Coups de coeur

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    "A collection of more than 250 images of the worlds most renowned and revered writers, as immortalized by renowned photographers. The book features unforgettable images of 20th-century literary greats Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Mann, Marcel Proust, Samuel Beckett to the stars of today Haruki Murakami, Zadie Smith, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan and many more. Portrait of the Writer offers a sweeping cast of literary characters, showcasing a stunning collection of photographs that are now part of our collective memory."

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    "This book situates Morrison as a writer who writes about writing as much as about racialized, engendered, and sexualized African American, and therefore American, experience. In foregrounding the ethics of fiction writing, the book resists any triumphalist reading of Morrison's achievement in order to allow the meditative, unsettled, and unsettling questions that arise throughout her long labour at the nexus of language and politics, where her fiction interrogates representation itself. Moving between close reading and critical theory, Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics reveals the ways in which Morrison's primary engagement with language has been a search for how and what language is made to communicate, and for how and what speaks in and from generation to generation. There is no easy escape from such legacy, no escape into a pure language free of the burdens of racialized agendas. Rather, there is the example of Morrison's commitment to writerly, which is to say readerly, wakefulness. At a time when sustained study devoted to single authors has become rare, this book will be an invaluable resource for readers, scholars, and teachers of Morrison's work."

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    "Bringing sleek to the streets. This title deals with Raf Simons' youth culture-inspired, elegant tailoring. Poetic, elegant, and free-thinking, Raf Simons is one of the most exciting designers working in fashion today. His passion for music, art, and contemporary culture infiltrates everything he does. A former industrial designer, Simons first burst on to the scene in 1995 with the launch of his menswear label. His trademark slim tailoring and penchant for street-casting his models went on to shape an entire generation and cemented his position as one of the most revolutionary contemporary menswear designers. Simons was appointed creative director of Jil Sander in 2005; during his six-year tenure he repositioned the brand at the height of the luxury market, not only satisfying the German label's loyal fanbase, but also recruiting a legion of new fans. Simons' appointment as artistic director of Dior in 2012 caused frissons of excitement in the fashion industry and marked the beginning of a momentous new chapter for the Belgian designer. In this stunning photographic book, "i-D" celebrates Raf Simons' own menswear label, his work for Jil Sander, and his new appointment of Dior. Simons' first two highly anticipated collections for the Parisian house, together with an exclusive interview, are all included. Delving deep into the "i-D" archive, the large format 120 page portfolio includes stunning imagery from photographers including Willy Vanderperre, Solve Sundsbo and Alasdair McLellan, together with interviews by Terry and Tricia Jones, Holly Shackleton, Jo-Ann Furniss, and James Anderson."

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    "Pride and Prejudice" (1813) was in Austen's lifetime her most popular novel, and it was the author's personal favorite. Adapted many times to the screen and stage, and the inspiration for numerous imitations, it remains today her most widely read book. Now, in this beautifully illustrated and annotated edition, distinguished scholar Patricia Meyer Spacks instructs the reader in a larger appreciation of the novel's enduring pleasures and provides analysis of Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Lady Catherine, and all the characters who inhabit the world of "Pride and Prejudice." This edition will be treasured by specialists and first-time readers, and especially by devoted Austen fans who think of themselves as Friends of Jane. In her Introduction, Spacks considers Austen's life and career, the continuing appeal of "Pride and Prejudice," and its power as a stimulus for fantasy (Maureen Dowd, writing in "The New York Times," can hold forth at length on Obama as a Darcy-figure, knowing full well her readers will 'understand that she wished to suggest glamour and sexiness'). Her Introduction also explores the value and art of literary annotation.

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    "After delivering arguably the best television series ever made in "The Wire ", Simon has again delivered a series unlike anything you've seen on television before. He has gone into yet another downtrodden, forgotten city - this time, New Orleans in place of Baltimore - in search of the heart that keeps it alive. Unlike "The Wire", it brims with an unrelenting optimism. "Treme" focuses on New Orleans post-Katrina, with particular emphasis on the musicians who live and play there, particularly in the musically important Faubourg Treme neighborhood. There's Dixieland and zydeco, natch, but also hip-hop and rock; there are NOLA stalwarts like Dr. John, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, and the Meters (as well as appearances by Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, and others), but plenty of younger, lesser knowns, too. Whether we hear it in the street, in a club or a recording studio, at home, or anywhere, music is the lifeblood of the city and this series, and it's handled brilliantly. Treme has a lot of characters and their stories to keep up with. There's trombonist Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce), a wonderful player but kind of a dog, especially to his current baby mama and his ex-wife, LaDonna (Khandi Alexander), a bar owner who's desperately searching for her missing brother. There's Creighton Bernette (John Goodman), a writer preoccupied with telling the world what's really going on in the city, and his wife Toni (Melissa Leo), a lawyer and thorn in the side of the authorities. There's Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn), a well-meaning but annoyingly clueless radio DJ, his occasional girlfriend Janette (Kim Dickens), who's struggling to keep her restaurant open, and Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters), who returns from Houston, finds his house in ruins, and sets about rebuilding it. Simon and Overmyer, who has lived in New Orleans on and off for more than 20 years, have set out to make this an authentic portrayal of the cultural stew and the varied peoples of the city."

