2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
This smartly illustrated literary miscellanea will pique the interest of English prose enthusiasts anywhere. From "Dead Language - the Speaks" (e.g. ad-speak, etc.) to "Re-writing - Again?" and "Rules - Must We Obey?" authors Healey and Strube scrutinize prose in its various forms to reflect on what constitutes distinctive writing, and why. Included are samples of timeless fiction, astute quotes from celebrated authors, and ruminations on the difficulties of conveying, in prose, the mysteries of the human mind. Those interested in "words in their best order" (Coleridge) will find themselves (dare we say) exhilarated..
Cordelia Strube is a playwright and the author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including Alex and Zee, Teaching Pigs to Sing, and Lemon. Winner of the CBC literary competition, she has been nominated for the Governor General's Award, the Trillium Book Award, the SmithBooks in Canada First Novel Award and long-listed for The Giller Prize. A three-time nominee for the ReLit Award, she has been leading writing workshops at Ryerson University since 2000.
Barry Healey has written television variety material for such performers as Milton Berle, Arte Johnson, Soupy Sales, Bob Crane, Andy Griffith, Jackie Mason, Henry Mancini, Van Johnson and others. His motion picture credits include the award-winning shorts: Outtakes (1977) writer / director/ producer; The Night Before The Morning After (1979) writer/director; and the feature films: The Grey Fox (1983) co-producer; One Magic Christmas (1985) writer; Big Deal (1985) director; Hollywooood North (2003) writer. Mr. Healey's 1st novel, The Sex Life of the Amoeba, was published in the Fall of 2014.
Exhilarating Prose - COGNITIONS, CONTEMPLATIONS, INSIGHTS, INTROSPECTIONS, LUCUBRATIONS, MEDITATIONS, MUSINGS, PROGNOSTICATIONS, REFLECTIONS, REVERIES & RUMINATIONS ON THE PROCESS OF WRITING est également présent dans les rayons