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The Immoralist
THE IMMORALIST (French : L\'IMMORALISTE) is a novel by André Gide
André Gide
, published in France in 1902. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Characters * 2.1 Michel * 2.2 Marceline * 2.3 Ménalque * 3 Critical analyses * 4 Adaptations * 5 References * 6 Bibliography * 7 External links PLOT The Immoralist
The Immoralist
is a recollection of events that Michel narrates to his three visiting friends. One of those friends solicits job search assistance for Michel by including in a letter to Monsieur D. R., Président du Conseil, a transcript of Michel's first-person account. Important points of Michel's story are his recovery from tuberculosis ; his attraction to a series of Arab boys and to his estate caretaker's son; and the evolution of a new perspective on life and society. Through his journey, Michel finds a kindred spirit in the rebellious Ménalque
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Penguin Classics
PENGUIN CLASSICS is an imprint published by Penguin Books
Penguin Books
, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House
. They are published in varying editions throughout the world including in Australia, Canada, China, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Literary critics see books in this series as important members of the Western canon
Western canon
, though many titles are translated or of non-Western origin; indeed, the series for decades from its creation included only translations, until it eventually incorporated the Penguin English Library imprint in 1986. The first Penguin Classic was E. V. Rieu 's translation of The Odyssey , published in 1946, and Rieu went on to become general editor of the series
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El Kantara
EL KANTARA (Arabic : القنطرة‎, translit. al qantara, lit. 'the bridge' ) is a town and commune in Biskra Province , Algeria
Algeria
. The 1911 Baedeker travel guide described it as "one of the most important caravan-stations in E. Algeria." The town is well known for the eponymous gorge nearby, described by locals as the "Mouth of the Desert". The area was named El Kantara
El Kantara
by Arab conquerors. The gorge is narrow, at only 40 metres (130 ft) wide, but the walls can be as high as 120 m (390 ft). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Present infrastructure * 3 Gallery * 4 References HISTORYRoman soldiers of the Third Augustan Legion dubbed the gorge Calceus Herculis (English: Hercules' Kick), in reference to the divine hero Hercules
Hercules
' legendary strength
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Culture And Imperialism
CULTURE AND IMPERIALISM is a collection of essays by Edward Said published in 1993. Said attempts to trace the connection between imperialism and culture in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. It followed his highly influential Orientalism , published in 1978. Said conceived of Culture
Culture
and Imperialism
Imperialism
as an attempt to "expand the argument" of Orientalism "to describe a more general pattern of relationships between the modern metropolitan west and its overseas territories." CONTENTS * 1 Subject * 2 Reception * 3 Notes * 4 External links SUBJECTIn a series of essays, Said argues the impact of mainstream culture (mainly British writers of the 19th and early 20th century, like Jane Austen and Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling
) on colonialism and imperialism , and conversely how imperialism, resistance to it, and decolonization influenced the English and French novel
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Normandy
NORMANDY (/ˈnɔːrməndi/ ; French : Normandie, pronounced ( listen ), Norman : Normaundie, from Old French
Old French
Normanz, plural of Normant, originally from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian languages ) is one of the 18 regions of France
France
, roughly corresponding to the historical Duchy of Normandy . Administratively, Normandy
Normandy
is divided into five départements : Calvados , Eure , Manche
Manche
, Orne , and Seine-Maritime . It covers 30,627 square kilometres (11,825 sq mi), comprising roughly 5% of the territory of metropolitan France
France
. Its population of 3.37 million accounts for around 5% of the population of France
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Paris
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. PARIS (French pronunciation: ​ ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city in France
France
, with an administrative-limits area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and an official population of 2,206,488 (2015). The city is a commune and department , and the heart of the 12,012-square-kilometre (4,638-square-mile) Île-de- France
France
region (colloquially known as the ' Paris
Paris
Region'), whose 2016 population of 12,142,802 represented roughly 18 percent of the population of France. Since the 17th century, Paris
Paris
has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts
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Malta
Coordinates : 35°53′N 14°30′E / 35.883°N 14.500°E / 35.883; 14.500 MALTA (/ˈmɒltə/ ( listen ); Maltese: ), officially known as the REPUBLIC OF MALTA (Maltese : Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea . It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Italy , 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia , and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya . The country covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq mi), with a population of just under 450,000, making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries. The capital of Malta is Valletta , which at 0.8 km2, is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area. Malta has one national language , which is Maltese , and English as an official language
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Italy
Coordinates : 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12 Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana (Italian ) Flag Emblem ANTHEM: Il Canto degli Italiani (Italian ) "The Song of the Italians" Location of Italy
