On the Postcolony

  • Auteur: Achille Mbembe
  • ISBN: 0520917537
  • Date de sortie: 2001-06-17
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
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Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. In On the Postcolony he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests diehard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of postcolonial theory. This thought-provoking and groundbreaking collection of essays—his first book to be published in English—develops and extends debates first ignited by his well-known 1992 article "Provisional Notes on the Postcolony," in which he developed his notion of the "banality of power" in contemporary Africa. Mbembe reinterprets the meanings of death, utopia, and the divine libido as part of the new theoretical perspectives he offers on the constitution of power. He works with the complex registers of bodily subjectivity — violence, wonder, and laughter — to profoundly contest categories of oppression and resistance, autonomy and subjection, and state and civil society that marked the social theory of the late twentieth century. This provocative book will surely attract attention with its signal contribution to the rich interdisciplinary arena of scholarship on colonial and postcolonial discourse, history, anthropology, philosophy, political science, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism.

The Song of Achilles

  • Auteur: Madeline Miller
  • ISBN: 1408816032
  • Date de sortie: 2011-09-05
  • Collection: A&C Black
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Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.

The Song of Achilles

  • Auteur: Madeline Miller
  • ISBN: 1408818906
  • Date de sortie: 2011-09-05
  • Collection: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

The Song of Achilles

  • Auteur: Madeline Miller
  • ISBN: 0062060635
  • Date de sortie: 2012-03-06
  • Collection: Harper Collins
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“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett “Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

The Achille Lauro Hijacking

  • Auteur: Michael K. Bohn
  • ISBN: 1574887793
  • Date de sortie: 2004
  • Collection: Potomac Books, Inc.
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What we can learn about terrorism from the Achille Lauro hijacking

Drugs and Laboratory Parameters

  • Auteur: Achille Patrizio Caputi
  • ISBN: 8889688955
  • Date de sortie: 2011
  • Collection: SEEd
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Even if clinical and laboratory parameters can be considered as predictors for ADRs, the possibility of a drug-related variation of blood tests is seldom taken into consideration. This easy-to-read book will help physicians in the routine interpretation of laboratory results, drawing their attention to the possibility that abnormal laboratory results may be drug related. The book describes the most common variations (increase/decrease) of blood parameters that can be caused by drug intake. Functions of each blood parameter are schematically reported, together with its standard blood concentration and a list of the most common diseases for whose diagnosis that test is performed. Active principles that can cause an increase or a decrease of that parameter are then listed."

Aftermath of the Achille Lauro incident

  • Auteur: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
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  • Date de sortie: 1986
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