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× Date 2014
× Noms Mazali, Gustavo
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× Date 1997
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A girl returned
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Livres modernes

Di Pietrantonio, Donatella

A girl returned / Donatella Di Pietrantonio ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

New York : Europa, 2019

Résumé: “I was the Arminuta, the girl returned. I spoke another language, I no longer knew who I belonged to. The word ‘mama’ stuck in my throat like a toad. And, nowadays, I really have no idea what kind of place mother is. It is not mine in the way one might have good health, a safe place, certainty.” Told with an immediacy and a rare expressive intensity that has earned it countless adoring readers and one of Italy’s most prestigious literary prizes, A Girl Returned is a powerful novel rendered with sensitivity and verve by Ann Goldstein, translator of the works of Elena Ferrante. Set against the stark, beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in central Italy, this is a compelling story about mothers and daughters, about responsibility, siblings, and caregiving. Without warning or explanation, an unnamed 13-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of individuals whom she has never met and who seem anything but welcoming. Thus begins a new life, one of struggle, tension, and conflict, especially between the young girl and her mother. But in her relationship with Adriana and Vincenzo, two of her newly acquired siblings, she will find the strength to start again and to build a new and enduring sense of self.

The apothecary's shop
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Tiraboschi, Roberto

The apothecary's shop : a novel of Venice, 1118 A.D. / Roberto Tiraboschi ; translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor

New York : Europa, 2017

Résumé: In a medieval Venice undone by devastating famine and excessive, orgiastic Carnival festivities of all kinds, the protagonists of The Apothecary's Shop chase a dream of rebirth, the eternal dream of defeating death. The young Costanza, of the noble Grimani family, has disappeared. The family scribe, Edgardo, promises to return the girl to her family, who themselves may not be above suspicion. Doctors, apothecaries, undertakers, Eastern merchants, farmers: everyone seems to be involved in the girl's disappearance, even African slave traders. Abella, Edgardo's ambiguous ally and the only female doctor in Venice, introduces him into secrets and occult practices of medicine. Through her, Edgardo discovers Sabbatai's Apothecary, where remedies and concoctions of all kinds are prepared and clues to Costanza's disappearance may lie. The Apothecary's Shop is an erudite thriller in the vein of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose and offers readers an astonishing voyage into medieval Venice.

Compartiment pour dames
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Nair, Anita

Compartiment pour dames : roman / Anita Nair ; traduit de l'anglais (Inde) par Marielle Morin

Paris : Albin Michel, 2016

Résumé: Akhila est employée aux impôts. Eternelle célibataire, cette quadragénaire n'a jamais été libre de mener sa vie comme elle l'entendait : toujours la fille, la soeur, la tante de quelqu'un, celle qui fait vivre la famille. Sur un coup de tête, elle prend un aller simple pour Kanyakumari, une petite ville balnéaire du sud de l'Inde. Dans l'intimité du sleeping - le fameux « Compartiment pour dames » - qu'elle partage avec cinq autres compagnes, Akhila ose leur poser la question qui la hante depuis longtemps : une femme a-t-elle vraiment besoin d'un homme pour être heureuse et épanouie ? Compartiment pour dames est le best-seller qui a révélé Anita Nair. Un roman délicieux, chaleureux, tendre, qui nous ouvre le coeur de ces femmes indiennes dont nous sommes finalement si proches. Un beau voyage à la découverte de soi qui éveillera des résonances en chacun de nous.

Le pays que j'aime
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Bonvicini, Caterina

Le pays que j'aime : roman / Caterina Bonvicini ; traduit de l'italien par Lise Caillat

[Paris] : Gallimard, 2016

Du monde entier

Résumé: Valerio et Olivia grandissent ensemble dans la magnifique villa de la famille Morganti, à Bologne : Olivia est l’héritière des Morganti, de riches entrepreneurs du bâtiment, et Valerio est le fils du jardinier. Après avoir partagé une enfance de rêve, ils ne cessent de se séparer, de se retrouver, puis de se perdre de nouveau. Valerio suit d’abord sa mère à Rome quand celle-ci quitte son père. Plus tard, alors qu’ils sont étudiants, c’est Olivia qui part à Paris pour échapper aux disputes de son clan. Chacun d’eux est animé de forces centrifuges qui les empêchent de poursuivre leur relation, aussi sincère que burlesque. Valerio est ambitieux et poursuit le rêve de devenir magistrat, Olivia, elle, tente désespérément de trouver son chemin. Autour d’eux, c’est toute l’Italie berlusconienne qui tangue comme un bateau ivre et avance inexorablement vers un naufrage tragicomique. Le pays que j’aime parcourt l’histoire italienne récente, de 1975 à 2013, à travers le destin d’un couple, d’une famille et de toute une société. Les répliques fusent dans cette cruelle comédie à l’italienne, menée tambour battant grâce au talent de Caterina Bonvicini.

