Le Parfum D Adam

Autor: Jean-Christophe Rufin
Publisher: Flammarion
ISBN: 2081234173
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Juliette est une jeune militante écologiste, fragile et idéaliste. Elle participe à une opération commando pour libérer des animaux de laboratoire. Cette action apparemment innocente va l'entraîner au cœur d'un complot sans précédent qui, au nom de la planète, prend ni plus ni moins pour cible l'espèce humaine. L'agence de renseignements privée « Providence », aux États-Unis, est chargée de l'affaire. Elle recrute deux anciens agents, Paul et Kerry, qui ont quitté les services secrets pour reprendre des études, l'un de médecine, et l'autre de psychologie. Leur enquête va les plonger dans l'univers terrifiant de l'écologie radicale et de ceux qui la manipulent. Car la défense de l'environnement n'a pas partout le visage sympathique qu'on lui connaît chez nous. La recherche d'un Paradis perdu, la nostalgie d'un temps où l'homme était en harmonie avec la nature peuvent conduire au fanatisme le plus meurtrier. Du Cap-Vert à la Pologne, du Colorado jusqu'aux métropoles brésiliennes, Le parfum d'Adam est un thriller planétaire haletant. Mais ce roman d'aventures est aussi un voyage littéraire, où l'on retrouve les portraits, les paysages et l'humour qui ont fait le succès de L'Abyssin ou de Rouge Brésil.

The Abyssinian

Autor: Jean-Christophe Rufin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393321098
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Set in the time of King Louis XIV of France, this baroque, romantic novel follows talented apothecary and physician Jean-Baptist Poncet on a diplomatic mission to Abyssinia, where he falls in love with the French consul's daughter, struggles with the intrigue of his Jesuit traveling companions, and saves the Ethiopian kingdom from European domination. Reprint. 12,000 first printing.

French Ecocritique

Autor: Stephanie Posthumus
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487513216
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French Écocritique is the first book-length study of the culturally specific ways in which contemporary French literature and theory raise questions about nature and environment. Stephanie Posthumus’s ground-breaking work brings together thinkers such as Guattari, Latour, and Serres with recent ecocritical theories to complicate what might otherwise become a reductive notion of "French ecocriticism." Working across contemporary philosophy and literature, the book defines the concept of the ecological as an attentiveness to specific nature-culture contexts and to a text’s many interdiscursive connections. Posthumus identifies four key concepts, ecological subjectivity, ecological dwelling, ecological politics, and ecological ends, for changing how we think about human-nature relations. French Écocritique highlights the importance of moving beyond canonical ecocritical texts and examining a diversity of cultural and literary traditions for new ways of imagining the environment.

Ecocritical Approaches To Literature In French

Autor: Douglas L. Boudreau
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498517323
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Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French applies the methods of ecocritical inquiry to French literature. To date, there is very little ecocritical scholarship on French-language literature and, indeed, very little on any non-Anglophone literature. This collection was created with two audiences in mind: it introduces an ecocritical perspective for readers of French literature, and it familiarizes ecocritics with literature in French. This collection will be a useful resource to scholars of French and Francophone literature, and of ecocriticism.

The Dream Maker

Autor: Jean-Christophe Rufin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609451562
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After a brilliant career as a trader, Jacques Coeur was summoned to the court of Charles VII and appointed Master of the Mint in 1436. He rose to become the King of France's visionary First Banker who, with his tours of the Far East, his opposition to the crusades, and his efforts to develop trade, brought France out of the darkness toward the Renaissance and modernity. At the height of his success, his ill-considered infatuation with Agnès Sorel, King Charles VII's favorite mistress, precipitated Coeur's fall from grace. In Rufin's delectable prose this true story becomes a gripping tale of adventure, a novel of ideas, and a moving love story.

