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Sélection d'ouvrages choisis ce mois-ci en coup de cœur par les collaborateurs de la Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (BnL).
  • Arab American drama, film and performance : a critical study, 1908 to the present - Michael Malek Najjar


    « Beginning with the early Arab-American playwright, poet and novelist Kahlil Gibran and concluding with contemporary playwright Yussef El Guindi, this book provides an historical overview and critical analysis of the plays, films and performances of self-identified Arab Americans. Arab-American identity, self-representation and the notion of resistance literature in these works are addressed. Playwrights, performers and filmmakers covered include Ameen Fares Rihani, Danny Thomas, Heather Raffo, Ahmed Ahmed, Mona Mansour and Cherien Dabis. These artists, traditionally underrepresented in entertainment, publishing and academia, have created works that exemplify the burgeoning Arab-American arts movement. By addressing cinema, stand-up comedy and solo performance, the author introduces audiences to contemporary genres that are currently shaping Arab American culture in the U.S. »

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  • Arles 2017 : les rencontres de la photographie - Sam Stourdzé


    « À travers une trentaine d'expositions installées dans divers lieux patrimoniaux de la ville, les Rencontres d'Arles, contribuent chaque été depuis quarante-sept ans à transmettre et diffuser le patrimoine photographique mondial, tout en proposant un panorama de la création contemporaine liée à l'image et à la diversité de ses problématiques et pratiques. »

    Le Grand-Duché participe avec l'association privée „Lëtz'Arles“ pour la première fois au Rencontres d’Arles (l'une des plus grandes réunions d'art du monde sur la photographie). Avec l'ouverture du pavillon luxembourgeois et la première exposition „FLUX Feelings“, les amateurs d'art peuvent se plonger dans une rétrospective de la scène de la photographie luxembourgeoise et découvrir une série de photos de Daniel Wagener et Armand Quetsch. L'exposition du Luxembourg à la Chapelle de la Charité est exposée jusqu'au 24 Septembre 2017.

    https://www.rencontres-arles.com/

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  • The border of paradise : a novel - Esmé Weijun Wang


    GRANTA’S BEST OF YOUNG AMERICAN NOVELISTS 2017

    « To combat the stigma of mental illness in our culture and others, we need more writers like Esmé Weijun Wang. She shares her experiences with schizoaffective disorder and offers support during difficult times through her “restorative journaling” program, Rawness of Remembering. And now, her debut novel The Border of Paradise explores the generational effects of mental illness in a fearless, moving, original, sometimes brutal story about a tragic family. »
    "Wang's relentlessly moving debut The Border of Paradise is a profound epic of potent darkness with all sorts of unexpected light. Trauma is rendered gorgeously, from every angle, within every possibility. Whether tackling New York, California, or Taiwan, Wang performs this novel with glorious courage, ambition, passion, and style."
    Porochista Khakpour

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  • L'empire de l'or rouge : enquête mondiale sur la tomate d'industrie - Jean-Baptiste Malet


    « Enquête du journaliste sur la production et le commerce du concentré de tomates, ingrédient majeur dans les plats cuisinés à travers le monde et produit emblématique de l'économie mondialisée. Il décrit le recours au travail forcé pour la récolte de tomates en Chine, l'ajout d'additifs chez certains producteurs, mais aussi la taylorisation des chaînes de production. »

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  • Les enfants de Venise - Luca Di Fulvio ; trad. de l'italien par Françoise Brun


    « Racontée par plusieurs narrateurs, une histoire mettant en scène des jeunes gens qui font tout pour réaliser leurs rêves, un amour qui s'affranchit de tous les obstacles, la misère et la violence sociale, la question de l'identité et de l'être au monde. »

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  • Le fabuleux et triste destin d'Ivan et Ivana : roman - Maryse Condé


    « Ivan et Ivana, jumeaux nés en Guadeloupe et élevés au sein d'un cocon familial féminin, entretiennent une relation fusionnelle. Le destin mène le frère, à la dérive et violent, et la soeur, à la douceur venimeuse, jusqu'à Ségou, au Mali, où leurs natures respectives achèvent de se révéler. Ivan et Ivana s'affrontent et se révèlent à eux-mêmes entre Pointe-à-Pitre, Ségou et Paris. »

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  • Frères migrants - Patrick Chamoiseau


    « L'auteur convoque la voix du poète Edouard Glissant et la force de la parole poétique pour interpeller sur le sort des migrants dans le monde d'aujourd'hui. »

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  • Girls who wore black : women writing the Beat generation - ed. by Ronna C. Johnson ... [et al.]


