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French Mediterraneans

Author : Patricia M. E. Lorcin,Todd Shepard

ISBN10 : 0803288778

Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

Number of Pages : 464

Category : History

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Book Summary: While the Mediterranean is often considered a distinct, unified space, recent scholarship on the early modern history of the sea has suggested that this perspective is essentially a Western one, devised from the vantage point of imperial power that historically patrolled the region’s seas and controlled its ports. By contrast, for the peoples of its southern shores, the Mediterranean was polymorphous, shifting with the economic and seafaring exigencies of the moment. Nonetheless, by the nineteenth century the idea of a monolithic Mediterranean had either been absorbed by or imposed on the populations of the region. In French Mediterraneans editors Patricia M. E. Lorcin and Todd Shepard offer a collection of scholarship that reveals the important French element in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century creation of the singular Mediterranean. These essays provide a critical study of space and movement through new approaches to think about the maps, migrations, and margins of the sea in the French imperial and transnational context. By reconceptualizing the Mediterranean, this volume illuminates the diversity of connections between places and polities that rarely fit models of nation-state allegiances or preordained geographies.

Les cinémas berbères

Author : Daniela Merolla,Kamal Nait Zerad,Amar Ameziane

ISBN10 : 2811123113

Publisher : KARTHALA Editions

Number of Pages : 216

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: Cet ouvrage est le premier à traiter l’ensemble de la production cinématographique berbère. Des histoires qui nous viennent des mythes, des récits de l’histoire contemporaine, des personnages dramatiques ou comiques, qui participent à la représentation et à l’auto-perception d’être « Imazighen/Berbères », sont présentés et analysés sous la plume de spécialistes et de jeunes chercheurs en études berbères. L’apparition des premiers films amazighs (berbères) a été tardive du fait de la méconnaissance du berbère par les États nationaux au Maghreb jusqu’aux années 1990. Cependant, des réalisateurs ont eu le courage de persévérer et, depuis quelques années, des films en langue amazighe (berbère) jouissent d’une reconnaissance internationale, comme pour La Maison jaune / Axxam awragh (2007) d’Amor Hakkar et Adiós Carmen (2013) de Mohamed Amin Benamraoui, tous deux primés respectivement au Festival international du film de Locarno (2007) et au Festival international du cinéma méditerranéen de Montpellier (2014). Les films primés participent de l’une des deux formes d’expression filmique en amazigh : les longs-métrages « grand écran ». La seconde modalité est celle des « films vidéo » en format VHS et VCD qui, bien que représentant une production très vivace de culture populaire, sont souvent maltraités par la critique journalistique. Les contributions de cet ouvrage explorent les films amazighs dans une perspective interdisciplinaire en fournissant au public des clés de lecture sur les recherches esthétiques et la construction identitaire qui sont au centre de la narration filmique, ainsi que sur les aspects sociologiques et économiques de la production. La question centrale posée est la suivante : « Peut-on parler de cinéma amazigh ? ». Cet ouvrage ouvre le débat.

Contes maghrébins en situation interculturelle

Author : Nadine Decourt,Naïma Louali-Raynal

ISBN10 : 9782865376261

Publisher : KARTHALA Editions

Number of Pages : 172

Category : Folk literature

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Book Summary: Cette anthologie de contes issus de l'immigration maghrébine présente la particularité de sensibiliser à de nouvelles pratiques du conte en situation interculturelle. Elle donne à voir l'émergence d'un répertoire qui puise sa dynamique non seulement dans les mouvances de la parole conteuse, mais aussi dans le jeu des ressemblances et des différences suscité par la rencontre des cultures. La variation, ainsi révélée, donne matière au comparatisme et ouvre un champ à la réflexion sur l'articulation entre l'oralité et l'écriture. Cet ouvrage se propose de mettre à l'essai une méthodologie pour une transposition créatrice du récit oral qui, tout en sauvegardant l'authenticité du style oral et la singularité de chaque conteuse, communique au lecteur le plaisir des variantes.

