Andrew Kaufman

  • Le russe, c'est dans la poche !
    Vous envisagez de voyager en Russie ? Vous avez besoin de connaître les rudiments de la langue pour tourisme ou pour affaire ? Vous aimeriez pouvoir déchiffrer les caractères cyrilliques sans peine pour vous repérer sur place ? Alors ce guide de conversation est fait pour vous.
    Vous trouverez dans ce livre les bases grammaticales, le vocabulaire adapté à tout type de situations, les expressions clés et la transcription phonétique simplifiée du russe pour pouvoir vous exprimer et vous faire comprendre en un clin d'oeil.

  • Variation moderne en rire majeur sur l'amour au XXIe siècle.Ils sont 249 sur Toronto et proche banlieue. 249 superhéros, sans cape ni identité secrète. On y trouve Super-Je-danse-trop-bien comme Super-je-tape-l'incruste, Super-Gros-Feignant comme Super-je-change-d'humeur-à-la-vitesse-du-son : des superpouvoirs qui les isolent du commun des mortels. Aussi quand Super-Perfectionniste a rencontré Tom, un garçon ordinaire, l'a-t-elle trouvé... différent. Quant à Tom, il l'a trouvée... parfaite. Mais pourquoi, depuis qu'ils se sont mariés, est-il devenu invisible à ses yeux ? Sa mission : réussir à se faire voir par celle qu'il aime et qui prend l'avion pour refaire sa vie, loin de lui.


  • A remarkable short novella, a modern fable that is weird, uplifting and romantic all at the same time.


  • A family drama unlike any other from the internationally acclaimed author of All My Friends are Superheroes.
    The Weirds have always been a little peculiar, but not one of them suspected that they'd been cursed by their grandmother.
    At the moment of their birth Annie Weird gave each of her five grandchildren a special power that she thought was a blessing. Richard, the oldest, always keeps safe; Abba always has hope; Lucy is never lost and Kent can beat anyone in a fight. As for Angie, she always forgives, instantly. But over the years these blessings have proved to be curses and ruined their lives.
    Now Annie is dying and she has one last task for Angie, her favourite grandchild. Angie has to gather her far-flung brothers and sisters and assemble them in her Grandmother's hospital room so that at the moment of her death, she can lift these blessings turned curses.

  • Les Weird

    Andrew Kaufman

    • Alto
    • 30 Septembre 2014

    Traduit de l'anglais par Nicolas Dickner

    Quelle famille, aussi tricotée serré soit-elle, ne compte pas quelques mailles à l'envers?? Les Weird ne font pas exception. Leur grand-mère Annie, sorte de marraine de conte de fées tordu, le sait?: c'est elle qui leur a attribué à la naissance des dons qui ont finalement gâché leurs vies. Des malédons, en somme?: Richard, l'aîné, est à l'abri du danger, Lucy ne peut s'égarer, Angie pardonne tout...

    Alors qu'Annie devine qu'elle va mourir, le vingt avril à dix-neuf heures trente-neuf très exactement, elle confie à Angie la mission de rassembler les Weird afin que les malédons puissent être levés. Débute dès lors une course folle pour réunir le clan éparpillé, du Manitoba jusqu'au Palace-roulathèque-disco Magie mauve du royaume d'Upliffta.

    L'inimitable Andrew Kaufman signe une saga familiale nouveau genre, variation pétulante et pleine de malice sur un thème universel?: au fond, quelle famille n'est pas un peu Weird??

  • Nouvelle édition mise à jour du Guide de conversation Le russe pour les Nuls !
    Nouvelle édition mise à jour du Guide de conversation Le russe pour les Nuls ! Avec 26 000 lecteurs conquis, le guide de conversation
    Le russe pour les Nuls revient tout en couleurs pour cette nouvelle édition.
    Des bases de la prononciation au vocabulaire nécessaire pour sortir en ville, de la grammaire aux indications nécessaires en cas d'urgence en passant par tous les termes essentiels à connaître si vous souhaitez aller au restaurant, apprendre le russe ne sera plus une corvée !


  • Apprenez le russe facilement et rapidement !

    Vous ne connaissez du russe que les mots " vodka " ou " spoutnik ", mais vous prévoyez de partir bientôt en Russie ? Vous souhaitez pouvoir vous débrouiller à l'oral, mais aussi savoir lire en caractères cyrilliques pour vous repérer sur place ? Alors Le russe pour les Nuls est fait pour
    vous !
    Alphabet, vocabulaire, grammaire, orthographe et conjugaison... Ce livre propose des leçons pour toutes les situations de la vie pratique : courses, sortir, rechercher un emploi, se loger, se déplacer, etc. Découvrez aussi les us et coutumes russes, ainsi que dix choses à ne jamais faire en Russie et dix phrases qui vous feront ressembler à un vrai Russe.

