Cultural

«Je me souviens du moins d'une grande fille magnifique qui avait dansé tout l'après-midi. Elle portait un collier de jasmin sur sa robe bleue collante, que la sueur mouillait depuis les reins jusqu'aux jambes. Elle riait en dansant et renversait la tête. Quand elle passait près des tables, elle l...

Have you ever read a book that changed your life? Had a hero who shared your life? Wanted a second chance in life? In the summer of 2012, Paul's life is falling apart: he needs to change things; find some inspiration; he needs to walk out. Paul sets out across Spain to retrace the footsteps of hi...

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during ...

Владимир Маканин - один из самых известных на Западе современных российских писателей. Это неудивительно, ведь каждая новая книга Маканина - заметное литературное событие. Роман, который вы держите в руках, уже готовится к выходу во Франции, Германии, Голландии, Румынии и Греции. Роман "Испуг" - ...

A divorced man angry at his wife finds a painfully prominent outlet in a permanent erection; a model thinks every man on the street is a stalker; an overbearing magazine editor relieves his mid-life crisis by long-distance swimming . . . These are some of the patients who descend to the basement ...

This innovative work of historical anthropology explores how India's Dalits, or ex-untouchables, transformed themselves from stigmatized subjects into citizens. Anupama Rao's account challenges standard thinking on caste as either a vestige of precolonial society or an artifact of colonial govern...

Until pain, memory, resignation and fury are all subsumed by the one possible conclusion, a thing or two may just be worth doing. Thus a name former cop who should never have become a private detective awaits clients in a dingy office across the street from a Chinese restaurant. Impeccably paced ...

An autobiographical novel that takes a life to pieces, "One Spoon on this Earth" stands a sort of digest of contemporary Korean history as it might be seen through the lens of one man's life and opinions.

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FAIR DINKUM (def.): honesty, guts, directness, fortitude, courage, truth. You had to be fair dinkum to enlist after the hell of Gallipoli hit home. A new breed of warrior and patriot stepped up as Anzac's second wave. Among them were 152 men of the 7th Battalion - fruit pickers and farmers, bootm...

The collapse of socialism at the end of the twentieth century brought devastating changes to Mongolia. Economic shock therapy—an immediate liberalization of trade and privatization of publicly owned assets—quickly led to impoverishment, especially in rural parts of the country, where Tragic Spiri...

Ein mystischer Krimi aus dem Harz. „ Oh ja“, sagte die Großmutter. „Es gibt Hexen.“ Eines Abends im Oktober erzählt Großmutter Hoffmann ihren Enkelkindern die Geschichte vom Hexenring, einer uralten Prophezeiung aus längst vergangenen Tagen, die fast gänzlich in Vergessenheit geraten ist. Sie gib...

As the morning sunlight crept over the limestone walls of Jerusalem’s old city, two young Americans flagged down a bus and got on. It was 6:45 a.m., February 25, 1996 -- an otherwise ordinary Sunday in Israel. Sara Duker and Matthew Eisenfeld settled into their seats as the door closed on Jerusal...

The Iranian revolution of 1979 overhauled not only the foundations of Iranian society, religion and politics, but also our understanding of the role of religion in modern government. Here Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi takes us on an enlightening journey, showing that the revolution unintentionally open...

A classic in its field, this charming work by a noted scholar explores traditional Irish customs and activities—from thatching a roof, churning butter, cultivating and harvesting crops, making pots and pans and building furniture to behavior at

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Książka powstała na podstawie popularnej audycji w radiowej Trójce, prowadzonej przez dr hab. Katarzynę Kłosińską. Za współtwórców mogą się uważać słuchacze Trójki, którzy do autorki pisali w sprawach językowych. To poruszane przez nich kwestie stały się punktem wyjścia do rozważań o zawiłościach...

Winner of the Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize of the African Studies Association Between 1920 and 1994, the Catholic Church was Rwanda's most dominant social and religious institution. In recent years, the church has been critiqued for its perceived complicity in the ethnic discourse and political co...

per•spec•tive (noun): One's point of view determined by beliefs, environments and experience. Everyone has one... but is it right? Should everyone trust their own perception? After all it is how YOU see things... By 2012, 29-year-old Kennedi Westbrook has beaten all odds. Statistically, she was d...