Lawrence Scott

  • Centré sur la vie d'une famille de colons dont la plantation est frappée par une malédiction naturelle, Balai de sorcière est un roman foisonnant où la réalité tragique est travaillée par la magie du carnaval.

    Traduit de l'anglais par Christine Pagnoulle

    Résumé
    Balai de sorcière Balai de sorcière retrace l'histoire de la malédiction coloniale d'une île des Caraïbes. Le roman raconte les traversées, dévoile mémoires et archives, chemine entre grandeurs, misères et mythes. Puisant dans la tradition du carnaval, Lawrence Scott brouille les pistes, renverse perspectives et hiérarchies. Le dernier représentant de la dynastie des Monagas de los Macajuelos, Lavren, merveilleux conteur, « lévite entre les siècles, les races, les genres, dans les interstices du temps, à l'écoute du désir des femmes et du silence des hommes ».

    « Balai de sorcière » désigne une malédiction naturelle frappant les planteurs. En effet, ce balai de sorcière est le nom du foisonnement bleu-vert provoqué par un parasite qui donne aux rameaux des arbres attaqués, en l'occurrence les cacaoyers, l'aspect hirsute d'un balai et dont les conséquences pour le planteur (la stérilité de l'arbre) sont suffisamment sinistres pour évoquer la sorcière.

    Extrait
    Lavren Monagas de los Macajuelos, le dernier des Monagas, qui lévite entre les siècles, les races, les genres, dans les interstices du temps, à l'écoute du désir des femmes et du silence des hommes

    Point de vue de la traductrice
    Dans ce récit échevelé, la réalité tragique est travaillée par la magie du carnaval. Le résultat est un texte croustillant comme du bon pain, un texte léger qui appelle la gelée de goyaves, mais aussi un texte qui continuera longtemps, bien mieux que n'importe quelle enquête, n'importe quel traité historique, à nous faire vivre les failles et déchirures sur l'île de Trinidad / Kairi, et l'espoir indomptable de mains qui se tendent.

    L'auteur
    Fils d'un père allemand et d'une mère française appartenant à l'aristocratie terrienne de Trinidad, Lawrence Scott est un auteur incontournable de la Caraïbe anglophone.

  • Trinidad, 1848. Michel Jean Cazabon returns home from France to his beloved mother's deathbed.



    Despite the Emancipation Act, his childhood home is in the grip of colonial power, its people riven by the legacy of slavery. Michel Jean finds himself caught between the powerful and the dispossessed. As an artist, he enjoys the governor's patronage, painting for him the island's vistas and its women; as a Trinidadian he shares easy wisdom and nips of rum with the local boat-builders. But domestic tensions and haunting reminders of the past abound. His fiery half-sister Josie - the daughter of a slave - still provokes in him a youthful passion; his flirtatious muse Augusta tempts him as he paints her 'for posterity'. Meanwhile, letters from his white, French wife and children remind him of their imminent arrival on the island.

  • B.P.R.D.- un mal bien connu ; INTEGRALE T.1 ET T.2 Nouv.

    Cette intégrale marque la fin de l'histoire mettant en scène les membres du BPRD, le service auquel Hellboy appartenait avant sa mort, et qui clôt un récit débuté avec Le Fléau des grenouilles.
    Des monstres cauchemardesques ont dévasté la Terre. Le BPRD est cependant parvenu à les vaincre, tandis que la société tente de se reconstruire. Mais d'étranges cultes apparaissent, celui mené par le démon Varvara en tête. Abe Sapien reprend du service auprès de Liz Sherman... Et Hellboy revient des Enfers pour les aider !

  • Ultime récit des aventures de cette équipe d'enquêteurs du Paranormal ! Après B.P.R.D. Origines, B.P.R.D. (tout court) et B.P.R.D. L'Enfer sur terre, Un Mal bien connu boucle la boucle avec le retour de Hellboy, revenu des Enfers !
    Un ennemi menant à un autre, les membres du B.P.R.D. sont confrontés à quelque chose ou quelqu'un d'encore plus sinistre que ce qu'ils pouvaient imaginer. Est-ce que la présence d'un Hellboy ressuscité suffira à le vaincre une bonne fois pour toutes ? Découvrez également les origines de l'un des plus coriaces adversaires du Bureau, mais aussi un récit sur le martien (nommé Le Visiteur) apparu dans les tout premiers épisodes de la série Hellboy .

  • Avant la victoire du B.P.R.D., les monstres issus du pire des cauchemars Lovecraftiens ont dévasté la Terre. Alors que la société tente de se reconstruire, d'étranges cultes apparaissent et se disputent le leadership, le Démon Varvara en tête. Abe Sapien revient de son exil imposé, tandis que Liz Sherman regagne le Bureau. Mais la plus grande des surprises est sans doute la réapparition de Hellboy lui-même...

