Named a Best Book of the Year by The Advocate “Catherine Cusset’s book caught a lot of me. I could recognize myself.” —David Hockney With clear, vivid prose, this meticulously researched novel draws an intimate, moving portrait of the most famous living English painter. Born in 1937 in a small town in the north of England, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist. After leaving his home in Bradford for the Royal College of Art in London, his career flourished, but he continued to struggle with a sense of not belonging, because of his homosexuality, which had yet to be decriminalized, and his inclination for a figurative style of art not sufficiently “contemporary” to be valued. Trips to New York and California—where he would live for many years and paint his iconic swimming pools—introduced him to new scenes and new loves, beginning a journey that would take him through the fraught years of the AIDS epidemic. A compelling hybrid of novel and biography, Life of David Hockney offers an insightful overview of a painter whose art is as accessible as it is compelling, and whose passion to create has never been deterred by heartbreak or illness or loss.

Author ,
Isbn 1590519841
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-05-14
Pages 192
Language English
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A heartbreaking urban romance from award-winning author Paul Griffin Fifteen-year-olds Cece and Mack didn't expect to fall in love. She's a sensitive A student; he's a high school dropout. But soon they're spending every moment together, bonding over a rescued dog, telling their secrets, making plans for the future. Everything is perfect. Until Mack makes a horrible mistake, and suddenly the future they'd planned becomes impossible. In this stark new reality, both of them must find hope in the memories of what they had, to survive when the person they love can't stay.

Author Paul Griffin
Isbn 1101529431
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2011-09-08
Pages 320
Language English
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Ele é meu inimigo… e minha missão. Uma noite – é só o que deveria ser. Uma noite de paixão crua e primitiva. Quando o avião dele cai, deveria ser o fim. Mas é apenas o começo. Eu traí Lucas Kent e agora ele me fará pagar.

Author Anna Zaires,Dima Zales
Isbn 1631424203
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-04-11
Pages 238
Language English
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Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig’s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them and their fortunes change. How he came to possess his extraordinary grasp of the game of chess and at what cost lie at the heart of Zweig’s story. This new translation of Chess Story brings out the work’s unusual mixture of high suspense and poignant reflection.

Author Stefan Zweig
Isbn 1590175603
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-12-07
Pages 104
Language English
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From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes the instant New York Times bestseller (May 2018), an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances. Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect. How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best—a masterpiece of a novel that is both hopeful and hilarious; truthful and wise; tender and brave. Praise for How to Walk Away: "A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." —Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost "If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away." —Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop "Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love "Sympathetic and refreshing!" —Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of The Family Man "I can't think of a blurb good enough for this novel...poignant, funny, heartbreaking." —Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy

Author Katherine Center
Isbn 1466847700
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-05-15
Pages 320
Language English
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On peut brosser un tableau du secteur des énergies renouvelables plein d'ombre et de lumière. Ces dernières années ont vu de fantastiques avancées des énergies vertes, grâce au progrès des technologies et à la baisse des coûts de production. Mais nous n'en faisons pas assez. Fatih Birol, le directeur de l'Agence internationale de l'énergie, estime qu'en dépit des progrès accomplis, il reste encore beaucoup à entreprendre en faveur des énergies renouvelables. Il faut agir avec bien plus de vigueur pour garantir l'accès de tous à l'énergie et pour ralentir les changements climatiques, réduire la pollution et assurer la viabilité du monde. Il s'agit ici du sixième article de la série des " Grandes idées " créée par la Banque européenne d'investissement.

