The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Clarendon Press

ISBN:0191585165

Total Pages:632

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The name of Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) was first brought to prominence in the 1920s as a member of Les Six, a group of young French composers encouraged by Satie and Cocteau. His subsequent fame spread well beyond France, and he is coming to be regarded as one of this century's most significant composers. His compositions are heard constantly in concert halls the world over, and numerous recordings, including complete sets of songs and piano music, have been released. Books, articles and more than a dozen doctoral dissertations have discussed his music. Carl Schmidt's catalogue of Poulenc's works represents the first comprehensive attempt to list an oeuvre which numbers approximately 185 compositions written from his teenage years until his death at the age of 63. The Catalogue indentifies a number of unpublished works, and adds a small group of compositions to his musical canon for the first time. Each work, whether complete or unfinished, published or unpublished, is described fully. Catalogue entries list and describe all known printed editions (including reprints) and manuscript copies of each work. In addition, they provide detailed compositional histories based on numerous letters, documents, and press accounts, many of which have not been published previously. Russian interest in Poulenc's music, manifested in press runs exceeding one million copies, is also revealed for the first time.

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Life the Human Quest for an Ideal

Author:M. Kronegger,Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:9400916043

Total Pages:350

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Above the dogmatic ideologies and utopias that have proved illusory, there is a resurgence of ideals of/for humanity in the human spirit's urgent quest after measure and harmony of the dispersed threads of existence. Devalued in the sectarism of postmodern thought, they affirm themselves in their original freedom as the irrepressible swing of the human spirit within the all-embracing new field of the Phenomenology of Life and of the Human Condition. Preceded by the exploration of allegory in aesthetics and the metaphysics of the ontopoiesis of life, the present collection opens with Tymieniecka proposing the 'golden measure' as the ideal our present day humanity calls and strives for. Studies of the 'Ascension in troubled times', 'On the way', 'The search for harmony', 'European message', and other sections, collect papers by: G. Vajda, M.A. Cecilia, E. di Vito, A. Balan, R. Kieffer, G. Overvold, L. Kimmel, J.B. Williamson, F.P. Crawley, P. Pylkkö, N. Campi de Castro, and others. Introduced by the editor: Marlies Kronegger.

Encyclopedia of French Film Directors

Author:Philippe Rège

Publisher:Scarecrow Press

ISBN:081086939X

Total Pages:1488

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Cinema has been long associated with France, dating back to 1895, when Louis and Auguste Lumi_re screened their works, the first public viewing of films anywhere. Early silent pioneers Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy BlachZ and others followed in the footsteps of the Lumi_re brothers and the tradition of important filmmaking continued throughout the 20th century and beyond. In Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Philippe Rège identifies every French director who has made at least one feature film since 1895. From undisputed masters to obscure one-timers, nearly 3,000 directors are cited here, including at least 200 filmmakers not mentioned in similar books published in France. Each director's entry contains a brief biographical summary, including dates and places of birth and death; information on the individual's education and professional training; and other pertinent details, such as real names (when the filmmaker uses a pseudonym). The entries also provide complete filmographies, including credits for feature films, shorts, documentaries, and television work. Some of the most important names in the history of film can be found in this encyclopedia, from masters of the Golden Age_Jean Renoir and RenZ Clair_to French New Wave artists such as Fran_ois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

French Twentieth Bibliography

Author:Peter C. Hoy

Publisher:Susquehanna University Press

ISBN:9780945636120

Total Pages:608

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This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

Poulenc

Author:Roger Nichols

Publisher:Yale University Press

ISBN:0300252552

Total Pages:352

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An authoritative account of the life and work of Francis Poulenc, one of the most prolific and striking figures in twentieth-century classical music Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century classical music, as well as an unorthodox and striking individual. Roger Nichols draws upon Poulenc's music and other primary sources to write an authoritative life of this great artist. Although associated with five other French composers in what came to be called “Les Six”, Poulenc was very much sui generis in personality and in his music, where he excelled over a wide repertoire—opera, songs, ballet scores, chamber works, piano pieces, sacred and secular choral works, orchestral works and concertos. This book fully covers this wide range, while also describing the vicissitudes of Poulenc's life and the many important relationships he had with major figures such as Satie, Ravel, Stravinsky, Diaghilev, Cocteau and others.

Welcome Home, Captain Fox!

Author:Anthony Weigh

Publisher:Faber & Faber

ISBN:0571331424

Total Pages:96

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It's the legendary hot summer of 1959 and while the Cold War rages and America tunes into I Love Lucy, Captain Jack Fox - believed missing in action in the fields of France fifteen years before - is about to be reunited with his family in the Hamptons. But is this really Jack Fox? And if it isn't, who is this man? And why are there twenty-two other families so intent on claiming him as their own? A sparkling comedy of identity, lost and found, based on Jean Anouilh's hit 1937 play, Le Voyageur sans bagage, Anthony Weigh's Welcome Home, Captain Fox! premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in February 2016.

