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Nicolas-Jacques Conté (1755-1805) Un inventeur de génie

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 2296353622

Publisher : Editions L\'Harmattan

Number of Pages : 211

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1981


Book Summary: L'auteur fait revivre ici la vie exaltante de ce génie relativement méconnu que fut Nicolas Conté. Car ce dernier ne fut pas que l'inventeur des crayons ; sa puissance créatrice a permis de sauver l'Expédition d'Egypte de Bonaparte du désastre scientifique le plus complet. Ce livre nous invite donc non seulement à redécouvrir le savant, mais également à observer un homme du XVIIIe siècle ayant vécu les turbulences de son temps.

Une passion alchimique

Author : Jean-Jacques Velly

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Publisher : Dervy

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

Viewed : 1625


Book Summary: Passionné d'occultisme, le compositeur Dino Cercamone cherche l'inspiration en méditant les versets de La Table d'émeraude, célèbre texte ésotérique. Séléna, une mystérieuse inconnue, l'interpelle et prophétise à mots couverts la future oeuvre de Dino. Elle lui insuffle une énergie créatrice fondée sur les différentes phases alchimiques, de la calcination aux noces chymiques. Pris d'une folle passion pour la jeune femme, énigmatique voyageuse temporelle, le compositeur se lance dans un périple picaresque pour la retrouver. Il met sa vie et sa spiritualité en danger à travers le monde et les siècles passés, entre Orient et Occident. Quête de la femme idéale ou exploration de la connaissance de soi, son parcours aux multiples épreuves scellera le sort de son oeuvre, mais aussi son destin. Mélangeant étroitement fiction et éléments biographiques, ce roman initiatique approfondit l'originalité du compositeur Manfred Kelkel et de son oeuvre Tabula smaragdina, dont la partition, constituée de douze mandalas sonores, reprend les diverses opérations du processus alchimique. Transformé en aventurier de l'occulte, le lecteur est entraîné aux confins du réel dans une vertigineuse évocation de pensées et de pratiques ésotériques millénaires.

The Red and the Black

Author : Stendhal

ISBN10 : 1442945095

Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1804


Book Summary: "The Red and the Black" is a reflective novel about the rise of poor, intellectually gifted people to High Society. Set in 19th century France it portrays the era after the exile of Napoleon to St. Helena. The influential, sharp epigrams in striking prose, leave reader almost as intrigued by the author s talent as the surprising twists that occur in the arduous love life.

Good Boy

Author : Elle Kennedy,Sarina Bowen

ISBN10 : 1942444303

Publisher : Rennie Road Books

Number of Pages : 283

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 753


Book Summary: Hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning’s life. Already the family screw-up, she can’t afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs. Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score. But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man? Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not read in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling and a snarky pair of underwear. "If I had to pick two authors who I'd have team up, it would be Bowen and Kennedy" -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover "Everything Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy write is pure gold. Please excuse me while I read this one all summer long." Hypable Keywords: Hockey romance, Toronto, Sports Romance, Romantic comedy, contemporary romanceFor fans of: Vi Keeland, Corinne Michaels, Melanie Harlow, Penelope Ward, Lauren Blakely, Kendall Ryan, Sierra Simone, Sawyer Bennett, Catherine Gayle, Toni Aleo

A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery

Author : Mary Anne Atwood

ISBN10 : 2021082016


Number of Pages : 597

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 317


Book Summary: A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery is a book written by Mary Anne Atwood, first published in 1850. The book was written at the request of her father, who shared the author's interests in hermeticism and spirituality. However, when he read it after publication, and upon discovering it revealed some hermetic secrets, he bought up the remaining copies and burnt them.

A Theory of Literary Production

Author : Pierre Macherey

ISBN10 : 1136805001

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 350


Book Summary: Who is more important: the reader, or the writer? Originally published in French in 1966, Pierre Machereys first and most famous work, A Theory of Literary Production dared to challenge perceived wisdom, and quickly established him as a pivotal figure in literary theory. The reissue of this work as a Routledge Classic brings some radical ideas to


Author : Plato

ISBN10 : 398647000X

Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

Number of Pages : 222

Category : Science

Viewed : 446


Book Summary: Timaeus Plato - The dialogue takes place the day after Socrates described his ideal state. In Plato's works such a discussion occurs in the Republic. Socrates feels that his description of the ideal state wasn't sufficient for the purposes of entertainment and that "I would be glad to hear some account of it engaging in transactions with other states" (19b).Hermocrates wishes to oblige Socrates and mentions that Critias knows just the account (20b) to do so. Critias proceeds to tell the story of Solon's journey to Egypt where he hears the story of Atlantis, and how Athens used to be an ideal state that subsequently waged war against Atlantis (25a). Critias believes that he is getting ahead of himself, and mentions that Timaeus will tell part of the account from the origin of the universe to man.

