The wealthy scientist Martial Canterel guides a group of visitors through his expansive estate, Locus Solus, where he displays his various deranged inventions, each more spectacular than the last. First, he introduces a machine propelled by the weather, which constructs a mosaic out of varying hues of human teeth, then shows a hairless cat charged with a powerful electric battery, and next a bizarre theater in which corpses are reanimated with a special serum to enact the most important movements of their past lives.READ MORE
Jean-Luc Marion is one of the most important philosophers for the contemporary study of religion.
Believing in Order to See On the Rationality of Revelation and the Irrationality of Some Believers explores the questions of Catholic identity and the interplay of faith and reason in a clear manner, making it easily accessible to those without philosophical training.
It might also be of value to anyone interested Catholic education's contribution to intellectual life.READ MORE
At the dawn of the 20th century, a young Lebanese explorer leaves the Levant for the wilds of Africa, encountering an eccentric English colonel in Sudan and enlisting in his service. In this lush chronicle of far-flung adventure, the military recruit crosses paths with a compatriot who has dismantled a sumptuous palace in Tripoli and is transporting it across the continent on a camel caravan.READ MORE
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