Author Fatih Birol
Isbn 9286140401
Genre Science
Year 2018-12-11
Pages 28
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The less I felt in myself, the more strongly I was drawn to those places where the whirligig of life spins most rapidly. So begins an extraordinary day in the life of Mrs C - recently bereaved and searching for excitement and meaning. Drawn to the bright lights of a casino, and the passion of a desperate stranger, she discovers a purpose once again but at what cost? In this vivid and moving tale of a compassionate woman, and her defining experience, Zweig explores the power of intense love, overwhelming loneliness and regret that can last for a lifetime. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author Stefan Zweig
Isbn 1906548595
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-03-08
Pages 112
Language English
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Imagine being born into a world where everything about you—the shape of your nose, the look of your hair, the place of your birth—designates you as an undesirable, an inferior, a menace, no better than a cockroach, something to be driven away and ultimately exterminated. Imagine being thousands of miles away while your family and friends are brutally and methodically slaughtered. Imagine being entrusted by your parents with the mission of leaving everything you know and finding some way to survive, in the name of your family and your people. Scholastique Mukasonga's Cockroaches is the story of growing up a Tutsi in Hutu-dominated Rwanda—the story of a happy child, a loving family, all wiped out in the genocide of 1994. A vivid, bitterwsweet depiction of family life and bond in a time of immense hardship, it is also a story of incredible endurance, and the duty to remember that loss and those lost while somehow carrying on. Sweet, funny, wrenching, and deeply moving, Cockroaches is a window onto an unforgettable world of love, grief, and horror. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author Scholastique Mukasonga
Isbn 0914671545
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 165
Language English
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'Absolutely, definitively alone', a young Jewish student in Romania tries to make sense of a world that has decided he doesn't belong. Spending his days walking the streets and his nights drinking and gambling, meeting revolutionaries, zealots, lovers and libertines, he adjusts his eyes to the darkness that falls over Europe, and threatens to destroy him. Mihail Sebastian's 1934 masterpiece, now translated into English for the first time, was written amid the anti-Semitism which would, by the end of the decade, force him out of his career and turn his friends and colleagues against him. For Two Thousand Years is a prescient, heart-wrenching chronicle of resilience and despair, broken layers of memory and the terrible forces of history.

Author Mihail Sebastian
Isbn 0241189624
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-02-25
Pages 240
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes the first book in a stunning new historical saga. Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer, who spends his days working at his father’s market stall, is determined to become a merchant prince. Even as a child, he is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming, and brimming with self-confidence. James quickly rises through the ranks, proving himself both hardworking and trustworthy, and catching the eye of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. But when threats against his reputation – and his life - begin to emerge, James will have to prove that he truly is the master of his fate. Through scandal and romance, tragedy and triumph, the Falconer and Malvern family’s lives intertwine in unexpected ways in this expansive and intricately detailed new novel filled with drama, intrigue, and Bradford's trademark cast of compelling characters.

Author Barbara Taylor Bradford
Isbn 1250187419
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-11-20
Pages 448
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Nouveaux Cahiers François Mauriac N° 24 (2016) LES CHEMINS DE LA CRÉATION « L’ART N’EST QUE L’OMBRE DES CHOSES À VENIR » Avant-propos, par Caroline Casseville Comment se débarrasser de Thérèse. Remarques sur la création romanesque chez François Mauriac, par Jacques Monférier Le laboratoire d’écriture mauriacien dans le manuscrit de La Fin de la nuit, par Pier Luigi Pinelli Des revues au recueil : Dramaturges de François Mauriac, par Élisabeth Le Corre . Mauriac pédagogue du droit dans Le Nœud de vipères, par Yann Delbrel Le fils témoin de la création du père, Le Temps immobile de Claude Mauriac, par Caroline Casseville Une école des Lettres dans les années 1930, Audiberti et ses mentors, par Jeanyves Guérin Cocteau et la création, variations autour de « la poésie de théâtre », par Marie Cléren Écrire signifie-t-il témoigner ou se faire comprendre ? Ferdinand Peroutka face à la postérité, par Marcela Pou ová Définir sa propre position au sein du champ littéraire : Marguerite Yourcenar et le roman historique, par Nicolas Di Méo Modiano : itinéraire d’un héritier des « années sombres », par Jean Touzot L’écriture de la réconciliation dans l’œuvre de Sylvie Germain, par Václava Bakešová L’écriture et ses ruses. Lecture de Chevrotine, roman d’Éric Fottorino, par Claude Lesbats La traduction comme découverte des chemins de la création, par Pavla Dole alová INÉDIT Lettre de François Mauriac à sa mère, Claire Mauriac, présentation par Caroline Casseville VARIA Mauriac et Mitterrand, François de Guyenne et François de Saintonge, par Jean-Yves Perrot Maurice Barrès et François Mauriac, lecteurs de Blaise Pascal, par Fenghua Jin Publications 2015 L’année Mauriac 2015