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    "Eine Beitragssammlung, in der Ärzte, aber auch nichtärztliche Leser eine Fülle von Informationen über alte und neue Wege auf der Suche nach »alternativer Heilung« und den Einfluss magischen Denkens finden. Abschließend werden juristische Aspekte behandelt."

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    "Blüten sind der ästhetische Höhepunkt im Pflanzenleben. Mit ihrer unglaublichen Vielfalt an Farben und Formen schmücken sie Felder und Wiesen ebenso wie Gärten und Parks und lassen zeitweise sogar ganze Landschaften in einem üppig bunten Meer versinken. Noch viel faszinierender erscheinen uns Blüten und Blumen, wenn man sie ganz aus der Nähe betrachtet und ihnen die vielen kleinen Geheimnisse entlockt, die zwischen Entfalten, Aufblühen, Welken und Vergehen am Werk sind. «Blütengeheimnisse» verrät die hintergründigen Tricks der Blüten, zeigt die unglaublichen Abläufe und stellt die raffiniert eingefädelten Beziehungen zu den tierischen Besuchern vor. Dieses Buch überrascht mit vielen intimen Blicken hinter die Kulissen. Mit spannenden Texten und anhand faszinierender Bilder erklärt es umfassend die Naturgeschichte der Blüten in ihrer ganzen Erscheinungsvielfalt."

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    "Cet ouvrage précieux a été écrit par Danièle Favari, juriste, conceptrice de la proposition de loi du Groupe écologiste à l'Assemblée Nationale. Sur un sujet aussi complexe que l'exploitation du gaz de schiste en France, l'auteur présente un livre pédagogique et accessible. Dans une première partie, Danièle Favari part de l'origine de cet « hydrocarbure à l'état gazeux » et en explique la composition, l'extraction, le contrôle de la fracturation hydraulique, les risques environnementaux… Une seconde partie élargit son analyse aux questions économiques, écologiques et politiques. Tous les signes sont là pour prouver les dangers alarmants du gaz de schiste. Alors que la priorité est de garantir une protection élevée de la santé humaine et de l'environnement pour tous, Danièle Favari aborde la nécessité d'une transition énergétique, loin des énergies fossile et nucléaire. Danièle Favari est juriste en droit et droit européen de l'environnement, invitée comme Expert du Parlement Européen de Bruxelles de l'Atelier sur l'exploration et l'exploitation du gaz de schiste dans l'Union Européenne. Elle a aussi été consacrée juriste de la Coordination nationale des anti-gaz-de-schiste le 14 mai 2011, dont elle a assuré la veille juridique des 289 collectifs nationaux. Très influente, elle a appelé à plusieurs pétitions pour faire avancer la réglementation avec notamment « l'appel à un consensus européen pour une transition énergétique », rédigé et diffusé dans 10 pays européens concernés. Elle a collaboré à la Revue NEXUS, pour le numéro intitulé « Gaz de schiste, sous nos pieds l'enfer"

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    « While industries such as music, newspapers, film and publishing have seen radical changes in their business models and practices as a direct result of new technologies, higher education has so far resisted the wholesale changes we have seen elsewhere. However, a gradual and fundamental shift in the practice of academics is taking place. Every aspect of scholarly practice is seeing changes effected by the adoption and possibilities of new technologies. This book will explore these changes, their implications for higher education, the possibilities for new forms of scholarly practice and what lessons can be drawn from other sectors. »

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    "Strahlen und Gesundheit beschreibt in allgemein verständlicher Form sowohl die diagnostischen und therapeutischen Möglichkeiten der Strahlenanwendung als auch die Gefahren für die menschliche Gesundheit. Dabei werden die Erkenntnisse von medizinischer Technik, Strahlenbiologie und -medizin und Strahlenepidemiologie berücksichtigt, ohne sich zu sehr in wissenschaftlichen Details zu verlieren. In einem eher wissenschaftlich orientierten zweiten Teil werden die Grundlagen ausführlicher erläutert und Verweise auf die aktuelle Literatur gegeben. Die Behandlung erstreckt sich nicht nur auf ionisierende Strahlungen wie Röntgen- und Gammastrahlen, sondern auch auf das Ultraviolett und die Anwendungen in der Mobilkommunikation. Ein spezielles Kapitel widmet sich der Strahlung in der Umwelt."

