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M. Bryden

Deleuze's writing is permeated with references to literature. Despite asserting that he was not a literary critic, Deleuze provides exhilarating and original interactions with texts. This study offers in-depth encounters between Deleuze's thought and the writers who fascinated him, demonstrating the productivity of a Deleuzian frame of reference.

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Gwendolyn Morgan

The Year's Work in Medievalism:2005-2006 is based upon but not restricted to the proceedings of the International Conference on Medievalism for those years. The International Conference on Medievalism is organized by Gwendolyn Morgan for the International Society for the Study of Medievalism and, for the subject volume, Karl Fugelso of Towson University (2005) and Claire Simmons of Ohio State University (2006). This first volume of this double issue focuses on medievalism as a means of exploring gender issues and identity,while the second examines the juxtaposition of modern to medieval society as a means of curing present ills.

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Paul J. Smith

Réécrire la Renaissance, de Marcel Proust à Michel Tournier présente neuf lectures rapprochées autour d'un thème commun : la réécriture de la Renaissance dans la littérature française au XXe siècle. Paul J. Smith nous invite à une promenade littéraire chez quelques grands auteurs du siècle dernier – Proust, Yourcenar, Albert Cohen, Céline, Ponge, René Char, Perec, François Bon et Tournier – afin d'y étudier la présence de Rabelais et de Montaigne, et la réécriture de quelques thèmes chers à la Renaissance (le philosophe ambulant, le Juif Errant, la théorie des quatre éléments, la mythification de Jeanne d'Arc…). Ces essais se proposent non seulement d'éclairer tel ou tel aspect particulier des œuvres de ces auteurs modernes, mais également d'élargir cette vision à l'ensemble de leurs créations littéraires. Dans les cas de Proust, Céline, Ponge et Perec, la lecture rapprochée des Modernes, en proposant un autre regard sur ces écritures, permet de renouveler notre vision des auteurs de la Renaissance.

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Georges Bataille

Georges Bataille n'a pas songé à blanchir Gilles de Rais. Il l'aimait noir, abominable, fastueux et sot. Monstrueux? Oui, mais en cela, justement, proche. Pierre Descargues, La Tribune de Lausanne Le monstre véritable, c'est donc ce temps même: un monde, une société, une classe. Cet élargissement du procès et de l'acte d'accusation, les analyses socio-psychologiques qu'il comporte, forment la partie la plus neuve de l'étude, et celle qui provoquera le plus de remous. Yves Florenne, Le Monde (...) L'intérêt, la fascination, le trouble que cette grande figure noire, la plus noire peut-être de l'Occident, suscite aujourd'hui même... Alain Jouffroy, L'Express Mystifié plus que mystique et chrétien comme un soudard qui veut partir pour Jérusalem après avoir massacré gaiement, tel apparaît Gilles de Rais d'après les documents du temps. José Cabanis, Le Figaro

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Olivier Walusinski MD

The 19th Century brought many medical advances and discoveries in neurology, with the famed Parisian La Salpêtrière hospital at its center. Medical giants such as Jean-Martin Charcot, Joseph Babinski, and even for a short time Sigmund Freud, walked these halls, so it is a wonder that, an equal among these men, very little exists in the literature on Georges Gilles de la Tourette. This biography is the first comprehensive volume to delve into the life, scholarship, writing, and hobbies of the famed doctor. In Part One, we learn Georges' family history, follow his schooling and mentorship under Charcot, travel to the Worlds Fair of 1900, evade an attempted assassination, all before succumbing to death by syphilis. Part Two provides an in-depth analysis of his neurological and psychiatric works, notably the epynomous neurological disorder that will forever remain "Tourette's Syndrome." Part Three looks at the lighter side of Georges, inspecting his favorite past-times as poet, historian, and art critic. Part Four brings an extensive bibliography of Georges' complete body of work. Author Olivier Walusinski pulls together unpublished family archives, Georges' correspondence with the Parisian journalist Georges Montorgueil, journal articles, and police archives to shed an original light on the famed doctor's life and lasting legacy. These archives have never before been studied or made available to the public, making this one of the first and most comprehensive biographies available and a must-have for any medical library.

