Author: Anna Gavalda
Winner of the 200 Grand Prix RTL-Lire and the Academie Francaise Short Story Award (2000) “Gavalda sees through ordinary appearances to people’s hidden longings. The characters in I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere . . . are graced (as is their author) with the Gallic virtues of dry wit and almost involuntary elegance . . . crystalline portraits of diverse human types, united in their solitude, fear of death, and search of love.” –Vogue “This collection of short stories is a pure diamond. Cutting humor . . . revealing an inner truth which makes them suddenly essential. What makes Gavalda so good is that she writes with both feet firmly planted in reality and yet hers is a sideways, caustic look at thing.” –Le Soir
Atelier de Français (Student Edition)
Author: Gisèle Loriot-Raymer,Michèle Vialet,Judith A. Muyskens
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Category: Foreign Language Study
À vous d'écrire: Atelier de français is a brand new text for third-year composition courses, typically taken by French majors and minors. The text is organized around genres of writing, specifically focusing on the types of writing these students are generally asked to produce. À vous d' écrire: atelier de français is different from other texts available because it provides students with step-by-step guidance during the writing process along with lively writing models.
Author: Francois Begaudeau
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Winner of the Prix France Culture/Télérama prize, The Class explores timely issues of race, class, identity, colonial history, immigration, and education, "suspend[ing] judgment and liberat[ing] the raw words of kids in a deconsecrated classroom" (Le Monde). The novel's eponymous film version, directed by Laurent Cantet, starring author Bégaudeau as himself, won the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Seen by many as the culmination of Sartre's thought and project, and viewed by Sartre himself as an attempt to answer the question, "What, at this point in time, can we know about a man?" this monumental work continues to perplex its fascinated critics and admirers, who have argued about its precise nature. However, as reviews of the first volume in this translation agreed, whatever The Family Idiot may be called—"a dialectic" (Fredric Jameson, New York Times Book Review); "biography, philosophy, or politics? Surely . . . all of these together" (Renee Winegarten, Commentary); "a new form of fiction?" (Victor Brombert, Times Literary Supplement); or simply, "mad, of course" (Julian Barnes, London Review of Books)—its prominent place in intellectual history is indisputable. Volume 2, consisting of the first book of part 2 of the original French work, takes the reader through Flaubert's adolescence well into his evolution as an artist. Sartre's approach to his complex subject, whether jaunty or ponderous, psychoanalytical or political, is captured in all of its rich variety of Carol Cosman's translation.
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Molloy, the first of the three masterpieces which constitute Samuel Beckett’s famous trilogy, appeared in French in 1951, followed seven months later by Malone Dies (Malone meurt) and two years later by The Unnamable (L’Innommable). Few works of contemporary literature have been so universally acclaimed as central to their time and to our understanding of the human experience.
Author: Johnnie Gratton,Brigitte Le Juez
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Literary Collections
The fifteen writers included in this anthology represent the best of the genre. Not only is there a substantial introduction covering the history of the short story, thematic trends, developments in narrative technique and the notion of the genre, but each story also comes with its own preface and notes.
Author: F. Jean Fornasiero,Colette Mrowa-Hopkins
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
"With a title derived literally from the explorations of the French in the Pacific and metaphorically from classroom encounters with another culture - both of which form important subsections to the volume - Explorations and Encounters in French actively seeks to unite those fields of enquiry sometimes seen as separate, namely, culture and language. The essays selected for inclusion in Explorations and Encounters in French bring together many of the current research strands in French Studies today, tapping into current pedagogical trends, analysing contemporary events in France, examining the Franco-Australian past, while reviewing teaching practice and the culture of teaching. Collectively, the essays reflect the common engagement with language, culture and society that characterizes the community of French teachers and scholars in Australia and abroad."--University of Adelaide Press webpage.
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800
Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
Category: Study Aids
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 800. Equip yourself to ace the SAT Subject Test in French with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations; detailed reviews of key vocab, grammar, and reading comprehension topics; and targeted strategies for every question type. SAT French is an undoubtedly tough subject. Written by the experts at The Princeton Review, Cracking the SAT Subject Test in French arms you to take on the exam and achieve your highest possible score. Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for every test topic • Up-to-date information on the SAT Subject Test in French • Score conversion tables for accurate self-assessment Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • Practice drills at the end of each content chapter • Useful vocabulary lists grouped by theme This eBook edition has been optimized for on-screen learning with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.
Fantine: Unabridged Bilingual Edition: English-French
Author: Victor Hugo
Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"
Author: Michael Gruber
Publisher: Harper Collins
Jane Doe lives in the shadows under an assumed name. A once-promising anthropologist and an expert on shamanism, everyone thinks she's dead. Or so she hopes. Jimmy Paz is a Cuban-American police detective. Straddling two cultures, he understands things others cannot. When the killings start -- a series of ritualistic murders -- all of Miami is terrified. Especially Jane. She knows the dark truth that Jimmy must desperately search to uncover. As their lives slowly interconnect, Jane and Paz are soon caught in a cataclysmic battle between good and an evil as unimaginable as it is terrifying . . .
Author: Pierre Michon
In The Eleven, Michon lets us into the world of Corentin, a painter shaped by—and who eventually shapes—history. Brought up among provincial aristocracy to become a favorite of Parisian society—his paintings are commissioned by Louis XV’s mistress—Corentin’s career rides the Tides of the French Revolution. His masterpiece, "The Eleven," is an enigmatic Last Supper, representing the eleven members of the Committee of Public Safety (including Robespierre and Saint Just) during the Reign of Terror. Corentin and company, his work of art, and the historical tableau of the French Revolution come to life in dazzling, even painterly, detail. A potent blend of fact and fiction, The Eleven is a beautifully written, astute meditation on the nature of history itself and the artist’s role in it. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Marcel Ayme
Publisher: Pushkin Press
The excellent Monsieur Dutilleul has always been able to pass through walls, but has never seen the point of using his gift, given the general availability of doors. One day, however, his tyrannical boss drives him to desperate, creative measures — he develops a taste for intramural travel and becomes something of a super-villain. How will the unassuming clerk adjust to a glamorous life of crime? Aymé’s genius lies in imagining the practical unfolding of bizarre and difficult situations. In each story, anarchic comedy is arrested by moments of pathos, only to descend into anarchy and hilarity once more ...
Film Study Guide for AS/A-level French
Author: Hélène Beaugy
Publisher: Hodder Education
Category: Study Aids
Film analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and director's technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Entre les murs, this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the film and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary