Ravel

Titre : Ravel
Auteur : Jean Echenoz
Éditeur : New Press, The
ISBN-13 : 9781595586704
Libération : 2011-05-31

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Ravel is a beguiling and original evocation of the last ten years in the life of the musical genius Ravel, written by novelist Jean Echenoz. The book opens in 1928 as Maurice Ravel—dandy, eccentric, curmudgeon—crosses the Atlantic abroad the luxury liner the SS France to begin his triumphant grand tour of the United States. A “master magician of the French novel” (The Washington Post), Echenoz captures the folly of the era as well as its genius, including Ravel’s personal life—sartorially and socially splendid—as well as his most successful compositions from 1927 to 1937. Illuminated by flashes of Echenoz’s characteristically sly humor, Ravel is a delightfully quirky portrait of a famous musician coping with the ups and downs of his illustrious career. It is also a beautifully written novel that’s a deeply touching farewell to a dignified and lonely man going reluctantly into the night.

Impressionism

Titre : Impressionism
Auteur : Meyer Schapiro
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015040141445
Libération : 1997

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Presents a revision of the late Columbia University art historian's lectures given at Indiana University in 1961

The Book of Bunny Suicides

Titre : The Book of Bunny Suicides
Auteur : Andy Riley
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781444709131
Libération : 2011-08-18

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Wickedly ingenious and surreal ideas for all the little fluffy rabbits in this world who just don't want to live anymore, with bonus material from Andy Riley's sketchbook.

Limbo

Titre : Limbo
Auteur : Bernard Wolfe
Éditeur : Gollancz
ISBN-13 : 1473212472
Libération : 2017-02-07

Télécharger Lire en ligne



In the aftermath of an atomic war, a new international movement of pacifism has arisen. Multitudes of young men have chosen to curb their aggressive instincts through voluntary amputation - disarmament in its most literal sense. Those who have undergone this procedure are highly esteemed in the new society. But they have a problem - their prosthetics require a rare metal to function, and international tensions are rising over which countries get the right to mine it . . .

Climate Changed

Titre : Climate Changed
Auteur : Philippe Squarzoni
Éditeur : Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-13 : 1419712551
Libération : 2014-04-08

Télécharger Lire en ligne



A graphic novel offers an up-to-date look at our planet and how we live on it and explains what global warming is all about. Original.