• "Ah! Ne me parlez pas de la province, on se figure toujours qu'on s'y ennuie à cent sous l'heure, quelle erreur! Il n'y a pire eau que l'eau qui dort et croyez-moi, il s'en passe de belles dans le secret des chaumières du Sud-Ouest, sous les hautes voûtes des manoirs, et si vous voulez tout savoir, même au fin fond des grottes! Oui, c'est Sodome et Gomorrhe tous les jours au pays du foie gras! Et vous voudriez que je monte à Paris, s'indigne Cornélius, vous plaisantez!" Quant à l'auteur qui se cache derrière ce pseudonyme, vous tomberiez de la lune si je vous disais son nom. Il n'en revient toujours pas d'avoir écrit un texte aussi "scandaleux"... et quelque chose me dit qu'il ne va pas en rester là! Attendez-vous à pire encore...

  • Que faire pour tuer le temps quand on est cadre, au chômage, dans une ville de province qui sue l'ennui ? Eh bien, on peut employer ses loisirs forcés à parfaire l'éducation sexuelle d'une jeune personne qui ne demande qu'à s'instruire. On commence par des jeux de culotte, qu'on enlève, qu'on remet, qu'on retire à nouveau... Puis on fait la barbe du minou, histoire de le rajeunir, on fait grossir les avantages mammaires de la gentille élève avec une ingénieuse pompe aspirante, etc. Après l'avoir initiée pour conclure aux plaisirs du bondage, on lui apprend à faire profi ter les amis de ses attraits les plus intimes. Une fois bien rodée, Céline accepte de suivre son Pygmalion en vacances. A La Rochelle, tout d'abord. Puis à Paris. Les voyages forment la jeunesse, pas vrai ? Surtout les voyages au bout de la nuit...

  • Quand on s'appelle " Aimée ", il faut s'attendre à ce qu'on vous prenne au pied de la lettre. Seulement, il y a tant de façons d'être " aimée ". Par-devant, par-derrière, en tête-à-tête ou en " assemblées générales ". Aimée ne les aime pas toutes, mais elle est si curieuse qu'elle se laisse facilement persuader qu'il n'est pas de plus grand plaisir pour une jeune " branchée " que de faire celui de tous les candidats qui ont envie de l'aimer. Voilà de quoi déboussoler plus d'une oie blanche. Très vite, Aimée cessera d'en être une pour découvrir les noirs plaisirs des cochonneries interdites. Est-il toujours question d'amour ? Bien malin qui le dira. Du moment qu'on prend son pied, est-ce tellement important ? Aimons donc " Aimée ", elle nous le rendra au centuple !

  • Par les temps qui courent, on est bien obligé de s'adapter aux " Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication "... même au lit ! Et croyez-moi, dans ce domaine, en province, on n'est pas en retard sur la capitale dès qu'il s'agit de pimenter les ébats conjugaux ou extra-conjugaux... Est-ce un bien ou un mal ? Au lecteur d'en juger. Cornélius, lui, n'en est toujours pas revenu.
    Ceux d'entre vous qui ont lu le précédent roman de Cornélius (Les Scandaleuses) se retrouveront avec délices en pays connu. Quant aux autres, laissons-les découvrir la verdeur et le style de cet écrivain insolite.

  • En 1986, la chaîne de télévision britannique Channel 4 organisait une rencontre entre Cornelius Castoriadis et Christopher Lasch. Jamais rediffusé ni transcrit, cet entretien analyse les effets moraux, psychologiques et anthropologiques induits par le développement du capitalisme moderne. Les débuts de la société de consommation s'accompagnent de la naissance d'un nouvel égoïsme, qui voit les individus se retrancher de la sphère publique et se réfugier dans un monde exclusivement privé. Sans projet, otages d'un monde hallucinatoire dopé par le marketing et la publicité, les individus n'ont désormais plus de modèles auxquels s'identifier.
    Une brillante analyse de la crise du capitalisme par deux de ses plus profonds critiques. Cet entretien est suivi de « L'âme de l'homme sous le capitalisme », une postface de Jean-Claude Michéa.

  • Pensée et langage sont indissociablement liés : le langage est le véhicule de la pensée, lui permettant de se manifester et de se développer. Mais en même temps, la pensée ne peut se réaliser que dans le langage.
     
