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All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers: A Novel

All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers: A Novel ebook ISBN: 1631493582
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
Author: Larry McMurtry
Number of Pages: 336 
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A young writer hits the dusty Texas highway for the California coast in this “brilliant . . . funny and dangerously tender” (Time) tale of art and sacrifice. Hailed as one of “the best novels ever set in America’s fourth largest city” (Douglas Brinkley, New York Times Book Review), All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is a powerful demonstration of Larry McMurtry’s “comic genius, his ability to render a sense of landscape, and interior intellection tension” (Jim Harrison, New York Times Book Review). Desperate to break from the “mundane happiness” of Houston, budding writer Danny Deck hops in his car, “El Chevy,” bound for the West Coast on a road trip filled with broken hearts and bleak realities of the artistic life. A cast of unforgettable characters joins the naive troubadour’s pilgrimage to California and back to Texas, including a cruel, long-legged beauty; an appealing screenwriter; a randy college professor; and a genuine if painfully “normal” friend. Since the novel’s publication in 1972, Danny Deck has “been far more successful at getting loved by readers than he ever was at getting loved by the women in his life” (McMurtry), a testament to the author’s incomparable talent for capturing the essential tragicomedy of the human experience.

All My Friends are Going to be Strangers

All My Friends are Going to be Strangers ebook ISBN: 9780752827773
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Author: Larry McMurtry
Number of Pages: 281 
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Danny Deck, a promising young writer, is rapidly losing touch with everything that fostered his talent. He drifts from his native Texas to California and back, falling in love, looking for people to hold onto and for a place to settle down.

Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry ebook ISBN: 9780313303005
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Author: John Marsden Reilly
Number of Pages: 193 
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Larry McMurtry's award winning novels have redefined not only the literature of the west, but also the essential myths with which the west is associated. Readers were initiated into the world of the modern cowboy with McMurtry's first novel Horseman Pass By. Nearly 35 years later McMurtry revisits his hometown project with his latest update on the characters who populated The Last Picture Show and Texasville in his most recent novel Duane's Depressed. This Critical Companion examines all 22 of McMurtry's works. By considering individual literary elements and overall construction of the novels, this analysis probes how McMurtry has given contemporary relevance to traditional elements of the Western story.

La dernière séance

La dernière séance ebook ISBN: 2404004611
Publisher: Éditions Gallmeister
Author: Larry MCMURTRY LARRY
Number of Pages: 320 
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En 1951, la petite ville texane de Thalia, aux confins du désert, hésite entre un puritanisme de bon ton et la quête d'un plaisir encore tabou. Du cinéma à la salle de billard, les jeunes gens du coin jouent aux amoureux éperdus et feraient tout pour être le sujet des derniers ragots. Livrés à eux-mêmes, Duane et Sonny gagnent après le lycée de quoi animer leurs samedis soir grâce à de petits jobs sur la plate-forme pétrolière. Ils s'ennuient sec et rêvent de filles belles comme le jour qu'ils enlèveraient à leurs riches parents pour les épouser dans une épopée romanesque. Reste pour cette petite bande à découvrir que la vie n'a finalement rien d'un scénario hollywoodien. À travers l'histoire de Duane et Sonny, La Dernière Séance trace le portrait universel d'une jeunesse qui se heurte pour la première fois à la vie.

Comment se faire des amis et influencer les autres

Comment se faire des amis et influencer les autres ebook ISBN: 9782764010310
Publisher: Outremont, Québec : Quebecor
Author: Dale Carnegie
Number of Pages: 202 
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Ouvrage de psychologie populaire plusieurs fois réédité depuis 1936. [SDM].

