The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Grasset

ISBN:2246816017

Total Pages:400

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Janvier 2016 : une jeune étudiante à l’université de Venise est retrouvée noyée dans la lagune. C’est le début d’une série d’assassinats dont on ne comprend pas le motif. Elle consacrait une thèse à l’une des principales confréries du xvie siècle, qui avait été la cible d’une série de crimes durant le Carnaval de Venise en 1575, baptisé par les historiens « Carnaval noir »... Cinq siècles plus tard, les mêmes obscurantistes qui croyaient faire le bien en semant la terreur seraient-ils toujours actifs ? Bénédict Hugues, professeur de latin à l’université de Genève, parviendra-t-il à déjouer une machination ourdie par l’alliance contre-nature d’un groupuscule d’extrême droite de la Curie romaine et de mercenaires de Daech, visant à éliminer un pape jugé trop bienveillant à l’égard des migrants ? À croire que l’Histoire se répète éternellement, que le combat entre le fanatisme et la raison n’en finit jamais, et que la folie des hommes est sans limite... Dans ce roman riche de suspense, de passion et de savoir, Metin Arditi se révèle, une fois encore, un conteur exceptionnel.

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Grasset-Rentrée littéraire 2020

Author:Anonyme

Publisher:Grasset

ISBN:2246782678

Total Pages:152

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Booklet de présentation des titres de la Rentrée littéraire 2020 des Editions Grasset, à destination des libraires. Metin Arditi - Rachel et les siens Isabelle Carré - Du côté des Indiens Grégoire Delacourt - Un jour viendra couleur d'orange Nicolas Deleau - Des rêves à tenir Jean-Paul Enthoven - Ce qui plaisait à Blanche Oriange Jeancourt Galignani - La femme-écrevisse Maël Renouard - L'historiographe du royaume Jean-René Van der Plaetsen - Le métier de mourir Pascal Quignard - L'homme aux trois lettres Jon Kalmann Stefansson - Lumière d'été, puis vient la nuit Dominique Fortier - Les villes de papier

La confrérie des moines volants

Author:Metin Arditi

Publisher:Grasset

ISBN:224680440X

Total Pages:352

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1937. Le régime soviétique pille, vend et détruit les trésors de l’Eglise russe. Il ferme plus de mille monastères. Des centaines de milliers de prêtres et de moines sont exécutés. Les plus chanceux s’échappent, vivant cachés dans les forêts. Voici l’histoire de Nikodime, qui, avec l’aide d’une poignée de moines-vagabonds, tente de sauver les plus beaux trésors de l’art sacré orthodoxe. Où l’on rencontrera un ancien trapéziste, un novice de vingt ans et quelques autres fous de Dieu. De l'avant-guerre à nos jours, de la Russie bolchévique à la Moscou des milliardaires et des galeries d’art, l’étourdissante histoire de quelques hommes de courage. Et puis, bien sûr, il y a Irina. Elle fuit l'Enfer, traverse l'Europe, arrive à Paris, change d'identité... Elle est au cœur de cette lumineuse histoire de résistance et de rédemption.

L'enfant qui mesurait le monde

Author:Metin Arditi

Publisher:Grasset

ISBN:2246861438

Total Pages:304

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À Kalamaki, île grecque dévastée par la crise, trois personnages vivent l’un près de l’autre, chacun perdu au fond de sa solitude. Le petit Yannis, muré dans son silence, mesure mille choses, compare les chiffres à ceux de la veille et calcule l’ordre du monde. Maraki, sa mère, se lève aux aurores et gagne sa vie en pêchant à la palangre. Eliot, architecte retraité qui a perdu sa fille, poursuit l’étude qu’elle avait entreprise, parcourt la Grèce à la recherche du Nombre d’Or, raconte à Yannis les grands mythes de l’Antiquité, la vie des dieux, leurs passions et leurs forfaits... Un projet d’hôtel va mettre la population en émoi. Ne vaudrait-il pas mieux construire une école, sorte de phalanstère qui réunirait de brillants sujets et les préparerait à diriger le monde ? Lequel des deux projets l’emportera ? Alors que l’île s’interroge sur le choix à faire, d’autres rapports se dessinent entre ces trois personnages, grâce à l’amitié bouleversante qui s’installe entre l’enfant autiste et l’homme vieillissant.

