Romans & Nouvelles

  • Anglais Betty

    Tiffany Mcdaniel

    A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians in which a young girl discovers stark truths that will haunt her for the rest of her life. "A girl comes of age against the knife." So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a Cherokee father and white mother, Betty is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit is one of poverty and violence--both from outside the family, and also, devastatingly, from within. The lush landscape, rich with birdsong, wild fruit, and blazing stars, becomes a kind of refuge for Betty, but when her family's darkest secrets are brought to light, she has no choice but to reckon with the brutal history hiding in the hills, as well as the heart-wrenching cruelties and incredible characters she encounters in her rural town of Breathed, Ohio. But despite the hardship she faces, Betty is resilient. Her curiosity about the natural world, her fierce love for her sisters, and her father's brilliant stories are kindling for the fire of her own imagination, and in the face of all she bears witness to, Betty discovers an escape: she begins to write. She recounts the horrors of her family's past and present with pen and paper and buries them deep in the dirt--moments that has stung her so deeply, she could not tell them, until now. Dedicated to her mother, Tiffany McDaniel sets out to free the past by telling this heartbreaking yet magical story--a remarkable novel that establishes her as one of the freshest and most important voices in American fiction.

  • Espagnol Pedro Páramo

    Juan Rulfo

    «Desconcertante, lista a inquietar a la crítica, está ya en los escaparates la primera novela de Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo, que transcurre en una serie de transposiciones oníricas, ahondando más allá de la muerte de sus personajes, que uno no sabe en qué momento son sueño, vida, fábula, verdad, pero a los que se les oye la voz al través de la 'perspicacia despiadada y certera' de tan sin duda extraordinario escritor.» Con estas palabras iniciaba Edmundo Valadés la primera reseña de Pedro Páramo, aparecida el 30 de marzo de 1955 y conservada por Rulfo entre sus papeles.

    Desde entonces, escritores como Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Gu¨nter Grass, Susan Sontag y Mario Vargas Llosa, o el cineasta Werner Herzog, entre muchos más de cualquier lengua, coinciden en calificar esta novela como una de las obras maestras de la literatura de todos los tiempos. La encuesta del Instituto Nobel de Suecia, de 2002, dirigida a un centenar de escritores y estudiosos de todo el mundo, ubicó a Pedro Páramo entre las cien obras que constituyen el núcleo del patrimonio universal de la literatura

  • Anglais REAL ESTATE

    Deborah Lévy

    Three bicycles. Seven ghosts. A crumbling apartment block on the hill. Fame. Tenderness. The statue of Peter Pan. Silk. Melancholy. The banana tree. A Pandemic. A love story.''br>From one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, comes the highly anticipated final instalment in Deborah Levy''s critically acclaimed ''Living Autobiography''br>''I can''t think of any writer aside from Virginia Woolf who writes better about what it is to be a woman'' Observer on The Cost of Livingbr>Following the international critical acclaim of The Cost of Living, this final volume of Deborah Levy''s ''Living Autobiography'' is an exhilarating, thought-provoking and boldly intimate meditation on home and the spectres that haunt>''I began to wonder what myself and all unwritten and unseen women would possess in their property portfolios at the end of their lives. Literally, her physical property and possessions, and then everything else she valued, though it might not be valued by society. What might she claim, own, discard and bequeath? Or is she the real estate, owned by patriarchy? In this sense, Real Estate is a tricky business. We rent it and buy it, sell and inherit it - but we must also knock it down.'' br>''Wise, subtle and ironic, Levy''s every sentence is a masterpiece of clarity and poise... A brilliant writer'' Daily Telegraph on The Cost of Livingbr>''Extraordinary and beautiful, suffused with wit and razor-sharp insights'' Financial Times on The Cost of Living>

  • Anglais The hunchback of Notre-Dame

    Victor Hugo

    • Interart
    • 1 Décembre 2017

    Rejected by fifteenth-century Parisian society, the hideously deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo believes he is safe under the watchful eye of his master, the Archdeacon Claude Frollo. But after Quasimodo saves the beautiful Romani girl Esmeralda from the gallows and brings her to sanctuary in the cathedral, he and Frollo's mutual desire for her puts them increasingly at odds, before compassion and cruelty clash with tragic results.An emotionally stirring story, Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is rightfully considered to be one of the finest novels ever written, and this beautiful edition, featuring an afterword by John Grant, is the perfect way to experience this unforgettable tale.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

  • A Seattle, un assassin tue des Blancs, les scalpe et dépose deux plumes de hibou sur leur corps : terreur sur la ville, tourmente parmi la communauté indienne que ces crimes désignent à la vindicte générale.
    Ainsi va naître la légende du " tueur indien ", justicier pour les uns, psychopathe pour les autres... Pendant ce temps, un jeune Indien adopté par un couple de Blancs sombre dans la folie...
    Thriller ? Roman noir ? Indian Killer en a toutes les apparences et les qualités. Mais le roman de Sherman Alexie transcende les lois du genre. Livre sombre et fascinant, il met en accusation une société américaine minée par la discrimination et, au-delà, s'interroge sur la condition humaine, l'identité, la haine de l'Autre.
    Avec ce mélange percutant de poésie, de colère et d'humour, qui lui est propre, Sherman Alexie signe un roman pessimiste et violent, écrit, comme le fut en son temps Un enfant du pays de Richard Wright, par un écrivain américain appartenant à une minorité, mais dont la voix est universelle.

