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  • Those who inhabit Last Exit to Brooklyn are unforgettable: Harry, the strike leader, who during his weeks of power discovers something of his true nature; Tralala, who rejects the only love she is offered and sinks swiftly to the lowest level of prostitution; Georgette, the 'hip queer' with pathetic aspirations to culture; Abraham, the 'cool ass' black stud, with his girls, his 'bigass' Cadillac, and his undernourished family; the debris of American civilisation, for whom the author ultimately makes us feel a profound compassion. Last Exit to Brooklyn was found obscene at the Old Bailey in November 1967, a decision which was reversed by a historic Appeal Court judgement in July 1968. Now this 'honest and terrible book', as Anthony Burgess describes it in his Introduction to this new edition, can take its rightful place as one of the major books of our time.

  • Biographical noteHubert Selby, Jr. was born in Brooklyn in 1928. At the age of 15, he dropped out of school and went to sea with the merchant marines. While at sea he was diagnosed with lung disease. With no other way to make a living, he decided to try writing: 'I knew the alphabet. Maybe I could be a writer.' In 1964 he completed his first book, Last Exit to Brooklyn, which has since become a cult classic. In 1966, it was the subject of an obscenity trial in the UK. His other books include The Room, The Demon, Requiem for a Dream, Song of the Silent Snow, The Willow Tree and Waiting Period. In 2000, Requiem for a Dream starred Jared Leto and Ellen Burstyn and was directed by Darren Aronofsky. Hubert Selby Jr died in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California in April 2004. Main descriptionHarry Goldfarb, heroin addict and son of lonely widow Sara, cares only about enjoying the good life with girlfriend Marion and best friend Tyrone C Love, and making the most of all the hash, poppers and dope they can get. Sara Goldfarb sits at home with the TV, dreaming of the life she could have and struggling with her own addictions - food and diet pills. But these four will pay a terrible price for the pleasures they believe they are entitled to. A passionate, heart-breaking tale of the crushing weight of hope and expectation, Requiem for a Dream is a dark modern-day fable of New York.

  • Biographical noteHubert Selby, Jr. was born in Brooklyn in 1928. At the age of 15, he dropped out of school and went to sea with the merchant marines. While at sea he was diagnosed with lung disease. With no other way to make a living, he decided to try writing: 'I knew the alphabet. Maybe I could be a writer.' In 1964 he completed his first book, Last Exit to Brooklyn, which has since become a cult classic. In 1966, it was the subject of an obscenity trial in the UK. His other books include The Room, The Demon, Requiem for a Dream, Song of the Silent Snow, The Willow Tree and Waiting Period. In 2000, Requiem for a Dream starred Jared Leto and Ellen Burstyn and was directed by Darren Aronofsky. Hubert Selby Jr died in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California in April 2004. Main descriptionHarry White is the man other men want to be: admired by his peers, talented, rich, and desired by countless women. His steady rise to a position of unprecedented influence in a New York investment firm seems inevitable to those who know him, and on the way he acquires a beautiful wife and children. But with every achievement the desire to destroy what is his grows stronger. A demon within drives him to sexual excess, petty crime and eventually murder.The Demon explores the dark side of a man's ambitions with unflinching determination. Harry White's story is a gripping twentieth-century tragedy.

  • Je m'appelle Heu. Je suis menteur. J'aime mentir. Je mens tous le temps. J'adore les mensonges. Je ne dis que des mensonges du matin au soir.

  • Maître Helga Bauer scrutait les yeux azurés et bienveillants de Jojo d'où perlaient de grosses larmes lourdes qui éclataient sur le plancher en éclaboussant ses souliers rouges vernis.
    Jojo tremblait de tout son corps sans cesser de sangloter. Maître Helga Bauer sortit un paquet de mouchoirs en papier de son sac. Après avoir décollé la bandelette bleue, elle lui en tendit quelques-uns. "Arrêtez, s'il vous plaît!", dit-elle mais elle se mordit aussitôt la langue. Une fois de plus, elle s'était adressée à lui en le vouvoyant. "Ne pleure pas, Jojo, je t'en prie, arrête!" se reprit-elle.
    Mais Jojo fondit en larmes de plus belle en se mouchant bruyamment et en s'essuyant le nez avec les Kleenex. Elle se dit que si clic ne se mettait pas dans la tête, une bonne fois pour toutes, que ce septuagénaire refusait d'être vouvoyé, ses visites n'aboutiraient à rien. Or elle ne pouvait se permettre d'échouer car elle était sur le point de boucler son doctorat. "Ma petite maman, tu me manques tellement, je te pardonne pour le grenier", dit Joseph.
    "Jojo, de quel grenier parles-tu ? Pourquoi pardonnes-tu à ta petite maman ?" demanda Maître Helga Bauer. Mais Joseph ne lui répondit pas. Il appuya sur le bouton qui dépassait du bureau, se leva et sortit.