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    "Three generations of rock guitarists come together for It Might Get Loud, a 2009 documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth). These are not just your garden-variety guitar gods: Jimmy Page, in his mid-'60s at the time of the film, founded Led Zeppelin, who dominated the 1970s following the breakup of the Beatles. As a member of U2, 48-year-old David Evans, better known as the Edge, created one of the most distinctive and influential sounds of the past quarter century. And 34-year-old Jack White (of the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, and the Dead Weather) was described by one music publication as "the most significant rock 'n' roll figure of the past ten years." Guggenheim, who followed the three around for the better part of a year, takes us into their individual lives, past and present. There are shots of Page as a young London session musician, with the Yardbirds and Zeppelin, at Headley Grange (the estate where much of the fourth Zep album was made), and at home with his record collection. The Edge takes us to the Dublin classroom where U2 first rehearsed, as well as to the practice room he uses now (never a virtuoso soloist, he developed a style based on texture and a mind-boggling array of effects); and White, whose insistence on authenticity is admirable but perhaps a tad self-conscious, constructs a "guitar" from a plank of wood, a piece of wire, and a Coke bottle (he also plays a recording by the primitive bluesman Son House, featuring just voice and handclaps, that White says is still his biggest inspiration). The three also converge on a Hollywood sound stage, where they chat and a do a little jamming on Zep's "In My Time of Dying" (with all three playing slide guitar) and the Band's "The Weight." It's hard to say if the film's appeal will extend beyond guitar freaks and fans of these particular bands, but at the very least, It Might Get Loud offers some interesting insight into the soul and inspiration behind some of pop's best and most popular music."

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    "Twelve-year-old Carol (Clara Lago) is accompanying her mother Aurora (Maria Barranco) to Spain to visit her mother's native village as the Civil War is tearing the nation apart. Carol's life is an emotional roller coaster, as her American-born father -- with whom she is extremely close -- has been away for quite some time, serving as a pilot in the International Brigades. Furthermore, Aurora recently received a terminal diagnosis for the illness she has been battling and could die at any moment. As Carol struggles with these issues as well as the acceptance of the new environment she has been cast into, she gains perspective from her gentle grandfather Amalio (Alvaro de Luna) and the village teacher Maruja (Rosa Maria Sarda), as well as an unexpected first love with local boy Tomiche (Juan Jose Ballesta). Adapted from Angel Garcia Roldan's novel A boca de noche, Carol's Journey was an official selection to the 2002 Montreal World Film Festival. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival, Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, Goya Awards, Montreal World Film Festival."

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    "Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou’s poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. In Stamps, Dr. Angelou experienced the brutality of racial discrimination, but she also absorbed the unshakable faith and values of traditional African-American family, community, and culture. With the guidance of her friend, the novelist James Baldwin, she began work on the book that would become I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Published in 1970, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published to international acclaim and enormous popular success. The list of her published verse, non-fiction, and fiction now includes more than 30 bestselling titles. President Clinton requested that she compose a poem to read at his inauguration in 1993. Dr. Angelou's reading of her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" was broadcast live around the world."

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    "Par une journée orageuse, une actrice débarque dans un petit théâtre parisien pour une audition. Trempée de la tête au pied, le metteur en scène, encore présent, lui annonce que les auditions sont terminées. Elle s’impose tout de même, revêtant un costume de gente dame, empêchant ainsi le metteur en scène de s’échapper. Au premier abord vulgaire et culottée, il l’écoute, puis va se laisser emporter par son jeu et ses réflexions sur l’amour sado-masochiste que se portent les deux personnages du roman de Sacher-Masoch… Après "Carnage", Polanski réitère dans l’adaptation d’un huis-clos, grâce au roman de Léopold von Sacher-Masoch, La vénus à la fourrure. Ici, il enferme ses deux uniques personnages dans un théâtre, en pleine nuit. Il va d’abord les laisser se découvrir, puis s’apprivoiser, pour finir par dévoiler ce qui les anime vraiment, savamment dissimiler derrière leur masque de metteur en scène intello et bourgeois et d’actrice désespérée faussement idiote. le personnage joué par Emmanuelle Seignier va petit à petit amener Thomas à la soumission, remettant en cause son pouvoir masculin de domination. Et bien au-delà de la magie qui se dégage des échanges entre les personnages, Polanski réussit à livrer une comédie rythmée, surprenante et jouissive, faussement légère. Un film sur la lutte pour le pouvoir dans les rapports amoureux, aux antipodes de ce qu’aurait fait l’analytique Woody Allen ou de ce qu’on pourra voir dans l’adaptation à venir du roman SM pour mémère au foyer, 50 Shades of Grey."

