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Fagan, Teresa Lavender

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Works: 28 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 3,267 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography  Diaries  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: CB251, 909.09767
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Most widely held works by Teresa Lavender Fagan
Islam and the West a conversation with Jacques Derrida by Jacques Derrida ( )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Chérif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the illness that would take his life just over a year later. That he still participated in the exchange testifies to the magnitude of the subject at hand: the increasingly distressed relationship between Islam and the West, and the questions of freedom, justice, and democracy that surround it. As Chérif relates in this account of their dialogue, th
Vegetables : a biography by Evelyne Bloch-Dano ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Michael Pollan to locavores, Whole Foods to farmer's markets, today cooks and foodies alike are paying more attention than ever before to the history of the food they bring into their kitchens, and especially to vegetables. Whether it is an heirloom tomato, curled cabbage, or succulent squash, from a farmer's market or a backyard plot, the humble vegetable offers more than just nutrition, it also represents a link with long tradition of farming and gardening, nurturing and breeding. In this book, those veggies finally get their due. In capsule biographies of eleven different vegetables such as artichokes, beans, chard, cabbage, cardoons, carrots, chili peppers, Jerusalem artichokes, peas, pumpkins, and tomatoes, the author explores the world of vegetables in all its facets, from science and agriculture to history, culture, and, of course, cooking. From the importance of peppers in early international trade to the most recent findings in genetics, from the cultural cachet of cabbage to Proust's devotion to beef-and-carrot stew, to the surprising array of vegetables that preceded the pumpkin as the avatar of All Hallow's Eve, the author takes readers on a tour of the stories behind our daily repasts
An ecology of happiness by Eric F Lambin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: We know that our gas-guzzling cars are warming the planet, the pesticides and fertilizers from farms are turning rivers toxic, and the earth has run out of space for the mountains of unrecycled waste our daily consumption has left in its wake. We've heard copious accounts of our impact-as humans, as a society-on the natural world. But this is not a one-sided relationship. Lost in these dire and scolding accounts has been the impact on us and our well-being. You sense it while walking on a sandy beach, or in a wild, woody forest, or when you catch sight of wildlife, or even while gardening in your backyard. Could it be that the natural environment is an essential part of our happiness? Yes, says Eric Lambin emphatically in An Ecology of Happiness. Using a very different strategy in addressing environmental concerns, he asks us to consider that there may be no better reason to value and protect the health of the planet than for our own personal well-being. In this clever and wide-ranging work, Lambin draws on new scientific evidence in the fields of geography, political ecology, environmental psychology, urban studies, and disease ecology, among others, to answer such questions as: To what extent do we need nature for our well-being? How does environmental degradation affect our happiness? What can be done to protect the environment and increase our well-being at the same time? Drawing on case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, Lambin makes a persuasive case for the strong link between healthy ecosystems and happy humans. Unique in its scope and evenhanded synthesis of research from many fields, An Ecology of Happiness offers a compelling human-centered argument that is impossible to overlook when we marvel at murmurations of starlings or seek out the most brilliant fall foliage: nature makes our steps a little lighter and our eyes a little brighter. What better reason to protect an ecosystem or save a species than for our own pleasure?
Google and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from Europe by Jean Noël Jeanneney ( )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The recent announcement that Google would digitize the holdings of several major libraries sent shock waves through the book industry and academe. Google presented this digital repository as a first step towards a long-dreamed-of universal library, but skeptics were quick to raise a number of concerns about the potential for copyright infringement and unanticipated effects on the business of research and publishing. Jean-Noël Jeanneney, president of France?s Bibliothèque Nationale, here takes aim at what he sees as a far more troubling aspect of Google?s Library Project: its potential to misre
Slavery, the state, and Islam by Mohammed Ennaji ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incidents by Roland Barthes ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1979, just after having written skeptically on the question of whether a journal was worth keeping "with a view to publication," Roland Barthes began to keep--apparently with a view to publication--an intimate journal called "Soirées de Paris." The doubts he had entertained about the authenticity of the journal form now gave way to the necessity of, finally, giving direct notation to his gay desire in its various states of excitation, panic, and despair. Together with three other uncollected texts by Barthes, including an earlier journal he kept in Morocco, this remarkable document was published in France after its author's death under the title Incidents. Richard Howard's translation now makes the volume available to readers of English."--Book jacket
Literary miniatures by Florence Noiville ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Dreams by Diane Meur ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Paris, Montreal, Seville, Berlin, and towns large and small, Diane Meur has dreamt - and she has remembered her dreams. In this volume the author shares her dreams of the years 2008-2010, a time of global upheaval that happened to coincide with upheavals in her own life
