The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:University of Ottawa Press


Total Pages:398



Books Description:

Claire Martin's autobiography was first published in two volumes in 1965 and 1966. Already a prize winning Quebec writer, the author generated a wave of controversy with this detailed account of a childhood subjected to cruelty and brutality. Her deeply moving portrayal drew acclaim from readers who saw aspects of their own childhood experiences mirrored in its pages; it also evoked resistance from traditionalists unsettled by its exposé of family, church, and convent school some decades before the Quiet Revolution. Written with the passion of one who has known harsh injustices, this memoir nevertheless reflects the steady focus and narrative skill of an seasoned writer. With a richly descriptive style and deft ironic touch, Claire Martin tells her own unforgettable story of a young person confronting and finally emerging from the oppressions of unrestrained malign authority.

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The Flowers of Evil

Author:Baudelaire C.

Publisher:Рипол Классик


Total Pages:259



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Шарль Бодлер – легендарный французский поэт XIX века, ярчайший представитель символизма и декаданса, чьи произведения оказали самое большое влияние на развитие европейской поэзии. "Цветы зла" – это один из самых известных сборников стихотворений Бодлева, в котором лирический герой безгранично печален и несчастен. Чёрные, тоскливые, торжественные и мрачные стихи прекрасны в своей ужасающей красоте. Они пугают, притягивают и отталкивают одновременно... Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

Thus Spake Zarathustra

Author:Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher:Algora Publishing


Total Pages:256



Books Description:

"Zarathustra" was Nietzsche's masterpiece, the first comprehensive statement of his mature philosophy, and the introduction of his influential and well-known (and misunderstood) ideas including the "overman" or "superman" and the "will to power." It is also the source of Nietzsche's famous (and much misconstrued) statement that "God is dead." This classic was due for an update and overhaul. A considerable part of Nietzsche's genius is his ability to make his language dance, and this is what becomes extraordinarily difficult to translate. Aphorist and punster Thomas Wayne puts the play back into this work.

The Wonder Down Under

Author:Nina Brochmann,Ellen Stokken Dahl

Publisher:Yellow Kite


Total Pages:304



Books Description:

'The Wonder Down Under is set to do for the vagina what Guilia Enders' Gut did for our digestive system a few years ago.' - Stylist 'This new guide should be on every woman's shelf' - Emerald Street 'A vital publication - it deserves to be a hit' - The Press Association 'Tells you everything you need to know' - Fabulous The Wonder Down Under explains everything you ever wanted to know about the vagina but didn't dare ask. Learn the truth about the clitoris' inner life, the menstrual hormone dance and whether the vaginal orgasm really exists. The book helps you understand how different types of contraception work in the body, what a "normal" vulva looks like and how wearing socks can change your sex life. Medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl draw on their medical expertise to bring vagina enlightenment to the world. Their no-nonsense approach, written with great humour, makes this a must-read for women (and men!) of all ages. Say goodbye to the myths and misconceptions surrounding female anatomy, this is a timely and empowering book that will inspire women to make informed choices about their sexual health. Listen to Nina and Ellen on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour here: Or watch their myth-busting TED talk 'The virginity fraud':

The Academy of Fisticuffs

Author:Sophus A. Reinert

Publisher:Harvard University Press


Total Pages:610



Books Description:

The Italian Enlightenment, no less than the Scottish, was central to the emergence of political economy and creation of market societies. Sophus Reinert turns to Milan in the late 1700s to recover early socialists’ preoccupations with the often lethal tension among states, markets, and human welfare, and the policies these ideas informed.


