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L'Importance d'être Constant: Comédie banale pour les gens sérieux, précédé de "La première Gay Pride"

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Oscar Wilde

Jack Worthing et Algernon Moncrieff, deux jeunes dandies du Londres de los angeles fin du XIXe siècle, se sont inventé un father or mother et un ami fictif, bien commode pour échapper aux tasks sociales. Pour Jack, c'est consistent, frère débauché qui lui permet de fuir l. a. campagne ; pour Algernon, c'est Bunbury, ami toujours souffrant, qui lui permet de fuir Londres. Jusqu'à quand tiendra l. a. supercherie ? Un feu d'artifice d'humour, de finesse et de mots d'esprit. Satire de los angeles société victorienne tout autant que féerie comique, L'Importance d'être consistent est le chef-d'œuvre d'Oscar Wilde.

Cette nouvelle traduction est celle de l. a. pièce telle qu'elle a été représentée du vivant de Wilde. Elle est précédée d'un lengthy essai de Charles Dantzig, « los angeles premièrte homosexual delight ».

Traduit et préfacé par Charles Dantzig.
Edition bilingue.

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The Rilke Alphabet

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

Ulrich Baer's The Rilke Alphabet will shock and enjoyment validated fanatics of Rilke, intrigue newbies, and persuade all readers of the facility of poetry to penetrate the mysteries and confusion of our world.

The enduring strength of Rainer Maria Rilke's poetry rests along with his declare that every one we'd like for a greater lifestyles in the world is already given to us, within the right here and now. In twenty-six attractive and obtainable essays, Ulrich Baer's The Rilke Alphabet examines this promise by way of one of many maximum poets in any culture that even the smallest neglected be aware might liberate life's mysteries to us.

Fueled through an unebbing ardour and certainly love for Rilke's poetry, Baer examines twenty-six phrases that aren't basically unforeseen but in addition challenging, debatable, or even scandalous in Rilke's paintings. In twenty-six captivating essays that eschew jargon and teutonic learnedness for the pleasures and hazards of unflinchingly enticing with an exceptional artist's genius, Baer sheds new mild on Rilke's politics, his artistic procedure, and his inner most and enduring techniques approximately existence, artwork, politics, sexuality, love, and death.

The Rilke Alphabet shows how Rilke's paintings offers an uncannily apt advisor to lifestyles even in our vexingly postmodern . if it is a love letter to frogs, a complicated short infatuation with Mussolini, a sustained mirrored image at the Buddha, the evasion of the impact of strong precursors, or the unambiguous statement that freedom has to be lived so one can be recognized, Rilke's writings pull us deeply into life.

Baer's decades-long engagement with Rilke as a pupil, translator, and editor of Rilke's writings permits him to bare distinctive points of Rilke's paintings. The Rilke Alphabet will shock and pleasure Rilke enthusiasts, intrigue beginners to his paintings, and deepen each reader's feel of the facility of poetry to penetrate the mysteries and confusions of our world.

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Fassbinder's Germany: History, Identity, Subject (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Thomas Elsaesser

Rainer Werner Fassbinder is likely one of the such a lot widespread and demanding authors of post-war ecu cinema. Thomas Elsaesser is the 1st to put in writing a completely analytical research of his paintings. He stresses the significance of a more in-depth realizing of Fassbinder's occupation via a re-reading of his movies as textual entities. coming near near the paintings from assorted thematic and analytical views, Elsaesser deals either an summary and a few targeted readings of the most important motion pictures, whereas additionally offering a ecu context for Fassbinder's personal coming to phrases with fascism.

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Bicycle Diaries

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By David Byrne

A round-the-world bicycle journey with the most unique artists of our day.

city bicycling has turn into extra well known than ever as recession- strapped, climate-conscious urban dwellers reinvent simple transportation. during this wide-ranging memoir, artist/musician David Byrne-who has trusted a motorcycle to get round long island urban because the early 1980s-relates his adventures as he pedals via an engages with the various world's significant towns. From Buenos Aires to Berlin, he meets a number humans either well-known and usual, stocks his innovations on artwork, style, song, globalization, and the ways in which many areas have gotten extra bike-friendly. Bicycle Diaries is an event on wheels conveyed with humor, interest, and humanity.

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All Men Are Brothers (Bloomsbury Revelations)

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Mohandas K. Gandhi

Famous for his profitable management of non-violent Nationalist resistance to British Imperial rule in India, Mohandas okay. Gandhi is likely one of the so much iconic figures of the 20 th century. All males Are Brothers brings jointly a few of his most crucial writings in one quantity. in addition to Gandhi's inspiring articulation of his philosophy of non-violent resistance and his recommendations on faith and theology, the ebook additionally contains reflections on themes starting from politics, schooling, women's rights and know-how in addition to meditations on his personal existence. Now on hand within the Bloomsbury Classics sequence, the publication additionally contains a word list of phrases and a quick chronology of Gandhi's life.

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Concept and Form, Volumes 1-2

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Peter Hallward, Knox Peden

Concept and Form is a two-volume monument to the paintings of the philosophy magazine the Cahiers pour l'Analyse (1966-69), the main formidable and radical collective venture to emerge from French structuralism. encouraged by means of their lecturers Louis Althusser and Jacques Lacan, the editors of the Cahiers sought to sever philosophy from the translation of given meanings or reviews, focusing as an alternative at the mechanisms that constitution particular configurations of discourse, from the mental and ideological to the literary, clinical, and political. enough research of the operations at paintings in those configurations, they argue, is helping organize the best way for his or her progressive transformation.

