Lettre ouverte aux animaux et ceux qui les aiment

Titre : Lettre ouverte aux animaux et ceux qui les aiment
Auteur : Frédéric Lenoir
Éditeur : Fayard
ISBN-13 : 9782213704241
Libération : 2017-05-24

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« Nous assistons probablement, et je le souhaite de tout coeur, au passage à un stade éthique supérieur où la pensée humaniste s’émancipe de son cadre anthropocentrique pour s’étendre à tous les êtres sensibles qui peuplent la Terre. Dès lors, faire preuve d’“humanité” ne signifie plus simplement respecter les autres êtres humains, mais tout être vivant, selon son degré de sensibilité et de conscience. La vie s’est exprimée sur Terre à travers une foisonnante diversité. Puisque l’être humain est aujourd’hui l’espèce la plus consciente et la plus puissante, puisse-t-il utiliser ses forces non plus pour exploiter et détruire ces formes de vie, mais pour les protéger et les servir. C’est pour moi notre plus belle vocation : protecteurs et serviteurs du monde. » Frédéric Lenoir

You Will Not Have My Hate

Titre : You Will Not Have My Hate
Auteur : Antoine Leiris
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9780735222144
Libération : 2016-10-25

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - "On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate." On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris’s wife, Hélène Muyal-Leiris, was killed by terrorists while attending a rock concert at the Bataclan Theater in Paris, in the deadliest attack on France since World War II. Three days later, Leiris wrote an open letter addressed directly to his wife’s killers, which he posted on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his seventeen-month-old son’s life be defined by Hélène’s murder. He refused to let the killers have their way: “For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom.” Instantly, that short Facebook post caught fire, and was reported on by newspapers and television stations all over the world. In his determination to honor the memory of his wife, he became an international hero to everyone searching desperately for a way to deal with the horror of the Paris attacks and the grim shadow cast today by the threat of terrorism. Now Leiris tells the full story of his grief and struggle. You Will Not Have My Hate is a remarkable, heartbreaking, and, indeed, beautiful memoir of how he and his baby son, Melvil, endured in the days and weeks after Hélène’s murder. With absolute emotional courage and openness, he somehow finds a way to answer that impossible question: how can I go on? He visits Hélène’s body at the morgue, has to tell Melvil that Mommy will not be coming home, and buries the woman he had planned to spend the rest of his life with. Leiris’s grief is terrible, but his love for his family is indomitable. This is the rare and unforgettable testimony of a survivor, and a universal message of hope and resilience. Leiris confronts an incomprehensible pain with a humbling generosity and grandeur of spirit. He is a guiding star for us all in these perilous times. His message—hate will be vanquished by love—is eternal. From the Hardcover edition.

Letters to a Young Poet

Titre : Letters to a Young Poet
Auteur : Rainer Maria Rilke
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486113470
Libération : 2012-04-03

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Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Essential reading for scholars and poetry lovers.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Colour Edition

Titre : Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Colour Edition
Auteur : Roald Dahl
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141378558
Libération : 2016-09-13

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Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in glorious full colour. Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world. And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero. The other children in this book are nasty little beasts, called: Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television. Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka's chocolate factory. But what mysterious secrets will they discover? Our tour is about to begin. Please don't wander off. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings . . . Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

The Horla

Titre : The Horla
Auteur : Guy De Maupassant
Éditeur : Melville House
ISBN-13 : 9781612192468
Libération : 2012-11-06

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Our woe is upon us. This chilling tale of one man’s descent into madness was published shortly before the author was institutionalized for insanity, and so The Horla has inevitably been seen as informed by Guy de Maupassant’s mental illness. While such speculation is murky, it is clear that de Maupassant—hailed alongside Chekhov as father of the short story—was at the peak of his powers in this innovative precursor of first-person psychological fiction. Indeed, he worked for years on The Horla’s themes and form, first drafting it as “Letter from a Madman,” then telling it from a doctor’s point of view, before finally releasing the terrified protagonist to speak for himself in its devastating final version. In a brilliant new translation, all three versions appear here as a single volume for the first time. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.


Titre : Galveston
Auteur : Nic Pizzolatto
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780751554816
Libération : 2013-11-21

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From the creator of the hit HBO series True Detective comes a powerful, gleaming-dark thriller rich with Southern atmosphere. Roy Cady is by his own admission 'a bad man'. With a snow flurry of cancer in his lungs and no one to live for, he's a walking time-bomb of violence. Following a fling with his boss's lover, he's sent on a routine assignment he knows is a death trap. Yet after a smoking spasm of violence, Roy's would-be killers are mostly dead and he is mostly alive. Before Roy makes his getaway, he finds a beaten-up woman in the apartment, and sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a crucial decision. He takes her with him on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas, permanently entwining their fate along a highway of seedy bars and fleabag hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pick-up trucks, and ashed-out hopes, with death just a car-length behind. Nic Pizzolatto's highly acclaimed, Edgar Award-nominated thriller announces the arrival of a major new talent for fans of Dennis Lehane, James Lee Burke and Breaking Bad.

