• On sait, depuis toujours, que l'amour aime les belles histoires. Pour séduire la charmante Didar, Rufus en invente cent et une. Histoires de rien, histoires de tout, histoires d'amour : une grand-mère qui remonte à la mémoire, un planeur qui s'égare, un violon qui se ride, la mer Rouge qui s'ouvre... Tout est prétexte à conter, tout est prétexte à capter l'attention de la belle. Mais, derrière l'amoureux, se cache le fabuliste à qui Didar envoie la balle. Séduite, elle reste sur le qui-vive. C'est sa manière à elle de gagner une autre nuit...

  • Il commence une phrase et s'arrête. Étonné par ce qu'il vient d'entendre. Ou parce que l'intéressant d'une phrase, c'est de la commencer. Il la laisse planer dans l'espace. Mille personnes regardent planer un début de phrase dans l'espace. Et le temps s'arrête. Pas pour longtemps. Il suffit d'un courant d'air pour qu'elle s'envole. Rufus, c'est le temps en suspens. Ce qui l'intéresse, c'est l'instant. Il redonne vie à l'instant. Il redonne sa chance à l'instant. Il nous donne la chance de donner un sens à l'instant. Il nous invite à partager avec lui l'instant d'un début de phrase dans l'espace. Il nous invite même à la prolonger à notre idée. Il la commence. À nous de la continuer. Rufus, à l'écoute de lui-même, découvre avec nous les mots qu'il invente. Chaque mot sorti de sa bouche semble imprévu. Et Rufus devient imprévisible. Il nous surprend parce qu'il se surprend. Et si personne ne le comprend, il nous rassure en nous donnant l'impression que celui qui le comprend le moins, c'est encore lui. Et l'exemple de quelqu'un qui ne se comprend pas lui-même, nous touche. Parce qu'il nous ressemble. Au point de nous identifier à lui. Et c'est à ce moment que nous comprenons l'évidence. Rufus, c'est nous.

  • Rufus se livre... en une trentaine de sketches, issus de son dernier spectacle ou encore inédits. "N'ayez aucune crainte. Ce livre ne vous fournira aucun détail sur mon existence scandaleuse d'acteur car il est plus indiscret encore : il raconte ce qui me fait rire quand je suis tout seul perché sur mon arbre. Quoi de plus intime ?"

  • Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt, Syria, Persia and India, was perhaps the most successful conqueror the world has ever seen. Yet although no other individual has attracted so much speculation across the centuries, Alexander himself remains an enigma. Curtius' History offers a great deal of information unobtainable from other sources of the time. A compelling narrative of a turbulent era, the work recounts events on a heroic scale, detailing court intrigue, stirring speeches and brutal battles - among them, those of Macedonia's great war with Persia, which was to culminate in Alexander's final triumph over King Darius and the defeat of an ancient and mighty empire. It also provides by far the most plausible and haunting portrait of Alexander we possess: a brilliantly realized image of a man ruined by constant good fortune in his youth.

  • Anglais Stuck

    Rufus Anneli

    "The brilliant mind behind Party of One examines the striking social trend: people are stuck and they want to change, but..." (San Francisco Chronicle) In this book, Anneli Rufus identifies an intriguing aspect of our culture: Many of us are stuck. Be it in the wrong relationship, career, or town, or just with bad habits we can't seem to quit, we even say we want to make a change, but . . . Merging interviews, personal anecdotes, and cultural criticism, Stuck is a wise and passionate exploration of the dreams we hold dearest for ourselves-and the road to actually achieving them. When faced with the possibility of change, our minds can play tricks on us. We tell ourselves: I can't make it. Or, It's not worth the effort. How is it that in a time of unprecedented freedom and opportunity, so many of us feel utterly powerless and unsure? In this book, Rufus exposes a complex network of causes for our immobilization- from fear and denial to powerful messages in popular culture or mass media that conspire to convince us that we're helpless in the face of our cravings. But there can be a light at the end of the tunnel: Rufus also tells the stories of people who have managed to become unstuck and of others who, after much reflection, have decided that where they are is best. After all, she writes, "what looks to you like a rut, others might say is true absorption in a topic, a relation­ship, a career, a pursuit, a place. What looks to you like bore­dom, others call commitment. And even contentment." A brilliant glimpse into what truly motivates-or doesn't motivate-us, Stuck will inspire you to take a look at yourself in an entirely new light.

  • An amusing, informative, controversial and utterly irreverent history of the world's favourite word.

  • Anglais Unworthy

    Rufus Anneli

    "Self-loathing is a dark land studded with booby-traps. Fumbling through its dark underbrush, we cannot see what our trouble actually is: that we are mistaken about ourselves. That we were told lies long ago which we, in love and loyalty and fear, believed. Will we believe ourselves to death?" -'from Unworthy
    As someone who has struggled with low self-esteem her entire life, Anneli Rufus knows only too well how the world looks through the eyes of those who are not comfortable in their own skin. In Unworthy, Rufus boldly explores how a lack of faith in ourselves can turn us into our own worst enemies.
    Drawing on extensive research, enlightening interviews, and her own poignant experiences, Rufus considers the question: What personal, societal, biological, and historical factors coalesced to spark this secret epidemic, and what can be done to put a stop to it? She reveals the underlying sources of low self-esteem and leads us through strategies for positive change.

  • Provides a state-of-the-science overview of arthropods affecting grape production around the world. Vineyard pest management is a dynamic and evolving field, and the contributed chapters provide insights into arthropods that limit this important crop and its products. Written by international experts from the major grape-growing regions, it provides a global overview of arthropods affecting vines and the novel strategies being used to prevent economic losses, including invasive pests affecting viticulture. The book contains reviews of the theoretical basis of integrated pest management, multiple chapters on biological control, current status of chemical control, as well as in-depth and well-illustrated reviews of the major arthropod pests affecting grape production and how they are being managed worldwide. This text will serve as a primary resource for applied entomologists, students, growers, and consultants with interests at the intersection of viticulture and applied entomology.