Conversations entre amis

Conversations entre amis ebook ISBN: 2823610723
Publisher: Média Diffusion
Author: Sally Rooney
Number of Pages: 400 
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Dublin, de nos jours. Frances et Bobbi, deux anciennes amantes devenues amies intimes, se produisent dans la jeune scène artistique irlandaise comme poètes-performeuses. Un soir, lors d'une lecture, elles rencontrent Melissa, une photographe plus âgée qu'elles, mariée à Nick, un acteur. Ensemble, ils discutent, refont le monde, critiquent le capitalisme comme les personnages de Joyce pouvaient, en leur temps, critiquer la religion. Ils font des photographies, ils écrivent, ils vivent. C'est le début d'une histoire d'amitié, d'une histoire de séduction menant à un " mariage à quatre " où la confusion des sentiments fait rage : quand Frances tombe follement amoureuse de Nick et vit avec lui une liaison torride, elle menace soudainement l'équilibre global de leur amitié. Mais Conversations entre amis n'est pas qu'une banale histoire d'adultère : c'est avant tout le portrait attachant, empathique, des jeunes gens contemporains, ces millenials qui ne parviennent pas à trouver leur place dans le monde que leur ont laissé leurs aînés. La voix de Frances, poétique, désinvolte, parfois naïve, d'une extraordinaire fraîcheur est, par de multiples aspects, celle de sa génération. Traduit de l'anglais (Irlande) par Laetitia Devaux.

Seasoned Authors for a New Season

Seasoned Authors for a New Season ebook ISBN: 9780879721435
Publisher: Popular Press
Author: Louis Filler
Number of Pages: 193 
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This collection of essays probes the values in a variety of authors who have had in common the fact of popularity and erstwhile reputation. Why were they esteemed? Who esteemed them? And what has become of their reputations, to readers, to the critic himself? No writer here has been asked to justify the work of his subject, and reports and conclusions about this wide variety of creative writers vary, sometimes emphasizing what the critic believes to be enduring qualities in the subject, in several cases finding limitations in what that writer has to offer us today.

Le Point de bascule

Le Point de bascule ebook ISBN: 2081388774
Publisher: Flammarion
Author: Malcom Gladwell
Number of Pages: 268 
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Comment New York, capitale du crime qu début des années 1990, est-elle devenue en quelques mois une ville sécuritaire ? Comment une marque de chaussures has been a-t-elle reconquis le marché mondial de la mode grâce à quelques clubs branchés de Manhattan ? L'idée du Point de bascule est simple : pour comprendre l'émergence des modes, la naissance des best-sellers, ou tout autre changement a priori mystérieux, il suffit de les concevoir comme des épidémies. Marketing, tabagisme, idéologie religieuse... Rien ne résiste à l'analyse de Malcolm Gladwell.

The History of Texas

The History of Texas ebook ISBN: 1118617878
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 536 
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The History of Texas is fully revised and updated in this fifth edition to reflect the latest scholarship in its coverage of Texas history from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Fully revised to reflect the most recent scholarly findings Offers extensive coverage of twentieth-century Texas history Includes an overview of Texas history up to the Election of 2012 Provides online resources for students and instructors, including a test bank, maps, presentation slides, and more

Rhino Ranch

Rhino Ranch ebook ISBN: 9781451606522
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Larry McMurtry
Number of Pages: 288 
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• Highly acclaimed, iconic author: Larry McMurtry is renowned for his elegiac prose, sharp wit, and engaging plotlines. His Thalia, Texas, series is among his most famous and Duane is an icon as much as his creator. • The Thalia Finale: Readers have followed the life of Duane through The Last Picture Show, Texasville, Duane’s Depressed, and When the Light Goes . Rhino Ranch, the final episode in Duane’s saga, represents the end of an era and is the most unusual and compelling novel in the series. • Irony, romance, and cycle of life: Duane comes back from a near-fatal heart attack to discover that his new neighbor has recently opened a rhino preserve on her property. As he watches his world change around him, he reminisces on love affairs past and the missed opportunities he now regrets. Rhino Ranch is a bittersweet and fitting end to this iconic series, a tribute to all of the emotion, hilarity, whimsy, and poignancy that readers have followed across decades.

