Les Brutes en blanc
Author: Martin Winckler
On attend d’un médecin qu’il écoute, rassure, explique et s’efforce de « Guérir parfois. Soulager souvent. Consoler toujours ». On attend d’un médecin qu’il soigne.En France, la réalité est autre : de la violence verbale aux jugements de valeurs, de la discrimination au refus de prescription, des épisiotomies arbitraires à la chimiothérapie imposée, bon nombre de médecins brutalisent les patients, à commencer par les femmes.Ces brutes en blanc trahissent la déontologie et enfreignent les lois.Ce n’est pas un hasard : la caste hospitalière, profondément sexiste, ne se consacre pas aux soins, mais à ses luttes de pouvoir ; dans les facultés, la formation éthique et psychologique est absente, le savoir sous la coupe de mandarins aux valeurs archaïques et l’esprit scientifique parasité par les industriels. Comment s’étonner, alors, que tant de médecins se comportent en aristocrates hautains, et non en professionnels au service du public ?Le temps est venu de dire non à cette maltraitance d’un autre âge.La santé des citoyens vaut bien une révolte. Ou une révolution.
Life A User's Manual
Author: Georges Perec
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Over twenty years ago, Godine published the first English translation of Georges Perec's masterpiece, Life A User's Manual, hailed by the Times Literary Supplement, Boston Globe, and others as "one of the great novels of the century." We are now proud to announce a newly revised twentieth anniversary edition of Life. Carefully prepared, with many corrections, this edition of Life A User's Manual will be the preferred reference edition for the future. Life is an unclassified masterpiece, a sprawling compendium as encyclopedic as Dante's Commedia and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and, in its break with tradition, as inspiring as Joyce's Ulysses. Structured around a single moment in time — 8:00 p.m. on June 23, 1975 — Perec's spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where, chapter by chapter, room by room, like an onion being peeled, an extraordinary rich cast of characters is revealed in a series of tales that are bizarre, unlikely, moving, funny, or (sometimes) quite ordinary. From the confessions of a racing cyclist to the plans of an avenging murderer, from a young ethnographer obsessed with a Sumatran tribe to the death of a trapeze artist, from the fears of an ex-croupier to the dreams of a sex-change pop star to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime, Life is a manual of human irony, portraying the mixed marriages of fortunes, passions and despairs, betrayals and bereavements, of hundreds of lives in Paris and around the world. But the novel is more than an extraordinary range of fictions; it is a closely observed account of life and experience. The apartment block's one hundred rooms are arranged in a magic square, and the book as a whole is peppered with a staggering range of literary puzzles and allusions, acrostics, problems of chess and logic, crosswords, and mathematical formula. All are there for the reader to solve in the best tradition of the detective novel.
Berserk has conquered the worlds of manga and anime, and now comes the essential roadmap to the sprawling Berserk universe, exploring the characters, creatures, settings, and stories of Berserk's first 38 volumes. Profusely illustrated and including never-before-seen art (including an eight-page color section) and author notes by Kentaro Miura, the Official Guidebook is a comprehensive tour through the epic adventure, shocking horror, and graveyard humor that can be only Berserk!
Author: Robert Mapplethorpe, Ntozake Shange
Mapplethorpe presents an astonishing photographic study of black men today. In their diversity, impact, erotic appeal and deep humanity, these photographs constitute a stunning celebration of the contemporary black male. Black-and-white photos throughout.
Author: JACK LONDON
Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists
Author: Sacha Jenkins, Elliott Wilson, Jeff Mao, Gabe Alvarez, Brent Rollins
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists is more popular than racism! Hip hop is huge, and it's time someone wrote it all down. And got it all right. With over 25 aggregate years of interviews, and virtually every hip hop single, remix and album ever recorded at their disposal, the highly respected Ego Trip staff are the ones to do it. The Book of Rap Lists runs the gamut of hip hop information. This is an exhaustive, indispensable and completely irreverent bible of true hip hip knowledge.
Author: J.R. Loveless
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Veterinarian Seth Davies comes to Senaka, Wyoming, looking for peace and anonymity, trying to escape his past. He’s always been a target for trouble and pain, and Seth has had more than his share of both. Kasey Whitedove takes one look at Seth and assumes the worst. No white man could love animals the way the mostly Cheyenne population expects, and Kasey makes Seth’s first days in Senaka more than unpleasant. Then an accident puts Kasey in the uncomfortable position of eating crow—and helplessly desiring Seth—despite the danger of Kasey’s life as a werewolf and Seth’s stressful secrets. Chasing Seth down and keeping him safe from his past has just become Kasey's most important job.
Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.
In a Sunday Times best-selling memoir, the author—at the mercy of his unpredictable, demanding and lovable cats—shares his many adventures with The Bear, who carries the weight of the world on his furry shoulders, Janet, Ralph and Shipley.
Black Skin, White Masks
Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. Fanon’s masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers. A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.
Examines the styles of interior, industrial, and architectural design, discusses the importance of function in design, and argues that design must respond to the needs of machine-age production methods
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How the World Was
Author: Emmanuel Guibert
Describes the childhood of World War II veteran, Alan Cope, including his idyllic California home, his family members, and the tragic death of his mother when he was eleven years old.
The Case of Dr. Sachs
Author: Martin Winckler
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Bruno Sachs is a country doctor who makes house calls and feels deeply for his patients. There are broken bones, unwanted pregnancies, people without the will to live, a friend dying of cancer. His pity for his fellow creatures is both his motivating force and his own untreatable condition. Among the deaths, love affairs, and small town gossip, a love story emerges at the heart of the novel-between Dr. Sachs and a young woman upon whom he once performed an abortion. The Case of Dr. Sachs is a novel filled with voices of silent suffering and arias of quiet joy, and one dedicated to the notion that literature, like medicine, can save lives.