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Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures

By Charles Forsdick
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This book is one of the first studies of twentieth-century travel literature in French, tracking the form from the colonial past to the postcolonial present. Whereas most recent explorations of travel literature have addressed English-language material, Forsdick's study complements these by presenting a body of material that has previously attracted little attention, ranging from conventional travel writing to other cultural phenomena (such as the Colonial Exposition of 1931) in which changing attitudes to travel are apparent. Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures explores the evolution of attitudes to cultural diversity, explaining how each generation seems simultaneously to foretell the collapse and reinvention of 'elsewhere'. It also follows the progressive renegotiation of understandings of travel (and travel literature) across the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the emergence of travel narratives from France's former colonies. The book suggests that an exclusive colonial understanding of travel as a practice defined along the lines of class, gender, and ethnicity has slowly been transformed so that travel has become an enabling figure - encapsulated in notions such as James Clifford's 'traveling cultures' - central to analyses of contemporary global culture. Engaging initially with Victor Segalen's early twentieth-century reflection on travel and exoticism and Albert Kahn's 'Archives de la Planète', Forsdick goes on to examine a series of interrelated texts and phenomena: early African travel narratives, inter-war ethnography, post-war accounts of Citroën 2CV journeys, the travel stories of immigrant workers, the work of Nicholas Bouvier and the Pour une littérature voyageuse movement, narratives of recent walking journeys, and contemporary Polynesian literature. In delineating a francophone space stretching far beyond metropolitan France itself, the book contributes to new understandings of French and Francophone Studies, and will also be of interest to those interested in issues of comparatism as well as colonial and postcolonial culture and identity.

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Stream 04 explore la figure du vivant comme clé des défis contemporains. Dépasser le simple constat de l’ère Anthropocène impose de chercher la position pour agir au-delà des dualismes modernes en articulant de nouvelles relations au vivant, paradoxales et parfois antagonistes. Ce qui paraissait inerte s’avère animé, l’individu se révèle écosystème, le vivant s’artificialise et la technique prend vie. À l’heure des grands dérèglements climatiques, un repositionnement par rapport aux autres formes d’existence semble salutaire. Notre planète est vivante ; plus que jamais, habiter le monde signifie cohabiter. Prendre en considération le vivant, penser et construire avec et pour la nature est notre nouvelle frontière. Notre condition contemporaine est paradoxale : nous avons gagné une humilité en tant qu’homme, nous n’avons plus de droit naturel et nous craignons les conséquences de nos actes, mais la situation nous force à considérer des moyens d’intervenir sur le vivant. Selon quelle représentation de la nature, suivant quelles approches, quelles méthodes et jusqu’à quel point ? Les visions s’opposent, mais les enjeux sont passionnants et les réponses complexes. Contributeurs : Les philosophes Augustin Berque, Graham harman, Catherine et Raphaël Larrère, Timothy Morton, Pierre Musso, Roland Schaer, Marion Waller, Chris Younès, / eduardo Kohn Les artistes Michel Blazy, Olafur Eliasson, Loris Gréaud, Haru Ji & Graham Wakefield, Ariane Michel, Laurent Petit, Timur Si Qin Les critiques d'art Jens Hauser, Laurent Le Bon, Thomas Schlesser Les chercheurs Gilles Bœuf, Timothée Boitouzet, David Edwards, Donald Ingber, François Képès, Carlos Moreno, Joseph Paradiso, Dominique Boullier Les paysagistes Anita Berrizbeitia, Gilles Clément, Catherine Mosbach Les architectes Philippe Chiambaretta, Anna Dyson, Yona Friedman, Ariane Lourie Harrison, Léa Mosconi, Jana Revidin Publié par l’agence PCA-STREAM, le livre-revue Stream explore sur un rythme biennal les grands enjeux contemporains. Via les contributions de chercheurs, penseurs et artistes issus de champs disciplinaires variés, Stream analyse les conditions de l’architecture et de l’urbanisme de demain, préfigurant l’évolution des pratiques sociétales et façons d’habiter le monde. Stream 01 et 02 approfondissaient les relations culture/économie puis l’évolution de nos rapports au travail, tandis que Stream 03 pensait l’avènement de l’Anthropocène. Publication bilingue (français / anglais)

Orders of the Day

By Conseil de l'Europe Assemblée parlementaire Session ordinaire (43 Strasbourg),Council of Europe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Isbn : 9789287122506
  • Pages : 74
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 469
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Rohrbacher and the Ecclesiology of Ultramontanism

By Richard F. Costigan
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  • Publisher : Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • Isbn : 9788876524660
  • Pages : 263
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 502
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Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

By Marianne Wheeldon
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190631244
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 709
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Today, Claude Debussy's position as a central figure in twentieth-century concert music is secure, and scholarship has long taken for granted the enduring musical and aesthetic contributions of his compositions. Yet this was not always the case. Unknown to many concert-goers and music scholars is the fact that for years after his death, Debussy's musical aesthetic was perceived as outmoded, decadent, and even harmful for French music. In Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation, Marianne Wheeldon examines the vicissitudes of the composer's posthumous reception in the 1920s and 30s, and analyzes the confluence of factors that helped to overturn the initial backlash against his music. Rather than viewing Debussy's artistic greatness as the cause of his enduring legacy, she considers it instead as an effect, tracing the manifold processes that shaped how his music was received and how its aesthetic worth was consolidated. Speaking to readers both within and beyond the domain of French music and culture, Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation enters into dialogue with research in the sociology of reputation and commemoration, examining the collective nature of the processes of artistic consecration. By analyzing the cultural forces that came to bear on the formation of Debussy's legacy, Wheeldon contributes to a greater understanding of the inter-war period--the cultural politics, debates, and issues that confronted musicians in 1920s and 30s Paris--and offers a musicological perspective on the subject of reputation building, to date underrepresented in recent writings on reputation and commemoration in the humanities. Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation is an important new study, groundbreaking in its methodology and in its approach to musical influence and cultural consecration.


