The Candidate

Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781377536897
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Baudelaire On Poe

Author: Charles Baudelaire
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486789411
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Renowned poet Charles Baudelaire played a significant role in introducing Edgar Allan Poe to French readers by publishing widely read criticisms and translations of Poe's writings. The two writers shared an appreciation for the exotic, a taste for morbid subjects, and a devotion to artistic purity. Baudelaire immersed himself in the study of English for the express purpose of doing justice to Poe's works, and his translations established his reputation in the French literary world well before the publication of his most famous book of poetry, Les Fleurs du Mal. In the first part of this study, "Edgar Allan Poe, His Life and Works," Baudelaire sketches his subject's biography and discusses several representative writings. Two additional essays analyze Poe's literary theories and offer intriguing reflections of Baudelaire's own sense of aesthetics. The compilation concludes with a critical miscellany of several other prefaces and notes on the American author and his works.

Histoire De Ma Vie George Sand 2

Author: George Sand
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230474977
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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1856 edition. Extrait: ...en t'ecrivant. J'ai trouve, en repassant a Bruxelles, le chef d'escadron Jacquin, celui qui m'y avait recu, lorsque pour la premiere fois j'ai fait mon debut a la gamelle du regiment. Il m'a retenu a dejeuner et a diner, et m'a appris que le regiment avait beaucoup souffert dans les dernieres affaires. Tu as vu que nous avions fait une reculade a notre armee d'observation. Nos avant-postes n'ont point encore remue. Ils sont a Siegbourg, Kaiserwert, Elberfeld, sur une ligne a dix lieues plus loin que le Rhin. Sur ce point-la nous sommes inattaquables, ayant toutes les redoutes du Rhin, le fort d'Ehrenbreitstein, et tant d'autres positions inexpugnables. Aussi l'empereur dirige-t-il ses attaques sur Schaffhouse et Bale. Il ne lui serait pas difficile de penetrer par la; mais ils ont une tactique si bete qu'ils ne sauront pas profiter de leurs avantages. Ils ne savent pas, comme nous, faire des trouees, ils ne marchent jamais que sur une grande ligne flasque. Le quartier general de l'armee d'observation va etre a present a Cologne, ce qui rendra cette Yille bien vivante. Ne sois point inquiete de moi, ma bonne mere; nous sommes les chanoines de l'armee. Adieu, je t'embrasse de toute mon ame. J'aurais bien besoin de ma bonne dans mes etapes pour me bassiner mon lit. Mais je n'aurais pas besoin des discours de Deschartres pour m'endormir. La fatigue y supplee. LETTRE XXXV Cologne, le 4 floreal. Enfin, ma bonne mere, j'ai revu les murs et les remparts de Cologne. Ce n'est pas sans peine, val...

Herodias

Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425010547
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Flaubert takes us back in time with this biblical tale about the beheading of John the Baptist and the circumstances that led to it. It introduces us to Herod I, the King of Judea, Salome who acts under her mother's behest, and John who loses his life for his principles. The tale deals with human emotions and also offers commentary on the moral, social and political scenarios of that age.

Chardin And Rembrandt

Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: Ekphrasis
ISBN: 9781941701508
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"Only a petty mind, an artist who at most speaks and dresses as such, looks solely for people in whom he recognizes the harmonious proportions of allegorical figures. For the true artist, as for the natural scientist, every type is interesting, and even the smallest muscle has its importance." --Marcel Proust Long overlooked in Proust's posthumously published writings, Chardin and Rembrandt, written when he was only 24 years old, not only reemphasizes the importance of visual art to his development, but contains the seeds of his later work. Submitted in 1895 by Proust to the newspaper Revue hebdomadaire (it was rejected), this essay is much more than a straightforward piece of art criticism. It is a literary experiment in which an unnamed narrator gives advice to a young man suffering from melancholy, taking him on an imaginary tour through the Louvre where his readings of Chardin imbue the everyday world with new meaning, and his ruminations on Rembrandt take his melancholic pupil beyond the realm of mere objects. Published for the first time as a stand-alone volume and newly translated, this edition, part of the David Zwirner Books ekphrasis series, aims to introduce a wider audience to one of Proust's most important pieces on art. "For the true artist," as Proust writes, "as for the natural scientist, every type is interesting, and even the smallest muscle has its importance." The same could be said of the author's own work--every essay has its own crucial place in the formation of his groundbreaking oeuvre. The afterword by renowned Proust scholar Alain Madeleine-Perdrillat, originally published in the French by Le Bruits du Temps, is an impassioned argument in favor of returning to the lost paths of Proust's early thinking. It sees, in the passage from Chardin's world of objects to Rembrandt's contemplative paintings, a movement toward the radical interiority for which Proust would later become widely celebrated as a novelist. Written at the beginning of his literary career, Chardin and Rembrandt gestures back to some of Proust's earliest notes on art, while creating space for what was to come.

Abbe Mouret S Transgression

Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: Mondial
ISBN: 9781595690500
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Serge Mouret, the younger son of Francois Mouret (see La Conquete de Plassans), was ordained to the priesthood and appointed Cure of Les Artaud, a squalid village in Provence, to whose degenerate inhabitants he ministered with small encouragement. He had inherited the family taint of the Rougon-Macquarts, which in him took the same form as in the case of his mother-a morbid religious enthusiasm bordering on hysteria. Brain fever followed, and bodily recovery left the priest without a mental past. Dr. Pascal Rougon, his uncle, hoping to save his reason, removed him from his accustomed surroundings and left him at the Paradou, the neglected demesne of a ruined mansion-house near Les Artaud, where he was nursed by Albine, niece of the caretaker. The Abbe fell in love with Albine, and, oblivious of his vows, broke them... (J. G. Patterson)"

Poems

Author: Charles Baudelaire
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0375712739
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Modern poetry begins with Charles Baudelaire (1821-67), who employed his unequalled technical mastery to create the shadowy, desperately dramatic urban landscape -- populated by the addicted and the damned -- which so compellingly mirrors our modern condition. Deeply though darkly spiritual, titanic in the changes he wrought, Baudelaire looms over all the work, great and small, created in his wake.

The Lemoine Affair

Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612192335
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Their friend Marcel Proust had killed himself after the fall in diamond shares, a collapse that annihilated a part of his fortune. This is the first-ever translation into English of this startling tour-de-force by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. The Lemoine Affair was inspired by the real-life French scandal involving Henri Lemoine, who claimed he could manufacture diamonds from coal and convinced numerous people—including officers of the De Beers diamond mine company and Proust himself—to invest in the scheme. In a series of pastiches—imitations written in the style of other writers—Proust tells the story of the embarrassment rippling across high society Paris in the wake of the scandal, poking fun at himself (in one story, a character declares that Marcel Proust is so embarrassed he’s suicidal) while lampooning some of France’s greatest writers, including Flaubert, Balzac, and Saint-Simon. Full of sophisticated wit and dazzling wordplay, and rife with allusions to his friend and fictional characters, many Proust scholars see the dead-on mimicry of The Lemoine Affair—written soon after Proust’s rejection of society life—as the work by which he honed his own unique, masterly voice. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.