Les bienveillantes

Frères humains, laissez-moi vous raconter comment ça s’est passé. On n’est pas votre frère, rétorque-rez-vous, et on ne veut pas le savoir. Et c’est bien vrai qu’il s’agit d’une sombre histoire, mais édifianteaussi, un véritable conte moral, je vous l’assure.

Jonathan Littell est né à New York, en 1967. Les Bienveillantes, sa première œuvre littéraire, a été récompensé par le prix Goncourt et le Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie francaise 2006.

El conquistador

Cabrera y Carvajal fueron mis nombres.
He apurado la copa hasta las heces.
He muerto y he vivido muchas veces.
Yo soy el Arquetipo. Ellos, los hombres.
De la Cruz y de España fui el errante
Soldado. Por las nunca holladas tierras
De un continente infiel encendí guerras.
En el duro Brasil fui el bandeirante.
Ni Cristo ni mi Rey ni el oro rojo
Fueron el acicate del arrojo
Que puso miedo en la pagana gente.
De mis trabajos fue razón la hermosa
Espada y la contienda procelosa.
No importa lo demás. Yo fui valiente.

Jorge Luis Borges


Passage is a science fiction novel by Connie Willis, published in 2001. The novel won the Locus Award for Best Novel in 2002,[1] was shortlisted for the Nebula Award in 2001,[2] and received nominations for the Hugo, Campbell, and Clarke Awards in 2002.[1]

Passage follows the efforts of Joanna Lander, a research psychologist, to understand the phenomenon of near-death experiences(or NDEs) by interviewing hospital patients after they are revived following clinical death. Her work with Dr. Richard Wright, a neurologist who has discovered a way to chemically induce an artificial NDE and conduct an “RIPT” brain scan during the experience, leads her to the discovery of the biological purpose of NDEs. Science fiction scholar Gary K. Wolfe writes, “Willis tries something truly astonishing: without resorting to supernaturalism on the one hand or clinical reportage on the other, without forgoing her central metaphor, she seeks to lift the veil on what actually happens inside a dying mind.”[3] Through Lander’s work, Dr. Wright is able to develop a medicine that brings patients back from clinical death.

The novel contains enlightening discussions of various disasters, including the RMS Titanic, the Hartford circus fire, the Hindenburg disaster, the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, the Boston Molasses Disaster, and, almost as prominently as the Titanic, the sinking of theUSS Yorktown. (Willis has written extensively in several novels about events in World War II.)

Articles on Writing


Whenever you feel stuck with your article writing and are facing the typical writer’s block, you should go with the ‘brain dumping’ method where you write as fast as possible without thinking twice. Just write down everything that comes into your mind, and this will help the break writer’s block that you may be experiencing. As you write down this content, the spelling, grammar and punctuation will not even be considered during this process. You will be utterly astounded by all of the content that you come up with what you have put all of your article content into written format. Later on, you can use re-structure and proof read this article to make it presentable.

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Literary fiction

Literary fiction comprises fictional works that hold literary merit; that is, they involve social commentary, or political criticism, or focus on the human condition. Literary fiction is deliberately written in dialogue with existing works, created with the above aims in mind and is focused more on themes than on plot, and it is common for literary fiction to be taught and discussed in schools and universities.

Literary fiction is usually contrasted with popular, commercial, or genre fiction. Some have described the difference between them in terms of analyzing reality (literary) rather than escaping reality (popular). The contrast between these two subsets of fiction is controversial among critics and scholars.