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Œuvres I: Dans ma chambre - Je sors ce soir - Plus fort que moi

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By Guillaume Dustan

Mort à trente-neuf ans, Guillaume Dustan (1965-2005) laisse une œuvre dont l’aspect provocateur n’a pas facilité los angeles transmission. l. a. dispersion de ses écrits entre plusieurs éditeurs et l’évolution spectaculaire de son écriture et de sa pensée ont brouillé son photo. À l. a. suite d’Hervé Guibert, Guillaume Dustan est un des grands autobiographes de notre temps.

Il fallait, pour saisir l’importance de ses livres, une édition complète. Ce most effective quantity des Œuvres, qui sera suivi de deux autres, regroupe los angeles première trilogie parue aux éditions P.O.L entre 1996 et 1998, Dans ma chambre, Je sors ce soir et Plus castle que moi. Cette édition accompagnée d’une préface, d’une présentation et de notes pour chaque texte, est dirigée par Thomas Clerc.

À propos de Guillaume Dustan

Guillaume Dustan est né en 1995, ou ninety six, en écrivant, puis en publiant, Dans ma chambre (P.O.L, septembre 1996). Avant, il y avait une autre personne, très malheureuse. Dépressive, séropositive. Après il y avait toujours los angeles dépression et los angeles séroposition, mais ça allait déjà mieux. Une appréciation paranoïaque et mégalomane du retentissement de son most excellent ouvrage ayant conduit Guillaume à quitter son emploi, il se hâta d’écrire pour faire avancer sa nouvelle carrière.

Je sors ce soir (P.O.L, septembre 1997) ne fut pas le best-seller pour lequel il avait si souvent consulté l’oracle, mais contribua à affermir son picture de jeune écrivain homosexual à suivre. Ayant dépensé en extasys et en téquilas-champagne tout l’argent de l. a. bourse qu’il avait reçue du Centre nationwide du livre, Guillaume se trouva bien dépourvu à l. a. fin de l’année (et en plus il avait une grosse bronchite qui ne se soignait pas à reason de ses excès).

Sans se décourager, il proposa à son éditeur, P.O.L, de créer une assortment de livres homosexual qui pourrait le faire bouffer (lui, Guillaume). P.O.L le dirigea vers Balland, maison amie. Nouvelle casquette pour G.D.

Retiré chez sa mère, à los angeles campagne, G. écrivit son troisième roman, tout aussi purement autobiographique que les deux premiers: Plus castle que moi parut en juin 1998 (toujours chez P.O.L). À l’automne, G.D. lançait les grandes manœuvres pour le centre communautaire qu’il voulait créer, l. a. Gaie maison pour tout le monde. En janvier 1999 il publiait Nicolas Pages, son most efficient véritable succès de librairie. En février de los angeles même année, los angeles assortment chez Balland (Rayon Gai) démarrait.

En 2000, G.D. réalisait son preferable movie, centré sur los angeles determine dudit Nicolas Pages, écrivain et artiste conceptuel (et ami de G.D.), ainsi que sur celle de Nan Goldin (R residence, coproduit par Postmodern vintage movies et Arte). L’an 2000 fut une grande année pour G.D., d’abord avec los angeles sortie d’Innocente, son optimum best-seller (400 000 ex.). Puis avec l’ouverture de los angeles Gaie maison, sous les auspices éclairés d’Elisabeth Lebovici, sa première présidente. G.D. annonça sa décision de renoncer à l’écriture.

En 2003 sortit son most desirable long-métrage, Rajneesh, produit par Jodie Foster et joué par invoice Clinton (...). Guillaume Dustan est mort en octobre 2005.

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Cocaine's Son: A Memoir

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By Dave Itzkoff

With sharp wit, self-deprecating humor, and penetrating honesty, New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff turns a prepared eye on his existence with the mysterious, maddening, much-loved guy of whom he writes, “for the 1st 8 years of my existence I appear to have believed he was once the manufactured from my imagination.”

Itzkoff’s father was once the fellow who lumbered domestic at evening and spent hours murmuring to his small son approximately his goals and hopes for the boy’s destiny, and the fears and screw ups of his personal prior. He was once the hard-nosed big apple fur service provider with an all at once emotional soul; a purveyor of well-worn anecdotes and bittersweet lifestyles classes; a relied on best friend in youth revolts opposed to motherly self-discipline and Hebrew institution drudgery; a pal, consultant, and confidant. He used to be additionally a junkie. In Cocaine’s Son, Itzkoff chronicles his coming of age within the disjointed shadow of his father’s double life—struggling to reconcile his love for the garrulous protector and supplier, and his loathing for the pitiful addict.

via his adolescent and teenage years Itzkoff is haunted by way of the spectacle of his father’s drug-fueled depressions and disappearances. In university, Itzkoff plunges into his personal doubtless fated bout with substance abuse. And later, an emotional remedy consultation results in the serious sure bet that he'll by no means conquer a similar demons that experience pushed the older guy. but if his father ultimately will get fresh, an extended “morning after” starts off for them either. And on a street journey around the nation and again into reminiscence, looking for clues and revelations, jointly they notice that there's extra binding them than ever separated them.