The pathless sky
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Sen, Chaitali

The pathless sky / Chaitali Sen

New York : Europa, 2015

Résumé: In The Pathless Sky, Chaitali Sen conjures a world in which a nation’s political turmoil, its secret history and growing social unrest turn life into a fragile and capricious thing and love into a necessary refuge to be defended at all cost. A world not unlike the one we live in. John, a hapless young student with a potentially brilliant academic career ahead of him, and Mariam, a shy, preternaturally perceptive woman from the north, meet and fall in love in college. Their early careers, their seemingly mismatched natures, and the alarming changes occurring in their country conspire to keep them apart for years. But a day comes when, across a great distance, both realize that they have always loved each other. During the intervening years, however, the troubles in their country have reached a critical impasse. Government crimes have been white washed, personal liberty is deeply compromised, a resistance movement has emerged from the underground to take the fight for freedom to the streets, and the government militia employs increasingly draconian measures in an attempt to maintain control. When Mariam is implicated in the latest spell of anti-government actions and arrested without appeal, the consequences of her and John’s love will prove potentially dire for both. The Pathless Sky is a haunting and moving novel for readers of Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland, and the novels of Amitav Ghosh. Sen’s lyrical language and fluid storytelling mirror the rhythms of political struggle itself. John and Mariam are unforgettable characters, troubled lovers who struggle to find a space for the finest human emotions in a place that is determined to abolish them.

P'tit loup devient grand frère
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Lallemand, Orianne - Thuillier, Éléonore

P'tit loup devient grand frère / Orianne Lallemand, Éléonore Thuillier

[Paris] : Auzou éveil, 2015

P'tit loup

Résumé: Aujourd'hui, la maman de P'tit Loup lui annonce un heureux événement : elle attend un bébé ! Mais P'tit Loup n'est pas très content : et lui, est-ce qu'on l'aimera comme avant ? Les jours passent, et P'tit Loup va se préparer à devenir grand frère... Une histoire tendre pour préparer l'enfant à l'arrivée d'un bébé.

Book two: The story of a new name
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Ferrante, Elena

Book two: The story of a new name : youth / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

New York : Europa, 2013

Fait partie de: Ferrante, Elena. My brilliant friend / Elena Ferrante

Résumé: "[Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels] don't merely offer a teeming vision of working-class Naples, with its cobblers and professors, communists and mobbed-up businessmen, womanizing poets and downtrodden wives; they present one of modern fiction's richest portraits of a friendship." —John Powers, Fresh Air, NPR The second book, following 2012’s acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts.

The frost on his shoulders
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Mediano, Lorenzo

The frost on his shoulders / Lorenzo Mediano ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman

New York : Europa, 2012

Résumé: In the 1930s, in an isolated valley of the Pyrenees Mountains, an aging teacher reconstructs a bloody and tragic event that seem destined to remain forever hidden behind a wall of collective silence. He alone can penetrate appearances and grasp the iron laws determining the lives of all those who live in the place- this valley where nature is miserly and leaves little room for poetic contemplation or an excess of feelings. He alone remembers his protégé, Ramon, a shepherd who, no more that a child, fell in love with Alba, the only daughter of the region’s most powerful and influential landowner. The rich and powerful conspire to thwart the love between Ramon and Alba, and in doing so they incited a feud that will extend beyond all reason. Thus begins a vigorous, dramatic story of rebellion

Dracula
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Stoker, Bram

Dracula / Bram Stoker

London : Harper Press, 2011

Collins classics

Résumé: Earnest and naive solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to organise the estate of the infamous Count Dracula at his crumbling castle in the ominous Carpathian Mountains. Through notes and diary entries, Harker keeps track of the horrors and terrors that beset him at the castle, telling his fiancé Mina of the Count’s supernatural powers and his own imprisonment. Although Harker eventually manages to escape and reunite with Mina, his experiences have led to a mental breakdown of sorts. Meanwhile in England, Mina’s friend Lucy has been bitten and begins to turn into a vampire. With the help of Professor Van Helsing, a previous suitor of Lucy’s, Seward, and Lucy’s fiancé Holmwood attempt to thwart Count Dracula and his attempts on Lucy and consequently Mina’s life. Arguably the most enduring Gothic novel of the 19th Century, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is as chilling today in its depiction of the vampire world and its exploration of Victorian values as it was at its time of publication.

