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Get Cinq tableaux: Roman psychologique (French Edition) PDF

By Anne Richet

« On s’en fiche de l. a. picture. Moi, ce que je veux savoir, c’est pourquoi Gustave Léger, fils de collectionneur, a vendu toute los angeles assortment de son père, sauf cinq tableaux, les cinq tableaux précisément qu’il a donnés au musée ? »

Quels secrets and techniques recèlent ces cinq tableaux ? Bien malgré lui, Marc, guide-conférencier au musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, se voit rattrapé par le goé et doit entreprendre une quête de l. a. vérité pour découvrir l’origine de ces toiles. Cinq oeuvres qu’il a bien connues lorsqu’il était étudiant en histoire de l’art et qui ravivent à leur manière, le keepsake de sa soeur retrouvée morte un soir d’automne au pied d'un immeuble abandonné.

Marc parviendra-t-il à faire le deuil de sa soeur à travers l'enquête sur ces tableaux mystérieux ? Réponse dans ce roman psychologique poignant

EXTRAIT

Au milieu des années quatre-vingts, j’ai exercé un métier qui n’a pas de nom. J’écrivais des textes à propos de tableaux puis je les lisais à haute voix. Mon auditeur m’écoutait sans rien dire. Quand j’avais fini, il me tendait une enveloppe où se trouvait mon salaire. J’étais étudiant en histoire de l’art. Une fois par mois, toujours à los angeles même position, je m’asseyais en face de lui et je lisais. Au début mal assurée, ma voix prenait ownership du lieu dont l. a. lumière changeait en fonction des saisons, mais, toujours, il était là, face à moi, silencieux, motionless, me fixant de ses yeux grands ouverts qui ne me voyaient pas, les iris tournés vers le plafond. Il regardait quelque selected sur los angeles floor blanche, mais ce n’était qu’un signe de l. a. maladie qui s’installait progressivement. Le contour des objets devenait de plus en plus flou. Les lignes se déformaient. Des taches noires encombraient le centre de sa imaginative and prescient. l. a. première fois, j’avais ecu l. a. sensation qu’il me scrutait, mais lorsqu’il s’était levé, ses mains hésitantes avaient palpé le file d’un fauteuil. Elles avaient saisi une canne à l’extrémité recourbée et l’avaient dirigée devant son lengthy corps maigre de vieil homme, tapant sur le sol à petits coups rapides. J’étais leisureé pétrifié sur le divan, incapable de lui porter une aide qu’il ne réclamait pas, alors qu’il marchait vers l. a. porte, enfermé dans l. a. nuit qui s’imposait à lui et interdisait los angeles jouissance des tableaux légués par son père, dont il voulait se délivrer, mais pas avant de les avoir vus une dernière fois, par le truchement des histoires que j’en raconterais. Perdre ses jambes lui aurait été moins pénible, m’avait-il confié un jour. Il perdait l. a. vue, tel un Œdipe puni, mais pour quelle faute ? Il ne le disait pas.

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Anne Richet vit près de Lyon. Après un premiere roman paru aux Éditions Siloë, elle signe ici un récit dense empreint de sensibilité et de mystère, où chacun de nous est invité à porter un nouveau regard sur les oeuvres d’art en laissant libre cours à son imagination.

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Get Until At Last I Had a Land of My Own PDF

By Chandler Kinzie

3 men—Seward Caprice, Joel Marlin, and Paul Drake—live their lives like such a lot of others. there's not anything rather superb approximately any of them. every one guy loves, fears, and hates. every one guy is haunted by way of the demanding situations that linger in his personal brain, and every needs to be able to take care of keep watch over. the adaptation lies simply in how they decide to take care of this assigned activity, this job of life.

Often, Seward, Joel, and Paul dabble in self-destruction. They use self-abuse to maintain their wild minds in cost, and during this abuse, they locate control—or do they? quickly seems to be a mysterious determine recognized purely as “Salem.” Salem is an aristocratic madman who turns out to don't have any history, no background. He simply all of sudden seems to be, and his darkish venture for every guy turns into clear.

