Raphaël est un jeune cadre parisien insouciant... jusqu’aux attentats du 13 Novembre. Brutalement, tout lui paraît futile et vain. En plein séminaire professionnel, il décide de tout plaquer... Après quelques jours d’errance, il fi nit par squatter une vieille grange qui semble abandonnée. Dans ce havre de paix en pleine montagne, il rencontre Elio, Leila, Moïse et Gwen, autant de personnages magnifiques qui vont l’accompagner dans sa quête de sens. Et si ralentir, prendre le temps de se trouver, était le plus beau cadeau que Raphaël puisse se faire ? Un roman à déguster lentement, comme les petits bonheurs fugaces que la vie nous réserve.
Si la célèbre prophétie sur le XXIe siècle spirituel n'a peut-être pas été prononcée comme telle par André Malraux, le procès radical qu'il instruit de la modernité occidentale ne le rapproche pas moins des débats religieux les plus actuels. Quel sacré pour aujourd'hui ? Quelle pertinence pour quel savoir ? Comment dire et la vérité et le monde ? Autant de questions angoissées qui hantent les grands textes de Malraux sur l'art, et que Raphaël Aubert aborde non seulement en critique littéraire mais plus encore en théologien. Réflexion théologique sur l'histoire et l'art, esquisse d'une théorie de la fiction, tel est l'objet de ce livre qui nous révèle un Malraux méconnu, plus essayiste que romancier. Un portrait surprenant, bien différent de ceux ordinairement brossés de lui.
Reflections of nature
Author: Donald Burton Kuspit, Joseph Raffael, Amei Wallach
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
Sun-dappled carp, radiant blossoms, and tumultuous waters are among the wonders and mysteries of nature captured in Joseph Raffael's brilliant close-up paintings.
Author: Joris Chamblain
Publisher: First Second
Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She’s been watching them and taking notes. Everybody has one special secret, Cici figures, and if you want to write about people, you need to understand what’s hiding inside them. But now she’s discovered something truly strange: an old man who disappears into the forest every Sunday with huge pots of paint in all sorts of colors. What is he up to? Why does he look so sad when he comes back? In a graphic novel interwoven with journal notes, scrapbook pieces, and doodles, Cici assembles clues about the odd and wonderful people she’s uncovered, even as she struggles to understand the mundane: her family and friends.
A study of the role of the city of Thebes in Books 3 and 4 of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Micaela Janan uses the psychoanalytic theory of Freud and Lacan to argue that the strangely fantastical way in which it is presented shows Ovid posing questions that ultimately relate to the concept of collective identity.
The Microbiome Diet
Author: Raphael Kellman
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Cutting-edge science has shown that the microbiome is the secret to healthy weight loss and to feeling healthy, energized, optimistic, and at the top of your game. The microbiome is a whole inner world that lives within your intestines—trillions of tiny microbes that help you extract the nutrients from your food, balance your mood, and sharpen your clarity and focus. These beneficial bacteria make up a separate ecology within the body and have an enormous influence on your metabolism, your hormones, your cravings—even your genes. The microbiome's health is intimately involved with yours: when it flourishes, you flourish. When it craves sugar, so do you. When it operates at peak efficiency, so does your metabolism. And when your microbiome is out of balance, you might find yourself gaining weight or unable to lose weight, no matter how much you exercise or how carefully you eat. To achieve your ideal weight, you need the help of your microbiome. Now, drawing from nearly two decades of experience as a specialist in functional medicine and intestinal health, Raphael Kellman, MD, has developed the first diet based upon on these scientific breakthroughs. The Microbiome Diet offers an effective three-phase plan to heal your gut, reset your metabolism, and achieve dramatic, sustainable weight loss. The Microbiome Diet will help you... Reset your metabolism Free yourself from food cravings and uncontrollable appetite Incorporate prebiotics, probiotics, and healing foods into every meal Lose weight—and keep it off—with a nonrestrictive life plan With delicious recipes, convenient meal plans, and helpful information on Microbiome Superfoods and Supersupplements—including prebiotics and probiotics—The Microbiome Diet gives you the tools to achieve your healthy weight, boost your mood, regain your mental focus, and be in your best shape for life.
Author: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witch-finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. . . . Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- each of whom has lived among Earth's mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist (which is a shame, as he's a really nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him. . . . First published in 1990, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's brilliantly dark and screamingly funny take on humankind's final judgment is back -- and just in time -- in a new hardcover edition (which includes an introduction by the authors, comments by each about the other, and answers to some still-burning questions about their wildly popular collaborative effort) that the devout and the damned alike will surely cherish until the end of all things.
There will be a traveling exhibits of Joseph Raffael's work: Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC - September 10 through October 31, 2015 Canton Museum, Canton Ohio - December 2015 through early March 2016 Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Ohio - March through June 2016 Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan - June through August, 2016Extraordinary in scale, infinitesimal in detail, and sumptuous in color, the paintings of master watercolorist Joseph Raffael plumb the depths of nature's beauty. Eighty-eight works of deep reflection, awe, and joy selected for this volume were created in his home and garden in Cap D'Antibes, France, overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Raffael's radiant vision of the natural world, including flowers, fish and water, has garnered critical praise throughout his long career. "Despite their iconic serenity when seen from a distance," wrote art critic Robert Hughes, "Raffael's paintings disclose a bejeweled profusion of incident close up," concluding that the artist's color-drenched canvases display "a tender virtuosity without parallel in other American figurative painting today." It might be said that water, a symbol of life and constant change, is both Raffael's muse and teacher. The artist becomes its conduit as his colour-saturated brush glides along the surface of the white paper. "Watercolors have a mind of their own. I just need to show up and be present," he tells Betsy Dillard Stroud in her interview with the 81-year old artist. Lanie Goodman, a fellow resident in the South of France, visits Raffael at work in his light- filled studio, which she describes, in her biographical profile of the artist, as his haven and heaven. With tables of brushes and glass dishes of paint, the carefully cultivated garden by his wife Lannis, and the blue sea beyond, Raffael joins the long legacy of artists - Cezanne, Matisse, Leger among them - nourished by this life and vista. Raffael's home, where artist and nature are in constant dialogue, accounts for the artist's luminous painting, their symphonic color, and the splendour we behold in them. In his essay "A Walk in Beauty," David Pagel identifies Raphael's worlds within worlds as profound instances of big-picture thinking - the best possible experience of both Nature and Art."
Author: Flann O'Brien
Publisher: Penguin UK
Flann O'Brien's first novel is a brilliant impressionistic jumble of ideas, mythology and nonsense. Operating on many levels it incorporates plots within plots, giving full rein to O'Brien's dancing intellect and Celtic wit. The undergraduate narrator lives with his uncle in Dublin, drinks too much with his friends and invents stories peopled with hilarious and unlikely characters, one of whom, in a typical O'Brien conundrum, creates a means by which women can give birth to full-grown people. Flann O'Brien's blend of farce, satire and fantasy result in a remarkable, astonishingly innovative book.
Author: Edgar Morin