Les Thanatonautes

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Les Thanatonautes

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L'homme a tout exploré : le monde de l'espace, le monde sous-marin, le monde souterrain ; pourtant il lui manque la connaissance d'un monde : le continent des morts. Voilà la prochaine frontière. Michael Pinson et son ami Raoul Razorbak, deux jeunes chercheurs sans complexes, veulent relever ce défi et, utilisant les techniques de médecine mais aussi d'astronautique les plus modernes, partent à la découverte du paradis. Leur dénomination ? Les thanatonautes. Du grec Thanatos (divinité de la mort) et nautès (navigateur). Leur guide ? Le livre des morts tibétains, le livre des morts égyptiens mais aussi les grandes mythologies et les textes sacrés de pratiquement toutes les religions qui semblent depuis toujours avoir su ce qu'étaient le dernier voyage et le " véritable " paradis. Peu à peu les thanatonautes dressent la carte géographique de ce monde inconnu et en découvrent les décors immenses et mirifiques ; Le mot terra incognita recule en même temps que, jour après jour, on apprend ce qui nous arrive après avoir lâché notre dernier soupir.

Travels to the Otherworld and Other Fantastic Realms

Travels to the Otherworld and Other Fantastic Realms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claude Lecouteux
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Travels to the Otherworld and Other Fantastic Realms by Claude Lecouteux Summary

A collection of tales from the Middle Ages that reveal voyages to Heaven and Hell, the realm of the Faery, mystical lands, and encounters with mythic beasts • Shares travelers’ accounts of voyages into the afterlife, alarming creatures of unparalleled strangeness, encounters with doppelgangers and angels, chivalric romantic misadventures, and legends of heroes • Explains how travelers’ tales from the Middle Ages drew on geographies, encyclopedias, travel accounts, bestiaries, and herbals for material to capture the imagination of their audiences • Includes rare illustrations from incunabula and medieval manuscripts Heading off to discover unknown lands was always a risky undertaking during the Middle Ages due to the countless dangers lying in wait for the traveler--if we can believe what the written accounts tell us. In the medieval age of intercontinental exploration, tales of sea monsters, strange hybrid beasts, trickster faeries, accidental trips to the afterlife, and peoples as fantastic and dangerous as the lands they inhabited abounded. In this curated collection of medieval travelers’ tales, editors Claude and Corinne Lecouteux explain how the Middle Ages were a melting pot of narrative traditions from the four corners of the then-known world. Tales from this period often drew on geographies, encyclopedias, travel accounts, bestiaries, and herbals for material to capture the imagination of their audiences, who were fascinated by the wonders being discovered by explorers of the time. Accompanied by rare illustrations from incunabula and medieval manuscripts, the stories in this collection include voyages into the afterlife, with guided tours of Hell and glimpses of Heaven, as well as journeys into other fantastic realms, such as the pagan land of the Faery. It also includes accounts from travelers such as Alexander the Great of alarming creatures of unparalleled strangeness, encounters with doppelgangers and angels, legends of heroes, and tales of

Empire of the Ants by Bernard Werber Book Analysis

Empire of the Ants by Bernard Werber  Book Analysis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bright Summaries
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Empire of the Ants with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Empire of the Ants by Bernard Werber, a fascinating novel in which disappearances in the world of the ants as well as in the world of the humans prompt the protagonists from both species to embark on adventures that will bring them closer. The novel was so popular that it has been translated into over 20 languages as well as being turned into a video game. Not much is known about Werber, yet his works have proved popular in his native France and he is continuing to gain recognition across the globe. Find out everything you need to know about Empire of the Ants in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists

Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Bogousslavsky
Editor: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9782806273468
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Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists by J. Bogousslavsky Summary

The third part of Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists presents painters, musicians, and writers who had to fight against an acute or chronic neurological disease. Sometimes this fight was without success (e.g. Shostakovich, Schumann, Wolf, Pascal), but often a dynamic and paradoxical creativity of the clinical disorder was integrated into their artistic production (e.g. Klee, Ramuz). Occasionally, some even wrote the first report of a medical condition they observed in themselves, like Stendhal who made a detailed report of aphasic transient ischemic attacks before dying of stroke shortly thereafter. In rarer instances, a neurological disease was inaccurately attributed to an artist in order to explain certain features of his work (de Chirico, Schiele). Some chapters in this publication focus on neurological conditions reported in artistic work, including descriptions by Shakespeare and Dumas. Bringing new light to both artists and neurological conditions, this book serves as a valuable and entertaining read for neurologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and anybody interested in arts, literature and music.

