One of France's best-selling writers at the time of the novel's composition, Dumas here combines what he considered to be life's essentials - 'l'action et l'amour'. This historical romance is the clim ... 続きを読む
Highlights the fact that Sade is studied not just as a pornographer but for his important contributions to literature, philosophy and the arts
Reviews his novels and lesser-known works, and their ... 続きを読む
The Masterpiece is the tragic story of Claude Lantier, an ambitious and talented young artist from the provinces who has come to conquer Paris and is conquered by the flaws in his own genius. While hi ... 続きを読む
Why does he write those ghastly plays that the whole of Paris flocks to see? And why does he paint such lifelike portraits that everyone recognizes themselves?'
Moliere, The Impromptu at Versaille ... 続きを読む
The name of the Marquis de Sade is synonymous with the blackest corners of the human soul, a byword for all that is foulest in human conduct. In his bleak, claustrophobic universe, there is no God, no ... 続きを読む
The impact of the Oulipo (Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle), one of the most important groups of experimental writers of the late twentieth century, is still being felt in contemporary literature, c ... 続きを読む
Represents 200 years of the French literary tradition
Includes well-known stories by writers such as Balzac, Maupassant, Sartre, and Camus
Features work by Francophone writers from Quebec, Afri ... 続きを読む
In 1580, Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) published a book unique by its title and its content: Essays"R. A literary genre was born. At first sight, the Essays resemble a patchwork of personal reflecti ... 続きを読む
I am not an angel nor a genie nor a ghost...I am Erik!'
A mysterious Phantom haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House where he has fallen passionately in love with the beautiful singer Christine ... 続きを読む
Poised between the fading world of chivalric romance and a new psychological realism, Madame de Lafayette's novel of passion and self-deception marks a turning point in the history of the novel. When ... 続きを読む