Les Pi ges de l exil

Titre : Les Pi ges de l exil
Auteur : Philip Kerr
Éditeur : Le Seuil
ISBN-13 : 9782021339949
Libération : 2017-03-09T00:00:00+01:00

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La 11e aventure de Bernie Gunther (ou : "Les meilleurs polars que l'on puisse trouver aujourd'hui." The Daily Beast) Au milieu des années 1950, Bernie Gunther est l'estimé concierge du Grand-Hôtel de Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, sous une identité d'emprunt qui le met à l'abri des représailles et des poursuites (il figure sur les listes de criminels nazis recherchés). Mais son ancienne activité de détective et son pays lui manquent. Pour tromper son ennui il joue au bridge avec un couple d'Anglais et le directeur italien du casino de Nice. Introduit à la Villa Mauresque où réside Somerset Maugham, l'auteur le plus célèbre de son temps, il trouve enfin l'occasion d'éprouver quelques frissons : Maugham, victime d'un maître chanteur qui détient des photos compromettantes où il figure en compagnie d'Anthony Blunt et de Guy Burgess, deux des traîtres de la bande de Cambridge, a besoin d'un coup de main.... Très vite, la situation se corse, car Gunther est dangereusement rattrapé par son passé. Le roman offre un éblouissant portrait romanesque de l'écrivain, ancien espion de la Couronne, tout en entraînant le lecteur dans une machination palpitante. Traduit de l'anglais (Royaume-Uni) par Philippe Bonnet Né en 1956 à Édimbourg, Philip Kerr a fait ses études de droit à l'université de Birmingham et étudié la philosophie en Allemagne. Auteur de plus de trente livres acclamés dans le monde entier, il a reçu le Ellis Peters Dagger de la Crime Writers' Association (2009) et de nombreux autres prix. Il partage son temps entre Londres et les Cornouailles.

The Other Side of Silence

Titre : The Other Side of Silence
Auteur : Philip Kerr
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9780698413115
Libération : 2016-03-29

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From New York Times–bestselling author Philip Kerr, the much anticipated return of Bernie Gunther in a series hailed by The Daily Beast as “the best crime novels around today.” Once I’d been a good detective in Kripo, but that was a while ago, before the criminals wore smart gray uniforms and nearly everyone locked up was innocent.” Being a Berlin cop in 1942 was a little like putting down mousetraps in a cage full of tigers. The war is over. Bernie Gunther, our sardonic former Berlin homicide detective and unwilling SS officer, is now living on the French Riviera. It is 1956 and Bernie is the go-to guy at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, the man you turn to for touring tips or if you need a fourth for bridge. As it happens, a local writer needs just that, someone to fill the fourth seat in a regular game that is the usual evening diversion at the Villa Mauresque. Not just any writer. Perhaps the richest and most famous living writer in the world: W. Somerset Maugham. And it turns out it is not just a bridge partner that he needs; it’s some professional advice. Maugham is being blackmailed—perhaps because of his unorthodox lifestyle. Or perhaps because of something in his past, because once upon a time, Maugham worked for the British secret service, and the people now blackmailing him are spies. As Gunther fans know, all roads lead back to the viper’s nest that was Hitler’s Third Reich and to the killing fields that spread like a disease across Europe. Even in 1956, peace has not come to the continent: now the Soviets have the H-bomb and spies from every major power feel free to make all of Europe their personal playground. From the Hardcover edition.

False Nine

Titre : False Nine
Auteur : Philip Kerr
Éditeur : Head of Zeus
ISBN-13 : 9781784971717
Libération : 2015-11-05

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Just because football is a game, it doesn't mean you have to play fair. Football manager Scott Manson needs a new job, but finding one in the star-studded world of international football isn't easy. A new position in Shanghai turns out to be part of an elaborate sting operation – and in Barcelona, he's not hired as a football manager, but as a detective. Barca's star player is missing, and Scott has a month to track him down. As Scott follows the trail from Paris to Antigua, he encounters corrupt men, wicked women, and the rotten heart of the beautiful game...

Les pi ges

Titre : Les pi ges
Auteur : Robert Fotsing Mangoua
Éditeur : Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN-13 : 9782296207592
Libération : 2008-10-01

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Huit nouvelles, dans un style incisif pour dire avec tristesse, humour et dérision la société africaine prise aux pièges multiples de la vie postcoloniale.

A Stranger Is Watching

Titre : A Stranger Is Watching
Auteur : Mary Higgins Clark
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781847395528
Libération : 2008-09-04

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In two days time, the state of Connecticut is to take the life of teenager, Ronald Thompson - found guilty of the murder of Nina Peterson two years before. His death will not stop the pain and anger of Nina's husband, Steve, nor will it still the fears of Nina's six-year-old son, Neil, who witnessed his mother's brutal slaying. Only time, perhaps, can heal their wounds. But Ronald Thompson knows he did not kill Nina. And in the shadows a stranger waits and watches, a stranger who knows why Nina died, and who has unfinished business with the Peterson family…

La philosophie de l exil

Titre : La philosophie de l exil
Auteur : Christian Miquel
Éditeur : Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN-13 : 9782296317949
Libération : 1996-01-01