  • Le jeu Hollow Woods comprend 20 dessins sur des cartes qui peuvent être réarrangées à l'envie dans n'importe quel ordre pour créer une multitude d'histoires effrayantes. Entrez dans des bois enchantés peuplés de créatures magiques et laissez l'imagination vous guider ! Des millions de possiblités pour un panorama pouvant atteindre jusqu'à 170 cm.

  • Anglais Life times

    Nadine Gordimer

    Les Saisons de la Vie : A travers ces trente-huit nouvelles, Nadine Gordimer explore près de soixante ans de l'histoire sud-africaine. D'un regard acéré, attentive aux moindres détails, elle procède par touches et dévoile la complexe hiérarchie sociale et raciale de l'apartheid, ses conséquences sur l'Afrique du Sud d'aujourd'hui, les dérives de la mondialisation. Qu'il soit explicite ou à fleur de texte, son engagement politique est toujours présent, et bien que chaque nouvelle soit ancrée dans un contexte historique, elles ont conservé toute leur puissance.

  • Anglais Red grass

    Boris Vian

    Boris Vian (1920-1959) was a magnificent jack-of-all-trades--actor, jazz critic, engineer, musician, playwright, songwriter, translator--not to mention the leading social light of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés scene. His third major novel, Red Grass is a provocative narrative about an engineer, Wolf, who invents a bizarre machine that allows him to revisit his past and erase inhibiting memories. A frothing admixture of Breton, Freud, Carroll, Hammett, Kafka and Wells, Red Grass is one of Vian's finest and most enduring works, a satire on psychoanalysis--which Vian wholly and vigorously disapproved of--that inflects science fiction with dark absurdity and the author's great wit. Much in the novel can be regarded as autobiography, as our hero attempts to liberate himself from past traumatic events in the arenas of religion, social life and--of course--sex. Red Grass is translated by Vian scholar Paul Knobloch.

  • Anglais Band of brothers

    Stephen Ambrose

    • Interart
    • 5 Septembre 2017

    Stephen E. Ambrose's classic New York Times bestseller and inspiration for the acclaimed HBO series about Easy Company, the ordinary men who became the World War II's most extraordinary soldiers at the frontlines of the war's most critical moments. Featuring a foreword from Tom Hanks.

    They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak--in Holland and the Ardennes--Easy Company was as good a rifle company as any in the world.

    From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen E. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and as they advanced through Europe, the men of Easy kept getting the tough assignments.

    They parachuted into France early D-Day morning and knocked out a battery of four 105 mm cannon looking down Utah Beach; they parachuted into Holland during the Arnhem campaign; they were the Battered Bastards of the Bastion of Bastogne, brought in to hold the line, although surrounded, in the Battle of the Bulge; and then they spearheaded the counteroffensive. Finally, they captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost, his Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.

    They were rough-and-ready guys, battered by the Depression, mistrustful and suspicious. They drank too much French wine, looted too many German cameras and watches, and fought too often with other GIs. But in training and combat they learned selflessness and found the closest brotherhood they ever knew. They discovered that in war, men who loved life would give their lives for them.

    This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal--it was a badge of office.

  • 70 essais passionnants écrits en l'espace de 20 ans par la poétesse, novelliste et romancière anglaise Sue Hubbard sur les plus grands artistes modernes et contemporains tels que Arbus, Bacon, Basquiat, Boltanski, Calle, Freud, Kapoor, Kiefer, Messager, Orozco, Rothko, Ruscha, Scully, Serra, Sherman, Tillmans, Twombly ou Viola.

  • « Ce que nous demandons au cinéma, c'est ce que l'amour et la vie nous refusent, un mystère, un miracle. » Robert Desnos Les aventures de Rebelle au cinéma.Astre ou dé/sastre ?
    Rebelle, en repensant l'histoire du cinéma et les secrets du tournage, rêve de jouer un rôle comme Anna Karénine ou Juliette sur son balcon à Vérone.
    Le filmsort, on retrouve Rebelle au village devant le four en train de faire une simple commande demanakiche !
    Cette unique réplique qu'on lui donna à dire, entravera-t-elle son objectif :monter lesmarches à Cannes ?
    Rapidesmoments d'un tournage, épisodes fictifs ou réels, historiettes variées, personnages dérisoires tantôt et tantôt hauts en couleur, ce sont ces instants fulgurants que présente le nouvel ouvrage deMonaMoukarzel. Dès le titre, 35 mm, le thème est donné : il s'agit de cinéma, celui que l'on fait, celui que l'on vit, celui qui hante les souvenirs de l'auteur et qui s'associe intimement à tous lesmoments de l'existence.

  • Un matin d'été, au moment où je m'y attendais le moins, un carnet à l'aspect insignifiant arrive de très loin àma rencontre. Dedans, une série de lettres écrites à lamain durant les années 1950 et 1951, racontent l'histoire d'une jeune femme Libanaise souffrante, en quête de soulagement.
    Un trésor demots et d'idées jaillit alors de ces pages jaunies, à une période dema vie où j'avais justement, une soif que rien ne parvenait à assouvir.
    L'histoire de cette jeune fille qui cherchait un sens à sa vie à travers sa correspondance avec son conseiller spirituel raconte l'existence de chacun de nous avec nos propres soucis, nos douleurs, nos problèmes et nos secrets.