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Translator’s Notes to Part One

Ficino Ficino Shepheard Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd ePub
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Chapitre 1

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Trois heures de sommeil, cest court. Bien trop court.

Obir malgr tout linjonction barbare du rveil. Se doucher, se maquiller, se coiffer, shabiller.

Faire comme dhabitude, mme si Clo pressent que rien ne sera plus jamais pareil.

Aucune raison, pourtant. Une priptie parmi dautres, sans consquences.

Alors pourquoi ce sentiment trange et indit ? Pourquoi cette petite voix qui lui chuchote que sa vie vient de changer ? jamais.

 

Quelques kilomtres en voiture, dans les embouteillages du matin, et enfin limmeuble qui apparat, colosse parmi les colosses. Sobre, imposant et triste.

Une nouvelle journe qui fera sans doute oublier Clo sa frayeur nocturne. Cette ombre qui la suivie, poursuivie. Accule contre un mur.

Cette peur, intense. Encore vivante dans son cur, sa tte, son ventre.

Lascenseur, les couloirs, les bonjours. Les sourires vrais ou faux. La ruche dj au travail et dont Clo sera peut-tre bientt lintransigeante reine.

Saluer Nathalie, sa fidle et dvoue secrtaire ; saluer Pardieu, le prsident, qui trne dans un vaste bureau non loin du sien. Lui assurer que tout va bien, quon est prt pour une interminable journe productive au service de la bote tentaculaire et nourricire.

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Chapitre 1 - Emma

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Emma

Ils viennent enfin de me rappeler. Aprs ces interminables entretiens tlphoniques, ces demandes de papiers, dextraits de casier, dattestations en tout genre Et toutes ces questions sur mes parents, mes frres, mes amis Ils mont littralement dissque. Jentends encore cette voix froide de comptable sans me dbiter son questionnaire intime.

 Est-ce que certains de vos proches ont t condamns par la justice, entendus par la police, mls de prs ou de loin des affaires judiciaires ? 

Moi, videmment, sur le coup jai eu trs envie de rpondre oui. Que mon pre a essay de braquer la Banque de France et quavec mon frre, le plus petit, celui qui dirige un trafic de bagnoles quand la came lui laisse un peu de temps, tout na pas toujours t facile. a na pas t simple de devenir cette jeune femme drle et quilibre, la droiture inflexible et la haute tenue morale. Celle-l mme que je suis aujourdhui et qui est prte, archi-prte, pour remplir leur mission. Bon, en fait, la vraie version cest que jai t juste bien, comme il faut, que jai rpondu sans cynisme foireux et sans humour pas trs drle. Srieuse, crdible, oprationnelle ! Cet argent, jen ai vraiment, affreusement, terriblement besoin.

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Chapitre 6 - Marc

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Marc

Jai lu et relu le dossier de mon petit commissaire Nol. Il ny a pas grand-chose dedans, et pourtant a sent la grosse affaire. Cest assez simple, aussi, et a, a me plat. Un grand bijoutier de la place Vendme veut faire photographier sa nouvelle collection. Bon, on ne photographie pas une rivire de diamants comme on le ferait pour son chien ou le port dHoulgate, a je men doutais un peu. Ce que jignorais, cest quil existe des professionnels de ce genre de truc, des sortes dexperts, des divas de la macro, des incontournables de la perle et du diamant. De ceux qui  magnifient le travail du joaillier tout en respectant son art, avec discrtion et pudeur . En tout cas, cest ce qui est crit sur la brochure jointe au dossier.

Lune de ces stars de la photo qui brille a install ses studios en rgion parisienne. Et cest cet endroit que le bijoutier va envoyer ses uvres pour les magnifier. Mais l o la chose est amusante, cest quau lieu de balancer la grosse artillerie avec fourgon blind, escorte bien voyante et tout le bataclan, le bijoutier a dcid de la jouer tout en discrtion et en subtilit. Avec pudeur et retenue, comme le photographe Ils le font de temps en temps, ce coup-l. Le coup du sac dos et de ltudiante. Cest assez simple : on prend une figurante un peu briefe, on lui colle des bijoux dans un sac de toile pourri et on lenvoie faire faire les clichs. Elle revient comme elle est venue, en mtro et en RER, suivie de loin par un garde du corps. Un peu gonfl mais discret, efficace et pas cher.

