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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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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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The Love Lives of the Artists. Five Stories of Creative Intimacy

NON-FICTION – ESSAY As the oldest of institutions, marriage seems outdated in modern times, when each individual is encouraged to break with tradition in order to fulfill him- or herself. And so artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo seem to be paving the way toward a brave, new kind of marriage, where spouses would be […]

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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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The Idea M/F (Het Idee M/V)

This book offers a – much needed – new perspective on male female differences. It challenges current popular theory and shows how recent scientific discoveries tell a surprising and quite different story. The writing is accessible for a broad audience while also containing detailed notes and references for the more specialized reader. Upon publication it […]

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I Was Blind But Now I See

Click here to read the full article on James Altucher in Bloomberg Businessweek of November 17, 2011. James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, […]

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After Delphine (Na Delphine)

  Delphine Zomerland has it all: a good marriage, two lovely daughters, a successful career and a group of close friends. However, one day she leaves everyone behind and disappears without a trace. Her best friend Nina is left in despair. Why did Delphine not say anything before she left? And did she indeed leave […]

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Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward W. Said

In engaging with the richly varied and seminal scholarship of Edward W. Said, Waiting for the Barbarians aims to recover the notion of culture as a collective, hybrid and plural experience, in light of the political imperative that rules our present. Bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Said and his scholarship, […]

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The Garden of Departed Cats

A surreal, utterly unique novel. In an ancient Mediterranean city, a tradition is maintained: every ten years an archaic game of human chess is staged, the players (visitors versus locals) bearing weapons. This archaic game, the central event of The Garden of Departed Cats, may prove as fatal as the deadly attraction our narrator feels for the local man who […]

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