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Le chevalier de Jaucourt
l'homme aux dix-sept mille articles
dir. Gilles Baroux
Société Diderot, 2015

The first volume in the collection, Le chevalier de Jaucourt. L'homme aux dix-sept mille articles (available from September) is dedicated to the author of the most prolific of the Encyclopédie, the knight of Jaucourt, one of the most remarkable, yet lesser-known Enlightenment figures. The volume explores the different aspects of this knight’s work in the Encyclopédie and beyond. It analyses the richness and multiplicity of Jaucourt’s thinking, which is displayed through his philosophic eclecticism, his medical expertise and his work as a historian, biographer, jurist, art critic, and even as an encyclopaedist and publisher. These articles update the ideas that are representative of the intellect of the Encyclopédie, but also original in many of their characteristics. 

ISBN : 978-2-9520898-9-0
Price : 32.00 €
 
 
L'Arabe du futur
vol. 1, Une jeunesse au Moyen-Orient, 1978-1984
Riad Sattouf
Allary, 2014

Born to a Syrian father and a Breton mother, Riad tells us of his childhood spent between Libya and Syria. When in 1984 his family settle in a small village in Syria, the young Riad discovers the harshness of traditional rural life. His father decides that his son should go to Syrian school and become educated, modern Arabic, an Arab of the future. 

[vol. 2, Une jeunesse au Moyen-Orient, 1984-1985, 2015, 9782370730541]

SPECIAL ALA JUNE 2015 "COLLECTING EUROPEAN COMICS"

ISBN : 978-2-37073-014-5
Price : 20.90 €
 
 
La favorite
La favorite
Matthias Lehmann
Actes Sud, 2015

A little boy has a difficult upbringing at the hand of his grandmother, Adelaide Octeville, who dresses him as a girl in memory of her deceased daughter. The plot is repeated in 1930, 1970 and 2000. This is a story that traces our relationship our bodies and with our sexual identity through the century.

SPECIAL ALA JUNE 2015 "COLLECTING EUROPEAN COMICS"

ISBN : 978-2-330-04778-8
Price : 23.00 €
 
 
Love in vain
Love in vain
Robert Johnson, 1911-1938
Jean-Michel Dupont
Glénat, 2014

More than just a musician, legendary guitarist Robert Johnson died prematurely at the age of 27. With only two surviving photographs of Johnson, writers have been left with the task of recreating an image of his tortured, scandal-ridden existence. ‘Love in Vain’ not only does this, but also poignantly depicts the extraordinary everyday life of the black community in segregated 1930s Mississippi.


SPECIAL ALA JUNE 2015 "COLLECTING EUROPEAN COMICS"

ISBN : 978-2-344-00339-8
Price : 19.50 €
 
 
Le rapport de Brodeck
Le rapport de Brodeck
vol. 1, L'autre
Manu Larcenet
Dargaud, 2015

Manu Larcenet skilfully adapts the best seller of Philippe Claudel. After the Second War, in a small border village of Germany, a stranger who came to settle a few months earlier in the village, is murdered. Brodeck, the narrator, is charged by the villagers to write a report on the events that led to this tragedy.

SPECIAL ALA JUNE 2015 "COLLECTING EUROPEAN COMICS"

ISBN : 978-2-205-07385-0
Price : 22.50 €
 
 
Catharsis
Catharsis
Luz
Futuropolis, 2015

After the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack this January, the magazine’s cartoonist, Luz, releases this intimate but liberating book ? a therapeutic exploration of his thoughts and the way his life has been overturned by the events of that day.

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ISBN : 978-2-7548-1275-7
Price : 14.50 €
 
 
orientalisme
L'orientalisme
Sidonie Lemeux-Fraitot
Citadelles & Mazenod, 2015

In the European imagination, the Orient is mythical: passions, mysteries, magical colors, heroic struggles, music, marvelous fauna and flora. Beginning in the 18th century, artists, whose curiosity was sparked by the development of diplomatic and commercial exchange with this distant place, seized on these themes. The orientalist movement affected all pictural genres: daily life, official portraiture and royal ceremonies. Even more than promoting a particular esthetic, it was above all the expression of personal sensibilities confronted with a newly discovered world continuing on through the modern period. These painters of sultans in desert landscapes all sought to bring to the canvas the magical charm of the Orient. This study, supported by  numerous literary sources, traces painters‘ attraction and talent for capturing a world of difference which  opened up renewed creative horizons.

ISBN : 9782850886348
Price : 189.00 €