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The Remains of the Day

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 0345809335

Publisher : Vintage Canada

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning masterpiece became an international bestseller on publication, was adapted into an award-winning film, and has since come to be regarded as a modern classic. The Remains of the Day is a spellbinding portrayal of a vanished way of life and a haunting meditation on the high cost of duty. It is also one of the most subtle, sad and humorous love stories ever written. It is the summer of 1956, when Stevens, a man who has dedicated himself to his career as a perfect butler in the one-time great house of Darlington Hall, sets off on a holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and, unexpectedly, into his own past, especially his friendship with the housekeeper, Miss Kenton. As memories surface of his lifetime "in service" to Lord Darlington, and of his life between the wars, when the fate of the continent seemed to lie in the hands of a few men, he finds himself confronting the dark undercurrent beneath the carefully run world of his employer.

The Art of Fiction

Author : David Lodge

ISBN10 : 1448137799

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1803


Book Summary: In this entertaining and enlightening collection David Lodge considers the art of fiction under a wide range of headings, drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James, Martin Amis, Jane Austen and James Joyce. Looking at ideas such as the Intrusive Author, Suspense, the Epistolary Novel, Magic Realism and Symbolism, and illustrating each topic with a passage taken from a classic or modern novel, David Lodge makes the richness and variety of British and American fiction accessible to the general reader. He provides essential reading for students, aspiring writers and anyone who wants to understand how fiction works.

Never Let Me Go

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro

ISBN10 : 0307371336

Publisher : Vintage Canada

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 306


Book Summary: From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro

ISBN10 : 0735276145

Publisher : Knopf Canada

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Literary Collections

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Book Summary: The Nobel Lecture in Literature, delivered by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go and When We Were Young) at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 7, 2017, in an elegant, clothbound edition. In their announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy recognized the emotional force of Kazuo Ishiguro’s fiction and his mastery at uncovering our illusory sense of connection with the world. In the eloquent and candid lecture he delivered upon accepting the award, Ishiguro reflects on the way he was shaped by his upbringing, and on the turning points in his career—“small scruffy moments . . . quiet, private sparks of revelation”—that made him the writer he is today. With the same generous humanity that has graced his novels, Ishiguro here looks beyond himself, to the world that new generations of writers are taking on, and what it will mean—what it will demand of us—to make certain that literature remains not just alive, but essential. An enduring work on writing and becoming a writer, by one of the most accomplished novelists of our generation.

The Shadow Out of Time

Author : H. P. Lovecraft

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Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1582


Book Summary: The Shadow Out of Time is a novella by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft. Written between November 1934 and February 1935, it was first published in the June 1936 issue of Astounding Stories.

Of Vengeance

Author : J.D. Kurtness

ISBN10 : 1459743768

Publisher : Dundurn

Number of Pages : 152

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1099


Book Summary: Of Vengeance portrays the evolution of an innocuous girl into a brilliant, cold-blooded killer, whose painstaking preparation makes every crime untraceable, and whose faultless reasoning makes her all too sympathetic.

Class in Britain

Author : David Cannadine

ISBN10 : 0141927801

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 577


Book Summary: David Cannadine's unique history examines the British preoccupation with class and the different ways the British have thought about their own society. From the eighteenth through the twentieth century, he traces the different ways British society has been viewed, unveiling the different purposes each model has served. This is a social, intellectual and political history and a powerful account of how and why class has shaped British identity.

Waking Gods

Author : Sylvain Neuvel

ISBN10 : 1101886730

Publisher : Del Rey

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1203


Book Summary: In the gripping sequel to Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel’s innovative series about human-alien contact takes another giant step forward. “Sleeping Giants may have debuted his thrilling saga, but Waking Gods proves that Neuvel’s scope is more daring than readers could have imagined.”—Paste As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force. Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars. Praise for Waking Gods “Kick-ass, one-on-one robot action combines with mind-bending scientific and philosophical speculation. Series science-fiction fans will enjoy this follow-up filled with unexpected revelations and a surprise finale.”—Booklist “Pure, unadulterated literary escapism featuring giant killer robots and the looming end of mankind. In a word: unputdownable.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Sheer escapist fun.”—Shelf Awareness Don’t miss any of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel: SLEEPING GIANTS | WAKING GODS | ONLY HUMAN

Making Friends with Hitler

Author : Ian Kershaw

ISBN10 : 1101567988

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 512

Category : History

Viewed : 921


Book Summary: Ian Kershaw’s biography of Adolf Hitler is widely regarded as the definitive work on the subject, as well as one of the most brilliant biographies of our time. In Making Friends with Hitler, the great scholar shines remarkable new light on decisions that led to war by tracing the extraordinary story of Lord Londonderry—one of Britain’s wealthiest aristocrats, cousin of Winston Churchill, confidant of the king, and the only British cabinet member to outwardly support the Nazi party. Through Londonderry’s tragic tale, Kershaw shows us that behind the accepted dogma of English appeasement and German bullying is a much more complicated and interesting reality—full of miscalculations on both sides that proved to be among the most fateful in history.

