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  • Empire, Colony, Postcolonyby Robert J. C. Young

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Empire, Colony, Postcolony provides a clear exposition of the historical, political and ideological dimensions of colonialism, imperialism, and postcolonialism, with clear explanations of these categories, which relate their histories to contemporary political issues. The book analyzes major concepts and explains the meaning of key terms. ... more...

  • Pensées, maximes, essais et correspondanceby Joseph Joubert; Arnaud Joubert; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "J'ai donné mes fleurs et mon fruit : je ne suis plus qu'un tronc retentissant ; mais quiconque s'assied à mon ombre et m'entend, devient plus sage. Je ressemble en beaucoup de choses au papillon : comme lui j'aime la lumière ; comme lui j'y brûle ma vie ; comme lui j'ai besoin, pour déployer mes ailes, que dans la société il fasse beau... more...

  • Discworld and Philosophyby Nicolas Michaud

    Open Court 2016; US$ 19.99

    In Discworld, unlike our own frustrating Roundworld, everything makes sense. The world is held up by elephants standing on the back of a swimming turtle who knows where he?s going, the sun goes round the world every day, so it doesn?t have to be very hot, and things always happen because someone intends them to happen. Millions of fans are addicted... more...

  • Akhenatenby Naguib Mahfouz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of the Cairo trilogy, comes Akhenaten , a fascinating work of fiction about the most infamous pharaoh of ancient Egypt. In this beguiling new novel, originally published in 1985 and now appearing for the first time in the United States, Mahfouz tells with extraordinary insight the story... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literatureby David Hillman; Ulrika Maude

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.04

    This Companion offers the first systematic analysis of the body in literature, from the Middle Ages to the present day. more...

  • Pensées, maximes, essais et correspondanceby Joseph Joubert; Arnaud Joubert; Paul Raynal; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'art est l'habilité réduite en théorie. L'objet de l'art est d'unir la matière aux formes qui sont ce que la nature a de plus vrai, de plus beau et de plus pur. Loin de reléguer les arts dans la classe des superfluités utiles, il faut les mettre au nombre des biens les plus précieux et les plus importants de la société humaine." À PROPOS... more...

  • Where I Was Fromby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    In this moving and unexpected book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history, and ours. Where I Was From , in Didion?s words, ?represents an exploration into my own confusions about the place and the way in which I grew up, confusions as much about America as about California, misapprehensions and misunderstandings so much a... more...

  • The Signifying Monkeyby Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    The Signifying Monkey is the first book of literary criticism to trace the roots of contemporary Black literature to Afro-American folklore and to the traditions of African languages, demonstrating how a heroic and popular character called the Signifying Monkey emerged from a sacred African system of divination and came to pervade Afro-American culture.... more...

  • Poet's Proseby Stephen Fredman; Albert Gelpi

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Poet's Prose is the first scholarly work devoted exclusively to American prose poetry and has been recognised as a pioneering study in contemporary American poetry. Many recent American poets have been writing prose; Fredman has set out to determine why and what it means. Three central works of American poets' prose are discussed in detail: William... more...

  • Mastermindby Maria Konnikova

    Canongate Books 2013; US$ 12.46

    What is it that separates Sherlock Holmes from his long-suffering friend and side-kick Dr John Watson? What makes Holmes such a superior detective, able to piece together clues and solve problems that seem elementary to Watson only in hindsight? And can we - most of us Watsons ourselves - ever harness a bit of Holmes's extraordinary powers of mind,... more...