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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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 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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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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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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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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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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LOW LIFE by Luc Sante
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"And for hapless New Yorkers who find themselves worn down by the present-day chaos of their city, Sante provides a strangely heartening reminder that nothing much has changed. (Nicely illustrated with rare photographs of the period- -some seen.)"
A guided tour through Manhattan's demimonde of the last century, conducted with exquisite relish by East Village journalist Sante (Esquire, The Village Voice, etc.), who speaks with all the authority of an eyewitness. Read full book review >