Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb
Author: Francois Rene De Chateaubriand
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN: 9780141393124
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb Book Excerpt:

The most enjoyable, glamorous and gripping of all 19th-century autobiographies - a tumultuous account of France hit by wave after wave of revolutions Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb is the greatest and most influential of all French autobiographies - an extraordinary, highly entertaining account of a uniquely adventurous and frenzied life. Chateaubriand gives a superb narrative of the major events of his life - which spanned the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Era and the uneasy period that led up to the Revolution of 1830.

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb
Author: François-René de Chateaubriand
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN: 0141393130
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb Book Excerpt:

The most enjoyable, glamorous and gripping of all 19th-century autobiographies - a tumultuous account of France hit by wave after wave of revolutions Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb is the greatest and most influential of all French autobiographies - an extraordinary, highly entertaining account of a uniquely adventurous and frenzied life. Chateaubriand gives a superb narrative of the major events of his life - which spanned the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Era and the uneasy period that led up to the Revolution of 1830.

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave
Author: François-René de Chateaubriand
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN: 1681371308
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave Book Excerpt:

Written over the course of four decades, Francois-ReneÅL de Chateaubriand’s epic autobiography has drawn the admiration of Baudelaire, Flaubert, Proust, Roland Barthes, Paul Auster, and W. G. Sebald. In this unabridged section of the Memoirs, spanning the years 1768 to 1800, Chateaubriand looks back on the already bygone world of his youth. He recounts the history of his aristocratic family and the first rumblings of the French Revolution. He recalls playing games on the beaches of Saint-Malo, wandering in the woods near his father’s castle in Combourg, hunting with King Louis XVI at Versailles, witnessing the first heads carried on pikes through the streets of Paris, meeting with George Washington in Philadelphia, and falling hopelessly in love with a young woman named Charlotte in the small Suffolk town of Bungay. The volume ends with Chateaubriand’s return to France after eight years of exile in England. In this new edition (the first unabridged translation of any portion of the Memoirs to be published in more than a century), Chateaubriand emerges as a writer of great wit and clarity, a self-deprecating egoist whose meditations on the meaning of history, memory, and morality are leavened with a mixture of high whimsy and memorable gloom.

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb
Author: François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, French
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Memoirs from Beyond the Grave 1800 1815

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave  1800 1815
Author: François-Réne Chateaubriand
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2022-09-27
ISBN: 1681376180
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave 1800 1815 Book Excerpt:

The second part of an infamous memoir about life in the time of Napoleon by a rebellious literary celebrity. In 1800, François-René de Chateaubriand sailed from the cliffs of Dover to the headlands of Calais. He was thirty-one and had been living as a political refugee in England for most of a decade, at times in such extreme poverty that he subsisted on nothing but hot water and two-penny rolls. Over the next fifteen years, his life was utterly changed. He published Atala, René, and The Genius of Christianity to acclaim and epoch-making scandal. He strolled the streets of Jerusalem and mapped the ruins of Carthage. He served Napoleon in Rome, then resigned in protest after the Duc d’Enghien’s execution, putting his own life at tremendous risk. Memoirs from Beyond the Grave: 1800–1815—the second volume in Alex Andriesse’s new and complete translation of this epic French classic—is a chronicle of triumphs and sorrows, narrating not only the author’s life during a tumultuous period in European history but the “parallel life” of Napoleon. In these pages, Chateaubriand continues to paint his distinctive self-portrait, in which the whole history of France swirls around the sitter like a mist of dreams.

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era  1760 1850
Author: Christopher John Murray
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 1277
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781579584221
Category: Romanticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850 Book Excerpt:

Explores the developments that influenced the profound changes in thought and sensibility during the second half of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century.

The Martyrs

The Martyrs
Author: François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand
Publsiher: Howard Fertig Pub
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: French fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gold Regions of California

The Gold Regions of California
Author: George G. Foster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1848
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: California
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buried City Unearthing Teufelsberg

Buried City  Unearthing Teufelsberg
Author: Benedict Anderson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 1317170679
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buried City Unearthing Teufelsberg Book Excerpt:

Cities are built over the remnants of their past buried beneath their present. We build on what has been built before, whether over foundations formalising previous permanency or over the temporal occupations of ground. But what happens when you shift a city - when you dislodge its occupation of ground towards a new ground, bury it and forget it? Focusing on Berlin’s destruction during World War II and its reconstruction after the end of the war, this book offers a rethinking of how the practices of destruction and burial combine to reform the city through geography and how burying a city is intricately tied to forgetting destruction, ruination and trauma. Created from 25 million cubic meters of rubble produced during World War II, Teufelsberg (Devil's Mountain) is the exemplar of the destroyed city. Its critical journey is chronicled in combination with Berlin’s seven other rubble hills, and their connections to constructing forgetting through burial. Furthermore, the book investigates Berlin’s sublime relation to Albert Speer’s urban vision to rival the ancient cities of Rome and Athens through their now shared geographies of seven hills. Finally, there is a central focus on the role of the citizens who cleared Berlin’s streets of rubble, and the subsequent human relationships between people and ruins. This book is valuable reading for those interested in Architectural Theory, Urban Geography, Modern History and Urban Design.