Author:Thomas Hobbes

Publisher:Graphic Arts Books


Total Pages:552



Books Description:

Written by one of the founders of modern political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes, during the English civil war, Leviathan is an influential work of nonfiction. Regarded as one of the earliest examples of the social contract theory, Leviathan has both historical and philosophical importance. Social contract theory prioritizes the state over the individual, claiming that individuals have consented to the surrender of some of their freedoms by participating in society. These surrendered freedoms help ensure that the government can be run easily. In exchange for their sacrifice, the individual is protected and given a place in a steady social order. Articulating this theory, Hobbes argues for a strong, undivided government ruled by an absolute sovereign. To support his argument, Hobbes includes topics of religion, human nature and taxation. Separated into four sections, Hobbes claims his theory to be the resolution of the civil war that raged on as he wrote, creating chaos and taking causalities. The first section, Of Man discusses the role human nature and instinct plays in the formation of government. The second section, Of Commonwealth explains the definition, implications, types, and rules of succession in a commonwealth government. Of a Christian Commonwealth imagines the religion’s role government and societal moral standards. Finally, Hobbes closes his argument with Of the Kingdom of Darkness. Through the use of philosophical theory and historical study, Thomas Hobbes attempts to convince citizens to consider the cost and reward of being governed. Without an understanding of the sociopolitical theories that keep government bodies in power, subjects can easily become complicit or allow society to slip into anarchy. Created during a brutal civil war, Hobbes hoped to educate and persuade his peers. Though Leviathan was a work of controversy in its time, Hobbes’ theories and prose has survived centuries, shaping the ideas of modern philosophy. This edition of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes is now presented with a stunning new cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, Leviathan is accessible and applicable to contemporary readers.

Don't Let Go

Author:Michel Bussi

Publisher:Europa Editions


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

From the bestselling author of After the Crash, “a novel so extraordinary it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the first time” (The Sunday Times). Holidaying in an idyllic resort on the island of Réunion, wealthy Parisians Martial and Liane Bellion are enjoying the perfect family moment with their six-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, clear water, palm trees, a warm breeze. Then Liane Bellion disappears from her hotel room. The door to her room is open, the walls and sheets are spotted with blood. A hotel employee swears he saw Martial in the corridor at the time Liane went missing, and he becomes the number one suspect. But then Martial also disappears, along with his daughter. An all-out manhunt is declared across the island. Could Martial really have killed his wife? For fans of Gone Girl and The Fugitive, Bussi’s fast-paced, atmospheric thriller does not disappoint. “A nail biter of a manhunt across the spectacular terrain of the Indian Ocean island of Réunion drives this thriller after a tourist goes missing, triggering a police chase and exposing a cannily-constructed mystery with nods to both Agatha Christie and Harlan Coben.” —The Boston Globe “Suspenseful . . . vengeance proves a common passion on Réunion, as detailed in this twist-filled novel told from several characters’ perspectives.” —The Wall Street Journal “This novel, a multi-charactered French whodunit, squeezes all its frantic action into the 25 square miles of gorgeous but treacherous Réunion Island.” —Toronto Star “A top-notch puzzle . . . A wonderfully immersive thriller.” —Booklist

Wabi Sabi

Author:Beth Kempton



Total Pages:256



Books Description:

The definitive guide that teaches you how to use the Japanese concept of wabi sabi to reshape every area of your life and find happiness right where you are. Fed up with the exhausting challenges of our fast-paced, consumption-driven existence, millions of people around the world are turning to timeless cultural traditions to find true meaning. In this transformative handbook, Beth Kempton introduces you to wabi sabi (”wah-bi sah-bi”), a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics that offers a whole new way of looking at the world. With roots in Zen and the Way of Tea, wabi sabi teaches you to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity, and accept the transient nature of all things. It inspires you to simplify everything and concentrate on what truly matters. Filled with simple yet profound wisdom, Wabi Sabi will help you slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. From honoring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to aging with grace, Wabi Sabi teaches you find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life.

