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Éloge de l'énergie vagabonde
Author: Sylvain Tesson
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ISBN: 2266178741
Pages: 227
Year: 2008
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" J'irai de l'Aral à la Caspienne. Je gagnerai l'Azerbaïdjan à bord d'un ferry. De Bakou, je cheminerai vers la Turquie par la Géorgie. A pied, à vélo, je ne sais pas encore, mais loyalement, sans propulsion motorisée. Au bout de ma route, j'aurai relié trois mers, abattant le même trajet que celui d'une larme d'or noir de la haute Asie convoyée à travers steppes et monts pour que le monde poursuive sa marche telle. Profitant de cette traversée de terres à haute valeur pétrolifère, je consacrerai mon temps d'avancée solitaire à réfléchir au mystère de l'énergie. Pétrole et force vitale procèdent du même principe : l'être humain recèle un gisement d'énergie que des forages propices peuvent faire jaillir. " Sylvain Tesson
The Long Walk
Author: Slavomir Rawicz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762784717
Pages: 288
Year: 2010-11-16
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MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD! The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir In 1941, the author and six fellow prisoners of war escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk—a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, and untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were everyday feats. Their march—over thousands of miles by foot—out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India is a remarkable statement about man’s desire to be free. Written in a hauntingly detailed, no-holds-barred way, the book inspired the Peter Wier film The Way Back. Previous editions have sold hundreds of thousands of copies; this edition includes an afterword written by the author shortly before his death, as well as the author's introduction to the book's Polish edition. Guaranteed to forever stay in the reader's mind, The Long Walk will remain a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and the universal desire for freedom and dignity. Six-time Academy Award–nominee Peter Weir (Master and Commander, The Truman Show, and The Dead Poets Society) directed The Way Back, a much-anticipated film based on The Long Walk. Starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, and Ed Harris.
Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity
Author: Maria Cerrada
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1849738076
Pages: 432
Year: 2013-11-01
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Antimicrobial polymers are materials that prevent microorganism growth and are needed for many everyday applications from food packaging and water treatment to medicine and healthcare. This new book covers different areas of antimicrobial materials based on polymers including chitosan, polymers with ammonium and phosphonium groups, polymer nanofibers, carbon-based polymer Nanocomposites, polymeric and non-polymeric metal complexes, and biomimetic materials. By combining the information of different materials as well as antimicrobial action modes and applications within one source, the book provides a general summary of the field. Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity starts with a general introduction to antimicrobial polymers and presents the most common types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae) along with the main areas of application of antimicrobial polymeric materials. Specific chapters then detail different polymer systems covering the fundamental issues of synthesis, characterization, physico-chemical properties and applications. With contributions from leading scientists the book is suitable for researchers in polymers, chemistry, biology and materials science interested in an overview of antimicrobial polymeric materials as well as the recent advances in their synthesis, properties and applications.
The Consolations of the Forest
Author: Sylvain Tesson
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847841405
Pages: 244
Year: 2013-10-01
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A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia’s Lake Baikal, a full day’s hike from any "neighbor," with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs, and many bottles of vodka for company. Writing from February to July, he shares his deep appreciation for the harsh but beautiful land, the resilient men and women who populate it, and the bizarre and tragic history that has given Siberia an almost mythological place in the imagination. Rich with observation, introspection, and the good humor necessary to laugh at his own folly, Tesson’s memoir is about the ultimate freedom of owning your own time. Only in the hands of a gifted storyteller can an experiment in isolation become an exceptional adventure accessible to all. By recording his impressions in the face of silence, his struggles in a hostile environment, his hopes, doubts, and moments of pure joy in communion with nature, Tesson makes a decidedly out-of-the-ordinary experience relatable. The awe and joy are contagious, and one comes away with the comforting knowledge that "as long as there is a cabin deep in the woods, nothing is completely lost."
KAZAKHSTAN
Author: Aude Ceccarelli
Publisher: Editions Olizane
ISBN: 288086450X
Pages: 192
Year: 2017-04-18
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Présentés sous forme d’un abécédaire, les 26 chapitres de ce texte abordent le Kazakhstan sous ses aspects les plus divers: tranches de vie, traditions, ressentis, portraits, culture, découvertes, rencontres, visites, etc. Le ton est léger tout en étant didactique, et l’auteure s’adresse à elle-même en se tutoyant, ce qui donne du relief à sa narration. Ce voyage insolite suit un parcours à la fois géographique et émotionnel. Le Kazakhstan, pays trop méconnu, y est dévoilé par touches personnalisées, entre récit de voyage et témoignage. Les textes, portés par la voix d’une personne qui a vécu dans le pays, évoquent également l’expatriation, le dépaysement, l’éloigne­ment et la confrontation avec d’autres cultures.
Livres hebdo
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Year: 2008
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L'express international
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Year: 2007-01
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Brazilian Adventure
Author: Peter Fleming
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 081016065X
Pages: 376
Year: 1999
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In 1932 Peter Fleming, a literary editor, engaged to search for missing English explorer Colonel P.H. Fawcett, lost in tributary of the Amazon, with the hardships of meager supplies, faulty maps, and a pack of rival newspaper-men on their trail.
