L Vangile Selon Pilate

Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Publisher: LGF/Le Livre de Poche
ISBN: 9782253116042
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Première partie : Dans le jardin des oliviers, un homme attend que les soldats viennent l'arrêter pour le conduire au supplice. Quelle puissance surnaturelle a fait de lui, fils de menuisier, un agitateur, un faiseur de miracles prêchant l'amour et le pardon ? Deuxième partie: Trois jours plus tard, au matin de la Pâque, Pilate dirige la plus extravagante des enquêtes policières. Un cadavre a disparu et est réapparu vivant ! Y a-t-il un mystère Jésus ou simplement une affaire Jésus ? A mesure que Sherlock Pilate avance dans son enquête, le doute s'insinue dans son esprit. Et avec le doute, l'idée de foi. L'Evangile selon Pilate a reçu le Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle 2001.

L Evangile Selon Pilate

Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Publisher: Albin Michel
ISBN: 2226236570
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« Dans quelques heures, ils viendront me chercher. Ils croiront me surprendre...Je les attends. Ils cherchent un accusé, ils trouveront un complice. Mon Dieu, faites qu'ils ne soient pas modérés ! Rendez-les sots, violents, expéditifs. Épargnez-moi la fatigue de les exciter contre moi ! Qu'ils me tuent! Vite ! Et proprement ! »

Concerto To The Memory Of An Angel

Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609459407
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From Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, acclaimed author of The Most Beautiful Book in the World and The Woman with the Bouquet, comes another collection of richly imagined narratives that consolidate his position as a master of the novella. In this collection’s opening story, a woman with more skeletons in the closet than most falls in love with a parish priest, to whom she confesses her sins. But her motives and her intentions are anything but honorable or pious. The title story is the tale of two friends and rivals whose differences will at first lead to a terrifying and near fatal accident, and then to a vendetta lasting a lifetime. In “The Return,” while away at sea a father is told that one of his four daughters has died but not which. He will ask himself the question no father should have to ask: which child would he want dead. His long ruminations will lead him to a realization of his failings as a man and a father and ultimately toward a touching transformation. “Love at the Elysée Palace” is as fine a short story as any in contemporary literature, and one that treats the themes of love, marriage, and forgiveness with superb delicacy and remarkable tenderness. In this vivid collection, Schmitt writes about regret and redemption, about the roles of love and memory in our lives, all with a lightness and compassion that is as rare as it is inspiring.

The Most Beautiful Book In The World

Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781609459949
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A cast of extravagant and affecting characters lovingly portrayed by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt animates these eight contemporary fables about people in search of happiness. One of Europe's most popular and bestselling authors, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his spirited style and enchanting stories that move effortlessly from the everyday to the fantastical. The eight stories in this collection, his first to be published in English, represent his best and most imaginative storylines: from the touching and surprising love story between Balthazar, a wealthy author, and Odette, a shop clerk, to the tale of a barefooted princess; from the moving title story about a group of female prisoners in a Soviet gulag to the entertaining portrait of a perennially disgruntled perfectionist. Behind each story lies a simple, if elusive, truth: though we may be frequently blind to it, happiness is often right in front of our eyes.

Noah S Child

Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 0857897233
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From one of the world's biggest selling authors comes another million-copy worldwide bestseller: A beautiful and tender fable seen through the eyes of a Jewish child living in Belgium under the Nazi occupation. It is 1942 and the Jews are being deported from Belgium. Separated from his parents, seven-year-old Joseph must go into hiding. He is taken in the dead of night to an orphanage, the Villa Jaune, where the benign and enigmatic Father Pons presides over a motley assortment of children. With the ever-present threat of the Gestapo growing closer, Joseph learns that the secret of survival is to conceal his Jewish heritage. Soon Joseph also discovers that Father Pons has a secret of his own: he is risking his life not only for the boys in his care, but for the Jewish faith itself. Sensitive, funny and deeply humane, Noah's Child is a simple fable that reveals the complexities of faith, bravery and the human condition.

