Roland Furieux

Le Roland furieux parut en 1516 Un vent de nouveaut souffle partout en Europe occidentale L Arioste po te, sous ses histoires de magiciens, est aussi un observateur des moeurs, des valeurs et des esp rances de son temps Dans son pop e, une poque expose son savoir, ses r ves et ses d sirs dans

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

An accesible version of Einstein s masterpiece of theory, written by the genius himselfAccording to Einstein himself, this book is intended to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the t

The Books of Magic

A quartet of fallen mystics dubbed the TrenchCoat Brigade is introduced in this first collection of the adventures of Timothy Hunter John Constantine, the Phantom Stranger, Dr Occult, and Mister E take Hunter on a tour of the magical realms Along the way he s introduced to Vertigo s greatest pr

Reaper Man (Discworld, #11; Death, #2)

Death has to happen That s what bein alive is all about You re alive, and then you re dead It can t just stop happening n nBut it can And it has So what happens after death is now less of a philosophical question than a question of actual reality On the Disc, as here, they need Death If Dea

The Sleeper and the Spindle

A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell weaving together a sort of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish n nOn the eve of her w

Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1)

This is where the dragons went They lie not dead, not asleep, but dormant And although the space they occupy isn t like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly And presumably, somew

Alamut

Alamut takes place in 11th Century Persia, in the fortress of Alamut, where self proclaimed prophet Hasan ibn Sabbah is setting up his mad but brilliant plan to rule the region with a handful elite fighters who are to become his living daggers By creating a virtual paradise at Alamut, filled with

L'épopée de Gilgamesh (Spiritualités vivantes)

Du xxve au viie si cle avant notre re, un texte circulait dans tout le Proche Orient, qui racontait la qu te d un roi, b tisseur des remparts d Ourouk vers 2800 avant J C Gilgamesh, fils de d esse, et plus divin qu humain.Du sum rien, ce texte fut traduit en babylonien, en assyrien, en hittite,

Siddhartha

Herman Hesse s classic novel has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers In this story of a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege to seek spiritual fulfillment Hesse synthesizes disparate philosophies Eastern religions, Jungian archetyp

The Nine Billion Names of God

ARTHUR C CLARKE S FAVORITE STORIES n nTHE NINE BILLION NAMES OF GOD A short term course for computer the way to God n nTROUBLE WITH TIME Martian time proves that crimes doesn t pay n nNO MORNING AFTER Drink, drink and be merry, for tomorrow there will be no morning after n nTHE POSSESSED O

In the Penal Colony

Kafka n n Birinci D nya Sava n n karanl k g nlerinde yazd Ceza Kolonisinde isimli yk de, bilinmeyen bir adadaki koloniyi ziyarete giden bir gezgin, orada t yler rpertici bir sistemle kar la r Ki inin su lu olup olmad na bak lmaks z n, ona kendini savunma hakk bile verilmeden, ac mas z b

Oedipus Rex (The Theban Plays, #1)

what man wins happiness than just its shape and the ruin when that shape collapses n nSophocles Oedipus Rex has never been surpassed for the raw and terrible power with which its hero struggles to answer the eternal question, Who am I The play, a story of a king who acting entirely in i

The Trial

Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka s death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information Whether read as an existential