By Patrick Sénécal

Il était une fois... Alice, une jeune fille curieuse, délurée, fonceuse et intelligente de Brossard. À dix-huit ans, poussée par son besoin d'affirmation de soi, elle décide qu'il est temps de quitter le cégep et le cocon familial pour aller vivre sa vie là où tout est attainable, c'est-à-dire dans los angeles métropole. À los angeles suite d'une rencontre fortuite dans le métro, Alice aboutit dans un quartier dont elle n'a jamais entendu parler et où les gens sont extrêmement bizarres. Mais c'est common, non ? Elle est à Montréal et dans toute grande ville qui se respecte, il y a plein d'excentriques, comme Charles ou Verrue, d'illuminés, comme Andromaque ou Chess, et d'êtres encore plus inquiétants, comme Bone et Chair… Alice s'installe donc et mord à pleines dents dans los angeles vie, prête à tout pour se tailler une position. Or, elle ne peut savoir que là où elle a élu homestead, l'expression être « prêt à tout » revêt un sens très particulier…

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Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters, a Bilingual Edition

By Wallace Fowlie

The enfant terrible of French letters, Jean-Nicholas-Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) was a defiant and precocious early life who wrote the most extraordinary prose and poetry of the 19th century, all ahead of leaving the realm of verse by means of the age of twenty-one. greater than a century after his loss of life, the younger rebel-poet maintains to attract smooth readers as a lot for his turbulent existence as for his poetry; his stormy affair with fellow poet Paul Verlaine and his nomadic adventures in jap Africa are as iconic as his hallucinatory poems and symbolist prose.

The first translation of the poet's whole works while it was once released in 1966, Rimbaud: entire Works, chosen Letters brought a brand new iteration of usa citizens to the alienated genius—among them the Doors's lead singer Jim Morrison, who wrote to translator Wallace Fowlie to thank him for rendering the poems obtainable to people who "don't learn French that easily." 40 years later, the publication continues to be the single side-by-side bilingual variation of Rimbaud's whole poetic works.

Thoroughly revising Fowlie's variation, Seth Whidden has made alterations on almost each web page, correcting blunders, reordering poems, including formerly passed over types of poems and a few letters, and updating the textual content to mirror present scholarship; left in position are Fowlie's literal and respectful translations of Rimbaud's advanced and nontraditional verse. Whidden additionally offers a foreword that considers the history of Fowlie's variation and provides a bibliography that recognizes suitable books that experience seemed because the unique book. On its 40th anniversary, Rimbaud continues to be the main authoritative—and now, thoroughly up-to-date—edition of the younger master's complete poetic ouvre.

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Fever (A Fleur de Peau, Tome 2)

By Maya Banks

Jace Crestwell et Ash McIntyre sont les meilleurs amis du monde et partagent tout leur entreprise, leur succès... et leurs nombreuses conquêtes. Jusqu'au jour où Jace croise l. a. direction de Bethany. Sans bien comprendre ce qui lui arrive, une évidence s'impose à lui : voilà une femme qu'il désire pour lui seul. Pour l. a. première fois, il connaît le sentiment de jalousie.
Comment écarter Ash sans mettre leur amitié en péril ? Et, surtout, remark sortir Bethany des démons de son passé ?

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Stuff Parisians Like: Discovering the Quoi in the Je Ne Sais Quoi

By Olivier Magny

This booklet describes like no others what actually makes Paris existence so distinctive. Olivier Magny is a true Parisian: he used to be born and raised within the urban of lighting and stocks the following his spot-on analyses and beneficial insights approximately his urban.

And he does all that with nice humor and wit. The sequence of articles provided in that publication even conquered the hearts of the French, the place it grew to become a countrywide best-seller.

So with a purpose to recognize Paris because it is, comprehend issues past clichés, examine the methods and words that would make you mixture in and feature an excellent snicker all while - this may simply be the e-book for you.

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Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution

By Will Bashor

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the preferred cultural panorama for hundreds of years for the bold fashionable and type that she delivered to 18th century France. For the higher a part of the queen’s reign, one guy was once entrusted with the only real accountability of making sure that her hairstyle used to be at its such a lot ostentatious most sensible. Who was once this minister of style who wielded such large impact over the queen’s affairs?

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for uncommon Scholarship, Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, The Queen, and the Revolution charts the increase of Leonard Autie from humble origins as a rustic barber within the south of France to the inventor of the Pouf and most suitable hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette. By unearthing a number of assets from the 18th and nineteenth centuries, together with memoirs (including Léonard’s own), courtroom records, and archived periodicals the writer, French historical past professor and specialist Will Bashor, tells Autie’s ordinarily unknown tale. Bashor chronicles Leonard’s tale, the function he performed within the lifetime of his most famed buyer, and the chaotic and history-making global during which he rose to prominence. in addition to his proximity to the queen, Leonard additionally had a so much interesting lifestyles packed with intercourse (he was once the one guy in a feminine ruled court), seduction, intrigue, espionage, robbery, exile, treason, and probably, execution. 

