Search Results: "Luc Ferry"


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THE NEW ECOLOGICAL ORDER by Luc Ferry
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

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THE WISDOM OF THE MYTHS by Luc Ferry
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A worthy, fun way to enjoy ancient myths while learning some pure philosophy."
Ferry (Philosophy/Sorbonne; A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living, 2011, etc.) brilliantly illustrates the basis of Greek philosophy in the structure of its myths. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A focused history, neither simple nor simplistic, that—no surprise—shows the history of philosophy moving inexorably toward the author's current beliefs."
The award-winning French philosopher briefly summarizes the major philosophical ideas since Ancient Greece and explains why he has opted for contemporary humanism. Read full book review >

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THE FACTORY OF FACTS by Luc Sante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 1998

"Beyond its Belgian grayness and fascinating specificity, Sante's shrewd and lyrical treatise on the past speaks to us all."
The elegance, originality, and humor of Sante's new book provide a deeply satisfying reading experience. Read full book review >

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BOOK OF BIG BROTHERS by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This flaw is a small one, however, given the unusual and touching nature of the whole. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Growing up with two older brothers is never boring. Read full book review >

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A GOOFY GUIDE TO PENGUINS by Jean-Luc Coudray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"From the creator of the Benjamin Bear books, absurdist humor carries across species. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Silly untruths about penguins unfold in comic-book style. Read full book review >

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THE ECLOGUES OF VIRGIL by David Ferry
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Is rising for you now from behind the mountain—) that runs roughshod over the original cadences, for the most part this is a worthy and welcome effort."
The Eclogues of Virgil ($25.00; Aug.; 144 pp.; 0-374-14634-9) is a new translation of the first great work by the greatest of all Latin poets, nicely organized in a facing-page edition that preserves the sonorous Latin of the original opposite Ferry's fluid and careful English rendering. Read full book review >

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TRAVEL WRITING by Peter Ferry
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Novel or not-novel, it's one hell of a fictional debut."
Imagination and literal truth collide intriguingly in this Chinese-box puzzle about a man obsessed with a car crash…or is he? Read full book review >

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OOPS! by Jean-Luc Fromental
by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet, translated by Thomas Connors
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Fun for anyone willing to surrender to the looniness. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A mad dash through Paris to catch a plane involves a family in the most improbable adventures ever imagined. Read full book review >

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MARTIN ON THE MOON by Martine Audet
Kirkus Star
by Martine Audet, illustrated by Luc Melanson, translated by Sarah Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"No classroom clichés here. Rather, creativity and inspired teaching in full bloom. (Picture book. 4-7) "
Daydreams on the first day of school lead to a happy ending thanks to a refreshingly responsive teacher. Read full book review >