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The Greek Sculpture (La Sculpture grecque)

HISTORY OF ART From the Charioteer of Delphi to the Parthenon friezes, from the Venus de Milo to the Victory of Samothrace… This book offers a journey through the splendors of Ancient Greece. Sculpting is THE Greek art and, as painting and music have almost disappeared, the only one we can follow in its continuing […]

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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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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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