Author: André Brugiroux
Publisher: Géorama Éditions
Enfin, une nouvelle édition de La terre n'est qu'un seul pays ! Ce grand récit d'aventures qui a tant fait rêver de lecteurs et suscité tant de vocations, au niveau du voyage tout comme à celui de l'éveil spirituel. L'auteur, André Brugiroux, qui n'a cessé de voyager depuis, y raconte comment il a réussi à parcourir 400.000 km autour du monde en stop avec un dollar par jour et sans dormir à l'hôtel. Cela lui a pris 18 ans d'une incroyable bourlingue sans rentrer à la maison. Parti à 17 ans, avec 10F en poche et un diplôme de l'Ecole hôtelière de Paris, il a ramené de cette longue quête à travers quelques 135 pays, une vision nouvelle de l'histoire des hommes, une vision porteuse d'espoir. Un récit hautement rocambolesque (l'auteur a connu 7 prisons et a failli se faire descendre une demi-douzaine de fois) qui s'adresse au cœur de chacun. Car il s'agit plus en définitive d'un tour « des hommes » que d'un tour du monde. Un appel à la fraternité plus que jamais d'actualité, appel qui remémore les fameux chemins de Katmandou, devenus mythiques aujourd'hui. Un ouvrage incontournable, une vraie invitation au voyage et à l'éveil spirituel A PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR André Brugiroux est considéré aujourd'hui comme l'un des plus grands voyageurs de la planète. Né en 1937, il a parcouru et visité tous les pays du monde sur une période de soixante ans. EXTRAIT Je m’étais juré que la dernière voiture me déposerait devant la porte. Chez moi. La trouverai-je cette dernière voiture, en ce jour d’octobre 1973. Le temps était incertain, l’air relativement frais et humide. Novembre approchait. J’avais froid, pour la dernière fois sans doute. Je marchais dans les rues de Troyes, sur les trottoirs humides il n’y avait presque personne, à l’exception d’un flic qui très vite me repéra. Le quatrième depuis Strasbourg. — Vos papiers ! Triste retour ! Après tant d’années passées sur tous les chemins de la terre, j’étais suspect, à 136 km de chez moi, dans mon propre pays. — Au bout de la descente, de l’autre côté du pont, tu trouveras la Nationale. Je ne devais pas m’éterniser à Troyes, il me le faisait clairement sentir. L’endroit était très mauvais pour arrêter une voiture. Je le compris d’emblée, comme par instinct. Je marchai encore vingt minutes, sans m’en rendre compte, sans sentir sur mon dos le poids de mon sac qui me donnait des allures de vagabond, de suspect... J’avais oublié le flic, le sac, le froid. J’étais de retour.
Author: Andre Brugiroux
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
This is an account of an 18 year journey of discovery on the road that took the author through 135 countries and over 250,000 miles. After a slow start of seven years travelling and working in Europe, two years national service spent mainly in the Congo and three years working in Canada earning enough money to strike out on his own, Brugiroux then spent the next six years constantly on the move. As a hitchhiker, using every conceivable type of transportation, he lived from his savings on only one dollar a day. Living with and like the local people, he travelled the length of the Americas, through the Pacific Islands, the Far East, the USSR, the Middle East and the whole of Africa. Jailed seven times, caught up in wars and very nearly drowned in administrative red tape, Brugiroux never contemplated giving up on his quest to experience mankind in all its despair and glory.
Author: Cercle de la librairie (France)
La liste exhaustive des ouvrages disponibles publiés en langue française dans le monde. La liste des éditeurs et la liste des collections de langue française.
Author: Peter Poiana, Natalie Edwards, Ben McCann
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Throughout this book, the concept of framing is used to look at art, photography, scientific drawings and cinema as visually constituted, spatially bounded productions. The way these genres relate to that which exists beyond the frame, by means of plastic, chemically transposed, pencil-sketched or moving images allows us to decipher the particular language of the visual and at the same time circumscribe the dialectic between presence and absence that is proper to all visual media. Yet, these kinds of re-framing owe their existence to the ruptures and upheavals that marked the demise of certain discursive systems in the past, announcing the emergence of others that were in turn overturned.
