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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
À rebours, Against the Grain or Against Nature in English, is an 1884 novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Anti-hero Jean Des Esseintes despises the bourgeois society he lives in and withdraws into the aesthetic and artistic ideals that he has created. Believing the novel would be rejected by both critics and public, Huysman declared: "It will... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Architecture lovers and Francophiles, rejoice. French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans' novel set at the famed cathedral at Chartres contains such detailed descriptions of the site's layout and construction that early tourists sometimes used it as a guidebook. The book is the third in a series of works that follow the religious conversion and spiritual... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 50.95
The act of violence of 9/11 changed the global security agenda, catapulting terrorism to the top of the agenda. Weapons of mass destruction grabbed public interest and controlling the free movement of people became a national security priority. In this volume, Jef Huysmans critically engages with theoretical developments in international relations... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50
Het openbaar bibliotheekwerk in Nederland is een eeuw oud. Honderd jaar geleden was betrouwbare en goede informatie schaars en voor velen te duur. De openbare bibliotheken namen veel toegangsdrempels weg. Sinds enkele jaren hebben we dankzij digitalisering en internet vanuit de huiskamer toegang tot een overweldigend en divers aanbod aan informatie... more...
- Dedalus 2011; US$ 14.57
Cult curio about satanism in fin-de-siecle Paris. Time Out The classic tale of satanism and sexual obsession in nineteenth-century Paris, in an attractive new edition...Strong meat for diseased imaginations (Murrough O'Brien in The Independent on Sunday) This superb new translation by Brendan King vividly recalls the allusive, proto-expressionist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerous areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbours, how we perceive international politics, how governments formulate policies, at stake is not our security but our democracy. Security is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95
In this special issue of Trends in Communication management scholars share their ideas and research findings about the use of the community concept in the areas of knowledge management, organizational learning, innovation, and virtual learning. This fine collection of "community of practice" papers shows a variety of perspectives and applications... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95
The history of policymaking has been dominated by two rival assumptions about markets. Those who have advocated Keynesian-type policies have generally based their arguments on the claim that markets are imperfectly competitive. On the other hand laissez faire advocates have argued the opposite by claiming that in fact free market policies will eliminate... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
Regarded as a study in Satanism, "La-Bas" by Huysmans presents the most detailed descriptions of the black magic and rituals. He regarded Satanism as the only logical consequence of the modernism taking roots in society. It is one man's obsession with a figure in history that practised and perpetrated vilest acts. more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
Delving deep into human psychology, Huysmans explains the formation of a personality and how some childhood deprivations force Des Esseintes to abandon the world and create one of his own. Cited differently as a ghost story, horror story and mystery, the novel is also an expedition in psychology as well as emblem of 19th century decadence of literature. more...