French Prose
The Myth of Sisyphus
The Myth of Sisyphus
Paperback      ISBN: 0525564454
One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and authenticity.
The Notebooks Of Joseph Joubert: A Selection
The Notebooks Of Joseph Joubert
A Selection
Paperback      ISBN: 1590171489
The elusive French luminary Joseph Joubert is a great explorer of the mind's open spaces. Edited and translated by Paul Auster, this selection from Joubert's notebooks introduces a master of the enigmatic who seeks "to call everything by its true name" while asking us to "remember everything is double." "Joubert speaks in whispers," Auster writes. "One must draw very close to hear what he is saying."
The Book of Questions: The Book of Questions/the Book of Yukel/Return to the Book/3 Books in 1
The Book of Questions
The Book of Questions/the Book of Yukel/Return to the Book/3 Books in 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0819562475
A meditative narrative of Jewish Experience and man's relation to the world.
Chance Acquaintances and Julie De Carneilhan
Chance Acquaintances and Julie De Carneilhan
by Colette
Paperback      ISBN: 0140100326
Set in pre-war Paris, Julie de Carneilhan tells of the complex relationship between proud but impoverished Julie and her former husband, the Comte d'Espivant, who has remarried a wealthy widow. Julie de Carneilhan was the last full-length novel Colette was to write and was 'as close a reckoning with the elements of her second marriage as she ever allowed herself.' In Chance Acquaintances Colette visits a health resort, accompanied only by her cat. While there, she befriends the handsome Gerard Haume and his invalid wife Antoinette, and is unwittingly caught up in the mysterious and disturbing events which befall them. Varying widely in mood and treatment, these two short novels demonstrate the versatility and sensitivity of Colette's writing.
LA Fanfarlo
LA Fanfarlo
Paperback      ISBN: 088739003x
Madeleine
Madeleine
Paperback      ISBN: 0929587197
The story of a great writer's marriage, a deeply disturbing account of Gide's feelings toward his beloved and long-suffering wife.
Paris Street Tales
Paris Street Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 0198736797
Collects eighteen short stories that have to do with specific streets in Paris from such authors as Colette, Georges Simenon, Didier Daeninckx, and âEmile Zola.
Wind, Sand and Stars
Wind, Sand and Stars
Hardcover      ISBN: 0151970874
The experiences and philosophy of a French airline pilot whose flying career began in 1926 and ended when his plane disappeared in 1944
Wind, Sand and Stars
Wind, Sand and Stars
Paperback      ISBN: 0156027496
Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.
97,196 Words: Essays
97,196 Words
Essays
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374178208