Author François Mauriac
Isbn 2246812836
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-05-09
Pages 272
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Le fils rebelle, Beverly Barton Il lui suffit d'un appel de son père, le juge Carl Bridges, pour que Dylan oublie sa rancœur et décide de revenir à mission Creek. Devenu un habile financier dont tout le monde s'arrache les services, il se sent réconcilié avec la vie et ne déteste pas l'idée d'étaler sa réussite devant ceux qui l'ont autrefois méprisé. Et, notamment devant Maddie, l'inaccessible héritière pour laquelle il a jadis tout risqué. Mais est-il si facile d'échapper à sa réputation ? Pari sur l'avenir, Laurie Paige Susan Wainwright, danseuse étoile renommée, s'est toujours crue à l'abri du malheur. Jusqu'au jour où elle s'écroule sur scène, terrassée par un malaise cardiaque. Le Dr Michael O'Day, le cardiologue qu'elle se résigne à consulter, ne lui laisse pas d'échappatoire : soit elle consent à s'arrêter de danser et à subir une transplantation, soit elle accepte la perspective de n'avoir plus que six mois à vivre, un an tout au plus... Pour Susan, le choix est déchirant et d'autant plus difficile qu'un sentiment ambigu ne tarde pas à compliquer sa relation avec le séduisant chirurgien... 2e tome de la saga Lone Star Country Club !

Author Beverly Barton,Laurie Paige
Isbn 2280268264
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-01-15
Pages 512
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The Industrial Robot-a programmable device capable of executing autonomously a number of manipulations in a production line--opens new perspectives in terms of progress in the mechan ization of industrial production. It ought to be able to liberate man from dangerous, unpleasant and monotonous work. Industrial Robots made their first appearance in the USA in 1962 where they were mainly used in the automobile industry. Since then the number of manufacturers has increased substantially and Industrial Robots are currently finding ever widening fields of application. Anyone wishing to learn something about Industrial Robots is somewhat confined to conferences and their proceedings as these are at the moment the best way to keep abreast of developments in this new and complex field. The "Journees de Microtechnique" take place every two years at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne and treat a different subject of current interest on each occasion. The subject chosen for October 1974 was the Industrial Robot in general. together with its precision engineering aspects. The present proceedings although somewhat heterogenious, provide abrief introduction to this field and record the state of this technique, of a marked interdisciplinary nature, which is in constant and rapid development.

Author Professor Dr. Christof W. Burckhardt
Isbn 3034855303
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2013-11-11
Pages 225
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What does it mean to write “I” in postmodern society, in a world in which technological advances and increased globalization have complicated notions of authenticity, origins, and selfhood? Under what circumstances and to what extent do authors lend their scriptural authority to fictional counterparts? What role does naming, or, conversely, anonymity play vis-à-vis the writing and written “I”? What aspects of identity are subject to (auto)fictional manipulations? And how do these complicated and multilayered narrating selves problematize the reader’s engagement with the text? Seeking answers to these questions, Protean Selves brings together essays which explore the intricate relations between language, self, identity, otherness, and the world through the analysis of the forms and uses of the first-person voice. Written by specialists of a variety of approaches and authors from across the world, the studies in this volume follow up a number of critical inquiries on the thorny problematic of self-representation and the representation of the self in contemporary French and francophone literatures, and extend the theoretical analysis to narratives and authors who have gained increasing commercial and academic visibility in the twenty-first century.