An epoch of my life memoirs of count John Arrivabene tr with notes by C Arrivabene

An epoch of my life  memoirs of count John Arrivabene tr  with notes by C  Arrivabene
Author: conte Giovanni Arrivabene
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1862
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cyclop dia of biography a series of original memoirs of the most distinguished persons of all times ed by E Rich

Cyclop  dia of biography  a series of original memoirs of the most distinguished persons of all times ed  by E  Rich
Author: Cyclopaedia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Reading Diary A Year Of Favourite Books

A Reading Diary  A Year Of Favourite Books
Author: Alberto Manguel
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN: 1847677312
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reading Diary A Year Of Favourite Books Book Excerpt:

While travelling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading seemed to reflect the world he was living in. An article in the daily paper would be suddenly illuminated by a passage in the novel; a long reflection would be prompted by a single word. He decided to keep a record of these moments, rereading a book a month, and formed A Reading Diary: a volume of notes, impressions of travel, of friends, of public and private events, all elicited by his reading.

Telling the Story of Translation

Telling the Story of Translation
Author: Judith Woodsworth
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-08-10
ISBN: 1474277098
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telling the Story of Translation Book Excerpt:

Scholars have long highlighted the links between translating and (re)writing, increasingly blurring the line between translations and so-called 'original' works. Less emphasis has been placed on the work of writers who translate, and the ways in which they conceptualize, or even fictionalize, the task of translation. This book fills that gap and thus will be of interest to scholars in linguistics, translation studies and literary studies. Scrutinizing translation through a new lens, Judith Woodsworth reveals the sometimes problematic relations between author and translator, along with the evolution of the translator's voice and visibility. The book investigates the uses (and abuses) of translation at the hands of George Bernard Shaw, Gertrude Stein and Paul Auster, prominent writers who bring into play assorted fictions as they tell their stories of translations. Each case is interesting in itself because of the new material analysed and the conclusions reached. Translation is seen not only as an exercise and fruitful starting point, it is also a way of paying tribute, repaying a debt and cementing a friendship. Taken together, the case studies point the way to a teleology of translation and raise the question: what is translation for? Shaw, Stein and Auster adopt an authorial posture that distinguishes them from other translators. They stretch the boundaries of the translation proper, their words spilling over into the liminal space of the text; in some cases they hijack the act of translation to serve their own ends. Through their tales of loss, counterfeit and hard labour, they cast an occasionally bleak glance at what it means to be a translator. Yet they also pay homage to translation and provide fresh insights that continue to manifest themselves in current works of literature. By engaging with translation as a literary act in its own right, these eminent writers confer greater prestige on what has traditionally been viewed as a subservient art.

A History of the Barricade

A History of the Barricade
Author: Eric Hazan
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-11-01
ISBN: 1784781274
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Barricade Book Excerpt:

How the French invented the barricade, and its symbolic impact on popular protests throughout history In the history of European revolutions, the barricade stands as a glorious emblem. Its symbolic importance arises principally from the barricades of Eric Hazan’s native Paris, where they were instrumental in the revolts of the nineteenth century, helping to shape the political life of a continent. The barricade was always a makeshift construction (the word derives from barrique or barrel), and in working-class districts these ersatz fortifications could spread like wildfire. They doubled as a stage, from which insurgents could harangue soldiers and subvert their allegiance. Their symbolic power persisted into May 1968 and, more recently, the Occupy movements. Hazan traces the many stages in the barricade’s evolution, from the Wars of Religion through to the Paris Commune, drawing on the work of thinkers throughout the periods examined to illustrate and bring to life the violent practicalities of revolutionary uprising.

Napoleon s Hundred Days and the Politics of Legitimacy

Napoleon s Hundred Days and the Politics of Legitimacy
Author: Katherine Astbury,Mark Philp
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-02-12
ISBN: 3319702084
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Hundred Days and the Politics of Legitimacy Book Excerpt:

This book examines the politics of legitimacy as they played out across Europe in response to Napoleon’s dramatic return to power in France after his exile to Elba in 1814. Napoleon had to re-establish his claim to power with initially minimal military resources. Moreover, as the rest of Europe united against him, he had to marshal popular support for his new regime, while simultaneously demanding men and money to back what became an increasingly inevitable military campaign. The initial return – known as ‘the flight of the eagle’ – gradually turned into a dogged attempt to bolster support using a range of mechanisms, including constitutional amendments, elections, and public ceremonies. At the same time, his opponents had to marshal their resources to challenge his return, relying on populations already war-weary and resentful of the costs they had had to bear. The contributors to this volume explore how, for both sides, cultural politics became central in supporting or challenging the legitimacy of these political orders in the path to Waterloo.

