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Lectures politiques des mythes littéraires au XXe siècle

Author: Sylvie Parizet,Université de Paris X: Nanterre

Publisher: Presses Universitaires de Paris 10

ISBN: 9782840160403

Category: Literature and society

Page: 380

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Nous sommes portes a admirer les figures littéraires que la tradition nous a léguées. Dans un même temps, un mouvement de répulsion nous saisit lorsqu'on songe à la façon dont les politiques de tous bords ont pu utiliser certains grands récits mythiques. Mais peut-on raisonnablement croire en une continuité entre le texte littéraire, qui serait d'essence noble, et la vie politique, qui ferait un vil usage de ce précieux héritage ? La distinction n'est pas si tranchée, et c'est précisément cette ambivalence des œuvres d'art - poèmes, romans, pièces de théâtre, opéras ou films - qui s'avère intéressante. Si les mythes, qui possèdent souvent une dimension religieuse ou sacrée à l'origine, mettent en lumière des enjeux philosophiques, éthiques et métaphysiques, ils sont aussi porteurs d'une réflexion d'ordre politique. Cet ouvrage explore les arcanes de ces lectures politiques des mythes littéraires, peu étudiées jusqu'à présent, en privilégiant une période particulièrement mouvementée : le XXe siècle. La Révolution russe, l'éclatement de l'Europe en 1918, la naissance de " l'Empire américain ", la montée des totalitarismes, la Shoah, Hiroshima, la décolonisation ou la guerre froide sont autant de douloureuses remises en question dont on trouve l'écho dans des œuvres qui font appel à de grandes figures mythiques " revisitées ".

Any Old Iron

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: 9780099826408

Category: Families

Page: 386

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The Myth of the Twentieth Century

Author: Alfred Rosenberg

Publisher: Ostara Publications

ISBN: 9781643701202

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5258

Regarded as the second most important book to come out of Nazi Germany, Alfred Rosenberg's Der Mythus des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts is a philosophical and political map which outlines the ideological background to the Nazi Party and maps out how that party viewed society, other races, social ordering, religion, art, aesthetics and the structure of the state. The "Mythus" to which Rosenberg (who was also editor of the Nazi Party newspaper) refers was the concept of blood, which, according to the preface, "unchains the racial world-revolution." Rosenberg's no-hold barred depiction of the history of Christianity earned it the accusation that it was anti-Christian, and that unjustified controversy overshadowed the most interesting sections of the book which deal with the world racial situation and the demand for racially homogenous states as the only method to preserve individual world cultures. Rosenberg was hanged at Nuremberg on charges of "waging wars of aggression" even though he had never served in the military, and it is likely that he was hanged purely because of this book.

The Need for Roots

Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind

Author: Simone Weil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134488637

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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First published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Scarlet Empire

Author: David Maclean Parry

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scarlet empire

Page: 400

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Author: Tony Harrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571197538

Category: Nature

Page: 86

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Harrison uses the Greek myth of Prometheus (who stole fire from the gods to give to man) as his starting point in this verse play, to address man's misuse and abuse of the environment.

Goodbye to All That

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 1101907983

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

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"The classic memoir of World War I, by poet Robert Graves (first published in 1929), with a new introduction by Miranda Seymour"--

The Return of Don Quixote

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 075511647X

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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When Michael Herne is asked to play a king in a medieval play he reluctantly agrees. After the play is over, other actors find it impossible to return to their real character. Set in the early 20th Century, this is the intriguing story of the rise of a new Don Quixote who introduces a medieval government into the world of big business.

