Parisienne French

Author: Rhianna Jones
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1612432565
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THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE FOR THE GIRL WITH JE NE SAIS QUOI You’ve dreamed of Paris your whole life. You’ve imagined yourself sipping a café au lait at an outdoor bistro in the Jardin de Tuileries, or browsing a fashionable boutique on the Champs-Elysées, or strolling along the banks of the Seine, hand in hand with your handsome French lover. Now is the time to realize that dream. Parisienne French will have you cultured, chic and, most importantly, casually chatting with locals as if you were raised in the City of Lights. With refined phrases to express yourself at the Musée d’Orsay, posh vocabulary for catching up on this season’s couture fashion and hip slang for flirting at the hottest nightclub, you’ll effortlessly navigate the social scenes of Paris. Your new eloquent French will win over any vrai patriote, who will warmly welcome you to la vie parisienne.

French Costume Drama Of The 1950s

Author: Susan Hayward
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841504343
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When political and civil unrest threatened France’s social order in the 1950s, French cinema provided audiences a seemingly unique form of escapism from such troubled times: a nostalgic look back to the France of the nineteenth and earlier centuries, with costume dramas set in the age of Napoleon, the Belle Époque, the Revolution and further back still to seventeenth-century swashbuckler adventures and tales of mystery and revenge. Film critics, have routinely dismissed this period and this genre of French cinema, overlooking its importance in terms of political cultural history. French Costume Drama of the 1950s redresses this balance, exploring a diverse range of films including Guitry’s Napoléon (1955), Vernay’s Le Comte de Monte Cristo (1953), and Le Chanois’ Les Misérables (1958) to expose the political cultural paradox between nostalgia for a lost past and the drive for modernization.

The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Culinary Menu Terms

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Editor: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840223002
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Culinary and Menu Terms contains over 12,000 entries and should prove useful to budding chefs and gourmands, fascinating to browsers and crossword enthusiasts, and a handy companion for hungry travellers or those wishing to avoid the potential pitfalls of self-catering and ordering meals in restaurants in foreign lands. In short, this book is essential reading for those who want to know the difference between chiorro, chiozzo, choko and chorizo, or who cannot tell a kaboucha from a kabanosi.Rodney Dale has assembled and arranged a rich diet of terms used for ingredients and recipes which are encountered in cuisine world-wide. This pabular vocabulary will be eagerly embraced by all those interested in and engaged in food and its preparation from whatever culture and tradition they may come.

Teachers Take Heart

Author: Kay Enns
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453590625
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La Vie Parisienne

Author: Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd
Editor:
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A Parisienne In Chicago

Author: Madame Léon Grandin
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252035135
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New Approaches To Crime In French Literature Culture And Film

Author: Louise Hardwick
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039118502
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The notion of crime crosses generic, disciplinary and cultural frontiers. In an era of identity fraud, eco-crime and global terrorism, this collection moves towards a reconsideration of crime in the French and Francophone literary and cultural imagination. How have our conceptions of 'criminal' behaviour developed? How has the French genre of crime fiction, encompassing, but not limited to, the polar, the roman policier and film noir, evolved and reinvented itself? The volume adopts a number of theoretical approaches, which range from sociological and criminological discourse to literary criticism and postcolonial theory (by Chamoiseau, Durkheim, Deleuze, Foucault, Glissant, Krafft-Ebing and Todorov). In a wide-ranging series of innovative and challenging readings, it examines ideas which include the evolving concept of crime in literature from Voltaire and censorship through to scientific constructions of criminality in the nineteenth century and in the postcolonial era, both within and outside metropolitan France. The volume also explores 'textual crimes' in contemporary Martinican women's writing, crime as a genre in André Héléna, Serge Arcouët and Jean Meckert, Sébastien Japrisot and Dominique Manotti, and visual responses to crime by artist Jacques Monory and filmmaker Didier Bivel.

Danigo French Grammar Reorganised

Author: Ian H. Magedera
Editor: Presses Université Laval
ISBN: 9782763781013
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A workbook and textbook, intended for intermediate, advanced and adult learners of French, has been written by an instructor with many years experience in direct response to the difficulties experienced by students. It teaches grammar by means of comparisons between French and the structures of spoken English.

French Fashion Illustrations Of The Twenties

Author: Carol Belanger Grafton
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141942
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Treasury of royalty-free motifs from famed periodical, drawn with wit, flair and charm. Slinky beauties in a variety of gowns, dresses, coats, suits, beachwear, and other stylish outfits.