Author: Trudie Booth
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Master verbs with the most comprehensive workbook for learners of French Practice Makes Perfect: French Verb Tenses is the go-to-guide for clear, thorough explanations that pinpoint why a certain tense works in a given situation. This book will also give you plenty of practice in using your new language skills. With numerous skill-building exercises, comprehensive verb conjugation tables, and the proven Practice Makes Perfect format, you will learn to master French in no time at all. And this new edition is accompanied by flashcards and recordings, available via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexible to your study. THE BOOK IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR MAIN PARTS: Part I works with the present tense, including the conjugation of regular and irregular verbs, asking questions, impersonal verbs, and the use of reflexive verbs. Idiomatic uses of avoir, faire, être, aller, vouloir, and prendre are also covered in detail. Part II focuses on past tenses, from the composition of the passé composé to its contrasting use with the imperfect tense. The formation and uses of the pluperfect and passé simple are also thoroughly reviewed. Part III covers the future tenses (simple future, le future proche, and future perfect) and the conditional. The formation and uses of present and past subjunctive are explained, as well as the use of subjunctive in the main clause. Part IV addresses the infinitive and negative infinitive, the imperative and negative imperative, the present participle and the gerund, and the formation and uses of the passive voice.
Author: Géraldine Rigot, Astrid Ferriere
Visitez Barcelone en trois jours avec ce guide touristique qui vous fera découvrir tous les lieux incontournables à ne pas manquer de la ville de Gaudi, Miro et Picasso, de la Sagrada Familia à la Rambla ! Ce guide touristique numérique contient : • Tops 10 des incontournables : musées, monuments et lieux insolites de Barcelone ; • Introduction historique et culturelle ; • Itinéraires de visites pour aller à l’essentiel quand on ne dispose que de trois journées à Barcelone ; • Infos pratiques sur les lieux phares de la ville ; • Bons plans : restaurants, cafés, bars, etc. ; • Astuces de voyage ; • Lexique français – espagnol. La collection « Check in » est éditée par les éditions Lemaitre. Elle a pour mission de répondre aux frustrations des habitués des guides de voyage classiques, qui – comme nous – ne trouvent pas leur bonheur en numérique. À ces amoureux des citytrips et des week-ends à l’étranger, voici un guide touristique qui va droit à l’essentiel ! Bon voyage !
Author: Aristita I. Albacan
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Robert Lepage has imposed himself in the past three decades as a Wunderkind of contemporary theatre, with eagerly awaited and widely acclaimed productions at the most prestigious theatre festivals and venues around the world. Soon after his international breakthrough with The Dragon’s Trilogy (1984), Lepage’s work became an object of particular scrutiny for critics and scholars, and continues to be subject to media exposure, inspiring cultural critique, academic study and the admiration of audiences across the world. A recurrent fascination with the formal novelty of his theatrical approach imbues most, if not all, critical considerations. However, in spite of the wide interest provoked, little space has been devoted to the quintessential impact of his work on spectatorship, and, most importantly, to connecting the dots between his creative practice and its substantial impact on audiences. Intermediality and Spectatorship in the Theatre Work of Robert Lepage bridges this gap by exploring the notion that intermediality – observed both as a mise-en-scene strategy and a perceptual effect in performance – is situated at the core of the director’s approach. This approach is situated in direct relation to the evolving expectations and medial competencies of spectators, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the ways in which different media can be engaged in the creative process in a holistic way in order to alter the regime of spectatorship, to enhance its creative and cognitive potential. Lepage’s work and theatre making process are analysed here from an interdisciplinary perspective that combines theatre, media and cultural studies, and which is applied to his solo shows, namely Vinci (1986), Needles and Opium (1991), Elsinore (1995), Far Side of the Moon (2000) and Project Andersen (2005). In bringing to the forefront interconnecting notions of intermediality and contemporary spectatorship, the book highlights the director’s preoccupation with an ongoing dialogue with audiences across the world, and their particular involvement in the development of one of the most innovative practices of the Western theatre landscape.
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. George Orwell was one of the most famous authors of the 20th century. Orwell’s classics such as Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are still widely read throughout the world. Orwell’s works regarding social injustice and totalitarianism remain influential.
