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Journal de mon jardin

Vita SACKVILLE-WEST

Journal de mon jardin

Interdite de littérature par son amante Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) prend en un éclair conscience des trésors qu'elle possède : un mari et un jardin. Son mari, le diplomate Harold Nicolson, conçoit l'architecture et dessine les plans de ce qui deviendra le somptueux jardin de Sissinghurst dans le Kent,...

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Que les noix brunissent

Llewelyn POWYS

Que les noix brunissent

Quinze brefs épisodes où alternent descriptions de la faune, de la flore et des paysages du Somerset, dans une langue à la fois poétique et érudite.

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Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady

Cornelius CROWLEY

Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady

The first paragraph of James's The Portrait of a Lady instructs us that what follows is a « simple history ». The aim of the present study is to persuade the reader to accept the narrator's proposition. For James, the art of fiction is the...

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William Shakespeare - Venus and Adonis

François LAROQUE, Yves PEYRÉ

William Shakespeare - Venus and Adonis

Of the many mythological verse narratives that were inspired by Ovid in the English Renaissance, Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis (1593) is one of the most important. Through close readings of the text, these essays explore the complexities of the...

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La Lyre du larynx

Adolphe HABERER

La Lyre du larynx

Poétique et poésie moderne

La métaphore de la lyre du larynx, trouvée dans un poème de David Gascoyne, renvoie à cet entre-deux de la voix où s'articulent la langue et le corps. La référence qu'elle fait au corps est brutale...

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Katherine Mansfield - Selected Stories

Jean-Paul PICHARDIE

Katherine Mansfield - Selected Stories

Despite the recent increase in interest and important studies devoted to Katherine Mansfield, her short stories have not yet been given the recognition they deserve. In a limited way the present study aims at contributing to fill in a gap in the...

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N. Scott Momaday - House Made of Dawn

Bernadette RIGAL-CELLARD

N. Scott Momaday - House Made of Dawn

House Made of Dawn focuses on the life of Abel, a young Pueblo mixed-blood who has problems readapting to his culture after he returns from the war, kills a man, is sentenced to prison and is relocated in Los Angeles. Beyond the grimness of what could...

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John Stuart Mill - On Liberty

Maurice CHRÉTIEN

John Stuart Mill - On Liberty

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), one of the most versatile thinkers of the nineteenth century, wrote on the newly emerging sciences of economics, politics and sociology. His Principles of Political Economy (1848) ran to many editions and is still read...

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Ann Radcliffe - The Mysteries of Udolpho

René LÉVY

Ann Radcliffe - The Mysteries of Udolpho

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Mark Twain - Huckleberry Finn

Joseph URBAS

Mark Twain - Huckleberry Finn

A central work in the national canon, an inspiration for some of the greatest American writers of our century, and the first literary masterpiece in multi-voiced, regional vernacular, Huckleberry Finn is, as Walter Blair observed, « unique in...

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William Shakespeare - Hamlet

Pierre ISELIN

William Shakespeare - Hamlet

Hamlet is an echo-chamber which reverberates with questions. Whether they concern the uncertainties expressed by different characters within the play, or theories about the play expressed by critics, or the integrity of the play (of which we have only...

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R. Chandler - The Big Sleep

Patrick BADONNEL, Claude MAISONNAT

R. Chandler - The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep was published in 1939 and was immediately labelled as « hard-boiled ». The New Yorker described it as a « terrifying story of degeneracy in Southern California by an author who almost makes Dashiell Hammett seem as...

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M. Arnold - Culture and Anarchy

Françoise BARRET-DUCROCQ

M. Arnold - Culture and Anarchy

Lorsqu'on est le fils du Dr Thomas Arnold, proviseur de Rugby, réformateur de l'enseignement secondaire britannique, professeur à Oxford, il peut être difficile d'acquérir une notoriété personnelle. C'est sans...

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Virginia Woolf - The Waves

Catherine BERNARD, Christine REYNIER

Virginia Woolf - The Waves

The Waves reste le roman le plus énigmatique de Virginia Woolf. Porté par une vision symbolique d'une rare densité, tendu entre fragmentation et cohérence, suspendu (selon les vœux mêmes de l'auteur) à la...

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Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone

Jean-Pierre NAUGRETTE

Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone

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