Les Règles du jeu by Amor Towles

By Amor Towles

Véritable phénomène d'édition aux États-Unis, le most effective roman d'Amor Towles est un vivid hommage au ny flamboyant de los angeles fin des années 30, où les hommes avaient l. a. mélancolie des héros de Fitzgerald et les femmes l'esprit des héroïnes de George Cukor.

Dactylo dans un grand cupboard juridique de Wall road, Katey Kontent dissimule soigneusement ses origines. Intelligence mordante, nerfs d'acier, ambition, cette fille d'immigrés russes de Brooklyn s'est fixé comme objectif de rejoindre un jour les cercles dorés de long island. Et l'aristocratique et séduisant banquier Tinker gray, rencontré un soir de réveillon, va indirectement lui en ouvrir les portes avant de disparaître. Plus tard, le hasard remettra Tinker sur le chemin d'une Katey qui n'ignore alors plus rien des impitoyables règles du jeu.

« Un most advantageous roman époustouflant, une voix qui tient de Francis Scott Fitzgerald et de Truman Capote mais a su trouver son identité. » [b]Publishers Weekly

Show description

Read or Download Les Règles du jeu PDF

Similar american literature books

The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

This selection of essays explores Faulkner's common cultural import. Drawing on a variety of cultural concept and writing in available English, ten significant Faulkner students study the long-lasting entire of Faulkner's paintings and convey into concentration the wider cultural contexts that lent resonance to his paintings.

The Tin Can Tree

Overview

In the small city of Larksville, the Pike relatives is hopelessly out of step with the day-by-day rhythms of lifestyles after the tragic, unintentional loss of life of six-year-old Janie Rose. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, blaming herself, whereas Mr. Pike is pressured to return out of his lengthy, cozy silence. Then there's ten-year-old Simon, who's by surprise with out a child sister -- and with no realizing why she's gone.

Those closest to this shattered family members needs to discover ways to convenience them -- and confront their very own deepest shadows of hidden grief. If time can't draw them out of the darkish, then love can be their in simple terms wish. .. .

New versions of favourite Anne Tyler backlist titles--for new enthusiasts to enjoy, and for outdated enthusiasts to get pleasure from back.

Panama

Declining star Chet Pomeroy, makes an attempt to win again Catherine, the lady whom he married (or might be didn't marry) in Panama a number of years sooner than.

His quest for Catherine takes him to Key West, Florida, a centre of commercialism and corruption the place nightmares stalk his waking hours.

The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was once an avid book-collector, a voracious reader, and a proficient writer--a guy who prided himself on his wisdom of classical and glossy languages and whose marginal annotations comprise quotations from Euripides, Herodotus, and Milton. And but there hasn't ever been a literary lifetime of our such a lot literary president.

Extra resources for Les Règles du jeu

Sample text

86 Pound would not have been disturbed in the least to hear that Frost's people would not have wanted much to meet him either. IN DEFENSE OF "WHIM" The reviews of Frost are only a conspicuous, because (as it turns out) canonical, example of the early Pound's literary ideology at work. "87 But what art communicates, and what peace consists of, is the kind of individual and social difference Pound had encouraged in booming Frost: "This communication is not a levelling," he writes, "it is not an elimination of differences.

So it is that Emerson enjoins us to break free every day, every moment - from objects and institutions, which we must leave in our wake. Thus, Emerson's inaugural vision of the American self is bent on radical rupture, not liberal revision. In the fiery polemical form of the early essays, the truth of the Emersonian man is not subject to liberal tinkering - it is all or nothing. It is clear, then, that the Emersonian break with history - and with those objects that embody its threat to make the American self a repetition of that history - constitutes the primal scene of the American individual not as a narrative moment but as a lyric one.

The chief benefit of reading them is this. " 44 Emerson was no friend of that precision and demarcation which resists the boiling down of radiant gists to "unbounded undistinguished abstraction"45 - "undistinguished" as philosophy because the particulars of which it is composed are themselves "undistinguished" in another sense, their differences not respected but obliterated. 47 Even though Pound found Emerson's technique an affront to his aesthetic values, the same cannot be said of their shared political intent.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 40 votes