Author: Robert Hughes
A monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain, from the bestselling author of The Fatal Shore. In these pages, Robert Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal cathedral to a postmodern restaurant with a glass-walled urinal. The result is a work filled with the attributes of Barcelona itself: proportion, humor, and seny—the Catalan word for triumphant common sense.
Author: Douglas W. Alden
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.
Author: Scott Soo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
As they trudged over the Pyrenees, the Spanish republicans became one of the most iconoclastic groups of refugees to have sought refuge in twentieth-century France. This book explores the array of opportunities, constraints, choices and motivations that characterised their lives. Using a wide range of empirical material, it presents a compelling case for rethinking exile in relation to refugees' lived experiences and memory activities. The major historical events of the period are covered: the development of refugees' rights and the 'concentration' camps of the Third Republic, the para-military labour formations of the Second World War, the dynamics shaping resistance activities, and the role of memory in the campaign to return to Spain. This study additionally analyses how these experiences have shaped homes and France's memorial landscape, thereby offering an unparalleled exploration of the long-term effects of exile from the mass exodus of 1939 through to the seventieth-anniversary commemorations in 2009.
Author: François Weyergans
« Dans le train, il colla sa tête contre la vitre et aperçut en surimpression, flottant au milieu d'un décor de brousailles, un visage blême et crispé, le sien, avec son front reconnaissable, haut et dégarni, ses paupières gonflées et sa bouche aux lèvres minces. Il eut envie de se dire à lui-même : "Qu'est-ce que je peux faire pour toi ?" Ce visage si près du sien lui inspirait une profonde sympathie. » Nuit après nuit, un homme très perturbé se protège en évoquant son passé – tant de voyages, tant de rencontres amoureuses qui restent obsédantes. Sa mémoire lui donne le vertige. Ses souvenirs l'aideront-ils à aller mieux ? Il s'invente une série de doubles qui mènent une vie sentimentale tout aussi agitée que la sienne. Il voudrait aller rendre visite à sa mère. Elle vit seule en Provence et aura bientôt quatre-vingt-dix ans. Il a d'abord un travail à finir. Sa mère lui déclare : « Au lieu d'envoyer des fax à ta dizaine d'amoureuses, tu devrais publier un livre, sinon les gens vont croire que tu es mort. » Mieux que personne, François Weyergans mêle la profondeur et l'humour, l'émotion et le rire, dans ce roman qui affirme avec force les pouvoirs de la littérature.
Author: Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Madrid is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. View the marvellous frescoes at Plaza Mayor, enjoy tapas in La Latina, or take a stroll with the locals in the Parque del Buen Retiro; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Madrid and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Madrid Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, cuisine Free, convenient pull-out Madrid map (included in print version), plus over 25 neighbourhood maps Covers Salamanca, Plaza Mayor, Royal Madrid, La Latina, Lavapies, Malasana, Chueca, Parque del Oeste, Sol, Santa Ana, Huertas, El Retiro, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Madrid , our most comprehensive guide to Madrid, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights of Madrid? Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Madrid, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Spain guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet Discover Spain, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Author: Maria Cerrada
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Antimicrobial polymers are materials that prevent microorganism growth and are needed for many everyday applications from food packaging and water treatment to medicine and healthcare. This new book covers different areas of antimicrobial materials based on polymers including chitosan, polymers with ammonium and phosphonium groups, polymer nanofibers, carbon-based polymer Nanocomposites, polymeric and non-polymeric metal complexes, and biomimetic materials. By combining the information of different materials as well as antimicrobial action modes and applications within one source, the book provides a general summary of the field. Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity starts with a general introduction to antimicrobial polymers and presents the most common types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae) along with the main areas of application of antimicrobial polymeric materials. Specific chapters then detail different polymer systems covering the fundamental issues of synthesis, characterization, physico-chemical properties and applications. With contributions from leading scientists the book is suitable for researchers in polymers, chemistry, biology and materials science interested in an overview of antimicrobial polymeric materials as well as the recent advances in their synthesis, properties and applications.