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Elisabeth Roudinesco

Where does perversion begin? Who is perverse? Ever since the word first appeared in the Middle Ages, anyone who delights in evil and in the destruction of the self or others has been described as 'perverse'. But while the experience of perversion is universal, every era has seen it and dealt with it in its own way. The history of perversion in the West is told here through a study of great emblematic figures of the perverse - Gilles de Rais, the mystical saints and the flagellants in the middle ages, the Marquis de Sade in the eighteenth century, the masturbating child, the male homosexual and the hysterical woman nineteenth century, Nazism in the twentieth century, and the complementary figures of the paedophile and the terrorist in the twenty-first. The perverse are rarely talked about and when they are it is usually only to be condemned. They are commonly viewed as monstrous and cruel, as something alien to the very nature of being human. And yet, perversion can also attest to creativity and self-transcendence, to the refusal of individuals to submit to the rules and prohibitions that govern human life. Perversion fascinates us precisely because it can be both abject and sublime. Whether they are sublime because they turn to art or mysticism, or abject because they surrender to their murderous impulses, the perverse are part of us because they exhibit something that we always conceal: our own negativity and our dark side.

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Susan Petit

This study of the fictional themes and techniques of Michel Tournier reveals his profound radicalism as a social critic and novelist despite the seeming conventionality of his works. Guided by Tournier's essays and interviews, Petit examines his fiction in light of plot sources, philosophical and anthropological training, and his belief that fiction should change the world. Close study of Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique, Le Roi des aulnes, Les Météores, Gaspard, Melchior et Balthazar, and La Goutte d'or, as well as the short fiction in Le Coq de bruyère and Le Médianoche amoureux, shows Tournier's revolutionary conception of plot structuring as he develops key themes, whether religion, sensuality, or prejudice, in more than twenty years spent reconceiving the nature of fiction.

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Joseph-Emmanuel Cuny

Le plus invraisemblable dans l'histoire de Jeanne d'Arc, c'est qu'elle est vraie. Cette pièce tente de rendre compte de la noblesse de cette âme entre Ciel et Terre, qui, à travers le tumulte politique qu’elle a provoqué et les embûches de sa prise de commandement de l’armée royale à Blois en avril 1429, a rempli sa mission : sauver un pays et sacrer un Roi. Une Sainte, oui. Une guerrière, aussi ! Mais ce n’est pas l’Histoire qui intéresse ce récit, c’est la préparation de l'Histoire, avant la victoire puis le martyre, concentrée ici sur trois journées qui ont « fait » Jeanne d’Arc : Le 9 mars 1429 : à son arrivée à Chinon, rencontre fondatrice avec Yolande d’Aragon (belle-mère de Charles VII). Le 26 avril 1429 : à son retour de Poitiers, journée de doutes sur sa nomination comme « Chef de guerre ». Le 28 avril 1429 : journée de trahison et d’empoignade avec Gilles de Rais qui a la faveur de Charles VII. C’est le « Mystère Jeanne d’Arc ».

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Louise Penny

A New York Times Bestseller 'Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series gets better with each book' Globe and Mail It's Easter, and on a glorious Spring day in peaceful Three Pines, someone waits for night to fall. They plan to raise the dead... When Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec arrives the next morning, he faces an unusual crime scene. A séance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong and someone has been seemingly frightened to death. In indyllic Three Pines, terrible secrets lie buried, and even Gamache has something to hide. One of his own team is about to betray him. But how far will they go to ensure Gamache's downfall? 'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves

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Ann Chamberlin

In the bestselling tradition of The Mists of Avalon, a powerful retelling of the legend of Joan of Arc! For close to six hundred years, the world has been fascinated by the true story of Joan of Arc. The saga of her rise from obscurity to lead the armies of France, followed by her tragic martyrdom, has inspired many books, plays, and films. Less well known is the fact that Joan's astounding destiny was predicted by ancient prophecies attributed to none other than Merlin himself. Or that Joan, later canonized by the Church as a saint, may have been a practioner of an even older religion: the ancient pagan ways that predated Christianity throughout Europe. The Merlin of St. Gilles' Well is a stunning historical fantasy, based on actual events, that casts Joan and her times in a revealing new light. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Françoise Bussereau-Plunian

Cet ouvrage relate une activité économique, le maraîchage, en suivant quatre familles de l'est de Paris. Généalogie et histoire économique se mêlent, dans les quartiers du vieux Paris. Ces écrits, basés sur des recherches d'archives ou des récits de professionnels, rendent hommage à ces hommes et à ces femmes qui ont cultivé leurs terres et donné leurs lettres de noblesse au jardinage et à l'horticulture.

