Author: Mindy Bingham
A cat who does not know how to take care of herself is abandoned in the streets of Paris and discovers self-reliance by working as a mouser at the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Author: P. I. Maltbie
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
The artist Pablo Picasso's cat Minou influences him to discontinue his Blue Period style of painting to begin creating works that will sell more quickly. Includes brief notes on Picasso's life and work.
Author: Minou Yussefi
The new edition of this annual publication (previously published solely by IFOAM and FiBL) documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the world and provides comprehensive organic farming statistics that cover surface area under organic management, numbers of farms and specific information about commodities and land use in organic systems. The book also contains information on the global market of the burgeoning organic sector, the latest developments in organic certification, standards and regulations, and insights into current status and emerging trends for organic agriculture by continent from the world's foremost experts.For this edition, all statistical data and regional review chapters have been thoroughly updated. Completely new chapters on organic agriculture in the Pacific, on the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture and on organic aquaculture have been added.Published with IFOAM and FiBL
Author: Susan Weiner
Publisher: JHU Press
As the postwar mass media in France imagined her, the teenage girl was no longer a demure and daughterly jeune fille. Instead, she was an enfant terrible, a "bad girl"—implying that she was unapologetically and unsentimentally no longer a virgin. Focusing on the role of gender in representations of youth in post-World War II France, Susan Weiner traces how, after 1945, young men and women came to symbolize different aspects of social order and disorder in a country traumatized by the Nazi Occupation and Cold War paranoia, seduced by consumerism and Americanization, and engaged in an undeclared war in Algeria. While overtly political discourses about "youth" generally referred to middle-class young men, Weiner argues that it was in media representations of "bad girls" that anxieties over the loss of a morally and socially coherent national identity found their expression. Enfants Terribles looks at French culture from the Liberation to 1968 through images of the teenage girl which appeared in a broad range of texts and institutions: magazines such as Elle and Mademoiselle, newspapers, novels, popular essays, popular music, surveys, and film. Weiner highlights the new importance of youth as a social category of identity in the context of the postwar explosion of the mass media and explores the ways in which girls both defined and disrupted this category.
Author: Rikki Marie-Josee DuBois
Publisher: America Star Books
Comment peut-on expliquer aux jeunes enfants pourquoi un parent, ou quelqu'un cher d'eux, doit changer leur sexe? "Mignon, c'est Minou" est l'histoire de Minou, un chaton, qui n'est pas a l'aise avec qui elle est, et pour etre contente, elle decouvre qu'elle doit se changer a Mignon, le type d'animal qu'elle etait censee d'etre."
Author: Minou Reeves, P. J. Stewart
Publisher: NYU Press
"Reveals rivalry and confrontation, but also fascination for the exotic as she points out clichTs and distortions that have shaped western views of Islam and its founder."--Book News, Inc.Generations of Western writers --from the Crusades to the present.
Author: Mette Jakobsen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"The best stories change you. I am not the same after The Vanishing Act as I was before.”—Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus On a small snow-covered island—so tiny that it can’t be found on any map—lives twelve-year-old Minou, her philosopher Papa (a descendent of Descartes), Boxman the magician, and a clever dog called No-Name. A year earlier Minou’s mother left the house wearing her best shoes and carrying a large black umbrella. She never returned. One morning Minou finds a dead boy washed up on the beach. Her father decides to lay him in the room that once belonged to her mother. Can her mother’s disappearance be explained by the boy? Will Boxman be able to help find her? Minou, unwilling to accept her mother’s death, attempts to find the truth through Descartes’ philosophy. Over the course of her investigation Minou will discover the truth about loss and love, a truth that The Vanishing Act conveys in a voice that is uniquely enchanting.
Author: Annie M. G. Schmidt
Publisher: Yearling Books
Minou, formerly a cat but now a woman with many cattish ways, helps Tibbs, a newspaper reporter, with information she gets from her many feline friends.
Author: BAYER OSVALDO
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
Osvaldo Bayer ha escrito que “a través de la palabra es posible desnudar la banalidad de lo perverso, la pornografía de las armas y la obscenidad del privilegio”. Y esa misma palabra encarna, ahora, una historia bella, trágica, terrible, que fascina y atormenta. En esta novela, el autor asume la voz de un cronista. Testimonial, directa, desgarradora, sin adornos, con el material de las confesiones de los protagonistas e informes de los allegados, Rainer y Minou narra la imposibilidad del amor cuando la historia familiar ha dejado secuelas de odio. Es el año 1977. Rainer Sturm, 45 años, y Minou Seefeige, judía de 28, se conocen cuando ella viaja de la Argentina a Alemania por una beca. Él es un funcionario del gobierno alemán y ella quiere filmar la vida de una judía que regresa a la tierra de sus padres para rastrear su origen y el de sus antepasados. El conflicto se plantea cuando él debe auspiciar el film siendo el hijo del famoso “perro sanguinario”, un alto jefe del Führer y exterminador de judíos en las cámaras de gas. El amor entre ellos no disipa ni los miedos heredados de Minou ni las obsesiones y la vergüenza de Rainer por ser el hijo de un asesino. Se aman. Se odian. Se necesitan para salvarse, para expresarse, para purgar las culpas históricas. Víctima y victimario, juntos y en plena lucha de conciencias. Los personajes de Bayer dan otra vuelta de tuerca a los de Romeo y Julieta: aquí la guerra y las infamias de los nazis impiden toda reconciliación en las generaciones posteriores y exhiben, como en un espejo perverso, la repetición de esos crímenes durante la cruel dictadura militar argentina. Un Bayer con la misma fuerza y compromiso de siempre y un lirismo desbordante.
Author: Minou Hexspoor
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Since she was a young girl, Minou Hexspoor has written furiously. When there weren't enough blank pages, she turned to the margins of books, school desks, exams, napkins, tablecloths, and even doors to keep the words flowing. In this debut collection of poems, Hexspoor shows the strong messages poetry can convey, through an honest and often times raw writing style. In the first section of Acres of Love, "Yearning," a woman foresees the arrival of new love. The speaker is wistful and passionate. She recalls how this new romance has reawakened different parts of herself and reminded her of truths she has long forgotten. "Quenching" shows the unbearable agony of passion the lovers feel for each other. Romance becomes fierce fixation and the connection between lust and love become complicated. In the midst of the fiery imagery and erotic moments come sweet, light breaths of fresh air. If "Quenching" takes you to the heights of erotic pleasure and passion, "Untangling" forces you back down to earth. The speaker isn't as confident as she once was. Will this explosion of love last, or have the perfect moments already come and gone? The reader and writer will discover this together...
Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Algonquin Books
It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.