By Leslie Hill
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134873786
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 928
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Blanchot provides a compelling insight into one of the key figures in the development of postmodern thought. Although Blanchot's work is characterised by a fragmentary and complex style, Leslie Hill introduces clearly and accessibly the key themes in his work. He shows how Blanchot questions the very existence of philosophy and literature and how we may distinguish between them, stresses the importance of his political writings and the relationship between writing and history that characterised Blanchot's later work; and considers the relationship between Blanchot and key figures such as Emmanuel Levinas and Georges Bataille and how this impacted on his work. Placing Blanchot at the centre stage of writing in the twentieth century, Blanchot also sheds new light on Blanchot's political activities before and after the Second World War. This accessible introduction to Blanchot's thought also includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of his writings of the last twenty years.

The Great Dictionary French - English

By Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
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  • Publisher : Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 1000
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Reads : 207
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This dictionary contains around 130,000 French terms with their English translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from French to English. If you need translations from English to French, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary English - French is recommended.

A Plague of Angels

By Sheri S. Tepper
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  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Isbn : 030757377X
  • Pages : 588
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 103
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Atop a twisting, canyon-climbing road, a witch lurks in a fortress built strong to keep out dragons and ogres. In another part of the countryside, a young orphan is maturing into a beautiful woman in the enchanted village that is her home. Somewhere nearby, a young man is seeking adventure after running away from his family's small farm. Suddenly a strange and terrible prophecy sets off a chain of events that will bring these three together in the heroic, romantic, and thrilling tale of an age-old battle.

Le Corbusier. Le Couvent Sainte Marie de La Tourette / The Monastery of Sainte Marie de La Tourette

By Philippe Potié
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  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Isbn : 3035603146
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 908
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in1952 Le Corbusier was commissioned "to dwell in the silence of men of prayer and study and to construct a church for them". The result was his impressive Convent of La Tourette, marking a significant step in modern religious architecture. Beginning with the rectangular form common to the Cirstercian monastic tradition, he created a building whose stark form contrasts beautifully with the organic elements of the interior court and the grasslands surrounding it. The church itself is a model of simplicity, the cement has been left rough and the well located sources of light evoke a feeling of silence and reflection. The order s precept of prayer, study and reflection is aptly mirrored in the architecture. Like the other Le Corbusier Guides published by Birkhäuser, this volume provides a wealth of plans, details, photographs and information on this building which today is also a conference centre.

The Rough Guide to Brittany & Normandy (Travel Guide eBook)

By Rough Guides
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  • Publisher : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
  • Isbn : 1789196558
  • Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 597
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The Rough Guide to Brittany and Normandy Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. World-renowned 'tell it like it is' travel guide. Discover Brittany and Normandy with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to explore the Gardens at Giverny, hike the Côte de Granit de Rose or sample the region's delicious oysters, The Rough Guide to Brittany and Normandy will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way. Features of this travel guide to Brittany and Normandy: - Detailed regional coverage: provides practical information for every kind of trip, from off-the-beaten-track adventures to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas - Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most from your trip to Brittany and Normandy - Meticulous mapping: practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Nantes, St-Malo and many more locations without needing to get online - Fabulous full-colour photography: features inspirational colour photography, including including Mont St Michel and Honfleur - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and top experiences to be found in Rennes, Rouen, the Pays d'Auge and Finistère - Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more - Background information: comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter provides fascinating insights into Brittany and Normandy, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary - Covers: Seine-Maritime; The Lower Normandy Coast; Inland Normandy; The North Coast and Rennes; Finistère; Inland Brittany: The Nantes-Brest Canal; The South Coast You may also be interested in: The Rough Guide to Provence & the Côte d'Azur, The Rough Guide to Dordogne & the Lot, The Rough Guide to Languedoc & Roussillon About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

The Spiritual Geography of Modern Writing

By Constantin V. Ponomareff
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Isbn : 9789042001749
  • Pages : 132
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 561
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This collection of essays deals with the spiritual crisis in modern society and focusses in particular on European writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. The essays trace themes of spiritual unease, narrowing of inner human space, impoverishment of the self, growing human isolation, dehumanization, and the writers' attempts to overcome this malaise. The essays also try to show how inhuman political and social environments and feelings of cultural impasse can become mitigated and reclaimed by socially conscious acts of creative writing. Obsession, self-delusion, creative frustration and personal tragedy are seen to haunt this kind of modern writing which is at the same time infused with the writers' profound sense of moral responsibility to society and marked, on occasion, by that rare experience of Epiphany and transcendence.