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Author: Diane Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101564903
Pages: 352
Year: 2004-08-31
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"Johnson is more droll than Henry James, to whom she's been compared, and she's as witty as a modern-day Voltaire. Vraiment, L'Affaire, c'est irresistible!”—Publishers Weekly Amy Hawkins, a Palo Alto girl who made herself a dot-com fortune, goes to France to get a sheen of sophistication and, perhaps, to have an affair that will ruffle her all-too-steady heart. She starts her quest in a glamorous resort in the French Alps, amid an assortment of aristocrats and ski enthusiasts. But when two of the hotel’s guests are swept away by an avalanche, Adrian’s children—young, old, legitimate, illegitimate—assemble to protect their interests, feuding under the competing laws of the British, American, and French systems. Amy, already suspect because she is American, steps in to assist, and unintentionally sets in motion a series of events that spotlight ancient national differences, customs, and laws. Filled with love, sex, death, and travel, L’Affaire is National Book Award finalist Diane Johnson at her very best.
L'affaire Papin
Author: Geneviève M. Fortin
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Pages: 42
Year: 2001-01-01
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When Madame Lancelin and her daughter were killed by their maids, Christine and Lea Papin in the winter of 1933, France was simultaneously shocked and fascinated by the crime. The crime was especially interesting to the literary community, so much so that it was incorporated into various works of fiction. This text examines how the case has been treated throughout history, and also investigates why Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Lacan, Jean Genet and Paul Houdyer were attracted to it.
OVNI : Retour sur l'affaire de Cergy-Pontoise
Author: Collectif
ISBN: 132683004X
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Le Mariage
Author: Diane Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110115389X
Pages: 336
Year: 2001-04-01
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"Like Jane Austen, Johnson delights in the worldly rituals surrounding courtship and marriage... she is a philosopher as much as a novelist."—The New Yorker From the author of the acclaimed bestseller and National Book Award finalist Le Divorce, a sparkling comedy of manners once again set in the world of Americans in Paris Anne-Sophie is a young Frenchwoman engaged to Tim Nolinger, an American journalist hot on the trail of a breaking story: The theft of a valuable illuminated manuscript from a private collection in New York, which may now be in the possession of a reclusive film director living on the outskirts of Paris. As Tim, Anne-Sophie, a pair of American antique dealers, and one amorous member of the local gentry converge on the director's chateau, the director's wife—a former actress—is accused of desecrating a national monument. Add to that a disappearing American; a hunting contretemps; a wrongful arrest; and murder, and you have this sexy, stylish, delight of a novel that celebrates the paradoxes of marriage and morality as they are perceived on both sides of the Atlantic. Filled with the author's pithy insights and hilarious asides, Le Mariage is Diane Johnson at her very best.
Sustainable French Timber Houses
Author: Joël Cariou, Joseph Boschetti
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 186470179X
Pages: 156
Year: 2006
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Giving this versatile material new respect, the timeless and enduring qualities of wood are brought into focus through this full-colour, illustrated volume. Sutainable French Timber Houses provides a deep insight into the amazing properties of this much misunderstood material. Of all building materials, wood is not only the most renewable, but also contributes to preserving the environment; the shorter construction time for timber houses, the freedom associated with designing with wood and its inherent organic qualities also make it an ideal choice for architects. From whimsical long cabin-like structures to sleek 21st-century dwellings with contemporary linear styles, this book explores the cosy ambience of building with wood in extensive and engrossing detail.
L'affaire Jones
Author: Hillel Bernstein
Pages: 257
Year: 1933
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[This book is] an effective caricature of French politics, French traits. Henry Jones, solemn U. S. citizen temporarily resident in Paris while writing a cookbook designed to glorify French cuisine, is accused by a Frenchwoman of having walked off from a restaurant with her husband's coat. In the course of their parley a crowd collects. The spirit of Verdun and the iniquity of the War debts are mentioned, and by the time they have reached the Vive la France! stage the mob has grown to such threatening proportions that gendarmes arrive and escort Jones to prison. There it is assumed that he is a spy. Soon the affaire Jones becomes the question of the day. Governments rise and fall on the issue. It looks bad for Jones. In melodramatic fashion he is spirited away from the jail, held incommunicado in a mysterious chateau. He escapes, makes his way back to Paris where he gets involved in a U. S. fraternal order's parade, is discovered and arrested again. By the time his case has been finally ironed out, he is almost proud of the disturbance he has innocently created. A cynical friend suggests that the whole affair has been adroitly fomented by the French Government as a blind for some sharp bargaining in foreign oil concessions. --Time, Jan. 8, 1934.
L'Affaire Petraeus
Author: Wayne Madsen
ISBN: 1300483830
Pages: 128
Year: 2013-05-23
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This is the first overview of the scandal that took down CIA director and the much-idolized General David Petraeus. As with all major scandals, there are back stories to the Petraeus Affair and they are revealed here.