An Atlas of Impossible Longing

Author:Anuradha Roy

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:336



Books Description:

“This is why we read fiction at all” raves the Washington Post: Family life meets historical romance in this critically acclaimed, “gorgeous, sweeping novel” (Ms Magazine) about two people who find each other when abandoned by everyone else, marking the signal American debut of an award-winning writer who richly deserves her international acclaim. On the outskirts of a small town in Bengal, a family lives in solitude in their vast new house. Here, lives intertwine and unravel. A widower struggles with his love for an unmarried cousin. Bakul, a motherless daughter, runs wild with Mukunda, an orphan of unknown caste adopted by the family. Confined in a room at the top of the house, a matriarch goes slowly mad; her husband searches for its cause as he shapes and reshapes his garden. As Mukunda and Bakul grow, their intense closeness matures into something else, and Mukunda is banished to Calcutta. He prospers in the turbulent years after Partition, but his thoughts stay with his home, with Bakul, with all that he has lost—and he knows that he must return.

Happy Healthy Gut

Author:Jennifer Browne

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:272



Books Description:

Millions of Americans deal with daily digestive malfunction and attribute it to genetics or faulty wiring. Jennifer Browne reveals the common denominator present in almost all chronic digestive angst: food. What we choose to fuel ourselves with has a direct impact on every part of our bodies, starting with the digestive system. Browne urges us to own responsibility for our own health and make conscientious decisions regarding the cause and effect foods have on our digestive tracts. Written in frank, humorous laymen’s terms and sharing her own personal success story along with others’, Browne passionately educates her readers on why a plant-based diet is the only prescription necessary for a happy, healthy tummy. Discover the direct correlation between digestive trauma and factory farming; the incredible benefits of juicing, fermenting, and sprouting food; the reason why GMOs lead to IBS; and what ingredients really just translate to “sugar” or “lab-created chemical.” Heal Your Gut is an easy read that is truly important and highly informative for anyone who has ever dreamed of a perfectly functioning digestive system.

SOS mon enfant est dys

Author:Carol Valet,Carol Nelson,Jennifer Delrieu,Claudine Gardères

Publisher:Hachette Pratique


Total Pages:288



Books Description:

Les troubles en dys se révèlent au cours du développement de l’enfant. En France, on estime que 4 à 5 % des élèves d’une classe d’âge sont dyslexiques, 3 % dyspraxiques, et 2 % dysphasiques. S’appuyant sur la méthode Ron Davis®, d’origine américaine et dont l’efficacité est avérée, quatre facilitantes de Dyslexie France nous livrent leurs témoignages de mères d’enfants dys, d’enseignantes et de formatrices de cette méthode. Des premiers soupçons du trouble chez l’enfant à l’aménagement de son environnement et des apprentissages, les auteurs apportent tout leur savoir pour guider le parent dans l’accompagnement de son enfant pour l’aider à dépasser ses difficultés. Des témoignages pour déculpabiliser les proches et les accompagnateurs ; Des zooms sur tous les troubles en dys et leurs spécificités neurologiques ; Des questions-réponses sur tous les troubles de l’apprentissage à l’école et les solutions pour contourner chaque difficulté ; Des conseils pratiques pour aider et faire aider son enfant.

Homéopathie - Soignez les troubles du quotidien

Author:Émilie Teyssieres



Total Pages:144



Books Description:

Angine, toux, aphtes, cystites, fièvre, herpès... ces petits troubles vous compliquent la vie ? 20 fiches pratiques à découvrir pour soigner ces maux du quotidien grâce à l’homéopathie. Pour chaque trouble, ce guide vous propose les meilleurs remèdes en fonction de vos symptômes, puis leurs propriétés, leurs formes disponibles et les posologies à adopter. Grâce aux conseils d’Émilie Teyssières composez également votre trousse homéopathique idéale, à toujours avoir chez vous ! Plus de 150 médicaments homéopathiques détaillés, des astuces et des recommandations vous sont proposés ici et vous aideront à devenir acteur de votre santé et de votre bien-être tout en douceur ! "Un livre de plus sur l’homéopathie ? Non, plutôt un livre moderne qui explique la place de l’homéopathie et son intérêt en pratique. Car si cette médecine est deux fois centenaire, elle a aussi besoin d’un regard neuf et a besoin de s’adapter à l’évolution de la science et des connaissances médicales."