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Profil - Zweig (Stefan) : Le Joueur d' échecs

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L’ouvrage fournit toutes les clés pour analyser la nouvelle de Stefan Zweig. Le résumé détaillé est suivi de l’étude des problématiques essentielles, parmi lesquelles : – Mirko Czentovic : un antihéros – Le personnage de M.B... et les autres personnages – La construction dramatique – Le Joueur d’échecs et l’actualité politique – La signification du jeu d’échecs.

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Chess Story

Chess Story [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Stefan Zweig
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN-10: 1590175603
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Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig’s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them and their fortunes change. How he came to possess his extraordinary grasp of the game of chess and at what cost lie at the heart of Zweig’s story. This new translation of Chess Story brings out the work’s unusual mixture of high suspense and poignant reflection.

Download or read Chess Story book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig’s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them and their fortunes change. How he came to possess his extraordinary grasp of the game of chess and at what cost lie at the heart of Zweig’s story. This new translation of Chess Story brings out the work’s unusual mixture of high suspense and poignant reflection.


Le Joueur d'échecs (nouvelle traduction)

Le Joueur d'échecs (nouvelle traduction) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Stefan Zweig
Editor: Le Livre de Poche
ISBN-10: 225315931X
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Edition enrichie (préface, notes, biographie de l'écrivain, bibliographie) Qui est cet inconnu capable d’en remontrer au grand Czentovic, champion mondial des échecs, véritable prodige aussi fruste qu’antipathique ? Peut-on le croire, quand il affirme qu’il n’a pas joué depuis plus de vingt ans ? Les circonstances dans lesquelles l’homme a acquis cette science sont terribles. Elles nous renvoient aux expérimentations nazies sur les effets de l’isolement absolu, lorsque, aux frontières de la folie, entre deux interrogatoires, le cerveau humain parvient à déployer ses facultés les plus étranges. Une fable inquiétante, fantastique, qui, comme le dit un personnage avec une ironie douloureuse, « pourrait servir d’illustration à la charmante époque où nous vivons ». Traduction, préface et commentaires par Brigitte Vergne-Cain et Gérard Rudent.

Download or read Le Joueur d'échecs (nouvelle traduction) book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Edition enrichie (préface, notes, biographie de l'écrivain, bibliographie) Qui est cet inconnu capable d’en remontrer au grand Czentovic, champion mondial des échecs, véritable prodige aussi fruste qu’antipathique ? Peut-on le croire, quand il affirme qu’il n’a pas joué depuis plus de vingt ans ? Les circonstances dans lesquelles l’homme a acquis cette science sont terribles. Elles nous renvoient aux expérimentations nazies sur les effets de l’isolement absolu, lorsque, aux frontières de la folie, entre deux interrogatoires, le cerveau humain parvient à déployer ses facultés les plus étranges. Une fable inquiétante, fantastique, qui, comme le dit un personnage avec une ironie douloureuse, « pourrait servir d’illustration à la charmante époque où nous vivons ». Traduction, préface et commentaires par Brigitte Vergne-Cain et Gérard Rudent.


The Mother's Recompense

The Mother's Recompense [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Edith Wharton
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN-10: 1473361125
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This early work by Edith Wharton was originally published in 1925 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Mother's Recompense' is a novel about a woman who abandoned her husband and child and who returns to her home city of New York after spending years in exile. Edith Wharton was born in New York City in 1862. Wharton's first poems were published in Scribner’s Magazine. In 1891, the same publication printed the first of her many short stories, titled 'Mrs. Manstey’s View'. Over the next four decades, they – along with other well-established American publications such as Atlantic Monthly, Century Magazine, Harper’s and Lippincott’s – regularly published her work.

