PRÉFACE Notre ami et ancien collègue, le DR. CHARLES CADOUX mérite bien toute notre gratitude et toutes nos félicitations. Il est le premier à avoir conçu, à l’intention de nos élèves, un manuel d’histoire littéraire de France. C’est, à ma connaissance, le premier manuel de ce genre, rédigé en français et publié en Inde. Il existe en France d’excellentes histories de la littérature française. Mais elles s’adressent aux lycéens ou aux étudiants universitaires dont le français est la langue maternelle et pour qui, par conséquent, la civilisation française n’est pas inconnue. Il y en a d’autres qui, rédigées tantôt en anglais, tantôt en français, sont destinées aux jeunes Anglais ou Américains dont la civilisation n’est pas trop éloignée de celle de la France. Elles sont utiles, dans une certaine mesure, aux étudiants indiens qui sont encore d’expression anglaise; mais elles ne le seront jamais complètement tant qu’on n’aura pas tenu compte des difficultés de nos élèves, dues à leur ignorance de la civilisation occidentale. D’où le mérite et la raison d’être du présent manuel. L’auteur l’a composé uniquement à l’intention des étudiants indiens abordant l’étude de la littérature française. Il l’a écrit dans un style simple et clair. Au besoin il n’a pas hésité à fournir des explications en anglais, langue avec laquelle nos étudiants sont plus familiers qu’ils ne sont avec le français. D’ailleurs l’auteur n’a pas travaillé dans l’abstrait; le manuel est le résultat des classes faites par lui, lorsqu’il était affecté à l’Université de Poona, de 1955 à 1957, comme Boursier Français du Gouvernement de l’Inde. C’est, ainsi, un livre d’expérience, conçu à la fois dans esprit pédagogique et milieu de la pratique pédagogique. On peut donc prédire pour ce manuel un très vif succès auprès de tous nos jeunes gens qui désirent s’initier à cette belle littérature française.
Y.K.SOHINI, Lecteur du Français Poona, le 29 mai 1961 à
What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful. And brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. And the Beatles. And me. Once, when she specifically lumped me with those musical types, I asked her what the order was, and she replied, smiling, "Alphabetical". At the time I smiled too. But now I sit and wonder whether she was listing me by my first name - in which case I would trail Mozart - or by my last name, in which case I would edge in there between….
A perfect match by Annie Nelson
I-All the ingredients of a love story
As the narrator seems to be omniscient we are led to believe that we are well-informed about her feelings . She is nervous and surprised because she is not used to being nervous .She is all the more so as Nick is late . She is attracted to this handsome man . While they are having a drink we are clearly told that she finds him very attractive . Her first impression was good when they first met and she is not disappointed….
Capitalism: a Love Story is the latest film made by Michael Moore, released in US theaters in November 2009. 20 years after his first documentary, Roger and Me, Michael Moore gets back in touch with the beloved theme of capitalism. Centering his movie on the issue of the financial crisis the world has been facing for a couple of years and the current economic order of the US, he addresses many questions such as Wall Street’s malfunction, low-level wages….
“A Very Short Story” by Ernest Hemingway is about the love affair of an ordinary soldier ”he” and an Italian nurse “Luz” during a war (which is probably WWI); and how they disintegrate after the war, how their relationship ends. Although the text is really short, it contains a lot of events.
It begins from the first paragraph. In little words, Hemingway instals the background and the characters of his short story : "Luz", an italian forename, "He", "Padua", on the roof of a building. He implies….
1. The Rosary, Florence Barclay
The Rosary is a warm and touching love story set in England circa 1909. Jane and Garth are in love, but as so often happens they are separated with obstacles to overcome. Florence Barclay tells their story with compassion and a deep understanding of her character’s innermost feelings and desires.
The novelist Florence Louisa Charlesworth was born on 2 December 1862. Her father was the Reverend Samuel Charlesworth who was the Rector….
probably in 1594. In fact, we only know with certitude the date of the representation in 1597 during the Elizabethan period.
This lyrical tragedy is concentrated around five main topics: love, marriage, hatred, fatality and death. It takes place in Verona, in Italy and is about “a pair of star-crossed lovers” in the words of Shakespeare. Romeo falls in love of Juliet during a ball and reciprocally, but the two young people belong to two prestigious families who hate each other for centuries….
And I was crying on the staircase-
begging you please don't go...
And I said...
Romeo take me somewhere, we can be alone.
I'll be waiting; all there's left to do is run.
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess,
It's a love story, baby, just say yes.
So I sneak out to the garden to see you.
We keep quiet, because we're dead if they knew-
So close your eyes... escape this town for a little while.
Cause you were Romeo - I was a scarlet letter,
And my daddy….
interrogates her friends about their love life. They speak about a lot of subjects which are all around love, women and men even marriages and kids. We can say that “she's breaking down the bedroom doors” of their rich, famous and beautiful friends. She asks single or married people on their views and try to expose the true story of love and relationships. We learn that love in Manhattan is not easy and all the dates are complicated in fact.
I liked this book but I didn't love it. Because when I saw the….
and Cassandra’s future visit to her brother Edward and his wife to help them when their child is born. Jane reads one of her stories of two young people who had to wait for their marriage. Obviously it’s about Cassandra and Robert. Tom thinks the story is childish, and this upsets Jane. Chapter 5: Tom sees Jane in the forest. Jane is still offended about Tom’s comment on her writing. Tom suggests she read his favourite book, The History of Tom Jones. Tom thinks Jane is an interesting young woman….
obstacle which finished by a horrible and fatal conclusion. This is the structure of all Shakespeare's tragedies.
Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, is the story of two lovers who take their lives for each other when their love is prevented by their parents conflict. This story contains aspects of a love story and a tragedy
The family Montague and the family Capulet had been locked in a conflict for years, even so that their servants fought on the street. This is the tragedy….