By Pierre Jourde
«Dans ces terres reculées, dans ces can pay perdus, on vit toujours plus ou moins dans une légende, dans l'image d'un chapiteau roman historié de scènes naïves et cruelles...»
Pierre Jourde revient sur des événements qui en 2005 ont défrayé los angeles chronique. Lors de l. a. parution d'un de ses livres, will pay perdu, une partie des habitants du village d'Auvergne dont il était query dans le récit s'est livrée à une tentative de lynchage de l'auteur et de sa famille. Pierre Jourde y décrivait los angeles rudesse de l. a. vie dans ce hameau lointain dont il est originaire, mais aussi une fraternité archaïque, solide, des family humaines à l. a. fois brutales et profondes, tout cela raconté à l'occasion de los angeles mort d'un enfant.
Célébration d'un village aimé, le livre y a été reçu par certains comme une offense. los angeles première pierre retrace les événements violents qui ont suivi l. a. parution de will pay perdu, et suggest l'analyse passionnante de leurs explanations. Il offre aussi une magnifique démonstration des puissances de los angeles littérature, en même temps qu'un récit bright d'émotion et d'admiration pour ces contrées et ces gens qui vivent dans un temps différent de celui des villes.
Read or Download La première pierre PDF
Best memoir books
Paula Liebe is a profitable Dutch businesswoman who escapes her uninteresting company profession and boldly strikes to the Mexican Riviera Maya to review the Mayan prophesies, develop into a yoga instructor and begin a non secular middle. Paula additionally escapes the soreness from her adolescence abuse in persisted battles together with her addictions.
Name be aware: unique name l. a. suma de los días
Author observe: Translated from the Spanish by way of Margaret Sayers Peden
Publish 12 months be aware: First released 2007
In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful fact of her personal existence within the wake of tragic loss--the loss of life of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the prior 13 years from the day-by-day letters the writer and her mom, who lives in Chile, wrote to one another, Allende bares her soul in a ebook that's as exuberant and entire of existence as its writer. She recounts the tales of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers round her that turns into a brand new form of family.
Throughout, Allende stocks her strategies on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and faith, infidelity, habit, and reminiscence. the following, too, are the superb tales at the back of Allende's books, the superstitions that advisor her writing strategy, and her adventurous travels. finally, The Sum of Our Days deals a different journey of this proficient writer's internal international and of the relationships that experience turn into necessary to her lifestyles and her work.
Narrated with heat, humor, extraordinary candor, and knowledge, The Sum of Our Days is a portrait of a latest kin, certain jointly by means of the affection, fierce loyalty, and obdurate selection of a cherished, indomitable matriarch.
In an international first, virtually tremendously, Riaan Manser rode a bicycle correct round the continent of Africa. It took him years, months and fifteen days. He rode 36 500 kilometres via 34 assorted nations. In round Africa on my Bicycle, Manser tells the tale of this epic trip. it's a tale of blood, sweat, toil and tears.
An intimate memoir of a friendship with the best artist in rock and roll background, taking you from late-night events at Graceland to the intense lighting of Hollywood units and glittering levels of Vegas
On a lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year-old Jerry Schilling wandered right into a Memphis contact soccer video game, basically to find that his crew used to be quarterbacked by means of a nineteen-year-old Elvis Presley, the neighborhood youngster whose first list, “That’s All Right,” had simply debuted on Memphis radio. the 2 grew to become quickly associates, at the same time Elvis changed into the world’s greatest superstar. In 1964, Elvis invited Jerry to paintings for him as a part of his “Memphis Mafia,” and Jerry quickly discovered himself dwelling with Elvis full-time in a Bel Air mansion and, later, in his personal room at Graceland. Over the following 13 years Jerry might paintings for Elvis in a number of capacities—from bodyguard to photograph double to co-executive manufacturer on a karate movie. yet greater than anything he used to be Elvis’s shut pal and confidant: Elvis depended on Jerry with maintaining his existence while he acquired demise threats, he requested Jerry to force him and Priscilla to the health center the day Lisa Marie used to be born and to accompany him in the course of the recognized “lost weekend” while he traveled to satisfy President Nixon on the White House.
