• Il y a longtemps que le besoin d'un ouvrage de vulgarisation consacré à la poésie de Góngora se fait sentir en France. Destinée prioritairement aux lecteurs non hispanistes et aux étudiants de licence, la présente anthologie bilingue, conçue par un spécialiste connu et reconnu, devrait combler, et au-delà, cette lacune. La présentation et les notes de ce recueil visent à replacer les 114 textes qui le composent dans leur circonstance et leur cadre, en relation avec la personnalité de l'auteur, avec sa vie et son époque : restituée à ses racines, cette oeuvre, trop longtemps exilée dans les limbes de la poésie pure, retrouve alors une vitalité oubliée. La traduction, stricte et précise tout en sonnant juste, a pour seul but de faciliter l'accès au texte original, devant lequel elle n'attend que le moment de s'effacer. C'est presque le cinquième de la production poétique de Góngora que l'on trouvera dans ces pages, assez, en tout cas, pour permettre d'entrer dans une poésie splendide et rare - « précieuse » au plein sens du terme -, non pour l'étiqueter ni développer des théories, mais simplement pour redécouvrir en toute liberté le bonheur que, quatre siècles après, elle réserve toujours à ses lecteurs.

  • Il n'est pas fait appel, dans cet ouvrage, à diverses catégories traditionnelles, susceptibles de faire écran face à la singularité des oeuvres, et de laisser croire à l'étudiant qu'elles confèrent une qualité unitaire à la période considérée ; alors que toute innovation formelle cohabite de façon durable avec l'usage ancien, tout particulièrement en Espagne, et qu'il n'est guère d'oeuvre où se retrouve dans son intégralité le système de normes et de conventions déclaré caractéristique de la période en question. Il s'agit donc, essentiellement, de suivre dans ses méandres l'évolution des formes littéraires et de rester attentif à l'accueil qui leur fut réservé au cours du temps. C'est en effet par cette double analyse que l'histoire semble pouvoir trouver sa voie propre, aux côtés des diverses approches du fait littéraire, et tenir sur la littérature un discours pertinent.

  • Il n'est pas fait appel, dans cet ouvrage, à diverses catégories traditionnelles, susceptibles de faire écran face à la singularité des oeuvres, et de laisser croire à l'étudiant qu'elles confèrent une qualité unitaire à la période considérée ; alors que toute innovation formelle cohabite de façon durable avec l'usage ancien, tout particulièrement en Espagne, et qu'il n'est guère d'oeuvre où se retrouve dans son intégralité le système de normes et de conventions déclaré caractéristique de la période en question. Il s'agit donc, essentiellement, de suivre dans ses méandres l'évolution des formes littéraires et de rester attentif à l'accueil qui leur fut réservé au cours du temps. C'est en effet par cette double analyse que l'histoire semble pouvoir trouver sa voie propre, aux côtés des diverses approches du fait littéraire, et tenir sur la littérature un discours pertinent.

  • Vols, intrigues, violences, confusion des sentiments... Avec Le Maître Voleur, Robert Kirkman, le créateur de Walking Dead, réinvente le genre du polar dans une nouvelle série entre Mission impossible et Ocean's Eleven.
    Conrad Paulson, le plus grand des voleurs, se pensait à l'abri en planifiant son plus gros coup. Mais entre son fils qui veut lui prouver qu'il est lui aussi fait pour la cambriole et sa manoeuvre pour trahir le cartel qui tombe à l'eau, c'est peu dire que les choses ne se passent pas réellement comme prévu !

  • Essential insights on the various aspects of financial derivatives If you want to understand derivatives without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation, Financial Derivatives is the book for you. Through in-depth insights gleaned from years of financial experience, Robert Kolb and James Overdahl clearly explain what derivatives are and how you can prudently use them within the context of your underlying business activities. Financial Derivatives introduces you to the wide range of markets for financial derivatives. This invaluable guide offers a broad overview of the different types of derivatives-futures, options, swaps, and structured products-while focusing on the principles that determine market prices. This comprehensive resource also provides a thorough introduction to financial derivatives and their importance to risk management in a corporate setting. Filled with helpful tables and charts, Financial Derivatives offers a wealth of knowledge on futures, options, swaps, financial engineering, and structured products. Discusses what derivatives are and how you can prudently implement them within the context of your underlying business activities Provides thorough coverage of financial derivatives and their role in risk management Explores financial derivatives without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation This informative guide will help you unlock the incredible potential of financial derivatives.