    C'est pourquoi il semble essentiel en situation scolaire d'envisager des situations mettant en oeuvre les deux.
    Les activités d'expression orale comme certains travaux d'expression écrite peuvent -  doivent  - être le lieu fécond de cette synthèse.
    Les auteurs proposent quelques axes de travail dans différents domaines -  lexical, discursif, syntaxique, pragmatique et logique  -, permettant au pédagogue d'enrichir le va-et-vient entre pensée et langage. Ce faisant, il ne cherchera pas à mettre en place des automatismes, mais aura le souci de parler à l'intelligence de ses élèves.

  • L'année 1984-1985 de l'enseignement de Cornelius Castoriadis à l'EHESS a été consacrée pour l'essentiel à Thucydide. L'auteur a voulu en particulier montrer, à travers l'analyse de l'Oraison funèbre attribuée par l'historien à Périclès, à quel point la grande création démocratique athénienne du Ve siècle fut consciente d'elle-même.
    Mais Castoriadis – sans céder aux anachronismes et aux projections auxquels les interprétations de l'historien ont trop souvent succombé de nos jours – retrouve également chez Thucydide un monde par certains côtés étonnamment semblable au nôtre, dans lequel des biens qui nous semblent précieux à l'intérieur de certaines frontières ne semblent plus compter au-delà, où seule la force prévaut ; un monde aussi dans lequel la dynamique de l'opposition entre des pôles de puissance aboutit à des conflits ouverts où les calculs rationnels se tissent inextricablement avec les passions.

  • Maîtriser l'orthographe a une dimension systémique qui nécessite de dépasser les compétences initiales - le code - pour de plus expertes : la grammaire, le lexique, la morphologie, la syntaxe, la sémantique. Cela nécessite une compréhension profonde de la langue en fonctionnement.
    Les auteurs proposent une démarche prenant appui sur l'oral pour éclairer le système.
    Les entrées présentées reprennent les difficultés les plus courantes pour les résoudre en compréhension.
    Ici, ni exercices systématiques, ni règles absolues, mais une démarche explorant le fonctionnement global de la langue pour faire appel à l'intelligence langagière.

  • Est-il possible, aujourd'hui, d'écrire l'histoire des Franco-Ontariens ? Disposons-nous de sources suffisantes pour entreprendre un tel projet ? En fait, peut-on affirmer qu'il existe une collectivité franco-ontarienne identifiable et non simplement des îlots dispersés de Franco-Ontariens ? Les auteurs de cet ouvrage répondent par l'affirmative et démontrent le développement d'une société à personnalité distincte qui s'affirme de plus en plus dans de nombreux domaines. Ils analysent ainsi l'apparition, dans un contexte historique, des traits particuliers de l'existence économique, sociale et culturelle de cette communauté. Apportant au projet sa vision et ses observations, chaque auteur traite d'un sujet spécifique, laissant au lecteur le soin d'effectuer sa propre synthèse. Les Franco-Ontariens est un ajout important à l'histoire d'une communauté linguistique qui, depuis les premières traces de la présence française dans le « pays d'en haut », s'est fort diversifiée et connaît une évolution accélérée.


  • The charming, funny and whimsical tale of Mr Thundermug, the baboon who miraculously speaks a very proper English. Along with a collection of lithographs, this outlandish tale will take readers by surprise.

  • Brutal Imagination is the work of a poet at the peak of his considerable powers. Its two central sections--which could be called song cycles--confront the same subject: the black man in America.
    The first, which carries the book's title, deals with the vision of the black man in white imagination. Narrated largely by the black kidnapper that Susan Smith invented to cover up the killing of her two sons, the cycle displays all of Mr. Eady's range: his deft wit, inventiveness, and skillfully targeted anger, and the way in which he combines the subtle with the charged, street idiom with elegant inversions, harsh images with the sweetly ordinary.
    The second cycle, "Running Man," presents poems Mr. Eady drew on for his libretto for the music-drama of the same name, which was a l999 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Here, the focus is the black family and the barriers of color, class, and caste that tear it apart. As the Village Voice said, "It is a hymn to all the sons this country has stolen from her African- American families."