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Peter Vronsky

A comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide—including information on America’s most prolific serial killers. In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in Ancient Rome through fifteenth-century France on to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as the “serial rampage killer” such as Andrew Cunanan. Vronsky not only offers sound theories on what makes a serial killer but also makes concrete suggestions on how to survive an encounter with one—from recognizing verbal warning signs to physical confrontational resistance. Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and featuring up-to-date information on the apprehension and conviction of the Green River killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky’s one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true-crime phenomenon. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

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Jean-Luc Jeener

Grand seigneur, compagnon d'armes de Jeanne d'Arc, Gilles de Rais a marqué l'histoire en étant le plus grand tueur d'enfants que le monde ait connu. Qui était cet homme qui croyait en Dieu et en Diable et qui aimait plus que tout le théâtre, l'art et la musique ? Une oeuvre sur le péché et le mystère du mal.

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Jonathan F. Krell

Michel Tournier, member of the Acadimie Goncourt and one of the most influential French writers of the post-Nouveau roman period, stresses the crucial interrelationship that exists between myth and literature. It is the writer's duty, he states, to keep myths alive by continually renewing and transforming them, re-releasing them in an ever changing social context. Written in French, this study considers the Tournier novel as the story of a voyage in a literal and figurative sense. Jonathan Krell uses the term "elementary" to characterize this voyage through the universe of Tournier's imagination, which is dominated by the four primordial element&--earth, water, air, and fire. Building on a foundation of Western culture's rudimentary myths, such as the ogre, twinship, and the Biblical stories of creation and the magi, Tournier performs a radical and disturbing transformation. Professor Krell shows how the transformation is made.

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Catherine Potvin,Margaret Kraenzel,Gilles Seutin

Catherine Potvin, Margaret Kraenzel, and Gilles Seutin asked scientists from developing countries to summarize their experiences of international collaboration and to suggest attitudes and practices that would lead to more fruitful exchanges with northern scientists. They also asked scholars to provide an analytical framework in which these issues could be discussed and to identify possible solutions to questions such as: What are the responsibilities of first world scientists involved in conservation actions in developing countries? How can biologists work toward the protection of biodiversity while being respectful of the human desire for a better future? The resulting papers analyse specific situations encountered in countries such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, India, and Panama and discuss the philosophical basis for environmental research. They also examine the work of two institutions whose projects in developing countries have been particularly effective through outreach and attention to local values and needs and who propose a pluralistic view of conservation biology ethics. Protecting Biological Diversity seeks to encourage students and professionals involved in conservation projects to adopt culturally sensitive attitudes that will lead to greater effectiveness and efficiency in conservation and greater respect for the differences of others. Contributors include H Baser (Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa), P. Butler (Rare Centre for Tropical Conservation, Saint Lucia), R. Cansari (McGill University), A.K. Gupta (Indian Institute of Management, India), M. Martinez-Velarde (Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua, Panama), L. Mubalama (Institut congolais pour la conservation de la nature, Zaire), B.J Norton (School of Public Policy, Atlanta), L. Packard (Texas A&M University), M.H. Parizeau (Université Laval), L.H. Rakotovao (Centre national de recherche en environnement, Madagascar), V. Regis (Rare Centre for Tropical Conservation (Saint Lucia), P. Weeks (The Environmental Institute of Houston), and G. Wigley (Ottawa).

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W. P. Barrett

First published in 1931, this is the first unabridged English translation of the documents pertaining to the trial of Joan of Arc. The basis of the translation is drawn from an edition of the text published in 1841 by Jules Quicherat, but elements are also derived from a number of the manuscripts originally translated into Latin. As notes were taken daily by several scribes, the text provides important insight into the trial, its chronology and its major players, as well as Joan’s character and intellect. With a detailed introduction and beautiful illustrations, this is a fascinating reissue that will be of value to students of medieval history, particularly those with an interest in medieval hagiography, heresy during the fourteenth century, ecclesiastical law and the practice of Church courts.