L'homme qui peignait les âmes

Author:Metin Arditi

Publisher:Grasset

ISBN:224682396X

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1962

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Acre, quartier juif, 1078. Avner, qui a quatorze ans, pêche avec son père. À l’occasion d’une livraison à un monastère, son regard tombe sur une icône. C’est l’éblouissement. « Il ne s’agit pas d’un portrait mais d’un objet sacré, lui dit le supérieur du monastère. On ne peint pas une icône, on l’écrit, et on ne peut le faire qu’en ayant une foi profonde ». Avner n’aura de cesse de pouvoir « écrire ». Et tant pis s’il n’a pas la foi, il fait comme si, acquiert les techniques, apprend les textes sacrés, se fait baptiser, quitte les siens. Mansour, un marchand ambulant musulman, le prend sous son aile. C’est l’occasion d’un merveilleux voyage initiatique d’Acre à Nazareth, de Césarée à Jérusalem, puis à Bethlehem, jusqu’au monastère de Mar Saba, en plein désert de Judée, où Avner reste dix années où il devient l’un des plus grands iconographes de Palestine. Refusant de s’astreindre aux canons rigides de l’Eglise qui obligent à ne représenter que Dieu et les saints, il ose reproduire des visages de gens de la vie ordinaire, cherchant dans chaque être sa part de divin, sa beauté. C’est un triomphe, c’est un scandale. Se prend-il pour un prophète ? Il est chassé, son œuvre est brûlée. Quel sera le destin final d’un homme qui a osé défier l’ordre établi ? Le roman de l’artiste qui, envers et contre tous les ordres établis, tente d’apporter de la grâce au monde.

Juliette dans son bain

Author:Metin Arditi

Publisher:Grasset

ISBN:2246852595

Total Pages:384

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Kandiotis ! Kandiotis ! Kandiotis ! La France résonne du nom du richissime mécène Kandiotis, invité au journal télévisé de 20h pour annoncer le don à la France de deux tableaux, l’un de Picasso, l’autre de Braque, qui portent le même nom, Juliette dans son bain. Est-il possible de bâtir une grande fortune sans se faire d'ennemis? Voilà la question à laquelle Ronald Kandiotis se voit confronté sitôt cette glorieuse annonce faite : sa fille Lara est enlevée ! Qui se cache derrière la mystérieuse « Association des Victimes » qui révèle au public par des messages successifs les turpitudes réelles ou supposées du milliardaire ? En mêlant avec brio l'intrigue policière et la satire sociale, Metin Arditi dresse le portrait d'un homme ambigu, tiraillé entre le succès et l'isolement, le talent et l'ambition, le cynisme et l'humanité. Une grande vie, un grand personnage.

Mon père sur mes épaules

Author:Metin Arditi

Publisher:Grasset

ISBN:2246813204

Total Pages:176

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Un père peut-il être un homme comme les autres ? Metin Arditi évoque le souvenir du sien, mort il y a vingt ans. En pélerinage dans les Grisons, où son père aimait aller, à sa table de travail, dans un bar d’hôtel, Metin Arditi rappelle à lui les souvenirs. Au fur et à mesure qu’ils reviennent, le portrait se précise, le non-dit s’entend, la vérité affleure. Revenant à son enfance stambouliote, il retrouve son père avec des yeux de petit garçon ébloui : un homme toujours élégant, admirable et admiré, héros d’une famille juive cosmopolite. Il revit ses onze années d’internat en Suisse, un inoubliable amour d’adolescent avec Géraldine Chaplin, les leçons de sagesse offerts par ce père qu’il voyait à peine, et notamment : « Les livres, c’est autre chose. » Au fil de l’écriture, il revient sur l'éloignement et ses déchirures, l’affrontement sur la question juive, et la quête de l’estime d’un père qu’il continue de chercher après sa mort. Un récit bouleversant, d'homme à homme.

