• Ma vie

    Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner s'est voulu tout autant écrivain et penseur que compositeur, homme de théâtre et chef d'orchestre. Son autobiographie est une fresque haute en couleur, riche en événements et en rencontres exceptionnelles. C'est aussi un formidable témoignage sur la vie artistique et intellectuelle du XIXe siècle.
    Artiste polymorphe, Wagner a épousé toutes les tendances de son siècle, et il en résume toutes les contradictions : se côtoient chez lui cosmopolitisme et nationalisme, goût de la provocation et soif de reconnaissance sociale, amour du prochain et pulsions racistes, mysticisme religieux et sensualisme, goût pour le monumental et fascination pour le détail. La lecture de Ma vie permet de cerner cette personnalité paradoxale, excessive et fascinante.

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  • Lettres françaises

    Richard Wagner

    • Grasset
    • 24 Janvier 2018

    Paru chez Grasset en 1935, les Lettres françaises de Wagner est pour cette édition dans les Cahiers rouges concentré aux cinquante plus importantes lettres du compositeur. La première date de 1840, la dernière de 1882, un an avant sa mort. Elles montrent l'importance du rôle de la France pour sa carrière et sa vie personnelle. Elles rappellent, d'abord, la misère et la tristesse dans laquelle il a vécu lors de son premier séjour à Paris, sa découverte de la musique contemporaine française, son admiration pour Berlioz, son émotion après avoir lu l'éloge d'un de ses opéras par Gérard de Nerval. Elles révèlent, ensuite, sa grande proximité avec Liszt, à qui il confie ses émois, ses doutes, ses joies et déceptions artistiques. Elles révèlent, enfin, son intimité, de l'amitié avec Catulle Mendès à son amour fou pour sa femme, Judith Gautier, fille de Théophile, en passant par sa solitude et sa souffrance. Le meilleur de Wagner, loin des délires de ses pamphlets contre les Juifs dans la musique et autres délires idéologico-mystiques.
    Entre chacune des lettres, un commentaire revient sur le contexte dans lequel Wagner les écrit : à quelle oeuvre il travaille, qui il fréquente, la bienveillance ou, plus souvent, la malveillance de la critique à son égard, l'état des rapports entre les nations d'Europe, notamment la France et l'Allemagne. Les informations sont si nombreuses, et les lettres si personnelles, qu'on pourrait qualifier ce livre d'autobiographie. L'intimité d'un génie de la musique.

  • Iseult : Tristan !

    Tristan : Délicieuse femme !


    Iseult : Charmant homme !


    Ensemble : Nos coeurs sont pleins de joie profonde, nos sens vibrent d´un bonheur sans fin !

    Désir d´amour sans entrave, délice de la langueur amoureuse ! Coeurs amoureux enlevés au monde et conquis par moi ! Mon âme se consume d´amour !

    (On ouvre brutalement les tentures... Le navire bruit d´une foule de marins et de chevaliers, qui lancent de joyeux hourras vers le rivage où se dresse une forteresse juchée sur un éperon rocheux élevé.

    Tristan et Iseult, toujours plongés dans l´émerveillement mutuel, ne semblent pas réaliser ce qui se passe autour d´eux.) Brangaine (aux servantes qui, à un signe d´elle, remontent sur le pont) : Vite, apportez le manteau royal...

    (Se plaçant entre Iseult et Tristan.) Inconscients ! Mais regardez donc où nous sommes ! (Elle couvre Iseult du manteau royal.)

  • Advice and examples help you find your own prayer style
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    Discover what it means to be a Christian and follow the gospel
    Curious about Christianity? This friendly guide helps you understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith, exploring the common ground that all Christians share, the differences among the major branches, the key events in Christian history, the key theological issues, and the many ways Christians live out their faith in today's world.
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  • Richard Wagner est connu comme un compositeur de musique,  un génie dans le domaine dit-on. Il est pourtant l'auteur de nombreuses oeuvres littéraires dont celles rassemblées dans ce livre, dans lesquelles il aborde la vie d'un musicien et ses différents rapports à la société.

  • Anglais Adobe AIR For Dummies

    Richard Wagner

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  • Through stunning four-color images that demonstrate how nondescript "before" situations gradually become astonishing "after" results, this book offers readers simple steps to achieve unique outcomes Readers learn how to incorporate the latest Web-building techniques on their sites, redesign a site for optimum usability, limit user bandwidth needs, keep user experience consistent with CSS, and manage content The medley of makeovers includes: full-site makeovers (user speed, color themes, improved accessibility), page makeovers (page sizing, working with tables), text makeovers (font selection, graphic alternatives), image makeovers (incorporating text with images, file sizing), navigation makeovers (improving navigation bars, menu additions), content makeovers (better Web writing, enhancing the home page message), and an extreme makeover (combining several smaller makeovers into a major site overhaul)

  • Richard Wagner est connu comme un compositeur de musique,  un génie dans le domaine dit-on. Il est pourtant l'auteur de nombreuses oeuvres littéraires dont celles rassemblées dans ce livre, dans lesquelles il aborde la vie d'un musicien et ses différents rapports à la société.