Le théâtre français du XXe siècle

Author:Heinz-Peter Endress

Publisher:Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN:373290749X

Total Pages:108

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Comme la poésie et le roman, le théâtre joue un rôle considérable au cours du XXe siècle. Dans ce livre Heinz-Peter Endress présente et analyse des œuvres de neuf grands dramaturges du XXe siècle : Jean Anouilh, Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus, Jean Cocteau, Jean Giraudoux, Eugène Ionesco, Marcel Pagnol, Jules Romains et Jean-Paul Sartre. Au XXe siècle les drames absurdes s’ajoutent aux genres bien connus depuis l’antiquité, la tragédie et la comédie – qui sont bien sûr toujours d’actualité. Beaucoup de pièces que nous étudierons traitent des mythes – en les réactualisant et leur conférant un sens nouveau. Le langage est divers : souvent très original et dense, mais parfois au besoin aussi fami­lier, voire vulgaire.

Sois sage, ô mon bagage

Author:Hélène Honnorat

Publisher:Éditions Yovana

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Total Pages:156

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− Pourquoi Claude Lévi-Strauss, célèbre anthropologue français, suçait-il les perles dont il se munissait en vue de son expédition dans le Brésil central ? − Que découvrit Mary Kingsley lorsqu’elle versa dans son chapeau le contenu de la besace appartenant à l’un de ses amis de la tribu des Fangs ? − Dans quel but l’aviatrice américaine Amelia Earhart, penchée hors de la carlingue d’un trimoteur, bombardait-elle un paquebot à coups d’oranges tirées de sa valise ? Adeptes de la valise à roulettes ou du sac à dos... « Minimalistes » ou « maximalistes » à l’heure des préparatifs... Militants de « l’école du stress » ou de « l’école du zen »... Quel que soit votre camp, au fil de cette échappée littéraire, Hélène Honnorat vous fera rencontrer d’illustres compagnons de route, vous surprendra et... vous transportera ! À PROPOS DE L'AUTEURE Hélène Honnorat a publié des romans, des récits et des nouvelles, sous divers pseudonymes et sous son nom. Elle est notamment l'auteure du Dessous du Ciel (Buchet-Chastel), qui a fait l'objet d'une adaptation télévisée. En dehors de l’écriture, Hélène a été chien d’aveugle, femme de ménage, a travaillé à la chaîne, passé une licence de parachutisme professionnel, une licence de lettres, un CAPES et une maîtrise avant de partir pour l’étranger (Sri Lanka, Indonésie, Malaisie, Amérique centrale). Elle réside maintenant à Montpellier.

Requiem

Author:Xavier Goulard

Publisher:Artège Editions

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Total Pages:344

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Xavier est un enfant maltraité. À deux ans et demi, ce petit d'homme est déjà malade. Il souffre d'une pathologie que la médecine ne sait pas nommer. À neuf ans, il se rêve compositeur et chef d'orchestre. Il est doué. À treize ans, un soir d'une rare violence, il voit la haine, la folie, la mort. Il regagne son lit. Se cache sous ses draps. Il écoute sur son radio K7, les choeurs d'une liturgie orthodoxe. Il se fait à lui-même une promesse : «Aujourd'hui, c'est décidé... mes parents sont morts. Quand je serai grand, j'écrirai un Requiem. » Une longue nuit s'annonce. Rien ne soulage ses douleurs physiques et ses souffrances : ni les médecines, ni la psychanalyse, ni les rebouteux, ni le yoga... Rien ne vient combler sa soif de guérison, sa soif d'absolu : ni les mondanités cathos, ni les spiritualités orientales, ni la franc-maçonnerie... L'écriture de son Requiem annoncera-t-elle la fin d'un calvaire de plus de quarante-cinq années ? Xavier Goulard, est marié, père d'une jeune artiste. Il est compositeur, auteur, réalisateur et comédien. Il met ici ses dons au service d'une écriture qui veut témoigner d'un parcours atypique, dont la nuit ne pouvait laisser espérer la lumière de sa conversion mystique. Il est engagé dans l'Ordre des Carmes Déchaux Séculier. Retrouvez la musique du livre sur : www.xaviergoulard.com

Water Imagery in George Sand’s Work

Author:Françoise Ghillebaert,Madeleine Vala

Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:1527524957

Total Pages:368

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This collection of essays highlights the importance of water imagery in the work of the renowned nineteenth-century French female author George Sand. It provides a complex picture of the polyvalent presence of water in Sand’s work that encompasses life and death imagery, ecocriticism, fluid kinship, homosocial ties, and artistic creativity. Drawing on Gaston Bachelard’s premise that the substance of water carries deep meaning, the articles in this volume explore the element of water and its symbolism in a selection of George Sand’s writings and art work, from her most famous novels (Indiana, Lélia, and Consuelo) to her later works, short stories, plays, and autobiographical writing (Teverino, Jean de la Roche, Les Maîtres sonneurs, La Reine Coax, L’Homme de neige, Le Drac, Un Hiver à Majorque, Marianne), and dendrite paintings.

