Karl Marx

  • Auteur: Achille Loria
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1920
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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 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

The posters of Achille Mauzan 1883 1952

  • Auteur: Mirande Carnévalé-Mauzan
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  • Date de sortie: 2001
  • Collection: Poster Auctions Intl Inc
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After years of unrelenting toil, Mirnade Carnevale-Mauzan has managed to put together a complete inventory of her father's posters, the majority of which remain accessible to this day. The result is a book that will bring pleasure and information to researchers and collectors, not to mention anyone that appreciates the power of the unfettered imagination. This book combines a daughter's own dedication to her father's art, with Mauzen's incredible work and journeys, which led him to Italy, Argentina, South America and France.

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 Song of Achilles Enhanced Edition

  • Auteur: Madeline Miller
  • ISBN: 0062201891
  • Date de sortie: 2012-03-06
  • Collection: Harper Collins
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Enter the world of Homer's ancient Greece with the enhanced e-book edition of The Song of Achilles. This edition lets you further engage with this compelling story through video interviews with Madeline Miller and Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of the Wicked series, clips from the audio book at the start of each chapter, an illustrated map, and a pop-up gallery featuring over 40 images and descriptions of the characters, armor, and ships found in the book. The legend begins... Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. "The best of all the Greeks"—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles' mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice. Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller's page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career. Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.
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