When the Light Goes

When the Light Goes ebook ISBN: 143912650X
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Larry McMurtry
Number of Pages: 208 
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In this masterful and often surprising sequel to the acclaimed Duane's Depressed, the Pulitzer Prize- and Oscar-winning author of Lonesome Dove has written a haunting, elegiac, and occasionally erotic novel about one of his most beloved characters. Duane Moore first made his appearance in The Last Picture Show and, like his author, he has aged but not lost his vigor or his taste for life. Back from a two-week trip to Egypt, Duane finds he cannot readjust to life in Thalia, the small, dusty, West Texas hometown in which he has spent all of his life. In the short time he was away, it seems that everything has changed alarmingly. His office barely has a reason to exist now that his son Dickie is running the company from Wichita Falls, his lifelong friends seem to have suddenly grown old, his familiar hangout, once a good old-fashioned convenience store, has been transformed into an "Asian Wonder Deli," his daughters seem to have taken leave of their senses and moved on to new and strange lives, and his own health is at serious risk. It's as if Duane cannot find any solace or familiarity in Thalia and cannot even bring himself to revisit the house he shared for decades with his late wife, Karla, and their children and grandchildren. He spends his days aimlessly riding his bicycle (already a sign of serious eccentricity in West Texas) and living in his cabin outside town. The more he tries to get back to the rhythm of his old life, the more he realizes that he should have left Thalia long ago—indeed everybody he cared for seems to have moved on without him, to new lives or to death. The only consolation is meeting the young, attractive geologist, Annie Cameron, whom Dickie has hired to work out of the Thalia office. Annie is brazenly seductive, yet oddly cold, young enough to be Duane's daughter, or worse, and Duane hasn't a clue how to handle her. He's also in love with his psychiatrist, Honor Carmichael, who after years of rebuffing him, has decided to undertake what she feels is Duane's very necessary sex reeducation, opening him up to some major, life-changing surprises. For the lesson of When the Light Goes is that where there's life, there is indeed hope—Duane, widowed, displaced from whatever is left of his own life, suddenly rootless in the middle of his own hometown, and at risk of death from a heart that also doesn't seem to be doing its job, is in the end saved by sex, by love, and by his own compassionate and intense interest in other people and the surprises they reveal. At once realistic and life-loving, often hilariously funny, and always moving, Larry McMurtry has written one of his finest and most compelling novels to date, doing for Duane what he did so triumphantly for Aurora in Terms of Endearment.

Folly and Glory

Folly and Glory ebook ISBN: 9781451607697
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Larry McMurtry
Number of Pages: 256 
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In this brilliant saga—the final volume of The Berrybender Narratives and an epic in its own right—Larry McMurtry lives up to his reputation for delivering novels with “wit, grace, and more than a hint of what might be called muscular nostalgia, fit together to create a panoramic portrait of the American West” (The New York Times Book Review). As this finale opens, Tasmin and her family are under irksome, though comfortable, arrest in Mexican Santa Fe. Her father, the eccentric Lord Berrybender, is planning to head for Texas with his whole family and his retainers, English, American, and Native American. Tasmin, who would once have followed her husband, Jim Snow, anywhere, is no longer even sure she likes him, or knows where to go to next. Neither does anyone else—even Captain Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame, is puzzled by the great changes sweeping over the West, replacing red men and buffalo with towns and farms. In the meantime, Jim Snow, accompanied by Kit Carson, journeys to New Orleans, where he meets up with a muscular black giant named Juppy, who turns out to be one of Lord Berrybender’s many illegitimate offspring, and in whose company they make their way back to Santa Fe. But even they are unable to prevent the Mexicans from carrying the Berrybender family on a long and terrible journey across the desert to Vera Cruz. Starving, dying of thirst, and in constant, bloody battle with slavers pursuing them, the Berrybenders finally make their way to civilization—if New Orleans of the time can be called that—where Jim Snow has to choose between Tasmin and the great American plains, on which he has lived all his life in freedom, and where, after all her adventures, Tasmin must finally decide where her future lies. With a cast of characters that includes almost every major real-life figure of the West, Folly and Glory is a novel that represents the culmination of a great and unique four-volume saga of the early days of the West; it is one of Larry McMurtry’s finest achievements.