The Canterville ghost and other stories
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Wilde, Oscar

The Canterville ghost and other stories / Oscar Wilde ; retold by John Davage

Harlow : Pearson Educational Limited, 2008

Pearson English readers. Level 4

Résumé: The famous Canterville Ghost haunts an old house, but the ghost becomes unhappy when the new owners play tricks on him! In the other stories, we meet Lord Arthur Savile, who has to murder someone before he can get married, and we discover the secret life of beautiful Lady Alroy.

Sense and sensibility
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Austen, Jane

Sense and sensibility / Jane Austen ; retold by Cherry Gilhrist

Harlow : Pearson Educational Limited, 2008

Pearson English readers. Level 3

Résumé: Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are two very different sisters. Marianne loves excitement and always shows her feelings; Elinor is quiet and has more good sense. They both fall in love and both suffer broken hearts. Will they ever find the right man to love and marry?

Great expectations
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Dickens, Charles

Great expectations / Charles Dickens ; retold by Latif Doss

Harlow : Pearson Educational Limited, 2008

Pearson English readers. Level 6

Résumé: Pip is a poor orphan whose life is changed forever by two very different meetings – one with an escaped convict and the other with an eccentric old lady and the beautiful girl who lives with her. And who is the mysterious person who leaves him a fortune?

Macbeth
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Shakespeare, William

Macbeth / William Shakespeare ; adaptation by James Butler and Maria Lucia De Vanna ; activies by Bruce Hodges ; illustrated by Gianni De Conno

Genoa : Black Cat, copyr. 2008

Reading Shakespeare. Step four

The lost daughter
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Ferrante, Elena

The lost daughter / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

New York : Europa, 2008

Résumé: “Elena Ferrante will blow you away.”—Alice Sebold Leda is a middle-aged divorcée devoted to her work as an English teacher and to her two children. When her daughters leave home to be with their father in Canada, Leda anticipates a period of loneliness and longing. Instead, slightly embarrassed by the sensation, she feels liberated, as if her life has become lighter, easier. She decides to take a holiday by the sea, in a small coastal town in southern Italy. But after a few days of calm and quiet, things begin to take a menacing turn. Leda encounters a family whose brash presence proves unsettling, at times even threatening. When a small, seemingly meaningless, event occurs, Leda is overwhelmed by memories of the difficult and unconventional choices she made as a mother and their consequences for herself and her family. The seemingly serene tale of a woman’s pleasant rediscovery of herself soon becomes the story of a ferocious confrontation with an unsettled past. Following the extraordinary success of The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante’s new novel explores the conflicting emotions that tie us to our children. This candid fiction represents her most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood thus far.

Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking-glass
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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking-glass / Lewis Carroll ; illustrations by John Tenniel ; introduction and notes by Michael Irwin

Ware : Wordsworth, 2001

Wordsworth classics

Résumé: This selection of Carroll's works includes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, both containing the famous illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. No greater books for children have ever been written. The simple language, dreamlike atmosphere, and fantastical characters are as appealing to young readers today as ever they were. Meanwhile, however, these apparently simple stories have become recognised as adult masterpieces, and extraordinary experiments, years ahead of their time, in Modernism and Surrealism. Through wordplay, parody and logical and philosophical puzzles, Carroll engenders a variety of sub-texts, teasing, ominous or melancholy. For all the surface playfulness there is meaning everywhere. The author reveals himself in glimpses.

Ces secours qui tombent du ciel
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Stangier, Siegfried

Ces secours qui tombent du ciel : un pionnier du sauvetage aérien alpin raconte ses missions dramatiques / Siegfried Stangier ; préface Christian Bühler , traduit de l'allemand par Monique Bittebierre

[Paris] : Arthaud, 1982

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Vieux pays d'Evolène
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Clottu, Olivier

Vieux pays d'Evolène : témoins présents et disparus / Olivier Clottu ; dessins de l'auteur et photographies anciennes ; préface de Jean Quinodoz

Sion : Editions de la Matze, 1976

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Les Pyrénées
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Viers, Georges

Les Pyrénées / par Georges Viers

3e éd. mise à jour

Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 1973

Que sais-je? ; 995

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Guides à travers les âges
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Kalt, Xavier

Guides à travers les âges / par Xavier Kalt

La Fouly : [s.n.], 1972

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La glace et les glaciers
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Romanovsky, Vsevolod - Cailleux, André

La glace et les glaciers / par V. Romanovsky et André Cailleux

Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 1970

Que sais-je? ; 562

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