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The Beautiful Ones

Author : PRINCE,Dan PIEPENBRING

ISBN10 : 2221246616

Publisher : Robert Laffont

Number of Pages : 153

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1859

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Book Summary: L'histoire de l'ascension fulgurante et sublime de l'un des plus grands artistes de tous les temps, écrite de sa main et accompagnée de photos inédites, collages originaux et textes de chansons. Prince était un génie musical, un visionnaire exceptionnel. Sa créativité était telle qu'il embrassait tous les univers, du paradis sexy, brut et funk de " Uptown " aux paysages mythiques de Purple Rain. Mais son entreprise la plus ambitieuse fut de transformer un petit gamin du Minnesota en Prince, l'un des musiciens les plus aimés, accomplis et acclamés de notre temps. Comment Prince est devenu Prince. Cet ouvrage comprend les textes autobiographiques que Prince a rédigés avant sa mort, des pages de prose lyrique qui nous transportent dans le monde de son enfance ; sous forme de scrapbook, on y découvre ses débuts dans la musique, avant la sortie de son premier disque ; une série de photos personnelles illustrent l'évolution de l'artiste jusqu'à son avènement ; les documents originaux liés à Purple Rain – l'étape finale de l'autocréation de Prince – sont aussi réunis ici. Dans une introduction émouvante, Dan Piepenbring raconte sa collaboration avec l'artiste dans les derniers mois de sa vie, une période où celui-ci réfléchissait à une manière différente de s'exprimer et de diffuser ses idées, tout en conservant son mystère et sa mystique. The Beautiful Ones n'est pas seulement un hommage à une icône universelle, c'est une véritable oeuvre de création littéraire, reflétant la vision artistique de Prince, sa voix et son image – son dernier cadeau au monde.

Tics et tocs des grands génies

Author : Mason Currey

ISBN10 : 2746742276

Publisher : Autrement

Number of Pages : 290

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Chaque jour à 14 h 30 pétantes, David Lynch s’installe au comptoir du Bob’s Big Boy à Los Angeles pour avaler 7 cafés très sucrés et une énorme glace au chocolat. Un shoot de sucre qui provoque une avalanche d’idées, griffonnées à la hâte sur des serviettes en papier.À chaque panne d’inspiration, Woody Allen se rue dans la première salle de bain venue, pour une bonne douche bouillante de quarante-cinq minutes.Deux heures avant chaque concert, Louis Armstrong s’administre la même potion magique. Dans l’ordre : miel et glycérine, Maalox et baume pour les lèvres. Un cocktail imparable.L’antichambre de la création est un lieu magique, où chaque objet, chaque geste comptent. De Francis Bacon à René Descartes, de Sigmund Freud à Pablo Picasso, de Karl Marx Agatha Christie, 100 créateurs nous racontent leurs secrets.

Apolline et le chat masqué

Author : Amélie SARN

ISBN10 : 2745966731

Publisher : Editions Milan

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Apolline est passionnée d'énigmes en tout genre et experte dans l'art du déguisement. Et ça tombe merveilleusement bien : une série de cambriolages frappe la « Grande Ville » et des chiens de race disparaissent les uns après les autres. Qu'à cela ne tienne, Apoline va mener l'enquête... Une nouvelle héroïne tendre et insolite surgie de l'imagination merveilleuse de Chris Riddell. On l'adore déjà...

Robot sauvage

Author : Peter Brown

ISBN10 : 2075133662

Publisher : Gallimard Jeunesse

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Un cargo fait naufrage. Rozzoum unité 7134, alias Roz, échoue sur une île déserte. Pourra-t-elle survivre dans la vie sauvage ? Une splendide et captivante aventure, pleine de dangers et d'émotion. Un hymne à la nature et à l'amitié.

Girl Online en tournée. Girl Online, Tome 2

Author : Zoe Sugg

ISBN10 : 2732474665

Publisher : Média Diffusion

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Partie en tournée avec Noah, son petit ami rocker, Penny se sent perdue. Loin de chez elle, tout lui manque : sa famille, son meilleur ami Elliot... et son blog, Girl Online. Penny croyait vivre un rêve. Mais est-elle vraiment faite pour partager la vie d'une rock-star ?

Chroniques du hasard

Author : Elena Ferrante

ISBN10 : 2072871115

Publisher : Editions Gallimard

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Literary Collections

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Book Summary: "Je ne m'étais jamais mise auparavant dans les conditions d'écrire par obligation", confie Elena Ferrante en ouverture de ce recueil. La romancière, dont l'identité n'a jamais été révélée, se dévoile à travers ces cinquante et une chroniques, publiées de façon hebdomadaire dans le Guardian, en 2018. Évoquant tour à tour la société, la politique, l'écriture, le cinéma, la ville, Elena Ferrante parle de son rapport au monde, et nous invite à repenser le nôtre. Son introspection touche à l'universel lorsqu'elle réfléchit aux liens familiaux, amicaux, à la maternité, toujours attentive à affirmer la puissance du féminin.