Dear Reader

Author:Paul Fournel

Publisher:Pushkin Press

ISBN:1782270914

Total Pages:176

Viewed:651

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There's a lot of good to be said about publishing, mainly about the food. The books, though - Robert Dubois feels as if he's read the books, but still they keep coming back to him, the same old books just by new authors. Maybe he's ready to settle into the end of his career, like it's a tipsy afternoon after a working lunch. But then he is confronted with a gift: a piece of technology, a gizmo, a reader... Dear Reader takes a wry, affectionate look at the world of publishing, books and authors, and is a very funny, moving story about the passing of the old and the excitement of the new. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment

Author:Laura Sampietro-Colom,Janet Martin

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3319392050

Total Pages:397

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A timely work describing how localized hospital-based health technology assessment (HB-HTA) complements general, ‘arms-length’ HTA agency efforts, and what has been the collective global impact of HB-HTA across the globe. While HB-HTA has gained significant momentum over the past few years, expertise in the field, and information on the operation and organization of HB-HTA, has been scattered. This book serves to bring this information together to inform those who are currently working in the field of HTA at the hospital, regional, national or global level. In addition, this book is intended for decision-makers and policy-makers with a stake in determining the uptake and decommissioning of new and established technologies in the hospital setting. HTA has traditionally been performed at the National/Regional level by HTA Agencies, typically linked to governments. Yet hospitals are the main entry door for most health technologies (HTs). Hospital decision-makers must undertake multiple high stakes investment and disinvestment decisions annually for innovative HTs, usually without adequate information. Despite the existence of arms-length HTA Agencies, inadequate information is available to hospital decision-makers either because relevant HTA reports are not yet released at the time of entry of new technologies to the field, or because even when the report exists, the information contained is insufficient to clarify the contextualized informational needs of hospital decision makers. Therefore, there has recently been a rising trend toward hospital-based HTA units and programs. These units/programs complement the work of National/Regional HTA Agencies by providing the key and relevant evidence needed by hospital decision makers in their specific hospital context, and within required decision-making timelines. The emergence of HB-HTA is creating a comprehensive HTA ecosystem across health care levels, which creates better bridges for knowledge translation through relevance and timeliness.

The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent

Author:Lionel Trilling

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:1466832142

Total Pages:576

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A landmark reissue of a great teacher's finest work Lionel Trilling was, during his lifetime, generally acknowledged to be one of the finest essayists in the English language, the heir of Hazlitt and the peer of Orwell. Since his death in 1974, his work has been discussed and hotly debated, yet today, when writers and critics claim to be "for" or "against" his interpretations, they can hardly be well acquainted with them, for his work has been largely out of print for years. With this re-publication of Trilling's finest essays, Leon Wieseltier offers readers of many new generations a rich overview of Trilling's achievement. The essays collected here include justly celebrated masterpieces--on Mansfield Park and on "Why We Read Jane Austen"; on Twain, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Isaac Babel; on Keats, Wordsworth, Eliot, Frost; on "Art and Neurosis"; and the famous Preface to Trilling's book The Liberal Imagination. This exhilarating work has much to teach readers who may have been encouraged to adopt simpler systems of meaning, or were taught to exchange the ideals of reason and individuality for those of enthusiasm and the false romance of group identity. Trilling's remarkable essays show a critic who was philosophically motivated and textually responsible, alive to history but not in thrall to it, exercised by art but not worshipful of it, consecrated to ideas but suspicious of theory.

Octavio's Journey

Author:Miguel Bonnefoy

Publisher:Gallic Books

ISBN:1910477419

Total Pages:300

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A chance meeting in the local pharmacy transforms the life of lonely, illiterate Octavio. He begins reading lessons and finds love and happiness for the very first time. But Octavio’s destiny lies elsewhere, as he will discover on a journey into the Venezuelan rainforest. Shortlisted for the Goncourt first novel award, this short but epic fable is both a hymn to Venezuela and the magical story of an extraordinary hero.

Fragments of an Infinite Memory

Author:Maël Renouard

Publisher:New York Review of Books

ISBN:1681372819

Total Pages:232

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“One day, as I was daydreaming on the boulevard Beaumarchais, I had the idea—it came and went in a flash, almost in spite of myself—of doing a Google search to find out what I had been up to and where I had been the previous evening, since my own recollections were confused.” So begins MaeÅNl Renouard’s Fragments of an Infinite Memory, a provocative and elegant inquiry into life in a wireless world. Renouard is old enough to remember life before the Internet but young enough to have fully accommodated his life to the Internet and the gadgets that support it. Here this young philosopher, novelist, and translator tries out a series of conjectures on how human experience, especially the sense of self, is being changed by our continual engagement with a memory that is impersonal and effectively boundless. Renouard has written a book that is rigorously impressionistic, deeply informed historically and culturally, but also playful, ironic, personal, and formally adventurous, a book that withstands comparison to the best of Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard.

