New ebook available @Project Gutenberg: Calligrammes; poèmes de la paix et da la guerre, 1913-1916 by Guillaume Apollinaire


Calligrammes; poèmes de la paix et da la guerre, 1913-1916Calligrammes; poèmes de la paix et da la guerre, 1913-1916 by Guillaume Apollinaire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Title: Calligrammes
Poèmes de la paix et de la guerre (1913-1916)

Author: Guillaume Apollinaire

Release Date: September 17, 2017 [EBook #55569]

Language: French

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ONDES — ÉTENDARDS — CASE DORMONS
LUEURS DES TIRS — OBUS COULEUR DE LUNE
LA TÊTE ÉTOILÉE

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Book review: Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald


Save Me the WaltzSave Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first and only book written by Zelda Zaire, aka Zelda Fitzgerald.

The plot is quite autobiographical even if it’s a piece of fiction. The main character, Alabama is a portrait of a wife of a famous artist who struggles to live her own life in the shadow of the success a famous husband. Sometimes, she is quite obsessive in becoming a dancer even if she was not young any longer.

One feels that Zelda wrote this book as an auto-therapeutic way out in order to surpass her mental issues (she was diagnosed with schizophrenia). She lived in a mental hospital and died in an accidental fire in 1947, seven years after Scott’s death.

Perhaps it’s a good time to re-read “Tender is the night”, published in 1934, where Zelda appears as Nicole.

There are other similar books on this subject, such as The Journey Down by Aline Bernstein (over her relationship with Thomas Wolfe); and A Transatlantic Love Affair: Letters to Nelson Algren by Simone de Beauvoir . To be checked.

New ebook available @Project Gutenberg: Faust, Tragedie by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Albert Stapfer (Translator), Eugène Delacroix (Illustrator)


Faust, TragedieFaust, Tragedie by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Title: Faust

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Illustrator: Eugène Delacroix

Translator: Albert Stapfer

Release Date: February 19, 2017 [EBook #54202]

Language: French

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Preface:

Il est certains poèmes qui ont eu de tout temps le privilége, pour ainsi dire exclu- sif, d’éveiller l’imagination des peintres; tels sont, entre autres et par excellence, l’Iliade et l’Odyssée d’Homère, le Paradis perdu de Milton, le Roland furieux du divin Arioste on ferait un volume avec la simple énumération des tableaux ou des- sins remarquables qu’ils ont inspirés depuis leur apparition jusqu’à nos jours. Parmi les compositions poétiques tout-à-fait modernes, qui, sous ce rapport, méritent de lutter avec celles que nous venons de nommer, le Faust de M. de Goethe doit être mis au premier rang.

Notes:

Ce qui a été publié de Faust, n’est effectivement qu’une première partie du vaste drame, dont la vie de ce personnage, à partir de l’instant où il engage son âme, devait faire le sujet; car, à la fin de la dernière scène, loin de l’emporter aux enfers en l’emmenant avec lui, le Diable l’arrache ainsi, au contraire, à la mort inévitable qu’il eût trouvée, s’il fût demeuré plus long-temps dans le cachot de Marguerite. Néanmoins comme, d’une part, en se décidant à continuer de vivre dans la compagnie de Méphistophélès, le docteur Faust consomme sa perdition; et que, de l’autre, après avoir inutilement attendu pendant quarante années la seconde partie de l’ouvrage, le public commençait à en désespérer absolument, nous allions effacer ce titre; quand, tout d’un coup, la publication de cette seconde partie nous fût annoncée par l’auteur lui-même: l’effacer malgré cela, c’eût été reculer devant l’espèce d’engagement qu’un tel titre nous faisait prendre, et que nous aimions à contracter, de donner, un jour, un pendant au présent volume; nous l’avons donc laissé subsister. Voici un extrait de la lettre que M. de Goethe nous fit l’honneur de nous adresser à ce sujet, le 4 avril 1827. Ayant, à cette époque, ouï dire qu’il se proposait de publier incessamment une scène, jusque-là inédite, de Faust, nous l’avions prié d’avoir la bonté de nous la communiquer, afin que nous pussions en joindre la traduction à celle du reste de l’ouvrage: «Dans ce moment,» nous répondit-il, «il ne sera rien ajouté à la première partie de Faust, que vous avez eu’ l’obligeance de traduire; «elle restera absolument telle qu’elle est. Le nouveau drame que j’ai annoncé, sous le titre d’Hélène, est un intermède appartenant à la seconde partie; et cette seconde partie est complètement différente de la première, soit pour le plan, soit pour l’exécution, soit enfin pour le lieu de la scène, qui est placé dans des régions plus élevées. Elle n’est point encore terminée; et c’est comme échantillon seulement, que je publie l’intermède d’Hélène, lequel doit y entrer plus tard. La presque totalité de cet intermède est écrite en vers ïambiques, et autres vers employés par les anciens, dont il n’y a pas trace dans la première partie de Faust. Vous vous convaincrez vous-même, quand vous le lirez, qu’il ne peut en aucune façon se rattacher à la première partie, et que M. Motte nuirait au succès de sa publication, s’il voulait essayer de l’y joindre. Mais si, après l’avoir lu, vous le trouvez assez de votre goût, pour avoir envie de le traduire; s’il inspire, en outre, quelque artiste, qui se sente le talent comme le désir d’en crayonner les diverses situations; et si, enfin, de son côté, M. Motte ne répugne pas à publier ce nouvel ouvrage: je vous garantis qu’il pourra se suffire à lui-même. Car, ainsi que je l’ai déjà dit, et que vous le verrez bientôt par vos yeux, il forme un tout complet et a une étendue convenable, etc.»