  • Cornelius Eady's new poems show him in full control of his considerable talents and displaying a rich maturity as he enters midlife. His poems are sly, unsentimental, and witty, full of truths that are intimate and profound.
    Hardheaded Weather ranges widely, reflecting the newfound responsibilities Eady has assumed as he transitions from urban renter to nonplussed rural homeowner, as well as the sobering influence of war and the intimation of his own mortality. Yet even at his angriest, the poet has always had a depth of compassion rare in our polarized age, with a sense of humor that is both sophisticated and demotic. These poems will resonate deeply.
    As exciting as the new poems are, his selected earlier poems dazzle, too, as they demonstrate the arc of Cornelius Eady's maturation and the originality of his voice. Taken together, Hardheaded Weather forms a moving-'and sometimes searing -'testament to the power of poetry.

  • NAME: Lynch, Andrew (b. 16.10.1958); a.k.a. 'Mr Bolsover'CAREER: civil servant, librarian, columnist, local councillor, revolutionaryRECREATIONS: shooting squirrels, skinning rabbits, cooking with ratsADDRESS: present whereabouts unknown; last sighted in South Downs woodland close to the A275PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: cataloguing systems, hermits, badger welfare, troglodytes, revolutionary politicsBut a Who's Who entry can reveal only so much. Like all the great political lives - Churchill, Disraeli, Gladstone, Genghis Khan - Bolsover's is one of incident, drama and passion. From the calm of Uckfield library to the demands of high office, a life on the run and a final confrontation with the authorities, The Making of Mr Bolsover is a moving, epic tale of a modern misfit and a political biography like no other.

  • Completely updated third edition-insights into the lucrative foreign exchange markets for both beginner and expert traders.
    A renowned authority on international investing brings the complex machinations of the foreign currency markets vibrantly to life. Cornelius Luca clearly and concisely analyzes the various currencies, market forces, and emerging technologies-and illuminates them all with real-world examples and graphics.

  • This volume is a timely and insightful exploration into the issues of corporate governance and the impact of corporate governance practices on investments in developing countries. Sponsored by the World Economic Forum, INSEAD, and Wharton, this book collects original essays from senior researchers at the worlds top academic institutions as well as from key policymakers and business leaders, It analyzes global aspects of governance in relation to such issues as corporate performance, privatization, venture capitalism, and workers. With global financial markets having become more integrated, the book pays particular attention to the role of corporate governance in emerging-market economies and international capital flows. Rich in facts and ideas, Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy is a must read for anyone interested in financial crises international risk management, and global competitiveness.

  • He was atrocious in his brutality, but his lechery was kept hidden... In the end, he erupted into an orgy of crime and ignominy alike'

    Such is Tacitus' obituary of Tiberius, and he is no less caustic in his opinion of the weak and cuckolded Claudius and the 'artist' Nero. The Annals is a gripping account of the Roman emperors who followed Augustus, the founder of the imperial system, and of the murders, sycophancy, plotting, and oppression that marked this period in Rome. Tacitus provides the earliest and most detailed account of Boudicca's rebellion in Britain, and his history also relates the great fire of Rome in
    the reign of Nero, and the persecution of the Christians that followed. He deplores the depravity of the emperors, whose behaviour he sees as proof of the corrupting force of absolute power.

    J. C. Yardley's translation is vivid and accurate, and Anthony A. Barrett's introduction and notes provide invaluable historical and cultural context.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • He was atrocious in his brutality, but his lechery was kept hidden... In the end, he erupted into an orgy of crime and ignominy alike'

    Such is Tacitus' obituary of Tiberius, and he is no less caustic in his opinion of the weak and cuckolded Claudius and the 'artist' Nero. The Annals is a gripping account of the Roman emperors who followed Augustus, the founder of the imperial system, and of the murders, sycophancy, plotting, and oppression that marked this period in Rome. Tacitus provides the earliest and most detailed account of Boudicca's rebellion in Britain, and his history also relates the great fire of Rome in
    the reign of Nero, and the persecution of the Christians that followed. He deplores the depravity of the emperors, whose behaviour he sees as proof of the corrupting force of absolute power.

    J. C. Yardley's translation is vivid and accurate, and Anthony A. Barrett's introduction and notes provide invaluable historical and cultural context.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • The Battle of Arnhem, one of the most dramatic battles of World War II, was as daring as it was ill-fated. It cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. This is the whole compelling story, told through the vast cast of characters involved. From Dutch civilians to British and American strategists, its scope and ambition is unparalleled, superbly recreating the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation.

  • The Battle for Berlin was the final struggle of World War II in the European theatre, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and brought an end to the Nazi regime. It lasted more than two weeks across April -- May 1945, and was one of the bloodiest and most pivotal episodes of the war, one which would play a part in determining the shape of international politics for decades to come. THE LAST BATTLE is a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.