Grey Mask

Author:Patricia Wentworth

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN:1444718983

Total Pages:336

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CLASSIC GOLDEN AGE MYSTERY PERFECT FOR FANS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE Miss Silver must foil a plot to murder a beautiful young heiress 'Ranks with the best of the golden-age detectives' Daily Mail Furious at being jilted at the altar by his once-fiancé Margaret Langton, Charles Moray left England behind him. Now, four years later, he returns to his family home, only to find it unlocked and with a light burning in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, Charles soon discovers that a criminal gang has been using his house to plan a vicious crime. The target is the beautiful Margot Standing, who is due to inherit a considerable fortune. And what's more he recognises the voices of one of the conspirators - his lost love Margaret Langton. How did Margaret come to be involved? And who is the terrifying masked man who has her in his thrall? Charles contacts Miss Silver to unravel the mysteries of the case and, if she can, save Margot Standings life. 'A first-rate storyteller' Daily Telegraph 'You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver' Observer 'Miss Silver is marvellous' Daily Mail 'Better than Miss Marple' Mary Stewart 'A particular favourite' Andrew Taylor 'Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying' Scotsman 'Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot' Manchester Evening News

Rodin's Art

Author:the late Albert E. Elsen,Rosalyn Frankel Jamison

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0198030614

Total Pages:680

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The late Albert Elsen was the first American scholar to study seriously the work of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, and the person most responsible for a revival of interest in the artist as a modern innovator--after years during which the sculpture had been dismissed as so much Victorian bathos. After a fortuitous meeting with the financier, philanthropist, and art collector B. Gerald Cantor, Elsen helped Cantor to build up a major collection of Rodin's work. A large part of this collection, consisting of more than 200 pieces, was donated to the Stanford Museum by Mr. Cantor, who died recently. In size it is surpassed only the by the Musée Rodin in Paris and rivaled only by the collection in Philadelphia. In scope the collection is unique in having been carefully selected to present a balanced view of Rodin's work throughout his life. Rodin's Art encompasses a lifetime's thoughts on Rodin's career, surveying the artist's accomplishments through the detailed discussion of each object in the collection. It will begin with essays on the formation of the collection, the reception of Rodin's work, and his casting techniques. The entries that follow are arranged topically and include extensive discussions of Rodin's major projects.

La Femme de Gilles

Author:Madeleine Bourdouxhe

Publisher:Melville House

ISBN:1612195881

Total Pages:144

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"A haunting, slim novel which has the mesmeric inevitability of a classical tragedy." --Independent on Sunday La Femme de Gilles tells the story of a fatal love triangle—written on the eve of World War II. Set among the dusty lanes and rolling valleys of rural 1930s Belgium, La Femme de Gilles is the tale of a young mother, Elisa, whose world is overturned when she discovers that her husband, Gilles, has fallen in love with her younger sister, Victorine. Devastated, Elisa unravels. As controlled as Elena Ferrante's The Days of Abandonment and as propulsive as Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation, La Femme de Gilles is a hauntingly contemporary story of desperation and lust and obsession, from an essential early-feminist writer. Just after her novel was first published in 1937, Madeleine Bourdouxhe disassociated herself from her publisher (which had been taken over by the Nazis) and spent most of World War II in Brussels, actively working for the resistance. Though she continued to write, her work was largely overlooked by history . . . until now.

The Dutch Wife

Author:Ellen Keith

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:1443454273

Total Pages:384

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Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labour camp or—for a chance at survival—to join the camp brothel. On the other side of the barbed wire, SS officer Karl Müller arrives at the camp hoping to live up to his father’s expectations of wartime glory. But faced with a brutal routine of overseeing executions and punishments, he longs for an escape. When he encounters the newly arrived Marijke, this meeting changes their lives forever. Woven into the narrative across space and time is Luciano Wagner’s ordeal in 1977 Buenos Aires, during the heat of the Argentine Dirty War. In his struggle to endure military captivity, he searches for ways to resist from a prison cell he may never leave. From the Netherlands to Germany to Argentina, The Dutch Wife braids together the stories of three individuals who share a dark secret and are entangled in two of the most oppressive reigns of terror in modern history. This is a novel about the blurred lines between love and lust, abuse and resistance, and right and wrong, as well as the capacity for ordinary people to persevere and do the unthinkable in extraordinary circumstances.

