Marcher en ville
Author: Rachel Thomas
Publisher: Archives contemporaines
Les nouvelles prĂ©occupations environnementales et d santĂ© publique Ă l'oeuvre en ce dĂ©but de XXIe siĂšcle bouleversent l'ordre des mobilitĂ©s urbaines. Ainsi, aprĂšs le rĂšgne du tout automobile, puis le retour du tramway et du vĂ©lo, la marche en ville suscite un nouveau regain d'intĂ©rĂȘt chez les amĂ©nageurs. Les raisons en soi multiples : respectueuse du cadre de vie, garante de la santĂ© du citadin, la marche - du fait peut-ĂȘtre de sa relative lenteur, des formes d'introspection qu'elle permet, des frottements qu'elle propose avec la rue et le public... - crĂ©erait aussi les conditions d'une urbanitĂ© apaisĂ©e. Mode de dĂ©placement Ă©cologique pour certains, outil politique pour d'autres, marcher constitue pourtant et d'abord une maniĂšre de s'ancrer Ă la ville et aux ambiances urbaines, de les modeler, de leur donner sens et chair. C'est Ă ce regard sensible sur nos pratiques piĂ©tonnes ordinaires que les nombreux auteurs contribuant Ă cet ouvrage convient le lecteur. Page aprĂšs page, chaque chemin proposĂ© dĂ©voile non seulement la quintessence mais aussi l'hĂ©tĂ©rogĂ©nĂ©itĂ© des marches urbaines : outil d'investigation de l'expĂ©rience urbaine, mode d'incorporation des rituels sociaux Ă l'oeuvre en ville, maniĂšre d'exprimer une posture sur l'urbain, chaque marche Ă©voquĂ©e semble davantage faire corps, prendre corps et donner corps aux ambiances urbaines du quotidien.
The Little Prince
Author: Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
The Little Prince is a work in French language, the most famous by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry. Published in 1943 in New York simultaneously in English and French, itâs a poetic and philosophical tale in the guise of a children's story. It has simple and uncluttered language, because it is intended to be understood by children, and, in fact, for the narrator, it is the preferred vehicle of a symbolic conception of life. Each chapter talks about a meeting of the little prince who leaves him perplexed about the absurd behavior of grown-ups. Each of these meetings can be read as an allegory. The watercolor paintings are part of the text and participate in this purity of language: simplicity and deepness are the key qualities of the work. You can read an invitation from the author to find the child in yourself, because all grown-ups were first children (but few of them remember). The book is dedicated to LĂ©on Werth, but when he was a little boy.
Author: Daria Song
This third adult coloring book in Daria Song's Time series follows the little girl on a new nighttime adventure when the conductor of her toy train comes to life and helps her distribute gifts across the world. The Night Voyage is an evocatively illustrated story of a little girl who is swept away on the eve of her birthday by her toy train conductor on a magical journey to distribute gifts around the globe. Taking devotees of The Time Garden and The Time Chamber on an imaginative new adventure, The Night Voyage continues Daria Song's wildly successful series with the beautifully intricate art that her fans have come to love, featuring a world of paper cranes, penny-farthing bicycles, trolleys, cityscapes, and hot air balloon-filled skies.
Includes, 1982-1995: Les Livres du mois, also published separately.
Strange and exotic, seductive and threatening, the Orient has always been an enchanted space for the West. But this is a space, theorists argue, that has been 'Orientalized' by the West, constructed upon a system of knowledge and power which defines the West as much as this 'Other'. Within Western cultures, the French encounter with the Orient has been extraordinarily rich and varied, from the experiences of the first pilgrims to the challenges posed for the identity of modern-day France by its ethnic minorities. This collection of interdisciplinary essays explores the range of French and francophone encounters with the East from the medieval period to the present day. The contributions encompass a variety of Orients, both geographical and generic: the Orients of the visual arts, of historicist discourse, of fiction and travel writing. They consider not only those artists we immediately associate with the East, such as Nerval or Fromentin, but also those, like Proust, whose work appears firmlyrooted in the West. They also provide new insights into the less familiar works of long-celebrated authors like Flaubert and more recently acclaimed writers such as Bouvier and Djebar.
Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Considered the most beloved of Jules Verneâs adventure stories, this delightful race around the world inspired the imaginations of generations of thrill-seekers, literary and otherwise. After learning from his Reform Club that a new railway section in India has made it possible to travel around the world in eighty days, the wealthy and eccentric Phileas Fogg accepts a twenty thousand pound wager that he and his faithful servant Jean Passepartout can circumnavigate the world in exactly that amount of time. With that, the two set off on a grand escapade that takes them through England, Paris, the Suez Canal, Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Japan, America, and Ireland. Prone to attracting trouble, they rescue a princess and are unwitting suspects in a bank robbery. As breathtaking an adventure as traveling the world is, Fogg has sunk his entire fortune into this journey. He must make it around the world under the time frame or risk losing it all. For more classic titles like this, visit www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/diversion-classics
The Lost Girls
Author: Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, Amanda Pressner
Publisher: Harper Collins
âBrave, funny, and deeply moving.â â Cathy Alter, author of Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over âThree cheers to The Lost Girls for showing us, with good humor and graceful prose, the beauty and importance of leading life astray.â â Franz Wisner, New York Times Bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother Three friends, each on the brink of a quarter-life crisis, make a pact to quit their high pressure New York City media jobs and leave behind their friends, boyfriends, and everything familiar to embark on a year-long backpacking adventure around the world in The Lost Girls.
The Prague Coup
Author: Jean-Luc Fromental
Publisher: Titan Comics
Winter 1948. Vienna. Debriefed by London Films, former spy turned novelist Graham Greene works on the screenplay for his next feature film, assisted by the enigmatic Elizabeth Montagu. However, Greeneâs visit soon proves to be just as mysterious as his best-selling thrillers, winding through Viennaâs shadowy underground before the author finds himself in the midst of an intricate plot to unseat the government of Czechoslovakia in an event that would be remembered as The Prague Coup. Jean-Luc Fromental seamlessly merges fact and fiction in a spy thriller worthy of its protagonist, Graham Greene, who finds himself caught in a web of intrigue, espionage, and murder while writing the screenplay that would become the 1949 classic âThe Third Manâ starring Orson Welles. âThis will hook you from its opening panels. Plenty of intrigue, a killer plot, and evocative visuals. What more could you want?â â LA Review of Books
This 1787 two-volume revised French second edition gives an important account of travels in Ottoman Egypt and the Syrian region.
Also published under title "Cassell's new French dictionary."