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Un fauteuil sur la Seine
Author: Amin Maalouf
Publisher: Grasset
ISBN: 2246861683
Pages: 336
Year: 2016-03-09
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En racontant la vie et les aventures des dix-huit personnages qui se sont succédé au 29e fauteuil de l'Académie française depuis 1634, Amin Maalouf ne retrace pas seulement cette « généalogie en partie fictive » dont parlait son prédécesseur Lévi-Strauss ; il nous fait revivre de manière charnelle, incarnée, quatre siècles d’histoire de France. Si « un roman est un miroir que l’on promène le long d'un chemin », selon le mot de Stendhal, le roman de la France que nous relate ici l’auteur est une Légende des Siècles à partir d'un fauteuil. Son premier occupant se noie dans la Seine, Montherlant se suicide dans son appartement avec vue sur la Seine, et l’Académie elle-même siège dans un petit périmètre longé par la Seine, entre le Louvre et le quai Conti ; unité d’un lieu à partir duquel se déploie le kaléidoscope d’une histoire en train de se faire. Le pouvoir des rois et des cardinaux, des hommes d’épée et des négociateurs, l’autorité grandissante ou déclinante des philosophes et des savants, l’influence des poètes, des librettistes, des dramaturges et des romanciers : autant de visages de la gloire qui nous parlent des âges différents de la Nation. Les conflits d’idées et d’égos, les cabales pour faire trébucher Corneille, Voltaire ou Hugo, les intrigues de couloir et les histoires d’amour contrariées tissent la trame de cette si singulière histoire de France. On revisite ici la querelle du Cid et la révocation de l’Edit de Nantes, la Fronde et le jansénisme, l’expulsion des jésuites et l’émergence de la franc-maçonnerie, la Révolution de 1789, l'insurrection du 13 Vendémiaire et le coup d’état du 18 Brumaire, le Second Empire, la guerre de 1870 et la Commune de Paris, l’invention de l'anesthésie et celle des funérailles nationales, l’Affaire Dreyfus et les grandes guerres du XXe siècle... À partir d’un simple fauteuil, lieu de mémoire fragile et chaleureux posé sur les bords de la Seine, Amin Maalouf nous fait redécouvrir les riches heures du passé de la France, la permanence de son « génie national », ainsi que ses constantes métamorphoses.
Origins
Author: Amin Maalouf
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429953632
Pages: 416
Year: 2008-05-13
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Origins, by the world-renowned writer Amin Maalouf, is a sprawling, hemisphere-spanning, intergenerational saga. Set during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth—in the mountains of Lebanon and in Havana, Cuba—Origins recounts the family history of the generation of Maalouf's paternal grandfather, Boutros Maalouf. Maalouf sets out to discover the truth about why Boutros, a poet and educator in Lebanon, traveled across the globe to rescue his younger brother, Gabrayel, who had settled in Havana. What follows is the gripping excavation of a family's hidden past. Maalouf is an energetic and amiable narrator, illuminating the more obscure corners of late Ottoman nationalism, the psychology of Lebanese sectarianism, and the dynamics of family quarrels. He moves with great agility across time and space, and across genres of writing. But he never loses track of his story's central thread: his quest to lift the shadow of legend from his family's past. Origins is at once a gripping family chronicle and a timely consideration of Lebanese culture and politics.
The first century after Beatrice
Author: Amin Maalouf, Dorothy S. Blair
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Pages: 192
Year: 1995-06
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In the 21st Century, a drug that guarantees the birth of boys--originally developed to reduce Third World populations--leads to a worldwide shortage of women. The result is an explosion of male violence, wars, and the sale of women on the black market. The narrator is a French entomologist trying to eradicate the drug.
The Rock of Tanios
Author: Amin Maalouf
Publisher: George Braziller
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Pages: 275
Year: 1994
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Tanios, the illegitimate son of a powerful Sheik, becomes caught up in the political intrigues of the Middle East
Leo Africanus
Author: Amin Maalouf
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books
ISBN: 1461663318
Pages: 368
Year: 1998-03-25
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"I, Hasan the son of Muhammad the weigh-master, I, Jean-Leon de Medici, circumcised at the hand of a barber and baptized at the hand of a pope, I am now called the African, but I am not from Africa, nor from Europe, nor from Arabia. I am also called the Granadan, the Fassi, the Zayyati, but I come from no country, from no city, no tribe. I am the son of the road, my country is the caravan, my life the most unexpected of voyages." Thus wrote Leo Africanus, in his fortieth year, in this imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan, who was born in Granada in 1488. His family fled the Inquisition and took him to the city of Fez, in North Africa. Hasan became an itinerant merchant, and made many journeys to the East, journeys rich in adventure and observation. He was captured by a Sicilian pirate and taken back to Rome as a gift to Pope Leo X, who baptized him Johannes Leo. While in Rome, he wrote the first trilingual dictionary (Latin, Arabic and Hebrew), as well as his celebrated Description of Africa, for which he is still remembered as Leo Africanus.
The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
Author: Amin Maalouf
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 0863568483
Pages: 296
Year: 2012-07-15
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European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most powerful Crusader kingdoms. The memory of this greatest and most enduring victory ever won by a non-European society against the West still lives in the minds of millions of Arabs today. Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. He retells their stories in their own vivacious style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. He retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, and offers fascinating insights into some of the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today. 'Well-researched and highly readable.' Guardian 'A useful and important analysis adding much to existing western histories ... worth recommending to George Bush.' London Review of Books 'Maalouf tells an inspiring story ... very readable ... warmly recommended.' Times Literary Supplement 'A wide readership should enjoy this vivid narrative of stirring events.' The Bookseller 'Very well done indeed ... Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East's present conflicts.' Middle East International
Un fauteuil sur la Seine (Test Version)
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In the Name of Identity
Author: Amin Maalouf
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1611453240
Pages: 164
Year: 2012
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An award-winning author explores why so many people commit crimes in the name of identity. "Makes for compelling reading in America today."--"The New York Times."
Bibliothèque Choisie de Littérature Française
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Year: 1833
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Cours academique de langue et de litterature francaise. ... 3. ed. refondue et ... augmauntee
Author: Ferdinand Leopold Rammstein
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Year: 1834
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Dreams of My Russian Summers
Author: Andreï Makine
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628721162
Pages: 256
Year: 2011-05-15
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A New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Boston Review Fiction Prize: “[One of the] great novels of this century.” (Donald Newlove, The Philadelphia Inquirer) Hailed as extraordinary from coast to coast, this bestselling novel by National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Andreï Makine traces a sentimental journey that embraces many of the dramatic events in Russia during the twentieth century. Here is a poignant story of a Soviet boy’s ascent into manhood, and his extraordinary affection for his mysterious grandmother, who captivates him with vivid stories of her childhood in France—a distant country far more elegant, carefree, and stimulating than Russia in the 1970s and ’80s. This epic tale is full of tenderness and passion, pain and heartbreak; mesmerizing, in every way. “Skillfully constructed and elegantly written . . . A major novel.” —Victor Brombert, The New York Times Book Review
Guide bibliographique de la littérature française de 1800 à 1906
Author: Hugo Paul Thieme
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Pages: 510
Year: 1907
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... Origines de la littérature française du IXe au XVIIe siècle: Poésie
Author: Gustave Merlet
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Year: 1881
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Tableau de la Littérature Française Au Xixê Siecle
Author: Fortunat Strowski
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Pages: 538
Year: 1912
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The Silence of Colonel Bramble
Author: André Maurois
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Pages: 207
Year: 1919
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