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The Ecology of Wisdom

ESSAY COLLECTION | NON-FICTION The Ecology of Wisdom is a definitive collection of essays by a founder of the Deep Ecology Movement and one of the leading philosophers of modern environmentalism. Compiling Naess’s seminal essays, Drengson and Devall provide a comprehensive and accessible portrait of Naess’s groundbreaking philosophy and activism. Through observations and anecdotes, Naess calls […]

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Death Row Dollies: Living with the Death Penalty

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM  Journalist Linda Polman has immersed herself in the phenomenon heart and soul, with fascinating results. This book is impossible to put down. —De Telegraaf Hilarious, heart wrenching, chilling, and on top of that, very well written.  —Jellie Brouwer, Radio Kunststof A fantastic book: hallucinating scenes, masterly written. With the necessary distance, but very humane and extremely […]

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Gods in Crisis (Nom de Zeus)

GRAPHIC NOVEL To understand the French mentality, read Asterix, to approach the contemporary Greece, emerge into this graphic novel by Meliss. […] Like the magic potion of Asterix, the nectar of oblivion, made out of persimmons, will offer a new day to Greece. […] A perfect travel book demolishing the myths and examining the Olympian canons! […]

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The Connection Algorithm

INSPIRATIONAL | BUSINESS Young Jesse Tevelow is on to something. His new book, The Connection Algorithm, is chock full of phenomenal strategies for a better life. If you’re ambitious and motivated, The Connection Algorithm could be your roadmap to success. —Tony Horton, Creator of P90X [The Connection Algorithm is] a combination of Jesse’s self-reflection and […]

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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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The Man Who Brought the General Down (Le tombeur du général)

LITERARY FICTION The writer Julien Green said “life is a novel that needs to be re-written” and Christine Clerc seems to be an expert in doing just that – Daniel Cohn-Bendit on “Social Club” presented by Frédéric Taddeï for Europe 1  In the footsteps of Brisville’s “Souper”, the two characters size each other up, fight and […]

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My Brain is On Fire

MEMOIR | TRAVEL This is Leonard Pitt’s story of growing up the misfit in Detroit in the 1940s and 50s. In a later age he would have been put on Ritalin and paraded before psychiatrists because he couldn’t pay attention in school. In 1962, at the end of a misguided foray towards a career in […]

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