Revue des Deux Mondes septembre 2016
Dossier : L’Occident face à la Syrie → Henry Laurens : « Les jeux d’ingérence et d’interaction existent en Syrie depuis deux cents ans » Henry Laurens retrace l’histoire des accords Sykes-Picot qui, selon lui, ne sont pas responsables de l’instabilité chronique en Syrie et en Irak. → Renaud Girard : « La France doit sortir de son aveuglement néoconservateur au plus vite » Après avoir examiné les politiques américaines, russes et françaises en Syrie, Renaud Girard décrypte les manœuvresturques et saoudiennes. → Palmyre entre deux mondes par Maurice Sartre Depuis la destruction de Palmyre par Daesh en 2015, beaucoup d’informations approximatives ont circulé sur la cité mythique. Maurice Sartre rétablit la vérité et décrit la ville, son histoire, sa culture, ses dieux. → Les ressorts de l’intervention russe en Syrie par Thomas Gomart D’après Thomas Gomart, l’intervention russe en Syrie révèle davantage une vision du monde qu’un projet politique. → Minorités syriennes par Richard Millet La question proche-orientale ne peut pas être réduite à l’opposition entre sunnites et chiites. Richard Millet se penche sur les minorités religieuses en Syrie et plus particulièrement sur la situation des chrétiens. → Yassin al-Haj Saleh : « Il faut traduire Bachar al-Assad en justice » Figure de l’opposition, Yassin al-Haj Saleh fut emprisonné pendant 16 ans par le régime syrien. Pour lui, aucun avenir n’est possible tant que Bachar al-Assad sera au pouvoir. → Gérard Chaliand : « Aucune puissance ne souhaite un Kurdistan indépendant » Les Kurdes jouent un rôle essentiel dans la lutte contre Daesh en Irak et en Syrie. Gérard Chaliand revient sur l’histoire et le destin d’un peuple dont les origines remontent au VIIe siècle. → Et aussi François d’Orcival, Isabelle Hausser, Richard Labévière, Bassma Kodmani, Samar Yazbek, Bruno Deniel-Laurent et Juliette Minces. Littérature → Maurice G. Dantec, dernière rencontre : « La vraie littérature est dangereuse » Maurice G. Dantec est mort le 25 juin 2016. Un mois plus tôt, il avait accordé un long entretien dans lequel il partageait ses lectures et son appréhension de l’écriture. → Inédit. Karine Tuil : « La littérature est aussi une réparation » Karine Tuil raconte la genèse de l’Insouciance, un roman de la rentrée littéraire (Gallimard). Sa découverte du monde militaire a été déterminante.
The Age of Reinvention
An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary award, The Age of Reinvention is a "suspenseful...Gatsby-esque odyssey...laced with provocative observations of prejudice, politics, and sexism" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Top Manhattan criminal defense attorney Sam Tahar seems to have it all: fame, fortune, an enviable marriage to a prominent socialite, and two wonderful children. But his success is built on a lie—he isn’t the person he pretends to be. Growing up a poor Muslim immigrant inside a grimy Paris apartment tower, Samir Tahar seemed destined for a life on the margins—until he decided “he was going to cut through the bars of his social jail cell, even if he had to do it with his teeth.” At law school in Montpelier, France, he became fast friends with Jewish student Samuel Baron. The two were inseparable until the irresistible Nina, torn between the men, ultimately chose Samuel. Samir fled to America, where he assumed Samuel’s identity and background while his former friend remained stuck in a French suburb, a failed, neurotic writer seething at Samir’s overseas triumphs. Decades later, the three meet again in this dark, powerful story of a deeply tangled love triangle that becomes subsumed by the war on terror. Called “a masterful novel” (Paris Match) and “a work of great magnitude” (Le Figaro), The Age of Reinvention is an intriguing tale about the wonderful possibilities and terrible costs of remaking oneself.
Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution
An English PEN Award–winning collection of personal testimony from participants in the Arab Spring As revolution swept through the Arab world in spring of 2011, much of the writing that reached the West came via analysts and academics, experts and expats. We heard about Facebook posts and tweeted calls to action, but what was missing was testimony from on-the-ground participants—which is precisely what Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel have brought together in Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution. These essays and profoundly moving, often harrowing, firsthand accounts span the region from Tunisia to Syria and include contributors ranging from student activists to seasoned journalists—half of whom are women. This unique collection explores just how deeply politics can be held within the personal and highlights the power of writing in a time of revolution. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Dollars for Terror
How long have the United States and their Saudi allies been sponsoring and financing the radical Islamists, and why doesn''t anyone stop them? Lab(r)vi re uncovers the money-laundering, the organized crime and the interlocking world of business and politics"
The first major English translation of one of France’s most admired writers, Cosmos Incorporated is a triumph of science fiction–a masterwork of cataclysm, mysticism, and suspense. Fifty years of warfare, disease, and strife have decimated the world’s population. Those who remain are motes in the mind of UniWorld, a superstate that monitors humanity via a vast computer metastructure that catalog everything about everyone on the planet–race, religion, genetic codes, even fantasies. Those who have the means escape UniWorld’s tight control through the Orbital Ring. Though his memory has been wiped clean and his history fabricated in order to pass through UniWorld’s check points, Sergei Diego Plotkin knows his name.And he knows his mission: to murder a man in the city of Grand Junction, a Vegas-like outpost that is home to the private launching pad to the Ring. But this sense of purpose is compromised by random memories that flash through Plotkin’s brain. England and Argentina. The shores of Lake Baikal. And something else. Something indescribable. Now Plotkin is about to meet his maker. As his identity and mission incrementally resurface in his conscious mind, and in the presence of an eerily beautiful woman, Plotkin will soon discover that he has come here not just to kill but to be born. . . . “Like Houellebecq, Dantec takes inspiration from both high and low culture; he is the sort of writer who cites Sun Tzu’s Art of War and the Stooges’ Search and Destroy with equal facility.” –The New York Times “DNA is to Dantec what the swan was to romantic poetry: an invitation to dream. . . . This rocker-writer teleports us into the cyberpunk beyonds of literature. Fasten your seatbelts!” –Le Nouvel Observateur From the Trade Paperback edition.
A History of Saudi Arabia
This new edition covers the political, economic and social developments in Saudi Arabia since 9/11 to the present day.
A Cut Like Wound
"Nair writes big, brave descriptions of one brutal murder after the next, relentlessly describing each death even as sub-inspector Santosh loses his breakfast over them."—Time Out It's the first day of Ramadan in heat-soaked Bangalore. A young man begins to dress: makeup, a sari, and expensive pearl earrings. Before the mirror he is transformed into Bhuvana. She is a hijra, a transgender seeking love in the bazaars of the city. What Bhuvana wants, she nearly gets: a passing man is attracted to this elusive young woman—but someone points out that Bhuvana is no woman. For that, the interloper's throat is cut. A case for Inspector Borei Gowda, going to seed, and at odds with those around him including his wife, his colleagues, even the informers he must deal with. More corpses and Urmila, Gowda's ex-flame, are added to this spicy concoction of a mystery novel. Most intriguing is the grim world of Bhuvana. Her hijra fantasies, emotions, and hopes are etched in a way that is chilling yet oddly touching. Some mysteries remain till almost the end, for instance Bhuvana's connection with the wealthy, corrupt Corporator Ravikumar, who lives in a mansion as grand as the Mysore Palace and controls whole districts of Bangalore. Anita Nair lives in Bangalore and is a prize-winning author. Her novel Ladies Coupe, published in the United States by St. Martin's Press, is a feminist classic which has been translated in thirty languages all over the world. This is her first crime novel.
A Perfect Stranger
After the collapse of his first marriage, Alex Hale fears he will never find happiness again. Young, rich and desperately lonely, Raphaella is sentenced to an empty life in her mansion, bound by a sense of honour and duty to her elderly husband. Alex and Raphaella are worlds apart when life conspires to bring them together. But theirs is a love affair of stolen moments and the promise of tomorrow. Is it possible to find happiness with a perfect stranger?
The Foundations of Arithmetic
The Foundations of Arithmetic is undoubtedly the best introduction to Frege's thought; it is here that Frege expounds the central notions of his philosophy, subjecting the views of his predecessors and contemporaries to devastating analysis. The book represents the first philosophically sound discussion of the concept of number in Western civilization. It profoundly influenced developments in the philosophy of mathematics and in general ontology.
The Ascension Mysteries
Now, David Wilcock reveals that the earth is on the front lines of a battle that has been raging between positive and negative extraterrestrials for 500,000 years and he looks ahead to what this battle means. Follow his enthralling journey through the history of the universe and explore the great Cosmic Battle surrounding the Ascension of mankind. Through his contact with a positive higher intelligence behind the UFO phenomenon, groundbreaking scientific information, and testimony about alien encounters and stargate travel from high-ranking government whistle-blowers David Wilcock is able to answer the central question of our time: What does this battle mean for each of us personally? By unifying ancient texts from a variety of religions with scientific data and insider testimony, David Wilcock presents his stunning revelation—the Earth is on the verge of a cosmic event that will transform matter, energy, consciousness, and biological life as we now know it and will finally defeat the great villains of our time.