Symbolistes et Décadents

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Symbolistes et Décadents

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Publisher: Good Press

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Genre: History

Page: 365

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Book Summary: "Symbolistes et Décadents", de Gustave Kahn. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.


Villes, vies, visions

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Villes, vies, visions

Author: Anne Douaire-Banny

Publisher: Editions L\'Harmattan

ISBN: 2296506747

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Book Summary: Dans un monde de plus en plus urbanisé, les écrivains, habitants de mégalopoles et arpenteurs d'espaces imaginaires, occupent une place singulière, à la fois protagonistes, scripteurs et déchiffreurs. Le Centre International d'Etudes Francophones de la Sorbonne a réussi lors d'un colloque à Abu Dhabi, des professeurs, romanciers, poètes, architectes et des urbanistes, venant de villes consacrées par la littérature, pour y appréhender de maniène plus actuelle ces lieux déclarés" propriétés de l'écrivain".


The Iran-Iraq War

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The Iran-Iraq War

Author: Pierre Razoux

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674915712

Genre: History

Page: 580

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Book Summary: From 1980 to 1988 Iran and Iraq fought the longest conventional war of the century. It included tragic slaughter of child soldiers, use of chemical weapons, striking of civilian shipping, and destruction of cities. Pierre Razoux offers an unflinching look at a conflict seared into the region’s collective memory but little understood in the West.


The Character of Rain

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The Character of Rain

Author: Amelie Nothomb

Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN: 1429978961

Genre: Fiction

Page: 176

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Book Summary: The Japanese believe that until the age of three, children, whether Japanese or not, are gods, each one an okosama, or "lord child." On their third birthday they fall from grace and join the rest of the human race. In Amelie Nothomb's new novel, The Character of Rain, we learn that divinity is a difficult thing from which to recover, particularly if, like the child in this story, you have spent the first tow and a half years of life in a nearly vegetative state. "I remember everything that happened to me after the age of two and one-half," the narrator tells us. She means this literally. Once jolted out of her plant-like , tube-like trance (to the ecstatic relief of her concerned parents), the child bursts into existence, absorbing everything that Japan, where her father works as a diplomat, has to offer. Life is an unfolding pageant of delight and danger, a ceaseless exploration of pleasure and the limits of power. Most wondrous of all is the discovery of water: oceans, seas, pools, puddles, streams, ponds, and, perhaps most of all, rain-one meaning of the Japanese character for her name. Hers is an amphibious life. The Character of Rain evokes the hilarity, terror, and sanctity of childhood. As she did in the award-winning, international bestesller Fear and Trembling, Nothomb grounds the novel in the outlines of her experiences in Japan, but the self-portrait that emerges from these pages is hauntingly universal. Amelie Nothomb's novels are unforgettable immersion experiences, leaving you both holding your breath with admiration, your lungs aching, and longing for more.


Lost in a Good Book

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Lost in a Good Book

Author: Jasper Fforde

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1844569209

Genre: Fiction

Page: 300

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Book Summary: he second book in Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde's phenomenally successful Thursday Next series. 'Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde' - Herald Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed is back to embark on an adventure that begins, quite literally on her own doorstep. It seems that Landen, her husband of four weeks, actually drowned in an accident when he was two years old. Someone, somewhere, sometime, is responsible. The sinister Goliath Corporation wants its operative Jack Schitt out of the poem in which Thursday trapped him, and it will do almost anything to achieve this - but bribing the ChronoGuard? Is that possible? Having barely caught her breath after The Eyre Affair, Thursday must battle corrupt politicians, try to save the world from extinction, and help the Neanderthals to species self-determination. Mastadon migrations, journeys into Just William, a chance meeting with the Flopsy Bunnies, and violent life-and-death struggles in the summer sales are all part of a greater plan. But whose? and why?


On the Proper Use of Stars

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On the Proper Use of Stars

Author: Dominique Fortier

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771047681

Genre: Fiction

Page: 280

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Book Summary: A sparkling, inventive debut novel inspired by Sir John Franklin's grand — but ultimately failed — quest to discover the Northwest Passage and by his extraordinary wife, Lady Jane. Originally published in Quebec as Du bon usage des etoiles, Dominique Fortier's debut On the Proper Use of Stars is as fresh and imaginative as anything published in recent years. It weaves together the voices of Francis Crozier, Sir John Franklin's second in command, who turns a sceptical eye on the grandiose ambitions and hubris of his leader, and of Lady Jane Franklin and her niece Sophia, both driven to uncommon actions by love and by frustration as months then years pass with no word from the expedition. Fortier skilfully accents the main narratives with overheard conversations and snippets from letters and documents that bring two entirely different worlds — the frozen Arctic and busy Victorian London — alive.


Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty and the Beast

Author: Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160977521X

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 18

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Book Summary: Beauty and the Beast is a magical tale of love, understanding, and triumph. Late one night a merchant becomes lost in the woods and stumbles upon a seemingly deserted castle. Hungry and tired, he enters the castle and finds a feast laid out on a grand table. Finding no one else in the castle, he eats the food himself. In the morning as he leaves he finds a beautiful rose bush in the garden and picks a single flower for his daughter Belle. Suddenly a beast appears and tells him he must die for abusing his hospitality. The merchant explains that he only picked the rose for his daughter. The Beast makes a deal with him that he can take the rose and other riches back to his daughter but only if he agrees to return and does not tell his daughter of the deal. The merchant agrees and makes his way home. He is unable to keep this terrible secret from Belle and when she finds out she returns to the Castle in his place. This is a wonderfully enchanting story, from the opening Once Upon a Time until the final Happily Ever After. A story your children will cherish for years.


Wonder

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Wonder

Author: Dominique Fortier

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771047738

Genre: Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: This second work from critically acclaimed Quebec novelist Dominique Fortier, whose debut was shortlisted for a Governor General's Award in both French and English, is an enthralling shell-game of a novel. Composed of three stories linked by theme and image, it brings alive a captivating cast of characters both historical and fictional. For lovers of boldly original literary fiction such as David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda, and Michael Cunningham's The Hours. In Wonder past and present, science and emotion, speak to each other to create a brilliant whole from three distinct parts. Readers are swept from a devastating volcanic eruption in 1902 to today's Montreal by way of a scientific love story in Victorian England. Along the way we follow Baptiste Cyparis, "The Man who Lived Through Doomsday," who traveled the length and breadth of the United States with Barnum & Bailey's circus, and meet Edward Love, the mathematician who discovered the mysterious waves that shake the earth. This luminous novel confirms Fortier as both a first-rate storyteller and as a master stylist.


Comte de Gabalis

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Comte de Gabalis

Author: Bb N De Montfaucon De Villars

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596053917

Genre: Fiction

Page: 388

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Book Summary: When you have been enrolled among the Children of the Philosophers... you will straightaway discover that the Elements are inhabited by most perfect beings. Unhappy Adam's sin has deprived his unfortunate posterity of all knowledge of these beings and all intercourse with them. [T]he Element of Fire... was not created to remain useless and empty. -from "Discourse II" Sir Edward Lytton's based his strange novel Zanoni upon this esoteric work. Alexander Pope, in his dedication to The Rape of the Lock, sings its praises. But let the reader beware! This book "of hidden mystery and power" is not for the "gratification of a selfish intellectualism"! A classic of the occult, this philosophical treatise on the metaphysical secrets of the universe reveals the motives and magicks of the spirits known as Sylphs, Gnomes, Nymphs, and Salamanders. First published in Paris in 1670, this translation from the original French features extensive anonymous commentary, and is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the history of paranormal seeking for the meaning of life. French writer and priest N. DE MONTFAUCON DE VILLARS (1635-1673) was an advocate of liberty and religious tolerance and an influential thinker in the natural sciences; his writings are said to have inspired Lamarck and Darwin.


Une Guerre Difficile

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Une Guerre Difficile

Author: Emily Spencer

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1554884713

Genre: History

Page: 327

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Book Summary: La Marine canadienne celebrera ses 100 ans en 1010 avec tous les Canadiens et Canadiennes. Connu officiellement jusqu'a 1968 comme la Marine royale due Canada, et apres comme le Commandement maritime des Forces canadiennes, le service naval du Canada a joue un role important dans le developpement et la securite de notre pays. Son Excellence la gourverneure generale Michaelle Jean, commandante en chef des Forces canadiennes, a ecrit l'avant-propos de cet ouvrage commemoratif richement illustre. Dans cette collection d'articles, tous ecrits par d'eminents historiens specialistes de leur periode, chaque chapitre est consacre a une periode de de l'histoire de la marine: ses origines remontant a 1867, les deux guerres mondiales, la guerre de Coree, la Guerre froide, et sur l'avenir dela marine; il y a egalement un chapitre sur les oeuvres des peintres de guerre. Les auteurs des chapitres font reference a une multitude d'archives et d'ouvrages d'autres auteurs dans leurs ecrits. Ce livre se veut un tour d'horizon general qui sura plaire a de nombreux lecteurs, notamment les passionnes de marine, les anciens de la marine et leur famille, les historiens et les bibliothecares.