Literature and the Islamic Court

Literature and the Islamic Court Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erez Naaman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9783643900470
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Literature and the Islamic Court by Erez Naaman Summary

Courts were the most important frameworks for the production, performance, and evaluation of literature in medieval Islamic civilization. Patrons vying for prestige attracted to their courts literary people who sought their financial support. The most successful courts assembled outstanding literary people from across the region. The court of the vizier and literary person al-Sahib Ibn ʿAbbad (326-385/938-995) in western Iran is one of the most remarkable examples of a medieval Islamic court, with a sophisticated literary activity in Arabic (and, to a lesser extent, in Persian). Literature and the Islamic Court examines the literary activity at the court of al-Sahib and sheds light on its functional logic. It is an inquiry into the nature of a great medieval court, where various genres of poetry and prose were produced, performed, and evaluated regularly. Major aspects examined in the book are the patterns of patronage, selection, and auditioning; the cultural codes and norms governing performance, production, and criticism; the interaction between the patron and courtiers and among the courtiers themselves; competition; genres as productive molds; the hegemonic literary taste; and the courtly habitus. This book reveals the significance these courts held as institutions that were at the heart of literary production in Arabic. Using primary medieval Arabic sources, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of Islamic courts and as such is of key interest to students and scholars of Arabic literature, Islamic history and medieval studies.

Empire Of The Ants

Empire Of The Ants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernard Werber
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 9781317370383
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Empire Of The Ants by Bernard Werber Summary

Ants came to this planet long before man. Since then they have developed one of the most intricate civilizations imaginable – a civilization of great richness and technological brilliance. During the few seconds it takes you to read this sentence, some 700 milli0on ants will be born on earth... Edmond Wells had studied ants for years: he knew of the power which existed in their hidden world. On his death, he leaves his apartment to his nephew Jonathan with one proviso: that he must not descend beyond the cellar door. But when the family’s dog escapes down the cellar steps, Jonathan has little alternative but to follow. Innocently he enters the world of the ant, whose struggle for existence forces him to reassess man’s place in the cycle of nature. It is an experience that will alter his life for ever... Empire of the Ants is an extraordinary achievement. It takes you inside the ants’ universe and reveals it to be a highly organised world, as complex and relentless as human society and even more brutal.

American Gods The Moment of the Storm 3

American Gods  The Moment of the Storm  3 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil Gaiman
Editor: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
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American Gods The Moment of the Storm 3 by Neil Gaiman Summary

While caged to a giant tree, Shadow is visited by multiple bizarre creatures and comes to a revelation about his journey through the god war! The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula AwardÐwinning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel! Season 2 of American Gods now on STARZ!

The Plague Tales

The Plague Tales Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ann Benson
Editor: Dell
ISBN: 155207028X
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The Plague Tales by Ann Benson Summary

“Part historical novel, part futuristic adventure . . . chock full of curious lore and considerable suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly It is history's most feared disease. It turned neighbor against neighbor, the civilized into the savage, and the living into the dead. Now, in a spellbinding novel of adventure and science, romance and terror, two eras are joined by a single trace of microscopic bacterium—the invisible seeds of a new bubonic plague. In the year 1348, a disgraced Spanish physician crosses a landscape of horrors to Avignon, France. There, he will be sent on an impossible mission to England, to save the royal family from the Black Death. . . . Nearly seven hundred years later, a woman scientist digs up a clod of earth in London. In a world where medicine is tightly controlled, she will unearth a terror lying dormant for centuries. From the primitive cures of the Middle Ages to the biological police state of our near future, The Plague Tales is a thrilling race against time and mass destruction. For in 2005, humankind's last hope for survival can come only from one place: out of a dark and tortured past. Praise for The Plague Tales “Benson reveals a formidable talent as she blends historical fiction with a near-future bio-thriller.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Harrowing . . . Will give readers both nightmares and thrills . . . A carefully woven page-turner from which . . . Robin Cook and Michael Crichton could learn.”—Library Journal “A hard-to-put-down thriller steeped in historical fiction and bio-tech sci-fi.”—Middlesex News (Mass.)

Two Nights

Two Nights Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathy Reichs
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780307778116
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller—featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past. Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct…. Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons—because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.