A Very Long Engagement

Autor: Sébastien Japrisot
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780099593997
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During the First World War five French soldiers, accused of a cowardly attempt to evade duty, are bundled into no-man's land and certain death. Five bodies are later recovered, the families are notified that the men died in the line of duty and the whole, distasteful incident appears closed. After the war the fianc-e of one of the men receives a letter which hints at what might have happened. Mathilde Donnay determines to discover the fate of her beloved amid the carnage of battle. A Very Long Engagement turns into an unusual and engrossing thriller as she discovers an increasing number of people trying to put her off the scent. Japrisot's achievement is to have written a novel that is both a suspenseful thriller and one which transforms a single small incident into the epitome of all wartime atrocities. The d-nouement, when it finally happens, is moving and horribly convincing.

French Cinema In The 1980s

Autor: Phil Powrie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198711193
File Size: 72,92 MB
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French Cinema in the 1980s is a set of critical essays on films which help to focus on a particular theme whose roots are in the 1970s, and which extends beyond the 1980s into the 1990s: the crisis of masculinity in contemporary French culture, and its interrelationship with nostalgia. After an introduction which gives a brief overview both of the crisis in the French film industry during the 1980s, and of the socio-political crisis of masculinity inthe wake of 1970s feminism, there are three sections: the retro-nostalgic film, which emerged during the 1980s, and two more popular genres, the polar, or police thriller, and the comic film. Each section begins with a brief preface which highlights the major issues for the genre during the 1980s. The films discussed have all been distributed outside France, and are in many cases commercially available. The nostalgia section covers IUn amour de Swann, Un dimanche a la campagne, Jean deFlorette/Manon des Sources, and Coup de foudre. The section on the police thriller begins with Truffaut's last film, Vivement dimanche!, and includes a chapter on three thrillers by a variety of directors (La Balance, Police, Detective). Its main focus, however, is on thrillers by the directors of the cinema du look (Diva, Subway, Mauvais sang). The last section on the comic film looks at three films which were successful both in France and abroad: Trois hommes et un couffin (remade in Hollywood as Three Men and a Baby), La Vie est un long fleuve tranquille and, finally, Depardieu's gamble at cross-dressing, Tenue de soiree.

Game Over

Autor: Christophe Chalamet
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110519828
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Modern science informs us about the end of the universe: "game over" is the message which lies ahead of our world. Christian theology, on the other hand, sees in the end not the cessation of all life, but rather an invitation to play again, in God's presence. Is there a way to articulate together such vastly different claims? Eschatology is a theological topic which merits being considered from several different angles. This book seeks to do this by gathering contributions from esteemed and fresh voices from the fields of biblical exegesis, history, systematic theology, philosophy, and ethics. How can we make sense, today, of Jesus' (and the New Testament's) eschatological message? How did he, his early disciples, and the Christian tradition, envision the "end" of the world? Is there a way for us to articulate together what modern science tells us about the end of the universe with the biblical and Christian claims about God who judges and who will wipe every tear? Eschatology has been at the heart of Christian theology for 100 years in the West. What should we do with this legacy? Are there ways to move our reflection forward, in our century? Scholars and other interested readers will find here a wealth of insights.

Un Grain De Beaut

Autor: Damien ANRÈS
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291373640
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Nills, pere de famille, coule des jours heureux chez lui. Cet homme est un ex-detective, il faisait des portraits robots pour la police. Mais, depuis qu'il a pris sa retraite, il n'arrive plus a comprendre sa femme et, surtout sa fille. Une nuit, ou les apparences sont trompeuses, il decide de partir retrouver quelqu'un. Il croise sur sa route des gens etranges, malsains, perdus... Mais, il n'a qu'une seule idee en tete: retrouver cette personne et finir son voyage. (Ceci est l'histoire d'un grain de beaute passant d'un corps a un autre, en faisant des sauts dans le temps, tout en restant sur le meme corps)

D Cisions Et Rapports 89 B Commission Europ Enne Des Droits De L Homme

Autor: EC Staff
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287135643
File Size: 35,42 MB
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A series of reports detailing many decisions and reports of the European Commission of Human rights. Each particular report covers specific decisions made by the Commission on pertinent regional issues that concern human right cases. Many articles and Paragraphs of the Convention are quoted.

Voila An Introduction To French Enhanced

Autor: L. Kathy Heilenman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285500172
File Size: 32,86 MB
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Renowned for its balance and integration of language learning and culture, the popular and proven VOILÀ! AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH, ENHANCED, Sixth Edition, emphasizes skill acquisition through progressive vocabulary and grammar activities, integrated culture, authentic spoken French, and literature. The exciting new enhanced sixth edition is packed with digital resources, including an updated eBook, trackable diagnostic study tool, web-based grammar tutorials, video-based pronunciation tutorials, culture videos, and more. In addition, a variety of innovative learning tools ensures learners get the practice they need to maximize success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.