Author: JOELLE Wintrebert
Publisher: Le Bélial
Avec un sommaire de dix-neuf nouvelles, La Créode propose une sélection courant sur plus de trente années de création littéraire. Un imposant volume qui ambitionne de présenter l’exceptionnel talent de Joëlle Wintrebert, l’un des tout meilleurs écrivains de science-fiction contemporains et l’une des rares femmes du domaine ; un recueil qui se veut avant tout une invite à la découverte d’une des œuvres les plus fascinantes de la SF moderne. Au programme, donc : un avant-propos signé Yves Frémion, dix-neuf récits, dont un inédit et un Prix Rosny Aîné, une postface de Joëlle Wintrebert, une étude par Roland C. Wagner, une interview, une bibliographie exhaustive. La Créode rassemble des récits jamais réunis, une sélection qui se veut le « best of » des meilleures nouvelles de science-fiction de Joëlle Wintrebert.
Author: Connie Willis
Winner of the Nebula Award Traveling back in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of World War II, was a routine excursion for three British historians eager to study firsthand the heroism and horrors of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London Blitz. But getting marooned in war-torn 1940 England has turned Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill from temporal tourists into besieged citizens struggling to survive Hitler’s devastating onslaught. And now there’s more to worry about than just getting back home: The impossibility of altering past events has always been a core belief of time-travel theory—but it may be tragically wrong. When discrepancies in the historical record begin cropping up, it suggests that one or all of the future visitors have somehow changed the past—and, ultimately, the outcome of the war. Meanwhile, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ supervisor, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the seemingly impossible task of rescuing his students—three missing needles in the haystack of history. The thrilling time-tripping adventure that began with Blackout now hurtles to its stunning resolution in All Clear.
Author: Kathleen McNerney
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
Double Minorities of Spain contains valuable biographical and bibliographic information on an important group of Hispanic writers heretofore excluded from or underrepresented in traditional Spanish literary histories and bibliographic resources. The volume identifies nearly 500 authors--421 Catalans, 31 Galicians, and 20 Basques--ranging from the medieval nuns who composed Les Malmonjades to women writing today. Alphabetically arranged listings provide brief biographies and general descriptions of the works, followed by bibliographic sections with up to four subsections: listings of books; isolated publications in books, periodicals, and newspapers; works translated into Castilian or English; and critical studies. Bibliographies include works by the authors written in other languages. An appendix lists the writers chronologically by date of birth. Double Minorities is an essential guide for teachers and scholars of Hispanic culture and for research libraries with collections in literature.
Author: Clinton Walker
Publisher: Verse Chorus Press
The bands that spearheaded the late 1970s punk scene in Australia--the Saints, Birthday Party, Radio Birdman, and the Go-Betweens--are among the most important of their time. Inner City Sound is the classic account of the explosive development of that scene. Original articles from fanzines and newspapers, together with almost 300 photographs, vividly portray the creative ferment of the period and the dozens of bands that sprang up in the wake of the pioneers. First published in late 1981, Inner City Sound soon fell out of print. It became a lost classic, so sought after that it has been bootlegged like the rare singles listed in its discography. This new edition contains 32 extra pages of articles, photos, and discographic data, which take the story through to 1985, when Nick Cave, the Go-Betweens, the Triffids, and others began to break through internationally.
Author: Viviane Serfaty
The phenomenon online personal diaries and blogs is described. Insights from literary criticism, from psychoanalytical theory and social sciences are given. The author describes the historical roots of self-representational writing in America and the features on the Internet.
Author: J. H. Elliott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Cardinal Richelieu is one of the best known and most studied statesmen in European history; his Spanish contemporary and rival, the Count-Duke of Olivares, one of the least known. The contrasting historical fortunes of the two men reflect the outcome of the great struggle in seventeenth-century Europe between France and Spain: the triumph of France assured the fame of Richelieu, while Spain's failure condemned Olivares to historical neglect. This fascinating book by the distinguished historian J. H. Elliott argues that contemporaries, for whom Olivares was at least as important as Richelieu, shared none of posterity's certainty about the inevitability of that outcome. His absorbing comparative portrait of the two men, as personalities and as statesmen, through their policies and their mutual struggle, offers unique insights into seventeenth-century Europe and the nature of power and statesmanship.
Author: Paul Vidal De La Blache
Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1918 edition. Extrait: .... En fait, la population de la ville etait passee de 20647, en I44, 45981, en 1860; et ce chiffre ne donnait qu'une idee imparfaite de la concentration d'habitants qui s'etait operee aux alentours du centre urbain. La ville de Mulhouse n'a plus retrouve, depuis, cette periode de croissance. Elle a grandi encore, mais autrement, par les creations qu'elle a semees autour d'elle. I. Statistique generale du deportement du Jlaut-Hhin (Mulhouse, 1831), p. 31. 2. En 1844, le Haut-Rhin emploie 25oo chevaux-vapeur; en 1858, 7047 (Rull. Soc. Industrielle Mulhouse, XXX, 1860). 3. Arch. JVaI., ibid. CHAPITRE XIII ORGANISATION ECONOMIQUE DE L4 FRANCE DE L'EST AVANT 1870 Les premiers developpements de l'industrie du fer en Lorraine.--Substitution de la houille au bois; recherches de nouveaux gisements.--Le departement de la Moselle parvient au premier rang pour l'industrie du fer.--Attraction des regions industrielles; decadence de celles que delaissent les nouvelles directions du commerce.--Le reseau des chemins de fer locaux.--Le rayon de Mulhouse s'etend des deux cotes des Vosges. A l'extremite opposee de la contree qui nous occupe, on pouvait aussi observer, bien avant que les chemins de fer y parvinssent, une tendance vers la concentration industrielle. L influence du bassin houiller de la Sarre agissait fortement sur la region des minerais de fer dans la partie la plus voisine, celle qui borde la rive gauche de la Moselle entre Metz etThionville. Longtemps les bois avaient suffi a alimenter les forges disseminees, dont quelques-unes...
Author: Nestor Ratesh
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
This volume offers a full account of the December 1989 revolution that toppled the Communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania. Based on the author's personal investigation and interviews, extensive screening of the Romanian and international press, and critical examination of sources and interpretations, it offers a full and objective analysis of a complex, often puzzling series of events. Nestor Ratesh explores the economic, social, and human disaster that led to the uprising, and then chronicles the seven days of the revolution from its inception in the western city of Timisoara to its climax in Bucharest on December 22, 1989, when Ceausescu fled the city. The bloody and confused aftermath is examined from different angles, with surprising details and telling portraits of the main players, some of whom the author knows personally. Ratesh skeptically scrutinizes the revelations, hints, and rumors of conspiracies that reportedly either caused the revolution--or hijacked it. Evidence available so far points toward a genuinely spontaneous popular uprising during which large segments of the army and secret police slowly realized that the fall of the regime was imminent. They first blinked, then searched for ways to save themselves--forcing Ceausescu to flee and bringing into power both new and old politicians who represented change to the masses but maintained relative stability in the power structure. The paradox that an essentially anti-Communist revolution would produce a regime controlled by former Communists has dominated most of the developments since then. The book concludes by examining the ensuing months of dislocation and commotion. Clearly the December revolution remains unfulfilled, "entangled in a myriad of contradictions, obstacles, intrigues, lies, rivalries, ineptitude, and plain wrongdoing."
Author: Mircea Cărtărescu, Alistair Ian Blyth, Suzana Dan
Cartarescu brings together twenty short stories that he wrote for ELLE magazine. The protagonist of every story is female, but they are not individual portraits of women - it is a group portrait of womanhood.