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The Gambler

The Gambler [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN-10: 1465589325
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The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Stefan Zweig
Editor: Pushkin Press
ISBN-10: 1782270701
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In this magnificent collection of Stefan Zweig's short stories the very best and worst of human nature are captured with sharp observation, understanding and vivid empathy. Ranging from love and death to faith restored and hope regained, these stories present a master at work, at the top of his form. Perfectly paced and brimming with passion, these twenty-two tales from a master storyteller of the Twentieth Century are translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell. Deluxe, clothbound edition.

Download or read The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). In this magnificent collection of Stefan Zweig's short stories the very best and worst of human nature are captured with sharp observation, understanding and vivid empathy. Ranging from love and death to faith restored and hope regained, these stories present a master at work, at the top of his form. Perfectly paced and brimming with passion, these twenty-two tales from a master storyteller of the Twentieth Century are translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell. Deluxe, clothbound edition.


The Bachelors

The Bachelors [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Adalbert Stifter
Editor: Pushkin Press
ISBN-10: 1908968303
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Leaving the home of his foster mother to begin his working life, young Victor stops to visit his uncle, who long ago sealed himself away from the world, on a island in a lake, high in the Austrian alps. The old man, who has never known love, lives barricaded in a former monastery, surrounded by an atmosphere of death and decay. Portraying the friction between these two characters with keen psychological insight, Stifter's masterful bildungsroman explores conflicting attitudes to life and their existential effects: stillness and movement, light and dark, openness and withdrawal.

Download or read The Bachelors book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Leaving the home of his foster mother to begin his working life, young Victor stops to visit his uncle, who long ago sealed himself away from the world, on a island in a lake, high in the Austrian alps. The old man, who has never known love, lives barricaded in a former monastery, surrounded by an atmosphere of death and decay. Portraying the friction between these two characters with keen psychological insight, Stifter's masterful bildungsroman explores conflicting attitudes to life and their existential effects: stillness and movement, light and dark, openness and withdrawal.


The Travelling Cat Chronicles

The Travelling Cat Chronicles [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Hiro Arikawa
Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 0735235244
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We take journeys to explore exotic new places and to return to the comforts of home, to visit old acquaintances and to make new friends. But the most important journey is the one that shows us how to follow our hearts... An instant and international bestseller, The Travelling Cat Chronicles has charmed readers around the world. With simple yet descriptive prose, this novel gives voice to Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they take to the road on a journey with no other purpose than to visit three of Satoru's longtime friends. Or so Nana is led to believe... With his crooked tail--a sign of good fortune--and adventurous spirit, Nana is the perfect companion for the man who took him in as a stray. As they travel in a silver van across Japan, with its ever-changing scenery and seasons, they will learn the true meaning of courage and gratitude, of loyalty and love.

Download or read The Travelling Cat Chronicles book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). We take journeys to explore exotic new places and to return to the comforts of home, to visit old acquaintances and to make new friends. But the most important journey is the one that shows us how to follow our hearts... An instant and international bestseller, The Travelling Cat Chronicles has charmed readers around the world. With simple yet descriptive prose, this novel gives voice to Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they take to the road on a journey with no other purpose than to visit three of Satoru's longtime friends. Or so Nana is led to believe... With his crooked tail--a sign of good fortune--and adventurous spirit, Nana is the perfect companion for the man who took him in as a stray. As they travel in a silver van across Japan, with its ever-changing scenery and seasons, they will learn the true meaning of courage and gratitude, of loyalty and love.


Le joueur d'échecs

Le joueur d'échecs [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Stefan Zweig
Editor: Livre de Poche Jeunesse
ISBN-10: 2013235135
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À bord d’un paquebot, deux inconnus s’affrontent lors d’une partie d’échecs. L’un d’eux n’est autre que Czentovic, homme d’origine modeste, mais champion du monde en titre. Le second est un énigmatique aristocrate, qui n’a jamais pratiqué les échecs que mentalement. Le narrateur, intelligent et fin psychologue, découvre alors, au fil d’une partie toute en rebondissements, le passé de ces deux génies, et comprend qu’une partie d’échecs se joue autant sur l’échiquier, qu’en dehors.