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Translator’s Note

Arthur Farndell Shepheard-Walwyn ePub
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Discussion Questions

Anisfeld, Shimon C. Island Press ePub

Chapter 11. Which aspects of the water crisis do you have the most experience with? Which do you think are most important?2. What are the most important characteristics of the emerging approach to water management?Chapter 21. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the watershed as a unit of science and management?2. In what ways is an understanding of hydrology and water quality important for water resource managers?3. How large is the watershed you live in? How does this fact affect the ways that water is (or should be) managed?4. Is there abundant groundwater in your area? How is it connected to surface water? How do these facts affect the ways that water is (or should be) managed?Chapter 31. What do you think of the usefulness and feasibility of assessing TRWR at the country scale?2. Should water conservation efforts focus primarily on reducing consumptive uses, or should nonconsumptive uses also be addressed?3. Does anything in the data on country-level water use and water footprints surprise you?

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Postscript: The Death of a Man, the End of an Era

Will Evans Utah State University Press ePub

As Evans prepared to celebrate his seventy-seventh Christmas, he passed from this life. On December 6, 1954, the white community of Farmington and the Navajo community surrounding Shiprock became aware of his death. His obituary announced that he had died quietly after several months of failing health. But it was a peaceful farewell, as his wife, Sarah, three sons—Ralph, Richard, and David—and daughter, Gwen, paid their last respects.

To the Navajo community, Missing Tooth [Awóshk’al’ádin] had “gone away.” In Window Rock as the Navajo Tribal Council held session, Chairman Sam Akeah brought the news to many of the tribal advisors who had known and worked with Will. He had often noted in his “Navajo Trails” column, which he wrote right up to his death, the passing of another elderly Navajo with a piece of the tribe’s history. He also mentioned that, sometime, the two would meet again. That time had come.

The white community again recognized Will for his accomplishments—his authoritative study of the Beautiful Mountain uprising, his knowledge of Navajo lore, his stint in the state legislature (1928), his service as police judge, and his presiding as justice of the peace, before retiring from public life. His artistic creations were another tangible means by which he was remembered. Indeed, on August 30, 2002, an open house at the Farmington Museum featured an exhibit entitled “Painting with a Passion: Will Evans and the Navajo.” There the public encountered his close-to obsession in using Navajo symbols to beautify his home, on everything from lampshades and tables to vases and wall hangings. His art has now become a collector’s item.

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Introduction

Jonathan Burke Karnac Books ePub

Jonathan Burke

The Topic of Cancer focuses on our emotional responses to cancer, the disease that physician, researcher, and writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee, citing a nineteenth century surgeon, called “the emperor of all maladies”.

The Topic of Cancer is divided into two parts broadly titled “Bearing the Unbearable” and “Containment and Creativity”.

A subject that so many of us may want never to have to consider, the prevalence of cancer locates it never far from our conscious awareness. This book aims to open the topic up for reflection by offering a range of perspectives on cancer: psychoanalytic, medical, spiritual/religious, and literary.

Psychoanalytic publications traditionally introduce their theme by referring back to the works of Freud in much the same way as we might draw on the inspiration of our parents or the sayings of our ancestors. The Topic of Cancer being largely, albeit not entirely, a psychoanalytic publication, also begins by drawing on Freud, but from a different, deeply personal perspective: a Freud we barely know.

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Foreword

Jonathan Burke Karnac Books ePub

“If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood

Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,

Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud”

—Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est
(Written between October 1917 and March 1918)

I do not generally take notes on dinner parties. But after one particularly memorable and troubling supper, more than thirty years ago, I seem to have done so.

Dr. X, a distinguished psychologist, and one of my former teachers in the mental health field, rang me with the sad news that he had developed a malignant tumour in one of his vital organs, and then explained that he would have to undergo an immediate surgical procedure. An elderly widower whose children lived overseas, Dr. X had invited me and three other former students to spend the evening with him prior to his operation. No doubt he wanted some company, but in view of the fact that he had requested that his one-time students should come for what could be a “last supper”, I suspected that he also hoped that we would be able to carry on his work and edit his papers for publication should he die on the operating table. Dr. X, a talented chef in his own right, instructed me to come for what he hoped would be a “happy meal”, and he underscored that under no circumstances must we talk about cancer. In view of his impending ordeal, he wanted this dinner party to be completely pleasant.

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Introduction

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Introduction

Introduction

Brisbane’s subtropical climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it a great city to explore on foot. There are lush parklands filled with fragrant flowers and quiet waterside tracks where you’ll hear birdsong and the splash of fish in the river. You can breathe in the fresh, salty air along the beaches of Moreton Bay Marine Park and go koala-spotting in the eucalypt forests on Brisbane’s doorstep.

