Coups de coeur

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    • Sélection de la Médiathèque

    "Set in China in 1926, it deals with the trials and tribulations of an American gunboat crew who learn to love the natives while trying to save them from their own follies and the depredations of everybody else. Behind its timid criticism of imperialist attitudes, lies a much louder and heartfelt American cry - with China 1926 standing in for Vietnam 1966 - of 'Why doesn't everybody love us when we do our best for you?' To leaven the message, McQueen and Attenborough, as the two most humanitarian members of the crew of a ship run by coolie labour, both get romances: McQueen with Candice Bergen's American mission teacher, Attenborough with Andriane's half-caste girl."

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    "“High Noon is the Citizen Kane of Western cinema. It is, simply put, a masterpiece. Every aspect of the film screams precision. The acting, the music, the set, the dialogue, the camerawork, is all perfection. Gary Cooper is flawless in this film, and it will always go down as the greatest role he ever played. It's an allegorical tale about the McCarthy witch hunts, penned by HUAC blacklisted writer Carl Foreman, which also offers a number of well-thought-out observations on the nature of violence. It's a beautifully composed film - courtesy of Floyd Crosby's picturesque sunlight and shadow compositions - which achieves the difficult task of being about morality while avoiding tart sermonising and hollow admonitions.”"

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    "RiP: a remix manifesto is an entertaining look at the complex world of copyright law. Beginning with the cutting-edge sounds of Girl Talk, a remix artist who samples other artists to create his own distinctive sound, director Brett Gaynor argues that more relaxed fair use legislation is the only way forward. Avoiding the dryness of its subject, RiP is as fast paced, energetic and colourful as its subject. It will play well amongst the younger generation, for whom copyright infringement and the harsh penalties they can incur is a growing issue. It also features enough debate for general audiences, as it moves from music to pharmaceutical companies and their control over drug prices, no matter the human cost. A vigorous broadside against the perceived corporate control of contemporary copyright legislation, and an impassioned plea in support of elastic fair-use laws, RiP! A Remix Manifesto was made to provoke and certainly does that."

    • Sélection non luxembourgeoise

    "This book provides an up-to-date survey of existing economic literature on the dimensions of growing income inequalities in both advanced and emerging countries. The different explanations and dimensions of inequalities are addressed, particularly globalization, technical progress, in-work poverty, changes in labour market institutions, education and intergenerational mobility, growth and development."

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    "Season one debuted on HBO in 2010 and was nominated for an Emmy. Featuring 9 artistic masters with Julian Schnabel,Edward Albee, Frank Grehy,Jacques D'Amboise,Placido Domingo,Olafur Eliasson,Bill T Jones,Michael Tilson Thomas and Liv Ullman working with emerging high school artists of the YoungArts program in the visual, literary and performing arts to raise appreciation and support for the arts in American society. Alumni go on to become leading professionals in their fields. YoungArts has honored more than 16,000 young artists with over $6 million and facilitated in excess of $100 million in college scholarship opportunities."

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    "Tokyo Clash is an extraordinary encounter with Japanese design culture. Author and photographer Ralf Bahren presents Japan's megacity in a visually stunning collection of images, vividly colourful and rich in contrast. He transports readers on an exciting trip through Japanese everyday life - a world that doesn't want to conform to the cliche of Asian reticence. Eye-catching signs, glittering games of chance, Manga characters and countless other items in this collection of Japanese products compete for the viewer's attention. They exist, apparently without any contradiction, alongside traditional temples and Buddha statues. This delightful book promises appealing, provocative and sometimes absurd insights into a foreign universe."