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Le Joueur d'échecs de Stefan Zweig (Fiche de lecture)

Le Joueur d'échecs de Stefan Zweig (Fiche de lecture) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Vanessa Grosjean,fichesdelecture.com,
Editor: Primento
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Cette fiche de lecture sur Le Joueur d'échecs de Stefan Zweig propose une analyse complète : • un résumé du Joueur d'échecs • une analyse des personnages • une analyse des axes de lecture Appréciée des lycéens, cette fiche de lecture sur Le Joueur d'échecs a été rédigée par un professeur de français. À propos de FichesDeLecture.com : FichesdeLecture.com propose plus 2500 analyses complètes de livres sur toute la littérature classique et contemporaine : des résumés, des analyses de livres, des questionnaires et des commentaires composés, etc. Nos analyses sont plébiscitées par les lycéens et les enseignants. Toutes nos analyses sont téléchargeables directement en ligne. FichesdeLecture est partenaire du Ministère de l'Education. Plus d'informations sur www.fichesdelecture.com

Download or read Le Joueur d'échecs de Stefan Zweig (Fiche de lecture) book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Cette fiche de lecture sur Le Joueur d'échecs de Stefan Zweig propose une analyse complète : • un résumé du Joueur d'échecs • une analyse des personnages • une analyse des axes de lecture Appréciée des lycéens, cette fiche de lecture sur Le Joueur d'échecs a été rédigée par un professeur de français. À propos de FichesDeLecture.com : FichesdeLecture.com propose plus 2500 analyses complètes de livres sur toute la littérature classique et contemporaine : des résumés, des analyses de livres, des questionnaires et des commentaires composés, etc. Nos analyses sont plébiscitées par les lycéens et les enseignants. Toutes nos analyses sont téléchargeables directement en ligne. FichesdeLecture est partenaire du Ministère de l'Education. Plus d'informations sur www.fichesdelecture.com


How to Be 'Normal'

How to Be 'Normal' [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Daniel Tammet
Editor: Quercus Publishing
ISBN-10: 1529410215
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An eye-opening short book by the international bestselling writer of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers. Have you ever wondered how neurotypicals - so called 'normal' people - come across to those who are on the autistic spectrum? What would an instruction manual about being an average human being look like to them? And actually, would it be that different, fundamentally, to a field guide about autistic people (were such a thing to exist)? Daniel Tammet is an essayist, poet, novelist and translator. In 2004, he was diagnosed with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. In this eye-opening and fascinating book, he takes readers on a tour around nightclubs, ponders the significance of tattoos, delves into anti-age creams and puzzles over playing the lottery, all from the perspective of someone who approaches everything in life from a unique angle. After all, this is a man for whom Wednesdays are always blue, who sees numbers as shapes and who learned conversational Icelandic from scratch in seven days. These short essays come together in a beautifully written, sometimes humorous but always refreshing narrative that focuses on the eccentricities of modern life as seen through the eyes of someone always on the outside. Rather wonderfully, it illustrates the eccentricity inherent in every kind of mind, reminding us of the little-noticed strangeness of our common humanity, while subtly questioning what it means to be thought 'normal'.

Download or read How to Be 'Normal' book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). An eye-opening short book by the international bestselling writer of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers. Have you ever wondered how neurotypicals - so called 'normal' people - come across to those who are on the autistic spectrum? What would an instruction manual about being an average human being look like to them? And actually, would it be that different, fundamentally, to a field guide about autistic people (were such a thing to exist)? Daniel Tammet is an essayist, poet, novelist and translator. In 2004, he was diagnosed with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. In this eye-opening and fascinating book, he takes readers on a tour around nightclubs, ponders the significance of tattoos, delves into anti-age creams and puzzles over playing the lottery, all from the perspective of someone who approaches everything in life from a unique angle. After all, this is a man for whom Wednesdays are always blue, who sees numbers as shapes and who learned conversational Icelandic from scratch in seven days. These short essays come together in a beautifully written, sometimes humorous but always refreshing narrative that focuses on the eccentricities of modern life as seen through the eyes of someone always on the outside. Rather wonderfully, it illustrates the eccentricity inherent in every kind of mind, reminding us of the little-noticed strangeness of our common humanity, while subtly questioning what it means to be thought 'normal'.