The Carousel Of Desire

Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Publisher: Europa Editions UK
ISBN: 1609453549
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From the author of The Most Beautiful Book in the World, a literary tour de force of contemporary eroticism. “This message is just to say I love you. Signed: You know who.” A love note is delivered anonymously to each inhabitant of Piazza Guy d’Arezzo in Brussels one morning, triggering a series of adventures and misadventures that, over 600 pages, develop into a sumptuous comedy of manners that is sexy, sensual, affecting, encyclopaedic, and unlike anything written previously by Schmitt. Employing a roving camera technique that recalls both the stylish cinematic tradition of French New Wave and the films by Fellini and Antonioni, The Carousel of Pleasure is a sexual and romantic saga told with a master storyteller’s feel for character and plot, and a philosopher’s abiding preoccupation with what makes life truly worthwhile. Schmitt tells a colourful tale about class and community, about the varieties of human experience. His love of coincidence and serendipity is surpassed only by his affection for his all-too-human characters: Zachary Bidermann, the powerful E.U. commissioner; Faustina, the fashionable book publicist; François-Maxime de Couvigne, the happily married banker with more than a few secrets; Marcelle, enamoured of a handsome illegal immigrant; and Miss Beauvert, who makes love with her parrot, Copernicus. These and many more unforgettable characters animate this story of simmering desire and mischievous Eros. Praise “A narrative tour de force. Liberated, libertine, libertarian. A brilliant celebration of sexual and moral tolerance.”—La Provence “The Carousel of Pleasure is a terrific encyclopedia of love and desire. A beautiful novel, at once light, funny, and sombre.” —L’express “Dark comedy or philosophical tale? Both. With colourful, complex, and endearing characters.”—Le Figaro “A hymn of praise to love . . . Religious? No, simply divine.”—Sud Ouest

Risquer L Esp Rance

Author: Yvon Poitras
Publisher: Médiaspaul
ISBN: 9782894206492
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A travers des textes vibrants de lumière et d'encouragement, l'auteur nous entraîne à marcher avec joie et audace sur les routes de l'espérance. Il sait qu'elle est durement secouée par l'insécurité, l'angoisse du lendemain, l'érosion des valeurs traditionnelles, la perte de sens, la déshumanisation des institutions, l'indifférence religieuse. Il nous incite avec force et cordialité à l'enraciner dans la confiance en nous-mêmes et dans la bonté de tout être humain, dans la confiance en la présence bienveillante de Dieu dans les profondeurs de nos vies et dans l'histoire de l'humanité. Il souhaite vivement que le partage de son expérience et de sa réflexion nous amène à risquer l'espérance, pour en devenir d'authentiques et fascinants pèlerins dans notre histoire d'homme et de femme, et sur nos chemins spirituels.

Ben Hur

Author: Lew Wallace
Publisher:
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Handsome son of an old, eminent Jewish family of Jerusalem, Ben-Hur is betrayed by his best friend, Messala. Condemned to life as a galley slave, the future looks dismal, but Providence opens a way of escape and promises a bright, new future. As a free man, Ben-Hur gets his chance for revenge and reclaims the honor of his family name. Love fills his life, but hate still boils in his breast.

Eric Emmanuel Schmitt Ou La Philosophie De L Ouverture

Author: Yvonne Ying Hsieh
Publisher: Summa Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781883479497
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This book examines the entire literary production of French playwright and novelist Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (b.1960), listed by the Publishing Trends as one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Schmitt's works have been translated into thirty-five languages and his plays performed in thirty countries. Professor Hsich situates Schmitt within the French theatre tradition, while identifying recurring themes in his theatre and fiction, as well as interextual references to other literary works. She highlights the relvance of his writings in today's increasingly multicultural societies, and describes the philosophy underlying his literary output and his ethics as a wrtier.

The Good Man Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
ISBN: 0307399222
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This is a story. In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. For, above all, this book is about how stories become stories. From the Hardcover edition.