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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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I Told You So. Gore Vidal Talks Politics – Interviews with John Wiener

HISTORY – POLITICS The book is a tribute to a challenging writer, one who showed great candour. […] These four previously unavailable interviews […] show him talking in his usual provocative, stimulating, humorous and sometimes petty fashion. Witty quips are scattered throughout. ~ The Telegraph Vidal glows when he talks about politics-that much is evident […]

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Cypherpunks. Freedom and the Future of Internet

CURRENT AFFAIRS Cypherpunks are activists who advocate the widespread use of strong cryptography (writing in code) as a route to progressive change. Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks, has been a leading voice in the cypherpunk movement since its inception in the 1980s. Now, in what is sure to be a wave-making […]

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Sudden Death (O ultimo minuto)

LITERARY FICTION A football manager makes a confession, bearing his soul as he tries to understand why he committed a terrible crime. He does not love his son, who lacks any talent as a player, but out of a feeling of guilt he ends up choosing him as one of the starting eleven, leaving a […]

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The Secret of the Shrine (O Segredo do Oratorio)

HISTORICAL FICTION This amazingly gripping novel talks about the underground Jews that have lived in Brazil for at least 400 years. A totally unknown piece of history even to most Brazilians! Thousands of Jews came to Brazil during the Dutch invasion in the XVII century, because here they could practice their religion freely, under Mauricio de […]

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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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