Amerigo: A Comedy of Errors in History

Amerigo: A Comedy of Errors in History [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Stefan Zweig
Editor: Plunkett Lake Press
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Stefan Zweig's Amerigo: A Comedy of Errors in History is the Austrian writer's account of how America got its name. This short, late work describes how Amerigo Vespucci, “a man of medium caliber [who] had never been entrusted with a fleet” gave his name to the New World because “of a combination of circumstances — through error, accident, and misunderstanding.” Zweig was living in exile in Brazil when he wrote Amerigo, shortly before committing suicide in despair over Hitler's conquest of Europe. “The paradox that Columbus discovered America but failed to recognize it, while Vespucci did not discover it but was the first to recognize it as a new continent,” he wrote, illustrates how “history will not be reasoned with.”

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Life's Missing Instruction Manual

Life's Missing Instruction Manual [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Joe Vitale
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-10: 1118046382
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Bestselling author and marketing guru Joe Vitale offers insights and life lessons for achieving success In the simple, straightforward tone of an instructional manual, this little book offers big wisdom and little-known secrets for living a better life. Packed with life lessons most people will wish they'd learned earlier, Life's Missing Instruction Manual uses humor and anecdote to present practical steps readers can use to take control of their lives, overcome any obstacle, and find fulfillment. Each simple lesson is explained and brought into focus with real-life examples and includes practical steps on putting those lessons to work every day. Full of uncommon wisdom and lighthearted humor, this book will help readers develop confidence, create a plan for success, get ahead at work, build rapport with others, develop time-management skills, and find wealth and happiness. Readers will learn how to live life to the fullest when they discover how to: * Take chances that lead to success * Get through the tough times * Be themselves and like it * Find their purpose * Work as a team * Create their own blueprint for success * Believe in themselves * Lead a good and moral life * Accept their mistakes and move on * Define success for themselves Joe Vitale (Wimberley, TX) is President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc., and author of The Attractor Factor (0-471-70604-3) and The E-Code (0-471-71855-6). He has been called "the Buddha of the Internet" for his combination of spirituality and marketing acumen. His professional clients include the Red Cross, PBS, Hermann Children's Hospital, and many other small and large international businesses.

Download or read Life's Missing Instruction Manual book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Bestselling author and marketing guru Joe Vitale offers insights and life lessons for achieving success In the simple, straightforward tone of an instructional manual, this little book offers big wisdom and little-known secrets for living a better life. Packed with life lessons most people will wish they'd learned earlier, Life's Missing Instruction Manual uses humor and anecdote to present practical steps readers can use to take control of their lives, overcome any obstacle, and find fulfillment. Each simple lesson is explained and brought into focus with real-life examples and includes practical steps on putting those lessons to work every day. Full of uncommon wisdom and lighthearted humor, this book will help readers develop confidence, create a plan for success, get ahead at work, build rapport with others, develop time-management skills, and find wealth and happiness. Readers will learn how to live life to the fullest when they discover how to: * Take chances that lead to success * Get through the tough times * Be themselves and like it * Find their purpose * Work as a team * Create their own blueprint for success * Believe in themselves * Lead a good and moral life * Accept their mistakes and move on * Define success for themselves Joe Vitale (Wimberley, TX) is President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc., and author of The Attractor Factor (0-471-70604-3) and The E-Code (0-471-71855-6). He has been called "the Buddha of the Internet" for his combination of spirituality and marketing acumen. His professional clients include the Red Cross, PBS, Hermann Children's Hospital, and many other small and large international businesses.