Italy
(dark green) – in Europe
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Alençon
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. ALENçON (French pronunciation: ( listen )) is a commune in Normandy
Normandy
, France, capital of the Orne department . It is situated 173 kilometres (107 mi) west of Paris. Alençon
Alençon
belongs to the intercommunality of Alençon
Alençon
(with 52,000 people). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Climate * 3 Population * 3.1 Heraldry * 4 Economy * 5 Education * 6 Transport * 7 Personalities * 8 International relations * 8.1 Twin towns – sister cities * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links HISTORYThe name of Alençon
Alençon
is first recorded in a document dated in the seventh century
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Edward Saïd
EDWARD WADIE SAID (Arabic pronunciation: Arabic : إدوارد وديع سعيد‎‎, Idwārd Wadīʿ Saʿīd; 1 November 1935 – 25 September 2003) was a professor of literature at Columbia University , a public intellectual , and a founder of the academic field of postcolonial studies . A Palestinian American born in Mandatory Palestine , he was a citizen of the United States by way of his father, a U.S. Army veteran. Educated in the Western canon , at British and American schools, Said applied his education and bi-cultural perspective to illuminating the gaps of cultural and political understanding between the Western world and the Eastern world, especially about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East; his principal influences were Antonio Gramsci , Frantz Fanon , Aimé Césaire , Michel Foucault , and Theodor Adorno
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Eurocentrism
EUROCENTRISM (also "Western-centrism" ) is a political term coined in the 1980s, referring to the notion of EUROPEAN EXCEPTIONALISM , a worldview centered on Western civilization , as it had developed during the height of the European colonial empires since the early modern period . The term Eurocentrism itself dates back to the late 1970s and became prevalent during the 1990s, especially in the context of decolonization and development aid and humanitarian aid offered by industrialised countries (" First World ") to developing countries (" Third World
Third World
"). CONTENTS * 1 Terminology * 2 European exceptionalism * 3 History of the concept * 3.1 Anticolonialism * 3.2 Debate since 1990s * 3.3 Race and politics in the United States * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Bibliography TERMINOLOGYThe adjective Eurocentric, or Europe-centric, has been in use, in various contexts, since at least the 1920s
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Glbtq.com
GLBTQ.COM was an online encyclopedia of gay , lesbian , bisexual , transgender , and queer ( GLBTQ ) culture. It was named one of the "Best Free Reference Web Sites" in 2005 by the American Library Association . glbtq.com was launched in 2003 and was regularly updated until its closure in 2015. The encyclopedia contained more than 2.2 million words—including overviews and surveys—covering almost 2,000 entries. The entries are categorized into three departments: Arts
Arts
, Literature
Literature
, and History
History
and Social Sciences . The site also includes a discussion board and a special features section that presents interviews, slideshows, and spotlights. glbtq.com also issues a Newsletter on the 1st and 15th of each month, calling attention to new entries and spotlighting a particular group of entries. The publisher of glbtq.com was Andrew "Wik" Wikholm
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Bibliothèque Nationale De France
The BIBLIOTHèQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE (BNF; French: ) is the National Library of France
France
, located in Paris
Paris
. It is the national repository of all that is published in France. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 New buildings * 3 Mission * 4 Manuscript
Manuscript
collection * 5 Digital library * 6 Popular culture * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links HISTORYThe National Library of France
France
traces its origin to the royal library founded at the Louvre Palace by Charles V in 1368. Charles had received a collection of manuscripts from his predecessor, John II , and transferred them to the Louvre
Louvre
from the Palais de la Cité
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Internet Broadway Database
The INTERNET BROADWAY DATABASE (IBDB) is an online database of Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
productions and their personnel. It was conceived and created by Karen Hauser in 1996 and is operated by the Research Department of The Broadway League , a trade association for the North American commercial theatre community. The website also has a corresponding app for both the IOS and Android. This comprehensive history of Broadway provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre in the 18th century up to today. Details include cast and creative lists for opening night and current day, song lists, awards and other interesting facts about every Broadway production. Other features of IBDB include an extensive archive of photos from past and present Broadway productions, headshots, links to cast recordings on iTunes or Amazon, gross and attendance information
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New York (state)
NEW YORK is a state in the northeastern United States
United States
. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States
United States
. With an estimated 19.85 million residents in 2017, it is the fourth most populous state in the United States. To differentiate from its city with the same name, it is sometimes called NEW YORK STATE. The state's most populous city, New York City
New York City
, which makes up over 40% of the state's population, also doubles as the United States' most populous city. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area , and nearly 40% lives on Long Island
Long Island
. The state and city were both named for the 17th-century Duke of York
Duke of York
, future King James II of England
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