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L'exil n'est pas qu'extérieur et géographique : il renvoie plus profondément à une situation originelle de l'homme qui, excentré du monde et de lui-même, "n'est pas". Si de nombreuses philosophies modernes (existentielles) et religions (gnostiques) partent de ce constat d'exil à soi et d'une absence de fondement, elles ne déploient leur interrogation que pour mieux trouver, enfin, un fondement stable et solide. Est-il possible de mettre en oeuvre une pensée de l'exil qui tienne compte de ses multiples dimensions et enjeux internes, sans retomber dans le champ de l'ontologie classique ? C'est le but de cet essai de Philosophie de l'exil, qui tente de penser la condition destinale de l'homme d'une nouvelle manière, en déconstruisant la notion de sujet et la croyance naïve dans le Moi, pour retrouver une vision tout à la fois tragique et dionysiaque d'un homme d'emblée ouvert aux flux du monde et excentré de lui-même, l'exil pourra alors se comprendre d'une nouvelle manière, à la fois indépassable et libératrice pour l'homme, ouvrant l'espace à une nouvelle pensée entre Etre et Non Etre, et peut être ultimement, entre Occident et Orient... Ce livre, qui peut se lire de manière parfaitement autonome, fait partie d'une trilogie sur l'exil, publiée par L'Harmattan : la Philosophie de l'exil déconstruit le sujet théorique pour retrouver la condition exilique interne et originelle de l'homme. La Critique de la modernité, sous-titrée L'exil et le social, dénonce les multiples pièges et manipulations de l'exil qui amènent l'homme à se réfugier dans des arrières-mondes illusoires, en le maintenant dans un "exil de l'exil". La Quête ou Pratique de l'exil invite à répondre à cet exil dans lequel nous plonge la Société, en le redoublant encore à la manière d'un guerrier (s'exiler ultimement hors de l'exil de l'exil).

Prague Fatale

Titre : Prague Fatale
Auteur : Philip Kerr
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9781101580325
Libération : 2012-04-17

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A Kirkus Reviews Top Ten Crime Novel for 2012 September 1941: Reinhard Heydrich is hosting a gathering to celebrate his appointment as Reichsprotector of Czechoslovakia. He has chosen his guests with care. All are high-ranking Party members and each is a suspect in a crime as yet to be committed: the murder of Heydrich himself. Indeed, a murder does occur, but the victim is a young adjutant on Heydrich’s staff, found dead in his room, the door and windows bolted from the inside. Anticipating foul play, Heydrich had already ordered Bernie Gunther to Prague. After more than a decade in Berlin's Kripo, Bernie had jumped ship as the Nazis came to power, setting himself up as a private detective. But Heydrich, who managed to subsume Kripo into his own SS operations, has forced Bernie back to police work. Now, searching for the killer, Gunther must pick through the lives of some of the Reich’s most odious officials. A perfect locked-room mystery. But because Philip Kerr is a master of the sleight of hand, Prague Fatale is also a tense political thriller: a complex tale of spies, partisan terrorists, vicious infighting, and a turncoat traitor situated in the upper reaches of the Third Reich.

The Most Frightening Story Ever Told

Titre : The Most Frightening Story Ever Told
Auteur : Philip Kerr
Éditeur : Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13 : 9780553522112
Libération : 2016-09-06

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Roald Dahl meets R. L. Stine in this spine-tingling and hilarious tale from a bestselling author! Billy Shivers doesn’t have a lot of excitement in his life. He prefers to spend his days reading alone in the Hitchcock Public Library. So it is a bit out of character when he finds himself drawn to the Haunted House of Books, and a competition daring readers to survive an entire night spent inside. The Haunted House of Books is a cross between a bookstore and a booby trap. It’s a creaky old mansion full of dark hallways and things that go bump in the night, and the store’s ill-tempered owner, Mr. Rapscallion, only adds to the mystery. But the frights of the store itself are nothing compared to the stories it holds. These stories are so ghastly, so terrifying, so shocking that once you’ve read them, you’ll never be the same. Does Billy dare begin? Do you? “Not for the faint of heart, oscillating between spooky and mysterious, this will appeal to readers looking for a fright.” —School Library Journal

Berlin Noir

Titre : Berlin Noir
Auteur : Philip Kerr
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9781440657467
Libération : 1994-01-01

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In BERLIN NOIR, Philip Kerr’s first three Bernie Gunther novels – MARCH VIOLETS, THE PALE CRIMINAL, A GERMAN REQUIEM -- are compiled in one volume, the perfect introduction to the “best crime series around today” (The Daily Beast). Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin. But then he went freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. And even after the war, amidst the decayed, imperial splendour of Vienna, Bernie uncovered a legacy that made the wartime atrocities look lily-white in comparison... From the Trade Paperback edition.

Prussian Blue

Titre : Prussian Blue
Auteur : Philip Kerr
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9780698413139
Libération : 2017-04-04

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From New York Times–bestselling author Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated return of Bernie Gunther, our compromised former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer. With his cover blown, he is waiting for the next move in the cat-and-mouse game that, even a decade after Germany’s defeat, continues to shadow his life. The French Riviera, 1956: The invitation to dinner was not unexpected, though neither was it welcome. Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice, and he’s not on holiday. An old and dangerous adversary, Mielke is calling in a debt. He intends that Bernie go to London and, with the vial of Thallium he now pushes across the table, poison a female agent they both have had dealings with. But chance intervenes in the form of Friedrich Korsch, an old Kripo comrade now working for Stasi and probably there to make sure Bernie gets the job done. Bernie bolts for the German border. Traveling by night, holed up during the day, Bernie has plenty of down time to recall the last time Korsch and he worked together. It was the summer of 1939: At Hitler’s mountaintop retreat in Obersalzberg, the body of a low-level bureaucrat has been found murdered. Bernie and Korsch are selected to run the case. They have one week to solve the murder—Hitler is due back then to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Lucky Bernie: it’s his reward for being Kripo’s best homicide detective. He knows what a box he’s in: millions have been spent to secure Obersalzberg. It would be a disaster if Hitler were to discover a shocking murder had been committed on the terrace of his own home. But the mountaintop is home to an elite Nazi community. It would be an even bigger disaster for Bernie if one of them was the murderer. 1939 and 1956: two different eras, seventeen years apart. And yet, not really apart, as the stunning climax will show when the two converge explosively.