The Squares of the City

The Squares of the City [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: John Brunner
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN-10: 1497617871
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Hugo Award Finalist: “Story plotting holding much in common with chess . . . An exciting political thriller in the vein of Graham Greene” (Speculiction). In The Squares of the City, Brunner takes the moves of a classic championship chess game and uses them as the structure to build a novel about a revolution in a South American country obsessed with chess and dominated by a dictator who sees people as pawns in his game of power and survival. Intriguing premise, dramatic story, future setting, great entertainment. “One of the most important science fiction authors. Brunner held a mirror up to reflect our foibles because he wanted to save us from ourselves.” —SF Site

Download or read The Squares of the City book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Hugo Award Finalist: “Story plotting holding much in common with chess . . . An exciting political thriller in the vein of Graham Greene” (Speculiction). In The Squares of the City, Brunner takes the moves of a classic championship chess game and uses them as the structure to build a novel about a revolution in a South American country obsessed with chess and dominated by a dictator who sees people as pawns in his game of power and survival. Intriguing premise, dramatic story, future setting, great entertainment. “One of the most important science fiction authors. Brunner held a mirror up to reflect our foibles because he wanted to save us from ourselves.” —SF Site


The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Walter Tevis
Editor: Rosetta Books
ISBN-10: 079534306X
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The basis for the hit Netflix series! “What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen’s Gambit” (Playboy). When eight-year-old Beth Harmon’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, she’s placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Plain and shy, Beth learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers she is a prodigy. Though penniless, she is desperate to learn more—and steals a chess magazine and enough money to enter a tournament. Beth also steals some of her foster mother’s tranquilizers to which she is becoming addicted. At thirteen, Beth wins the chess tournament. By the age of sixteen she is competing in the US Open Championship and, like Fast Eddie in The Hustler, she hates to lose. By eighteen she is the US champion—and Russia awaits . . . Fast-paced and elegantly written, The Queen’s Gambit is a thriller masquerading as a chess novel—one that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. “The Queen’s Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years—for the pure pleasure and skill of it.” —Michael Ondaatje, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The English Patient

Download or read The Queen's Gambit book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). The basis for the hit Netflix series! “What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen’s Gambit” (Playboy). When eight-year-old Beth Harmon’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, she’s placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Plain and shy, Beth learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers she is a prodigy. Though penniless, she is desperate to learn more—and steals a chess magazine and enough money to enter a tournament. Beth also steals some of her foster mother’s tranquilizers to which she is becoming addicted. At thirteen, Beth wins the chess tournament. By the age of sixteen she is competing in the US Open Championship and, like Fast Eddie in The Hustler, she hates to lose. By eighteen she is the US champion—and Russia awaits . . . Fast-paced and elegantly written, The Queen’s Gambit is a thriller masquerading as a chess novel—one that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. “The Queen’s Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years—for the pure pleasure and skill of it.” —Michael Ondaatje, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The English Patient


Burning Secret

Burning Secret [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Stefan Zweig
Editor: Pushkin Press
ISBN-10: 1906548552
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A suave baron takes a fancy to twelve-year-old Edgar's mother, while the three are holidaying in an Austrian mountain resort. His initial advances rejected, the baron befriends Edgar in order to get closer to the woman he desires. The initially unsuspecting child soon senses something is amiss, but has no idea of the burning secret that is driving the affair, and that will soon change his life for ever.

Download or read Burning Secret book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A suave baron takes a fancy to twelve-year-old Edgar's mother, while the three are holidaying in an Austrian mountain resort. His initial advances rejected, the baron befriends Edgar in order to get closer to the woman he desires. The initially unsuspecting child soon senses something is amiss, but has no idea of the burning secret that is driving the affair, and that will soon change his life for ever.


