• Dans une petite ville d'Alabama, au moment de la Grande Dépression, Atticus Finck élève seul ses deux enfants. Homme intègre et rigoureux, cet avocat est commis d'office pour défendre un Noir accusé d'avoir violé une Blanche. Ce bref résumé peut expliquer pourquoi ce livre, publié en 1960 - au coeur de la lutte pour les droits civiques - , connut un tel succès et reçut le prix Pulitzer en 1961. Il ne suffit pas en revanche à comprendre pourquoi ce roman est devenu un livre-culte aux Etats-Unis et dans bien d'autres pays.
    C'est que, tout en situant son sujet en Alabama à une époque bien précise, Harper Lee a écrit un roman universel sur l'enfance confrontée aux préjugés, au mensonge, à la bigoterie et au mal. Racontée par la petite fille de Finch avec beaucoup de drôlerie, cette histoire tient du conte, de la court story américaine et du roman initiatique.
    Publié en 1961 et couronné du Prix Pulitzer, ce roman s'est vendu à plus de 30 millions d'exemplaires dans le monde entier.
    « Ce livre est magique. D'une tendresse, d'un humour, d'une mélancolie sans pareil. » Frédéric Vitoux, Le Nouvel Observateur.
    « Un phénomène comparable à L'Attrape-Coeur de Salinger, et donc l'un de plus beaux livres jamais écrits. » Femina.

  • Milieu des années 1950. Jean Louise Finch, dite « Scout »,  est de retour à Maycomb, sa petite ville natale de l'Alabama, pour rendre visite à son père, Atticus. La nation se déchire autour des questions raciales. Confrontée à la société qui l'a façonnée mais dont elle croit s'être affranchie en partant vivre à New York, Jean Louise va découvrir ses proches sous un jour inédit...
    En 2015, Harper Lee a créé la surprise en publiant un second roman, suite de l'incontournable best-seller, Ne tirez pas sur l'oiseau moqueur, où l'on retrouve l'inoubliable héroïne Jean Louise, vingt ans après. Chronique douce-amère de l'adieu à l'enfance, entre tendresse et férocité, espoir et désenchantement, Va et poste une sentinelle a été écrit avant le livre culte, prix Pulitzer en 1961.
      Passionnant ! Olivia de Lamberterie, Elle.

    Une fiction poignante, qui retrace un malaise d'autant plus profond qu'il reste incompris. On tient là un nouveau classique. François Vey, Le Parisien magazine. 

  • A novel that explores the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties.

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  • A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved American classic, voted the #1 Great American Read 2018.

    'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement.

    Now, this most beloved and acclaimed novel is reborn for a new age as a gorgeous graphic novel. Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch and the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, are all captured in vivid and moving illustrations by artist Fred Fordham.

    Enduring in vision, Harper Lee's timeless novel illuminates the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humour, unwavering honesty and a tender, nostalgic beauty. Lifetime admirers and new readers alike will be touched by this special visual edition.

  • Modern fictionA 50th anniversary edition of the classic novel set in the Deep South of the 1930s. Lee's only novel, it won the Pulitzer Prize on its original publication in 1960. 'Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a writer with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humor.' Truman Capote

  • 'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'Voted the most life changing book by a female author. A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.

  • From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch - 'Scout' - returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past - a journey that can be guided only by one's own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humour and effortless precision - a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to a classic.

  • The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.

  • Livre culte dans le monde entier, Ne tirez pas sur l'oiseau moqueur raconte l'histoire d'Atticus Finch, jeune avocat, qui élève seul ses deux enfants Jem et Scout. Lorsqu'il est commis d'office pour la défense d'un homme noir accusé d'avoir violé une femme blanche, la vie de la petite famille bascule. Nous sommes dans les années 1930, dans une petite ville de l'Alabama et certaines vérités peuvent être dangereuses à démontrer...
    Grâce au talent de Fred Fordham (notamment découvert en France grâce à Nightfall, paru chez Delcourt), ce roman graphique donne une nouvelle vie au chef d'oeuvre d'Harper Lee. L'illustrateur a exploré les lieux qui ont compté pour la mythique auteure américaine en se plongeant dans sa vie afin de s'approcher au plus près de son imaginaire. Fred Fordham offre un éclairage inédit du texte avec ce magnifique ouvrage qui renforce encore la modernité de l'oeuvre de Lee. Couronné par le prix Pulitzer en 1961, Ne tirez pas sur l'oiseau moqueur est l'un des plus grands classiques de la littérature du xxème siècle.


    Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Isabelle Stoïanov, relu et actualisé par Isabelle Hausser

  • > Des repères sur l'auteur et le contexte historique, politique et social.
    > Une lecture découpée de l'oeuvre, avec des extraits accompagnés d'un questionnement de compréhension et d'un travail spécifique sur la langue, dont un entraînement spécifique à la traduction.
    > Des tâches intermédiaires pour réinvestir.
    > Un livret pédagogique téléchargeable gratuitement sur le site compagnon pour l'enseignant.

  • "This gorgeously rendered graphic-novel version provides a new perspective for old fans but also acts as an immersive introduction for youngsters as well as any adult who somehow missed out on the iconic story set in Maycomb, Alabama."-- USA Today A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic, voted America's best-loved novel in PBS's Great American Read. "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement. Now, this most beloved and acclaimed novel is reborn for a new age as a gorgeous graphic novel. Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, are all captured in vivid and moving illustrations by artist Fred Fordham. Enduring in vision, Harper Lee's timeless novel illuminates the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humor, unwavering honesty, and a tender, nostalgic beauty. Lifetime admirers and new readers alike will be touched by this special visual edition that joins the ranks of the graphic novel adaptations of A Wrinkle in Time and The Alchemist .

  • Geriatrics for Specialists Nouv.

    This book aims to be a single point of reference for advances in the care of geriatric populations across medical and surgical specialties. The aging population is a unique demographic with its own health challenges. Geriatricians are specifically trained to address these challenges but few medical students or residents enter geriatrics, even as the demand for geriatric expertise increases. The practices of many medical and surgical specialists are dominated by older patients who may themselves see many specialists but rarely visit geriatricians. This updated edition elucidates the most common medical conditions seen in aging patients and translates approaches to those conditions for physicians across specialties. Divided into three sections that assemble crosscutting issues, medical specialties, and surgical and related specialties, this book serves as a guide for clinicians of all backgrounds who will work with older patients as the demographic ages further.
    This second edition of Geriatrics for Specialists expands the number of specialist chapters to reflect growth in research in aging and clinical care for older people in dermatology, plastic surgery, and behavioral neurology. All original chapters from the first edition are extensively revised and updated to reflect the rapid growth of new knowledge in the field.

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