The 3 needs to now stroll separate paths, all on the bidding of Salem. He exists as a stalking shadow that pushes each one guy towards an doubtful, and probably disastrous, destiny. The uninteresting lives of Seward, Joel, and Paul are actually laced with uncertainty and deceit. Will those males locate the way in which again to themselves or will the problem of lifestyles be an excessive amount of to bear?

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Andrea Caterini's Giordano (Italian Edition) PDF

By Andrea Caterini

In un romanzo denso e coraggioso, che trasforma in simbolo i non luoghi delle nostrecittà, Andrea Caterini percorre un "viaggio al termine della notte" insieme a un uomo che, nonostante e sconfitte, lotta according to trovare los angeles forza di andare oltre l. a. rassegnazione e il senso di colpa e guardare il mondo con occhi nuovi.

Giordano non si trova in un punto dello spazio come il resto dell'umanità ma in un storage, che se in keeping with il mondo non è che un luogo di transito, un pezzo morto nel tessuto della metropoli, consistent with lui è tutto quello che c'è, perché quella di Giordano è una notte a cui non seguirà il giorno, ma un'altra notte, un'altra e un'altra ancora…

All'estrema periferia di una grande città, nell'aria umida di un storage sotto il livello della strada, Giordano lavora come guardiano notturno consistent with pochi euro al mese.
Sposta car e furgoni in keeping with persone che lo salutano a malapena, di ritorno dalle loro notti bianche o appena svegli, mentre ancora storditi vanno al lavoro. Come sia finito lì non interessa a nessuno, e Giordano passa il pace nel suo gabbiotto, seduto davanti alla stufetta, con in mano un mazzetto di fotografie, mentre il chiarore lunare filtra dalle finestrelle alte del storage.
Fotogrammi, istantanee: il tentativo di fare il salto di qualità nel lavoro e mettersi in proprio, trasformatosi in un volo di Icaro, l. a. morte dei sogni, e con essi lo sfaldarsi del rapporto con Marilù, sua moglie, e Sandro, il suo migliore amico. E infine suo figlio, l'unico a cercare di capire davvero cosa sia successo, che interroga il padre con pietà e rabbia, in bilico tra l. a. comprensione e il rancore, alla ricerca della ragione – quella vera – del fallimento della sua esistenza.

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Twintig regels liefde (Dutch Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Rowan Coleman,Mireille Vroege

Wat als je nog maar één kans had? Eén kans om een short achter te laten voor degene van wie je houdt? Wat zou je schrijven?

 

Tijdens haar nachtdiensten schrijft verpleegkundige Stella brieven voor haar patiënten. Daarin vertellen ze aan hun geliefden over hun gedachten, hun gevoelens, en over hun laatste wens. Soms staan er praktische information in – hoe werkt een wasmachine? – en soms ouderlijk advies – hoe note je een goede vader? Stella belooft dat ze de brieven pas na hun dood zal versturen. Maar dan breekt ze die belofte: er is één short waarvan ze vindt dat ze die op tijd moet posten, om iemand een laatste kans te geven op verzoening en een goede afloop…

De pers over Twintig regels liefde

‘Niet weg te leggen is het ontroerende Twintig regels liefde van Rowan Coleman, die sentimentaliteit vakkundig omzeilt.’Margriet

'Een mooi, spraakmakend, indrukwekkend en emotioneel beladen boek.' ***** perfecteburenleesclub.blogspot.nl

'Coleman heeft dit ontroerende verhaal met hartverscheurende brieven toch goed weten te vertellen. Ondanks het gegeven dat het onderwerp zwaar en realistisch is, voelt het nergens te zwaar.' Hebban.nl

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Read e-book online Crossing the Hudson PDF

