Four women of different generations meet at the Cambodian consulate in Paris to carry out administrative procedures. They come into conflict, but also have fun with their integration experience.
A series of Korean poems from the classical era, a Korean sensibility using the Chinese alphabet until the 15th century, when the Korean alphabet (han'gul) was invented. The work presents in particular poems called Grand Silla dated 57 BC. AD and writings of the scholar Kim between the 15th and 16th centuries. Local songs, poems from three lines or Buddhist poems are offered.
Krabi, a small seaside resort in Thailand, is like a mirror of the soul: the lost paradise of childhood, the dream of perfect love and catastrophe. Krabi becomes in turn a seducer, a breaker of couples, and a theatre of chaos, to become one with the hero.
An arranged marriage unites the son of a great scholar and the daughter of a hermit named Pak. But on the wedding night, the young husband is terrified by the ugliness of his wife and runs away. Dame Pak takes refuge in a villa surrounded by a garden to study the great texts and deepen her knowledge, which allows her to help her husband's success and save the country from the Hou invaders.
The texts of a show created for the bicentenary of the Institute of Oriental Languages, which brings together all the sounds of the languages taught in this institute.
This long narrative poem, written at the end of the 18th or the beginning of the 19th century, belongs to the heritage of oral tradition inherited by the Panjabi. It is preceded by a presentation which situates its geographical, social and literary context.
A play on the court of the Qajars, in Persia, in the middle of the 19th century, accompanied by the description of Nader Nasiri-Moghaddam's literary investigation to discover the author and the origins of this work.
20 Iranian tales to help the readers broaden their knowledge of Persian language, literature and culture. From various registers, these tales from a long tradition of legend and history present the particularities of the Persian world from a picturesque and entertaining angle.
Since the 1990s, we have witnessed the emergence of fictional prose in the Quechua language, whose content no longer derives from the oral tradition. This collection, published in 1998 in Lima, is one example of this new phenomenon. It is a depiction of the region of Huanta, in southern Peru, in the days of the author's childhood and youth.
In each of these four sci-fi short stories, a scientist is grappling with a capital problem which, if he solves it, will save humanity or, in the case of Monsieur Le Rire, bring it glory and wealth. But an unforeseen event, such as human greed or economic mechanisms, turns everything upside down.