A daring yet moving evocation of the last moments for a father and his children on top of the World Trade Centre on September 11th. 'The only way to know what took place in the restaurant on the 107th Floor of the North Tower, World Trade Center on September 11th 2001 is to invent it.' Weaving fact and fiction, empathy and dark humour, autobiography and intellect, Windows on the World dares to confront the terrifying image that has come to define our world, the image onto which we project our fears, our compassion, our anger, our incomprehension. Beigbeder is a fierce, furious, infuriating chronicler of human iniquity and human suffering Frederic Beigbeder was born in 1965 and lives in Paris. He works as a publisher, literary critic and broadcaster. NB Frederic has an acute accent on each 'e'
" Le seul moyen de savoir ce qui s'est passé dans le restaurant situé au 107e étage de la tour nord du World Trade Center, le 11 septembre 2001, entre 8 h 30 et 10 h 29, c'est de l'inventer. " F.B Voici un livre qui était attendu au tournant. Pas vraiment pour ses qualités littéraires, mais plutôt parce que Frédéric Beigbeder demeure un phénomène médiatique. Animateur de télévision, éditeur, chroniqueur qui ferait et déferait les réputations. Un phénomène qui avait annoncé son projet : puiser dans l'attentat du 11 septembre la matière à un roman. Windows on the World ne décevra personne. D'abord parce qu'il ne s'agit pas du énième témoignage sur la tragédie des tours jumelles. Mais plutôt de confessions intimes où l'auteur a choisi de retracer à la minute près le petit déjeuner au "Windows on the World" (d'où le titre du livre), restaurant du 107e étage de la tour Nord, entre un père divorcé et ses deux fils. Pour se mettre en situation, l'auteur est
One night in a Parisian nightclub and the aftermath of a marriage provide the stories for these two novels by Frederic Beigbeder, award-winning author of Windows on the World.In Holiday in a Coma, Marc Marronier, a shallow, superficial, rich Parisian who works as an advertising executive, is invited by his old friend to the opening of a new nightclub called The Shitter (a satirical take on the famous Paris nightclub Les Bains Douche). Taking place over a single unforgettable night, the novel documents everything from the pit-bull bouncer on the door, to the drugs, cocktails and wannabes who frequent the club, and Marcs attempts to seduce a catwalk model any one will do. A catalogue of degeneracy, drugs, sex and decibels, Holiday in a Coma is written with a fury and passion that reflect the author's own relationship with a world and he both loves and loathes.In Love Lasts Three Years, Marc Maronnier has just been divorced and shallow opportunist that he is has decided to write a book about it. He has a theory that love lasts no more than three years, and here recounting the highs and lows of his marriage and taking us through brash nightclubs, vainglorious offices and soulless designer apartments he brings to bear the theoretical and the empirical to prove his point. Both frighten...
Transcultural Imaginings offers an analysis of the multifarious manifestations of Otherness, which, though seemingly dichotomous, actually form a complex network of oppositions and interactions. The book explores the transcultural visions of American, Bulgarian, Canadian, French, and Pakistani writers expressing the complexities of cultural transformations in these liquid times. Encountering others within the context of facts and fictions about migration and terrorism, and from the perspective of transculturalism, cultural translation, and Julia Kristeva's psychoanalytic reading of alterity, allows for the recognition and the acceptance of the Other within.