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    "Rinko Kawauchis Werk ist häufig gelobt worden für seine nuancierte Farbgebung und schlafwandlerische Meisterschaft der Komposition sowie die Fähigkeit, durch Achtsamkeit auf kleine Gesten und zufällige Details der alltäglichen Umgebung zu verzaubern. In Illuminance setzt Kawauchi ihre Erforschung des Besonderen im Alltäglichen fort, magisch angezogen von den fundamentalen Zyklen des Lebens und der scheinbar unabsichtlichen, fraktalartigen Ordnung der Natur in formale Strukturen. Präsentiert in einem kostbaren Leinenband mit Japanbindung, stellt diese beeindruckende Zusammenstellung von überwiegend unveröffentlichten Bildern einmal mehr Kawauchis einzigartige Sensibilität und ihre ungebrochene Anziehungskraft auf alle, die Fotografie lieben, unter Beweis. Es ist ihr erstes Buch, das außerhalb Japans erscheint. > Rinko Kawauchi ( 1972) begann ihre Karriere 2001 mit der simultanen Veröffentlichung von drei erstaunlichen Fotobüchern - Utatane, Hanabi, und Hanako - und sicherte sich damit ihre Stellung als eine der weltweit innovativsten Neuentdeckungen der zeitgenössischen Fotografie. Es folgten weitere bemerkenswerte Monografien."

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    "In diesem Buch berichtet eine weibliche Führungskraft von ihrem Arbeitsalltag in einer männlich geprägten Umgebung - warum ihrer Sekretärin ein männlicher Chef entschieden lieber wäre, welche Kriterien bei der Neubesetzung einer Führungsposition gelten, wie unterschiedlich Frauen und Männer Verhandlungstiefpunkte überwinden und wie man sich als Frau vergnügt, wenn es die Kollegen nach der Führungskräftetagung ins Rotlichtviertel zieht. Präzise und (selbst)ironisch zeigt das Buch auf, wo die Probleme liegen, die es Frauen in Deutschland so schwer machen, bis in die Führungsetagen vorzudringen. Es bietet einen einzigartigen, aus eigenen Erfahrungen gewonnenen Einblick in das Sozialverhalten der fast ausschließlich männlichen deutschen Wirtschaftselite."

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    "À grands exploits, grand film. Alors qu’il avait peu de films à son actif, Philip Kaufman laisse pas mal de monde dubitatif lorsqu’il décide de s’attaquer à l’hagiographie de la conquête de l’espace vu par les Américains. S'inspirant à l'origine d'un magnifique roman de Tom Wolfe (qui, en bonus, présente lui-même le film), L’Étoffe des héros saisit avec grandeur et justesse le destin de ces hommes décidés à franchir des frontières nouvelles "pour l’humanité". À l’esprit des pionniers (Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid…) s’oppose évidemment le cow-boy solitaire (Sam Shepard), qui a troqué le cheval pour l’avion supersonique."

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    «Nichts war in der DDR so geheim, wie die Arbeitsweise des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheit. Die Bedrohung, die vom MfS ausging, war unbestimmt und unkalkulierbar. Selbst Betroffene ahnten oft nicht, wie weit der Arm des MfS reichte. Für fast 100.000 hauptamtliche Mitarbeiter war das MfS jedoch täglicher Arbeitsplatz. Neun von ihnen, zuletzt Generäle oder hohe Offiziere, traten nun vor die Kamera und erzählten vom Innenleben des MfS-Apparates.“

    • Sélection non luxembourgeoise

    "Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When Margaux, a talented painter and free spirit, and Israel, an artist, enter her life, Sheila hopes that through close observation of her new friend and herself, she might regain her footing in art and life. Heti describes her novel as book of constructed reality, based on recorded interviews with her friends, particularly the painter Margaux Williamson. It was chosen by The New York Times as one of the 100 Best Books of 2012 and by James Wood of The New Yorker as one of the best books of the year. In an interview, the Canadian writer noted, "Increasingly I’m less interested in writing about fictional people, because it seems so tiresome to make up a fake person and put them through the paces of a fake story…"