  • Restructuring information in an XML document so that it works in other formats used to be a time-consuming ordeal involving lots of blood, sweat, and tears. Now XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) makes the process nearly instantaneous. Just provide an example of the kind of information you'd like to see, and XSLT does the rest. With XSLT you can effortlessly transform XML documents into virtually any kind of output, including other XML documents and HTML pages. But mastering XSLT can be tricky, especially if you've never worked with XML or HTML; and most books on the subject are written for people who have. Here comes XSLT For Dummies to the rescue! XSLT For Dummies is your ticket to quickly mastering XSLT-no matter what your prior programming experience. Writing in easygoing, plain English, XML pro Richard Wagner provides expert advice, step-by-step guidance, and tons of crystal-clear examples to help you harness the power of XSLT to transform documen ts. In no time you'll: Understand how XSLT works with XSL and XPath Experiment with templates, stylesheets, and expressions Perform HTML transformations Master XPath data types and functions Combine XSLT stylesheets Explore cool XSLT programming tricks XSLT For Dummies works from the ground up, starting with a practical introduction of the "X-Team"-XML, XSL, XSLT, and X-Path-and instructions on how to write a XSLT stylesheet. From there it quickly moves onward and upward through the whole range of important XSLT topics, including: Transforming with stylesheets Understanding and using template rules Using XPath to locate nodes in XML documents Combining XSLT stylesheets and adding processing instructions Debugging XSLT transformations Ten XSLT processors available online It doesn't matter whether you're a babe in the woods who can't tell a "tag" from an element, or you're an old pro at creating XML documents, XSLT For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to explore and take full advantage of Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations.

  • Des 8713 lettres de Richard Wagner qui nous sont parvenues, le public français -l´un des plus wagnériens du monde - connaît peu de chose, les publications existantes concernant des échanges avec un correspondant privilégié. Cet ouvrage offrira au lecteur une collection de 150 lettres traduites et commentées, chacune étant précédée par un développement biographique qui la mettra en situation, de façon à éclairer le contexte de sa rédaction. Après Dans la tête de Richard Wagner, l´objet de cette sélection de lettres est de montrer l´évolution du compositeur au cours de sa vie : du petit maître de chapelle au proscrit, puis de l´exilé politique condamné à mort en Saxe au maître tout-puissant installé à Bayreuth, en passant par ses exils parisiens et ses séjours en Suisse. Cette étude montrera comment les éléments d´une réussite aussi spectaculaire que celle de Wagner se sont lentement mis en place. La variété des correspondants (compositeurs - Liszt, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Meyerbeer... -, interprètes, hommes politiques - Louis II de Bavière...-, écrivains, éditeurs, penseurs, femmes aimées...) révèle l´amplitude des intérêts de Wagner et retrace son importance dans la musique, les arts et l´histoire de son temps. Le bicentenaire de la naissance du compositeur, en 2013, est l´occasion d´éclairer sa vie et son oeuvre.

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    The proposed volumes are aimed at a multidisciplinary audience and seek to fill the gap between law, semiotics and visuality providing a comprehensive theoretical and analytical overview of legal visual semiotics. They seek to promote an interdisciplinary debate from law, semiotics and visuality bringing together the cumulative research traditions of these related areas as a prelude to identifying fertile avenues for research going forward.Advance Praise for Law, Culture and Visual Studies This diverse and exhilarating collection of essays explores the many facets both historical and contemporary of visual culture in the law. It opens a window onto the substantive, jurisdictional, disciplinary and methodological diversity of current research. It is a cornucopia of materials that will enliven legal studies for those new to the field as well as for established scholars. It is a `must read' that will leave you wondering about the validity of the long held obsession that reduces the law and legal studies to little more than a preoccupation with the word. Leslie J Moran Professor of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London Law, Culture & Visual Studies is a treasure trove of insights on the entwined roles of legality and visuality. From multiple interdisciplinary perspectives by scholars from around the world, these pieces reflect the fullness and complexities of our visual encounters with law and culture. From pictures to places to postage stamps, from forensics to film to folklore, this anthology is an exciting journey through the fertile field of law and visual culture as well as a testament that the field has come of age. Naomi Mezey, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., USA This highly interdisciplinary reference work brings together diverse fields including cultural studies, communication theory, rhetoric, law and film studies, legal and social history, visual and legal theory, in order to document the various historical, cultural, representational and theoretical links that bind together law and the visual. This book offers a breath-taking range of resources from both well-established and newer scholars who together cover the field of law's representation in, interrogation of, and dialogue with forms of visual rhetoric, practice, and discourse. Taken together this scholarship presents state of the art research into an important and developing dimension of contemporary legal and cultural inquiry. Above all, Law Culture and Visual Studies lays the groundwork for rethinking the nature of law in our densely visual culture: How are legal meanings produced, encoded, distributed, and decoded? What critical and hermeneutic skills, new or old, familiar or unfamiliar, will be needed? Topical, diverse, and enlivening, Law Culture and Visual Studies is a vital research tool and an urgent invitation to further critical thinking in the areas so well laid out in this collection.
    Desmond Manderson, Future Fellow, ANU College of Law / Research School of Humanities & the Arts, Australian National University, Australia

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    This book provides an overview of current research on the development of reading skills as well as practices to assist educational professionals with assessment, prevention, and intervention for students with reading difficulties.  The book reviews the Componential Model of Reading (CMR) and provides assessment techniques, instructional recommendations, and application models. It pinpoints specific cognitive, psychological, and environmental deficits contributing to low reading skills, so educators can accurately identify student problems and design and implement appropriate interventions. Chapters offer methods for assessing problems in decoding, word and sound recognition, and comprehension. In addition, chapters emphasize the recognition of student individuality as readers and learners, from understanding distinctions between difficulties and disabilities to the effects of first-language orthography on second-language learning.

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    "A fine collection of essays exploring, and in many cases extending, Jim Buchanan's many contributions and insights to economic, political, and social theory."- Bruce Caldwell, Professor of Economics, Duke University, USA"The overwhelming impression the reader gets from this very fine collection is the extraordinary expanse of James Buchanan's work. Everyone interested in economics and related fields can profit mightily from this book."- Mario Rizzo, Professor of Economics, New York University, USA
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