Christian Nugue

Classement des meilleurs critiques: 7 830
Votes utiles reçus relativement à des chroniques: 91% (20 de 22)
Lieu: Meudon (France)


Classement des meilleurs critiques: 7 830 - Total des votes Utile : 20 sur 22
Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España de Bernardino de Sahagûn
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Eye witness, 21 mars 2014
Imagine you would be brought back in time and could witness Hernan Cortes's assault on Mexico and the ensuing demise of a whole civilization. That's exactly the privilege that was bestowed on Franciscan friar Sahagun, who was sent to 'New Spain' a few years after the conquest. He stayed there for nearly five decades, studied the unwritten local language, spoke with community elders and other informants and finally produced a (bilingual ) ethnographic monument, the Codex florentino, on which this edition is based.
You can't do justice to such gigantic undertaking in a few words. Suffice it to say that the Spanish mssionary devoted his whole life to a scientific description of the… Lire la suite
The Unwinding de George Packer
The Unwinding de George Packer
5.0 étoiles sur 5 DOWNWARD MOBILITY, 16 décembre 2013
Hardworking and law-abiding Americans can no longer expect to reach the upper rungs of the social ladder. Over the past two decades a strong minority has even tumbled down due to financial duress. Focussing on some personal stories he has extensively researched, G. Packed goes to show how irrational exuberance on Wall Street has wreaked havoc among the middle class and left even the well-heeled wondering what has happened to the American dream. I am partial to this variety of HISTORICAL journalism that combines fascinating short stories borrowed from real life with hard facts/statistics and a broader view of recent events. A must-read. If you don't want to be the next victim, that is.
The Help de Kathryn Stockett
The Help de Kathryn Stockett
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Dignity and prejudice, 17 novembre 2013
How do you feel as a Black woman in a southern state when you spend your whole life tending to the needs is a White family in Kennedy's America ? Not too well one should say. Drawing from her experience as a little white girl Bering raised in Mississipi, the author conjures with exquisite delicacy the ghost of ordinary racism, which is universal. I love this book because it is moving. I love it because it is funny. I love it because the dialogues sound completely authentic. ICING on the cake: it is a page turner as well. Read the whole thing in one night... and wished I had somehow overlooked one chapter. Great stuff.

liste d'envies