On Translation

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On Translation

Author: Paul Ricoeur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134325681

Genre: Philosophy

Page: 72

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Book Summary: Paul Ricoeur was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this short and accessible book, he turns to a topic at the heart of much of his work: What is translation and why is it so important? Reminding us that The Bible, the Koran, the Torah and the works of the great philosophers are often only ever read in translation, Ricoeur reminds us that translation not only spreads knowledge but can change its very meaning. In spite of these risk, he argues that in a climate of ethnic and religious conflict, the art and ethics of translation are invaluable. Drawing on interesting examples such as the translation of early Greek philosophy during the Renaissance, the poetry of Paul Celan and the work of Hannah Arendt, he reflects not only on the challenges of translating one language into another but how one community speaks to another. Throughout, Ricoeur shows how to move through life is to navigate a world that requires translation itself. Paul Ricoeur died in 2005. He was one of the great contemporary French philosophers and a leading figure in hermeneutics, psychoanalytic thought, literary theory and religion. His many books include Freud and Philosophy and Time and Narrative.


A Guide to the Systems of Provision Approach

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A Guide to the Systems of Provision Approach

Author: Kate Bayliss,Ben Fine

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030541436

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Book Summary: Understanding consumption requires looking at the systems by which goods and services are provided – not just how they are produced but the historically evolved structures, power relations and cultures within which they are located. The Systems of Provision approach provides an interdisciplinary framework for unpacking these complex issues. This book provides a comprehensive account of the Systems of Provision approach, setting out core concepts and theoretical origins alongside numerous case studies. The book combines fresh understandings of everyday consumption using examples from food, housing, and water, with implications for society’s major challenges, including inequality, climate change, and prospects for capitalism. Readers do not require prior knowledge across the subject matter covered but the text remains significant for accomplished researchers and policymakers, especially those interested in the messy real world realities underpinning who gets what, how, and why across public and private provision in global, national, and historical contexts.


On the Art of Medieval Arabic Literature

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On the Art of Medieval Arabic Literature

Author: Andras Hamori

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400869358

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Book Summary: In applying the standards of modern literary criticism to medieval Arabic literature, Andras Hamori concentrates on those aspects of the literature that appear most alien to modern Western taste: the limitation of themes, the sedimentation with conventions, and the use of elusive patterns of composition. The first part of the book approaches Arabic literature from the historical point of view, concentrating on the transformations in poetic genres and poetic attitudes towards time and society in the literature between the sixth and the tenth centuries. The problems of poetic technique are then discussed, with special emphasis on poetic unity and the use of conventions. The third part of the book deals with methods of composition in prose through an examination of the orders and disorders in two tales from the Arabian Nights. Originally published in 1974. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Burning Women

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Burning Women

Author: P. Banerjee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113705204X

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Book Summary: In early modern Europe, the circulation of visual and verbal transmissions of sati, or Hindu widow burning, not only informed responses to the ritualized violence of Hindu culture, but also intersected in fascinating ways with specifically European forms of ritualized violence and European constructions of gender ideology. European accounts of women being burned in India uncannily commented on the burnings of women as witches and criminal wives in Europe. When Europeans narrated their accounts of sati, perhaps the most striking illustration of Hindu patriarchal violence, they did not specifically connect the act of widow burning to a corresponding European signifier: the gruesome ceremonial burnings of women as witches. In examining early modern representations of sati, the book focuses specifically on those strategies that enabled European travellers to protect their own identity as uniquely civilized amidst spectacular displays of 'Eastern barbarity'.


Francophone Women Film Directors

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Francophone Women Film Directors

Author: Janis L. Pallister,Ruth A. Hottell,Ruth A.. Hottell

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838640463

Genre: Performing Arts

Page: 292

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Book Summary: This guide offers listings of some 300 Francophone women from around the world & their work. Wherever possible, entries include dates, brief biographies, descriptions & brief critical analyses.


Maneuver Warfare Handbook

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Maneuver Warfare Handbook

Author: William S Lind

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429978693

Genre: Political Science

Page: 148

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Book Summary: Maneuver warfare, often controversial and requiring operational and tactical innovation, poses perhaps the most important doctrinal questions currently facing the conventional military forces of the U.S. Its purpose is to defeat the enemy by disrupting the opponent's ability to react, rather than by physical destruction of forces. This book develops and explains the theory of maneuver warfare and offers specific tactical, operational, and organizational recommendations for improving ground combat forces. The authors translate concepts too often vaguely stated by manuever warfare advocates into concrete doctrine. Although the book uses the Marine Corps as a model, the concepts, tactics, and doctrine discussed apply to any ground combat force.