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    "Full of seasonally relevant, practical information, this bestselling weekly gardening guide can be picked up any day of the year for timely advice on how to create a beautiful, healthy ornamental landscape and food garden. Full of helpful tips and recipes, this highly illustrated book covers everything from soil building to pruning to four-season food growing and seed saving, interspersed with recipes, poetry and humour."

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    "Unzählige Sterne leuchten am nächtlichen Himmel und haben die Menschen schon immer fasziniert. Spätestens seit der Antike wurden diese einzelnen Sterne zu Sternbildern verknüpft, um sich besser orientieren zu können. Ulf von Rauchhaupt beschreibt sie alle, von Andromeda bis Ursa Maior, der großen Bärin. Seine knappen, kurzweiligen und informativen Porträts führen ein in die Welt der Sternbilder, ihre Geschichte und den kulturellen wie wissenschaftlichen Hintergrund – und machen Lust darauf, in einer sternklaren Nacht staunend nach oben zu blicken und sie dort wiederzufinden."

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    „Spätlese versammelt Schätze aus dem Nachlass, die bislang unbekannt waren: frühe Bildergeschichten, Zeichnungen für Freunde und Bekannte, nie gesehene Möpse und die überraschenden ›Nachtschattengewächse‹, die Loriot in den schlaflosen Stunden seiner letzten Lebensjahre schuf. Ein Fest für alle Liebhaber des feinen Humors.“

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    "Voici bientôt 25 siècles, certains philosophes grecs prenaient conscience de la place particulière de la terre dans l'espace. Il y a 400 ans, les planètes cessaient d'être perçues comme étant du domaine de la perfection pour devenir des mondes comme le nôtre, tournant autour du soleil. 200 ans plus tard, il fut établi que le soleil n'était qu'une étoile parmi d'autres. Et la dernière décennie du XXe siècle a vu la découverte de planètes extra-solaires. La prochaine étape dans notre connaissance de l'univers sera peut-être la découverte de vie sur l'une ou plusieurs de ces planètes... L'aventure du savoir astronomique touche donc pour l'Homme aux questions philosophiques les plus essentielles qui soient. En exposant de manière concise l'histoire de l'astronomie depuis la préhistoire jusqu'au début du XXIe siècle, cet ouvrage retrace l'évolution de la compréhension du monde qui nous entoure au fil des différentes époques qui ont précédé la nôtre, en insistant particulièrement sur le miracle grec, sur la transmission des connaissances astronomiques durant toute l'époque médiévale et sur l'explosion des idées nouvelles durant la Renaissance et les siècles qui suivirent. L'auteur nous donne également à voir la naissance et l'essor de l'astrophysique et de la cosmologie moderne, respectivement apparues aux XIXe et XXe siècles, ainsi que l'essor de la conquête spatiale, laquelle a permis un changement radical et irréversible au niveau de la vision moderne de notre Univers. Dans cette approche à la fois chronologique et thématique, le lecteur découvre la naissance, l'évolution et les enjeux d'une science plus que jamais essentielle à la compréhension, du passé comme du futur, de notre planète et de notre Univers."

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    „Im sonnenüberfluteten Europa entflammte im Sommer 1914 eine bis dahin beispiellose Form von Kriegshysterie. Millionen Männer zogen singend an die Front. Dichter standen dabei überall in vorderster Linie. Englische war poets und deutsche Expressionisten, französische Dadaisten und russische Futuristen, flämische, ungarische, baltische Akteure kämpften nicht nur mit der Waffe, sondern auch mit dem Wort. […] Geert Buelens liefert mit seinem Buch ein wahrhaft europäisches Panorama, nicht nur der Lyrik des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, sondern auch und vor allem der Menschen, die sie schrieben. Er bezieht dabei neben bekannten Protagonisten wie Pessoa, Majakowski, Marinetti, Apollinaire, Trakl, Sassoon auch viele andere, weniger bekannte Dichter mit ein.“

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