Routes
Author: Franck Michel
Publisher: Presses Université Laval
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Pages: 603
Year: 2009
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Routes. Mythiques ou mystiques, fascinantes et meurtrières, libératrices et oppressantes, chemins verts ou autoroutes polluées, elles ne peuvent laisser indifférent. Ceux qui les prennent n'en reviennent jamais indemnes. Ce livre traite de la route, certes, mais également du voyage, du nomadisme et de l'autonomie. Il propose une anthropologie, personnelle et iconoclaste, à la fois interdisciplinaire et engagée. Une analyse dense des pratiques et usages des chemins du monde qui se veut aussi un éloge de " l'autonomadie ", doux mélange du nomadisme et de l'autonomie. Au-delà de l'usage et de l'usure du voyage, cet ouvrage interroge le touriste-voyageur indépendant d'aujourd'hui sur le sens de ses motivations et de ses actes, il rencontre l'errant sous toutes ses formes, il explore les sentiers plus ou moins glorieux des routes, des pistes reconnues aux itinéraires délaissés. Il interpelle également le mythe du voyage, l'univers du tourisme prédateur, le fantasme du nomadisme, et présente les sociétés actuelles en proie à un sentiment d'individualisme maladif et désoeuvré face au défi de la mondialisation et aux ravages du capitalisme. Cette " immondialisation " oppresse les contemporains comme autrefois la colonisation ou l'impérialisme opprimait les populations dominées. Les dominants ont changé de visage mais pas de méthode, et les libertaires d'ici, les nomades d'ailleurs, les résistants de toujours, sont les premiers à payer le prix de la normalisation politique et de l'uniformisation culturelle. Routes entend analyser l'état du monde du voyage, explorer de nouvelles pistes, décentrer notre regard grâce à l'autonomadie, proposer une anthropologie de la route à la fois engagée et sans langue de bois, bref nous avons ici un essai sur le voyage qui pourrait bien nous aider à retrouver le chemin de l'hospitalité propre au nomadisme et de la dignité chère à l'autonomie. Cette autre voie salutaire est une manière, par l'écrit et la mobilité, de choisir la vie et non la survie. Pour redécouvrir un autre sens du voyage.
River of No Reprieve
Author: Jeffrey Tayler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544277295
Pages: 256
Year: 2013-08-07
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One of today's most intrepid writers chronicles a deadly trek through the legendary region that gave birth to the gulag and gave Siberia its outsize reputation for perilous isolation. In a custom-built boat, Jeffrey Tayler travels some 2,400 miles down the Lena River from near Lake Baikal to high above the Arctic Circle, recreating a journey first made by Cossack forces more than three hundred years ago. He is searching for primeval beauty and a respite from the corruption, violence, and self-destructive urges that typify modern Russian culture, but instead he finds the roots of that culture—in Cossack villages unchanged for centuries, in Soviet outposts full of listless drunks, in stark ruins of the gulag, and in grand forests hundreds of miles from the nearest hamlet. That’s how far Tayler is from help when he realizes that his guide, Vadim, a burly Soviet army veteran embittered by his experiences in Afghanistan, detests all humanity, including Tayler. Yet he needs Vadim’s superb skills if he is to survive a voyage that quickly turns hellish. They must navigate roiling whitewater in howling storms, but they eschew life jackets because, as Vadim explains, the frigid water would kill them before they could swim to shore. Though Tayler has trekked by camel through the Sahara and canoed down the Congo during the revolt against Mobutu, he has never felt so threatened as he does now.
Salvator Rosa in French Literature
Author: James Patty
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813171938
Pages: 280
Year: 2005-01-31
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" Salvator Rosa (1615–1673) was a colorful and controversial Italian painter, talented musician, a notable comic actor, a prolific correspondent, and a successful satirist and poet. His paintings, especially his rugged landscapes and their evocation of the sublime, appealed to Romantic writers, and his work was highly influential on several generations of European writers. James S. Patty analyzes Rosa’s tremendous influence on French writers, chiefly those of the nineteenth century, such as Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, George Sand, and Théophile Gautier. Arranged in chronological order, with numerous quotations from French fiction, poetry, drama, art criticism, art history, literary history, and reference works, Salvator Rosa in French Literature forms a narrative account of the reception of Rosa’s life and work in the world of French letters. James S. Patty, professor emeritus of French at Vanderbilt University, is the author of Dürer in French Letters . He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Abbé Jules
Author: Octave Mirbeau
Publisher: Dedalus Limited
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Pages: 232
Year: 1996
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Part two of Octave Mirbeau's autobiographical trilogy, ABBE JULES tells of a priest's lifelong struggle with his passions. With the realism of Zola and the decadent vision of D'Aurevilly, and reflecting the impressionism of Monet, Pissaro and Van Gogh, Mirbeau's novel presents us with a small boy's vision of provincial France, where family, education and religion conspire to produce a petit bourgeois tortured by repressed desire, violent fantasies, and forbidden lusts.
Les Miserables, Volume I
Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher:
ISBN: 0986400661
Pages: 594
Year: 2016-01-26
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Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"
Suite à l'éloge de la folie d'Erasme, ou lettres d'un bénédictin sur l'école romantique
Author: Charles-Frédéric Sirtema de Grovestins
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Year: 1862
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Jacques Réda
Author: Aaron Prevots
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004323686
Pages: 228
Year: 2016-09-23
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Jacques Réda: Being There, Almost studies Réda’s influential work since the 1950s—poetry, novels, literary essays, short prose, jazz histories. It particularly examines places explored and how the ‘world’s energy’ becomes the ideal dancing partner, poetry incarnate in one’s arms.