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Carmen

Carmen (1845) through Prosper Mérimée is the unique novella that encouraged the vintage opera by way of Bizet.

The unforgettable tale of Carmen, a flirtatious, charismatic, and amoral gypsy who bewitches and emotionally enslaves Don José, a determined guy, right into a tragic obsession, has captivated generations with its ardour and sensual intensity.

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Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire

Les Rêvries du promeneur solitaire de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, promenades un à cinq : "L'habitude de rentrer en moi-même me healthy perdre le sentiment et presque le keepsake de mes maux, j'appris ainsi par ma propre expérience que l. a. resource du vrai bonheur est en nous, et qu'il ne dépend pas des hommes de rendre vraiment misérable celui qui sait vouoir être heureux."

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Un cœur simple

"L'histoire d'un cœur basic est le récit d'une vie vague, celle d'une pauvre fille de campagne, dévote mais mystique, dévouée sans exaltation et tendre comme le soreness frais. Elle aime successivement un homme, les enfants de sa maîtresse, un neveu, un vieillard qu'elle soigne, puis son perroquet ; quand son perroquet est mort, elle le fait empailler et, en mourant à son travel, elle confond le perroquet avec le Saint-Esprit. Cela n'est nullement ironique comme vous le supposez, mais au contraire très sérieux et très triste."
Gustave Flaubert.

Un cœur simple a été publié pour l. a. première fois en 1877 dans le recueil Trois Contes.

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Sentimental Education: The Story of a Young Man (Classic Reprint)

By Gustave Flaubert

Is disappointed .... eighty XVI 3 captivating ladies .... a hundred XVII FREDERICKS BETROTHAL 126 XVIII lower than THE HAMMER 173 XIX AFTER decades 195 XX whilst A MANS 40 ..
(Typographical mistakes above are because of OCR software program and do not happen within the book.)

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Forgotten Books is a writer of old writings, comparable to: Philosophy, Classics, technology, faith, heritage, Folklore and Mythology.

Forgotten Books' vintage Reprint sequence makes use of the newest know-how to regenerate facsimiles of traditionally very important writings. cautious cognizance has been made to effectively defend the unique structure of every web page while digitally bettering the elderly textual content. learn books on-line at no cost at www.forgottenbooks.org

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Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003

By Richard Howard

Richard Howard has been writing fashionable, deeply knowledgeable statement on sleek tradition and literature for greater than 4 a long time. here's a choice of his best essays, together with a few by no means earlier than released in ebook shape, on a fabulous variety of subjects--from American poets like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists equivalent to Rodin and Michel Delacroix. additionally integrated are issues of recent sculpture and of the images of the human physique. Howard's extreme familiarity with sleek poetry is noticeable to very good impression in essays at the "poetry of forgetting," at the factors and results of experimental poetry, and at the first books of poets whose paintings he helped introduce--among them, J. D. McClatchy, Frank Bidart, and Cynthia MacDonald. in fact, Howard brings to his attention of French literature an extraordinary knowledge drawn from his celebrated paintings as a translator of Stendhal and Gide, Barthes and Cocteau, Yourcenar and Gracq.

Hilton Kramer as soon as wrote that Richard Howard "performs the basic serious carrier. He indicates us the level of the terrain. He issues out its crucial beneficial properties. And he offers us a truly brilliant feel of its ethos in addition to of its esthetics." Howard, now in his seventy-fifth yr, keeps his adroit, creative remark, which enriches us all.

Richard Howard is a poet, student, instructor, critic, and translator. the writer of greater than a dozen books, together with Inner Voices: chosen Poems, 1963-2003, he's the recipient of either the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the nationwide ebook Award for translation. He teaches at Columbia collage and is poetry editor of The Paris Review.
Richard Howard has been writing fashionable, deeply expert statement on glossy tradition and literature for greater than 4 many years. His previous paintings Alone with the US: Essays at the paintings of Poetry within the usa because 1950 has lengthy been hailed as a landmark in literary feedback. Paper Trail is a variety of his most interesting essays, together with a few by no means sooner than released in booklet shape, on a the best option variety of subjects—from American poets resembling Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists akin to Rodin and Michel Delacroix. additionally integrated are issues of contemporary sculpture and of the images of the human physique.

Howard's extreme familiarity with smooth poetry is noticeable to first-class influence in essays on "the poetry of forgetting," at the reason and results of experimental poetry, and at the first books of poets whose paintings he helped brought. in fact, Howard brings to his attention of French literature an extraordinary knowledge drawn from his celebrated paintings as a translator of Stendhal and Gide, Barthes and Cocteau, Yourcenar an Gracq.

Hilton Kramer as soon as wrote that Richard Howard "performs the basic serious provider. He exhibits us the level of the terrain. He issues out its crucial gains. And he supplies us a really vibrant experience of its ethos in addition to of its esthetics." Howard, now in his seventy-fifth yr, maintains his adroit, artistic statement, which enriches us all.

