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    By Frédéric Beigbeder

    « Les Chiottes » : tel est le nom du night-club branché que l'on inaugure position de l. a. Madeleine. Marc Marronnier, jeune chroniqueur mondain, s'y rend à l'invitation de son vieux copain Joss, le DJ le plus demandé de ny à Tokyo, virtuose du sampler digital.Top-models de l. a. veille ou du lendemain, visages liftés, stylistes à los angeles web page, décadents de tout poil se pressent sur l. a. piste, entre dance song et pilules d'ecstasy. « Le fric permet los angeles fête qui permet le sexe. » Marc, lui, sait bien qu'il ne pense qu'à l'amour. Il le rencontrera à l'aube avec le visage le plus inattendu...Chroniqueur à Elle et à Max, Frédéric Beigbeder connaît à fond les bars branchés et les fêtes du jet set, le noyau dur — cinq cents personnes — des nuits parisiennes. Il aime trop ce monde-là pour moraliser. Il le connaît trop pour n'être pas lucide. Chamfort et Balzac étaient de los angeles même trempe. Mais remark donc peut-on être à l. a. fois aussi détestable et aussi doué ?Jérôme Leroy, Le Quotidien de Paris. Chassez los angeles littérature française, elle revient au galop.Jean-François Josselin, Le Nouvel Observateur. Le livre le plus divertissant de Vannée.Marc Lambron, Le element.

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    By René Barjavel

    Noël Essaillon (physicien-chimiste), s'appuyant sur les travaux et l. a. collaboration d'un jeune mathématicien (Pierre Saint-Menoux), invente une substance (la noëlite three) permettant de voyager dans le temps. D'abord développée sous formes de gélules à ingérer, il en enduit ensuite un scaphandre beaucoup mieux étudié pour les voyages dans le temps. Saint-Menoux discover tout d'abord le futur proche puis, s'enhardissant, un futur très lointain où il découvre une humanité vivant en collectivité et dénuée d'individualité : tous sont spécialisés dans une tâche et, tels des fourmis, enfantés par une mère gigantesque et precise. Saint-Menoux half alors vers le passé et arrive au second du siège de Toulon. Il entreprend d'assassiner le jeune Bonaparte afin de voir si un autre général prendra sa position, répétant ainsi l'Histoire, et prouvant que le destin de l'humanité est scellé. Malheureusement, au dernier second, un soldat s'interpose et meurt à los angeles position de celui qui deviendra empereur. Ce soldat n'est autre que l'aïeul de Saint-Menoux : en mourant sa descendance disparaît et Pierre Saint-Menoux est donc précipité dans le néant de l'Histoire. Tout ce qu'il a été s'évapore, jusqu'à son memento qui s'efface de l. a. mémoire de ceux qui l'ont connu et aimé.

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    Si Rimbaud (1854-1891) incarne, comme aucun autre poète, les interrogations et les espérances liées aux pouvoirs du verbe, et si ses écrits, comme sa personne, continuent d'inspirer les temps modernes, c'est que sa parole demeure, au sens propre, une Révélation. Poète le plus blameless mais aussi le plus lucide, aussi proche des hérésiarques que des Chartreux, Rimbaud est peut-être l'un des premiers mystiques de los angeles langue française, qu'il a su élever, dans l'ordre de l. a. poésie, au rang d'une mystique en elle-même.Ce livre met en lumière remark, pour Rimbaud, l'essentiel n'est pas d'arracher au néant ce qui ne peut lui échapper, mais de rendre à chacun sa frange l. a. plus inaliénable d'"éternité".

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    By Romain Gary

    A romantic, exciting memoir that has turn into a French classic.

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    By Jacques Jouet

    Mins into the second one act, there's a knock on Nicolas Boehlmer's dressing-room door, simply as he's smoking his final cigarette ahead of having to return on degree . . . and, with out considering, he says,“Come in," nonetheless in personality. He speedy unearths himself sure, gagged, and stripped by way of a guy who seems to be his replicate photo: costumed within the similar wig, makeup, and garments. Nicolas is powerless to avoid his usurper from going out and taking part in his role—with more and more ridiculous results. is that this “upstaging" the act of a wicked novice? Sabotage by way of a rival? a section of guerrilla theater? A political assertion? regardless of the reason, Nicolas and his fellow actors quickly locate their play—and their lives—making much less and no more experience, because the components they play come lower than attack through this irrational intruder.

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    By Anne Plantagenet

    “Women should not imagined to write; but I write.” –Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

    In 1817, on the overdue age of thirty-three,Marceline Desbordes, the actress and Romantic poet–the simply lady counted through Paul Verlaine between his poètes maudits, or “accursed poets,” a bunch that integrated Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire, and Alfred de Vigny–marries Prosper Valmore, a fellow actor who brings love and balance to her tumultuous existence. Such balance is short-lived, however:When she meets Henri de Latouche, an influential guy of letters, they quickly start a passionate affair. even supposing their tryst doesn't last longer than a yr, their courting survives via letters and reminiscence. It sparks suggestion in Marceline’s paintings and leads her to create probably the most appealing poetry in French literature. a skilled poet, a romantic lady, a passionate lover, a nurturing mom, and a toddler at middle, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore is rescued from obscurity via Plantagenet’s fabulous writing during this fictionalized biography. The booklet will contain a variety of Desbordes-Valmore’s poems within the unique French and in an English translation through the Pulitzer Prize—winning poet Louis Simpson.

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    By Lydie Salvayre

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    By Michel Houellebecq

    Realising that his New yr is likely to be a catastrophe, as ordinary, our narrator, on impulse, walks right into a trip corporation to ebook per week within the solar. delicate to his constrained capacity and dislike of Muslim nations, the commute agent indicates an island choked with twenty first century hedonism, set in a strange lunar panorama - Lanzarote. On Lanzarote, you may meet a few interesting human specimens, significantly Pam and Barbara - 'non-exclusive' German lesbians - who can provide upward thrust to a couple attention-grabbing mixtures. Will they reach seducing Rudi, the police inspector from Luxembourg, presently dwelling in exile in Brussels? Or will he subscribe to the 'Azraelian' sect, as they arrange for humanity to be regenerated through extra-terrestrials? As for our narrator, will he ponder his week's vacation at the island successful?

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    By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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