Obras de Sartre en la Biblioteca

29 04 2010

Estos son algunos de los títulos de este autor, que encontrarás en la sección ”Libros Recomendados” de los idiomas inglés y francés:

→La Prespectueuse, suivi de Morts sans sépulture                      

→Les mains sales                                               

→Les mots   

→Huis clos suivi de Les Mouches  

→La nausée

→Iron in the Soul

→The Reprieve



Jean-Paul Sartre

29 04 2010

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, EL EXISTENCIALISTA QUE NUNCA DEJÓ DE LUCHAR POR UN MUNDO MEJOR

Se cumplen veinte años de la muerte del filósofo francés, uno de los intelectuales más influyentes del siglo XX

El existencialismo es a Jean-Paul Sartre lo que el idealismo a Kant. Filósofo dramaturgo y escritor, no dudó en rechazar el Premio Nobel de Literatura para hacer honor a sus convicciones. Nacido en París el 21 de junio de 1905 nos dejó un 15 de abril de 1980. Atrás quedaban un puñado de novelas como La náusea o El muro, obras de teatro de la talla de Las moscas y, sobre todo, un compendio de tratados filosóficos sobre los que siguen volviendo una y otra vez los intelectuales, maravillados por la profundidad del pensamiento del francés.

De quien no se distanciaría nunca sería de Simone de Beauvoir, a quien conocería en la Sorbona y con la que formaría una de las parejas intelectualmente más potentes del siglo XX. Ambos supieron compatibilizar a la perfección su afán de libertad y sus profundos análisis sobre el individuo y la sociedad con una unión que trascendería los límites de su existencia. Hoy sus restos reposan juntos en el cementerio de Montparnasse, lugar de peregrinación ineludible para cientos de miles de personas que buscan en sus obras las claves para entender el mundo de ayer y de hoy. ÓSCAR BELLOT |  MADRID  ABC.es  



Shakespeare’s Life by Marta

26 04 2010

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. He was the third of the eight children born to Mary Arden, who came from a rich family,  and John Shakespeare, one of the most successful merchants in the town.  A few years after William’s birth, his father fell in misfortune because he was accused of illegal wool-dealing.

William studied first at the local school -the Stratford Grammar School, in the centre of the town - where he achieved a very good education in Latin grammar and literature. Then, when he was eighteen, he got married to Anne Hathaway, who was twenty -six, probably because she was pregnant.  If we take notice of William’s last will, they didn’t get on well, but perhaps they were happier than the chronicles say because we can’t forget that they had three children.

In 1592 Shakespeare was working in London as a dramatist, and in 1596 his only son died. It is said that this fatal event inspired him to write one of the most famous tragedies in literature. He soon began to work as an actor, writer and, finally, co-producer of a theatre company called Lord Chamberlain’s Men.

After a turbulent life, William Shakespeare died at the age of 52 at his home in Stratford-Upon-Avon on 23rd April 1616,  the same day as Cervantes.

Marta Álvarez  Menéndez -That’s English

Thank you Marta for your contribution to celebrate the Book Day at the Library!



Le Premier Jour - Marc Levy

14 04 2010

Le premier jour, un grand roman d’aventures

Marc Levy nous parle de son nouveau roman…

Cliquez-ici pour tout savoir … ↓

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Los 10 más vendidos en Francia, en la Biblioteca:

22 02 2010
Esta es la lista de  “Los 10 más vendidos en Francia”, según ‘Le Figaro’, la mayoría de los cuales podrás encontrar en la Biblioteca para llevar en préstamo:

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1.- Marc Lévy: 1.735.000 libros.     

2.- Guillaume Musso: 1.385.000   

3.- Katherine Pancol: 871.000            

4.- Anna Gavalda: 784.000          

5.- Fred Vargas: 633.000                

5.- Muriel Barbery: 620.000         

7.- Amélie Nothomb: 584.000         

8.- Bernard Weber: 566.000                    

9.- Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt: 552.000        

10.- Marie Ndiaye: 450.000

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Algunos títulos de estos autores que encontrás en la sección de “libros recomendados” (francés):



Entrevista a Fred Vargas en francés

22 02 2010



Henning Mankell

20 02 2010

 

Saturday 20 February 2010   Nicholas Wroe

 

A life in writing

‘In the last book Wallander is really solving a case about himself and that has provided the real ending. Full stop’

Henning Mankell’s great creation, the Swedish detective Kurt Wallander, is a depressive, unhealthy, ugly and violent man who is unable to sustain relationships with those closest to him and operates in a world of almost unrelieved bleakness and despair. Yet he is so attractive to a worldwide audience that Mankell has sold more than 35 million books and has seen his character make a remarkably smooth transition from page to screen with acclaimed Swedish TV adaptations preceding the critical and ratings success of Kenneth Branagh’s recent BBC version.

While news that the BBC is to commission a second set of six films appears a logical next step, it also marks something of a crossroads for both Wallander and Mankell. The new series will adapt the last three of Mankell’s nine Wallander novels (after apparently ending the series in 1999, Mankell wrote a 10th and “definitely” final book which will be published in English next year). It will then, like one of the two Swedish Wallander series before it, feature new, non-Mankell, storylines. Wallander, like Marple, Morse, and a handful of other legendary detectives before him, has begun to float free of his creator to assume an apparently independent existence. Leer más »



Orhan Pamuk: “Estambul ya no es melancólica”

27 01 2010

Orhan Pamuk publicó en España el pasado octubre su primera novela desde que es Premio Nobel y no solo sobre islamismo, kurdos o Turquía y Europa quiere hablar el Nobel de Literatura del 2006, Orhan Pamuk (Estambul, 1952). De hecho, prefiere rehuir esos temas y conversar sobre novela y museos, amor y ciudades. La semana pasada lo ha hecho en Barcelona para el diario ‘EL PERIODICO’

 ENTREVISTA EN ‘EL CUADERNO DEL DOMINGO’ (24/1/2010) 

Haz click en la foto para leer la entrevista:

 
 



Interview with Orhan Pamuk

27 01 2010



New Arrivals: A Confederacy of Dunces

12 01 2010

Título: A Confederacy of Dunces

Autor: John Kennedy Toole

Obra adaptada: NO

‘When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him’ (Jonathan Swift)

This is Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, noble crusader against vice, modernity and ignorance. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh-pots of a fallen city, until his maroon-haired mother decrees that he must  go to work…

A masterwork, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981

About the Author

John Kennedy Toole was born in New Orleans in 1937. He received a master’s degree in English from Columbia University and taught at Hunter and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. In 1969, frustrated at his failure to interest a publisher in A Confederacy of Dunces, he committed suicide. Toole’s book was eventually published, after his mother brought the work to the attention of Walker Percy and insisted that he read her son’s manuscript. Percy became one of the novel’s many admirers and The Confederacy of Dunces would eventually be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1981. Following that posthumous success, The Neon Bible, which Toole had written when he was sixteen, was first published in 1989.



Tintínmanía

17 12 2009

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Se cumplen 80 de ‘Tintín en el país de los Soviets’. Jóvenes y menos jóvenes recuerdan al personaje. No todos han leído sus aventuras pero nadie ignora su existencia ni la de sus amigos: Milú, el capitán Haddock, el profesor Tornasol… Tintín protagonizó desde 1929 hasta 1976 un total de 24 álbumes que han sido llevados al cine y traducidos a 40 idiomas. (Vídeo: Eva Mª Bartolomé)

  

http://www.elmundo.es/especiales/2009/01/cultura/tintin/index.html