Satanic Bible

Titre : Satanic Bible
Auteur : Anton La Vey
Éditeur : Harper Collins
ISBN-13 : 9780380015399
Libération : 1976-12-01

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Called "The Black Pope" by many of his followers, Anton La Vey began the road to High Priesthood of the Church of Satan when he was only 16 years old and an organ player in a carnival: "On Saturday night I would see men lusting after halfnaked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing the organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday night they'd be back at The carnival or some other place of indulgence. "I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out!" From that time early in his life his path was clear. Finally, on the last night of April, 1966—Walpurgisnacht, the most important festival of the believers in witchcraft—LaVey shaved his head in the tradition of Ancient executioners and announced the formation of The Church Of Satan. He had seen the need for a church that would recapture man's body and his carnal desires as objects of celebration. "Since worship of fleshly things produces pleasure," he said, "there would then be a temple of glorious indulgence . . ."

The Politics of Obedience and tienne de La Bo tie

Titre : The Politics of Obedience and tienne de La Bo tie
Auteur : Atienne De La Boa(c)Tie
Éditeur : Montréal : Black Rose Books
ISBN-13 : 155164293X
Libération : 2007

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In 1550, Étienne de la Boétie wrote his classic work of political reflection, Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, which laid the ground work for the concept of civil disobedience, and as such, has exerted an important influence on the traditions of dissidence from Thoreau and Ralph Emerson, to Tolstoy, to Gandhi. Along with the complete text of Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, this edition includes a comprehensive 100-page biography, written by 19th century author Paul Bonnefon, on the life and times of de La Boétie. It was the only one ever written, and it has never before been published in English.

The Passions of the Soul

Titre : The Passions of the Soul
Auteur : René Descartes
Éditeur : Hackett Publishing
ISBN-13 : 0872200353
Libération : 1989-01-01

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: Translator's Introduction Introduction by Genevieve Rodis-Lewis The Passions of the Sou l: Preface PART I: About the Passions in General, and Incidentally about the Entire Nature of Man PART II: About the Number and Order of the Passions, and the Explanation of the Six Primitives PART III: About the Particular Passions Lexicon: Index to Lexicon Bibliography Index Index Locorum

Lettre ouverte ceux qui n aiment pas la politique

Titre : Lettre ouverte ceux qui n aiment pas la politique
Auteur : Philippe Langenieux-Villard
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105081871969
Libération : 1988

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Le Mercredi 23 Août 1944, dans les rues de Grenoble où les troupes américaines commençaient à arriver, on vendait " Le Travailleur Alpin ", " Les Allobroges "... Un peu plus tard le 1er septembre paraîtra " Le Réveil "... Ces journaux allaient-ils constituer la presse " dure et pure " dont tous les Résistants avaient rêvé? ... Il fallut vite déchanter. Des rivalités féroces déchiraient les mouvements et les partis qui s'étaient unis contre l'ennemi commun... De plus, la presse était soumise aux dures réalités économiques de l'époque : manque de papier, matériel vétuste et insuffisant, augmentation galopante des prix. De sorte que la nouvelle presse, en dépit des espoirs qu'on avait mis en elle, ressembla très vite à l'ancienne. C'est l'histoire de cette transformation et de cette déception que nous conte Bernard Montergnole. Son travail montre essentiellement qu'en dépit de la volonté des hommes, la presse de la libération a été soumise aux impératifs économiques qui se manifestaient dans tous les pays libéraux... D'où la concentration nécessaire de la presse, l'absorption des feuilles les plus faibles par les plus fortes. Ainsi petit à petit en arrive-t-on, dans la plupart des régions, au monopole : un seul journal pour toute une province. Monopole qui a pour conséquence la disparition, de fait, de la liberté de la presse et la " dépolitisation " des journaux... Telle est l'évolution qui s'est produite à Grenoble, comme dans bien d'autres villes de France... Cette évolution, Bernard Montergnole l'a très finement analysée... 1er septembre 1945, publication du N° 1 du Dauphiné Libéré dont, jusque-là, seul le titre était imprimé (depuis le 12 janvier 1945) aux côtés du mot " Allobroges ". De 1946 à 1948, le D.L. prend son essor. Le Travailleur Alpin cesse de paraître quotidiennement, le Réveil lance une souscription pour boucler son budget. Les Allobroges et le Dauphiné Libéré restent face à face. Le Dauphiné Libéré finit par l'emporter. Mais avec sa victoire, c'est sous un autre titre, pratiquement le " Petit Dauphinois " qui reparaît. Ainsi tombent les espoirs et les illusions de la libération et s'organise, à Grenoble, une presse à monopole, le système du journal unique. Aussi le livre de Bernard Montergnole n'est-il pas seulement une étude d'histoire locale. Ce qui s'est passé à Grenoble s'est produit à Rennes, à Toulouse, à Montpellier et dans bien d'autres chefs-lieux de région. Bernard Montergnole nous a donné un ouvrage exemplaire, qui vaut pour toute la presse provinciale française. Il sera imité, il est peu probable qu'il sera dépassé.