Tag Archives: English (Canada)

Song of the Sea (Le goût du large)

LITERARY FICTION There are some amazing stories in there. Read it! – Jean-Pierre Elkabbach in ‘Bibliothèque Médicis’ on Public Sénat You make us dream. This is a book that makes us dream, really exceptional and very well written. – Philippe Vallet in ‘Le livre du jour’ on France Info Very successful, very beautiful… A delicate […]

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Versailles 1669

NON-FICTION | HISTORY The Sun King died 300 years ago. To mark the occasion, a major new series on Louis XIV will be broadcast on Canal+ in November 2015. Leading historian Mathieu da Vinha provides us with the keys for understanding life at Versailles at the beginning of Louis XIV’s long and flamboyant reign. Versailles, […]

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Crazy for Art (Un fou dans l’art)

MEMOIR The extraordinary destiny of an ordinary bipolar “I calculated that in less than two months, I had spent over fifteen million euros on various purchases of works of art and the acquisition of a piece land next to the sea. And I am not including in this amount expenses related to my billionaire lifestyle. […]

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Amazing! (Surpreendente!)

“As expected and as the title warns us the work is really amazing”. – MTV website “Gomyde’s writing is adult, smart, dramatic, and exciting. In addition, it contains several references to films and songs which greatly enrich the plot” – Recanto da Mi “The author writes about feelings in a way few people can do”. […]

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Three Friends in Search of Wisdom (Trois amis en quête de sagesse)

PSYCHOLOGY A co-edition between Allary Editions and L’Iconoclaste. “Using examples from their daily lives, the participants bring clarity and subtlety to bear on familiar topics such as compassion, gratitude, and nonviolence… The conversations in this sprawling feast of ideas offer a model of engaged dialogue based on mutual regard.” – PW *starred* review “An open […]

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Ariana

FICTION | THRILLER The novel tells the saga of Mark Zanders, a Brazilian journalist, but stateless for all that matters. Amidst the rubble of a bombing which he survives in Pakistan, at the height of the so-called war on terror, he is introduced to a riddle through the last words from his assistant, Waqar: “You gotta […]

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As Long As There Is Life. The New Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 85 Years Old

LITERARY FICTION ‘Groen dislikes complaining oldies, which gives him the opportunity to reflect on the trouble and affliction in the nursing home with ironic aloofness. It immediately makes him a sympathetic, intractable character. Hendrik Groen, in short, is a resounding success!’ – Volkskrant ‘Zolang er leven is provides us with an intriguing reading experience: as a painful analysis […]

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Final Words (Ultimes)

ESSAY “A pleasant but also profound breviary, encourages us to think and prepare – why not – our last words. ” – Livres Hebdo “An anthology disguised into a guide.” – Livres Hebdo “Let’s succumb to the fetishism of the last word.” – L’Obs “Philippe Nassif found in the Emerson’s philosophy the key to personal […]

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Alexandre Grothendieck: In the Footsteps of the Last Mathematical Genius (Alexandre Grothendieck: Sur les traces du dernier génie des mathématiques)

ESSAY | BIOGRAPHY Between biography and investigation, Philippe Douroux’s essay is marked by fascination towards a discipline and a genius. — Livres Hebdo Philippe Douroux devotes a passionate biography for this individual both monstrous and so human. — L’Express Philippe Douroux narrates brilliantly a broken trajectory. — Le Canard Enchaîné It’s not necessary to be a graduate […]

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How to Bore People with Your Travel Stories (De l’art d’ennuyer en racontant ses voyages)

ESSAY | HUMOR “You could die laughing. I read it in one fell swoop in Belgium, where I was giving 80 conferences about my travels.” — Sylvain Tesson “All the common places of travel literature are parodied with a very good humor.” – La Librairie du Voyage “A funny book that makes you want to […]

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