Download E-books Jean-Paul Sartre: Basic Writings PDF

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre is among the most famed philosophers of the 20th century. the primary founding father of existentialism, a political philosopher and well-known novelist and dramatist, his paintings has exerted huge, immense impression in philosophy, literature, politics and cultural studies.
Jean-Paul Sartre: simple Writings is the 1st number of Sartre's key philosophical writings and gives an integral source for all scholars and readers of his paintings. Stephen Priest's transparent and beneficial introductions set every one examining in context, making the amount a terrific significant other to these coming to Sartre's writings for the 1st time.

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La Belle France is a sweeping, grand narrative written with all of the verve, erudition, and vividness which are the hallmarks of the acclaimed British historian Alistair Horne. It recounts the highly soaking up tale of the rustic that has contributed to the area quite a bit expertise, kind, and political innovation.

Beginning with Julius Caesar’s department of Gaul into 3 elements, Horne leads us in the course of the a while from Charlemagne to Chirac, traveling battlefields from the Hundred Years’ battle to Indochina and Algeria, and giving us luminous snap shots of the nation’s leaders, philosophers, writers, artists, and composers. this can be a attractive, fantastically illustrated, and complete but concise historical past of France.

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By Nancy Mitford

The solar King is a stunning double portrait of Louis XIV and Versailles, the opulent court docket from which he governed. With attribute élan, Nancy Mitford reconstructs the lifestyle of king and courtiers in the course of France’s golden age, supplying vibrant sketches of the architects, artists, and gardeners answerable for the production of the main exceptional palace Europe had but noticeable. Mitford lays naked the complicated and lethal intrigues within the stateroom and the no much less high-stakes strength struggles within the bed room. on the middle of all of it is Louis XIV himself, the challenging, mercurial, yet remarkably resilient sovereign who guided France via approximately 3 quarters of the Grand Siècle.

Brimming with luxurious aspect and scrumptious bons mots, and written in a witty, conversational variety, The sunlight King restores a far off glittering century to brilliant existence.

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By Maurice Benroubi

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Le deuxième récit est celui de son épouse. Le magazine de Rose est une longue et émouvante dialog ou correspondance destinée à l'absent. Au-delà de ses points intimes, c'est un vital témoignage de los angeles vie quotidienne d'une femme juive dans l. a. France occupée qui permet de nourrir notre réflexion sur l. a. survie, los angeles façon dont est perçue los angeles guerre et imaginé le style des déportés. (...)
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Download E-books Waterloo: A New History of the Battle and its Armies PDF

By Gordon Corrigan

Wellington remarked that Waterloo was once a damned great factor, which means doubtful or finely balanced. He used to be correct. For his half, Napoleon reckoned the English are undesirable troops and this affair is not anything extra that consuming breakfast. He used to be improper and this gripping and dramatic narrative background indicates simply how flawed. Fought on Sunday, June 18th, 1815, via a few 220,000 males over rain-sodden floor in what's now Belgium, the conflict of Waterloo introduced an finish to twenty-three years of just about continuous battle among imperial France and her enemies. A decisive defeat for Napoleon and a hard-won victory for the Allied armies of the Duke of Wellington and the Prussians, led via the stalwart Marshal Blucher, it led to the French emperor's ultimate exile to St. Helena and cleared the best way for Britain to develop into the dominant army strength on the planet. The Napoleonic Wars are a resource of never-ending fascination and this authoritative quantity offers a large and colourful window into this all-important climatic conflict.

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Download E-books Something to Declare: Essays on France and French Culture PDF

By Julian Barnes

Someone who loves France (or simply feels strongly approximately it), or has succumbed to the spell of Julian Barnes’s prior books, might be enraptured by way of this number of essays at the state and its culture.

Barnes’s appreciation extends from France’s vanishing peasantry to its hyper-literate pop singers, from the gleeful iconoclasm of nouvelle vague cinema to the orgy of substances and agony that's the travel de France. exceptionally, Barnes is an remarkable gourmand of French writing and writers. listed below are the prolific and priapic Simenon, Baudelaire, Sand and Sartre, and several other surprising tours at the prickly genius of Flaubert. energetic but discriminating in its enthusiasm, probably limitless in its diversity of reference, and written in prose as trendy as haute couture, Something to Declare is an unadulterated pleasure.

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Adrian Johnston’s Prolegomena to Any destiny Materialism, planned for 3 volumes, will lay the principles for a brand new materialist theoretical gear, his “transcendental materialism.” during this first quantity, Johnston clears a gap inside modern philosophy and conception for his specific place. He engages heavily with Lacan, Badiou, and Meillassoux, demonstrating how each one of those philosophers may be visible as failing to forge an authentically atheistic materialism. Johnston builds a brand new materialism either profoundly encouraged via those exceptional comrades of a shared reason in addition to making up for the shortcomings in their personal inventive makes an attempt to carry to cognizance the Lacanian imaginative and prescient of an Other-less, One-less ontology. The consequence of latest French Philosophy yields highbrow guns appropriate for deployment on a number of fronts concurrently, potent opposed to the collectively entangled spiritualist and scientistic foes of our post-Enlightenment, biopolitical period of not anything greater than commodities and currencies. 

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