Author Adrienne Angelo,Erika Fülöp
Isbn 1443866113
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2014-08-20
Pages 210
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This French-language book is the first to propose a scientific approach to the Aga Khan's religious thought, placing it in its proper perspective by revealing how the Aga Khan responded to contemporary challenges. It will be of interest to both students and scholars of history, orientalism and Islamic thought and cultures, and to anyone interested in South Asia or in the fundamental issues of religion and modernity.

Author Michel Boivin
Isbn 1136850260
Genre Political Science
Year 2013-07-04
Pages 512
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The 21 studies in this volume, which deal with issues of social and intellectual history, religion and historical methodology, explore the ways whereby over the course of a few hundred years -roughly between the second and the fifth centuries A.D.- an anthropocentric culture mutated into a theocentric one. Rather than underlining the differences between a revamped paganism and the emergent Christian traditions, the essays in the volume focus on the processes of osmosis, interaction and acculturation, which shaped the change in priorities among the newly created textual communities that were spreading across the entire breadth of the late antique oecumene. The main issues considered in this connection include the phenomena of textuality and holy scripture, canonicity and exclusion, truth and error, prophecy and tradition, authority and challenge, faith and salvation, holy places and holy men, in the context of the construction of new orthodox readings of the Greek philosophical heritage. Moreover the volume suggests that intolerant attitudes, which form a characteristic trait of monotheisms, were not an exclusive preserve of Christianity (as the Enlightenment tradition would insist), but were progressively espoused by pagan philosophers and divine men as part of the theory and practice of Hellenism‘s theological koine. Efforts to establish the monopoly of a revealed truth against any rival claims were transversal to the textual communities which emerged in late antiquity and remodelled the intellectual and spiritual landscape of the Greater Mediterranean.

Author Polymnia Athanassiadi
Isbn 135155672X
Genre History
Year 2017-07-05
Pages 394
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Pourquoi penser le biographique? N'est-il pas épuisé? Le siècle passé semble l'avoir vidé de son contenu et de sa substance et l'a réduit à un état d'affaiblissement presque complet dans le domaine des sciences sociales comme dans celui de la critique littéraire. L'enjeu de cet ouvrage est d'affirmer que le biographique déborde la biographie et de considérer le biographique comme une condition du retour de la biographie au moyen de son dépassement. Cet ouvrage rassemble des travaux abordant ...

Author Vincent Broqua,Guillaume Marche
Isbn 1443826294
Genre History
Year 2010-10-12
Pages 490
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In the thirty-five years since B.Z. Kedar published the first of his many studies on the crusades, he has become a leading historian of this field, and of medieval and Middle Eastern history more broadly. His work has been groundbreaking, uncovering new evidence and developing new research tools and methods of analysis with which to study the life of Latins and non-Latins in both the medieval West and the Frankish East. From the Israeli perspective, Kedar's work forms a important part of the historical and cultural heritage of the country. This volume presents 31 essays written by eminent medievalists in his honour. They reflect his methods and diversity of interest. The collection, outstanding in both quality and range of topics, covers the Latin East and relations between West and East in the time of the crusades. The individual essays deal with the history, archaeology and art of the Holy Land, the crusades and the military orders, Islam, historiography, Mediterranean commerce, medieval ideas and literature, and the Jews Given Benjamin Kedar's close involvement with the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East and his years as its President, and his work to establish the journal Crusades, it is fitting that this volume should appear as the first in a series of Subsidia to the journal. For information about the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East, see the society's website: www.sscle.org.

Author Ronnie Ellenblum
Isbn 1351928244
Genre History
Year 2016-12-05
Pages 496
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Although nineteenth-century Egyptian Jewry was an active and creative part of society, this work from 1969 is the main comprehensive work devoted to an analysis and appraisal of its activities. The period under review commences with the fall of the Mamluk regime in Egypt, and the incipient modernization of the state, with the resulting increase in Jewish activity. It terminates with the end of World War I and the new era in the history of modern Egypt, an era of extreme nationalism that led to the undermining of the Jewish community.

Author Jacob M. Landau
Isbn 1317245962
Genre Social Science
Year 2016-04-14
Pages 390
Language English
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