Chanson douce

Titre : Chanson douce
Auteur : Leïla Slimani
Éditeur : Editions Gallimard
ISBN-13 : 9782072681578
Libération : 2016-08-18T00:00:00+02:00

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Lorsque Myriam, mère de deux jeunes enfants, décide malgré les réticences de son mari de reprendre son activité au sein d'un cabinet d'avocats, le couple se met à la recherche d'une nounou. Après un casting sévère, ils engagent Louise, qui conquiert très vite l'affection des enfants et occupe progressivement une place centrale dans le foyer. Peu à peu le piège de la dépendance mutuelle va se refermer, jusqu'au drame. À travers la description précise du jeune couple et celle du personnage fascinant et mystérieux de la nounou, c'est notre époque qui se révèle, avec sa conception de l'amour et de l'éducation, des rapports de domination et d'argent, des préjugés de classe ou de culture. Le style sec et tranchant de Leïla Slimani, où percent des éclats de poésie ténébreuse, instaure dès les premières pages un suspense envoûtant. Prix Goncourt 2016 Prix des lecteurs - Gallimard 2017 Grand prix des lectrices Elle 2017 Grand prix des Lycéennes Elle 2017

The Kindly Ones

Titre : The Kindly Ones
Auteur : Jonathan Littell
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781409075974
Libération : 2009-11-10

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Dr Max Aue is a family man and owner of a lace factory in post-war France. He is an intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music. He is also a former SS intelligence officer and cold-blooded assassin. He was an observer and then a participant in Nazi atrocities on the Eastern Front, he was present at the siege of Stalingrad, at the death camps, and finally caught up in the overthrow of the Nazis and the nightmarish fall of Berlin. His world was peopled by Eichmann, Himmler, Göring, Speer and, of course, Hitler himself. Max is looking back at his life with cool-eyed precision; he is speaking out now to set the record straight.

Le diable est dans les d tails

Titre : Le diable est dans les d tails
Auteur : Leïla SLIMANI
Éditeur : Editions de l'Aube
ISBN-13 : 9782815921459
Libération : 2016-11-24T00:00:00+01:00

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« Leïla Slimani a reçu le prix Goncourt 2016 pour Chanson douce paru chez Gallimard. Remarquée dès son premier roman, Dans le jardin de l'Ogre, publié lui aussi chez Gallimard, Leïla Slimani a obtenu un immense succès de librairie. Ce livre-ci rassemble les textes qu'elle a écrits pour Le 1. Six petits bijoux, chacun doté d'une force qui impressionne, servis par une plume déliée, un regard tout en finesse, qu'il s'agisse de courtes nouvelles à la Tchekhov - Le diable est dans les détails - ou de textes engagés : ainsi Intégristes je vous hais, rédigé dans l'urgence et la rage au lendemain des attentats du 13 novembre 2015. Nous vous proposons ainsi de mieux connaître les multiples facettes d'une jeune auteure dont la voix n'a pas fini de nous interpeller, tantôt par un murmure, tantôt par un cri. » Éric Fottorino, Directeur de l'hebdomadaire Le 1 Née à Rabat en 1981, Leïla Slimani est arrivée à Paris à l'âge de 18 ans. Après des études à Sciences Po, elle devient journaliste à Jeune Afrique. Son premier roman, Dans le jardin de l'ogre, est paru chez Gallimard en 2014. Deux ans plus tard, elle publie chez le même éditeur Chanson douce, qui a reçu le prix Goncourt.

The Perfect Nanny

Titre : The Perfect Nanny
Auteur : Leila Slimani
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9780525503897
Libération : 2018-01-09

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“Is The Perfect Nanny the next Gone Girl? This author’s book on a killer nanny is next year’s must-read.” —The Telegraph Winner of France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt—the first book by a Moroccan woman to win When Myriam, a mother and brilliant French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband are forced to look for a caretaker for their two young children. They are thrilled to find Louise: the perfect nanny right from the start. Louise sings to the children, cleans the family’s beautiful apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late whenever asked, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment, and frustrations mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a riveting exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood—and the debut in America of an immensely talented writer.

