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Les Poneys Sauvages

Author: Michel Déon
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
ISBN: 207211425X
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Un an avant le début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le hasard réunit à Cambridge, le temps d'une année universitaire, quatre étudiants, trois Britanniques et un Français. Un cinquième, français aussi, assez distant au début, deviendra leur historiographe, le témoin et le confident de leurs vies chaotiques dans les pires épisodes de la guerre froide. Le roman tient son titre d'une vision poétique, bref répit dans le Londres pilonné par les Allemands. La mort y frappe à l'aveuglette et le Français, Georges Saval, s'évade pour une fin de semaine dans une auberge de la New Forest en compagnie d'une jeune femme dont le destin est déjà scellé. Ouvrant la fenêtre un matin, ils voient des poneys à longue crinière s'égailler en lisière de forêt, dernière vision d'un monde qui ne connaîtra jamais la paix. Les poneys sauvages est un livre aux multiples facettes où le romanesque rencontre l'Histoire sans pitié. Pour ses quelques révélations sur le massacre de Katyn et la guerre d'Algérie, le livre fut violemment attaqué à sa parution. Le jury du prix Interallié couronna le roman en 1970. Trois ans après, Un taxi mauve reçut le Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, où Michel Déon fut élu en 1978.

Face To Face

Author: Gabrielle Warnock
Publisher: Trident Press Ltd
ISBN: 1900724464
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The Foundling Boy

Author: Michel Déon
Publisher: Gallic Books
ISBN: 1908313595
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It is 1919. On a summer's night in Normandy, a new-born baby is left in a basket outside the home of Albert and Jeanne Arnaud. The childless couple take the foundling in, name him Jean, and decide to raise him as their own, though his parentage remains a mystery. Though Jean's life is never dull, he grows up knowing little of what lies beyond his local area. Until the day he sets off on his bicycle to discover the world, and encounters a Europe on the threshold of interesting times...

Obituaries In The Performing Arts 2009

Author: Harris M. Lentz III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786441747
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Among 2009's many notable losses in the performing arts are actors Patrick Swayze and Karl Malden, newsman Walter Cronkite, entertainers Soupy Sales and Captain Lou Albano, television icon Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2009 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a recap of their career. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and photographs of many of the individuals are included. Individual books in this annual series are available dating back to 1994. A subscription plan is available for future issues.

Encyclopedia Of French Film Directors

Author: Philippe Rège
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086939X
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Cinema has been long associated with France, dating back to 1895, when Louis and Auguste Lumi_re screened their works, the first public viewing of films anywhere. Early silent pioneers Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy BlachZ and others followed in the footsteps of the Lumi_re brothers and the tradition of important filmmaking continued throughout the 20th century and beyond. In Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Philippe Rège identifies every French director who has made at least one feature film since 1895. From undisputed masters to obscure one-timers, nearly 3,000 directors are cited here, including at least 200 filmmakers not mentioned in similar books published in France. Each director's entry contains a brief biographical summary, including dates and places of birth and death; information on the individual's education and professional training; and other pertinent details, such as real names (when the filmmaker uses a pseudonym). The entries also provide complete filmographies, including credits for feature films, shorts, documentaries, and television work. Some of the most important names in the history of film can be found in this encyclopedia, from masters of the Golden Age_Jean Renoir and RenZ Clair_to French New Wave artists such as Fran_ois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

The Great And The Good

Author: Michel Déon
Publisher: Gallic Books
ISBN: 1910477400
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From the acclaimed author of The Foundling Boy comes this new classic set in 1950s America. Arthur Morgan is aboard the Queen Mary bound for the United States, where a scholarship at an Ivy League university awaits him, along with the promise of a glittering future. But the few days spent on the ship will have a defining effect on the young Frenchman, when he encounters the love of his life.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Ann Evory
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810300408
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Contains alphabetically arranged profiles of published contemporary authors of non-technical works from around the world, each with personal data, addresses, career history, and a list of writings, and in some cases, a list of works in progress, sidelights, and avocational interests; up-to-date through late 1978.