L'Affaire Famille
Author: Tim Parise
Publisher: The Maui Company
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A supertanker goes missing in the Mozambique Channel. A month later, it is rediscovered far out at sea by the Bourbon-Busset family, descendants of thirty kings and at least one pope, who just happen to be yachting in the neighborhood. Over the objections of their own crew and the American government, the Bourbon-Bussets carry the tanker into Mauritius, claim a quarter of its value in admiralty court - and win the case. After the president of Togo disappears from his mistress’s bed in the middle of the night and is mysteriously restored to her before morning, he subsequently makes major alterations to Togo’s annual budget and foreign policy. Fortunately, he doesn’t have to push them through alone. The other key men in his government also appear to have something to hide and thus something to gain by following his lead. Although they may be more forthcoming about exactly what they are hiding with the Chinese ambassador. In central Africa, British reporter Tony Henderson has stumbled onto something unusual: revolutionaries who not only don’t want publicity for their cause, they actually go to great lengths to avoid it. He is gently but firmly shooed away from potential hot spots and told to go report on local agricultural complaints instead, much to his chagrin. The Ugandan government may be on the verge of collapse, with a massive popular movement to restore the traditional kingdoms underway, and no one will tell him about it. On the other side of the world, Dr. Robert Saul, a clever biochemist with a beautiful but vapid wife and a taste for ignoring patients and perjuring himself in his spare time, is being courted by a major pharmaceutical firm. His unpleasant personality is canceled out by one very important consideration: he has developed a revolutionary antiviral called VIPER, which not only cures the common cold, but also HIV and everything in between. The clinical trials look promising. In another twenty years, AIDS will have been consigned to the history books. However, the Bourbon-Bussets have other ideas. In their opinion, twenty years is too long to wait, and any price too high to pay for public access to the vaccine. Armed with a ready supply of cash and a creative approach to private property, and with their machinations stretching from Swaziland to Rome to Ciudad Juarez, they go after Dr. Saul themselves. They want him to release the patent for the antiviral into the public domain. And if he proves uncooperative, well, then, they will have to find a way to persuade him.
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Author: Joel Dicker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698171128
Pages: 656
Year: 2014-05-27
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Instant New York Times Bestseller “Unimpeachably terrific.” —The New York Times Book Review One of CBS This Morning’s 6 “Must-Have Titles for Your Summer Reading List” The publishing phenomenon topping bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than two million copies in Europe and rights sold in more than forty countries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller, and an ingenious book within a book, by a dazzling young writer. August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan—whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor’s books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset’s citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his own writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a book to save someone’s life? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Agence Amur. L’affaire importe
Author: Leon Malin
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040903693
Year: 2018-03-30
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Le personnage principal a décidé de se lancer en affaires et de lancer sa propre agence, comme détective. Mais pour n’être engagé que dans les amours, comme ici la spécialisation. Dans le premier cas, il est nécessaire de vérifier l’objet, une jolie fille, pour la stabilité morale. Pour ce faire, notre responsable de l’agence prend une chambre d’hôtel et une table dans le restaurant en bas. Après le souper... Et ce qui s’est passé après le souper, lu dans le livre.
L'Affaire Danton
Author: Stanislawa Przybyszewska
Publisher: L'AGE D'HOMME
Pages: 198
Year: 1982
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L'affaire Du Foulard
Author: Damian Jerome Peoples
Pages: 148
Year: 2005
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Unfashionable Objections to Islamophobic Cartoons
Author: Dustin J. Byrd
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443858471
Pages: 170
Year: 2017-06-23
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On January 7, 2015, two armed men dressed in masks made their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, intent on killing those who had drawn derisive cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. The satirical magazine based in Paris was well-known for its mockery of politicians, right-wing extremists, racists, and religious figures, including the Pope, Jews, Christians and Muslims. Once inside, the two gunmen shot and killed twelve employees, including the magazine’s editor and cartoonist, Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier. Although Charb often claimed to defend minorities, especially Muslims, against the rising tide of racism in France, all in the name of the French Enlightenment, he nevertheless fell victim to the dialectic of the Enlightenment, in which the Enlightenment itself is functionalized as a tool of repression. This book critiques the political philosophy of Stéphane Charbonnier, showing how the new “Enlightenment Fundamentalism” of the political left contributes to the Islamophobic politics of Europe’s neo-fascist right. Drawing on the perspectives of the Frankfurt School for Social Research, it highlights that a true commitment to the Enlightenment ideals requires that the secular left and religious communities enter into a discourse by which they can find common ground. Without such an engagement, the secular left will increasingly isolate itself from the prophetic, emancipatory and liberational elements within Abrahamic religion, especially Islam. In doing this, those committed to the Enlightenment abandon a key ally in the struggle against the barbarity of neo-liberalism, nationalism, and neo-fascism, which now threatens to overcome Europe and America. Thus, the secular Cain must not slay the religious Abel, but rather find a way to live as brothers and allies in an increasingly dark world.
The Widow Lerouge
Author: Émile Gaboriau
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473364957
Pages: 490
Year: 2016-08-17
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This early work by Émile Gaboriau was originally published in 1866 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Widow Lerouge' is one of Gaboriau's novels of crime and mystery. Émile Gaboriau was born in the small town of Saujon, Charente-Maritime, France. During his twenties, he became a secretary to Paul Féval – a an author now regarded as one of the fathers of modern crime fiction, whose Jean Diable (1862) is seen as the world's first modern detective novel.
L' Affaire Dreyfus
Author: Benoīt Nourisson
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 1113786639
Pages: 338
Year: 2009-10
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