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To Rule Is To Serve. The Political Paradox of the Middle Ages

HISTORY – POLITICAL SCIENCE In the thirteenth century, the founders of religious orders – starting with Francis of Assisi – revolutionize “governance.” According to the Gospel, he who holds the power must be at the service of those he governs, and challenged constantly. A very topical message. “The first shall be the last, the last […]

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The Kiss, Perhaps (Le baiser, peut-etre)

PHILOSOPHY – ART The Kiss, Perhaps inaugurates the Pabloïd series. Alternating fiction, delicate erudition and fantasy, Belinda Cannone interrogates the kiss, this gesture that is both common and wonderful. “To the child in the cradle, the first kiss whispers: You exist. To the beloved who surrenders to it, the kiss murmurs: You are desired.” Through […]

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Hill 3 (Colline 3)

LITERARY FICTION Oran, 1961-1962. The independence of Algeria is approaching. A young Arab teacher at the French high school is immersed in the violence of a double civil war. Hill 3 is both a bildungsroman and a sentimental education. Samy arrives in Oran from his native village, where his parents fell victim to an obscure […]

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As For Me, I’m Waiting For A Penguin To Pass By

LITERARY FICTION After Belinda Cannone and her kiss, François Bégaudeau and pregnancy, it is Geneviève Brisac’s turn to plunge her hand into Pablo Picasso’s inventory. She has chosen to write a novel about revolt. Whether you are human or an animal, how do you arm yourself against idiocy, the authorities, cruelty, violence? Here are our […]

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Distaste (Dégoût)

LITERARY FICTION Written by a scriptwriter who is used to sturdy characters, Distaste offers a highly original variation on the theme of betrayal, as well as a surprising journey into the world of luxury hotels. After a stupid motorcycle accident, young corporate lawyer Bart finds himself forever deprived of his sense of smell, his taste […]

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In The Beginning (Au début)

LITERARY FICTION – SHORT STORIES In this second book of the Pabloïd series, François Bégaudeau deals with pregnancy and tries to answer the big question: how does one experience the idea of becoming a mother? This new book by the author of best-seller Entre les murs addresses pregnancy in its most diverse forms. In twelve […]

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Our Hair Will Turn Grey With Our Eyes (Nos cheveux blanchiront avec nos yeux)

LITERARY FICTION “When you love, you must leave,” Blaise Cendrars wrote. The narrator’s initiatory journey will bring him back to the essentials. Vinau’s debut novel treats the universal themes of love and freedom with sensitivity, talent and emotion. Young Walther leaves the woman he loves and who is pregnant with their child to go and […]

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Change! (Changer d’economie)

Originally published in France by Editions Les Liens qui Libèrent. ECONOMY – CURRENT AFFAIRS Following Le Manifeste d’économistes atterrés (The Appalled Economists Manifesto—published in 2010 with 85 000 copies sold to date and rights sold in several languages) and 20 ans d’aveuglement (Twenty Years of Blindness—Spring 2011, 20 000 copies sold), here is the highly […]

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The Manifesto of the Appalled Economists (Le Manifeste des economistes atterres)

ECONOMY – CURRENT AFFAIRS Crisis and Debt in Europe: 10 Pseudo “Obvious facts,” 22 Measures to drive the debate out of the dead end. Originally published by Editions Les Liens qui Libèrent. Collaborators: Philippe Askenazy (CNRS); Thomas Coutrot (scientific council of ATTAC); André Orléan (CNRS, EHESS, president of the French Association for Political Economy); Henri […]

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Courtray. July 11th 1302 (Courtrai. 11 juillet 1302)

HISTORY This book makes us rediscover how an improvised force defeated a classic feudal army and sheds light on a turning point in European construction. It is the first to focus on the Battle of Courtrai that saw Philippe IV (le Bel) of France and his knights take on a Flemish force. Prior to Azincourt […]

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