How to Talk About Places You ve Never Been

How to Talk About Places You ve Never Been
Author: Pierre Bayard
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN: 162040138X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Talk About Places You ve Never Been Book Excerpt:

Written in the irreverent style that made How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read a critical and commercial success, Pierre Bayard takes readers on a trip around the world, giving us essential guidance on how to talk about all those fantastic places we've never been. Practical, funny, and thought-provoking, How to Talk About Places You've Never Been will delight and inform armchair globetrotters and jet-setters, all while never having to leave the comfort of the living room. Bayard examines the art of the “non-journey,” a tradition that a succession of writers and thinkers, unconcerned with moving away from their home turf, have employed in order to encounter the foreign cultures they wish to know and talk about. He describes concrete situations in which the reader might find himself having to speak about places he's never been, and he chronicles some of his own experiences and offers practical advice. How to Talk About Places You Haven't Been is a compelling and delightful book that will expand any travel enthusiast's horizon well beyond the places it's even possible to visit in a single lifetime.

The National Habitus

The National Habitus
Author: Marie-Pierre Le Hir
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN: 3110363062
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The National Habitus Book Excerpt:

Stories about border crossers, illegal aliens, refugees that regularly appear in the press everywhere point to the crucial role national identity plays in human beings' lives today. The National Habitus seeks to understand how and why national belonging became so central to a person's identity and sense of identity. Centered on the acquisition of the national habitus, the process that transforms subjects into citizens when a state becomes a nation-state, the book examines this transformation at the individual level in the case of nineteenth century France. Literary texts serve as primary material in this study of national belonging, because, as Germaine de Staël pointed out long ago, literature has the unique ability to provide access to "inner feelings." The term "habitus," in the title of this book, signals a departure from traditional approaches to nationalism, a break with the criteria of language, race, and ethnicity typically used to examine it. It is grounded instead in a sociology that deals with the subjective dimension of life and is best exemplified by the works of Norbert Elias (1897–1990) and Pierre Bourdieu (1931–2002), two sociologists who approach belief systems like nationalism from a historical, instead of an ethical vantage point. By distinguishing between two groups of major French writers, three who experienced the 1789 Revolution firsthand as adults (Olympe de Gouges, François René de Chateaubriand and Germaine de Staël) and three who did not (Stendhal, Prosper Mérimée, and George Sand), the book captures evolving understandings of the nation, as well as thoughts and emotions associated with national belonging over time. Le Hir shows that although none of these writers is typically associated with nationalism, all of them were actually affected by the process of nationalization of feelings, thoughts, and habits, irrespective of aesthetic preferences, social class, or political views. By the end of the nineteenth century, they had learned to feel and view themselves as French nationals; they all exhibited the characteristic features of the national habitus: love of their own nation, distrust and/or hatred of other nations. By underscoring the dual contradictory nature of the national habitus, the book highlights the limitations nation-based identities impose on the prospect for peace.

The Dismembered Community

The Dismembered Community
Author: Milo Sweedler
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0874130522
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dismembered Community Book Excerpt:

This book examines the intersecting communitarian endeavors of Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris, and Colette Peignot, known post-humously as Laure. Through detailed analysis of a series of interlocking texts that the four authors wrote on, for, and to one another on such topics as love, friendship, and fraternity, it explores these authors' theoretical elaborations of community, their actual communities, and the relation between the two.

Space Haunting Discourse

Space  Haunting  Discourse
Author: Maria Holmgren Troy,Elisabeth Wennö
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2009-05-27
ISBN: 1443811505
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Haunting Discourse Book Excerpt:

This anthology reflects the current interest in the concept of space as a revitalising approach to literary, social, mental, political and discursive phenomena. The contributions, which examine novels, films, art, and cultures, invite the reader to consider the function of space in human constructions as symbolic representation, analytical tool, discursive strategy and haunting effect. In a wider context they demonstrate the extent to which spatiality impacts on our lives and has ethical, political, historical and cultural implications. The contributors represent a wide range of disciplines in the Humanties: Literature, Photography, Art, Human Geography, Ethnic Studies, and Cultural Studies. Maria Holmgren Troy and Elisabeth Wennö are Associate Professors in English Literature at Karlstad University, Sweden

Untimely Interventions

Untimely Interventions
Author: Ross Chambers
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2004-09-03
ISBN: 0472068717
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untimely Interventions Book Excerpt:

As atrocity has become characteristic of modern history, testimonial writing has become a major twentieth-century genre. Untimely Interventions relates testimonial writing, or witnessing, to the cultural situation of aftermath, exploring ways in which a culture can be haunted by its own history. Ross Chambers argues that culture produces itself as civilized by denying the forms of collective violence and other traumatic experience that it cannot control. In the context of such denial, personal accounts of collective disaster can function as a form of counter-denial. By investigating a range of writing on AIDS, the First World War, and the Holocaust, Chambers shows how such writing produces a rhetorical effect of haunting, as it seeks to describe the reality of those experiences culture renders unspeakable. Ross Chambers is Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Michigan. His other books includeFacing It: AIDS Diaries and the Death of the Author.