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To Live and Philosophize (Vivre et philosopher)

PHILOSOPHY In 1991, Marcel Conche accepted to answer in writing to thirty questions asked by the philosopher Lucile Laveggi. These questions are about happiness, illusion, appearance, beauty, war and about politics, faith, unbelief, Parménide and other subjects, and according to Marcel Conche, “I have answered in good faith within the limits of my sincere perception […]

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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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The Secret of the Shrine (O Segredo do Oratorio)

HISTORICAL FICTION This amazingly gripping novel talks about the underground Jews that have lived in Brazil for at least 400 years. A totally unknown piece of history even to most Brazilians! Thousands of Jews came to Brazil during the Dutch invasion in the XVII century, because here they could practice their religion freely, under Mauricio de […]

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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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