  • Rebecca has a most unusual problem: no matter how hard she tries, she can't stop broadcasting her feelings to people around her. Luckily, she's discovered how to trap and store her feelings in personal objects -- but just how much emotional baggage can Unit 207, E.Z. Self Storage hold? Lewis is grieving for his wife, Lisa, Rebecca's sister. Inconsolable, he skips Lisa's funeral, flies to Winnipeg, gets a haircut and meets a woman who claims to be God. At the wheel of a stolen Honda Civic is Aberystwyth, aka Aby, driving across Canada to save the soul of her dying mother. She is green, gill-necked, and very uncomfortable out of the water. An unexpected encounter with Aby sets off a chain of events which sends each of them on a personal quest. Can Rebecca, Lewis and Aby find redemption before a terrible flood destroys their chance at happiness? "A quirky, tender, fantastical page-turner" The Globe and Mail

  • All Tom's friends really are superheroes. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding the Perfectionist is hypnotized by her ex, Hypno, to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later the Perfectionist is sure that Tom has abandoned her, so she's moving to Vancouver. She's going to use her superpower to leave all the heartbreak behind. With no idea that Tom is beside her she boards the plane: Tom has until they touch down to convince her he's there, or he loses her forever. A wonderful, heartbreakingly funny tribute to love, sweet love. 'A work of adorable genius. Buy it, borrow it, steal it but just make sure you read it.' Scott Pack 'An adorable book.' Toby Litt 'The funniest, quirkiest romance of the year.' Marie Phillips 'One of the saddest, funniest, strangest, and most romantic books ... Brilliant!' The Bookseller

  • This book represents the first interdisciplinary text on the emerging field of rehabilitative surgery, in which state of the art procedures from multiple surgical specialties are combined. It proposes a completely new framework for understanding, coordinating, and providing treatment for paralyzed or severely neurologically impaired patients and explains the potentially critical impact of surgery in creating a new baseline of functional status, thereby improving the patient's daily life. Every major aspect of reconstructive surgical treatment is considered, including anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, and otolaryngology. The most up-to-date and evidence-based surgeries are clearly described and evaluated, with coverage of treatment of pressure sores, placement of feeding tubes, and upper extremity interventions to improve function and hygiene. Cutting-edge protocols are presented for the surgical treatment of severe nerve injuries, spinal cord injuries, and stroke or cerebrovascular accidents, and a first description and evaluation of phrenic nerve repair to assist weaning of paralyzed patients from ventilators is provided. Both surgical and nonsurgical readers will find this book to be an ideal guide and reference.

  • "Sprachführer Russisch für Dummies" bietet einen schnellen Überblick über die wichtigsten Wrter und Redewendungen für den Alltag. Jedes Kapitel beschäftigt sich mit einer Alltagssituation: So haben Sie schnell die passenden Sätze parat, wenn Sie sich jemandem vorstellen, im Restaurant bestellen oder nach einer Wegbeschreibung fragen. Dazu bekommen Sie eine kurze Einführung in die Grammatik und Aussprache des Russischen.

  • "Reise-Sprachführer Russisch für Dummies" bietet einen schnellen Überblick über die wichtigsten Wrter und Redewendungen für den Alltag. Jedes Kapitel beschäftigt sich mit einer Alltagssituation: So haben Sie schnell die passenden Sätze parat, wenn Sie sich jemandem vorstellen, im Restaurant bestellen oder nach einer Wegbeschreibung fragen. Dazu bekommen Sie eine kurze Einführung in die Grammatik und Aussprache des Russischen.

  • Russian is spoken by nearly 450 million people, and demand for Russian-speakers is growing. This introductory course includes an audio CD with practice dialogues-just the ticket for readers who need basic Russian for business, school, or travel. Serafima Gettys, PhD (Newark, CA), is Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University.
    Andrew Kaufman, PhD (Charlottesville, VA), is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • The fast and easy way to learn to speak Russian With Russia in line to host the World Cup in 2018, the Winter Olympics in 2014, as well as a Formula 1 Grand Prix, interest in Russia is on the rise. Russian For Dummies is an excellent resource for students, tourists, and businesspeople looking for an introduction to this popular and complex language. This updated edition offers new and improved content, more useful exercises and practice opportunities, all new content devoted to the Cyrillic alphabet, and much more. A revamped, user-friendly organization A fully updated and expanded audio CD with real-life conversations by native speakers Expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations A refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary Russian For Dummies provides basic instruction to those seeking to grasp the basics of conversational Russian. Students, travelers, and businesspeople with little or no language experience will gain a clearer understanding on how to communicate in Russian.

  • Traveling in a foreign country such as Russia suddenly becomes a lot more exciting when you can engage in elegant small talk with the locals. Russian Phrases For Dummies is your handy guide to everyday words and phrases you can start using immediately to make your visit more rewarding and a whole lot easier. This user-friendly phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time. Its quick-and-easy approach gives you language fundamentals up front, the Words to Know section helps you find the right word fast, and the easy-to-use pronunciation key helps other people understand what you're trying to say. You'll learn how to: Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, and time Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies Pronounce familiar English words and phrases in Russian and English Beware of words that sound to English but don't mean the same thing Read signs that use the Russian alphabet Follow the conventions of Russian pronunciation Use basic Russian grammar correctly Keep ten commonly used Russian phrases on the tip of your tongue Use basic telephone vocabulary and send letters, emails, and faxes Don't have time to study the language before you get to Russia? No worries. Just flip through Russian Phrases For Dummies, find the section that fits your needs, and start talking!

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