  • A timely look at the healthcare valuation process in an era of dynamic healthcare reform, including theory, methodology, and professional standards In light of the dynamic nature of the healthcare industry sector, the analysis supporting business valuation engagements for healthcare enterprises, assets, and services must address the expected economic conditions and events resulting from the four pillars of the healthcare industry: Reimbursement, Regulation, Competition, and Technology. Healthcare Valuation presents specific attributes of each of these enterprises, assets, and services and how research needs and valuation processes differentiate depending on the subject of the appraisal, the environment the property interest exists, and the nature of the practices. Includes theory, methodology, and professional standards as well as requisite research, analytical, and reporting functions in delivering healthcare valuation services Provides useful process tools such as worksheets and checklists, relevant case studies, plus a website that will include comprehensive glossaries and topical bibliographies Read Healthcare Valuation for a comprehensive treatise of valuation issues in the healthcare field including trends of compensation and reimbursement, technology and intellectual property, and newly emerging healthcare entities.

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    In the context of the changing nature of universities, this book discusses the progression of enterprise and entrepreneurship education, and conceptualises `best practice' with the aim of enhancing teaching and support for entrepreneurs. Including an overview of entrepreneurship, teaching entrepreneurship, enterprising universities and industrial ecosystems, the author also discusses stakeholder theory and analysis, concluding with a perspective on effective and enterprising learning spaces. An insightful read for researchers, educators and policy-makers, this comprehensive overview provides up-to-date literature and case studies to describe the need for entrepreneurship education, its growth, the influence of key institutional stakeholders, and the future of programme delivery and assessment.

  • Despite the port's prominence in maritime history, its cultural significance has long been neglected in favour of its role within economic and imperial networks. Defined by their intersection of maritime and urban space, port towns were sites of complex cultural exchanges. This book, the product of international scholarship, offers innovative and challenging perspectives on the cultural histories of ports, ranging from eighteenth-century Africa to twentieth-century Australasia and Europe. The essays in this important collection explore two key themes; the nature and character of `sailortown' culture and port-town life, and the representations of port towns that were forged both within and beyond urban-maritime communities. The book's exploration of port town identities and cultures, and its use of a rich array of methodological approaches and cultural artefacts, will make it of great interest to both urban and maritime historians. It also represents a major contribution to the emerging, interdisciplinary field of coastal studies.

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    This state-of-the-art, comprehensive Handbook is the first of its kind to fully explore the interconnections between social justice and education for citizenship on an international scale. 
    Various educational policies and practices are predicated on notions of social justice, yet each of these are explicitly or implicitly shaped by, and in turn themselves shape, particular notions of citizenship/education for citizenship. Showcasing current research and theories from a diverse range of perspectives and including chapters from internationally renowned scholars, this Handbook seeks to examine the philosophical, psychological, social, political, and cultural backgrounds, factors and contexts that are constitutive of contemporary research on education for citizenship and social justice and aims to analyse the transformative role of education regarding social justice issues. Split into two sections, the first contains chapters that explore central issues relating to social justice and their interconnections to education for citizenship whilst the second contains chapters that explore issues of education for citizenship and social justice within the contexts of particular nations from around the world.
    Global in its perspective and definitive in content, this one-stop volume will be an indispensable reference resource for a wide range of academics, students and researchers in the fields of Education, Sociology, Social Policy, Citizenship Studies and Political Science. 

  • As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eyewitness accounts) to produce one of the most colourful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation of the empire under Julius Caesar and Augustus, to the decline into depravity and civil war under Nero and the recovery that came with his successors. A masterpiece of observation, anecdote and detailed physical description, The Twelve Caesars presents us with a gallery of vividly drawn - and all too human - individuals.

  • Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good.Science Matters is a rare exceptiona science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a popular textbook for introductory courses in high school and college, and yet wellwritten enough to appeal to general readers uncomfortable with scientific jargon and complicated mathematics. And now, revised and expanded for the first time in nearly two decades, it is uptodate, so that readers can enjoy Hazen and Trefil's refreshingly accessible explanations of the most recent developments in science, from particle physics to biotechnology.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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  • With over 10 million copies sold, bestselling author Robert James Waller returns with the haunting, evocative story of a small town, a beautiful and mysterious woman, and the man forever changed by both.The wild places are where no one is looking anymore. Out there on the high plains, among the Sioux reservations and the silent buttes, among the small towns dying and the people with them, you can hear the wind. And on the back of the wind is the sound of an old accordion—tangos—mingling with the lonely thump of a single drum in the nighttime and a faroff warrior’s cry. On the back of the wind is the smell of worn saddle leather and sawdust, of sandalwood, and smoke from ancient ceremonial fires. To this, to a town called Salamander, comes Carlisle McMillan, a traveler and master carpenter seeking a place of quiet amid the grinding roar of progress. Near Wolf Butte, a strange and apparently haunted monolith, he finds his quiet, or so he believes, and begins rebuilding a decrepit house as a tribute to the gruff old man who taught him a carpenter’s skills, rebuilding his life at the same time.He finds two very different, independent women: Gally Deveraux, who works at a diner in Salamander and longs for something more than she is, and Susanna Benteen, beautiful and enigmatic, who was drawn to Salamander for mysterious reasons of her own, a woman the town has labeled a witch. The women and his carpenter’s trade and an old Indian knon as Flute Player bring Carlisle a sense of contentment for a while. But his quiet is shattered as bulldozer treads begin to turn and the Yerkes County War commences. Run or stand your ground, that is Carlisle’s dilemma, Gally on one side, Susanna on the other.Robert James Waller’s fully imagined characters become people we know and care for deeply.High Plains Tango is the hauntingly lyrical story of a small town in the middle of nowhere, a town that forever changed—and was forever changed by—one man.From the Hardcover edition.

  • The steady tick of an aged Regulator wall clock and the squeak of an overhead fan turning slowly are soft but insistent, counting down the night, while the high desert thrums like a halfremembered Victrola song. The sounds are below the consciousness of Winchell Dear, an oldtime gambler, a Texas poker player on the southern circuit, as he waits for something . . . something vague that his life of chance tells him is evil and moving his way. He has gassed and oiled the Cadillac and adjusts the pistol in his right boot, then plays one of the six fiddle tunes he knows, thinking back to his good days with Lucinda Miller. Alone, he waits in his remote ranch house, while, just outside, an acquaintance named Luther hunts, unblinking and of nervous temperament and moving through yellow primrose bending in the night wind. In Diablo Canyon, a distant part of Winchell Dear’s ranch, Peter Long Grass squats by a campfire, contemplating the profile he saw moving along the ridge of Guapa Mountain an hour ago, thinking about the gambler’s housekeeper, Sonia Dominguez, about the small, quiet world he has fashioned far from civilization and what undefined presence might now be threatening it. He gathers his tools and begins to run across the desert floor.And boring toward all of them is a creamcolored Lincoln Continental with two men aboard. Traveling from Los Angeles on a mission they’ve been given, they are professionals, cool and implacable at the start, ut becoming steadily more confused by the strange landscape they are passing through. Forty minutes from their task, they ready themselves, while a kitchen wall clock ticks its way through the long night of Winchell Dear. The Long Night of Winchell Dear finds master storyteller Robert James Waller at his best as he takes us through the wind and dust of the high desert mountains, into the shadowy world of highstakes poker fought in the back rooms of Amarillo and Little Rock, and headlong toward the book’s stunning finale of chaotic terror, where an unexpected hero emerges.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Is the Camel the laziest creature on earth? The other Animals want to get him out of the Howling Desert to do his fair share of work. Can the Jinn help?

  • Simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, fun illustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.

