Livres en langue étrangère (VO)

  • « Car la vie n'est qu'un songe » proclame Basilio et reprennent à l'envi tous ceux qui, comme lui, ont intérêt à propager cette devise d'un stoïcisme désenchanté. « Car la vie n'est pas un songe » peut leur répondre enfin Segismundo au terme d'un parcours inouï de souffrances. Telles sont, si proches et pourtant tellement irréconciliables, les deux vérités qui s'affrontent dans la pièce la plus célèbre de Calderón. Elles s'y font, à travers un double conflit de générations, une guerre impitoyable, jusqu'à ce que le temps nié et volé par les uns redevienne, pour les autres, temps retrouvé ou rendu, à l'aube d'une ère nouvelle ouverte sur l'assomption du héros glorieux. Ni drame philosophique sur la condition de l'homme, ni métaphore apologétique chrétienne, La vida es sueño est avant tout une tragédie du temps des hommes, de ces hommes du XVIIe siècle espagnol et européen qui, confrontés au silence de Dieu, savent à quel point le temps, précisément, leur est compté. Cet essai de relecture, au plus près du texte, du chef-d'oeuvre caldéronien jette les bases d'une reconstruction systématique de l'univers du plus grand dramaturge espagnol. Nombre d'aspects de son théâtre, illustrés par de très fréquentes références à l'ensemble de sa production tragique et comique, s'y trouvent redéfinis, car remis en perspective au terme d'une étude conjointe des itinéraires de Segismundo et de sa soeur en tragédie, Serafina, la merveilleuse héroïne du Pintor de su deshonra.



  • A variety of styles and moods by seven leading Thai short story writers of today:
    A traffic-wise couple - Sila Komchai
    Blood buds - Sila Komchai
    The lookers-on - Korn Siriwatthano
    A bamboo bridge over rapids - Seksan Prasertkul
    Friends - Seksan Prasertkul
    The muzzle - Suchart Sawasdisri
    The night of the falling stars - Manop Thanomsri
    Instructions - Sakchai Lakkhanawichian
    Ties that bind - Reungsak Kamthorn

  • "A escória do público, a multidão instintiva e ordinária, poderá encher a barraca desses pantomineiros literários e aplaudir-lhes a música bárbara e charlatanesca, mas no entanto as almas finas e delicadas, que têm dentro de si, como uma flor ideal, o sentimento do Belo, essas preferem, e hão de preferir eternamente as harmonias consoladoras e voluptuosas duma cítara lamartiniana às bordoadas epiléticas dos tamborileiros revolucionários.
    E A Morte de D. João, que pertence a esta escola repugnante e detestável, é ainda, além disso, ó pais de família!, ó donzelas honestas!, um livro obsceno, um livro imoralíssimo. Tem versos, tem páginas, que uma senhora virtuosa de forma alguma poderia ler."

  • Bea - a baby blackbird
    Beryl - Bea's mother
    The friend - (a small role with 2 lines of dialogue)
    Chorus - for the final scene (no dialogue)
    Bea and her mother Beryl are sitting on the biggest branch of an oak tree in a forest behind a house.
    Bea spreads her wings.
    Ternoise Stéphane is a French author. He was born in 1968. He published since 1991.
    Catalog in French and official website : http://www.ecrivain.pro
    Mary Kate Glover is a translator http://www.traducteurs.net
    To play this piece, ask permission on :
    http://www.frenchauthor.info
    Beryl : - Bea, Bea, what are you doing ?
    Bea : - I'm going to look for some twigs: it's looking very bare round here!
    Beryl : - And what about the cat?
    Bea : - What cat?
    Beryl : - Down there by the well.
    Bea : - Oh ! Well he doesn't look very dangerous. He's just an old cat, all black and white.
    ...

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "A Tale of Two Cities (Unabridged with the original illustrations by Phiz) " is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This edition includes illustrations from the original publication of this work, by artist Hablot "Phiz" Knight Browne.
    Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities thrives on tension and conflict between Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton who fight for Doctor Manette's beautiful and kind daughter Lucie Mannette. From the tranquil streets of London, they are found against their will in the treacherous streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, the bloody backdrop of the French Revolution.
    A Tale of Two Cities opens in 1775, when Doctor Manette is reunited with his daughter Lucie after having been locked away in the Bastille for 18 years. Lucie nurtures her half-mad father back to health, but their troubles are far from over, as their lives become entangled with the emigrant son of the Marquis St. Evrémonde, the wayward ne'er-do-well Sydney Carton, and the vengeful Madame and Monsieur Defarge. Set against the terror and turmoil of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most loved works-a historical adventure of high drama and surprising depth.
    Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

  • Anglais The Alchemist

    Ben Jonson

    "The Alchemist" is a comedy written by Ben Jonson and performed in 1610 by the King's men. Created four years after Volpone, The Alchemist is widely considered to be Ben Jonson's best comedy. Following an outbreak of plague in London, a gentleman's house falls into the hands of two would-be small-time crooks, Face and Subtle. They then start preying on unsuspecting victims who turn out to be nearly as crooked and vicious as the two original crooks themselves. And there is obviously a story about vulgar metal turned into gold... Discover The Alchemist with its original preface and biography in this new edition by Les Éditions de Londres.

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