    « What do we know about the women who played an important role in creating the literature of the Beat Generation? Until recently, very little. Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs have come to typify this iconoclastic cold war - and nearly completely masculine - scene. Studies of the movement have effaced or excluded women writers, such as Elise Cowen, Joyce Johnson, Joanne Kyger, Hettie Jones, and Diane Di Prima, each one a significant figure of the postwar Beat communities. Equally free-thinking and innovative as the founding generation of men, women writers, fluent in Beat, hippie, and women's movement idioms, partook of and bridged two important countercultures of the American mid-century. Women writing Beat have brought nonconformity, skepticism, and gender dissent to postmodern culture and literary production in the United States and beyond. »

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  • The Great War and modern memory - Paul Fussell


    « Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was universally acclaimed on publication in 1970. Today, Fussell's landmark study remains as original and gripping as ever: a literate, literary, and unapologetic account of the Great War, the war that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world.
    Exploring the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for those writers who--with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning-most effectively memorialized World War I as an historical experience. »

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  • Johnny Depp : the illustrated biography - Nick Johnstone


    « Lavishly illustrated, the book is fully updated to include Johnny Depp's most recent film roles, as the demon barber of Fleet Street in "Sweeney Todd", further outings as Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean", and as the Mad Hatter in "Alice in Wonderland". As a child, Johnny was an outsider. Life at home was chaotic; his family moved twenty times by the time he was fifteen. He found expression through music, and by thirteen he was playing in bands at clubs. He had taken every kind of drug there was by the age of fourteen, and had brushes with the law. As an adult he turned to acting, but continued to live by his own rules, confounding and delighting critics and fans alike with his choice of roles. His future off screen is more uncertain than ever following the break-up of his long-term relationship with Vanessa Paradis and the endless rumors of new girlfriends and flings. This edition includes a look at the triumphs and successes of Johnny Depp, as well as his upbringing and private life. »

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  • La lumière parfaite : roman - Marcello Fois ; trad. de l'italien par Jean-Paul Manganaro


    « Nuoro, années 1980. Cristian Chironi et Domenico Guiso partagent tout depuis l'enfance. L'arrivée de Maddalena, promise à Domenico, remet en cause leur entente fraternelle car l'attirance entre la jeune femme et Cristian est évidente. Ce dernier est soupçonné de trafic d'armes, une sombre affaire à laquelle ne semble pas étrangère la famille Guiso.»

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  • Management et communication interculturels - Dominique Rey


    « Un guide destiné aux dirigeants, aux cadres et aux managers amenés à travailler avec des partenaires étrangers. Il met en évidence, au sein du fonctionnement de l'entreprise, les codes, les moyens de communication et les modes d'action susceptibles de dérouter afin d'anticiper les dysfonctionnements et de faciliter l'échange interculturel. »

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  • Miss Fury : sensational sundays 1944-1949


    « Catfights and crossdressers, mad scientists and Gestapo agents -it’s one exciting adventure after another in this lavish, full-color collection of the first female superhero created and drawn by a woman. Miss Fury was a sexy adventurer clad in a skin-tight panther costume-complete with sharp claws on her hands and her feet! By day, she was socialite Marla Drake. By night…Miss Fury.
    Eisner- and Harvey-nominated writer and historian Trina Robbins has chosen the best Miss Fury stories for this oversized collection, which also features a biographical essay about Tarpé Mills that places her within the history of women cartoonists, and includes pages from an unpublished and unfinished Miss Fury graphic novel by Mills from 1979. Born June Tarpé Mills in 1918 in Brooklyn, NY, she signed her work by her middle name "Tarpé" to conceal her gender. When her 'Miss Fury' became a success, however, Mills could not hide her gender and many interviews appeared, with photographs of the creator, who strongly resembled her own heroic character. She also drew her cat, Perry Purr, into her comic, and he went on to become a bit of a war hero as she "donated him to the war effort." Tarpe Mills, who received her education at the New York's Pratt Institute, drew her comics in a glamorous, fashionable style, paying a lot of attention to the heroine's outfits. Sometimes these consisted of next to nothing, which at one point shocked the editors of 37 newspapers so much, that they canceled the strip that day. 'Miss Fury' ran until 1951. »

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  • Selected poems of Malcolm Lowry - ed. by Earle Birney


    « While famous for his celebrated novel, Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry always considered himself a poet. First published in 1962 and long out of print, Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry is the only comprehensive selection of his poetry to be published, and it remains the perfect introduction to his extensive poetic canon. Edited by Lowry's good friend, renowned Canadian poet Earle Birney, the selection includes extraordinary poems written during Lowry's stay in Mexico, many of which are closely related to his novel. Lowry is a poet of struggle—with life, and with the creative process. Here are his struggle’s fruits: guilt, alcoholism, hopeless, self-deriding quest for salvation, which seems to be love, and, above all, self-destruction—but always accomplished with self-knowledge, enriched (in order to further torment itself) with compassion for all the beings that the poet, and us with him, are failing. This new edition includes a "Publisher's Note" from Lawrence Ferlinghetti. »

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