Author: Jean De Brunhoff
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with a kindly old lady who gives him everything he wants, but eventually he returns to the forest where he is crowned king of the elephants.
Author: Debi Gliori
Publisher: A&C Black
A little fox is in a big bad mood, and is worried that its mother won't love it forever. In this beautiful and lyrical picture book we see a clever and resourceful mother prove to her child that a parents love is limitless - no matter what! In this reassuring and warm picture book the hugely talented Debi Gliori manages to treat the familiar subject of childhood worries in a very fresh, original and inventive way. 'this is an instant childhood classic for anyone over the age of three' Independent On Sunday 'the literary equivalent of a big hug' The Times 'With gentle rhyming text, humorous pictorial detail and themes which can be explored and re-explored, this is a brilliant gem of a book.' The Guardian Brilliantly read by Amelia Fox. Please note that audio is not supported by all devices, please consult your user manual for confirmation.
Author: Georges Bataille
Publisher: Penguin UK
Bataille’s first novel, published under the pseudonym ‘Lord Auch’, is still his most notorious work. In this explicit pornographic fantasy, the young male narrator and his lovers Simone and Marcelle embark on a sexual quest involving sadism, torture, orgies, madness and defilement, culminating in a final act of transgression. Shocking and sacreligious, Story of the Eye is the fullest expression of Bataille’s obsession with the closeness of sex, violence and death. Yet it is also hallucinogenic in its power, and is one of the erotic classics of the twentieth century.
Author: Jonathyne Briggs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sounds French examines the history of popular music in France between the arrival of rock and roll in 1958 and the collapse of the first wave of punk in 1980, and the connections between musical genres and concepts of community in French society. During this period, scholars have tended to view the social upheavals associated with postwar reconstruction as part of debates concerning national identity in French culture and politics, a tendency that developed from political figures' and intellectuals' concerns with French national identity. In this book, author Jonathyne Briggs reorients the scholarship away from an exclusive focus on national identity and instead towards an investigation of other identities that develop as a result of the increased globalization of culture. Popular music, at once individual and communal, fixed and plastic, offers an illuminating window into such transformations in social structures through the ways in which musicians, musical consumers, and critical intermediaries re-imagined themselves as part of novel cultural communities, whether local, national, or supranational in nature. Briggs argues that national identity was but one of a panoply of identities in flux during the postwar period in France, demonstrating that the development of hybridized forms of popular music provided the French with a method for expressing and understanding that flux. Drawing upon an array of printed and aural sources, including music publications, sound recordings, record sleeves, biographies, and cultural criticism, Sounds French is an essential new look at popular music in postwar France.
Author: Lorànt Deutsch
A historian and lifelong Francophile takes readers on a fascinating journey through the ages, revealing a rarely seen Paris, as he, using 21 stops of the subway system as focal points, reveals the often violent events that shaped one of the world's most romanticized city. 50,000 first printing.
Author: Ross Steele, Ronald R. St. Onge, Ronald St. Onge, Susan St. Onge, Susan S. St. Onge
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
LA CIVILISATION FRANÇAIS EN ÉVOLUTION I: INSTITUTIONS ET CULTURE AVANT LA VE RÉPUBLIQUE is a modern and provocative look at French history and civilization from prehistory to the Ve République. Organized into six dossiers, each dossier examines a particular facet of France's development.
Author: Mark Dimmock, Andrew Fisher
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
What does pleasure have to do with morality? What role, if any, should intuition have in the formation of moral theory? If something is ‘simulated’, can it be immoral? This accessible and wide-ranging textbook explores these questions and many more. Key ideas in the fields of normative ethics, metaethics and applied ethics are explained rigorously and systematically, with a vivid writing style that enlivens the topics with energy and wit. Individual theories are discussed in detail in the first part of the book, before these positions are applied to a wide range of contemporary situations including business ethics, sexual ethics, and the acceptability of eating animals. A wealth of real-life examples, set out with depth and care, illuminate the complexities of different ethical approaches while conveying their modern-day relevance. This concise and highly engaging resource is tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies, with a clear and practical layout that includes end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, and common mistakes to avoid. It should also be of practical use for those teaching Philosophy as part of the International Baccalaureate. Ethics for A-Level is of particular value to students and teachers, but Fisher and Dimmock’s precise and scholarly approach will appeal to anyone seeking a rigorous and lively introduction to the challenging subject of ethics. Tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies.
Author: Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Firefly Books
As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.