By Peter Jungk,David Dollenmayer

Gustav Rubin, a fur broker in Vienna, flies to manhattan to spend the summer season along with his spouse and youngsters in a lake condominium north of town. whilst he arrives past due at JFK, he's met via his opinionated, unrelenting mom, Rosa. They lease a motor vehicle and set out for Lake Gilead. yet Gustav loses his method, and son and mom turn out at the flawed facet of the river. searching for the ideal direction north, they turn into trapped at the Tappan Zee Bridge within the traffic congestion of all site visitors jams–a truck transporting poisonous chemical substances has became over–and Gustav and mom stay gridlocked excessive above the Hudson River. Gustav starts off to consider his loved father, a popular highbrow, now 11 months lifeless. Then, in a shocking, hugely unique twist invaluable of Kafka, either Gustav and mom see the physique – “the enormous, golem-like fatherbody” – of Ludwig David Rubin floating bare within the waters below.

Crossing the Hudson
is a profound meditation on a Jewish relations and its earlier, in particular the lasting distorting results on a son of a recognized, important father and a clinging, overwhelming mom, and of the variations among the new release of ecu highbrow refugees who arrived within the usa in the course of the moment global struggle and the youngsters of that generation.

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I ragazzi Burgess (Italian Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Elizabeth Strout

A cinque anni di distanza dal grande successo di Olive Kitteridge, Premio Pulitzer 2009, Elizabeth Strout ci regala un grande romanzo corale sull’essere fratelli e sull’inesorabile richiamo della famiglia e delle radici.

I ragazzi Burgess, come vengono chiamati Jim, Bob e Susan, sono nati a Shirley Falls, nel Maine, e sono cresciuti in una piccola casa gialla in cima a una collina, in un angolo di continente appartato. Da adulti si sono allontanati, ognuno a scacciare il ricordo di un antico dramma familiare mai spento. Lassù è rimasta solo Susan, mentre gli altri due vivono a Brooklyn, big apple. Nei Burgess si possono scorgere tre anime distinte e tanto different che è quasi impensabile immaginarli nella stessa foto di famiglia. Eppure, quando inizia questa storia, Susan chiama e chiede aiuto proprio a Bob e Jim: suo figlio, loro nipote, è nei guai. E allora non solo i tre fratelli sono costretti a riavvicinarsi, a dividere los angeles preoccupazione e a tentare di ricomporre un trauma che alimenta ogni minima increspatura della loro intimità, ma sono anche travolti da una rivoluzione privata che implica, consistent with tutti, il progetto di una nuova vita. L’ultimo romanzo di Elizabeth Strout è un’istantanea scattata nel momento esatto in cui le fragilità affettive escono allo scoperto mostrando tutta l. a. complessità dei legami indissolubili. l. a. sottile accortezza narrativa, che si manifesta in dettagli minuti quanto necessari, riesce a illuminare i più esili movimenti dell’animo e a scandagliare l’oscillazione perpetua della nostra emotività. Sono questi elementi a fare de I ragazzi Burgess un grande romanzo sull’essere fratelli e sull’inesorabile richiamo della famiglia. E confermano Elizabeth Strout come una delle più importanti voci della letteratura americana contemporanea.

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Download PDF by Stefan Zweig,Anthea Bell: The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

By Stefan Zweig,Anthea Bell

completely paced and brimming with passion-twenty-two stories from a grasp storyteller of the 20 th century. during this tremendous selection of Stefan Zweig's brief tales some of the best and worst of human nature are captured with sharp statement, figuring out and vibrant empathy. starting from love and dying to religion restored and wish regained, those tales current a grasp at paintings, on the best of his shape. Translated via the award-winning Anthea Bell ; 'One of the fun of contemporary years is the interpretation into English of Stefan Zweig's tales. they've got an astringency of outlook and a mastery of scale that i locate significantly enjoyable.'-Edmund de Waal, writer of The Hare with the Amber Eyes ; 'One rarely understands the place to start in praising Zweig's paintings .'-Nick Lezard ; 'Zweig belongs with these masters of the novella-Maupassant, Turgenev, Chekhov.'-Paul Bailey ; Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) used to be born in Vienna, right into a prosperous Austrian-Jewish family members. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and used to be first referred to as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Zweig travelled broadly, residing in Salzburg among the wars, and used to be a global bestseller with a string of highly renowned novellas together with Letter from an Unknown lady, Amok and worry. In 1934, with the increase of Nazism, he moved to London, the place he wrote his purely novel watch out for Pity. He later moved directly to tub, taking British citizenship after the outbreak of the second one international conflict. With the autumn of France in 1940 Zweig left Britain for brand new York, prior to settling in Brazil, the place in 1942 he and his spouse have been came across lifeless in an obvious double suicide. a lot of his paintings is out there from Pushkin Press.

