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... J'ai lu, 2018 J'ai encore menti !, Flammarion, 2018 Les phrases interdites si vous voulez rester en couple, with Pascale Legardinier, J'ai lu, 2019 The Paris Labyrinth is the author's first work to be translated into English.

Author: Gilles Legardinier

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 9782080239679

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

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In turn-of-the-twentieth-century France, Vincent - an ingenious designer of secret passages - embarks on a thrilling adventure to unlock ancient mysteries in a quest for a lost treasure. Along the way, he battles against dark forces as he tries to discern who he can trust, while racing against the clock. Vincent knows what it means to keep a secret. With his troupe of talented craftsmen - his only family - he designs hidden compartments for priceless treasures and passages for undetectable escape routes. The rich and powerful who hire him pay handsomely for his work - and for his discretion. As Paris hosts the 1889 World’s Fair, the city fills with visitors who come to see the controversial new Eiffel Tower with its gravity-defying elevators, to discover the latest inventions from across the globe, or to scout for prospective investment opportunities. After Vincent takes on an urgent secret mission, his team suddenly becomes the target of attempted assassinations. In a race against time, as death licks at their heels, they puzzle over who could be behind the violence. A client trying to erase tracks to a secret? The dark forces of the occult somehow provoked by their work? Confronted with mysteries uncovered from the past, and a life-or-death challenge that tests the limits of his ability, Vincent will do everything in his power to thwart the menace and protect his friends... if only he can survive.
2021-05-12T00:00:00+02:00 By Gilles Legardinier

Ingenious illusionist Vincent embarks on a thrilling adventure in turn-of-the-twentieth century France to unlock the mysteries of the past in a quest for lost treasure.

Author: Gilles Legardinier

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 9782080206749

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Ingenious illusionist Vincent embarks on a thrilling adventure in turn-of-the-twentieth century France to unlock the mysteries of the past in a quest for lost treasure. Along the way, he battles against dark forces as he tries to discern who he can trust in a race against the clock. Vincent, more than anyone, knows what it means to keep a secret. With his troupe of talented craftsmen--the only family he has--he designs hidden compartments for priceless treasures and passageways for undetectable escape routes. The rich and powerful who hire him pay handsomely for his work, and for his discretion--they know only his first name, and his business is strictly word-of-mouth. As Paris celebrates the 1889 World's Fair, the city fills with visitors who come to see the controversial new Eiffel Tower with its gravity-defying escalators, to tout their latest inventions, or to scout for prospective investment opportunities. Vincent takes on an urgent mission so secret he doesn't tell anyone about it. Suddenly, he and his team become the target of assassination attempts. In a race against time, as death licks at their heels, they puzzle over who could be behind the violence. Is it one of their clients trying to erase the secrets they had been hired to conceal? Has their work somehow provoked the dark forces of the occult? Who is this faceless adversary, lurking in the shadows, ready to strike them anywhere, anytime? Confronted with mysteries uncovered from the past, and a life-or-death challenge that tests the limits of his ability, Vincent will do everything in his power to thwart the menace and protect his friends ... if only he can survive. What he is about to discover will shatter everything he thought he knew about the world....
2021-05-04 By Gilles Legardinier

There are triumphs, infatuations, liaisons, marriages, deaths. As the Carousel of Montparnasse turns, John Watson deftly notes its music - like Anton Walbrook in La Ronde or Jean Renoir in Les Enfants du Paradis.

Author: John Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1760414891

Category: Poetry

Page: 134

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In Montparnasse between the wars, Kiki, 'Queen of Montparnasse', danced and sang; PrEvert created Baptiste there; Desnos travelled astrally, then woke to harvest the crop; painters - Kisling, Pascin, Foujita, Modigliani, Derain and others - laboured and partied there; Bronia came from Holland, destined to meet Radiguet, Cocteau's Boy Wonder; later she would marry RenE Clair; Satie opened umbrellas there, always hoping for rain. There are triumphs, infatuations, liaisons, marriages, deaths. As the Carousel of Montparnasse turns, John Watson deftly notes its music - like Anton Walbrook in La Ronde or Jean Renoir in Les Enfants du Paradis. The octave 'at once same and different, like a waterfall' suggests the verse form, as unvarying as Ravel's Bolero and orchestrated in two thousand tetrameters
2018-01-31 By John Watson

popular theme in mainstream fiction and fantasy, as in Kate Mosse's historicalmythicsuspense novel, Labyrinth and Guillermo del Toro's dark fantasy film, Pan's Labyrinth. If you have ever wanted to play with this myth, ...

Author: Linda Lappin

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781609521042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres—literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—discover imagery and inspiration in the places they love. Lappin departs from the classical concept of the Genius Loci, the indwelling spirit residing in every landscape, house, city, or forest—to argue that by entering into contact with the unique energy and identity of a place, writers can access an inexhaustible source of creative power. The Soul of Place provides instruction on how to evoke that power. The writing exercises are drawn from many fields—architecture, painting, cuisine, literature and literary criticism, geography and deep maps, Jungian psychology, fairy tales, mythology, theater and performance art, metaphysics—all of which offer surprising perspectives on our writing and may help us uncover raw materials for fiction, essays, and poetry hidden in our environment. An essential resource book for the writer’s library, this book is ideal for creative writing courses, with stimulating exercises adaptable to all genres. For writers or travelers about to set out on a trip abroad, The Soul of Place is the perfect road trip companion, attuning our senses to a deeper awareness of place.
2015-04-20 By Linda Lappin

Like her pamphlets floating over Paris. Feathers without number. She spilled no blood. She didn't make the dress ... The crooked lane led away into the gloom, along the twists and turns of Paris's labyrinth. There was no time to waste.