Author: Keith Reader
This book addresses representations and constructions of masculinity in crisis in contemporary French culture by way of two important concepts – the phallus (largely but not solely in (a) Lacanian sense(s)) and abjection (Kristeva). Scrutiny of these concepts informs readings of a number of texts – literary (Bataille, Adamov, Doubrovsky, Houellebecq, Rochefort, Angot) and cinematic (Ferreri, Eustache, Godard, Noé, Bonello) – in which the abject phallus is a significant factor. The texts chosen all describe or stage crises of masculinity and mastery in ways that suggest that these supposedly beneficent qualities – and the phallus that symbolizes them – can often be perceived as burdensome or even detestable. Abjection is a widely-used concept in contemporary cultural studies, but has not hitherto been articulated with the phallus as emblem of male dominance as it is here. The volume will be of interest to those working in the areas of French, gender and film studies.
Author: Pascal Ménoret
Publisher: Zed Books
'Finally, we have a book by someone who has a robust social science approach to what is a modern and fast-changing society, who has lived in, and thought a lot about, the country, who does not fall into conspiracy theory, who avoids the anti-Saudi banalities of the outside world as much as the pieties of the regime, who, in a word, tells us how the country actually works.' - Professor Fred Halliday, London School of Economics'A treasure-house of precise references and analyses, this book does not set out to provide simple answers, but to illustrate the great complexity of the country and to account for the deep changes it has gone through. Particularly enlightening on the current crisis and the official response to it since 2002.' - Sophie Pommier, Le Monde DiplomatiqueSaudi Arabia is a major piece on the world geopolitical chessboard. Despite the suspicion that has enveloped the country since September 11 2001, Saudi Arabia remains the key US ally in the Arab Middle East, a role secured by its continuing position as the world's largest oil exporter and its ever growing influence in the Muslim world. Yet the country is still very poorly understood. Western observers have rarely been able to penetrate this closed society and its opaque political system. Clich‚s about the role of oil wealth and fundamentalist Wahhabi Islam often serve to further mask the reality. The true complexity of Saudi society cannot be reduced to a mixture of poorly assimilated modernity and medieval Bedouin tradition. This volume illustrates the emerging autonomous - and Islamic - manifestations of Saudi national identity, fiercely reformist rather than medieval, complex and varied rather than merely a justification or support for the rule of the al-Saud royal family. Underlying M‚noret's account is a sophisticated economic history of the Saudi state, from the eighteenth century to the present day, which details all the alliances and manoeuvres that have brought the country and its rulers to their current precarious position.
Author: Christophe Galfard
Publisher: Flatiron Books
"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic." —Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be Wrong Quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph. Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way. Utterly captivating and entirely unique, The Universe in Your Hand will find its place among other classics in the field.
Author: Antonio Tabucchi
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
"An enjoyable, well-crafted little book."—The Complete Review Translated from the Italian, this winner of the Prix Medicis Etranger for 1987 is an enigmatic novel set in modern India. Roux, the narrator, is in pursuit of a mysterious friend named Xavier. His search, which develops into a quest, takes him from town to town across the subcontinent.
Author: Déwé Gorode
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
"The second volume in a new series publishing Francophone writers of the Pacific in English, Sharing as Custom Provides presents a selection of the poetry of Dewe Gorode, the leading Kanak author of New Caledonia. The poems included here are a lyrical tribute to country, home and family, viewed through a lens of nostalgia, pragmatism and regret. This volume includes both English translations and the original French versions of Gorode's poems."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Collins
The highly anticipated third book in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is perfect for the fans who have followed America's whirlwind romance since it began—and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth's Divergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium. The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants. Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!