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Recommended philosophical books (9)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into philosophical here are some philosophical books from France for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Against Nature is Huysmans's great fin-de-siècle novel anticipating many of the strains of modernism in its appreciation of Baudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarmé and Poe. This new translation is supplemented by a critically up-to-date introduction and indispensable notes which enhance the understanding of a highly allusive work.

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Discourse on Method ; and : Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Contains English translations of Descartes' 1637 treatise Discourse on the Method for Conducting One's Reason Well and for Searching for Truth in the Sciences and a subsequent development of the ideas contained in it, Meditations on First Philosophy, first published in 1641. Includes a selected bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre FR

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
This book presents a new English translation of two seminal works by Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominant European intellectual of the post-World War II decades. The volume includes Sartre's 1945 lecture “Existentialism Is a Humanism” and his analysis of Camus's The Stranger, along with a discussion of these works by acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal. This edition is a translation of the 1996 French edition, which includes Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre's introduction and a Q&A with Sartre about his lecture. In her foreword, intended for an American audience, acclaimed Sartre biographer Anni... continue

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In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The first installment of the French author's multivolume autobiographical novel, originally published in 1913, in which he recalls his childhood and first infatuation.

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Micul prinţ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry RO

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
De 67 de ani, Micul prinţ v-a cucerit sufletele, devenind un mit care a captivat întreaga planetă. Un gen aparte, fiind în acelaşi timp şi poveste poetico-filosofică şi mit iniţiatic, cartea ne aduce în prim-plan valorile umane, responsabilitate şi legătură între oameni, toleranţă şi spirit de aventură. Este un titlu accesibil tuturor categoriilor de vârstă, o poveste simplă şi fermecătoare, spusă într-un limbaj simplu, dar plin de poezie. O poveste încântătoare despre copilărie, singurătate şi prietenie.

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No Exit and Three Other Plays by Jean-Paul Sartre EN

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Four seminal plays by one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. An existential portrayal of Hell in Sartre's best-known play, as well as three other brilliant, thought-provoking works: the reworking of the Electra-Orestes story, the conflict of a young intellectual torn between theory and conflict, and an arresting attack on American racism.

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The Blood of Others by Simone de Beauvoir EN

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Jean Blomart, a French resistance leader against the German forces of occupation, waits throughout an endless night for his wounded lover to die.

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint−Exupery EN

Rating: 4 (133 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The Little Prince and nbsp;(French: and nbsp;Le Petit Prince) is a and nbsp;novella and nbsp;by French aristocrat, writer, and aviator and nbsp;Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was first published in English and French in the US by and nbsp;Reynal and amp; Hitchcock and nbsp;in April 1943, and posthumously in France following the and nbsp;liberation of France and nbsp;as Saint-Exupéry's works had been banned by the and nbsp;Vichy Regime. The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Despite its... continue

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The Seventh Function of Language : A Novel by Laurent Binet EN

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From the prizewinning author of HHhH, “the most insolent novel of the year” (L’Express) Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies—struck by a laundry van—after lunch with the presidential candidate François Mitterand. The world of letters mourns a tragic accident. But what if it wasn’t an accident at all? What if Barthes was . . . murdered? In The Seventh Function of Language, Laurent Binet spins a madcap secret history of the French intelligentsia, starring such luminaries as Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Julia Kristeva—as well as... continue