• Trois générations d'une même famille, trois hommes issus du milieu prolétaire britannique. Terry English, skinhead propriétaire d'une petite société de taxis, n'est pas sûr d'être encore vivant pour ses cinquante ans, mais garde malgré tout sa joie de vivre grâce au ska et à sa jolie assistante Angie. Il décide de s'investir corps et âme dans la réouverture de l'Union Jack Club. Nutty Ray, punk, employé par Terry, lutte pour contrôler sa haine de la société et n'a qu'un seul plaisir : passer son temps libre à provoquer les flics de Chelsea. Et enfin Lol, quinze ans, skater punk adolescent à la recherche de lui-même...À travers ces trois personnages, John King va revenir sur l'apparition de la culture skin, une culture prolétaire qui s'enracine d'abord dans la musique, comme toujours en Angleterre, et une musique de pauvres, le reggae qui va s'épanouir dans le ska des années 1970, en rupture avec l'époque, alors hippie. Mais qui s'accomplit aussi dans l'amour de la sape, de la bière, et du pays. Il rend un remarquable hommage au mouvement culturel britannique des années 1960, mouvement complexe, souvent caricaturé et finalement incompris, qui a déchaîné une peur sociale et symbolique encore plus forte que le punk, décuplée par son essence radicalement et ostensiblement prolétaire.Un écrivain remarquable au meilleur de son talentL'arrivée d'un grand dans le catalogue du Diable.«Au même titre que l'écossais Irvine Welsh, et bien plus que Nick Hornby,King est l'écrivain du football et de la classe ouvriere anglaise.»Hubert Artus, DonQuiFoot (Éditions DonQuichotte, mai 2011)

  • Football factory

    John King

    Un classique enfin réédité
    « Le meilleur livre jamais écrit sur le foot et la classe ouvrière anglaise. » IRVINE WELSH
    « Un récit aussi brutal qu'un shoot de Doc Martens en plein tronche. » Sud Ouest
    « Loin des caricatures, l'écrivain évoque des gens ordinaires, héritiers des cultures populaires anglaises imprégnées de foot, de musiques et de modes vestimentaires. » Le Monde
    « Un must pour tous ceux qui croient en l'existence, en la possibilité, d'une société sans
    classe. » Sunday Tribune
    « Un roman puissant, réaliste et brut qui saisit une culture rejetée mais indispensable. » Glasgow Herald
    « D'une précision rare, il n'y a sans doute pas de meilleures pages écrites sur les hooligans
    que ce récit d'un voyage en car à Newcastle. » Libération

  • White trash

    John King

    White Trash met en scène l'affrontement d'une infirmière et de son supérieur dans un hôpital en compression d'effectifs. À partir du démantèlement des services sociaux britanniques, John King, « l'écrivain du football et de la classe ouvrière anglaise », se livre à une satire mordante des stéréotypes de classes et traite finalement des inégalités et de la place de l'humain dans la société. Il nous offre un roman noir puissant sur la fracture sociale, émouvant et d'une actualité troublante.

  • Prison house

    John King

    Jimmy se sait responsable d'un meurtre dont il ignore la nature. Voici Crime et châtiments dans l'horreur carcérale d'aujourd'hui, un roman noir magistral sur la rédemption. Lisez-le et soyez absous !

  • England away

    John King

    L'aventure commence lorsqu'un jeune hooligan décide de faire la route jusqu'à Berlin via la Hollande pour assister à un match Angleterre Allemagne qui deviendra historique... Dans un réalisme social empreint de poésie brute, un grand roman sur la culture du foot, les classes populaires anglaises et leur langue, les racines du nationalisme et de la violence sociale.