Author: Gita Trelease

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529006438

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

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Liberté by Gita Trelease is the spell-binding sequel to the bestselling Enchantée. Magic. Betrayal. Sacrifice. Camille Durbonne gambled everything she had to keep herself and her sister safe. But as the people of Paris starve and mobs riot, safety may no longer be possible . . . Not when Camille lives for the rebellion. In the pamphlets she prints, she tells the stories of girls living at society’s margins. But as her writings captivate the public, she begins to suspect a dark magic she can’t control lies at the heart of her success. Then Louis XVI declares magic a crime and all magicians traitors to France. As bonfires incinerate enchanted books and special police prowl the city, the time for magic – and those who work it – is running out. In this new Paris where allegiances shift and violence erupts, the answers Camille seeks set her on a perilous path, one that may cost her the boy she loves – and even her life. If she can discover who she truly is before vengeful forces unmask her, she may still win this deadly game of revolution.
2021-02-18 By Gita Trelease

No image is more strongly associated with Benjamin's analysis of the topography of Paris than that of the labyrinth. At its centre stood the arcade, the primal, even auratic, threshold to the dream world of the nineteenth century.

Author: David Frisby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134459858

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Fragments of Modernity, first published in 1985, provides a critical introduction to the work of three of the most original German thinkers of the early twentieth century. In their different ways, all three illuminated the experience of the modern urban life, whether in mid nineteenth-century Paris, Berlin at the turn of the twentieth century or later as the vanguard city of the Weimar Republic. They related the new modes of experiencing the world to the maturation of the money economy (Simmel), the process of rationalization of capital (Kracauer) and the fantasy world of commodity fetishism (Benjamin). In each case they focus on those fragments of social experience that could best capture the sense of modernity.
2013-09-13 By David Frisby

By walking thelabyrinth with others, we arereminded thatwe are allon the pathtogether. The labyrinth was placedatthewestern entrance of the cathedral so it could symbolize ourfirst steps on our spiritual journey. Onourway back to Paris, ...

Author: Ina Caro

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393082012

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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“I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James.”—Newsweek In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions of Joan of Arc or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue. “[An] enchanting travelogue” (Publishers Weekly), Paris to the Past has become one of the classic guidebooks of our time.
2011-06-27 By Ina Caro

The complete concept of a Leibniz who does not go to Paris is and always will be different from the complete concept of the Leibniz t in the actual world who did travel to Paris. This labyrinth of freedom is prior to the labyrinth of ...

Author: Pauline Phemister

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402034015

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

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In the present book, Pauline Phemister argues against traditional Anglo-American interpretations of Leibniz as an idealist who conceives ultimate reality as a plurality of mind-like immaterial beings and for whom physical bodies are ultimately unreal and our perceptions of them illusory. Re-reading the texts without the prior assumption of idealism allows the more material aspects of Leibniz's metaphysics to emerge. Leibniz is found to advance a synthesis of idealism and materialism. His ontology posits indivisible, living, animal-like corporeal substances as the real metaphysical constituents of the universe; his epistemology combines sense-experience and reason; and his ethics fuses confused perceptions and insensible appetites with distinct perceptions and rational choice. In the light of his sustained commitment to the reality of bodies, Phemister re-examines his dynamics, the doctrine of pre-established harmony and his views on freedom. The image of Leibniz as a rationalist philosopher who values activity and reason over passivity and sense-experience is replaced by the one of a philosopher who recognises that, in the created world, there can only be activity if there is also passivity; minds, souls and forms if there is also matter; good if there is evil; perfection if there is imperfection.
2006-03-30 By Pauline Phemister

Chartres Cathedral , about sixty miles southwest of Paris . Built around 1200 , the Chartres labyrinth consists of four meandering quadrants that lead to the center . At the center of the floor design , there is a rosette , a medieval ...

Author: Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 082941617X

Category: Religion

Page: 257

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Combines a practical understanding of the vitality of physical pilgrimages and a holistic understanding of what living a pilgrim life means, and offers a new perspective, guidance, advice and firsthand stories for those seeking to live as pilgrims. Original.

These too changed the way the labyrinth was viewed and experienced, for they encouraged the playful soul to see the maze as a place ... for they had to be prohibited again two years later, in a decree of the Parliament of Paris of 1538.

Author: Alison Gazzard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786467945

Category: Games

Page: 192

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From the text adventures of Zork, to the arcade game of Pac-Man, to the corridors of Doom, and on to the city streets of Grand Theft Auto IV, the maze has often been used as a space to trap and confuse players in their navigation of gameworlds. However, the maze as a construction on the landscape has a long history before the invention of the videogame. By examining the change in the maze from the landscapes of open spaces and closed gardens through to the screen of the videogame, both mazes and labyrinths are discussed in terms of historical reference, alongside the author's personal experiences of walking and playing these structures. This book shows how our cultural experiences of real world maze landscapes may have changed, and how we negotiate videogame worlds along the various paths and meanings they so often create for us.
2013-04-17 By Alison Gazzard