The Last Kind Words Saloon: A Novel

The Last Kind Words Saloon: A Novel ebook ISBN: 0871407876
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author: Larry McMurtry
Number of Pages: 224 
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New York Times Bestseller Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Seattle Times The Last Kind Words Saloon marks the triumphant return of Larry McMurtry to the nineteenth-century West of his classic Lonesome Dove. In this "comically subversive work of fiction" (Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books), Larry McMurtry chronicles the closing of the American frontier through the travails of two of its most immortal figures, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Tracing their legendary friendship from the settlement of Long Grass, Texas, to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Denver, and finally to Tombstone, Arizona, The Last Kind Words Saloon finds Wyatt and Doc living out the last days of a cowboy lifestyle that is already passing into history. In his stark and peerless prose McMurtry writes of the myths and men that live on even as the storied West that forged them disappears. Hailed by critics and embraced by readers, The Last Kind Words Saloon celebrates the genius of one of our most original American writers.

Rien qu'avec toi

Rien qu'avec toi ebook ISBN: 282052771X
Publisher: Milady
Author: Renée Carlino
Number of Pages: 320 
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Un merveilleux hymne à l’amour avec un grand A « Il n’est pas possible d’aimer et de se quitter. Vous souhaiteriez que cela le fût. L’amour change parfois de visage, il peut revêtir celui de la confusion, mais on ne peut jamais le faire disparaître. Je sais par expérience que les poètes ont raison : l’amour est éternel ». Kate Corbin se sent perdue. Elle vient de perdre celle qui lui tenait lieu de mère, s’enlise dans une relation qui ne peut la mener nulle part, et est condamnée à la rubrique des faits divers du Chicago Crier. Pour l’aider à prendre un nouveau départ, son patron lui confie une mission qui va changer sa vie : interviewer R. J. Lawson, un milliardaire, génie de la technologie, récemment reconverti dans la viticulture. Hélas, le séjour californien s’annonce mal, car R. J. prend immédiatement en grippe la journaliste. Alors que Kate tombe sous le charme de l’homme à tout faire du domaine, elle va découvrir à ses dépens que les apparences sont trompeuses... « Rien qu’avec toi nous comble sur tous les plans ! À lire absolument ! » - A. L. Jackson, auteur à succès du New York Times Renée Carlino a toujours vécu sur la côte californienne, même si elle nourrit une fascination assumée pour New York, Chicago et Los Angeles, où elle aime situer les intrigues de ses romans. Passionnée de littérature depuis l’adolescence, elle a d’abord écrit des nouvelles et des poèmes. Son premier roman, À quatre mains est paru aux éditions Milady. Après la pluie, le beau temps. La prose tendre et poétique de Renée Carlino n’a pas son pareil pour dire la douceur de vivre retrouvée. Émouvant et inattendu, ce roman est la preuve qu’il n’est jamais trop tard pour saisir sa chance. « Le réveil était brutal. En quatre jours, moi qui croyais dur comme fer que j’étais destinée à mener une vie solitaire, je m’étais mise à croire en l’amour grâce à Jamie. Seulement voilà, il ne m’avait fait aucune promesse. »

Western Movie References in American Literature

Western Movie References in American Literature ebook ISBN: 0786466383
Publisher: McFarland
Author: Henryk Hoffmann
Number of Pages: 224 
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References to western movies scattered over some 250 narrative works by more than 130 authors constitute the subject matter of this book, arranged in an encyclopedic format. The entries are distributed among western movies, television series, big screen and television actors, western writers, directors and miscellaneous topics related to the genre. Covered are not only classics like High Noon but also more obscure titles such as Drum Beat. Mega-stars like John Wayne are included but so is Tom Tyler, a much lesser known name. While the time span of the presented data exceeds a period of a hundred years--from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to No Country for Old Men (2007)--the entries include many western film milestones (from The Aryan through Shane to Unforgiven), television classics (Gunsmoke, Bonanza) and great screen cowboys of both the "A" and "B" productions.