New ebook available @Project Gutenberg: Viviane by Alfred Tennyson, Francisque Michel (Translator), Gustave Doré (Illustrator)


VivianeViviane by Alfred Tennyson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Viviane

Author: Alfred Tennyson

Illustrator: Gustave Doré

Translator: Francisque Michel

Release Date: December 12, 2016 [EBook #53722]

Language: French

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New ebook available @Project Gutenberg: Genièvre by Alfred Tennyson, Francisque Michel (Translator), Gustave Doré (Illustrated)


GenièvreGenièvre by Alfred Tennyson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Genièvre

Author: Alfred Tennyson

Illustrator: Gustave Doré

Translator: Francisque Michel

Release Date: December 11, 2016 [EBook #53710]

Language: French

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A
NAPOLÉON III
EMPEREUR DES FRANÇAIS
CE LIVRE
ŒUVRE DU GÉNIE COMBINÉ
DE L’ANGLETERRE ET DE LA FRANCE
ET PRODUIT D’UNE AMITIÉ ENTRE LES DEUX PEUPLES
QUI DOIT SURTOUT SA FORCE
A UNE AUGUSTE IMPULSION
EST DÉDIÉ
PAR SON TRÈS-HUMBLE ET TRÈS-OBÉISSANT SERVITEUR

J. BERTRAND PAYNE.

New ebook available @Project Gutenberg: A Mão e a Luva by Machado de Assis


A Mão e a LuvaA Mão e a Luva by Machado de Assis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: A Mao e A Luva

Author: Machado de Assis

Release Date: September 20, 2016 [EBook #53101]

Language: Portuguese

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Opening lines:
—-Mas que pretendes fazer agora?

—-Morrer.

—-Morrer? Que ideia! Deixa-te disso, Estevão. Não se morre por tão pouco….

—-Morre-se. Quem não padece estas dores não as póde avaliar. O golpe foi profundo, e o meu coração é pusillanime; por mais aborrecivel que pareça a ideia da morte, peior, muito, peior do que ella, é a de viver. Ah! tu não sabes o que isto é?

Page 10:

—-O amor é uma carta, mais ou menos longa, escripta em papel velino, córte-dourado, muito cheiroso e catita; carta de parabens quando se lê, carta de pezames quando se acabou de ler. Tu que chegaste ao fim, põe a epistola no fundo da gaveta, e não te lembres de ir ver se ella tem um « post-scriptum »…

Book review: Tracks by Matthew Broughton


TracksTracks by Matthew Broughton

From BBC radio 4:
The first in a major new nine-part conspiracy thriller, starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton.

1/9: When Dr Helen Ash witnesses the brutal and disturbing crash of the plane that is carrying her father, the incident sets her on an investigation into a dark conspiracy. Florian Chauvin was flying to Wales to tell his daughter something important, but his plane fell out of the sky.
What was Florian coming to tell Helen? Who was he travelling with? And why did his plane crash?

2/9: Florian Chauvin was flying to Wales to tell his daughter Helen something important, but his plane fell out of the sky. Now Helen wants to know why. In the aftermath of the crash, Helen and Freddy investigate why one of the passengers doesn’t seem to have a heart.
What was Florian coming to tell Helen? Who was in his party of five? And how is the shadowy medical corporation, Mayflower, implicated in the plane crash?

3/9: Following a mysterious phone call, the crash of Flight 259 is declared an accident. Nothing makes sense anymore. And, as Helen continues investigating Florian’s fellow passengers, she uncovers another disturbing medical mystery.
Is Florian somehow to blame for everything? And will Helen be able to find her father before someone more dangerous does?

4/9: Determined to discover who’s responsible for the plane crash, Helen continues her search for her father. But when child services become involved, new information points Helen in the direction of the Iraq war.
How is Florian connected to the little boy in the coma? And have Helen and Freddy been chasing the wrong lead?

5/9: Confined to her hospital bed, Helen is desperate to continue her investigation into the plane crash and find her missing father, Florian. But with the mystery child locked in a coma upstairs in the same building, is Helen safe?
Where is Florian Chauvin? What did he do to the little boy? And is Helen on the right drugs?

6/9: As Helen uncovers disturbing details of a dark and illicit industry, she enters territory more vast and dangerous than she could ever have imagined.
What was the medical experiment carried out on the boy in the coma? And how does it connect to the plane crash?

7/9: Helen is kidnapped by the organ traffickers she has been investigating. To make matters worse, so is her mother, Rosie. As they wait for death in a tiny room, the secrets between them begin to unravel.
What do the traffickers want with them? Will they get out alive? And why won’t Rosie talk about Helen’s mysterious long-lost sister Elizabeth?

Tracks: A story in nine parts about life, death and the human brain.

Original music by Stu Barker

Directed in Wales by James Robinson.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mxgxl

Review of Episode One The Guardian.

TRACKS – DIRECTORS / PRODUCERS:

Episodes 1,2,5,8,9 – James Robinson @mcgrin

Episodes 3,4,6 – Helen Perry @bellaperry

Episode 7 – Abigail Le Fleming @haywarddollerton