When I Was Five I Killed Myself

Author:Howard Buten

Publisher:ABRAMS

ISBN:1468309951

Total Pages:192

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“[A] graceful and brilliant novel . . . leads the reader on a journey through childhood autism that proves enlightening as well as fascinating.” —ForeWord Magazine Burton Rembrandt has the sort of perspective on life that is almost impossible for adults to understand: the perspective of an eight-year-old. And to Burt, his parents and teachers seem to be speaking a language he cannot understand. This is Burt’s story as written in pencil on the walls of the Quiet Room in the Children’s Trust Residence Center, where he lands after expressing his ardent feelings for a classmate. It begins: When I was five I killed myself . . . In this rediscovered modern classic from “one of France’s best-loved contemporary writers,” Howard Buten renders with astounding insight and wry language the tale of a troubled—or perhaps just perfectly normal—young boy testing the boundaries of love and life (Time). “Buten uses his wit like a whip to get at the heart of this boy’s own story . . . bringing some shock and some power to that delicate line between youth and the rest of the world.” —The Austin Chronicle “This psychologically intense tale moves quickly, and the difficult task of creating a child’s voice with authenticity and depth proves Buten a gifted stylist and storyteller . . . [an] imaginative and provocative book.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Certainly Buten offers some insight into a troubled child’s mind.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock's Shower

Author:Robert Graysmith

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:110118518X

Total Pages:336

Viewed:1566

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Marli Renfro was Janet Leigh's body double in the Hitchcock classic Psycho. When she disappeared, it was believed she was the victim of a serial killer. It was a mystery that took decades to solve-and a crime that could only have happened in Hollywood.

The Portrait

Author:Iain Pears

Publisher:Vintage Canada

ISBN:0307370879

Total Pages:176

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After the dazzling achievement of his bestsellers An Instance of the Fingerpost (“May well be the best historical mystery ever written.” —The Boston Globe) and The Dream of Scipio (“A virtuoso display of craftsmanship.” —Maclean’s), Iain Pears returns with a stunning novel of suspense and revenge. An influential art critic in the early years of the twentieth century journeys from London to the remote island of Houat, off France’s northwest coast, to sit for a portrait painted by an old friend, a gifted, once acclaimed artist living in self-imposed exile. Over the course of the sitting, the painter recalls their years of friendship, the double-edged gift of the critic’s patronage, the power he wielded over aspiring artists, and his apparent callousness in anointing the careers of some and devastating the lives of others. The balance of power between the two men shifts dramatically — and ominously — as the critic becomes a passive subject; and as the painter slowly captures the character of the man on canvas, we discover why he left London suddenly and mysteriously at the height of his success and why now, with dark determination, he has taken on this unusual commission. Set against the dramatic, untamed landscape of Brittany, during one of the most explosive periods in art history, The Portrait is rich with atmosphere and suggestion, and psychological complexity. With the marvellous detail of a miniature, it brings to the fore the great artistic figures of the late nineteenth century, and their ambitions and desires. And it is a novel you will want to begin again immediately after turning the last chilling page, to read once more with a watchful eye and appreciate the hand of an ingenious storyteller at work.

Doctor Rat

Author:William Kotzwinkle

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1497620635

Total Pages:198

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This World Fantasy Award winner in the vein of Animal Farm delves into a lab worthy of a mad Nazi scientist—but run by a brilliantly sadistic rodent. In the annals of American literature, there has never been a character quite like Doctor Rat, PhD. From one of the most indispensable storytellers in speculative fiction, this biting satire introduces a narrator of learned charm and humor, and a twisted logic that is absolutely chilling. Doctor Rat is a credit to his species. A survivor of the most refined scientific experiments, now removed from the maze, he has become a valued and productive member of the academic community. When he must administer a lethal dose, he comforts his fellow rats with his compassionate slogan: “Death is freedom.” But everything changes when animals worldwide begin to rebel, refusing to accept their proper places in the natural order of things: as test subjects, pets, or food. And only Doctor Rat has the courage to defend mankind from the ungrateful animal kingdom. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “dazzlingly original” and “occasionally quite beautiful,” Doctor Rat is a sly and stylish indictment of fanaticism in mice and men. “A truly imaginative impresario . . . [Doctor Rat] teases your conscience with educated wit and versatile improvisation, not to mention the casual flick of the tail about to be cut off.” —Kirkus Reviews