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But You Did Not Come Back: A Memoir

By Sandra Smith

“You may well come again, simply because you’re younger, yet i cannot come back.”—Marceline Loridan’s father to her, 1944

A runaway bestseller in France, But you probably did now not Come Back has already been the topic of a French media hurricane and hailed as a big new addition to the library of books facing the Holocaust. it's the profoundly relocating and poetic memoir by way of Marceline Loridan-Ivens, who on the age of fifteen used to be arrested in occupied France, with her father. Later, within the camps, he controlled to smuggle a word to her, an indication of existence that made the entire distinction to Marceline—but he died within the Holocaust, whereas Marceline survived. In But you probably did no longer Come Back, Marceline writes again to her father, the fellow whose demise overshadowed her entire lifestyles. even if her grief by no means decreased in its depth, Marceline finally discovered her calling, operating as either an activist and a documentary filmmaker. yet now, as France and Europe more often than not faces transforming into anti-Semitism, Marceline feels pessimistic concerning the destiny. Her testimony is a memorial, a war of words, and a deeply affecting own tale of a girl whose lifestyles was once shattered and not completely rebuilt.

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Americans in Paris: Life and Death under Nazi Occupation 1940-1944

By Charles Glass

Whilst the German military marched into Paris on June 14, 1940, nearly 5,000 american citizens remained in Paris. they'd refused or been not able to go away for lots of diversified purposes; their activities in the course of the process the German profession could end up to be simply as diversified. Glass interweaves the reviews of a few of the people who belonged to this detailed colony of yankee expatriates dwelling in Paris. one of the tales highlighted are these of Charles Bedaux, an American millionaire decided to hold on along with his company affairs as ordinary; Sylvia seashore, proprietor of the well-known English-language book shop Shakespeare & corporation; Clara Longworth de Chambrun, patroness of the yankee Library in Paris and distantly concerning FDR; and Dr. Sumner Jackson, the yankee Hospital’s leader health practitioner. those interesting stories mirror the advanced community of choices—passive compromise, outright collaboration, sufferer retreat, and lively resistance—that existed for americans stuck within the German internet.

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The Law

By Frederic Bastiat

The legislation used to be initially released in French in 1850 through Frederic Bastiat. It used to be written years after the 3rd French Revolution of 1848 and some months ahead of his dying of tuberculosis at age forty nine. it's the paintings for which Bastiat is most renowned. This translation to American English is from 1874.

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Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt (Jewish Lives)

By Robert Gottlieb

Everything approximately Sarah Bernhardt is attention-grabbing, from her imprecise start to her excellent career—redefining the very nature of her art—to her awesome (and hugely public) romantic existence to her indomitable spirit. good into her seventies, after the amputation of her leg, she used to be appearing below bombardment for infantrymen in the course of global struggle I, in addition to crisscrossing the United States on her 9th American tour.

Her family members used to be additionally a resource of interest: the mummy she loved and who scorned her; her half-sisters, who died younger after lives of dissipation; and so much of all, her son, Maurice, whom she worshiped and raised as an aristocrat, within the sort applicable to his presumed father, the Belgian Prince de Ligne. just once did they quarrel—over the Dreyfus Affair. Maurice used to be a right-wing snob; Sarah, continually happy with her Jewish background, used to be a passionate Dreyfusard and Zolaist.

Though the Bernhardt literature is massive, Gottlieb’s Sarah is the 1st English-language biography to seem in decades. Brilliantly, it tracks the trajectory by which an illegitimate—and scandalous—daughter of a courtesan remodeled herself into the main well-known actress who ever lived, and right into a nationwide icon, an emblem of France.

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How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

At the start of the 17th century, Paris used to be recognized for remoted monuments yet had now not but positioned its model on city area. Like different ecu towns, it used to be nonetheless rising from its medieval earlier. yet in a trifling century Paris will be reworked into the trendy and mythic urban we all know today.

Though most folk affiliate the signature features of Paris with the general public works of the 19th century, Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian version for city area was once actually invented centuries past, whilst the 1st entire layout for the French capital used to be drawn up and carried out. for that reason, Paris observed many adjustments. It turned the 1st urban to rip down its fortifications, inviting humans in instead of retaining them out. Parisian city making plans showcased new sorts of streets, together with the unique side road, in addition to public parks and the earliest sidewalks and bridges with no homes. Venues opened for city leisure of all types, from opera and ballet to a hobby invented in Paris, leisure purchasing. Parisians loved the earliest public transportation and road lights, and Paris grew to become Europe's first nice jogging urban.

A century of deliberate improvement made Paris either attractive and interesting. It gave humans purposes to be out in public as by no means prior to and as nowhere else. And it gave Paris its glossy id as a spot that folks dreamed of seeing. through 1700, Paris had turn into the capital that will revolutionize our notion of town and of city life.

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