Little grey lies by Hédi Kaddour ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London between the wars was a place of anxiety and uncertainty. After the postwar boom of the 1920s, the aftereffects of the stock market crash hit London and, even as the fortunes of the aristocracy went into decline, there was hunger and a rising tide of virulent fascism. It is in this setting that Max, a French journalist looking for his next story, and Lena, an American singer, find themselves in Hedi Kaddour's Little Grey Lies. Once lovers, but now friends, Max and Lena travel with Lena's new man, Thibault, and with Max's barely masked jealousy. Then they meet the striking Colonel Strether, the epitome of military decorum and bearing. An aging war hero, Strether seems to Max to be his best chance at a story, but as the two men talk, it seems Stether may not be who he says he is and the old soldier's past begins to trouble Max and Lena as they crash forward through memories and truths not theirs
Satan the heretic : the birth of demonology in medieval west by Alain Boureau ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Before the end of the thirteenth century, theologians had little interest in demons, but with Thomas Aquinas and his formidable "Treatise on Evil" in 1272, everything changed. In Satan the Heretic, Alain Boureau trains his skeptical eye not on Satan or Satanism, but on the birth of demonology and the sudden belief in the power of demons who inhabited Satan's Court, setting out to understand not why people believed in demons, but why theologians - especially Pope John XXII - became so interested in the subject"--Page [4] of cover
The Byzantines ( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The white planet : the evolution and future of our frozen world by Jean Jouzel ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monografie over de effecten van klimaatveranderingen en het broeikaseffect op de Poolgebieden en andere gebieden met ijs
Ancestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece by Jean Bottéro ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this introduction to the ancient world, three leading French historians explore the emergence of rationality and writing: how it developed and how it is remarkably similar to our own tradition. We learn that the supposed twin pillars of Western civilization, Greece and the Bible, were hardly freestanding: they elaborated logical and religious structures that had developed much earlier in Mesopotamia. At the same time Ancestor of the West reminds us that these cultures were precursors of our own precisely because they possessed an intelligence that we still recognize. The ancients, even in their earliest writings, thought like us."--BOOK JACKET
Sardinian chronicles by Bernard Lortat-Jacob ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cooking in Mesopotamia by Jean Bottéro ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a look at the delectable secrets of Mesopotamia. The author's broad perspective takes us inside the religious rites, everyday rituals, attitudes and taboos, and even the detailed preparation techniques involving food and drink in Mesopotamian high culture during the second and third millenniums BCE, as the Mesopotamians recorded them
The Mexican dream, or, The interrupted thought of Amerindian civilizations by J.-M. G Le Clézio ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Not one dream but many unfold in J.M.G. Le Clezio's conjuring of the consciousness of Mexico, a powerful evocation of the imaginings that made and unmade an ancient culture. "What motivated me," Le Clezio has said, "was a sort of dream about what has disappeared and what could have been." A widely respected French novelist who for many years has studied pre-Columbian Mexico, Le Clezio imagined how the thought of early Indian civilizations might have evolved if not for the interruption of European conquest." "In an unprecedented way, his book takes us into the dream that was the religion of the Aztecs, which in its own apocalyptic visions anticipated the coming of the Spanish conquerors. Here the dream of the conquistadores rises before us, too, the glimmering idea of gold drawing Europe into the Mexican dream. Against the religion and thought of the Aztecs and the Tarascans and the Europeans in Mexico, Le Clezio also shows us those of the "barbarians" of the north, the nomadic Indians beyond the pale of the Aztec frontier." "Finally, Le Clezio's book is a dream of the present, a meditation on what in Amerindian civilizations - in their language, in their way of telling tales, of wanting to survive their own destruction - moved the poet, playwright, and actor Antonin Artaud and motivates Le Clezio in this book. The author's deep identification with pre-Columbian cultures, whose faith told them the wheel of time would bring their gods and their beliefs back to them, finds fitting expression in this extraordinary book, which brings the dream around."--Jacket
The oldest cuisine in the world : cooking in Mesopotamia by Jean Bottéro ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this intriguing blend of the commonplace and the ancient, Jean Bottero presents the first extensive look at the delectable secrets of Mesopotamia. Bottero's broad perspective takes us inside the religious rites, everyday rituals, attitudes and taboos, and even the detailed preparation techniques involving food and drink in Mesopotamian high culture during the second and third millenniums BCE, as the Mesopotamians recorded them." "Offering everything from translated recipes for pigeon and gazelle stews, the contents of medicinal teas and broths, and the origins of ingredients native to the region, this book reveals the cuisine of one of history's most fascinating societies. As Bottero concludes, although the ingredients may have differed, food was prepared in a manner astoundingly similar to how we do it today. Such links to the modern world, along with incredible recreations of a rich, ancient culture through its cuisine, make Bottero's guide an entertaining and mesmerizing read."--Jacket
Journal III, 1970-1978 by Mircea Eliade ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greeks by Jean-Pierre Vernant ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The totalitarian experience by Tzvetan Todorov ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal essays recount Todorov's experiences with and understanding of different kinds of totalitarianism.--
 
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Lavender Fagan, Teresa
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