Le soldat inconnu vivant, 1918 - 1942

Author:Jean-Yves Le Naour

Publisher:Fayard

ISBN:2213711208

Total Pages:224

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Le 1er février 1918, un soldat amnésique est interné à l'asile psychiatrique du Rhône. Tous les moyens sont employés pour l'identifier et le rendre à sa famille. Son portrait s'étale à la une des journaux et est affiché sur les portes de toutes les mairies. Plusieurs centaines de familles reconnaissent en lui un père, un fils ou un frère disparu à la guerre. Comment départager ces familles qui n'arrivent pas à faire le deuil de leur proche disparu ? Une longue et douloureuse enquête débute. Elle dure tout l'entre-deux-guerres et s'achèvera sur un procès à rebondissements où s'opposent tous ceux et celles qui ont reconnu en l'amnésique un de leurs parents. Les contemporains sont fascinés par cet homme sans passé : Jean Anouilh s'empare du fait divers pour écrire son Voyageur sans bagage et la presse baptise rapidement l'amnésique « le soldat inconnu vivant ». Cette histoire singulière révèle en réalité une profonde souffrance née de la Grande Guerre, une douleur intime et collective : celle du deuil impossible à faire pour les familles des soldats disparus. Dans une société qui voudrait tant oublier et qui n'en finit pas de se souvenir, il n'y a pas plus de certitudes que de corps à pleurer.

Commemorative Modernisms

Author:Alice Kelly

Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

ISBN:1474459927

Total Pages:304

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This book provides the first sustained study of women's literary representations of death and the culture of war commemoration that underlies British and American literary modernism.

Twentieth-Century European Drama

Author:Brian Docherty

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1349230731

Total Pages:228

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This volume offers critical and theoretical perspectives on some of the major figures in European drama in the twentieth century. There are thirteen essays covering Luigi Pirandello, Bertolt Brecht, Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Samuel Beckett, Antonin Artaud, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Anouilh, Fernando Arrabal, Jean Genet, Peter Weiss, Vaclav Havel, comtemporary German theatre, and Dario Fo and Franca Rame. These specially commissioned essays combine contemporary theory with a discussion of the dramatic work of the playwrights who created modern drama in Europe.

Memory in Play

Author:A. Favorini

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:0230617166

Total Pages:323

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This innovative study examines the role of memory in the history of theatre and drama. Favorini analyzes issues of memory in self-construction, collective memory, the clash of memory and history and even explores what the work of cognitive scientists can teach us about brain function and our response to drama.

The War Behind the Wire

Author:John Lewis-Stempel

Publisher:Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN:0297869256

Total Pages:288

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The last untold story of the First World War: the fortunes and fates of 170,000 British soldiers captured by the enemy. On capture, British officers and men were routinely told by the Germans 'For you the war is over'. Nothing could be further from the truth. British Prisoners of War merely exchanged one barbed-wire battleground for another. In the camps the war was eternal. There was the war against the German military, fought with everything from taunting humour to outright sabotage, with a literal spanner put in the works of the factories and salt mines prisoners were forced to slave in. British PoWs also fought a valiant war against the conditions in which they were mired. They battled starvation, disease, Prussian cruelties, boredom, and their own inner demons. And, of course, they escaped. Then escaped again. No less than 29 officers at Holzminden camp in 1918 burrowed their way out via a tunnel (dug with a chisel and trowel) in the Great Escape of the Great War. It was war with heart-breaking consequences: more than 12,000 PoWs died, many of them murdered, to be buried in shallow unmarked graves. Using contemporary records - from prisoners' diaries to letters home to poetry - John Lewis-Stempel reveals the death, life and, above all, the glory of Britain's warriors behind the wire. For it was in the PoW camps, far from the blasted trenches, that the true spirit of the Tommy was exemplified.

La Place Pb

Author:Annie Ernaux,P.M. Wetherill

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136749764

Total Pages:136

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La Place looks at a daughter’s relationship with her father. In a fragmented and retrospective way the narrator describes her feelings of separation and betrayal that arise when education and marriage place her in a social class with different values, language, tastes and behaviour. She explores the ways in which individual experience is related to class and group attitudes and at the same time tells us a great deal about French society in general since the turn of the century. It is a concentrated text, cut through with irony and may be read in different ways. La Place will be an accessible and exciting addition to French studies courses.