  • Ce que l'on a appelé - mal - socialisme, est - dans son essence - le projet d'instauration d'une société autonome, par l'action autonome des êtres humains. Cette exigence d'autonomie - de liberté et d'égalité - concerne toutes les dimensions de la vie collective. Des hommes esclaves dans leur travail, qui s'endorment épuisés le soir devant une télévision abrutissante et manipulatrice, ne sont - ni ne peuvent êtres - libres. Seuls des hommes égaux peuvent être libres, et seuls des hommes libres peuvent être égaux. La suppression de la domination, de l'hétéronomie, implique la suppression du pouvoir de tout groupe particulier, mais aussi la rupture de l'asservissement de la société à l'égard de son institution. Une société autonome est une société qui s'auto-institue explicitement. Autogestion et auto-organisation, ou bien sont des vocables pour amuser le peuple, ou bien signifient l'auto-institution de la société, la participation égale de tous au pouvoir et, en premier lieu, au pouvoir instituant.

  • What Makes this Book Unique? No crystal ball is required to safely predict, that in the future - even more than in the past - mastered innovativeness will be a primary criterion distinguishing s- cessful from unsuccessful companies. At the latest since Michael Porter's study on the competitiveness of nations, the same criterion holds even for the evaluation of entire countries and national economies. Despite the innumerable number of p- lications and recommendations on innovation, competitive innovativeness is still a rare competency. The latest publication of UNICE - the European Industry - ganization representing 20 million large, midsize and small companies - speaks a clear language: Europe qualifies to roughly 60% (70%) of the innovation strength of the US (Japan). The record unemployment in many EU countries does not c- tradict this message. A main reason may be given by the fact that becoming an innovative organi- tion means increased openness towards the new and more tolerance towards risks and failures, both challenging the inherently difficult management art of cultural change. Further, lacking innovativeness is often related to legal and fiscal barriers which rather hinder than foster innovative activities. Yet another reason to explain Europe's notorious innovation gap refers to insufficient financial R&D resources on the company as well as on the national level. As a result, for example, hi- ranking decisions on the level of the European Commission are taken to increase R&D expenditures in the European Union from roughly 2% to 3% of GNP.

  • India is still perceived by some as a developing country that has yet to create world-class products of its own. However, this book shows that in recent years India has emerged as a lead market for frugality-driven innovations that are affordable, robust and successful even outside its geographic boundaries. Many global companies have recognized these changes and are ramping up their local R&D capabilities. At the same time, several Indian firms are venturing out to international shores and gaining access to new markets. Using a top-down approach, the book takes a closer look at systems of innovation at work and presents examples of successful, corporate innovations in multiple industries and their contextual conditions.

  • Arms investors with powerful new tools for measuring and managing the risks associated with the various illiquid asset classes With risk-free interest rates and risk premiums at record lows, many investors are turning to illiquid assets, such as real estate, private equity, infrastructure and timber, in search of superior returns and greater portfolio diversity. But as many analysts, investors and wealth managers are discovering, such investments bring with them a unique set of risks that cannot be measured by standard asset allocation models. Written by a dream team of globally renowned experts in the field, this book provides a clear, accessible overview of illiquid fund investments, focusing on what the main risks of these asset classes are and how to measure those risks in today's regulatory environment. Provides solutions for institutional investors in need of guidance in today's regulatory environment Offers detailed descriptions of risk measurement in illiquid asset classes, illustrated with real life case studies Helps you to develop reliable risk management tools while complying with the regulations designed to contain the individual and systemic risks arising from illiquid investments Features real-life case studies that capture an array of risk management scenarios you are likely to encounter

  • This book focuses on how companies are innovating with regard to the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid (BOP) - the lowest socio-economic segment, and the organizational conditions they need to be successful. The authors use several examples of disruptive innovations for this market, particularly in the Indian healthcare sector. Low-cost, specialty hospital chains like Aravind Eye Care and Narayana Hrudayalaya have brought down the cost of certain medical procedures significantly. The Indian conglomerate Tata Group and the American healthcare giant GE Healthcare have also developed affordable products targeted at the lowest-income segments in India. The authors present an in-depth analysis of these companies and present their insightful results on disruptive innovation and the ever-challenging BOP market.

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