Carrion Comfort

Carrion Comfort [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Dan Simmons
Editor: St. Martin\'s Griffin
ISBN-10: 9781429986649
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"CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th century. Simple as that." --Stephen King "Epic in scale and scope but intimately disturbing, CARRION COMFORT spans the ages to rewrite history and tug at the very fabric of reality. A nightmarish chronicle of predator and prey that will shatter your world view forever. A true classic." --Guillermo del Toro "CARRION COMFORT is one of the scariest books ever written. Whenever I get the question asked Who's your favorite author? my answer is always Dan Simmons." --James Rollins "One of the few major reinventions of the vampire concept, on a par with Jack Finney's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, and Stephen King's Salem's Lot. --David Morrell THE PAST... Caught behind the lines of Hitler's Final Solution, Saul Laski is one of the multitudes destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. Until he rises to meet his fate and finds himself face to face with an evil far older, and far greater, than the Nazi's themselves... THE PRESENT... Compelled by the encounter to survive at all costs, so begins a journey that for Saul will span decades and cross continents, plunging into the darkest corners of 20th century history to reveal a secret society of beings who may often exist behind the world's most horrible and violent events. Killing from a distance, and by darkly manipulative proxy, they are people with the psychic ability to 'use' humans: read their minds, subjugate them to their wills, experience through their senses, feed off their emotions, force them to acts of unspeakable aggression. Each year, three of the most powerful of this hidden order meet to discuss their ongoing campaign of induced bloodshed and deliberate destruction. But this reunion, something will go terribly wrong. Saul's quest is about to reach its elusive object, drawing hunter and hunted alike into a struggle that will plumb the depths of mankind's attraction to violence, and determine the future of the world itself...

Download or read Carrion Comfort book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). "CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th century. Simple as that." --Stephen King "Epic in scale and scope but intimately disturbing, CARRION COMFORT spans the ages to rewrite history and tug at the very fabric of reality. A nightmarish chronicle of predator and prey that will shatter your world view forever. A true classic." --Guillermo del Toro "CARRION COMFORT is one of the scariest books ever written. Whenever I get the question asked Who's your favorite author? my answer is always Dan Simmons." --James Rollins "One of the few major reinventions of the vampire concept, on a par with Jack Finney's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, and Stephen King's Salem's Lot. --David Morrell THE PAST... Caught behind the lines of Hitler's Final Solution, Saul Laski is one of the multitudes destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. Until he rises to meet his fate and finds himself face to face with an evil far older, and far greater, than the Nazi's themselves... THE PRESENT... Compelled by the encounter to survive at all costs, so begins a journey that for Saul will span decades and cross continents, plunging into the darkest corners of 20th century history to reveal a secret society of beings who may often exist behind the world's most horrible and violent events. Killing from a distance, and by darkly manipulative proxy, they are people with the psychic ability to 'use' humans: read their minds, subjugate them to their wills, experience through their senses, feed off their emotions, force them to acts of unspeakable aggression. Each year, three of the most powerful of this hidden order meet to discuss their ongoing campaign of induced bloodshed and deliberate destruction. But this reunion, something will go terribly wrong. Saul's quest is about to reach its elusive object, drawing hunter and hunted alike into a struggle that will plumb the depths of mankind's attraction to violence, and determine the future of the world itself...


Naïs Micoulin (Unabridged)

Naïs Micoulin (Unabridged) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Emile Zola
Editor: e-artnow sro
ISBN-10: 8026800028
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La vie rêvée du joueur d'échecs

