The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:0374707723

Total Pages:256

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Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time OscarTM Nominee James Ivory The Basis of the Oscar-Winning Best Adapted Screenplay A New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Vulture Book Club Pick An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love Stories of Our Time Andre Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Ficition A New York Times Notable Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly and The Washington Post Best Book of the Year • A New York Magazine "Future Canon" Selection • A Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times (Michael Upchurch's) Favorite Favorite Book of the Year

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Appelle-moi par ton nom

Author:André Aciman

Publisher:Grasset

ISBN:2246815827

Total Pages:336

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Elio Perlman se souvient de l’été de ses 17 ans, à la fin des années quatre-vingt. Comme tous les ans, ses parents accueillent dans leur maison sur la côte italienne un jeune universitaire censé assister le père d’Elio, éminent professeur de littérature. Cette année l’invité sera Oliver, dont le charme et l’intelligence sautent aux yeux de tous. Au fil des jours qui passent au bord de la piscine, sur le court de tennis et à table où l’on se laisse aller à des joutes verbales enflammées, Elio se sent de plus en plus attiré par Oliver, tout en séduisant Marzia, la voisine. L’adolescent et le jeune professeur de philosophie s’apprivoisent et se fuient tour à tour, puis la confusion cède la place au désir et à la passion. Quand l’été se termine, Oliver repart aux États-Unis, et le père d’Elio lui fait savoir qu’il est loin de désapprouver cette relation singulière... Quinze ans plus tard, Elio rend visite à Oliver en Nouvelle-Angleterre. Il est nerveux à l’idée de rencontrer la femme et les enfants de ce dernier, mais les deux hommes comprennent finalement que la mémoire transforme tout, même l’histoire d’un premier grand amour. Quelques années plus tard, ils se rendent ensemble à la maison en Italie où ils se sont aimés et évoquent la mémoire du père d’Elio, décédé depuis. Appelle-moi par ton nom est un roman d’amour singulier tout autant qu’une réflexion sur la mémoire et l’oubli. La langue à la fois précise et sensuelle d’André Aciman parvient à évoquer la tyrannie des corps – mais aussi la part de brutalité qui se niche dans tout éveil au sentiment amoureux – avec une élégance rare. Ce roman, devenu culte dans le monde anglo-saxon à l’instar de Brokeback Mountain, est adapté au cinéma par Luca Guadagnino (sortie française le 28 février 2018). Call me by your name est donné comme l'un des favoris pour les oscars.

Out of Egypt

Author:André Aciman

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:9781429998772

Total Pages:352

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This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the two grandmothers, the Princess and the Saint, who gossip in six languages; Aunt Flora, the German refugee who warns that Jews lose everything "at least twice in their lives." And through it all, we come to know a boy who, even as he longs for a wider world, does not want to be led, forever, out of Egypt.

Homo Irrealis

Author:André Aciman

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:0374720215

Total Pages:256

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The New York Times–bestselling author of Find Me and Call Me by Your Name returns to the essay form with his collection of thoughts on time, the creative mind, and great lives and works Irrealis moods are the set of verbal moods that indicate that something is not actually the case or a certain situation or action is not known to have happened . . . André Aciman returns to the essay form in Homo Irrealis to explore what the present tense means to artists who cannot grasp the here and now. Irrealis is not about the present, or the past, or the future, but about what might have been but never was—but could in theory still happen. From meditations on subway poetry and the temporal resonances of an empty Italian street, to considerations of the lives and work of Sigmund Freud, Constantine Cavafy, W. G. Sebald, John Sloan, Éric Rohmer, Marcel Proust, and Fernando Pessoa, and portraits of cities such as Alexandria and St. Petersburg, Homo Irrealis is a deep reflection of the imagination’s power to shape our memories under time’s seemingly intractable hold.

Alibis

Author:André Aciman

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:1429995068

Total Pages:208

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A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on cities like Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and New York; to his sheer ability to unearth life secrets from an ordinary street corner, Alibis reminds the reader that Aciman is a master of the personal essay.

The Jungle Book

Author:Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:BookRix

ISBN:3736801645

Total Pages:205

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The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The tales in the book are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler.

