même Jeanne Hachette. En faisant irruption, ils viennent sans cesse trouer l. a. cavale du héros – et l. a. cavale du roman vers sa fin. Roman excentré, qui suggest d'emblée au lecteur 21 manières de se commencer – 21 débuts qui seront los angeles réserve théorique et pratique du livre –, Cavale est le devisement d'un monde flottant, fait à une époque «assez désagréable», par un narrateur douteux.

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La Bâtarde

By Violette Leduc

In her moment revealing memoir of literary Paris, Leduc stocks her insights right into a post-War Parisian scene ruled through the likes of Camus, Genet, Sartre, Cocteau, and Simone de Beauvoir, who grew to become her mentor for a time. unique.

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