La vache des orphelins - Tafunast (n) Igujilen

Author : Youcef Allioui

ISBN10 : 2140046110

Publisher : Editions L\'Harmattan

Number of Pages : 118

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: La vache des orphelins est sans aucun doute le conte le plus connu chez les Kabyles. L'auteur en a recensé treize versions. Il introduit ce conte par une analyse pointue, entre psychologie et philosophie, développant les thèmes abordés dans ce texte : la prise de décision des femmes, la marâtre "ogresse", les rapports entre le temps et le moment de la rencontre, la critique sociale faite aux hommes qui se remarient sitôt leur femme décédée, l'importance de l'ouverture vers l'autre. La langue kabyle comporte une philosophie implicite. Grand défenseur de cette langue, l'auteur plaide aussi en faveur du conte, une des clés essentielles de l'éducation des enfants.

La sagesse des oiseaux

Author : Youcef Allioui

ISBN10 : 2296190855

Publisher : Editions L\'Harmattan

Number of Pages : 216

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Quand le mari arriva avec ses invités, ils mangèrent tous. Personne ne se soucia de l'absence de Ziri. Seule Aïcha refusait de manger et ramassait les os de son frère à mesure que les autres les jetaient par terre. Elle les enterra dans le jardin derrière la maison. Quand le printemps vint, un genévrier poussa à l'endroit où Aïcha avait enterré les os. Tous les jours, le genévrier se mettait à chanter : "Ma mère m'a égorgé, mon père m'a mangé, Aïcha a ramassé mes os". En entendant l'arbre chanter ainsi, la mère prit peur ; elle se saisit d'une hache et l'abattit, mais les racines continuaient de chanter.

JEAN, TAOS ET FADHMA AMROUCHE

Author : Beïda Chikhi

ISBN10 : 2296360653

Publisher : Editions L\'Harmattan

Number of Pages : 190

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: L'oeuvre des Amrouche, exemplaire au titre de la tradition orale comme de la création littéraire, se nourrit de l'histoire algérienne et y contribue. Générée dans le multiple des langues et des croyances, elle a créé les modalités et les signes de ce que pourrait être, aujourd'hui comme hier en Algérie, une activité efficiente de la mémoire redoublant la création littéraire. Paradoxalement, et l'oeuvre de ce trio familial en témoigne dans sa diversité, c'est la privation, l'humiliation et l'exil qui soufflent aux créateurs cette mémoire, incertaine mais puissante, qui donne nt forme à leur poésie orale ou écrite, structurent leurs pensées et leurs récits, animent leurs échanges avec les autres.

Arab Women Writers

Author : Radwa Ashour,Ferial Ghazoul,Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

ISBN10 : 9774162676

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 526

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Arab women's writing in the modern age began with 'A'isha al-Taymuriya, Warda al-Yaziji, Zaynab Fawwaz, and other nineteenth-century pioneers in Egypt and the Levant. This unique study-first published in Arabic in 2004-looks at the work of those pioneers and then traces the development of Arab women's literature through the end of the twentieth century, and also includes a meticulously researched, comprehensive bibliography of writing by Arab women. In the first section, in nine essays that cover the Arab Middle East from Morocco to Iraq and Syria to Yemen, critics and writers from the Arab world examine the origin and evolution of women's writing in each country in the region, addressing fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiographical writing. The second part of the volume contains bibliographical entries for over 1,200 Arab women writers from the last third of the nineteenth century through 1999. Each entry contains a short biography and a bibliography of each author's published works. This section also includes Arab women's writing in French and English, as well as a bibliography of works translated into English. With its broad scope and extensive research, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Arabic literature, women's studies, or comparative literature. Contributors: Emad Abu Ghazi, Radwa Ashour, Mohammed Berrada, Ferial J. Ghazoul, Subhi Hadidi, Haydar Ibrahim, Yumna al-'Id, Su'ad al-Mani', Iman al-Qadi, Amina Rachid, Huda al-Sadda, Hatim al-Sakr.