  • A two-decade journey, panoramic in scope yet intimate in detail, through the hopes, sorrows, and conflagrations of an unraveled empire and the people living in it.
    Not with a bang, but with a quiet, ten-minute address on Christmas Day 1991: this is how the Soviet Union met its end. Lawrence Scott Sheets, who was then living in Moscow as a young foreign correspondent, went to the center of the capital to witness the response. In the streets around Red Square, he writes, life went on as usual. One would not have known that 300 million people had just become citizens of other countries.
    But in the wake of that one deceptively calm moment, conflict and violence soon followed. Some of the emergent new countries began to shed totalitarianism, while others sought to revive their own dead empires or were led by barely or totally unreformed ex-Soviet leaders who built equally or even more repressive political machines. Since the late 1980s, Sheets lived and reported from the former USSR and saw firsthand the reverberations of the collapse of empire across Russia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, and Chechnya. Eight Pieces of Empire draws readers into the people, politics and day-to-day life in the region, painting a vivid portrait of a tumultuous time.
    On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the USSR, Sheets stories about people living through these tectonic shifts of fortune--a trio f female saboteurs in Chechnya, the chaos of newly independent Georgia in the early 1990s, young hustlers eager to strike it rich in the post-Soviet economic vacuum--reveal the underreported and surprising ways in which the ghosts of empire still haunt these lands and the world.

  • LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD1938 is a tumultuous year on the small Trinidadian island of El Caracol, which houses a leper colony and a convent. In the sultry heat of the dry season a young orphan, Theo, is sent to live with the island's doctor, Vincent Metivier. The doctor knows little of Theo's past, only that it has been troubled and that he now needs love and attention.As Theo settles into the rhythm of life in El Caracol, he begins to unburden himself of his demons. Every night, he sleeptalks his own strange, disturbing calypso about his childhood. Vincent listens and, gradually, learns what demons still haunt the boy's mind. And as his friendship with the passionate, unpredictable nurse Sister Weil intensifies, Vincent finds his settled life spirally dangerously out of control, as war in Europe looms on the horizon.A richly sensual, heartfelt novel, Night Calypso is the work of one of the world's most imaginative writers.

  • Winner of the Jerwood Prize A constellation of everyday digital phenomena is rewiring our inner lives. We are increasingly coaxed from the third-dimensional containment of our pre-digital selves into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension, a world of ceaseless communication, instant information and global connection.

    Our portals to this new world have been wedged open, and the silhouette of a figure is slowly taking shape. But what does it feel like to be four-dimensional? How do digital technologies influence the rhythms of our thoughts, the style and tilt of our consciousness? What new sensitivities and sensibilities are emerging with our exposure to the delights, sorrows and anxieties of a networked world? And how do we live in public, with these recoded private lives?

    Tackling ideas of time, space, friendship, commerce, pursuit and escape, and moving from Hamlet to the ghosts of social media, from Seinfeld to the fall of Gaddafi, from Facebook politics to Oedipus, The Four-Dimensional Human is a highly original and pioneering portrait of life in a digital landscape.

  • This
    book is a comprehensive resource on psychotropic medications, detailing the
    latest methods for defining their characteristics, their use in different
    patient populations, and drug-drug interactions; an important collection of
    information forclinicians, students, researchers, and members of the
    pharmaceutical industry alike.

    The
    first section provides the foundational principles of these drugs. Mathematical
    modeling of parameters that affect their entryto,and exit from, the central
    nervous system (CNS) compartment are presented on an individual basis and then
    applied to target populations with specific disease states. Methods and
    characteristics that inform the transfer of these drugs from the laboratory
    bench to use in patient care are discussed, including imaging techniques,
    genetics and physiological barriers, such as the blood-brain barrier. The second
    section describes the characteristics of specific agents,nominally arranged
    intodifferent therapeutic categories and with reference crossover use in
    different disease states. The pharmacologic characteristics of different drug
    formulations are explored in the context of their ability to improve patient
    adherence. The third section focuses on drug-drug interactions.Psychotropic medications
    from different categories are frequently prescribed together,or alongside
    medications used to treat comorbid conditions, and the information provided is
    directly relevant to the clinic, as a result.
    The
    clinical application of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of CNS agents has
    made significant progress over the past 50 years and new information is reported
    by numerous publications in psychiatry, neurology, and pharmacology.Our
    understanding of the interrelationship between these medications, receptors,
    drug transporters, as well as techniques for measurement and monitoring their
    interactions,isfrequently updated. However, with information presented on a
    host of different platforms, and in different formats, obtaining the full
    picture can be difficult. This title aims to collate this information into a
    single source that can be easily interpreted and applied towards patient care
    by the clinical practitioner, and act as a reference for all others who have an
    interest in psychopharmacological agents.

  • This book is the first of its kind to reflect upon the intense and rapidly growing interest in open geodesic polyaromatic molecules, specifically focusing on their synthesis and reactivity in metal binding reactions.   The book broadly covers all aspects related to the fullerene fragment chemistry: current synthetic techniques, description of the available members of this new family (which has grown to more than two dozens members, with none being available commercially), molecular geometry and trends in the solid state packing, as well as extensions into physical properties and new buckybowl-based molecules and materials.  It covers fundamental research related to a new class of hydrocarbons, namely open geodesic polyarenes that map onto the surfaces of fullerenes (and referred to as fullerene fragments or buckybowls.

  • In The Cowboy and the Cross, Bill Watts takes us from his stormy upbringing and his tumultuous years at the University of Oklahoma, to his days in the wrestling business, sparing nothing in his details about football coaching legend Bud Wilkinson, ugly encounters with some of the top names in wrestling in the 1960s, and frightening stories about skirting tragedy and the law in violent altercations.

    Watts talks about all the top stars of his legendary Mid-South Wrestling promotion. He explores the oil crunch that killed his company and the problems that killed his marriage. His personal tribulations coincided with his reawakened spirituality, and Watts gives readers a lot to think about as he narrates the story of the profound change God made in his life. Wrestling Observer newsletter editor Dave Meltzer calls this book a "must-read" for anyone in the wrestling business.

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