Author: Catherine Rihoit, Orlando,
Dalida, par sa façon de traverser l'histoire, d'en illustrer les changements, est une véritable héroïne de notre temps. La petite fille aux grosses lunettes née dans un faubourg populaire du Caire devient Miss Egypte, puis "Mademoiselle Bambino", la reine des juke-boxes. Son répertoire s'élargit aux grandes chansons à textes, ce qui lui vaut le surnom de "Callas des variétés". Star de cinéma, meneuse de revues à grand spectacle, Dalida s'entoure aussi à la ville d'amis importants, comme François Mitterrand ou plus tard Jacques Chirac. Son suicide est un événement qui en fait par-delà la mort une icône pour la France entière.
Every musical form has had an impact on the linguistic practices of our society. French song is a vector of cultural, social, and stylistic values. Throughout the world, songs in the French language are used in the teaching of French: professors incorporate songs into the curriculum in order to illustrate differences of register and linguistic variation, as well as to raise lexical or grammatical questions. As a form of popular expression, song is a genre that has, in recent years, become the focus of serious academic scholarship and criticism. However, few linguists have paid attention to French song and its linguistic uses. This richly illustrated mini-dictionary about French singers fills this gap by offering a collection of portraits of the greatest singers of the French language and how they have constructed the musical landscape in both France and the larger francophone community and the world as a whole. Through (re)discovering these classic and contemporary artists who contribute to the creation of the sonorous universe of the 20th and 21st centuries, the volume determines how these musical genres influence the French language and nourish our collective imagination. By plunging into francophone song, one can achieve a better understanding of the culture and the language of its speakers.
A guide to dead rock musicians from 1965 through 2011, organized chronologically, provides a brief biography of each performer and describes how they met their end.
Author: Simon Dunstan, Gerrard Williams
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Argues that Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, and other key Nazis escaped from Berlin and set up residence in a remote valley enclave in Argentina.
Author: Marshall B. Rosenberg
Publisher: PuddleDancer Press
When Students Love to Learn and Teachers Love to Teach In this revolutionary book, Marshall Rosenberg empowers educators to transform schools into life-serving, learning-rich environments that maximize the potential of each student. Filled with insight, adaptable exercises and role-plays, Life-Enriching Education gives educators practical skills to generate mutually respectful classroom relationships. Discover how our language and organizational structures directly impact student potential, trust, self-esteem and student enjoyment in their learning. Rediscover the joy of teaching in a classroom where each person's needs are respected! Learn Practical Skills to: - Maximize student potential - Strengthen your classroom community - Resolve and prevent conflicts peacefully - Improve the quality of classroom and school relationships
Author: Roy Chubby Brown
The Sixth Day
Author: Andrée Chedid
Publisher: Serpents Tail
This clearly-written and lively introduction analyses 25 years of popular French film including recent developments in all genres. Reflecting French cinema’s diversity since the New Wave, chapters include the Heritage Film; Thrillers; War Movies; Cinema-du-Look; representations of sexuality; women film-makers; and much more. Each chapter introduces the public reception and critical debates surrounding a given genre, interwoven with detailed accounts of individual films from Les Valseuses to Les Visiteurs and Delicatessen. Those looking at French film for the first time will have the opportunity to read at length about the internationally renowned work of Cinema-du-Look directors Luc Besson, Jean-Jacques Beineix and Leos Carax, as well as the recent blockbusters of the Heritage genre from Cyrano de Bergerac and Jean de Florette to Germinal and La Reine Margot. There is also a useful glossary and detailed filmography.