The Red Collar

Autor: Jean-Christophe Rufin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609452836
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In 1919, in a small town in the province of Berry, France, under the crushing heat of summer heat wave, a war hero is being held prisoner in an abandoned barracks. In front of the door to his prison, a mangy dog barks night and day. Miles from where he is being held, in the French countryside, a young extraordinarily intelligent woman works the land the land, waiting and hoping. A judge whose principles have been sorely shaken by the war is travelling to an unknown location to sort out certain affairs of which it is better not to speak. Three characters. In their midst, a dog who holds the key both to their destinies and to this intriguing plot. Full of poetry and life, The Red Collar is at once a delightly simple narrative about the human spirit and a profound work about loyalty and love.

The Santiago Pilgrimage

Autor: Jean-Christophe Rufin
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 9781848667808
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"Whenever I was asked: 'Why did you go to Santiago?', I had a hard time answering. How could I explain to those who had not done it that the way has the effect - if not the virtue - to make you forget all reasons that led you to become involved in it in the first place." Each year, tens of thousands of backpackers (Christian pilgrims and many others) set out from either their front doorstep or from popular starting points across Europe, to Santiago de Compostela. Most travel by foot, others ride a bicycle, and a few of them travel as did some of their medieval counterparts, on horseback or with a donkey. In addition to those who undertake a religious pilgrimage, the majority are hikers who walk the way for non-religious reasons: travel, sport, or simply the challenge of spending weeks walking in a foreign land. Also, many consider the experience as a spiritual adventure, with a view to removing themselves from the bustle of modern life. Jean-Christophe Rufin followed this "Northern Way" to Santiago de Compostela by foot, on over eight hundred kilometers. Much less crowded than the usual pilgrimage route, this one runs along the Basque and Cantabrian coasts in Spain and through the wild mountains of Asturias and Galicia. Translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie and Martina Dervis

The Environment In French And Francophone Literature And Film

Autor: Jeff Persels
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401208840
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Volume 39 of FLS French Literature Series features ten articles on the topic of the environment in French and Francophone Literature and Film. Contributors engage with the work of such authors, filmakers and cartoonists as Michel Serres, Luc Ferry, Patrice Nganang, Marie Darrieussecq, Yann-Arthus Bertrand and Plantu, and such topics as human zoos, eco-colonialism, queer theory, and the environmental catastrophes of WWI and, globally, of human civilization as recorded in the recent eco-documentary, HOME . Wide-ranging, provocative and topical these articles both broaden and deepen the efficacy.

The Swallows Of Kabul

Autor: Yasmina Khadra
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307429423
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"Surprisingly tender." -- The New York Times Book Review. Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed to leave her home without an escort or covering her face. Intersecting their world is Atiq, a prison keeper, a man who has sincerely adopted the Taliban ideology and struggles to keep his faith, and his wife, Musarrat, who once rescued Atiq and is now dying of sickness and despair. Desperate, exhausted Mohsen wanders through Kabul when he is surrounded by a crowd about to stone an adulterous woman. Numbed by the hysterical atmosphere and drawn into their rage, he too throws stones at the face of the condemned woman buried up to her waist. With this gesture the lives of all four protagonists move toward their destinies. The Swallows of Kabul is a dazzling novel written with compassion and exquisite detail by one of the most lucid writers about the mentality of Islamic fundamentalists and the complexities of the Muslim world. Yasmina Khadra brings readers into the hot, dusty streets of Kabul and offers them an unflinching but compassionate insight into a society that violence and hypocrisy have brought to the edge of despair.

Checkpoint

Autor: Jean-Christophe Rufin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609453735
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A work of suspense and psychological tension set in the world of international humanitarian aid, Checkpoint is the latest bestselling novel by the founder of Doctors Without Borders, Jean-Christophe Rufin. The four men accompanying Maud on the aid convoy are very different from the clichéd image of the humanitarian volunteer. One by one, they reveal the secret wounds that have brought them to this conflict zone and, mile by mile, the true nature of their cargo. Prize-winning author, Jean-Christophe Rufin offers up a powerful psychological literary thriller that asks vital questions about the role of humanitarian action in today's world, bringing to light the most fundamental dilemmas of our age. As a new kind of violence insinuates its way into the heart of Europe, this novel asks whether it is more effective to take up arms against the enemy or attempt to counter violence with benevolent acts and enlightenment ideals.