    In this story, vain Kangaroo thinks he should look even more special and demands the the desert god make him different to the other animals. The desert god sends Dingo after him, and Kangaroo gets his wish - although it's perhaps not quite what he expected!

  • In this story, the Elephant's child never, ever stops asking questions. But when he determines to find out what Crocodile eats for his dinner, he's in for a surprise!

  • Ten of millions Americans suffer from alcoholism, yet most people still wrongly believe that alcoholism is a psychological or moral problem, and that it can be cured by psychotherapy or sheer will power. Based on groundbreaking scientific research, Under The Influence examine the physical factors that set alcoholics and non-alcoholics apart, and suggests a bold, stigma-free way of understanding and treating the alcoholic.
    How to tell if someone you know is an alcoholic.
    The progressive stages of alcoholism.
    How to get an alcoholic into treatment -- and how to choose a treatment program.
    Why frequently prescribed drugs can be dangerous -- even fatal -- for alcoholics.
    How to ensure a lasting recovery.
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Famously, Jane Austen created a fictional universe for 'three or four families in a country village'. In this remarkable first novel James Fleming achieves something very similar: out of the relationships of two men and one woman in Derbyshire in 1788 he has created a fiction that bears comparison with the great novelists of the nineteenth century.Anthony Apreece covets the land of his young neighbour, Edward Horne. Edward covets Daisy, Anthony's wife. On such simple foundations, James Fleming builds a novel of extraordinary richness, at once a wholly convincing representation of an eighteenth-century world and an utterly modern dissection of two of mankind's most powerful passions: greed and love

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    Drawing on extensive life-history interviews with serious violent offenders, this book offers a unique socio-historical analysis of gang membership and gang evolution in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city. The book chronicles the lives of young men in and around Glasgow from early childhood to present day and examines the lived experience of family, friendship, community, and crime. It demonstrates how street reputations are won and lost and how gang membership is not a single event but an experiential process of offending, victimisation, consensus, and conflict. The book follows the young men's descent into knife crime and street violence and the impact of imprisonment on their life chances. Detailed narratives capture how they individually and collectively transitioned from street violence to profit-driven organised crime, before eventually disengaging from gangs and desisting from offending. The book concludes with an in-depth discussion of the evolution of gangs and organised crime in the 21st century and in the inner-workings of Scotland's marketplace for illegal goods and services, with implications for police, practitioners, and policymakers. A page-turner from start to finish, Scotlands' Gang Members is a truly unique contribution to knowledge about gangs and crime, written to high academic standards but readable and accessible to all.  

  • Spontaneous, hilarious, irrepressible and, of course, trailblazing - Kenny Everett was revolutionary in television and radio comedy. Chris Evans, Chris Moyles, Rob Brydon and Steve Wright have all cited Kenny as a huge influence on their work - even the great Spike Milligan called him a genius. It was Kenny who developed the radio show format with which we are so familiar today: a mix of music, jingles, funny voices and sound effects. When he seamlessly made the move to television in the seventies, he created unforgettable characters such as Sid Snot, Cupid Stunt and Marcel Wave.



    Rarely seen without a smile on his face in public, in reality, Kenny was a deeply insecure man who suffered severe bouts of depression. He also struggled with his sexuality, only coming out to the public in 1985. Diagnosed with HIV in 1987, Kenny died in 1995.



    This in-depth and affectionate biography has been fully authorised by Kenny's family and contains original interviews with Kenny's sister, Kate and with his former wife, Lee, as well as entertainment figures such as Barry Cryer, Cliff Richard, Chris Tarrant and Paul Gambaccini. Packed with fabulous stories about the highs and lows of Kenny's life, his great friendships with The Beatles and Freddie Mercury, this is a book that any fan of comedy and entertainment must read.

  • The author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Bridges of Madison County once again brings characters and situations with his special blend of lyricism and magic. This is a bittersweet story about two good people who discover that true love, when it comes, is rarely fair, or right--or without pain.

  • The author of the blockbuster The Bridges of Madison County blends passion and adventure in the story of an American novelist in Mexico and his young lover, who take a trip with a killer.

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