  • Anglais England Away

    John King

    Having examined England's twin obsessions - violence and sex - in THE FOOTBALL FACTORY and HEADHUNTERS, John King completes his trilogy with ENGLAND AWAY: sex and violence abroad, under the Union Jack. The novel works on three levels - past, present and future - as pensioner Bill Farrell remembers his war experiences in a London pub, Tommy Johnson fights his way through Holland and Germany for an England football match in Berlin, and Harry considers the future fuelled by doses of Dutch skunk and German speed. John King's powerful new novel looks at notions of what it means to be English. Exploring stereotypes of language and nationalism, the primal pulls of lust and aggression, ENGLAND AWAY culminates in a unity of the tribes and a blitzkreig in the streets of Berlin.

  • Anglais The Football Factory

    John King

    The Football Factory centres on Tom Johnson, a reasoned 'Chelsea hooligan' who represents a disaffected society operating by brutal rules. We are shown the realities of life - social degradation, unemployment, racism, casual violence, excessive drink and bad sex - and, perhaps more importantly, how they fall into a political context of surveillance, media manipulation and division. Graphic and disturbing, sometimes very funny, and deeply affecting throughout, The Football Factory is a vertiginous rush of adrenaline - the most authentic book yet on the so-called English Disease.

  • Anglais Headhunters

    John King

    Following on from his bestselling study of violence, The Football Factory, John King considers Britain's other obsession - sex. Formed in the chemical mists of New Year's Eve, The Sex Division sees the once sacred act of procreation at its most material, as five men devise a system based on the sexual act. In this lager-soaked league, the most that women can offer a man is 4 points - unless, that is, she leaves her handbag unattended... From its base in the asset-stripped, emotionally castrated 90s, Headhunters shows the dreams of The Sex Division members breaking through the heavy media cloud of anorexic pin-ups and paedophile fashion. A missing brother, prophetic visions, a love affair, and tit-for-tat confrontation draw the characters out into the open - revealing the men behind the machismo, their need for mutual respect, and their recognition of the hidden or suppressed affinities.

  • Rouage essentiel du nouvel ordre mondial, la Chine ne peut se comprendre sans son histoire sociale, intellectuelle et politique. OEuvre d'une vie, résultat de cinquante années de recherches et référence indépassable, le livre de John Fairbank déploie le long récit de l'« empire du milieu » des cultures paléolithiques à nos jours.
    Scrutant les origines d'une civilisation vieille de 4 000 ans, l'auteur donne les clés de lecture d'une culture toujours fantasmée, pour le meilleur et pour le pire, par les Occidentaux. Il fallait la hauteur de vue et tout le talent de conteur de Fairbank pour éclairer les tendances à long terme et les réalités contemporaines qui façonneront le futur de la Chine et celui du reste de la planète.

    Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Simon Duran

  • This is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original Spanish and in English translation. Including stories by Fuentes, Molinas, Marquez and Cortazar, this volume gives a fascinating insight into Spanish and Latin American culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.

  • Plant molecular biology is rapidly becoming an important and successful component of the worldwide research challenge to apply basic biochemical, physiological and genetic techniques for the improvement of agricultural crops. This book shows how the study of fundamental plant physiological processes is being advanced through the science of genetics. The author has adopted a case study approach to illustrate how defined genetic materials in mutants and plant variants are being productively used to explore photosynthesis, stress tolerance, seed physiology, and flowering and reproductive morphology. This approach also helps avoid overwhelming readers who might be unfamiliar with the enormous detail now available in this burgeoning field. The case studies cover all major fields of plant physiology and are grouped in a format familiar to students of the discipline. Most take the form of a brief introduction followed by a discussion of the isolation and characterization of the mutants in question, and then by examples of how these mutants have been used to provide physiological insights. The aim is to make the information accessible to students with an elementary knowledge of plant physiology, genetics, and molecular biology, as well as other scientists and students who wish to know more about the application of the powerful tools provided by genetics.

  • Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man: we shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as, I trust, shall never be put out.'

