Moi Surdou R volt Deuxi me dition
***DEUXIÈME ÉDITION RÉVISÉE*** À ses quarante ans Abel apprend qu'il est surdoué. C'est un choc qui répond à des questions, remet en question des réponses antérieures, cause d'autant plus de questions. Sur lui, sur la vie, sur soi-même, sur les autres, sur les relations entre tout cela. Puis ce concept de "surdoué", de "haut potentiel" même est à questionner aussi. Ne parlerait-on pas mieux d' "alterdouance", d' "autre potentiel"? Au fil des souvenirs intimes, des événements touchants, des douleurs, rancunes, tendresses, colères, compréhensions et confusions qu'il partage sans retenue, l'auteur vous fait le tour de son univers, avant et après cette découverte. Et pour finir, il y a l'amour. L'amour raté, à tellement de reprises qu'il finit par ne plus croire à son existence, puis, enfin, l'amour trouvé. Un amour vrai, simple et libre qui fait passer ce couple par la guerre et la déconstruction, par la démolition mutuelle des masques et carapaces avant de finalement se rencontrer dans un espace de vérité. Quelques réactions de lecteurs et lectrices à la première édition : - « Le témoignage d'un surdoué à ne pas louper ! » - « Un livre magnifique sur ces gens 'trop', trop sensibles, trop révoltés, trop concernés, qu'on dit 'surdoués'. Abel Abelson livre ses tripes, met son cerveau à nu. Les hypersensibles se reconnaîtront, et se sentiront moins seuls. A conseiller à tout ceux qui sont concernés par la douance. » - « Les témoignages d'adultes surdoués sont rares, celui-ci en est un à mon sens incontournable, d'une rare force...Un cri du coeur déchirant et finalement un hymne à la vie. » - « Touchant car sincère. » - « Une plongée directe et sans fard dans la tête et les émotions d'un être humain complexe, ou du moins, défini comme tel. On accroche tout de suite à ces petites analyses ultra-précises du quotidien, de la vie de couple, des sensations, de la quête intérieure de sens, de vérité. Un vrai défi vécu de l'intérieur que l'on suit pas à pas. » www.abelabelson.be
How I Became Stupid
Ignorance is bliss, or so hopes Antoine, the lead character in Martin Page?s stinging satire, How I Became Stupid?a modern day Candide with a Darwin Award?like sensibility. A twenty-five-year-old Aramaic scholar, Antoine has had it with being brilliant and deeply self-aware in today?s culture. So tortured is he by the depth of his perception and understanding of himself and the world around him that he vows to denounce his intelligence by any means necessary?in order to become ?stupid? enough to be a happy, functioning member of society. What follows is a dark and hilarious odyssey as Antoine tries everything from alcoholism to stock-trading in order to lighten the burden of his brain on his soul.
Living with Intensity
Gifted children and adults are often misunderstood. Their excitement is viewed as excessive, their high energy as hyperactivity, their persistence as nagging, their imagination as not paying attention, their passion as being disruptive, their strong emotions and sensitivity as immaturity, their creativity and self-directedness as oppositional. This resource describes these overexcitabilities and strategies for dealing with children and adults who are experiencing them, and provides essential information about Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration. Learn practical methods for nurturing sensitivity, intensity, perfectionism, and much more.
A boire et manger
Quels sont les ustensiles indispensables à tout cuisinier qui se respecte ? Où trouver l'ail des ours ? Que faire de nos amies les courges ? Où aller manger si vous êtes à Venise ? Et préparer un bon apéro ? Et un risotto aux asperges ? Et les crêpes ? Pour Guillaume Long, la cuisine est un art de vivre ludique et les réponses à ces questions s'écrivent en bande dessinée. Il recompose pour le livre les notes, recettes, anecdotes, portraits imaginés pour son blog gastronomique.
The Los Angeles Times said of Ludmila Ulitskaya’s The Funeral Party, “In America we have friends, family, lovers, and parents–four kinds of love. Could it really be that in Russia they have more? Ludmila Ulitskaya makes it seem so.” In Sonechka: A Novella and Stories, Ulitskaya brings us tales of these other loves in her richly lyrical prose, populated with captivating and unusual characters. In “Queen of Spades,” Anna, a successful ophthalmologic surgeon in her sixties; her daughter, Katya; and Katya’s teenage daughter and young son live in constant terror of Anna’s mother, a domineering, autocratic, aging former beauty queen. In “Angel,” a closeted middle-aged professor marries an uneducated charwoman for love of her young son, raising the child in his image. In “The Orlov-Sokolovs,” perfectly matched young lovers are pulled apart by the Soviet academic bureaucracy. And in the stunning novella “Sonechka,” the heroine, a bookworm turned muse turned mother, reveals a love and loyalty at once astounding in its generosity and grotesque in its pathos. In these stories, love and life are lived under the radar of oppression, in want of material comfort, in obeisance to or matter-of-fact rejection of the pervasive restrictions of Soviet rule. If living well is the best revenge, then Ludmila Ulitskaya’s characters, in choosing to embrace the unique gifts that their lives bring them, are small heroes of the quotidian, their stories as funny and tender as they are brilliantly told. From the Hardcover edition.
From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.
The Art of the Novel
In seven independent, but closely related chapters, the author presents his personal conception of the European novel, which he describes as 'an art born of the laughter of God'.
Diary of a Teenage Girl
Fifteen-year-old Minnie Glover struggles to come to terms with her feelings of personal unattractiveness, a narcissistic mother, a string of sleazy stepfathers, and her own budding sexuality. Original.
Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon
Quite often uncommon competence, creativity and drive remain hidden or partially used by its owners. Do they perceive the gift of being uncommon as a millstone instead of an enjoyment? This book introduces and illustrates three practices for Extra Intelligent People (XIPs) to become more effective in their work and private life, for their own sake and for the sake of their environment. These practices are based on ten years of experience in coaching XIPs and on various concepts from literature. Together they offer a practical tool for sustainable personal and career development of uncommonly intelligent and intense people. There is much to enjoy about being uncommon!
The Paris Lectures
The present translation is based on the German original, which has been edited by Professor S. Strasser and published. in Husse1' liana-Edmund H usserl, Gesammelte We1'ke. A uj Grund des N ach lasses ve1'ojjentlicht vom Husse1'l-Archiv (Louvain) unlet' Leitung vonH. L. Van Breda, vol. I (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1950), pages 3-39. Both my translation of the Paris Lectures and the Introductory Essay had been completed before the appearance of two sub stantial scholarly achievements: Dorion Cairns' faithful trans lation of Husserl's difficult Cartesianische Meditationen and Herbert Spiegelberg's detailed and comprehensive two-volume work, The Phenomenological Movement. I have since collated most carefully Professor Cairns' translation with my own in those passages which are similar in the German of the Carte sianische Meditationen and the Pariser Vorlriige. As a result I was able to make several useful changes. Also, I have incorporated some material which had been unavailable to me prior to the publication of Professor Spiegelberg's work. However, I did not have the benefit of Dorion Cairns' Guide /0'1' Reading Busserl, which, at this writing, is not yet available in print. I would like to express my gratitude to the publishers as well as to Dr. Herman Leo Van Breda, Rudolf Boehm, and to the Husserl Archives for their patience, encouragement, help, and suggestions. San Jose, California. P. K. August, 1961 CONTENTS Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v . . . . . . . . . . INTRODUCTORY ESSAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . • . . . . . • . . . . . . . . IX A. Husserl's Philosophical Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IX . . 1. Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IX . . . . . . . 2. Premises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XII . . . . . . . . . 3. HusserI's Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XVI . . .