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Ursula Flacke

Mit gerade vierzehn Jahren hört Jeanne d'Arc zum ersten Mal Stimmen, hat sie Visionen. Engel und Heilige befehlen ihr, Frankreich von den Engländern zu befreien. Schon mit sechzehn Jahren verlässt sie daraufhin ihre Familie. Ihr Aufstieg ist legendär: Vom einfachen Bauernmädchen zur charismatischen Heeresführerin, bis zur zutiefst Gedemütigten, die schließlich mit kaum neunzehn Jahren als Hexe auf dem Scheiterhaufen verbrannt wird. In diesem historischen Roman bleibt man ganz nah an der Protagonistin - ihre Kompromisslosigkeit und Entschlossenheit wird junge Leserinnen mitreißen.

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Gilles Delisle

Personality pathology is rooted in early development and affects a wide range of affects, behaviours and cognitive processes. Every year thousands of articles about the etiology pf personality pathology are published in various professional or scientific reviews. There is a growing distance between the generalist's practice and our increasingly precise scientific knowledge.However, no one can read everything and therefore, it behoves us to ask ourselves the following questions: is the most recent better than what came before? Is the measurable and demonstrable necessarily clinically interesting? Must what interests the clinician be measured and proved?Whilst theory and clinical research are becoming increasingly precise, innumerable socio-economic forces are pressing for a simplification in clinical practice. "Shrinks" are fashionable! They are everywhere: in the workplace, on television, on the radio. Their services are paid for by private or company insurance, provided that it is a "quick fix", not too expensive, and that we do not indulge in vague meanderings round "mal de vivre"! Dissatisfaction with life!In short, the generalist today finds himself torn between two opposing forces. He seeks to practise from a secure base and to keep his knowledge up to date, while being aware that this in turn will give rise to an increasingly varied clinical practice, in which he deals with serious pathologies as well as working with patients requesting help in more ordinary situations. Whatever the profile of his practice the generalist has to be able to work with personality disorders and understand how they arise. This essential competence enables him to make informed clinical decisions.So, the modest aim of this book is to be of use to the generalist in his daily practice. Of course it does not exempt anyone from thinking and doing his own reading according to his interests and particular queries.The integrative structure which is the basis of this work is known both as Relational Psychotherapy and as Object Relational Gestalt-therapy. It is written for all psychotherapists interested in finding out about developmental issues. The reader who is not familiar with the clinical theory of relational psychotherapy will find in the first chapters, a synthesis of its main features. This should allow him to read and make wise clinical use of the chapters on the main developmental issues.

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Sabine Baring-Gould

The Book of Were-Wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould was originally published in 1865 and remains the most important and most often cited book on Lycanthropy. It is as compelling today as it was more than one hundred years ago when it was first published.

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Roger Caratini

Foi, bravoure, fidélité à son roi ; ces vertus ont fait de Jeanne d'Arc la plus révérée des héroïnes françaises. Cependant, si la figure de la Pucelle est entrée dans la légende, son rôle historique a rarement été abordé au regard des seules sources scientifiques fiables, soit, pour l'essentiel, les minutes latines du procès de Condamnation (1431) et les manuscrits du procès en Nullité (1452-1456). Roger Caratini fait revivre celle qui fut la victime innocente de la barbarie religieuse de son temps qui occupe une place à part dans l'imaginaire national. L'examen attentif des sources lui permet de retracer la courte aventure politique et guerrière de Jeanne, commencée avec la levée du siège d'Orléans, en mai 1429, pour se terminer avec sa capture devant Compiègne, le 23 mai 1430. Battant en brèche nombre d'idées reçues, il montre que : - ce ne sont pas les Anglais qui ont voulu brûler Jeanne à Rouen, mais l'Université de Paris et l'Inquisition qui la leur ont réclamée pour lui faire un procès en hérésie ; - la Pucelle a surtout été un instrument de propagande entre les mains des Armagnacs ; - la légende de l'héroïne sainte et patriotique a été inventée de toutes pièces sous la Restauration - le « mystère Jeanne d'Arc » est bien davantage celui de sa formidable énergie que de ses qualités guerrières.

