Coups de coeur

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    "Through the work of and in the context of the lives of Louis Bachelier, Paul Samuelson, Eugene Fama, Stephen Ross, James Tobin, and Robert Shiller, the book addresses the following key questions: do financial securities follow a random walk? Does arbitrage allow markets to digest and fully incorporate all available information into the price of a security? Do the assumptions of the efficient market hypothesis make intuitive sense? And how can we further refine our understanding of the behaviour of financial markets?"

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    „In den letzten Jahren hat sich in Georgien eine lebendige und vielstimmige Literatur herausgebildet, die vor allem von jungen Autorinnen bestimmt wird. Mit Lakonie, Scharfsinn und ungeheurer Erzählfreude porträtieren sie Leben und gesellschaftliche Umbrüche in ihrem Land."

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    "Ein Mann, der zum Mörder wird, weil ihn die Sonne blendet – bis heute ist Der Fremde eine der berühmtesten literarischen Figuren der Welt. Albert Camus, sein Schöpfer, ist der Philosoph des Absurden, in das der Mensch hineingestellt ist, der Denker der Revolte, die den Menschen ausmacht – und immer der Anwalt der Einfachheit, die dem Algerienfranzosen das Grundgegebene unter der Sonne und zugleich das am stärksten Gefährdete war. «Aktueller denn je», lautet der Befund von Iris Radisch, einer der führenden deutschsprachigen Literaturkritikerinnen, die uns aus Anlass seines 100. Geburtstages auf eine faszinierende Reise mitnimmt."

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    “Travel writer Julia Chaplin explores the little-known enclaves of gypsy jet-setters around the world. From the Aeolian Islands in Italy to Lamu, Kenya; North Goa, India; and Jose Ignacio, Uruguay--Gypset Travel delves into the glamorous yet casual lifestyle of these bohemian wanderers through intimate photography and first-person anecdotes. Julia Chaplin is a New York–based journalist and editor who covers contemporary art, style, and travel. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Elle, W, and Condé Nast Traveler”

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    „Pong lebt! Mit schallendem Juchhe hat sich am Ende von Sibylle Lewitscharoffs Erzählung "Pong" der liebenswerte, verrückte Held dem Mond in die Arme geworfen - und hat, entgegen den Befürchtungen der Leser, diesen kühnen Sprung vom Dach überstanden. Nun liegt er im Krankenhaus und hat alle Zeit der Welt, sich seinen Gedanken hinzugeben, die vor allem um rätselhafte Objekte kreisen, die er zu Hause verwahrt.“ Sibylle Lewitscharoff hat den 2013 den renommierten Georg-Büchner-Preis gewonnen. 1998 erhielt Sibylle Lewitscharoff den Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis für ihre Erzählung „Pong“

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    "Kein Komponist wurde so häufig dargestellt, keiner war als Sujet der bildenden Kunst so beliebt wie Ludwig van Beethoven. Dabei spielte nicht nur sein Konterfei eine Rolle, die Darstellung Beethovens wurde auch in vielerlei Kontexte eingebettet. Überraschend ist deren große Vielfalt: Beethovens Geburt, sein Tod, seine Beziehungen zu Frauen, seine Schwerhörigkeit und Isolation, sein Temperament – der ganze Mensch faszinierte und inspirierte Künstler unterschiedlichster Metiers. Silke Bettermanns Buch gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die Auseinandersetzung bildender Künstler mit Beethoven, von den frühen authentischen Portraits bis hin zu modernen Interpretationen der Gegenwart, und berücksichtigt zugleich die verschiedenen Gattungen: Malerei, Graphik, Plastik, Denkmalkunst, Medaillen aber auch Performances. Ein Überblicks-Essay sowie 50 ausgewählte Beispiele stellen die Fülle der Themen und Ansätze vor, die von Malern, Graphikern und Bildhauern aufgegriffen wurden. Das Buch gibt damit zugleich Einblick in die Art, wie bildliche Darstellungen unser Beethoven-Bild prägten und zur Mythenbildung um den Komponisten beitrugen."

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    “Erwin Blumenfeld was one of the most sought-after and best-paid fashion photographers of his time, shooting for Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Life. Influenced by the surrealists and the artistic avant-gardes, he challenged the genres conventions in his early fashion photographs with fascinating originality and perfection. Although Blumenfeld left to posterity a considerable oeuvre of colour photographs, so far only his magazine spreads were really known. For this volume, the original slides were recovered from Blumenfelds extensive archive and digitally reconstructed. His compositions can thus be seen for the first time in their original form and colourfulness.”

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    “Alice Munro captures the essence of life in her brilliant new collection of stories. Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that leads a person to a new way of thinking or being: the stories in Dear Life build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be. Critics have been saying for so long that a typical Alice Munro story is as rich and textured as any novel that they seem not to have noticed that her recent stories don’t resemble novels much at all. Beginning (roughly) with Runaway (2004) and continuing through to Too Much Happiness (2009), Munro has gradually shifted away from the complex, oblique narratives and intricately layered portraiture of her mid-career work toward a pared-down, almost expressionist form of storytelling. There is an interesting diversion at the end of this book: the final four stories are, in Munro's own words, "not quite stories… the first and last – and the closest – things I have to say about my own life." A less well-known writer would not be allowed to lift her hands and say, "Look, there are some bits here, and I'm not sure what they are, but there you go," but they are delightful additions to this collection. Plainer, with a slightly more bitter edge, than the "fictional" stories that precede them, they are a tantalising glimpse of the memoir Munro fans would swoon for, should she choose to write it.”

