Littérature générale

  • When the van door slammed on Offreds future at the end of «The Handmaids Tale», readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. In this electrifying sequel, Margaret Atwood picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

  • T his beautifully illustrated collection honoring one hundred exceptional feminist saints throughout history is sure to inspire women and men alike. A new set of role models and heroes--matron saints--for the feminist future.-- The New York Times Book Review The women in this book . . . blazed trails where none existed before.-- The Guardian In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vibrant, and surprising biographies with stunning full-color portraits of secular female saints: champions of strength and progress. These women broke ground, broke ceilings, and broke molds--including Maya Angelou Jane Austen Ruby Bridges Rachel Carson Shirley Chisholm Marie Curie & Irène Joliot Curie Isadora Duncan Amelia Earhart Artemisia Gentileschi Grace Hopper Dolores Huerta Frida Kahlo Billie Jean King Audre Lorde Wilma Mankiller Toni Morrison Michelle Obama Sandra Day OConnor Sally Ride Eleanor Roosevelt Margaret Sanger Sappho Nina Simone Gloria Steinem Kanno Sugako Harriet Tubman Mae West Virginia Woolf Malala Yousafzai Open to any page and find daily inspiration and lasting delight. Praise for The Little Book of Feminist Saints A whistle-stop tour of inspiring women . . . [The artwork] deserves to be framed in every womans living room. -- Diva Short, snappy and inspiring [with] glorious visuals. -- Psychologies This beautifully illustrated collection offers daily inspiration and humorous anecdotes to remind you why we worship these women so. -- Hello Giggles An enticing collection . . . Pierponts pithy write-ups are accompanied by Thapps funky, wonderfully expressive color illustrations, making for an engaging picture-book experience for adults. . . . Bold and sassy . . . required reading for any seeking to broaden their historical knowledge. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Small enough to tuck into a bag, this delightful book offers instant inspiration. -- BookPage

  • Mrs Dalloway

    Virginia Woolf

    Le roman le plus lu de Virginia Woolf.

    « Mrs Dalloway dit qu'elle se chargerait d'acheter les fleurs. » De cet incipit, resté aussi célèbre que ceux de Camus ou Nabokov, découle la journée d'une femme, Clarissa Dalloway, au rythme des heures qui s'égrainent, entraînant le lecteur dans les sinuosités joyciennes de son inconscient et de ses monologues introspectifs.
    À contre-sens des canons de la littérature victorienne, Mrs Dalloway n'en reste pas moins, en dépit de son avant-gardisme, un des romans les plus appréciés de Virginia Woolf, celui dont elle dira, dans son Journal d'un écrivain, qu'elle y avait exprimé « bien plus complètement que de coutume ce qu'elle voulait dire ».
    Outre une technique d'écriture novatrice, Mrs Dalloway se propose de « critiquer le système social, le montrer à l'oeuvre dans toute son intensité ». Virginia Woolf pose un regard critique sur la condition bourgeoise, l'évolution des moeurs, l'avenir des femmes, mais aussi sur la folie à travers le personnage de Septimus.
    Mrs Dalloway, qui n'a rien perdu de sa modernité, ouvre par effet de miroir quelques portes d'entrée dans la psyché de son auteur.

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  • Emma

    Jane Austen

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  • B>The New York Times bestseller /b>b>'This selection of 43 stories should by all rights see Lucia Berlin as lauded as Jean Rhys or Raymond Carver' - Independent/b>The stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women make for one of the most remarkable unsung collections in twentieth-century American fiction.With extraordinary honesty and magnetism, Lucia Berlin invites us into her rich, itinerant life: the drink and the mess and the pain and the beauty and the moments of surprise and of grace. Her voice is uniquely witty, anarchic and compassionate. Celebrated for many years by those in the know, she is about to become - a decade after her death - the writer everyone is talking about. The collection will be introduced by Lydia Davis.'With Lucia Berlin we are very far away from the parlours of Boston and New York and quite far away, too, from the fiction of manners, unless we are speaking of very bad manners . . . The writer Lucia Berlin most puts me in mind of is the late Richard Yates.' - LRB, 1999

  • Ethan Frome

    Edith Wharton

    • P.o.l
    • 6 Mars 2014

    Les montagnes du Massachusetts à la fin du XIXe siècle. Ethan Frome est un jeune homme pauvre qui aime les livres et rêve de voyages. Il a hérité d'une ferme et d'une scierie qui ne rapportent rien, épousé une vieille cousine hypocondriaque. Et, sans comprendre ce qui lui arrive, il tombe amoureux pour la première fois. En trois jours, sa vie va basculer. Même la mort ne voudra pas des héros de cette tragédie rurale, chef-d'oeuvre atypique d'Edith Wharton.

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  • Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Nora Ephron turns her sharp wit on to her own life. This work includes her insights such as: never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from; if the shoe doesn't fit in the shoe store, it's never going to fit; and if only one third of your clothes are mistakes, you're ahead of the game.

  • A memoir that offers a picture of the author's growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s.