French Mediterraneans

Titre : French Mediterraneans
Auteur : Patricia M. E. Lorcin
Éditeur : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN-13 : 9780803288751
Libération : 2016-05-01

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While the Mediterranean is often considered a distinct, unified space, recent scholarship on the early modern history of the sea has suggested that this perspective is essentially a Western one, devised from the vantage point of imperial power that historically patrolled the region's seas and controlled its ports. By contrast, for the peoples of its southern shores, the Mediterranean was polymorphous, shifting with the economic and seafaring exigencies of the moment. Nonetheless, by the nineteenth century the idea of a monolithic Mediterranean had either been absorbed by or imposed on the populations of the region. In French Mediterraneans editors Patricia M. E. Lorcin and Todd Shepard offer a collection of scholarship that reveals the important French element in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century creation of the singular Mediterranean. These essays provide a critical study of space and movement through new approaches to think about the maps, migrations, and margins of the sea in the French imperial and transnational context. By reconceptualizing the Mediterranean, this volume illuminates the diversity of connections between places and polities that rarely fit models of nation-state allegiances or preordained geographies.

An Unnecessary Woman

Titre : An Unnecessary Woman
Auteur : Rabih Alameddine
Éditeur : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 9780802192875
Libération : 2014-02-04

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Winner of the California Book Award Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for the National Book Award “Beautiful and absorbing.”—New York Times An Unnecessary Woman is a breathtaking portrait of one reclusive woman’s late-life crisis, which garnered a wave of rave reviews and love letters to Alameddine’s cranky yet charming septuagenarian protagonist, Aaliya, a character you “can’t help but love” (NPR). Aaliya’s insightful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and her volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left. Here, the gifted Rabih Alameddine has given us a nuanced rendering of one woman's life in the Middle East and an enduring ode to literature and its power to define who we are. “A paean to the transformative power of reading, to the intellectual asylum from one’s circumstances found in the life of the mind.”—LA Review of Books “[The novel] throbs with energy…[Aaliya’s] inventive way with words gives unfailing pleasure, no matter how dark the events she describes, how painful the emotions she reveals.”—Washington Post

In the Garden of the Ogre

Titre : In the Garden of the Ogre
Auteur : Leila Slimani
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0571331955
Libération : 2017-05-23

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Leila Slimani A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de In the Garden of the Ogre Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Based on a True Story

Titre : Based on a True Story
Auteur : Delphine de Vigan
Éditeur : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781408878835
Libération : 2017-04-06

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What would you do if your closest friend tried to steal your life? 'Combining the allure of Gone Girl with the sophistication of literary fiction, Based on a True Story is a creepy but unapologetically clever psychological thriller' Independent Today I know that L. is the sole reason for my powerlessness. And that the two years that we were friends almost made me stop writing for ever. Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and unable to begin writing her next book, Delphine meets L. L. is the kind of impeccable, sophisticated woman who fascinates Delphine; a woman with smooth hair and perfectly filed nails, and a gift for saying the right thing. Delphine finds herself irresistibly drawn to her, their friendship growing as their meetings, notes and texts increase. But as L. begins to dress like Delphine, and, in the face of Delphine's crippling inability to write, L. even offers to answer her emails, and their relationship rapidly intensifies. L. becomes more and more involved in Delphine's life until she patiently takes control and turns it upside down: slowly, surely, insidiously. Based on a True Story is a chilling novel of suspense that will leave you questioning the truth and its significance long after you have turned the final page.

The Map and the Territory

Titre : The Map and the Territory
Auteur : Michel Houellebecq
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781446473320
Libération : 2011-09-29

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Artist Jed Martin emerges from a ten-year hiatus with good news. It has nothing to do with his broken boiler, the approach of another lamentably awkward Christmas dinner with his father or the memory of his doomed love affair with the beautiful Olga. It is that, for his new exhibition, he has secured the involvement of none other than celebrated novelist Michel Houellebecq. The exhibition brings Jed new levels of global fame. But, his boiler is still broken, his ailing father flirts with oblivion and, worst of all, he is contacted by an inspector requiring his help in solving an unspeakable, atrocious and gruesome crime, involving none other than celebrated novelist Michel Houellebecq... Shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013.

Monsieur Linh and His Child

Titre : Monsieur Linh and His Child
Auteur : Philippe Claudel
Éditeur : MacLehose Press
ISBN-13 : 9781623655228
Libération : 2014-08-12

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Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, and with his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety. The other refugees in the detention center are unsure how to help the old man; his caseworkers are compassionate, but overworked. Monsieur Linh struggles beneath the weight of his sorrow, and becomes increasingly bewildered and isolated in this unfamiliar, fast-moving town. And then he encounters Monsieur Bark. They do not speak each other's language, but Monsieur Bark is sympathetic to the foreigner's need to care for the child. Recently widowed and equally alone, he is eager to talk, and Monsieur Linh knows how to listen. The two men share their solitude, and find friendship in an unlikely dialogue between two very different cultures. Monsieur Linh and His Child is a remarkable novel with an extraordinary twist, a subtle portrait of friendship and a dialogue between two cultures.