L'élixir magique

Author : Cara Lynn Shultz

ISBN10 : 228029933X

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1771

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Book Summary: La suite du roman Envoûtement « Leur amour est éternel. La malédiction qui les touche aussi ? » Je suis une sorcière réincarnée. Brendan, mon âme sœur, vient des siècles passés. Angélique, ma meilleure amie, est une sorcière. Alors qu’est-ce qui me dit que d’autres êtres surnaturels ne parcourent pas aussi les couloirs du lycée et les rues de Manhattan ? En tout cas, pour Angélique, une chose est sûre : la magie n’en a pas fini avec moi. Selon elle, quelqu’un, quelque part, cherche à reproduire un

Lullaby Road

Author : James Anderson

ISBN10 : 1101906561

Publisher : Crown

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1563

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Book Summary: Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the high desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and those looking to escape the world. Local truck driver Ben Jones, still in mourning over a heartbreaking loss, is just trying to get through another season of treacherous roads and sudden snowfall without an accident. But then he finds a mute Hispanic child who has been abandoned at a seedy truck stop along his route, far from civilization and bearing a note that simply reads “Please Ben. Watch my son. His name is Juan” And then at the bottom, a few more hastily scribbled words. “Bad Trouble. Tell no one.”. Despite deep misgivings, and without any hint of who this child is or the grave danger he’s facing, Ben takes the child with him in his truck and sets out into an environment that is as dangerous as it is beautiful and silent. From that moment forward, nothing will ever be the same. Not for Ben. Not for the child. And not for anyone along the seemingly empty stretch of road known as Route 117.

Mrs. Fletcher

Author : Tom Perrotta

ISBN10 : 1501144049

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1216

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Book Summary: Now an HBO series starring Kathryn Hahn! “Light, zingy, and laugh-out-loud funny” (People), the New York Times bestselling novel about sex, love, and identity as seen through the eyes of a middle-aged woman and her college freshman son. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve Fletcher is struggling to adjust to her empty nest. One night she receives a text from an anonymous number that says, “U R my MILF!” Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life—serving as Executive Director of the local senior center and taking a community college course on Gender and Society—Eve can’t curtail her own interest in a porn website that features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve’s online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence. Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve’s son Brendan—a jock and aspiring frat boy—discovers that his new campus isn’t nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night. “The sweetest and most charming novel about pornography addiction and the harrowing issues of sexual consent that you will probably ever read” (The New York Times Book Review), Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong. “Tom Perrotta’s latest might just be his best” (NPR).

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Author : Dr. Seuss

ISBN10 : 0385379323

Publisher : RH Childrens Books

Number of Pages : 56

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Join Bartholomew Cubbins in Dr. Seuss’s Caldecott Honor–winning picture book about a king’s magical mishap! Bored with rain, sunshine, fog, and snow, King Derwin of Didd summons his royal magicians to create something new and exciting to fall from the sky. What he gets is a storm of sticky green goo called Oobleck—which soon wreaks havock all over his kingdom! But with the assistance of the wise page boy Bartholomew, the king (along with young readers) learns that the simplest words can sometimes solve the stickiest problems.

L'électre Magique, d'après le Grimoire de Benoit XIV

Author : Eusèbe Barrida

ISBN10 : 1301401129

Publisher : magnetisme-et-bien-etre.com

Number of Pages : 35

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: De la fabrication et préparation vulcanique et magique des armes d'Achille. D'après « Grimoire ou Magie Naturelle » de Benoit XIV. « Le célèbre poète Homère écrit dans le dix-huitième livre de l'Iliade, et nous le lisons aussi dans les autres historiens grecs, que Thétis, femme de Pélée, roi de Thessalie, et mère d'Achille, ce grand héros de l'ancienne Grèce, pria Vulcain, le forgeron des dieux, de faire à son fils Achille des armes, sur lesquelles il put se fier dans la guerre et dans la chaleur du combat. La taille de ce héros était, suivant quelques-uns, de sept coudées ; c'est pourquoi Lycophron l'appelle Eptaphron. Hérodote dit qu'Oreste était aussi de la même taille. »

