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1984
1984 is the most famous novel by George Orwell, published in 1949. He describes a Great Britain thirty years after a nuclear war between East and West that was supposed to have taken place in the 1950s and where a totalitarian type of regime was established which was strongly inspired by both elements of Stalinism and Nazism. Freedom of expression no longer exists. All thoughts are carefully watched and huge posters are posted in the streets, telling everyone that “Big Brother is watching you.”
Les Mains Sales
"Les Mains Sales" is a play by Jean-Paul Sartre, in seven paintings, written in 1948 and premiered on April 2 of the same year at the Théâtre Antoine in Paris, with notably Paula Dehelly and François Périer.
The Mission
The Mission is a 1986 British period drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America. Directed by Roland Joffé and written by Robert Bolt, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson.
Mother
"Mother" is a novel by the Russian writer Maxim Gorki published in 1907. The novel describes the intellectual evolution of a working-class mother in an industrial suburb of pre-revolutionary Russia, whose son Pavel Vlassov is a socialist activist.
Tête de Turc
"Tête de turc" (Ganz Unten in German), is a book by the German writer and journalist Günter Wallraff published in the FRG in 1985. This book reports on the author’s investigation, who pretended to be a Turkish immigrant worker without a work card for two years.
Crime And Punishment
"Crime And Punishment" is a novel by the Russian writer Fedor Dostoyevsky published in serial 1866. Archetype of the psychological novel, it is considered one of the greatest literary works in history.
L'étranger
"L'Étranger" is the first published novel by Albert Camus, published in 1942. It takes place in the tetralogy that Camus will call «cycle of the absurd» which describes the foundations of Camusian philosophy: the absurd. This tetralogy also includes the essay "Le Mythe de Sisyphe" as well as the plays "Caligula" and "Le Malentendu".
Brave New World
"Brave New World" is a dystopian anticipation novel, written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley. It is therefore after the stock market crash of 1929 which marks the beginning of the greatest economic crisis of the twentieth century known as the "Great Depression" which followed the powerful expansion of the 1920s, also known as the "Roaring Twenties".

A few books, among many others, that have marked my literary culture.

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