Brisbane’s vibrant city centre boasts graceful old buildings contrasting with modern and quirky public artworks. If you’re after a caffeine buzz, stroll through the urban villages with their chic cafés and boutiques but for something more laid-back, explore the foreshore paths that link the bay’s coastal villages and enjoy some fresh seafood and views across to the islands.

The walks in this book can be complemented with visits to museums and art galleries, markets, swimming pools, cafes and restaurants, environmental and wildlife centres, or river ferry rides. Many of the walks, particularly along the river and bayside, can be combined to create longer day walks. Where possible, all walking routes have been chosen to avoid busy roads.

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A Prayer for the Dying

Francell, Lawrence J. Texas State Historical Assn Press ePub

A PRAYER FOR THE DYING

(A Song of the Old Army)

We meet ’neath the sounding rafters,

The waits alt around us are bare.

They echo the peals of laughter,

It seems that the dead are there.

So stand by your glasses steady,

This world is a world of ties.

Here’s a toast to the dead already;

Hurrah for the next man who dies.

There’s a mist on the glass congealing,

’Tis the hurricane’s fiery breath.

And thus does the warmth of feeling,

Turn ice in the grip of death.

Oh, stand to your glasses steady,

For a moment the vapor flies.

A cup to the dead already,

An hurrah for the next who dies.

Who dreads to the dust returning?

Who shrinks from the sable shore?

Where the high and haughty yearning,

Of the soul shall sting no more.

So stand to your glasses steady,

’Tis all we have left to prize.

A toast to the dead already,

And hurrah for the next who dies.

Cut off from the land that bore us,

(Betrayed by the land we find.

Where the brightest have gone before us,

And the dullest remain behind.

So stand to your glasses steady,

The world is a web of lies.

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Final Observations

Gary W. Vequist Texas A&M University Press ePub

Final Observations

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, eighty-seven million Americans enjoy some form of wildlife-related recreation. Those Americans spend more than $122 billion annually in wildlife-related activities (e.g., binoculars, lodging, birdseed, etc.). These numbers do not include the large number of foreign visitors who come to the United States to visit Yellowstone and our other national parks in hopes of seeing our charismatic wildlife heritage. It is indisputable that wildlife watching is significant to the country, socially as well as economically.

We hope this book contributes in some small way to helping people get out and view wildlife. We especially urge parents to take their children on a wildlife safari, even if it’s just down the road to a small national, state, or county park. We believe that today’s wildlife watcher becomes tomorrow’s conservationist. Such a cycle can and should become self-perpetuating. That would be good news for our wildlife, our parks, and our country.

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Appendixes

Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann Brookings Institution Press ePub

          APPENDIX A          

METHODOLOGY FOR COMPARING U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE

This appendix describes the strategy for equating scores across states and nations, first, in terms of proficient and advanced levels of performance (reported in chapters 3 and 4), and, second, in terms of changes in performance over time (reported in chapter 6).

Comparing Proficient and Advanced Levels across States and Countries

For the analyses in chapters 3 and 4, the goal is to compare how students in the different states in the United States are doing with respect to their peers in terms of reaching proficient and advanced levels, respectively. We want to do so with as much detail (by state and social group) as the data permit. To obtain this information, we build a crosswalk between the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which was administered to representative samples of fifteen-year-old students in sixty-eight of the world's school systems. Note that the sixty-eight school systems include the entirety of sixty-five countries along with three subcountries included in PISA reports: Hong Kong, Macao, and Shanghai. Hong Kong and Macao operated as independent states for a long time and currently have special status.

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Chronology of Events

Ralph A. Wooster Texas State Historical Assn ePub

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS

1860

November 6   Lincoln elected President

December 3   Address to People of Texas calling for state convention

1861

January 8   Elections for delegates to state convention

28   State convention opens

February 1   State convention approves ordinance of secession

16   Twiggs surrenders federal property in Texas

23   People vote on secession ordinance

March 4   Convention canvasses vote of people

5   Convention passes ordinance uniting Texas with Confederate States of America

16   Convention removes Houston from office

April 12   Confederates fire on Fort Sumter

May 5   Texas forces occupy federal forts in Indian Territory

July 2   U.S. Navy initiates blockade of Galveston

27   John R. Baylor captures Ft. Fillmore, N.Mex.

August 10   Federals defeated at Wilson’s Creek (Oak Hill)

October 23   Sibley’s Brigade leaves San Antonio for N.Mex.

1862

February 21   Battle of Valverde, N.Mex.

March 7   Ben McCulloch killed at Pea Ridge, Ark.

26–28   Battle of Glorieta Pass, N.Mex.

April 6 Albert Sidney Johnston killed at Shiloh, Tenn.

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Contents

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