The Mountain Story

Author : Lori Lansens

ISBN10 : 0345809041

Publisher : Knopf Canada

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 625


Book Summary: Five days. Four hikers. Three survivors. From Lori Lansens, author of the national bestsellers Rush Home Road, The Girls and The Wife's Tale comes a gripping tale of adventure, sacrifice and survival in the unforgiving wilderness of a legendary mountain. On his 18th birthday, Wolf Truly takes the tramway to the top of the mountain that looms over Palm Springs, intending to jump to his death. Instead he encounters strangers wandering in the mountain wilderness, three women who will change the course of his life. Through a series of missteps he and the women wind up stranded, in view of the city below, but without a way down. They endure five days in freezing temperatures without food or water or shelter, and somehow find the courage to carry on. Wolf, now a grown man, has never told his son, or anyone, what happened on the mountain during those five days, but he can't put it off any longer. And in telling the story to his only child, Daniel, he at last explores the nature of the ties that bind and the sacrifices people will make for love. The mountain still has a hold on Wolf, composed of equal parts beauty and terror.

Philosophy of Mind

Author : Jaegwon Kim

ISBN10 : 0429974485

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 386

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 890


Book Summary: This book explores a range of issues in the philosophy of mind, with the mind-body problem as the main focus. It serves as a stimulus to the reader to engage with the problems of the mind and try to come to terms with them, and examines Descartes's mind-body dualism.

Psychology and the East

Author : C.G. Jung

ISBN10 : 1317528816

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Psychology

Viewed : 1734


Book Summary: 'These writings of his are strongly alive; in most instances Jung does not present us with final solutions and last words about any of the great East-West problems, but rather with suggestions for a deeper kind of approach, thus opening up new planes of investigation.' - Journal of Analytical Psychology “My own world of European consciousness had become peculiarly thin... it is quite possible that India is the real world and that the white man lives in a madhouse of abstractions.” C.G. Jung was inspired to write these words after his very first visit to India. Long concerned with the hold that myth and archetype had on the human psyche, it was inevitable that the legendary psychoanalyst would turn his attention to Eastern modes of thought. Psychology and the East collects together many of Jung’s most memorable writings on the subject, including his Psychological commentaries on the I Ching and The Tibetan Book of the Dead, his thoughts on Buddhism and Islam and a full travelogue of that fateful first encounter with India in 1936.

The Memory of Tiresias

Author : Mikhail Iampolski

ISBN10 : 9780520914728

Publisher : Univ of California Press

Number of Pages : 285

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 423


Book Summary: The concept of intertextuality has proven of inestimable value in recent attempts to understand the nature of literature and its relation to other systems of cultural meaning. In The Memory of Tiresias, Mikhail Iamposlki presents the first sustained attempt to develop a theory of cinematic intertextuality. Building on the insights of semiotics and contemporary film theory, Iampolski defines cinema as a chain of transparent, mimetic fragments intermixed with quotations he calls "textual anomalies." These challenge the normalization of meaning and seek to open reading out onto the unlimited field of cultural history, which is understood in texts as a semiotically active extract, already inscribed. Quotations obstruct mimesis and are consequently transformed in the process of semiosis, an operation that Iampolski defines as reading in an aura of enigma. In a series of brilliant analyses of films by D.W. Griffith, Sergei Eisenstein, and Luis Buñuel, he presents different strategies of intertextual reading in their work. His book suggests the continuing centrality of semiotic analysis and is certain to interest film historians and theorists, as well as readers in cultural and literary studies.

Approaches to Organic Form

Author : F.R. Burwick

ISBN10 : 9400939175

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 290

Category : Science

Viewed : 1367


Book Summary: Frederick Burwick's modest but comprehensive and insightful intro duction is preface enough to these sensible essays in the history and philosophical criticism of ideas. If we want to understand how some in quiring and intelligent thinkers sought to go beyond mechanism and vitalism, we will find Burwick's labors of assembling others and reflect ing on his own part to be as stimulating as anywhere to be found. And yet his initial cautious remark is right: 'approaches', not 'attainments'. The problems associated with clarifying 'matter' and 'form' are still beyond any consensus as to their solution. Even more do we recognize the many forms and meanings of 'form', and this is so even for 'organic form'. That wise scientist-philosopher-engineer Lancelot Law Whyte struggled in a place neighboring to Burwick's, and his essay of thirty years ago might be a scientist's preface to Burwick and his colleagues: see Whyte'S Accent on Form (N. Y., Harper, 1954) and his Symposium of 1951 Aspects of Form (London, Percy Lund Humphries 1951; and Indiana University Press 1961), itself arranged in honor of D' Arcy Thompson's classical monograph On Growth and Form. Philosophy and history of science must deal with these issues, and with the mixture of hard-headedness and imagination that they de mand.