Enigma Variations

Author:André Aciman

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:0374714770

Total Pages:288

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From André Aciman, the author of Call Me by Your Name (now a major motion picture and the winner of the OscarTM for Best Adapted Screenplay) comes “a sensory masterclass, absorbing, intelligent, unforgettable” (Times Literary Supplement). André Aciman, hailed as a writer of “fiction at its most supremely interesting” (The New York Review of Books), has written a novel that charts the life of a man named Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and as covetous throughout his adulthood as they were in his adolescence. Whether the setting is southern Italy, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents’ cabinetmaker, or a snowbound campus in New England, where his enduring passion for a girl he’ll meet again and again over the years is punctuated by anonymous encounters with men; whether he’s on a tennis court in Central Park, or on a New York sidewalk in early spring, his attachments are ungraspable, transient, and forever underwritten by raw desire—not for just one person’s body but, inevitably, for someone else’s as well. In Enigma Variations, Aciman maps the most inscrutable corners of passion, proving to be an unsparing reader of the human psyche and a master stylist. With language at once lyrical, bare-knuckled, and unabashedly candid, he casts a sensuous, shimmering light over each facet of desire to probe how we ache, want, and waver, and ultimately how we sometimes falter and let go of those who may want to offer only what we crave from them. Ahead of every step Paul takes, his hopes, denials, fears, and regrets are always ready to lay their traps. Yet the dream of love lingers. We may not always know what we want. We may remain enigmas to ourselves and to others. But sooner or later we discover who we’ve always known we were.

The Kite Runner

Author:Khaled Hosseini

Publisher:Anchor Canada

ISBN:0307371557

Total Pages:400

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The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. Amir and Hassan are childhood friends in the alleys and orchards of Kabul in the sunny days before the invasion of the Soviet army and Afghanistan’s decent into fanaticism. Both motherless, they grow up as close as brothers, but their fates, they know, are to be different. Amir’s father is a wealthy merchant; Hassan’ s father is his manservant. Amir belongs to the ruling caste of Pashtuns, Hassan to the despised Hazaras. This fragile idyll is broken by the mounting ethnic, religious, and political tensions that begin to tear Afghanistan apart. An unspeakable assault on Hassan by a gang of local boys tears the friends apart; Amir has witnessed his friend’s torment, but is too afraid to intercede. Plunged into self-loathing, Amir conspires to have Hassan and his father turned out of the household. When the Soviets invade Afghanistan, Amir and his father flee to San Francisco, leaving Hassan and his father to a pitiless fate. Only years later will Amir have an opportunity to redeem himself by returning to Afghanistan to begin to repay the debt long owed to the man who should have been his brother. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

I Am Ariel Sharon

Author:Yara El-Ghadban

Publisher:House of Anansi

ISBN:1487007981

Total Pages:104

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A bold and innovative novel, I Am Ariel Sharon dives into the tortured mind of the controversial Israeli prime minister as he lies comatose and faces an ultimate reckoning. Award-winning Palestinian Canadian novelist Yara El-Ghadban imagines the confrontation at death’s door between Ariel Sharon, the “King of Israel,” and the women closest to him — his mother, his wives, and the mysterious nurse Rita. Like latter-day Greek furies, they lament the brutality of his life and maltreatment of the Palestinian people and demand he face up to his part in the bloodshed of Israel’s wars. Here is an extraordinary, magical, and impassioned story of nearly impossible empathy, the singular work of a novelist in full flight.

The Little Prince

Author:Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,General Press

Publisher:GENERAL PRESS

ISBN:9387669661

Total Pages:136

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First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. The Sahara desert is the scenery of Little Prince’s story. The narrator’s plane has crashed there and he has scarcely some food and water to survive. Trying to comprehend what caused the crash, the Little Prince appears. The serious blonde little boy asks to draw him a sheep. The narrator consents to the strange fellow’s request. They soon become friends and the Little Prince informs the pilot that he is from a small planet, the asteroid 325, talks to him about the baobabs, his planet volcanoes and the mysterious rose that grew on his planet. He also talks to him about their friendship and the lie that evoked his journey to other planets. Often puzzled by the grown-ups’ behavior, the little traveler becomes a total and eternal symbol of innocence and love, of responsibility and devotion. Through him we get to see how insightful children are and how grown-ups aren’t. Children use their heart to feel what’s really important, not the eyes. Heart-breaking, funny and thought-provoking, it is an enchanting and endlessly wise fable about the human condition and the power of imagination. A book about both childhood and adulthood, it can be read as a parable, a war story, a classic children's fairy-tale, and many more things besides: The Little Prince is a book for everyone; after all, all grown-ups were children once.