  • Anglais LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN

    Hubert Selby

    Set in Brooklyn, this novel depicts life amongst the junkies, hustlers, drag queens and prostitutes living there. The story follows a number of tranvestites, criminals and prostitutes who live on the edge of existence but yearn for more meaning.

  • Découvrez les beautés naturelles et les traditions des régions de France sur des hôtels et demeures d'exception. Toutes les informations utiles et pratiques réunies sur une double page. Des photos d'hôtels et demeures d'exception, de qualité et en nombre. Plans de situation et d accès précis et complets traduit en anglais.Information côté table.

  • Anglais TOEIC

    Hubert Silly

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  • Première traduction anglaise de l'ouvrage d'Hubert Fichte consacré à la diaspora africaine de New York à la fin des années 1970. Contredisant les codes stylistiques de l'étude ethnographique, Fichte propose un texte expérimental et poétique, une réflexion radicale sur les conditions de vie, les luttes et l'héritage culturel des Africains de New York.

    Publié à l'occasion du projet « Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology » organisé par le Goethe-Institut et la Maison des cultures du mondes (HKW), Berlin, et soutenu par S. Fischer Stiftung et S. Fischer Verlag.

    Hubert Fichte (1935-1986) était un écrivain et ethnologue allemand dont les travaux, oscillant entre observation subjective et description scientifique, ont profondément influencé les champs des études queer et post-coloniales.

  • À la faveur d'un essor économique sans précédent, Bordeaux connaît au XVIIIe siècle une véritable transformation urbaine. La prospérité de la ville, qui attire une population active venue de toute la région, ainsi que des négociants et des armateurs issus de différents horizons européens, est avant tout le résultat du dynamisme de son négoce maritime qui la place au coeur des échanges internationaux.
    Ce commerce est cependant entaché des tragédies humaines générées par la Traite et l'esclavage, alors en usage en un siècle qui voit en parallèle se développer les idées des Lumières.
    À cette même époque, un important mouvement migratoire des Aquitains se produit en direction des colonies antillaises, Saint-Domingue en tête. Ils y prospéreront jusqu'aux premières révoltes des esclaves qui aboutiront, en 1848, à l'abolition définitive de l'esclavage en France.

    Après l'ouverture des salles du Musée d'Aquitaine consacrées à « Bordeaux au XVIIIe siècle, le commerce atlantique et l'esclavage » en mai 2009, cet ouvrage, richement illustré de documents inédits, contribue à diffuser l'état des connaissances sur cette question en présentant avant tout des faits et leur enchaînement. Cet objectif contraint à décentrer son regard : si Bordeaux et l'Aquitaine sont bien au centre de cette histoire, il faut aussi aller voir en Afrique ou aux Antilles comment celle-ci a été vécue.

  • At the Edges of Power is Winfried Bullinger's (*1965 in Munich) conceptual work of portraiture about people in Africa. Members of the Nuer, the Afar, the Karamajong, and other tribes live and survive thanks to a high degree of independence and delimitation. The pictures in this book were shot with a large-format camera on numerous expeditions undertaken over a period of ten years in the countries of Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Central African Republic. Bullinger presents portraits of people who stop on their paths or interrupt their work for the brief seconds it takes to shoot a photograph. The photographs were taken on the sites of these encounters. The people depicted wear the clothing and carry the equipment they had at that moment. In a way previously unseen, the artist-via his perspective, schooled in the techniques of August Sander-succeeds in capturing images of the complex connection between the individual and the history of his community.

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    Exposition organisée par le Centre Pompidou avec le MNCARS, Madrid en partenariat avec la Fondation Gala-Salvador Dalí et le Salvador Dali Museum.

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