Unsparing and heartbreaking, mordantly humorous and powerfully felt, Cocaine’s Son clears a spot for Dave Itzkoff within the leading edge of latest memoirists.

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, which Franklin himself referred to as his Memoirs, is the incomplete checklist of his lifestyles written among 1771 and 1790. It has turn into essentially the most famous and influential autobiographies in background, and has been praised either as a old rfile and a section of literature in its personal correct. William Dean Howells declared that "Franklin's is likely one of the maximum autobiographies in literature, and towers over different autobiographies as Franklin towered over different men."

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The Mouth of the South: The Jimmy Hart Story

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By Jimmy Hart

With Forewords via Hulk Hogan, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and Bret "The Hitman" Hart, this e-book is a "tell all" from the chief of the main wrestling champions within the historical past of the area Wrestling Federation. forty photos.

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Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir

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By Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson’s memoirs of her early years, packed with pleasure, exuberance, and the pride of being—with an abundance of photographic illustrations.

The pleasure of being alive and savoring the great things which are existence pervades all of the writing of Tove Jansson. The liked 9 volumes of her Moomintroll chronicles for more youthful readers, her grownup novels, The summer time Book and Sun City; and her across the world identified work and drawings display this savour lifestyles. In her memoirs of her very early years she stocks the pleasures of becoming up with a cheerful, freedom-loving family members and with nature in Finland. it's a early life reminiscence that speaks to humans everywhere.

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Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M - y W - y M - e Written during Her Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. in Different Parts of Europe

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The 18th century used to be a wealth of information, exploration and quickly transforming into expertise and increasing record-keeping made attainable by way of advances within the printing press. In its choice to maintain the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its personal: digitization of epic proportions to maintain those precious works within the biggest archive of its type. Now for the 1st time those fine quality electronic copies of unique 18th century manuscripts are available print, making them hugely obtainable to libraries, undergraduate scholars, and self reliant scholars.
The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched spiritual and philosophical figuring out and maintains to steer present-day pondering. Works gathered right here contain masterpieces by way of David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in addition to spiritual sermons and ethical debates at the problems with the day, comparable to the slave alternate. The Age of cause observed clash among Protestantism and Catholicism reworked into one among religion and common sense -- a debate that maintains within the twenty-first century.
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Lady M--y W---y M---e = girl Mary Wortley Montagu. Preface signed: M. A., i.e. Mary Astell.

London : revealed for M. Cooper, 1783. viii,280p. ; 12°

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Lawrence Dallaglio: More Blood, Sweat and Beers

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By Lawrence Dallaglio, David Trick

In additional Blood, Sweat and Beers, global Cup-winning rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio stocks his favorite tales from his time at overseas rugby's maximum event. With razor-sharp wit and sturdy humour he shall we the reader in the back of the closed doorways of the match, to work out what occurs off and on the pitch while the cameras aren't taking a look.

All the nice names are right here - Blanco, Lomu and Pienaar between them - and in his time Dallaglio has shared pints or blows (or either) with all of them and has lived to inform the tales.

Funny, frank and completely loaded with quick-fire banter those are the simplest of the easiest stories of the legends of the foreign level.

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Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By Kim Masters

Like one of many motion picture moguls of outdated, Michael Eisner is a titan -- feared, strong, and nearly magically profitable. After emerging via ABC tv and Paramount photos, he woke up the drowsing mammoth of Disney and despatched it stomping around the leisure panorama. yet because the tragic dying of Frank Wells in a helicopter crash in 1994, he has lacked -- for the 1st time in his occupation -- a colleague who may mood his personality.

The end result, writes Kim Masters, has been a slide right into a Nixonian paranoia and isolation. within the Keys to the dominion, Masters crafts a gripping account of this larger-than-life tale of larger-than-life hubris, combining an insightful research of strength in Hollywood with a bright, deeply researched narrative that brings the personalities, the enmities, and the company mayhem to life.

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Harpo Speaks!

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By Harpo Marx

(Limelight). "This is a riotous tale that is quite mad and as actual as a Marx brother could make it. regardless of just a 12 months and a half education, Harpo, or even his collaborator, is the simplest author of the Marx Brother. hugely recommended." Library magazine "A humorous, affectionate and unpretentious autobiography performed with a sharply specialist support from Rowland Barber." long island occasions booklet overview

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The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

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Read the bestselling ebook that encouraged the ABC tv series.

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts have been introduced on death-defying missions, tv cameras inquisitive about the courageous smiles in their younger other halves. in a single day, those girls have been remodeled from army spouses into American royalty. that they had tea with Jackie Kennedy, seemed at the disguise of Life journal, and quick grew into model icons.

Annie Glenn, together with her picture-perfect marriage, was once the envy of the opposite better halves; JFK made it transparent that platinum-blonde Rene chippie used to be his favourite; and authorized pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a mystery that had to remain hidden from NASA. including the opposite other halves they shaped the Astronaut better halves membership, offering each other with aid and friendship, espresso and cocktails.

As their superstar rose-and as divorce and tragedy started to contact their lives-the better halves persisted to rally jointly, forming bonds that might stand up to the try of time, they usually have stayed neighbors for over part a century. THE ASTRONAUT better halves membership tells the tale of the ladies who stood beside a few of the greatest heroes in American background.

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