The story of Rembrant as told by Paul Nemo.
Beautifully illustrated on heavy paper in sepia and black and printed in Italy.
「その秘密は、おまえ自身と引きかえだ―」 親友の駒居に密かに想いを寄せていた平太は、 ある日養護教員の柘植にその秘密を知られて しまう。弱みを握られ保健室で強引に体を奪わ れた平太だが、次第に柘植との体の繋がりに 溺れてゆき……!? 表題作ほか、全寮制男子校の主従ラブ「ムーン ライト・メロディ」を加えた衝撃のデビュー作！ 【出版社より】
Alex Austin is nearing thirty; a self-confessed fake, charlatan, degenerate and – worst of all – a failed poet, Alex’s life has become a meaning sequence of bad habits and poor decisions. He ekes out a living doing a job that makes him feel dirty and ashamed.
His only friend, JB – the developmentally arrested offspring of two famous psychologists – is just as broken as he is. He’s emotionally uninvestable: incapable of experiencing pleasure or joy without resorting to unhealthy extremes, Alex’s days are divided between sofa-mining and grief-surfing; shiftily rummaging down the backs of display model couches for fallen coins and notes, and cynically manipulating strangers’ grief for his own depraved gratification. As his self-destructive behaviour escalates and his self-loathing deepens, Alex is relently, savagely cross-examined and berated by the voice of his own conscience, which speaks to him in the sneering, righteous tones of a retired TV news show host. When Edie – a former grief conquest, now wise to his scam – shows up out of his sordid past, he’s not sure if she’s here to save him or destroy him, and he can’t decide which is the more terrifying prospect. Anhedonia is a darkly comic study of the way human beings fetishise death; a story about the struggle to find meaning in the disconnected jumble of reality TV, deodorant ads and celebrity murderers; a tribute to the best of our culture and an indictment of the worst. Edited by C Z Hazard, Cover by Jay Heath
Evolution is more than a genome. Evolution is expression. Telling one young woman's struggle for social integration, House of Tables is the first novel by Ileen McDuring. Set in Dallas-Fort Worth two years after the Great Recession, it tells of orphan Cadie Walsh, robotics engineer and guitar virtuoso, after she survives St. Fina's, a girls' orphanage renowned for abuse and sex-trafficking. Socially stunted by her experiences and continually shadowed by the voice of deceased Sister Mary Trea, Cadie wants nothing more than to find a family.
In a brave move to find one, Cadie participates in National Geographic's Genographic Project. With results in hand, she embarks on a local journey to connect with four groups, representative of cultures along her ancient ancestors' unique route out of Africa. As Cadie connects with her new acquaintances, a chance discovery allows her to engineer Fala, a robot able to recognize expression and interact emotionally. Inspired by Fala's abilities and determined to challenge her own damaged social traits, Cadie devises an experiment to test and overcome her limitations and, thus, catalyzes the ultimate recipe for failure or success in her acquisition of family, self-expression, and love.
Learn to relax and achieve your inner peace through the quiet philosophy of practice and meditation. Combat stress and conflict with the help of the book and the power of the healing mantras set out on the accompanying 36 cards.
This book tells you about meditation: it highlights the most effective practices, thought patterns and exercises, arms you against life's difficult situations, and opens your mind to joy, insight and wisdom.
José Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955) was a Spanish liberal philosopher and essayist working during the first half of the 20th century while Spain oscillated between monarchy, republicanism and dictatorship. His philosophy has been characterized as a "philosophy of life" which "comprised a long-hidden beginning in a pragmatist metaphysics inspired by William James, and with a general method from a realist phenomenology imitating Edmund Husserl, which served both his proto-existentialism (prior to Martin Heidegger's) and his realist historicism which has been compared to both Wilhelm Dilthey and Benedetto Croce." Born in Madrid, Ortega was one of the intellectual leaders of the Spanish Republican government. After the establishment of the Republic, Ortega became a member of Parliament. He also held for many years the chair of metaphysics at the University o Madrid and was editor of the influential journal of opinion, Revista de Occidente. After the Spanish Civil War, Ortega became an exile from Spain, living for a time in Buenos Aires, later settling in Lisbon. In later years he visited Spain to lecture in Madrid. Books by Ortega include his most widely read work The Revolt of the Masses, Man and Crisis (originally published in Spanish under the title of En Torno A Galileo), Man and People, Meditations on Quixote, History as a System, and What is Philosophy?
The princess is awake… so are her demons. Shadowing the grim reemergence of Princess Arinadya is the looming destruction of mankind. The planet is on the cusp of devastating change and Prince Mikhail is at the helm. While Sevrick and his ragged band of survivors plot how to save Russia from their underground hideout, Mikhail is plotting world domination from the safety of his gilded haeman kingdom. Haemanism: The Spread is the thrilling, action-packed sequel to Haemans, the dystopian urban-fantasy from Nicoline Evans. It is a story for the undone who have stitched themselves back together. It’s for those who have mustered the courage to persevere despite their unraveling. This is a story for those who overcome.