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Joris-Karl Huysmans

La figure de Gilles de Rais n’a cessé de hanter Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907). Le Moyen Âge est une époque qui le fascine par sa foi profonde et ses excès. En 1897, dans une plaquette confidentielle, tirée à cent exemplaires et jamais diffusée, il présente sa vision de celui que la légende populaire a surnommé Barbe-Bleue. Retraçant un destin exceptionnel, il suit le monstre jusqu’à son procès : enfant abandonné, compagnon de guerre de Jeanne d’Arc, Maréchal de France à vingt-cinq ans, ce seigneur mystique devenu ogre et tueur d’enfants finit pendu et brûlé, en confessant ses crimes.

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Marc Lefrançois

Un aimable docteur qui tue des patientes par dizaines. Un charmant jeune homme qui confectionne de délicieux pâtés avec de la chair humaine. Une comtesse qui se baigne dans le sang de jeunes femmes. Un hôtelier souriant faisant disparaître ses clients en les assassinant dans leurs chambres... Il est difficile de croire en l'existence d'hommes s'adonnant par loisir à la chasse aux victimes, à la couture sur peau humaine ou à la cuisine cannibale. Et pourtant, ces monstres existent et ont l’apparence banale de paisibles vieillards, de charmants jeunes hommes ou de femmes séduisantes. Ils ont souvent une vie de famille et une vie professionnelle normales. Comment deviennent-ils ces monstres ? A quel moment leur existence bascule-t-elle ? L’auteur est entré dans leur intimité pour tenter de comprendre comment ils sont devenus ces terrifiants prédateurs. Dans les coulisses du crime : les vies cachées des grands tueurs en série.

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Leopold S. Vansina,Marie-Jeanne Vansina-Cobbaert

This book explores the ways in which psychoanalytic thinking can be more extensively and effectively used to the benefit of organizations and groups. It provides future and practicing consultants and managers with an understanding of unconscious and non-conscious behaviour in order for them to create the appropriate conditions for change in organizations. It explains psychodynamic concepts and working principles in an accessible language and clearly describes their use in consulting and management practices using case studies. Case studies and examples are included throughout, and a glossary is provided.

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Solène Fabre,Dorothée Valante

Si vous recherchez le prochain prénom à la mode pour votre enfant, passez votre chemin ! Voici un guide des prénoms pas ordinaire qui ne s’intéresse qu’aux prénoms classiques et intemporels. Arnaud, Emmanuel, Jacques, Samuel... Amélie, Justine, Rose, Louise... Ici, plus de 300 prénoms anciens et intemporels et leurs milliers de variantes. L’ouvrage mêle plaisir de la recherche du prénom pour son enfant et découvertes culturelles autour de sa signification et de ses attributions. Choisir un prénom pour un enfant est une lourde responsabilité. Un geste d’amour, aussi. Il serait dommage de vous laisser guider par le hasard. Un jour, vous serez heureux d’expliquer à votre enfant pourquoi vous l’avez ainsi prénommé. Et lui en sera fier. Vous lui raconterez comment est né son prénom, d’où il vient, pourquoi vous l’avez choisi, comment il a traversé les siècles et les continents, quels sont les personnages illustres qui l’ont porté. Savez-vous par exemple que Louis est une forme moderne de Clovis, forme francisée d’un mot allemand qui signifie « gloire illustre » ? Que Ludovic en est une variante ? Que son féminin Louise a doucement glissé vers Lou ? Allez directement à l’index alphabétique si vous cherchez un prénom précis. Certains prénoms sont rattachés à leur prénom d’origine. Par exemple, Léni est cité dans le paragraphe consacré à Hélène dont il est la forme allemande. Sonia est avec Sophie, dont il est la version slave. Ou promenez-vous dans ce livre au gré de votre envie si vous aimez les surprises et le bonheur de la découverte. Les prénoms sont présentés par ordre alphabétique sous deux rubriques, garçons et filles. Pour chaque prénom un certain nombre de rubriques culturelles sont renseignées : • au calendrier (date de la fête) • patronage (vie du saint) • mythologie (légendes) • dans l’histoire (personnages historiques marquants) • arts (littérature, musique, peinture...) • curiosités (toponymie, astronomie, gastronomie, linguistique) Plus qu’un simple livre sur les prénoms, cet ouvrage veut aussi être un outil culturel, puisque les prénoms font partie intégrante de nos coutumes et de l’évolution de notre société. A propos des auteurs Dorothée Valante et Solène Fabre sont journalistes. Spécialisées dans les questions de société, elles s’intéressent de près aux modes dans les domaines de la famille et de la petite enfance. Un livre publié par Ixelles éditions Retrouvez-nous sur www.ixelles-editions.com Contactez-nous à l'adresse contact@ixelles-editions.com