The first quantity includes English translations of a few of an important theoretical texts released within the magazine, written via thinkers who may quickly matter one of the such a lot artistic and influential in their new release. the second one quantity collects newly commissioned essays at the magazine, including fresh interviews with those that have been both participants of its editorial board or linked to its broader theoretical project.

Contributors comprise Alain Badiou, Étienne Balibar, Edward Baring, Jacques Bouveresse, Yves Duroux, Alain Grosrichard, Peter Hallward, Adrian Johnston, Serge Leclaire, Patrice Maniglier, Tracy McNulty, Jacques-Alain Miller, Jean-Claude Milner, Knox Peden, Jacques Rancière, François Regnault, and Slavoj Žižek.

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Pulphead: Essays

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By John Jeremiah Sullivan

A New York Times extraordinary publication for 2011
One of Entertainment Weekly's most sensible 10 Nonfiction Books of the 12 months 2011
A Time Magazine most sensible 10 Nonfiction ebook of 2011
A Boston Globe most sensible Nonfiction ebook of 2011

One of Library Journal's most sensible Books of 2011


A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane journey of America's cultural landscape―from excessive to low to below low―by the award-winning younger celebrity of the literary nonfiction world.

In Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan takes us on a thrilling journey of our renowned, unpopular, and from time to time thoroughly forgotten tradition. concurrently channeling the gonzo strength of Hunter S. Thompson and the wit and perception of Joan Didion, Sullivan exhibits us―with a laidback, erudite Southern allure that is all his own―how we actually (no, rather) stay now.

In his local Kentucky, Sullivan introduces us to Constantine Rafinesque, a nineteenth-century polymath genius who concocted a dense, fantastical prehistory of the hot international. again nowa days, Sullivan takes us to the Ozarks for a Christian rock competition; to Florida to fulfill the alumni and straggling refugees of MTV's Real global, who've generated their very own self-perpetuating economic system of youth superstar; and all around the South at the path of the blues. he is taking us to Indiana to enquire the youth of Michael Jackson and Axl Rose after which to the Gulf Coast within the wake of Katrina―and again back as its citizens confront the BP oil spill.

Gradually, a unifying narrative emerges, a narrative approximately this nation that we now have by no means heard informed this fashion. it really is like a fun-house hall-of-mirrors journey: Sullivan exhibits us who we're in methods now we have by no means speculated to be actual. in fact we do not be aware of even if to chuckle or cry while confronted with this reflection―it's our inevitable sob-guffaws that attest to the ability of Sullivan's work.

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The Mind of the Artist: Thoughts and Sayings of Painters and Sculptors On Their Art

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

"A stable painter has leader gadgets to color, particularly, guy, and the purpose of his soul. the 1st is simple, the second one tricky, simply because he has to characterize it in the course of the attitudes and activities of the limbs. this could be learnt from the dumb, who do it higher than the other type of person." -Leonardo da Vinci.

“It is often attention-grabbing and ecocnomic to get the perspectives of workmen on their paintings, and at the rules which advisor them in it; and in bringing jointly those sayings of artists Mrs. Binyon has performed a truly helpful factor. a good number of critiques are awarded, which, of their issues of contract and confrontation, carry earlier than us within the such a lot captivating method the wide variety of the artist's notion, and let us to grasp that the paintings of the nice ones is no longer based on imprecise caprice or so-called suggestion, yet on certain intuitions which result in convinced wisdom; now not simply the mandatory wisdom of the craftsman, which many have possessed whose paintings has did not carry the eye of the area, but in addition a data of nature's legislation.

"‘The brain of the Artist’ speaks for itself, and very calls for no be aware of advent. those reviews as a complete, appear to me to have a concord and consistency, and to announce essentially that the directing impulse needs to be a hope for expression, that paintings is a language, and that the article to be acknowledged is of extra significance than the way of claiming it.” -George Clausen

Get a desirable glimpse into the inventive strategy with this inquiry into what makes artists "tick." The brain of the Artist, by means of famed British poet, critic, and artwork student Laurence Binyon, offers a chain of interview excerpts, costs, and sayings from a large cross-section of recognized sculptors and painters. no matter if you are an aspiring hobbyist with slightly shaped inventive aspirations or a major artist, sculptor, author or musician, this assortment will function an excellent resource of suggestion.

INDEX OF ARTISTS:

Agatharcus, Alberti Leon Battista, Anon (Chinese), Apelles, Blake, Bracquemond, Brown, Ford Madox, Burne-Jones, Calvert, Edward, Cennini, Cennino, Chassériau, Constable, Corot, Crome, Courbet, Couture, Daubigny, David, Louis, Delacroix, Donatello, Dürer, Dutilleux, Dyce, Eupompus, Fromentin, Furse, Fuseli, Gainsborough, Goujon, Goya, Hilliard, Hiroshige, Hogarth, Hokusai, Hoppner, Hsieh Ho, Huet, Ingres, Keene, Klagmann, Ku K'ai-Chih, Kuo His, Lawrence, Leighton, Leonardo, Lucas of Leyden, Lundgren, E., Meissonier. Michael Angelo, Millais, Millet, Monticelli, Morris, William, Northcote, Okio, Pasiteles,

Poussin, N, Préault, Puvis de Chavannes, Raphael, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Rops, Rossetti,Rousseau, Rubens, Shiba Kokan, Stevens, A. (the Belgian painter), Stevens, A. (the English sculptor), Sung Ti, Titian, Turner, Velasquez, Wang Wei, Watts, Whistler, Wiertz, Wilkie, Zeuxis.

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A Natural History of the Senses

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand travel of the world of the senses comprises conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a pro nostril in manhattan, in addition to dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic delicacies and the tune performed via the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . provides the reader the richest attainable feeling of the worlds the senses take in."--The big apple occasions. (Literature--Classics & modern)

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