Me and a man Named Elvis appears at Presley from a friend’s point of view, delivering readers the fellow instead of the icon—including insights into the artistic frustrations that result in Elvis’s abuse of prescription medication and his tragic loss of life. Jerry bargains never-before-told tales approximately lifestyles within Elvis’s internal circle and an emotional recounting of the nice instances, challenging instances, and specific instances he and Elvis shared. those brilliant stories might be helpful to Elvis’s hundreds of thousands of lovers, and the compelling tale will fascinate an excellent wider viewers. BACKCOVER: enhance compliment for Me and a man Named Elvis
“This publication stored me up past due into the evening as I became the pages, reliving each state of affairs and each tale as though I have been there yet again, till i stopped. Jerry Schilling’s phrases introduced tears to my eyes, making me smile and nod because it stuffed my head with issues I had forgotten yet fortunately he remembered. Jerry tells his tale with the freshness and purity of a guy who really enjoyed his good friend. Me and a man Named Elvis is not just actual, sincere, and really moving—it is a surprise. ”
“Jerry had the keys to the dominion, the keys to the King’s homes, to the King’s vehicles, to the center of what made Elvis a King within the first position. right here he unlocks each door and his personal middle in addition. during this booklet, Jerry Schilling brings grace to Graceland. ”
“Jerry Schilling has captured the wonderful thing about my father’s spirit in a manner that hasn't ever been performed sooner than. i'm going to admit that i used to be anxious to learn one other e-book in this topic, in particular by way of a pal (there should not many that stay in my existence from this period of time, as Jerry does), yet this publication is via a ways my favourite. it's a attractive, well-written, and un-crucifying account of many old moments that exhibits the genuine delivery and evolution of Rock and Roll and the way it bridged the racial divide. Jerry tells his tale of a tender boy becoming up bad without genuine relations ahead of destiny replaced his lifestyles in the course of one Sunday afternoon video game of football—and he tells it with humility, honesty, and dignity. ”
—Lisa Marie Presley
“What Jerry Schilling has written in Me and a man Named Elvis is an account of 1 man’s adventure, a private memoir that, whereas it locations its narrator squarely in the middle of old occasions, by no means claims credits for these occasions within the approach that such a lot of self-serving memoirs are likely to do. it's a balanced remedy of a posh topic . . . What i feel distinguishes the ebook such a lot of all, notwithstanding, is its emotional honesty, the generosity of spirit with which Jerry seeks to emulate his good friend and mentor. ”
—Peter Guralnick, writer of final teach to Memphis and Careless Love
- The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life
- The World is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village
- Fighting for Life
- Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild
Extra info for La première pierre
CHAPTER XXIX - Loading for Home舒A Surprise舒Last of an Old Friend舒The Last ... CHAPTER XXX - Beginning the Long Return Voyage舒A Scare CHAPTER XXXI - Bad Prospects舒First Touch of Cape Horn舒Icebergs舒Temperance ... 舡舒Heading ... CHAPTER XXXIII - Cracking on舒Progress Homeward舒A Pleasant Sunday舒A Fine Sight舒By-Play CHAPTER XXXIV - Narrow Escapes舒The Equator舒Tropical Squalls舒A Thunder Storm CHAPTER XXXV - A Double-reef-top-sail Breeze - Scurvy-A Friend in ... CHAPTER XXXVI - Soundings舒Sights from Home舒Boston Harbor舒Leaving the Ship Concluding Chapter AFTERWORD - Twenty-four Years After Afterword Twenty-four Years After Endnotes APPENDIX Dictionary of Sea Terms Inspired by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
This was Dana舗s 舠first act of what the sailors will allow to be seamanship,舡 and he thrilled to the mate舗s 舠well done舡 after his feat, with 舠as much satisfaction as I ever felt at Cambridge on seeing a 舖bene舗 at the foot of a Latin exercise舡 (p. 74). Dana舗s most revered sailor-teacher was his watchmate, Tom Harris. Dana absorbed every lesson the seasoned sea dog had to teach. In fact, taking together all that I learned from him of seamanship, of the history of sailors舗 lives, of practical wisdom, and of human nature under new circumstances舒a great history from which many are shut out,舒I would not part with the hours I spent in the watch with that man for any given hours of my life passed in study and social intercourse (p.
But he never surrendered to these influences with the total abandon required fully to effect the alteration. His Brahmin vision was certainly expanding just as his physical vision was improving, but Dana continued to see himself as separate from the 舠crew of swearers舡 (p. 23) with whom he kept company. Despite the conscious efforts he made to fit in, and to 舠set all suspicion at rest舡 (p. 115) as to whether he was indeed one of the forecastle crew, Dana舗s old school Brahmin erudition and elitism inevitably flared up at times, and the crew reacted to any hint of snobbery.