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Melissa Panek

Michel Tournier defines the supreme mission of a writer to be the creation of a mythology which allows for interaction with his readers, who seem to be losing their critical faculties in our contemporary, postmodern world dominated by consumption and dizzying technological advances. Our contemporary society has changed due to the end of the modern era with its reigning ideologies. Collapsing after the atrocities of the Second World War, Modernity and the artistic and literary reactions referred to as modernism, have likewise been transformed. Myth continues to represent the collectivity of human existence, yet, in the short stories and novels of Michel Tournier, myth represents the collapse of the all-encompassing ideologies inherent to the Modern era. The grand narratives of Modernity such as Christianity and Man’s reason have been deconstructed in the postmodern era. The mythology of Michel Tournier expresses these trends towards the dissolution of Modernity and creates individual, mini narratives which emphasize the particularity of individual existence. Tournier takes established mythical models rooted in Christianity, fables and legends of Western Civilization and re-contextualizes them. Through a semiotic reworking of core binary pairs of a myth, Tournier creates a third-order level of representation which modifies the mythical model. The works of le Roi des Aulnes, Gilles et Jeanne, and Vendredi are illustrious of this third-order level of signification. According to Ferdinand de Saussure, Roland Barthes and Claude Lévi-Strauss, the structural make-up of myth transforms established meanings according to the dominant cultural code. Barthes’ semiological study of myth reveals the levels of representation through which myth creates meaning. Myth builds upon the denotative first-order level of language and through a connotative process, creates a second-order level. This connotative process does not end on this second-order, for in the writings of Tournier, this semiological process is continued to a third-order which re-contextualizes the myth again. Tournier adapts myth to the unique traits of the postmodern era including deconstruction and playfulness by allowing the reader to provide the context of the story. As such we, the reader, take the place as author of our own individual mythology.

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Charles Perrault

The classic fairy tale of Blue Beard illustrated by Walter Crane. Crane's work in children's books in cooperation with the publisher Edmund Evans earned him worldwide fame in the latter 19th century.

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Roland Villeneuve

Nombreux sont les ouvrages à avoir tenté de redorer le blason du seigneur Gilles de Rays, figure tragique du Moyen Age, alchimiste maudit, diaboliste et esthète nécrophile, dont la carrière de bouilleur d’enfants a terni le statut de héros national. Cet ouvrage marque une réaction contre ce genre par trop facile et tendancieux. Avant tout, nous avons cherché à être exact, à ne rien écrire qui ne soit immédiatement vérifiable et les hypothèses que nous avons pu formuler tiennent toujours compte d'une source digne de foi. Quelle influence joua de façon déterminante sur l’évolution de sa névrose ? Une éducation désordonnée ; un mariage consanguin qui put développer une prédisposition héréditaire aux pratiques d'une dévotion maladive ; la compagnie d'une sainte qu'il ne put sauver, ou, simplement, la lecture de quelques ouvrages malsains ? Le maréchal de Rays, dont la somptuosité criminelle jamais ne connut d'égale fut, par excellence, l'homme d'une telle époque qui, au raffinement artistique et religieux, alliait la cruauté et la plus effrénée débauche. Dans le domaine de tout ce qui dépasse la nature, l'esprit éprouve une certaine gêne à concevoir que l'on peut aisément passer de la mystique divine à la mystique diabolique. C'est pourtant là que réside la seule explication du « cas » de Gilles de Rays, qui, sans transition, passa du camp de Dieu dans celui du Maudit.