All the Way

Author: Marie Darrieussecq

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921921536

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A powerful, hilarious and achingly honest story about a young French girl discovering her sexuality. Solange wants to have sex. Will it be with one of the boys at school? The exchange student? The fireman she meets at the disco when she sneaks out one night? Or with Arnaud, the coolest boy she knows? She'd like to see more of her father, even though he's so embarrassing. As for her mother, she's too depressed. Something to do with the photo of the dead boy on the mantelpiece. Monsieur Bihotz, her neighbour who lives alone now his mother has died, is supposed to be her babysitter but Solange has other ideas. There's really not much scope in her boring village, Cleves. But who cares, Solange will get to do it, go all the way, whatever it takes. Marie Darrieussecq's All the Way is a brilliant and hilarious picture of an adolescent girl. Marie Darrieussecq was born in 1969 in Bayonne, France. Her debut novel, Pig Tales was published in thirty-four countries. Four other novels have also been translated into English, My Phantom Husband, A Brief Stay with the Living, White and Tom Is Dead. Marie Darrieussecq lives in Paris with her husband and children. 'Another astonishing work by Darrieussecq. All the Way is a stunning achievement.' M. J. Hyland 'A dreamy and daring narrative.' Courier Mail and Daily Telegraph 'Explicit, funny and unsentimental, All the Way captures what it's like to be under-age and out of your mind with desire. Darrieussecq is a sublime writer with real insight.' Saturday Age and Sydney Morning Herald 'Darrieussecq is excellent at evoking the ever-shifting boundaries of the adolescent world. She also poignantly depicts the complexities of parent-child relationships and their often turbulent period during adolescence.' Weekend Australian '[A] sharp, funny and honest description of a girl coming to grips with her blooming sexuality.' Herald Sun 'All the Way offers insight into the confusing world of adolescence and sexual awakening and is unsettling in its honesty.' Launceston Examiner 'Darrieussecq is not afraid to break social taboos, nor does she flinch from the utter selfishness that accompanies adolescence...sad, funny and challenging.' Otago Daily Times 'There are few writers who may have changed my perception of the world, but Darrieussecq is one of them.' The Times 'The internationally celebrated author who illuminates those parts of life other writers cannot or do not want to reach.' Independent

The Oresteia

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: RicherResourcesPublications

ISBN: 0977626970

Category: Drama

Page: 156

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William von Humbolt wrote of Aeschylus' that"among all the products of the Greek stage, none can compare with it in tragic power; no other play shows the same intensityand pureness of belief in the divine and good; none can surpassthe lessons it teaches a

Le Grand Meaulnes

Author: Alain-Fournier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140182828

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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The hungry girls and other stories

Author: Patricia Eakins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 137

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An English Translation

Author: Claire de Durfort Duras (duchesse de)

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9780873527804

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

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During the French Revolution, an African girl raised in an aristocratic family in France becomes aware of the prejudices against her race and struggles to accept her life as a Black woman


Author: Pierre Benoît

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science fiction, French

Page: 301

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Le Tour De La France Par Deux Enfants

Author: Giordano Bruno

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974570881


Page: 336

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Le tour de la France par deux enfants

Fallen Oaks: conversation with DeGaulle

Author: André Malraux

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 113

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Far from Madina

Author: Assia Djebar

Publisher: Quartet Books (UK)


Category: Algerian fiction (English)

Page: 279

View: 8801

Evocation of the dreams and suffering of women in early Islam.

The Ladies' Paradise

A Realistic Novel

Author: Emile Zola

Publisher: London : Vizetelly



Page: 383

View: 7581

The Four Books

A Novel

Author: Yan Lianke

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802191878

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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From master storyteller Yan Lianke, winner of the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize and a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, The Four Books is a powerful, daring novel of the dog-eat-dog psychology inside a labor camp for intellectuals during Mao’s Great Leap Forward. A renowned author in China, and among its most censored, Yan’s mythical, sometimes surreal tale cuts to the bone in its portrayal of the struggle between authoritarian power and man’s will to prevail against the darkest odds through camaraderie, love, and faith. In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling reeducation compound, freethinking artists and academics are detained to strengthen their loyalty to Communist ideologies. Here, the Musician and her lover, the Scholar along with the Author and the Theologian are forced to carry out grueling physical work and are encouraged to inform on each other for dissident behavior. The prize: winning the chance at freedom. They're overseen by preadolescent supervisor, the Child, who delights in reward systems and excessive punishments. When agricultural and industrial production quotas are raised to an unattainable level, the ninety-ninth district dissolves into lawlessness. And then, as inclement weather and famine set in, they are abandoned by the regime and left alone to survive.

Empire Of The Ants

Author: Bernard Werber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448167310

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Ants came to this planet long before man. Since then they have developed one of the most intricate civilizations imaginable – a civilization of great richness and technological brilliance. During the few seconds it takes you to read this sentence, some 700 milli0on ants will be born on earth... Edmond Wells had studied ants for years: he knew of the power which existed in their hidden world. On his death, he leaves his apartment to his nephew Jonathan with one proviso: that he must not descend beyond the cellar door. But when the family’s dog escapes down the cellar steps, Jonathan has little alternative but to follow. Innocently he enters the world of the ant, whose struggle for existence forces him to reassess man’s place in the cycle of nature. It is an experience that will alter his life for ever... Empire of the Ants is an extraordinary achievement. It takes you inside the ants’ universe and reveals it to be a highly organised world, as complex and relentless as human society and even more brutal.

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