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Get Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story PDF

By Anne Rice

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A retelling of Anne Rice's vintage, iNTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, from the viewpoint of Claudia.

A richly-illustrated version of Anne Rice's INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, advised throughout the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was once a bit of lady while she used to be grew to become by way of the vampire Lestat. notwithstanding she spends decades of happiness together with her vampire fathers, she steadily grows discontent with their insistence upon treating her like a bit lady, although she has lived so long as any mortal man...and her lust to kill is definitely at least theirs...

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Download e-book for iPad: Het fantoom van Alexander Wolf (Dutch Edition) by Gajto Gazdanov,Yolanda Bloemen

By Gajto Gazdanov,Yolanda Bloemen

Een journalist heeft er jaren later nog spijt van dat hij als jonge soldaat in de Russische burgeroorlog een guy die hem in de steppe achtervolgde neerschoot, en op diens paard ontvluchtte. Wanneer hij deze gebeurtenis vele jaren later in een Engelstalige roman van een zekere Alexander Wolf tot in het kleinste aspect beschreven vindt, concludeert hij dat zijn toenmalige achtervolger nog moet leven. Hij doet er alles aan om de mysterieuze auteur van het boek te vinden. Iedereen die hij ontmoet blijkt de schrijver op een andere manier te kennen, en merkwaardig genoeg is ook zijn vriendin Jelena opvallend geïnteresseerd in Wolf.

Gajto Gazdanov (1903-1971) meldde zich op zestienjarige leeftijd vrijwillig bij het leger en leerde zo de verschrikkingen van de burgeroorlog kennen. Na een clash met een meerdere belandde hij through Turkije en Bulgarije in Parijs. Aanvankelijk used to be hij dakloos, maar al snel vond hij werk en begon hij deel uit te maken van het literaire leven van de Russische ballingen in Frankrijk. Vanaf zijn eerste publicaties werd hij geprezen om zijn expertise en in één adem genoemd met onder anderen Vladimir Nabokov.

`Wie dit boek leest, houdt daarna nog meer van het leven! Maxim Biller, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

`Dit boek zal je de relaxation van je leven bijblijven The dad or mum

`Een vergeten meesterwerk van de twintigste eeuw, een aanvulling van de wereldliteratuur! Die Zeit

`Twee uitgevers dolverliefd op hetzelfde boek... Ze zijn ongetwijfeld gevallen voor de trefzekere filosofische formuleringen die Gazdanov als taalkundige scherpschutter bijna achteloos strooit tussen de dagelijkse beslommeringen door. De beeldende, niet te overdadige schrijfstijl heeft na zestig jaar niets aan kracht ingeboet. internet als John Williams slaagt deze schrijver erin om kleine alledaagse dingen groots te beschrijven. Een vergeten pareltje PZC

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Get Servant and Mistress PDF

By Lucinda Rhys-Evans

A tale of lust and love set in Hong Kong and Japan. An ex-pat educational, Stephen Mason, comes to a decision to show his again on monogamous relationships and examine his submissive facet through writing masochistic fantasies in brief tale shape, and appearing them out with keen girl companions. Like many managed investigations, even though, it is going awry whilst he falls in love with the single companion he can by no means have.

A massive, readable tale of obsessive love and off-centre sex.

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