Compte les étoiles

Compte les étoiles ebook ISBN: 2211309925
Publisher: Ecole des Loisirs
Author: Lois Lowry
Number of Pages: 180 
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1943. Pour Annemarie Johansen, la vie à Copenhague est un mélange compliqué de vie familiale, d'école, de rationnement alimentaire et d'occupation allemande. Le courage semble une vertu lointaine. Au moment où les Nazis commencent à organiser les déportations des Juifs du Danemark, les Johansen recueillent la meilleure amie d'Annemarie, Ellen Rosen, désormais présentée comme faisant partie de la famille. Ellen et Annemarie doivent réfléchir très vite lorsque les soldats perquisitionnent et demandent en pleine nuit pourquoi Ellen n'est pas blonde comme ses soeurs. À travers les yeux d'Annemarie nous voyons comment la résistance danoise réussit à faire traverser le bras de mer les séparant de la Suède à la quasi-totalité de la communauté juive, qui compte alors près de sept mille personnes.

False Friends and True Strangers

False Friends and True Strangers ebook ISBN: 0310303400
Publisher: Zondervan
Author: Nancy N. Rue
Number of Pages: 192 
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The girlfriends from ‘Nama Beach High learn the liberating secret of discipline In this second book of the ‘Nama Beach High series, Laura Duffy and her friends from the “conflicted” girls club discover a “secret” text hidden within John 16. Laura has a chance to experience the truth of this secret when she gets her driver’s license, starts a new job at the local Gap store, then observes kids from her school in the act of shoplifting, and even suffers the theft of her car. Worst of all, her friend Joy Beth, who seems to possess everything in life, develops diabetes. Together the girls realize that possessing things sometimes leads to being possessed by them. They learn that discipline is the ability to deny and to choose not to exploit. Discipline is a way that God’s power can bless them. They find out that surrendering all of life’s non-essentials and identifying what remains as God’s sacred gifts is The Key.

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology ebook ISBN: 1118290585
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Didier Fassin
Number of Pages: 664 
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A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 ebook ISBN: 2072455146
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Ray Bradbury
Number of Pages: 240 
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451 degrés Fahrenheit représentent la température à laquelle un livre s'enflamme et se consume. Dans cette société future où la lecture, source de questionnement et de réflexion, est considérée comme un acte antisocial, un corps spécial de pompiers est chargé de brûler tous les livres, dont la détention est interdite pour le bien collectif. Montag, le pompier pyromane, se met pourtant à rêver d'un monde différent, qui ne bannirait pas la littérature et l'imaginaire au profit d'un bonheur immédiatement consommable. Il devient dès lors un dangereux criminel, impitoyablement poursuivi par une société qui désavoue son passé.

Tout le monde ment... (et vous aussi !)

Tout le monde ment... (et vous aussi !) ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Alisio
Author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Number of Pages: 352 
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Internet et le Big Data : ce que nos recherches Google disent vraiment de nous ! Les parents favorisent-ils les garçons plutôt que les filles ? L'école que l'on fréquente influence-t-elle réellement notre réussite ? Mentons-nous souvent sur notre sexualité ? En ce début de XXIe siècle, nos navigations Internet génèrent 8 millions de giga-octets de données chaque jour. Une quantité stupéfiante d'informations qui en disent long sur chacun d'entre nous, car c'est à notre moteur de recherche que nous confions nos questions et nos pensées les plus intimes. S'appuyant sur les recherches Google de millions d'Américains, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz nous livre des révélations fascinantes sur des sujets aussi divers que la politique, le racisme, la violence, notre sexualité, nos relations familiales, le sport... À la lumière de ce « sérum de vérité numérique » qu'est le Big Data, il nous invite à lever le voile sur nous-mêmes et à prendre conscience de nos préjugés... pour mieux changer. « Une plongée inédite dans la psyché humaine [...]. Infiniment fascinant. » - Steven Pinker, auteur du best-seller La Part d'ange en nous « Une exploration incroyablement intelligente et malicieuse de ce que le Big Data nous révèle de notre quotidien. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz est le meilleur conteur de données que j'aie jamais rencontré. » - Steven Levitt, co-auteur du best-seller Freakonomics « Les conclusions empiriques présentées dans Tout le monde ment sont si intrigantes que ce livre serait passionnant même s'il était structuré comme une longue liste. » - The Economist