False Papers

Author:André Aciman

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:9780374707705

Total Pages:288

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Essays on memory by the author of Our of Egypt "We remember not because we have something we wish to go back to, nor because memories are all we have. We remember because memory is our most intimate, most familiar gesture. Most people are convinced I love Alexandria. In truth, I love remembering Alexandria. For it is not Alexandria that is beautiful. Remembering is beautiful." Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a witty, surprising series of linked essays that ponder the experience of loss, moving from his forced departure from Alexandria as a teenager, through his brief stay in Europe, and finally to the home he's made (and half invented) on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

The Book of Ivy

Author:Amy Engel

Publisher:Entangled: Teen

ISBN:1622664663

Total Pages:304

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Discover the New York Times bestseller that SLJ called “A fantastic plot that makes readers think about the blurred lines between right and wrong.” After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. This year, it is my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and return the Westfall family to power. But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him... The Book of Ivy series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Book of Ivy Book #2 The Revolution of Ivy

The Count of Monte Cristo

Author:Alexander Dumas

Publisher:BookRix

ISBN:3736801378

Total Pages:1837

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The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of 1815–1838. It begins from just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile) and spans through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. In addition, it is a story that involves romance, loyalty, betrayal and selfishness, shown throughout the story as characters slowly reveal their true inner nature. The book is considered a literary classic today. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood."

Une bibliothèque gay idéale

Author:Thierry Goguel d'Allondans,Michaël Choffat

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan

ISBN:2140154231

Total Pages:1046

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Plusieurs amoureux des belles lettres ont construit ce dictionnaire titré Une bibliothèque gay idéale. Ce titre indique déjà un objectif : permettre à chaque lectrice ou chaque lecteur de se constituer, à partir de ses goûts personnels et de sa sensibilité, non pas « la » mais bien plutôt « une » bibliothèque gay idéale, la sienne. La littérature gay englobe, ici, tout écrit évoquant, de manière non secondaire ou non anecdotique, les amours masculines, quels que soient l'âge ou l'origine socioculturelle des protagonistes, quelles qu'en soient les formes ou les manifestations. Le spectre très élargi de ce travail dessine un paysage complet de la littérature à thématique gay de 2 000 ans avant Jésus-Christ jusqu'à notre XXIe siècle.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Author:John Green,David Levithan

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101222999

Total Pages:336

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Two award-winning and New York Times–bestselling author join forces for a collaborative novel of awesome proportions. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of faithful fans. A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice An ALA Stonewall Honor Book “Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a complete romp. [It is] so funny, rude and original that by the time flowers hit the stage, even the musical-averse will cheer.” —The New York Times Book Review ★“Will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review “It is such a good book. [Green and Levithan] are two of the best writers writing today.” —NPR’sThe Roundtable

Aimer. 50 œuvres en fiches pour réussir sa dissertation de culture générale. Prépas commerciales ECG (ECE / ECS / ECT) 2022

Author:Cyril Morana,Frédéric Brétécher,collectif,Ludovic de Malet,Nicolas Grenier,Christine Hauzé,Philippe Henry,Bénédicte Lanot,Frank Lanot,Valerie MEROUR,Yannick Mouren,Eric Oudin,Thierry Payen-De-la-garanderie,Julie Poirot-Delpech-wolkenstein,Frédéric Pradon

Publisher:Editions Ellipses

ISBN:2340055970

Total Pages:192

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Aux concours d’entrée des grandes écoles de commerce, les candidats doivent rédiger une dissertation sur un thème imposé qui n’est ni une dissertation littéraire ni une dissertation philosophique mais une dissertation de culture générale. Pour ce faire, ils sont invités à puiser dans une culture littéraire et philosophique se rapportant au thème, acquise au cours de l’année. Mais afin de singulariser leur copie, ils peuvent faire appel à leur culture cinématographique, musicale, artistique, scientifique, politique. Cet ouvrage en fiches a précisément pour objectif de seconder les candidats dans cette tâche exigeante et d’analyser le thème au programme à travers : Des œuvres philosophiques Des œuvres littéraires Des œuvres cinématographiques Des œuvres artistiques Pour aller plus loin et savoir comment réinvestir ce contenu, l’ouvrage propose également des sujets de dissertation corrigés à partir d’exemples tirés de ces fiches.