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Author : Edmund Burke

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Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 253

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 706


Book Summary: "Reflections on the Revolution in France" by Edmund Burke. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Cioran ou les vestiges du sacré dans l’écriture

Author : Sara Danièle Bélanger-Michaud

ISBN10 : 2892617634

Publisher : Éditions XYZ

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Literary Collections

Viewed : 1291


Book Summary: Les institutions − et en premier lieu l’Église − où s’exprimait et se vivait l’expérience du sacré se sont peu à peu effritées. Mais le sacré déborde le cadre des institutions et il en reste des vestiges, entre autres, dans la littérature. C’est dans l’œuvre de Cioran que Sara Danièle Bélanger Michaud les a cherchés. Emil Michel Cioran (1911-1995) est un philosophe et essayiste d’origine roumaine qui a vécu en France à partir de 1937. Il est principalement connu pour ses aphorismes et pour son recueil De l’inconvénient d’être né, paru en 1973. Dans son essai, l’auteure présente son œuvre comme une manifestation de la quête du sacré et une nouvelle manière de l’habiter. Elle écrit: «Qu’il soit question de sa quête spirituelle (ou de son ratage spirituel), de ses rencontres avec l’absolu, de ses expériences d’extase, de son obsession pour le doute ou encore de sa nature religieuse à rebours, c’est toujours en même temps du sacré dont il est question».

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

Author : Mona Awad

ISBN10 : 0143194801

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1202


Book Summary: Winner of the Amazon.ca First Novel Award Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlisted for the 2017 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour Longlisted for the 2018 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a. Mississauga), Lizzie has never liked the way she looks—even though her best friend Mel says she’s the pretty one. She starts dating guys online, but she’s afraid to send pictures, even when her skinny friend China does her makeup: she knows no one would want her if they could really see her. So she starts to lose. With punishing drive, she counts almonds consumed, miles logged, pounds dropped. She fights her way into coveted dresses. She grows up and gets thin, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband, her reflection in the mirror. But no matter how much she loses, will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl? In her brilliant, hilarious, and at times shocking debut, Mona Awad simultaneously skewers the body image-obsessed culture that tells women they have no value outside their physical appearance, and delivers a tender and moving depiction of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform. As caustically funny as it is heartbreaking, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl introduces a vital new voice in fiction.

Late in the Day

Author : Tessa Hadley

ISBN10 : 1473560551

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1287


Book Summary: 'Unflinching, intelligent and fascinating' Marian Keyes The lives of two close-knit couples are irrevocably changed by an untimely death in this Sunday Times bestselling novel Alex and Christine and Zach and Lydia have been inseparable since their twenties. From student house-shares and grubby pubs to proper homes and grown-up careers, the two couples' lives have been interlinked for decades. Then one evening, Alex and Christine receive a call from a distraught Lydia. Zach is dead. Inconsolable, Lydia moves in with Alex and Christine. But instead of their loss bringing them closer, the three of them find that love and sorrow give way to anger and bitterness as old entanglements and resentments rise from the past. 'A fine-grained novel of friendship, loss and jealousy' Sunday Times, *100 Great 21-Century Novels*

Le géant enfoui

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro

ISBN10 : 2848932147

Publisher : Editions des Deux Terres

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 541


Book Summary: « Ishiguro excelle à créer un univers, à instaurer des climats que l’on n’oublie pas. » Lire Le livre : Axl et Beatrice vivent un amour constant qui a résisté aux années. Ils décident de faire un voyage pour rejoindre leur fils, parti depuis longtemps. De nombreux obstacles se dressent sur leur chemin, parfois étranges, parfois terrifiants, et mettent leur amour à l’épreuve. Leur parcours est une métaphore de nos vies à tous. Dix ans après Auprès de moi toujours, Kazuo Ishiguro revisite, dans Le Géant enfoui, les thèmes shakespeariens qui traversent son œuvre : la mémoire et l’oubli, la confiance et la haine, la vengeance et la justice. L’histoire d’Axl et Beatrice, une allégorie du monde moderne, est d’ores et déjà un monument de la littérature. L’auteur : Kazuo Ishiguro, né à Nagasaki, est arrivé en Grande-Bretagne à l’âge de cinq ans. Décrit par le New York Times comme « un génie original et remarquable », il est l’auteur de sept romans : Lumière pâle sur les collines, Un artiste du monde flottant (Whitbread Award), Les Vestiges du jour (Booker Prize), L’Inconsolé, Quand nous étions orphelins, Auprès de moi toujours, Le Géant enfoui et un recueil de nouvelles : Nocturnes. Tous ses ouvrages sont traduits dans plus de quarante langues. En 1995, Kazuo Ishiguro a été décoré de l’Ordre de l’Empire britannique pour services rendus à la littérature et, en 1998, la France l’a fait chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Deux de ses livres ont été adaptés au cinéma : Les Vestiges du jour, avec Emma Thompson et Anthony Hopkins, et, plus récemment, Auprès de moi toujours, avec Carey Mulligan et Keira Knightley. Les droits cinématographiques de son dernier roman, Le Géant enfoui, ont été vendus à Hollywood. Kazuo Ishiguro vit à Londres avec son épouse.