Understanding Figurative Language

Author : Sam Glucksberg

ISBN10 : 9780198027126

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 144

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 1939

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Book Summary: This book examines how people understand utterances that are intended figuratively. Traditionally, figurative language such as metaphors and idioms has been considered derivative from more complex than ostensibly straightforward literal language. Glucksberg argues that figurative language involves the same kinds of linguistic and pragmatic operations that are used for ordinary, literal language. Glucksberg's research in this book is concerned with ordinary language: expressions that are used in daily life, including conversations about everyday matters, newspaper and magazine articles, and the media. Metaphor is the major focus of the book. Idioms, however, are also treated comprehensively, as is the theory of conceptual metaphor in the context of how people understand both conventional and novel figurative expressions. A new theory of metaphor comprehension is put forward, and evaluated with respect to competing theories in linguistics and in psychology. The central tenet of the theory is that ordinary conversational metaphors are used to create new concepts and categories. This process is spontaneous and automatic. Metaphor is special only in the sense that these categories get their names from the best examples of the things they represent, and that these categories get their names from the best examples of those categories. Thus, the literal "shark" can be a metaphor for any vicious and predatory being, from unscrupulous salespeople to a murderous character in The Threepenny Opera. Because the same term, e.g.,"shark," is used both for its literal referent and for the metaphorical category, as in "My lawyer is a shark," we call it the dual-reference theory. The theory is then extended to two other domains: idioms and conceptual metaphors. The book presents the first comprehensive account of how people use and understand metaphors in everyday life.

French Twentieth Bibliography

Author : Peter C. Hoy

ISBN10 : 9780945636557

Publisher : Susquehanna University Press

Number of Pages : 696

Category :

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Book Summary: This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

Flour Water Salt Yeast

Author : Ken Forkish

ISBN10 : 1607742748

Publisher : Ten Speed Press

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Portland's most acclaimed and beloved baker comes this must-have baking guide, featuring recipes for world-class breads and pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for the home baker. There are few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly made, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and-supple-on-the-inside slice of perfectly baked bread. For Portland-based baker Ken Forkish, well-made bread is more than just a pleasure—it is a passion that has led him to create some of the best and most critically lauded breads and pizzas in the country. In Flour Water Salt Yeast, Forkish translates his obsessively honed craft into scores of recipes for rustic boules and Neapolitan-style pizzas, all suited for the home baker. Forkish developed and tested all of the recipes in his home oven, and his impeccable formulas and clear instructions result in top-quality artisan breads and pizzas that stand up against those sold in the best bakeries anywhere. Whether you’re a total beginner or a serious baker, Flour Water Salt Yeast has a recipe that suits your skill level and time constraints: Start with a straight dough and have fresh bread ready by supper time, or explore pre-ferments with a bread that uses biga or poolish. If you’re ready to take your baking to the next level, follow Forkish’s step-by-step guide to making a levain starter with only flour and water, and be amazed by the delicious complexity of your naturally leavened bread. Pizza lovers can experiment with a variety of doughs and sauces to create the perfect pie using either a pizza stone or a cast-iron skillet. Flour Water Salt Yeast is more than just a collection of recipes for amazing bread and pizza—it offers a complete baking education, with a thorough yet accessible explanation of the tools and techniques that set artisan bread apart. Featuring a tutorial on baker’s percentages, advice for manipulating ingredients ratios to create custom doughs, tips for adapting bread baking schedules to fit your day-to-day life, and an entire chapter that demystifies the levain-making process, Flour Water Salt Yeast is an indispensable resource for bakers who want to make their daily bread exceptional bread.

Encyclopedia of African Literature

Author : Simon Gikandi

ISBN10 : 1134582226

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 648

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: The most comprehensive reference work on African literature to date, this book covers all the key historical and cultural issues in the field. The Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries covering criticism and theory, African literature's development as a field of scholarship, and studies of established and lesser-known writers and their texts. While the greatest proportion of literary work in Africa has been a product of the twentieth century, the Encyclopedia also covers the literature back to the earliest eras of story-telling and oral transmission, making this a unique and valuable resource for those studying social sciences as well as humanities. This work includes cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive index.