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    "Chosen from the 2012 National Magazine Awards finalists and winners, this anthology is filled with compelling features and profiles, eye-opening reporting, and incisive criticism and analysis of contemporary culture and society. Written by today's leading journalists, the selections cover a range of developments in politics, international affairs, culture, and business -- from the increasingly short shelf lives of celebrity marriages to the ongoing fallout from Wall Street's financial malpractice, from the insidious effects of the lingering wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the resurgent battle over issues pertaining to women's safety and health. Always engaging and informative, Best American Magazine Writing 2012 is an incomparable resource for the most noteworthy journalism and literary achievements of the year. Essays include Lawrence Wright ( The New Yorker) on the history of Scientology and recent challenges to its mission and methods; Matthieu Aikins ( The Atlantic) on the shady dealings and shifting sands of the war in Afghanistan; the late Christopher Hitchens ( Vanity Fair) on the physical and emotional toll of cancer; and Joel Stein ( Time) on the propensity for politicians and other popular figures to get into trouble on the Internet. John Jeremiah Sullivan ( GQ) immerses himself in David Foster Wallace's curious legacy; Tim Crothers ( ESPN) follows the inspiring story of Phiona Mutesi, a chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda; Chris Ballard ( Sports Illustrated) recounts Dewayne Dedmon's struggle to reconcile his faith with a career in sports; Wesley Yang ( New York) explores the pressure on Asian Americans to succeed and the psychological and cultural consequences when they don't; and Luke Dittrich ( Esquire) shares the raw experiences of those who survived one of 2011's worst natural disasters: the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri. The sparkling dialogue and vividly imagined, eccentric characters of Karen Russell's award-winning short story, "The Hox River Window" ( Zoetrope: All-Story), rounds out the collection."

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    "Trois trentenaires turinois s'engagent dans un voyage du nord au sud de l'Italie : Vittorio, violoncelliste qui a un contrat à Bari, Manuela qui fuit son petit ami Ivan, et Francesca, fiancée de Vittorio à qui elle veut annoncer son intention de rompre. Ivan part à leur poursuite et le périple devient une course-poursuite effrénée où les caractères se révèlent et où chacun questionne ses choix."

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    "L'auteure de Trois femmes puissantes explore les relations mère-fille à travers l'histoire de Ladivine, femme de ménage noire, et de sa fille Malinka, née d'un père inconnu à qui elle doit sa peau claire, se faisant appeler Clarisse pour tenter de gommer son identité. Un récit à l'intrigue sinueuse, empreint de fantastique, interrogeant la complexité du rapport aux origines."

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    "Michael Haneke is one of the most important directors working in Europe today, interrogating modern ethical dilemmas with forensic clarity and merciless insight. For his last film Amour he won the Palme d'Or and the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year This collection celebrates, explicates, and sometimes challenges the worldview of Haneke's films. It examines the director's central themes and preoccupations--bourgeois alienation, modes and critiques of spectatorship, the role of the media--and analyzes otherwise marginalized aspects of his work, such as the function of performance and stardom, early Austrian television productions, the romanticism of The Piano Teacher (2001), and the 2007 shot-for-shot remake of Funny Games."

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    "Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them–in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute. In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, opinionated–Smiley explores the power of the novel, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just how it works its magic. She invites us behind the scenes of novel-writing, sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets of her craft. And she offers priceless advice to aspiring authors. As she works her way through one hundred novels–from classics such as the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to recent fiction by Zadie Smith and Alice Munro–she infects us anew with the passion for reading that is the governing spirit of this gift to book lovers everywhere."

    • Sélection non luxembourgeoise

    "Cet essai mis en images explique en chapitres courts le système capitaliste. Il constitue une vulgarisation des analyses de P. Jorion : il joue des symboles connus de tous pour démontrer pourquoi l'humanité s'organise comme elle le fait, comment l'idéologie en vigueur va vers son extinction naturelle et ce qu'il faudra éviter pour que l'organisation humaine ne la suive."

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