The Cancer Journals

Author : Audre Lorde

ISBN10 : 0141993146

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 96

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: 'A brave, beautiful book that could double as a handbook to accompany anyone on their journey through cancer' Jackie Kay, New Statesman The Cancer Journals is an intimate, poetic and invigorating account of the experience of breast cancer, from biopsy to mastectomy, told by the great feminist and activist Audre Lorde. Moving between journal entry, memoir, and essay, Lorde fuses the personal and political to reflect on the many questions breast cancer raises: questions of survival, sexuality, prosthesis and self-care. It is a journey of survival, friendship, and self-acceptance. 'Grief, terror, courage, the passion for survival and for more than survival, are here in the searchings of a great poet' Adrienne Rich 'This book teaches me that with one breast or none, I am still me' Alice Walker

Wrecked

Author : Shiloh Walker

ISBN10 : 1101607459

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In the nineties, Abigale Applegate and Zach Barnes were the most beloved sitcom child stars in the world. Then they grew up and left Hollywood behind… Whatever happened to Abigale Applegate? She’s been wondering the same thing. With her Hollywood dreams long gone, Abigale now has a nice, neat, uncomplicated life—until the day her perfect fiancé needs to talk. Dumped, a little more than shattered, and totally confused, Abigale turns to Zach, her best friend since forever, to help her pick up the pieces. He does it with the gift of a journal. She can vent her frustrations and sketch out a new plan. Zach just hopes he’s part of it. Because he’s been in love with Abigale his entire life. When the journal falls into Zach’s hands, he discovers Abigale wants a new man. And fast. Nothing more than a hot distraction. Zach has a plan of his own: He’s going to be that man. It’s his last chance. Abigale might be out to shake up her life, but Zach’s out to reinvent it. Now, all he has to do is convince Abigale that life can go as planned.

Einstein's War

Author : Matthew Stanley

ISBN10 : 0241985625

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Science

Viewed : 1865

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Book Summary: 'Deeply researched and profoundly absorbing . . . Matthew Stanley traces one of the greatest epics of scientific history . . . An amazing story' Michael Frayn, author of Tony Award-winning Copenhagen In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-changing theory of general relativity. Until then Einstein's masterpiece of time and space had been trapped behind the physical and ideological lines of battle, unknown. Einstein's name is now synonymous with 'genius', but it was not an easy road. He spent a decade creating relativity and his ascent to global celebrity owed much to against-the-odds international collaboration, including Eddington's globe-spanning expedition of 1919 - two years before they finally met. We usually think of scientific discovery as a flash of individual inspiration, but here we see it is the result of hard work, gambles and wrong turns. Einstein's War is a celebration of what science can offer when bigotry and nationalism are defeated. Using previously unknown sources and written like a thriller, it shows relativity being built brick-by-brick in front of us, as it happened 100 years ago. 'Riveting . . . Stanley lets us share the excitement a hundred years later in this entertaining and gripping book. It's a must read if you ever wondered how Einstein became 'Einstein'' Manjit Kumar, author of Quantum

Break It Up

Author : Richard Kreitner

ISBN10 : 0316510599

Publisher : Hachette UK

Number of Pages : 496

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: From journalist and historian Richard Kreitner, a "powerful revisionist account"of the most persistent idea in American history: these supposedly United States should be broken up (Eric Foner). The novel and fiery thesis of Break It Up is simple: The United States has never lived up to its name—and never will. The disunionist impulse may have found its greatest expression in the Civil War, but as Break It Up shows, the seduction of secession wasn’t limited to the South or the nineteenth century. It was there at our founding and has never gone away. With a scholar’s command and a journalist’s curiosity, Richard Kreitner takes readers on a revolutionary journey through American history, revealing the power and persistence of disunion movements in every era and region. Each New England town after Plymouth was a secession from another; the thirteen colonies viewed their Union as a means to the end of securing independence, not an end in itself; George Washington feared separatism west of the Alleghenies; Aaron Burr schemed to set up a new empire; John Quincy Adams brought a Massachusetts town’s petition for dissolving the United States to the floor of Congress; and abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison denounced the Constitution as a pro-slavery pact with the devil. From the “cold civil war” that pits partisans against one another to the modern secession movements in California and Texas, the divisions that threaten to tear America apart today have centuries-old roots in the earliest days of our Republic. Richly researched and persuasively argued, Break It Up will help readers make fresh sense of our fractured age.

Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty

Author : Kathleen M. Higgins,Shakti Maira,Sonia Sikka

ISBN10 : 331943893X

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 265

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: This volume examines the motives behind rejections of beauty often found within contemporary art practice, where much critically acclaimed art is deliberately ugly and alienating. It reflects on the nature and value of beauty, asking whether beauty still has a future in art and what role it can play in our lives generally. The volume discusses the possible “end of art,” what art is, and the relation between art and beauty beyond their historically Western horizons to include perspectives from Asia. The individual chapters address a number of interrelated issues, including: art, beauty and the sacred; beauty as a source of joy and consolation; beauty as a bridge between the natural and the human; beauty and the human form; the role of curatorial practice in defining art; order and creativity; and the distinction between art and craft. The volume offers a valuable addition to cross-cultural dialogue and, in particular, to the sparse literature on art and beauty in comparative context. It demonstrates the relevance of the rich tradition of Asian aesthetics and the vibrant practices of contemporary art in Asia to Western discussions about the future of art and the role of beauty.