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An Analysis of Love and Other Topics (Analyse de l’amour et autres sujets)

PHILOSOPHY This series of texts is mainly what Marcel Conche calls the “necessary return to the Greeks.” In substance, this means thinking the world according only to our resources, those of reason, by setting aside religious ideas (“God,” “the immortal soul,” etc.), even if modern philosophy (with the notable exception of Spinoza) has always been […]

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The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece (Les Maitres de verite dans la Grece archaique)

PHILOSOPHY The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece are three kinds of characters that are qualified by their functions, in the social and cultural context of archaic Greece, as keepers of a privilege inseparable from their institutional part. These three characters are: – the bard – the soothsayer – the king of justice Their common […]

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The Patience of Buffalos In the Rain (La patience des buffles sous la pluie)

LITERARY FICTION – Short Stories LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR: “This book is simply fantastic, moving, intelligent and extremely funny. It will do you a world of good.”  MADAME FIGARO: “…short texts that have the effect of little lucidity pills. […] From hope to disillusion, the writer perfectly seizes the ambivalence of the human being. Ouch, this […]

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The Practice of Meditation (Pratique de la médidation)

SELF-DEVELOPMENT | PRACTICAL GUIDE ELLE Magazine: Everybody is talking about it, but nobody really knows what it’s about. It all becomes clear thanks to the new book by Fabrice Midal. […] False ideas are swept away, old hippie cliches are swiped away: the author, which has been meditating for 25 years, is a philosopher, publisher […]

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Roma

ESSAY – NARRATIVE NON-FICTION The Sinti and Roma minorities are among the oldest in Europe, with a long history of exclusion and persecution. How come that this group, which is often referred to as gypsies, still causes so much controversy in our society? In Roma Kemal Rijken gives us a unique glimpse into the history […]

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The Love Lives of the Artists. Five Stories of Creative Intimacy

NON-FICTION – ESSAY As the oldest of institutions, marriage seems outdated in modern times, when each individual is encouraged to break with tradition in order to fulfill him- or herself. And so artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo seem to be paving the way toward a brave, new kind of marriage, where spouses would be […]

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Complete Works

LITERARY FICTION – HISTORICAL FICTION – LITERARY CRIME FICTION Most of the books by Sebastien Japrisot were adapted for the big screen. At once a novelist, a screen playwright, a filmmaker and a lyricist, Sebastien Japrisot died in 2003, leaving behind him a literary legacy that had established him as one of the masters of […]

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Among Women (Entre as mulheres)

LITERARY FICTION Sixteen stories – each focusing on a female character and a neighborhood of Rio – are woven together to form a tapestry of the life of a great city, observed from the multiple viewpoints of its women inhabitants. The characters range from Maria, 93, forced to cope with yet another armed robber in […]

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Life Whisperers (Encantadores de Vidas)

SELF HELP – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT With a 50,000 print run just shipped from Editora Record to booksellers in the first week of April 2012, this book is already a huge success in the Brazilian market. An inspirational memoir written by banker Eduardo Moreira, it tells the story of how the author’s life was deeply changed […]

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The Riddle of Qaf (O Enigma de Qaf)

LITERARY HISTORICAL FICTION The search of a woman by a man through the desert, The Riddle of Qaf narrates a simple story that fascinates thanks to the talent of the author to wed erudition with the creation of an intense and touching language. In this book, Mussa tells the search for the fictitious solution to […]

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