"If Richard Howard weren't a poet in any respect, he could stand out however as a translator, an editor, a instructor of poets, and a critic of French, English, and American literature. Paper Trail collects his arrestingly intricate essays on all 3, in addition to Howard's writings on visible paintings . . . The essays in Paper Trail provide language not less than as difficult as that of Howard's verse, and knowledge in even better abundance: they could train what the poems suppose we all know. Howard's choice for mannered abstractions, that could prevent the poems, assists the essays, making them extra formidable, and extra bold, than so much; even if their specific judgments don't persuade, their normal propositions enlighten."—Stephen Burt, The Washington submit e-book World
 
"While the essays diversity from Emily Dickinson to Robert Mapplethorpe to Claude Simon, they represent an intimate autobiography . . . Paper Trail is whatever a lot greater than a controversy concerning the form of yank poetry."—James Longenbach, Boston Review
 
"[Howard is] a powerful guy of letters: a super poet, pioneering translator, respected champion of rising poets, and discovered, far-ranging critic. during this mind-blowing essay assortment, a real landmark quantity, Howard exemplifies the advantages of the lifetime of the brain, which for him is a veritable fountain of stripling. Over the process approximately 4 a long time, he hasn't ever misplaced the highbrow vivaciousness of his prior works whilst event and transforming into wisdom have deepened his point of view. Howard writes with equivalent zest and perception concerning the trivialities of grammar and the grandness of worldviews, the oddities of writers and the good sweep of literature . . . Drolly witty, discerning, and wielding a vocabulary and syntax to die for, Howard makes every one of his selected matters important of the reader's so much avid attention."—Donna Seaman, Booklist
 
"Well-crafted essays, forewords, and afterwords on poets and poetry by way of the critic, translator, editor, and poet . . . the gathering opens with a gleaming essay, from 1973, on Emily Dickinson, who was once simply then being rediscovered and wanted her champions in a rhymeless time. Howard's attention is extremely illuminating, and it good illustrates his magpie means of turning up glittering oddments . . . in other places the famous translator of Baudelaire and different French writers turns his awareness to Francophone literature, and particularly on writers who're now not a lot learn at the present time, corresponding to Marguerite Yourcenar, Claude Simon, or even the irreplaceable Stendhal. those admiring items . . . should wake up curiosity in these writers, which might be a grand carrier to them. in other places nonetheless Howard praises then-new poets reminiscent of J. D. McClatchy, the writings of Brassaïoch, the ability of storytelling, and kindred issues, giving sort to an altogether passable assortment. [The ebook can be] of curiosity to Howard's admirers and students."—Kirkus Reviews

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Fables De La Fontaine (French Edition)

This anthology is a radical creation to vintage literature should you haven't but skilled those literary masterworks. should you have recognized and enjoyed those works some time past, this is often a call for participation to reunite with previous pals in a clean new structure. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this designated assortment brings jointly works as varied and influential because the Pilgrim’s development and Othello. As an anthology that invitations readers to immerse themselves within the masterpieces of the literary giants, it really is must-have addition to any library.

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Imaginary Lives (Solar Nocturnal 3)

By Marcel Schwob

Marcel Schwob (1867 1905) used to be one of many key symbolist writers, status in French literature along such names as Stéphane Mallarmé, Octave Mirbeau, André Gide, Léon Bloy, Jules Renard, Rémy de Gourmont, and Alfred Jarry. His best-known works are Double middle (1891), The King within the Gold masks (1892), and Imaginary Lives (1896). Imaginary Lives includes twenty-two mythopoeic literary snap shots of figures from historical background, artwork historical past, and the background of crime and punishment. From demi-gods, sorcerers, incendiaries, wantons and philosophers of the traditional international, to the "poet of hate" Cecco Angiolieri and the painter Paolo Uccello, via to the pirates William Kidd and significant Stede-Bonnet, and at last Burke and Hare, the serial killers; Schwob provides a bright array of characters who exhibit all that's macabre, deviant and magnificently terrifying in people and in lifestyles. In Imaginary Lives, Schwob has created a "secret" masterpiece that joins different biographical glossaries akin to Jorge Luis Borges' A common heritage Of Infamy and Alfonso Reyes' genuine And Imagined pix within the pantheon of vintage speculative fiction, of which Schwob's ebook is the darkish progenitor. furious with decadent imagery, Imaginary Lives resonates loudly this day with its issues of temporality, delusion, violence and sexuality, and stands as an incredible paintings of the fin-de-siècle. sunlight Nocturnal provides vintage literature and artwork by way of key forerunners of modernism.

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A Blue Tale and Other Stories

By Marguerite Yourcenar

Published to nice acclaim in France in 1993, this assortment is not just a pride for Marguerite Yourcenar enthusiasts yet a welcome port of access for any reader now not but acquainted with the author's lengthier, extra difficult works. the only real released paintings of fiction through Yourcenar but to be translated into English, this assortment comprises 3 tales written among 1927 and 1930 while the writer used to be in her mid-twenties. those tales conceal more than a few issues, from an allegory on greed and a scene from the battle of the sexes, to a witchhunt that obsessively creates its personal quarry.

For the dedicated readers of Yourcenar, this assortment permits a unprecedented glimpse on the beginnings of a writer's craft. In those entire yet forgotten items, edited and brought through her biographer, Josyane Savigneau, the reader will locate the mix of fantasy and fairy story of Oriental Tales, the mental chronicle of Dear Departed, the ironic realism of A Coin in 9 Hands. learn as an advent to Yourcenar's paintings, the tales take us into the writer's workshop, because it have been, to the early days of production. In both case, A Blue story and different Stories includes the unmistakable voice of a powerful and enormously gifted writer.

Marguerite Yourcenar (her pseudonym used to be an anagram of her kinfolk identify, Crayencour) was once born in Brussels in 1903 and died in Maine in 1987. probably the most revered writers within the French language, she is healthier referred to as the writer of the best-selling Memoirs of Hadrian and The Abyss. She used to be provided many literary honors, so much particularly election to the Académie Francaise in 1980, the 1st lady to be so honored.

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