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Donna V. Jones

In the early twentieth century, the life philosophy of Henri Bergson summoned the élan vital, or vital force, as the source of creative evolution. Bergson also appealed to intuition, which focused on experience rather than discursive thought and scientific cognition. Particularly influential for the literary and political Négritude movement of the 1930s, which opposed French colonialism, Bergson's life philosophy formed an appealing alternative to Western modernity, decried as "mechanical," and set the stage for later developments in postcolonial theory and vitalist discourse. Revisiting narratives on life that were produced in this age of machinery and war, Donna V. Jones shows how Bergson, Nietzsche, and the poets Leopold Senghor and Aimé Césaire fashioned the concept of life into a central aesthetic and metaphysical category while also implicating it in discourses on race and nation. Jones argues that twentieth-century vitalism cannot be understood separately from these racial and anti-Semitic discussions. She also shows that some dominant models of emancipation within black thought become intelligible only when in dialogue with the vitalist tradition. Jones's study strikes at the core of contemporary critical theory, which integrates these older discourses into larger critical frameworks, and she traces the ways in which vitalism continues to draw from and contribute to its making.

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Ann Chamberlin

The year is 1425. France lies in bloody fragments, torn apart by decades of war. Merlin's ancient prophecy foretells that a maid will come to unite the kingdom and heal the land. But the land can't wait much longer. . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Paula Amad

Tucked away in a garden on the edge of Paris is a multimedia archive like no other: Albert Kahn's Archives de la Planète (1908-1931). Kahn's vast photo-cinematographic experiment preserved world memory through the privileged lens of everyday life, and Counter-Archive situates this project in its biographic, intellectual, and cinematic contexts. Tracing the archive's key influences, such as the philosopher Henri Bergson, the geographer Jean Brunhes, and the biologist Jean Comandon, Paula Amad maps an alternative landscape of French cultural modernity in which vitalist philosophy cross-pollinated with early film theory, documentary film with the avant-garde, cinematic models of temporality with the early Annales school of history, and film's appropriation of the planet with human geography and colonial ideology. At the heart of the book is an insightful meditation upon the transformed concept of the archive in the age of cinema and an innovative argument about film's counter-archival challenge to history. The first comprehensive study of Kahn's films, Counter-Archive also offers a vital historical perspective on debates involving archives, media, and memory.

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Brian Stableford

Eleven new tales of fantasy and horror based upon the classic originals by H. P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde, Hans Christian Andersen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne, H. Rider Haggard, and Bram Stoker.

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Gilles Amado,Leopold Vansina

The chapters in this volume cover a wide range of topics that concentrate around four themes: transitional change in therapeutic communities; in working conferences for professional development or training; in organisation consulting with an emphasis on organisational learning; and in self studies of working systems in action. In all these psychic activities, "time and space" were created to allow for transitional processes to become alive. A therapist, a manager, a consultant or a layman may create conditions that facilitate or hinder human beings to become engaged in these normal, healthy processes, but the persons concerned undertake the basic psychic work.'It is encouraging to notice that more and more clinical institutions, organisations and even professional associations are becoming aware of the important and complex interactions between psychic processes and organisational realities. The engagement in transitional processes, however, demands courage. Courage that is proper to any pursuit of truth and social justice. At times, this search generates excitement, at other times we become scared by the realities we discover. Sometimes we need to cast aside certain realities to imagine and invent new things and subsequently face them again to make effective use of whatever we created. Society and human beings need such pursuits of truth and social justice for genuine development. The courage it takes to become engaged is only matched by the courage to live with the consequences.'- From the IntroductionContributors:Gilles Amado; Rina Bar-Lev Elieli; Harold Bridger; Caroline Drevon; Ernest Fruge; J. Alan Harrow; Marc Horowitz; Dominique Lhuilier; Derek N. Raffaelli; Rafael Ramirez; Dominique Rolland; Andre Sirota; Marie-Jeanne Vansina-Cobbaert; and Leopold Vansina.