What If It's Us

Author:Becky Albertalli,Adam Silvera

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062795244

Total Pages:448

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A New York Times, USA Today, and Indie bestseller! Critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, funny, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart. ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them . . . ? Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited. But what if they can’t nail a first date even after three do-overs? What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn’t try hard enough? What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play? But what if it is? What if it’s us? Plus don't miss Yes No Maybe So, Becky Albertalli's and Aisha Saeed's heartwarming and hilarious new novel, or Infinity Son, the first book in Adam Silvera’s epic new fantasy series, both coming in 2020!

Voyages - Italie, tout un monde à explorer

Author:Collectif

Publisher:Hachette Tourisme

ISBN:2017069140

Total Pages:360

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Cet ebook est une version numérique du guide papier sans interactivité additionnelle. Dans cette encyclopédie foisonnante, le Routard vous propose un tour de l’Italie à sa façon. En 5 grands thèmes (nature, patrimoine, city trips, food, expériences), et plus de 60 chapitres, embarquez pour le plus beau et le plus complet des voyages ! • Découvrir l’histoire du Spritz, en dégustant le célèbre cocktail vénitien• Faire un road trip en vespa le long de la côte Amalfitaine • Comprendre les règles de l’amour au temps de l’Antiquité• Dénicher la meilleure pizzeria de Naples • Barboter dans des marmites naturelles géantes au cœur des Alpes Ligures• Découvrir la belle tradition du café suspendu• Choisir entre Florence, Rome ou Milan pour son prochain city-trip • De la Dolce Vita à Il postino, les grands classiques du cinéma italien et leurs lieux de tournage• Comprendre pourquoi le chiffre 17 porte malheur en Italie• Assister à un opéra dans les mythiques Arènes de Vérone• ... Sans oublier : des cartes postales, des dossiers pratiques, des cartes, un atlas, de sublimes photos... Plus qu’un livre d’inspiration, c’est un véritable voyage à lui tout seul. Un livre pour tous les curieux et les amoureux de l’Italie. Andiamo !

LA VÉRITÉ BIBLIQUE RÉVELE

Author:Roseline Gaston Rabouin

Publisher:WestBow Press

ISBN:1449757650

Total Pages:N.A

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Ce livre vous aidera à discerner la volonté de Dieu, le plan qu’Il a pour l’humanité dès la création jusqu’au retour de Christ. Que Dieu vous illumine et vous comble de toutes sortes de benedictions spirituelles afi n de connaître et comprendre sa volonté; Car, connaître la Bible c’est connaître Dieu et votre avenir... -JACQUES DOMANY

La tentation faite homme - Emportée par le plaisir

Author:Debbi Rawlins,Lisa Renee Jones

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:2280323702

Total Pages:432

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La tentation faite homme, Debbi Rawlins Les amants de Blackfoot Falls, tome 3 Les fantasmes les plus brûlants prennent vie à Blackfoot Falls Dès son arrivée à Blackfoot Falls, Nikkie a compris quel genre d’homme était Trace McAllister : un don Juan au corps de rêve et au regard brûlant. Autrement dit, tout ce qu’elle a toujours fui comme la peste ! N’est-elle pas mieux placée que quiconque pour savoir à quel point ces séducteurs, prêts à toutes les promesses pour mettre une femme dans leur lit, sont dangereux ? Mais quand elle pense au lit de Trace, justement, au torse parfait que ce dernier cache sous son T-shirt, et à ce petit sourire si sexy qu’il ne semble adresser qu’à elle seule, Nikkie ne sait plus très bien pourquoi elle devrait résister à la tentation... Emportée par le plaisir, Lisa Renee Jones Créer la prochaine chorégraphie de Pas de Deux, la célèbre émission à succès ? C’est la chance que Kat attendait : concilier un travail qu’elle adore et la vie stable à laquelle elle aspire, après des années de tournées incessantes. Mais Pas de Deux, c’est aussi l’émission de Jason. Jason, son ex-mari, qui lui a préféré sa carrière. Jason, dont le rire sensuel l’enveloppe à peine franchi le seuil du studio. Jamais elle n’a oublié la façon qu’il avait de la tenir dans ses bras, ni le plaisir fou que lui seul savait lui donner. Travailler avec Jason, n’est-ce pas prendre le risque de s’abandonner au désir qu’ils ont toujours l’un pour l’autre et d’avoir, une nouvelle fois, le cœur brisé ?