La vie rêvée du joueur d'échecs [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Denis Grozdanovitch
Editor: Grasset
ISBN-10: 2246822076
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« Bien que lecteur et joueur de balles assidu dès mon plus jeune âge, j’ai fini par découvrir que le jeu d’échecs surpassait tous les autres en raison du pouvoir qu’il a de nous plonger au plus profond du rêve. Dans ce livre, je raconte comment, dans ma jeunesse, après avoir échappé de justesse au danger de l’enfermement mental qu’il peut aussi induire, j’ai fini par apprendre à m’en servir comme d’un moyen très sûr de traverser les périodes difficiles de l’existence, ce qui m’a été d’un secours providentiel. Outre ce pouvoir d’évasion, j’essaie de montrer dans ce livre en quoi la compétition échiquéenne constitue tout à la fois une excellente école de circonspection dans nos jugements, une pierre de touche de l’exactitude de nos raisonnements, et une précieuse ouverture sur la connaissance de soi-même. Chemin faisant, j’en profite pour brosser les portraits de divers joueurs passionnés dont les éventuelles prouesses intellectuelles – du moins dans le cas des meilleurs - s’allient à des manies hautement excentriques, offrant ainsi un spectacle baroque où l’aspect comique le dispute au pathétique. Enfin, j’essaie de mener une réflexion sur la fonction sociale du jeu, dont il me semble qu’elle pourrait nous montrer la voie d’une convivialité nettement plus enviable et chaleureuse que celle qui nous est proposée par l’esprit résolument utilitariste et planificateur qui a commencé de désenchanter le monde d’aujourd’hui. »

Download or read La vie rêvée du joueur d'échecs book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). « Bien que lecteur et joueur de balles assidu dès mon plus jeune âge, j’ai fini par découvrir que le jeu d’échecs surpassait tous les autres en raison du pouvoir qu’il a de nous plonger au plus profond du rêve. Dans ce livre, je raconte comment, dans ma jeunesse, après avoir échappé de justesse au danger de l’enfermement mental qu’il peut aussi induire, j’ai fini par apprendre à m’en servir comme d’un moyen très sûr de traverser les périodes difficiles de l’existence, ce qui m’a été d’un secours providentiel. Outre ce pouvoir d’évasion, j’essaie de montrer dans ce livre en quoi la compétition échiquéenne constitue tout à la fois une excellente école de circonspection dans nos jugements, une pierre de touche de l’exactitude de nos raisonnements, et une précieuse ouverture sur la connaissance de soi-même. Chemin faisant, j’en profite pour brosser les portraits de divers joueurs passionnés dont les éventuelles prouesses intellectuelles – du moins dans le cas des meilleurs - s’allient à des manies hautement excentriques, offrant ainsi un spectacle baroque où l’aspect comique le dispute au pathétique. Enfin, j’essaie de mener une réflexion sur la fonction sociale du jeu, dont il me semble qu’elle pourrait nous montrer la voie d’une convivialité nettement plus enviable et chaleureuse que celle qui nous est proposée par l’esprit résolument utilitariste et planificateur qui a commencé de désenchanter le monde d’aujourd’hui. »


Useless Beauty

Useless Beauty [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Guy de Mauspassant
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ISBN-10: 1473360080
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This early work by Guy de Maupassant was originally published in the 1880's. Guy de Maupassant was born in 1850 at the Château de Miromesnil, near Dieppe, France. He came from a prosperous family, but when Maupassant was eleven, his mother risked social disgrace by trying to secure a legal separation from her husband. After the split, Maupassant lived with his mother till he was thirteen, and inherited her love of classical literature. In 1880, Maupassant published his first – and, according to many, his best – short story, entitled 'Boule de Suif' ('Ball of Fat'). It was an instant success. He went on to be extremely prolific during the 1880s, working methodically to produce up to four volumes of short fiction every year. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Download or read Useless Beauty book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). This early work by Guy de Maupassant was originally published in the 1880's. Guy de Maupassant was born in 1850 at the Château de Miromesnil, near Dieppe, France. He came from a prosperous family, but when Maupassant was eleven, his mother risked social disgrace by trying to secure a legal separation from her husband. After the split, Maupassant lived with his mother till he was thirteen, and inherited her love of classical literature. In 1880, Maupassant published his first – and, according to many, his best – short story, entitled 'Boule de Suif' ('Ball of Fat'). It was an instant success. He went on to be extremely prolific during the 1880s, working methodically to produce up to four volumes of short fiction every year. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.