BTS Français - Culture générale et expression - 1. Dans ma maison -2. De la musique avant toute chose ? - Examen 2022

Author : Hélène Bieber,collectif

ISBN10 : 2340056012

Publisher : Editions Ellipses

Number of Pages : 656

Category : Study Aids

Viewed : 1527


Book Summary: Au sommaire : Un rappel méthodologique de la synthèse de documents et de l’écriture personnelleUne introduction claire avec une mise en perspective des problématiques essentielles du thèmeDes fiches de lecture synthétiques consacrées aux œuvres recommandées par le Bulletin officiel : – Littérature – Essais – Films – Arts plastiques – Musique Un glossaire


Author : Jean-Baptiste Pattier,Emmanuel Chaunu

ISBN10 : 2200626401

Publisher : Armand Colin

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Art

Viewed : 947


Book Summary: Au mois de juillet 2019, l'Unesco va inscrire les plages du Débarquement au patrimoine de l'Humanité. L'occasion de revenir sur cet épisode qui constitue l'événement le plus marquant de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Les auteurs, un reporter chercheur en histoire, et un dessinateur de presse, se sont associés pour nous raconter comment fut pensé le Débarquement de Normandie, la plus grande offensive de tous les temps, comment il s'est déroulé et ce qu'il en reste d'un point de vue mémoriel sans oublier le business fait autour du D-Day. Les dessins répondent aux textes de manière amusante et émouvante à la fois. La petite histoire côtoie toujours la grande, nous offrant des récits originaux et attachants, des anecdotes et des détails insolites, du Débarquement à la bataille de Normandie. Cet ouvrage, s'il peut susciter le sourire, voire le rire, a également vocation à provoquer l'empathie et l'interrogation. Il peut aussi se lire comme un hommage à tous ceux, civils et militaires, qui ont participé à cet événement majeur de notre histoire.

The Unseen

Author : Katherine Webb

ISBN10 : 1409112624

Publisher : Orion

Number of Pages : 356

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1265


Book Summary: From the author of the acclaimed debut THE LEGACY comes a compelling tale of love, deception and illusion. England, 1911. When a free-spirited young woman arrives in a sleepy Berkshire village to work as a maid in the household of The Reverend and Mrs Canning, she sets in motion a chain of events which changes all their lives. For Cat has a past - a past her new mistress is willing to overlook, but will never understand . . . This is not all Hester Canning has to cope with. When her husband invites a young man into their home, he brings with him a dangerous obsession . . . During the long, oppressive summer, the rectory becomes charged with ambition, love and jealousy - with the most devastating consequences.

BTS tout en un méthodes et entraînements - 1. Dans ma maison. 2. De la musique avant toute chose ? - Culture générale et expression. Examen 2022

Author : Agnès Felten,Nadège Wolff

ISBN10 : 2340055997

Publisher : Editions Ellipses

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Study Aids

Viewed : 1332


Book Summary: La seconde année de BTS est une course contre la montre, l’étudiant accumule les savoirs, mais il doit aussi gérer ses stages professionnels, préparer son avenir lorsqu’il aura obtenu son diplôme, il doit s’efforcer de perdre le moins de temps possible. Ce manuel va l’y aider en lui permettant d’aborder les épreuves de la synthèse et de l’écriture personnelle de la manière la plus pragmatique possible. Pour cela cet ouvrage propose : une méthodologie étape par étape de la synthèse et de l’écriture personnelle avec des rappels et conseils ;de nombreux entraînements ciblés par points de méthode à partir d’un riche corpus de documents ;des sujets entièrement traités et corrigés sur les deux thèmes au programme

Nevada Days

Author : Bernardo Atxaga

ISBN10 : 1555978606

Publisher : Graywolf Press

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 691


Book Summary: A seductive, unclassifiable blend of autobiography and fiction set in Reno, from the preeminent Basque author Nine months as a writer in residence can prove unnerving for anyone. For Bernardo Atxaga, newly arrived with his wife and two daughters, research at the Center for Basque Studies in Reno, Nevada, is anything but straightforward. The neon lights and harsh, windswept desert appear full of ominous signs: A raccoon that watches the house at night, eyes glowing. A series of sexual assaults on campus by an unknown assailant. A spider scuttling endlessly in a glass jar kept by a colleague. And the kidnapping and murder of a young college girl in the house next door. Fragments of the Basque diaspora appear everywhere: A photo of the heavyweight boxer Paulino Uzcudun, who fought Max Baer in the 1930s. The funeral of a Basque sheepherder. Daily life also turns up some unusual characters—a university friend suspected of involvement in the assaults on campus, a friend who takes Atxaga for long drives in the desert where The Misfits was filmed, and cowboys at a Tex-Mex joint. Nevada Days, told in a series of diary-like entries, mixes a constellation of lively incidents in Reno with memories from Atxaga’s childhood. The routines of everyday life are the only way to resolve the deep wounds of history and relationships, however fleeting or enduring. Trapped in the deeply alien landscape of Nevada, Atxaga weaves together past and present to see the West from a refreshing, if also ominous and unsettling, vantage.