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A History of Racism (Une histoire du racisme)

HISTORY Racism takes many shapes. All of them have an origin, a date and a place of birth. This book aims to examine their numerous genealogies. Skimming through the Greek-Roman world, Middle Ages and the classic period, it endeavours its forms in the XIXth and XXth centuries, from the Dreyfus affair to the Shoah, from […]

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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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Translating Hannah (Traduzindo Hannah)

LITERARY FICTION In 1936, Max Kutner is a Polish Jew who works as a shoe repair man in Rio de Janeiro. Fluent in Yiddish, Max is called upon by the Political Police to act as a postal censor, translating the correspon- dence of other Jews into Portuguese, as the dictatorial Brazilian government suspects a communist […]

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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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Fatal Fall (Fatale val)

COMMERCIAL FICTION – WOMEN’S LITERATURE Two close friends, called “the Daphnes” by their friends and colleagues as they’re both called Daphne and are journalists with the same daily news show, decide to go a 3-month trip through the Middle East. When they’re in Jordan visiting the old town of Petra, a local advises them to […]

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