L'égaré by Stefan Zweig

By Stefan Zweig

Ayant échoué à un examen, l’étudiant Liebmann s’enferme peu à peu dans une spirale d’échecs. Lorsqu’il arrive une fois encore en retard à son cours de grec, le Professeur, déjà responsable de son redoublement, n’aura de cesse de le tourmenter.

Cette nouvelle de Stefan Zweig, parue en 1908 et jusqu’à aujourd’hui inédite en français, nous plonge au cœur des réflexions d’un jeune homme ordinaire en proie au désespoir le plus profond.

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The Letters of the Younger Pliny by Pliny the Younger

By Pliny the Younger

A well-liked legal professional and administrator, Pliny (c. advert 61-113) used to be additionally a prolific letter-writer, who numbered between his correspondents such eminent figures as Tacitus, Suetonius and the Emperor Trajan, in addition to a large circle of family and friends. His vigorous and intensely own letters tackle an amazing variety of subject matters, from a deeply relocating account of his uncle's loss of life within the eruption that engulfed Pompeii, to observations at the early Christians - 'a determined type of cult carried to extravagant lengths' - from descriptions of way of life in Rome, with its scandals and proceedings, to Pliny's existence within the kingdom.

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Une Saison en Enfer by Arthur Rimbaud

By Arthur Rimbaud

« Chercher le lieu ou los angeles formule ». los angeles dérive littéraire annoncée dans Le Bateau ivre est une descente aux enfers consentie et motivée. Rimbaud confesse : lui que condamnait sa révolte intérieure en a diaboliquement souffert.
Parti à l. a. recherche de cet « ailleurs » poétique, il a fêté d'étranges noces avec son confrère et amant Paul Verlaine. Débauchés, étourdis, ils se sont entraînés dans les profondeurs abyssales et fangeuses de los angeles ardour, en ont supporté toute l. a. violence, en bons poètes martyrs. Ironique et furieux, le recueil témoigne du expertise de Rimbaud. Réussissant à analyser ses propres visions hallucinatoires, l'« alchimiste du Verbe » affirme son génie. Sur cette considérable, victoire personnelle et poétique, Rimbaud fait résonner les voyelles percutantes et triomphales d'un « Adieu ».

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A Russian Affair (Great Loves) by Anton Chekhov

By Anton Chekhov

Penguin's nice Loves Series

When Gurov sees the girl with the little puppy on a windswept prom, he is familiar with he should have her. yet she isn't like his different flings - he can't omit her ...Chekhov's tales are of misplaced love, love on the improper time and love which could by no means be.

United by means of the subject of affection, the writings within the nice Loves sequence span over thousand years and enormously varied worlds. Readers may be brought to love's forever interesting chances and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, homosexual love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, let alone misplaced love, twisted and obsessional love...

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Anti-death League by Kingsley Amis

By Kingsley Amis

Brian Leonard, a Monty Python of mystery brokers, meets James Churchill, a tender officer, at an English military base the place arrangements are less than method for Operation Apollo. To complicate issues, Churchill has long gone round-the-bend for a parole from the psychological ward.
Thrown among those unfastened cannons is a widowed attractiveness who practices "conspicuous polyandry," an unfocused psychiatrist, an unbelieving chaplain, and a captivating alcoholic.
"Amis delights in combining espionage, violence, love and spiritual skepticism. Such disparate parts, like dishpans and hearth jewelry, problem his juggler's dexterity. Who wins? The reader!" (Publisher's resource)

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Dante the Philosopher by Etienne Gilson

By Etienne Gilson

David Moore translation.
Printed in nice Britain by way of Purnell and Sons, Ltd
Paulton (Somerset) and London

Extensive footnotes provided.

I. Dante's Clerical Vocation and Metamorphoses of Beatrice
with sub-sections: I. - X.
II. Philosophy within the Banquet
with sub-sections: I. - VII.
II. Philosophy within the Monarchy
with sub-sections: I. - V.
Philosophy within the Divine Comedy
with sub-sections: I.
(A. The variety of Beatrice
B. The Verb "To Smile"
C. The Symbolism of Intelletto
D. The Symbolism of "Will"
E. The Actors of the Sacred Poem
F. The Voice of St. Thomas)
- IV.
with sub-sections: I. - V.
Index of right Names
Index of the imperative Questions Discussed

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Milagros de Nuestra Señora (Penguin Clásicos) by Gonzalo de Berceo

By Gonzalo de Berceo

Los Milagos de Nuestra Senora se inscriben en una linea definida de l. a. literatura medieval europea. (...)Las obras de Berceo, en su casi totalidad, estan escritas en los angeles estrofa denominada cuaderna through, que se compone decuatro versos alejandrinos monorrimos.(De l. a. edicion de Daniel Devoto)

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Stephen Hero by James Joyce

By James Joyce

It was once initially rejected on grounds of indecency—so the tale goes— by way of twenty publishers, whereupon Joyce threw the manuscript within the hearth, yet Mrs. Joyce rescued numerous unburnt portions.

Although Joyce later totally rewrote his novel of a tender Irishman's uprising opposed to church, nation and kin, this early model is fantastically composed, the temper being extra discursive and private than in A Portrait. Many episodes later lower for the sake of fine novelistic shape, particularly autobiographical episodes of sensual and relations existence, are absolutely provided, with probably the most vivacious discussion Joyce ever wrote. among them, the 2 types supply us a transparent instance of Joyce's literary improvement in addition to many info of his life.

This version of Stephen Hero for the 1st time revealed the 5 lacking pages of the unconventional stumbled on one of the papers within the Joyce choice of the Cornell college Library. those pages fill gaps within the textual content as edited in 1956 via John J. Slocum and Herbert Cahoon and likewise expand the narrative. the most textual content of Stephen Hero is a attached, approximately self-contained passage of 383 manuscript pages which became up quickly after Joyce's demise. It was once first edited through Theodore Spencer and released by way of New instructions in 1944. during this variation, introductions by way of the successive editors speak about the literary and bibliographical elements of this significant early paintings through one of many nice sleek masters.

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The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer

By Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, paints a desirable portrait of a guy either reckless and calculating, a ''conservationist'' left merely with the potential of self-preservation, during this sophisticated and specified learn of the forces and relationships that seethe in South Africa at the present time.

Mehring, a wealthy, strong and important industrialist, has all of the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to provide. yet his possessions refuse to stay items: his spouse, son, and mistress go away him; his foreman and staff turn into more and more detached to his stewardship; or even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, spoil his farm.

A joint winner of the Booker Prize.

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Roxana by Daniel Defoe

By Daniel Defoe

Appealing, proud Roxana is scared of being terrible. while her silly husband leaves her penniless with 5 childrens, she needs to choose from being a virtuous beggar or a wealthy whore. Embarking on a occupation as a courtesan and stored lady, the glamour of her new life quickly turns into too attractive and Roxana passes from guy to guy for you to keep her lavish society events, sumptuous outfits and accrued wealth. yet this lifestyles comes at a price, and he or she is fatally torn among the sinful prosperity she has turn into used to and the respectability she craves. A bright satire on a dissolute society, Roxana (1724) is a devastating and psychologically acute evocation of the ways that vainness and ambition can corrupt the human soul.

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