A beautifully illustrated and attractively priced volume on the life and work of Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo is one of the art world’s most enigmatic figures. Beautiful, talented, tragic and strong, she broke barriers as a woman and as an artist and her story is irresistibly fascinating. This dynamically illustrated book makes use of full-page reproductions, historical photographs and the latest research to offer a balanced view of the artist and the impact her work has had in the decades since her death. The author introduces readers to the colorful world of Kahlo’s Mexico; describes the misfortune that led to the emergence of her artistic sensibility; explores Kahlo’s spiritual connection with her country’s folk art and her forays into surrealism; and details her love affairs with intellectuals and other artists, in particular her soulmate Diego Rivera. A fascinating look at a brilliant artist, this volume will appeal to Kahlo’s many ardent fans, as well as create new ones.
Автор: Andrew Lang
Andrew Lang draws on his classical learning to recount the Homeric legend of the wars between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Hector, Ulysses, the Amazons and the Wooden Horse all figure in this magical introduction to one of the greatest legends ever told.
Also included in this book are the adventures of Theseus and his dramatic battle with the Minotaur with the help of Ariadne, and the quest of Jason for the Golden Fleece with the help of the Princess Medea.
Автор: Kundera Milan
Kundera whirls through comedy and tragedy towards his central question: how does a person, any person, live today? In constructing his answer, he writes of politics, sex, literature, modern man’s alienation — and of their antidotes: laughter and forgetting.
Автор: Tonino Benacquista
Une famille d’Américains s’installe à Cholong-sur-Avre, en Normandie. Fred, le père, se prétend écrivain et prépare un livre sur le Débarquement. Maggie, la mère, est bénévole dans une association caritative et se surpasse dans la préparation des barbecues. Belle, la fille, fait honneur à son prénom. Warren enfin a su se rendre indispensable pour tout et auprès de tous. Une famille apparemment comme les autres, en somme.
Une chose est sûre, s’ils emménagent dans votre quartier, fuyez sans vous retourner…
Автор: Dubois J.
Référence», une collection pour approfondir ses connaissances en langue française ou trouver une réponse aux problèmes quotidiens d’expression ou de rédaction. Le Dicitionnaire étymologique, un ouvrage complet pour retrouver l’origine et connaître l’évolution de plus de 50 000 mots de la langue française : — La datation de toutes les étymologies. — La formation des mots par les processus de dérivation et de composition. — 500 suffixes et préfixes.
The sharpest stings ever to snap from the tip of an English-speaking tongue are here at hand, ready to be directed at the knaves, villains, and coxcombs of the reader’s choice. Culled from 38 plays, here are the best 5,000 examples of Shakespeare’s glorious invective, arranged by play, in order of appearance, with helpful act and line numbers for easy reference, along with an index of topical scorn appropriate to particular characters and occasions.
Автор: Twain M.
One of the most irrepressible and exuberant characters in the history of literature, Tom Sawyer explodes onto the page in a whirl of bad behaviour and incredible adventures. Whether he is heaving clods of earth at his brother, faking a gangrenous toe, or trying to convince the world that he is dead, Tom’s infectious energy and good humor shine through. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is Mark Twain’s joyful and nostalgic recollection of tall tales from his own boyhood by the Mississippi some ‘thirty or forty years ago’, an instant success on first publication in 1876 and a delight to children of all ages ever since.
Автор: Marie Kavanagh
Regular Review units recycle language throughout the course Functional language is presented in a cross-cultural context helping learners to avoid communication breakdown.
Автор: Burns Tom
Psychiatry is now a highly visible activity — care in the community, compulsion, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse mean that few people are not touched by it. Indeed one in four of us will consult a psychiatrist in our life time. This book explains what psychiatry is, and what it is not. It starts with the identification of the major mental illnesses and why they are no longer considered just variations of normality. It charts the rise of the Asylum and its demise with the developments of Care in the Community, and the flourishing of psychoanalysis and its later transformation into more accessible psychotherapies. More than any other branch of medicine psychiatry has been attacked and criticised. There is a long catalogue of abuses — from mundane neglect and bizarre treatments through to political abuse by totalitarian regimes. Modern psychiatry too brings with it new controversies such as the medicalization of normal life, the power of the drug companies and the use of psychiatry as an agent of social control.The book does not shy away from outlining these issues but provides the reader with a clear understanding of what psychiatry is capable of, and what it is not capable of, so that they can draw their own conclusions.
Автор: Waring Rob
Most crocodiles live above ground but an unusual group of crocodiles in Africa lives underground, in caves. A team of scientists will go to Madagascar to learn more about these crocodiles. Will they find any crocodiles? What will happen if they do find a real giant cave croc?