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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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Bioko

  HISTORICAL FICTION – ADVENTURE Last call for passengers for the San Francisco Steamboat to Bioko. You can board straight away, in any bookstore. You’ll set sail to the unknown. Get ready for the adventure, and forget everything you believe in. Because in Bioko…everything is possible. Go along with young soldier Moisès Corvo in his […]

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The Eternals (Las Eternas)

HISTORICAL FICTION Venice, 1908. Gian Carlo Montalbano and her daughter Silvana open up a Toy Shop, “La grotta della Fenice”, right in front of the old and emblematic Corsini’s Toy Shop. Montalbano’s toys are the last generation of automaton that can be found. Their dolls are so perfect that they seems to be made of […]

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The Violet Hour (La Hora Violeta)

LITERARY MEMOIR La hora violeta is the hour that no one wants to live and, nevertheless, Sergio del Molino makes us live it with him until the end, magnetized by his extraordinary ability to put into the right and painfully beautiful words, the atrocius silence that provokes what we don’t even dare to mention. — MARCOS GIRALT […]

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I Told You So. Gore Vidal Talks Politics – Interviews with John Wiener

HISTORY – POLITICS The book is a tribute to a challenging writer, one who showed great candour. […] These four previously unavailable interviews […] show him talking in his usual provocative, stimulating, humorous and sometimes petty fashion. Witty quips are scattered throughout. ~ The Telegraph Vidal glows when he talks about politics-that much is evident […]

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Cypherpunks. Freedom and the Future of Internet

CURRENT AFFAIRS Cypherpunks are activists who advocate the widespread use of strong cryptography (writing in code) as a route to progressive change. Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks, has been a leading voice in the cypherpunk movement since its inception in the 1980s. Now, in what is sure to be a wave-making […]

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Sudden Death (O ultimo minuto)

LITERARY FICTION A football manager makes a confession, bearing his soul as he tries to understand why he committed a terrible crime. He does not love his son, who lacks any talent as a player, but out of a feeling of guilt he ends up choosing him as one of the starting eleven, leaving a […]

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Marcus

LITERARY FICTION The moving story of a group of simple yet loveable people struggling with life, illustrating that even in the worst situation, there is hope. Life has got off to a tough start for eight year old Marcus. Having never known his father he is orphaned when his mother dies. Before passing away Hélène […]

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