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    "Women, Music, Culture is an undergraduate textbook on the history and contribution of women in a variety of musical genres and professions. Clear writing, compelling narrative, and more than fifty guided listening examples bring the world of women in music to life. It includes a wide array of pedagogical aids, including an abundance of photographs, a comprehensive companion website, critical thinking exercises, as well as a running glossary that reinforces key figures and terms. Covering important figures in art music and popular music, it examines a community of women involved in the world of music, including composers, producers, consumers, performers, technicians, mothers, educators and listeners."

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    "The Map and the Territory is an effort to update our forecasting conceptual grid. It integrates the history of economic prediction, the new work of behavioral economists, and the fruits of the author’s own remarkable career to offer a thrillingly lucid and empirically based grounding in what we can know about economic forecasting and what we can’t."

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    "Cette fiction balaye l'histoire de la Sierra Leone, à travers les destinées de Djamil le Libanais, Kaanda la Nupe ou encore Yan le Français qui se retrouvent parfois autour des tables du Nelsons' bar de Lumley beach"

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    “This pioneering study offers detailed analysis of the impact of photographys birth on the classical art form of painting. Photography divided opinion in its early years; some saw it as an invaluable tool in the enhancement of artistic reproductions, while many believed it to be too mechanical to be associated with the grand concept of Art. Covering portraiture, landscapes, nudes, tableaux vivants, and still lifes, this richly-illustrated volume showcases some of the earliest photographic works alongside paintings that challenged, resisted, or were influenced by the emergence of photography in the first half of the nineteenth century. Author Dominique de Font-Réaulx examines the birth of photography in this period, its first forays into the public domain, and the organizations set up to preserve and defend it against a raft of criticism. The influence of figures such as Daguerre (creator of the daguerreotype, and originally a painter himself), Nièpce, and Hippolyte Bayard is charted, as the idea of accurately replicating images seen by the human eye gradually became a very real possibility. Imperfections, for so long erased by painters seeking to capture an idealized version of the body, were laid bare by an invention that captured even the minutest details. Featuring an engaging text accompanied by a rich selection of illustrations, Painting and Photography explores not only photographys fight for recognition, but its impact on painters of the day, challenging them to devise new ways of capturing the human form.”

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    "L'auteur reconstitue l'histoire et le destin du peuple arménien à partir de témoignages et de souvenirs d'enfance d'Arméniens arrivés en Roumanie après l'exode consécutif au génocide de 1915 jusqu'à leur exil sous le régime communiste. Des récits de vie imprégnés de la tragédie arménienne mais aussi de la tragédie roumaine."

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    "Le catalogue est construit en forme d'abécédaire, d'Amitié à Wouhouhou, en passant par Idéfix et Sanglier. Les parcours d'Uderzo et Goscinny, l'évolution graphique ou encore les célèbres jeux de mots y sont analysés. Spécialistes de la bande dessinée et proches témoins livrent les secrets de cette aventure éditoriale."

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    “Spike Lee has written, directed, produced and acted in dozens of films that present an expansive, nuanced, proudly opinionated, and richly multifaceted portrait of American society. As the only African–American filmmaker ever to establish a world–class career, Lee has paid acute attention to the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities. But white men and women also play important roles in his movies, and his interest in class, race, and urban life hasn’t prevented his films from ranging over broad swaths of the American scene in stories as diverse as the audiences who view them. His defining trait is a willingness to raise hard questions about contemporary America without pretending to have easy answers; his pictures are designed to challenge and provoke us, not ease our minds or pacify our emotions. The opening words of his 1989 masterpiece Do the Right Thing present his core message in two emphatic syllables: “Wake up!” Spike Lee’s America is a vibrant and provocative engagement not only with the work of a great filmmaker, but also with American society and politics.”

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    „Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm sind weit mehr als die bekanntesten Märchenerzähler der Deutschen. Tatsächlich zählten die berühmten Brüder zu den produktivsten Sprachforschern ihres Jahrhunderts. Pünktlich zur Ausstellung Expedition Grimm des Landes Hessen (April - September 2013) erscheint der vorliegende, von namhaften Sprachhistorikern und Grimm-Forschern erarbeitete Band. Das Buch gibt einen spannenden Überblick über das Wirken der Grimms, präsentiert die Sprachkultur damals und heute, vermittelt Einblicke in zwei außergewöhnliche Forscherleben und zeigt, wie ihre Ideen und Konzepte bis heute aktuell geblieben sind.“

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    „In den letzten Jahren hat sich in Georgien eine lebendige und vielstimmige Literatur herausgebildet, die vor allem von jungen Autorinnen bestimmt wird. Mit Lakonie, Scharfsinn und ungeheurer Erzählfreude porträtieren sie Leben und gesellschaftliche Umbrüche in ihrem Land."

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    “Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people-and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein Company-The Private War of J.D. Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century. For more than fifty years, the ever elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye has been the subject of a relentless stream of newspaper and magazine articles as well as several biographies. Yet all of these attempts have been hampered by a fundamental lack of access and by the persistent recycling of inaccurate information. Salinger remains, astonishingly, an enigma. The complex and contradictory human being behind the myth has never been revealed. No longer. In the eight years since The Private War of J.D. Salinger was begun, and especially in the three years since Salinger's death, the authors interviewed on five continents more than 200 people, many of whom had previously refused to go on the record about their relationship with Salinger. This oral biography offers direct eyewitness accounts from Salinger's World War II brothers-in-arms, his family members, his close friends, his lovers, his classmates, his neighbors, his editors, his publishers, his New Yorker colleagues, and people with whom he had relationships that were secret even to his own family. Shields and Salerno illuminate most brightly the last fifty-six years of Salinger's life: a period that, until now, had remained completely dark to biographers. Provided unprecedented access to never-before-published photographs (more than 100 throughout the book), diaries, letters, legal records, and secret documents, readers will feel they have, for the first time, gotten beyond Salinger's meticulously built-up wall. The result is the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century.”

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