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  • 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

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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.
    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.