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Books from the Past, Readings for Today
When you read an ancient text — which is what you do whenever you read anything besides today’s paper or the latest bestseller...
Magic Thoughts 50 stimulating life stories that teach the art of happiness and joie de vivre
The modernisation of psychology through creative moments
The Love-sick Philosopher
A passionate and poisonous love affair in the world of Parisian intellectuals and political activists, in the late 1970s
Loli, the Time Has Come
Loli, le temps venu covers a relatively unexplored area in human relations, uncovering some singular emotions that shake up our usual vision of life. This is a chronicle of passion.
A Delight in Words
Property fills the mouth, Hatred is spit out, Credulity is a good girl, Decision cuts like a scalpel
This fascinating portrait of Proust as a reader offers an illuminating view of his work
The Writer’s Vocation
From earliest childhood we all know how violent, unfair, even inflexible, language can be — particularly when we have to confront our parents’ or schoolteachers’ anger.
Anne-Marie Lugan Dardigna
Women of Literary Salon Feminism and the Literary Salon: Women in 18th-Century France
In France, the struggle for women’s rights is a very ancient one. In the 17th and 18th centuries it found expression in literary salons led by such famous figures as Madame de Tencin, Madame du Deffant, Madame Geoffrin and later by Madame du Châtelet and Madame d’Epinay.
The Babel Syndrome
A philiosophical reflection on the links between science, religion and more broadly the various areas of culture.
Pens and Brushes The influence of art on the 19th-century novel
A meticulous account which goes back to the source of the great classical authors' fascination for painting.
The Salt of Life (Collector)
In this wonderful little book that literally sparkles with wisdom, Françoise Héritier incites us to play a game with our own memories
As Days Go By
A little book of wisdom in the form of a game playing with memories, which causes the little music of life to be heard. A very pleasant read, an invitation to rediscover a taste for life.
The Revolution in Eye Surgery the Journey of a Great Surgeon
The exceptional journey of one of the greatest specialists in ocular surgery. A reflection on medicine and the extraordinary progress carried out in 50 years.
The Valley of Nothingness
An intimate reflection on universal questions, written with the finesse and intelligence we have come to know in Jean-Claude Carrière’s writing.