Tag Archives: English (UK)

Candy Jaunt (Snoepreis)

LITERARY FICTION Boris is a ten year old who likes comics, superheroes, dinky toys and candy. After his parents’ divorce, they fight fiercely over the guardianship. To escape the father’s demands, Boris’ mother takes him to Spain, where she is from. But what seems like an exciting adventure at the start soon derails into a […]

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Small Almanac of the Meaning of Life (Petit Almanach du Sens de la Vie)

PHILOSOPHY The stages of life, previously well-defined, have now become confused, opaque and disorderly. Can we hope to put back a little (well) meaning? This is the challenge of this book, developed from columns the author had written for Philosophy Magazine over a three-year period. It is a question of thinking out, step by step, […]

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Surrealism (Le Surréalisme)

HISTORY | PHILOSOPHY Surrealism acquired legendary status quite quickly, largely due to the place that surrealist works granted dreams, the supernatural and love. But, from its quasi-magical beginnings- automatic and hypnotised writing- to its slow, post-war receding  it was a constantly evolving movement, which perpetually re-evaluated its manifesto, built bridges with politics in the hope of […]

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The Wood Word (A máquina de madeira)

“Historical novel, right, but well seasoned by a memoir drive. Even if we talk about posthumous memories of a future that has never materialized.” – João Cezar de Castro Rocha, O Estado de S. Paulo In a mid-19th century Brazil, a society based on slave labor and concerned with setting down an indigenous mythology, a […]

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Awaken Your Memory (Réveillez votre mémoire)

Do you lose the track of a conversation, forget the title of a film or the Pin code of your credit card? The loss of memory worries to a lot of people. This book, written by a specialist, will help you train and develop your memory, whatever your age, in a playful and entertaining way […]

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Humor Therapy (L’humour-thérapie)

What makes us laugh? What is the meaning of all the jokes we tell each other? This original book is as much an invitation to laugh, to entertain, to look at the sunny side of life, as it is an invitation to become aware of the hidden meanings of our psychological tensions that humor has […]

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Greek Architecture (L’Architecture grecque)

  If Roman or Roman-inspired architecture is much more present in Europe than Greek architecture, the latter is still very visible through the most various neo-Greek achievements: from the Ionic porch of Saint-Vincent de Paul church in Paris, to the Villa Kérylos at Beaulieu-sur-Mer to the Doric friezes at Loches and Beaulieu, in Indre-et-Loire, the […]

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Come Here So I Can Kill You, Beautiful (Viens là que je te tue ma belle)

This book was awarded the Prix de Flore for young Readers 2007. Clack, clack, clack, clack… I love listening to the noise my boots’ heels on the white marble of my lobby. When I pass the mirror, I catch my reflection, glossy in the silver vastness, repeating itself… repeating itself… ‘til infinity. I stay looking […]

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Lucine

The tale of a woman’s life, from her childhood in Armenia to her old age in Lebanon. “My name is Louise Kerkorian. To my grandfather, I was Lucine, and today, I am becoming Lucine again. I was born in Marache, in the Ottoman Empire, in 1901. I rushed down the glorious paths of my childhood, chased […]

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Romanticism (Le Romantisme)

Romanticism obviously marks, in the history of French literature, the most significant breaking off after that of the Renaissance. Fighting at first against classicism, it gradually imposed a new kind of literature, linked to history, but also freed from rules and characterized by the subjectivity of its authors. While he suggested a more singular work, […]

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