• Le silence des vaincues Nouv.

    En quelques heures, la belle Briséis, reine de Lyrnessos, a vu sa vie s'effondrer en même temps que les murs de sa cité sous les assauts des Grecs. Son mari et ses frères ont été massacrés, et elle est devenue l'esclave, le trophée parmi d'autres, de l'homme qui l'a conquise:le divin Achille, dont les générations futures chanteront les exploits.Briséis doit alors choisir:se laisser mourir, ou survivre et raconter son histoire. L'histoire de la femme qui a fait basculer la guerre de Troie.Avec elle, après trois mille ans de silence, ce sont les voix de toutes les femmes rendues muettes par l'histoire qui s'élèvent. Esclaves, prostituées, guérisseuses, effacées au profit des faits d'armes des guerriers.Avec une précision remarquable et un style époustouflant, Pat Barker fait naître sous nos yeux une Iliade féminine magistrale.

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  • Les exilées de Troie Nouv.

    Les exilées de Troie

    Pat Barker

    Troie est tombée. Les soldats grecs ont remporté leur guerre acharnée. Ils peuvent rentrer chez eux couverts de gloire et de trophées : or, armes, femmes. Mais les dieux, offensés par ces années de sanglants combats, en ont décidé autrement. Les vents contraires se lèvent, retenant les navires dans l'ombre de la cité détruite.
    Pour Briséis, la reine déchue qui porte à présent l'enfant d'Achille, et pour toutes les Troyennes, une longue attente s'annonce, mais peut-être aussi la chance, au coeur de cette guerre d'hommes, de changer le cours de l'Histoire...
    Après Le Silence des vaincues, Pat Barker poursuit sa réécriture du plus grand mythe fondateur de notre littérature, dans un récit ambitieux qui laisse entendre, enfin, la voix des femmes.


    Pat Barker

    • Penguin
    • 20 Avril 2019

    Queen Briseis has been stolen from her conquered homeland and given as a concubine to a foreign warrior. The warrior is Achilles: famed hero, loathed enemy, ruthless butcher, darkly troubled spirit. Briseis's fate is now indivisibly entwined with his. No one knows it yet, but there are just ten weeks to go until the Fall of Troy, the end of this long and bitter war. This is the start of The Iliad : the most famous war story ever told. The next ten weeks will be a story of male power, male ego, male violence. But what of the women? The thousands of female slaves in the soldiers' camp - in the laundry, at the loom, laying out the dead? Briseis is one of their number - and she will be our witness to history.

  • The women of troy

    Pat Barker

    • Penguin
    • 30 Juillet 2021

    Following her bestselling, critically acclaimed The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths.br>br>''Taut, masterly, wholly absorbing. Still one of the greatest stories ever written. A book that will be read in generations to come'' Daily Telegraph on The Silence of the Girls br>br>Troy has fallen. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home victors, loaded with their spoils: their stolen gold, stolen weapons, stolen women. All they need is a good wind to lift their sails.br>br>But the wind does not come. The gods have been offended - the body of Priam lies desecrated, unburied - and so the victors remain in limbo, camped in the shadow of the city they destroyed, pacing at the edge of an unobliging sea. And, in these empty, restless days, the hierarchies that held them together begin to fray, old feuds resurface and new suspicions fester.br>br>Largely unnoticed by her squabbling captors, Briseis remains in the Greek encampment. She forges alliances where she can - with young, dangerously naive Amina, with defiant, aged Hecuba, with Calchus, the disgraced priest - and begins to see the path to a kind of revenge. Briseis has survived the Trojan War, but peacetime may turn out to be even more dangerous...>


    Pat Barker

    Life Class is the first novel in Pat Barker's Life Class Trilogy - a powerful and unforgettable story of art and war Spring, 1914. The students at the Slade School of Art gather in Henry Tonks's studio for his life-drawing class. But for Paul Tarrant the class is troubling, underscoring his own uncertainty about making a mark on the world. When war breaks out and the army won't take Paul, he enlists in the Belgian Red Cross just as he and fellow student Elinor Brooke admit their feelings for one another. Amidst the devastation in Ypres, Paul comes to see the world anew - but have his experiences changed him completely? 'Triumphant, shattering, inspiring' The Times 'Barker writes as brilliantly as ever . . . with great tenderness and insight she conveys a wartime world turned upside down' Independent on Sunday 'Vigorous, masterly, gripping' Penelope Lively, Independent 'Extraordinarily powerful' Sunday Telegraph Other titles in the trilogy: Toby's Room Noonday

