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  • Anglais RACE

    Morrison Tony

    Is who we are really only skin deep? In this searing, remonstrative book, Toni Morrison unravels race through the stories of those debased and dehumanised because of it. A young black girl longing for the blue eyes of white baby dolls spirals into inferiority and confusion. A friendship falls apart over a disputed memory. An ex-slave is haunted by a lonely, rebukeful ghost, bent on bringing their past home. Strange and unexpected, yet always stirring, Morrison's writing on race sinks us deep into the heart and mind of our troubled humanity.

    Includes selections from the books Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Beloved by Toni Morrison VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

    A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series:
    Sisters by Louisa May Alcott Love by Jeanette Winterson Babies by Anne Enright Language by Xiaolu Guo

  • Anglais Poems of paris

    Collectif

    Peut-être aucune autre ville européenne n'a autant captivé l'imagination poétique que Paris. Les poèmes de Paris couvrent un large éventail de temps, de la Renaissance à nos jours, et comprennent non seulement le panthéon des poètes français classiques, de Ronsard à Baudelaire, en passant par Mallarmé, mais aussi les hommages des visiteurs de la ville et des expatriés de renom du monde entier. monde, dont Pablo Neruda, Samuel Beckett, Rainer Maria Rilke, Vladimir Nabokov, Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Bukowski et bien d'autres. Tous les sites célèbres de Paris y sont évoqués, de Notre-Dame à la Tour Eiffel, ainsi que des thèmes parisiens classiques tels que la nourriture, les boissons et l'amour, et les événements célèbres de la Révolution à la Résistance.

  • 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.

  • James Mallord William Turner entered the Royal Academy at 14 and a year later was exhibiting. His first loves were architecture, engraving and watercolours, and the country houses, cathedrals and landscape of England. He was mean with money, never married, and spent a lot of his life living in taverns. His dying words were: 'The Sun is God.'

  • A fair-haired young man from Virginia sees a dark girl rowing on the lake at Versailles and he falls in love. She turns out to be the Duchess de La Rochefoucauld, known as Rosalie, married to a man twice her age who also happens to be her uncle. It is the spring of 1875 and the young American, William Short, nicknamed Wm, has crossed the Atlantic to serve as secretary to his adoptive father Thomas Jefferson at the Paris embassy. Lodging on the Champs Elysees with Jefferson's two young daughters and their teenage slave Sally Hemings, Wm becomes the darling of the free spirits of the ancien regime, who want to copy everything American, including revolution and the pursuit of happiness.

    But this is a time when nothing runs straight, certainly not the pursuit of happiness. Together and apart, Wm and Rosalie endure the bloodiest days of the Terror when everyone loses their heads or their illusions except for one man, but that man is about to become President of the United States.

    Stylish, intelligent and witty, The Condor's Head is by turns tense and erotic, incredibly funny and unbearably sad. It includes the real-life letters of Wm and Rosalie and Jefferson, some never published before. It also incidentally reveals the truth about the Third President and Sally Hemings.

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