    Hugh Latimer's famous words of consolation to Nicholas Ridley as they are both about to be burnt alive for heresy come from John Foxe's magisterial Acts and Monuments, popularly known as the Book of Martyrs. This vast collection of unforgettable accounts of religious persecution exerted as great an influence on early modern England and New England as the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. It contains many stirring stories of the apprehension, interrogation, imprisonment,
    and execution of alleged heretics. The narratives not only attest to the fortitude of individuals who suffered for their faith not many years before the birth of Shakespeare, but they also constitute exciting tales filled with graphic details and verbal wit.

    This modernized selection also includes some of the famous woodcuts that illustrated the original text, as well as providing a comprehensive introduction to Foxe's life and times and the martyrology narrative.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • This book is the result of many years of experience of the authors in guiding physics projects. It aims to satisfy a deeply felt need to involve students and their instructors in extended experimental investigations of physical phenomena.

    Over fifty extended projects are described in detail, at various levels of sophistication, aimed at both the advanced high school, as well as first and second year undergraduate physics students, and their instructors. Carrying out these projects may take anything from a few days to several weeks, and in some cases months. Each project description starts with a summary of theoretical background, proceeds to outline goals and possible avenues of exploration, suggests needed instrumentation,
    experimental setup and data analysis, and presents typical results which can serve as guidelines for the beginner researcher.

    Separate parts are devoted to mechanics, electromagnetism, acoustics, optics, liquids, and thermal physics. An additional appendix suggests twenty further ideas for projects, giving a very brief description for each and providing references for pursuing them in detail. We also suggest a useful library of basic texts for each of the topics treated in the various parts.

  • Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man: we shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as, I trust, shall never be put out.'

    Hugh Latimer's famous words of consolation to Nicholas Ridley as they are both about to be burnt alive for heresy come from John Foxe's magisterial Acts and Monuments, popularly known as the Book of Martyrs. This vast collection of unforgettable accounts of religious persecution exerted as great an influence on early modern England and New England as the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. It contains many stirring stories of the apprehension, interrogation, imprisonment,
    and execution of alleged heretics. The narratives not only attest to the fortitude of individuals who suffered for their faith not many years before the birth of Shakespeare, but they also constitute exciting tales filled with graphic details and verbal wit.

    This modernized selection also includes some of the famous woodcuts that illustrated the original text, as well as providing a comprehensive introduction to Foxe's life and times and the martyrology narrative.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • A brief introduction to a complex topic, giving a description of the processes involved in an accidental or emergency release and the resulting downwind transport and dilution of gases, vapors, and aerosols.

  • This book offers a sweeping history of Pureora Forest Park, one of the most significant sites of natural and cultural history interest in New Zealand.  The authors review the geological history of the volcanic zone, its flora and fauna, and the history of Maori and European utilization of forest resources. Chapter-length discussions cover management of the native forest by the New Zealand Forest Service; the forest village and its sawmills; the intensive timber harvesting, and the conflicts with conservationists and expensive compensation agreements that ensued. Separate chapters cover initiatives to protect the forest from introduced herbivores; to guard protected species, especially birds, from predators; the facilities for recreational hunting; the development of the Timber Trail, an 83 km cycleway through the forest and along old logging tramways, complete with detailed interpretation signs illustrating the history of logging; and the family recreation areas and tracks. The final chapter gathers conclusions and advances prospects for the future of Pureora Forest. In sum, the book demonstrates how ecological study, combined with a respect for people and for nature plus a flexible, interdisciplinary approach to both local history and current scientific priorities, can be welded into a consistently effective strategy for addressing the pressing forest-ecology questions of our time.

  • This book provides a thorough perspective on the realities of doing business in Ghana, outlining the economic, social, technological, and cultural dimensions of the society. It offers insight for entrepreneurs into the region's markets based on GDP growth, political and governmental systems, relationships with investors, and other factors. Considered a beacon of hope for Africa, Ghana is a country with a competitive labor force, stable political environment, and lots of economic opportunities for new business ventures. This book will offer academics a good understanding of the major issues affecting business development in Ghana, and inform students, scholars, managers, and leaders on the paths necessary to pursue launching a product or service in Africa.

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