Democracies at War against Terrorism

Author : S. Cohen

ISBN10 : 0230614728

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 269

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: Numerous democratic nations have been singled out by NGOs for brutality in their modus operandi, for paying inadequate attention to civilian protection or for torture of prisoners. This book deals with the difficulties faced when conducting asymmetric warfare in populated areas without violating humanitarian law.

Le Rêve du grain de sable

Author : Pascale Rocard

ISBN10 : 2846123217

Publisher : Editions 1

Number of Pages : 254

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1127

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Book Summary: Pascale Rocard est comédienne, scénariste et réalisatrice. Le Rêve du grain de sable est son premier roman. Dans les montagnes enneigées de Suisse, Aline, photographe, vient de perdre son mari, chasseur de météorites et voyageur des sables. Par respect de la parole qu'elle lui a donnée et par amour aussi, Aline décide de partir en Afrique avec les trois femmes qui ont compté dans la vie de Jacques: Sarah, sa première épouse, Léonore, sa soeur un peu fantasque, et son assistante Hélène. Des Alpes au désert saharien, elle suit la voie qu'il a tracée dans un carnet de route, puzzle mystérieux dont elle découvrira les pièces étape par étape. Au bout de ce voyage initiatique, Aline comprendra où Jacques a voulu l'emmener. Entre lyrisme et réalité, Pascale Rocard nous livre le récit d'une aventure profondément humaine, dans la démesure d'un décor où tout devient possible.

The Storm Sister

Author : Lucinda Riley

ISBN10 : 1476759936

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 512

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 336

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Book Summary: A sweeping and spellbinding love story spanning the warm waters of the Mediterranean to the cold, clear skies of Norway—the second in an epic new series of novels by #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley. Ally D’Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world’s most perilous yacht races when she hears the news of her adoptive father’s sudden, mysterious death. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her father—an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Salt—has left each of them a tantalizing clue to their true heritage. But the timing couldn’t be worse: Ally had only recently fallen into a new and deeply passionate love affair, but with her life now turned upside down, she decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway… There, Ally begins to discover her roots and how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived over a century before and sang in the first performance of Grieg’s iconic music set to Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really was—and why is the seventh sister missing? Following the internationally bestselling novel The Seven Sisters, this novel, “full of drama and romance” (Daily Mail), continues Lucinda Riley’s spellbinding series inspired by the mythology surrounding the famous star constellation.

Brassaï, le promeneur de nuit

Author : Serge Sanchez

ISBN10 : 224678347X

Publisher : Grasset

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Né en 1899 dans une ville de Hongrie aujourd’hui roumaine, photographe mais aussi peintre, dessinateur, sculpteur et écrivain, Brassaï fut un artiste éclectique et de son temps. Etudiant en histoire de l’art à Budapest puis à Berlin, il s’installe à Paris au milieu des années 1920, apprend seul le français en lisant Proust, et passe des nuits entières à arpenter la capitale. Il photographie les rues, les gens, les bordels comme les chantiers, sublime les enseignes publicitaires et capture les lumières. Ami des plus grands artistes de son temps, Kandinsky, Kokoschka, Henry Miller ou Jacques Prévert, il fut aussi le portraitiste de Dali, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti et Michaux. Alors que la photo peine à être reconnue comme un art, il réalise des clichés qui resteront à jamais les témoins d’une époque mythique : celle du Montparnasse des années 30, de la Bohème étourdissante. Photographe d’un Paris interlope et nocturne comme de la brillante société de la danse et de l’opéra, auteur d’une œuvre aujourd’hui célèbre dans le monde entier, du Japon aux Etats-Unis, Brassaï est entré dans la légende en se promenant. « La vie de Brassaï fut une quête inlassable et tenace. Du petit soldat communiste à l’exilé hongrois des brasseries de Montparnasse, puis à l’artiste mondialement reconnu, c’est Ulysse. Mais c’est aussi Protée, un flâneur, un grimpeur, un insaisissable vagabond qui fut le poète de sa propre vie. On ne vient pas à bout des légendes. C’est ce qui fait leur étrange beauté. » Serge Sanchez