  • Sourde angoisse

    Pat Barker

    Grand reporter, Stephen Sharkey est encore en proie aux cauchemars engendrés par les scènes atroces dont il a été témoin en Bosnie et en Afghanistan - où son ami Ben Frobisher a trouvé la mort. Venu chercher refuge dans un village du nord de l'Angleterre, il espère y connaître la sérénité nécessaire pour écrire, autour des photos prises par Ben, un livre sur les représentations de ces guerres qui le hantent.
    Très vite, il rencontre Kate, la veuve de Ben, une artiste qui se remet lentement d'un étrange accident de voiture, et Justine Braithewaite, une étudiante avec qui il noue une liaison, trouvant ainsi une échappatoire à ses souvenirs douloureux.
    Mais entre ces trois personnages circule, comme une silhouette inquiétante et séduisante, Peter Wingrave, l'assistant de Kate, un ancien délinquant reconverti qui semble générer le malaise partout où il passe.
    Et, dans ce coin apparemment tranquille de la campagne britannique, Stephen découvre que, même loin des pays ravagés qu'il a laissée derrière lui, son isolement supposé ne le protège pas des souffrances d'autrui ni des effets dévastateurs de la brutalité humaine.

  • Anglais Toby's room

    Pat Barker

    When Toby is reported 'Missing, Believed Killed', another secret casts a lengthening shadow over Elinor's world: how exactly did Toby die - and why? Elinor determines to uncover the truth. Only then can she finally close the door to Toby's room.

  • Regeneration trilogy, the

    Pat Barker

    The Regeneration Trilogy is Pat Barker's sweeping masterpiece of British historical fiction.

    1917, Scotland. At Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland, army psychiatrist William Rivers treats shell-shocked soldiers before sending them back to the front. In his care are poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, and Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper. . .

    Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road follow the stories of these men until the last months of the war. Widely acclaimed and admired, Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy paints with moving detail the far-reaching consequences of a conflict which decimated a generation.

    'Harrowing, original, delicate and unforgettable' Independent 'A new vision of what the First World War did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians. Constantly surprising and formally superb' A. S. Byatt, Daily Telegraph 'One of the few real masterpieces of late twentieth-century British fiction' Jonathan Coe Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration (1991); which was made into a film of the same name; The Eye in the Door (1993), which won the Guardian Fiction Prize; and The Ghost Road (1995), which won the Booker Prize, as well as the more recent novels Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, Life Class and Toby's Room. She lives in Durham.

  • Anglais Noonday

    Pat Barker

    In Noonday , Pat Barker - the Man Booker-winning author of the definitive WWI trilogy, Regeneration - turns for the first time to WWII. 'Afterwards, it was the horses she remembered, galloping towards them out of the orange-streaked darkness, their manes and tails on fire...' London, the Blitz, autumn 1940. As the bombs fall on the blacked-out city, ambulance driver Elinor Brooke races from bomb sites to hospitals trying to save the lives of injured survivors, working alongside former friend Kit Neville, while her husband Paul works as an air-raid warden. Once fellow students at the Slade School of Fine Art, before the First World War destroyed the hopes of their generation, they now find themselves caught in another war, this time at home. As the bombing intensifies, the constant risk of death makes all three of them reach out for quick consolation. Old loves and obsessions re-surface until Elinor is brought face to face with an almost impossible choice. Completing the story of Elinor Brooke, Paul Tarrant and Kit Neville, begun with Life Class and continued with Toby's Room , Noonday is both a stand-alone novel and the climax of a trilogy. Writing about the Second World War for the first time, Pat Barker brings the besieged and haunted city of London into electrifying life in her most powerful novel since the Regeneration trilogy. 'Bold, hard-hitting, unforgettable... a virtuoso rendition of the bombing, as huge swathes of London blaze away with the brightest of bright lights... Barker shows us how the city's finest moment was indubitably also its most terrifying, with luminous and unsparing insight.' Independent on Sunday 'Barker's command of detail and gift for metaphor are as sharp as ever... As a tribute to those who dared and suffered on the home front, Noonday is in the first rank.' Antony Garner, Mail on Sunday 'Narrative jumps colourfully alive, fizzes with energy.' Michele Roberts, Independent 'Tremendously good.' Daily Mail 'Pat Barker's Noonday marked the end of another war trilogy which shows no end to her talent in describing how conflicts rupture the soul.' Arifa Akbar, Independent Praise for Pat Barker: 'She is not only a fine chronicler of war but of human nature.' Independent ' A brilliant stylist... Barker delves unflinchingly into the enduring mysteries of human motivation.' Sunday Telegraph 'You go to her for plain truths, a driving storyline and a clear eye, steadily facing the history of our world.' The Guardian Other titles in the trilogy: Life Class Toby's Room

  • Anglais Double Vision

    Pat Barker

    Pat Barker was born in Yorkshire and began her literary career in her forties, when she took a short writing course taught by Angela Carter. Encouraged by Carter to continue writing and exploring the lives of working class women, she sent her fiction out to publishers. Thirty-five years later, she has published fifteen novels, including her masterful Regeneration Trilogy, been made a CBE for services to literature, and won awards including the Guardian Fiction Prize and the UK's highest literary honour, the Booker Prize. She lives in Durham and her latest novel is The Silence of the Girls .