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Quichotte

By Salman Rushdie
  • ISBN Code: : 0735279322
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE Quichotte is a love story of profound tenderness and humanity from a great storyteller at his brilliant best. Wise, beautifully written, as heartbreaking as it is wildly comic, its characters unforgettable, its plot dazzlingly suspenseful, it illuminates our corrupt times where fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. Quichotte, an aging travelling salesman obsessed with TV, is on a quest for love. Unfortunately, his daily diet of reality TV, sitcoms, films and soaps has distorted his ability to separate fantasy from reality. He wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence, while obsessively writing love letters to a celebrity he knows only through his screen. Together the two innocents set off across America in Quichotte's trusty Chevy Cruze to find her and convince her of his love. Quichotte's story is told by Sam DuChamp, a mediocre spy novelist in the midst of a midlife crisis, and as the stories of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine, we are taken on a wild, picaresque journey through a familiar country on the edge of moral and spiritual collapse.

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Best-seller après la Bible, Don Quichotte doit son succès international dès sa parution à son pouvoir de guérir la mélancolie, comme l’a conçu son auteur, à plus de cinquante ans. Comme des patients qui passent pour fous, comme l’auteur dans sa propre vie, Cervantès a chargé Don Quichotte, qu’il appelle son fils fou, de mettre en scène les traumatismes traversés de son vivant. Françoise Davoine fait résonner ce grand texte avec des cas de sa pratique ou des événements de son histoire personnelle. Elle décrit comment les épisodes de crises successives du chevalier errant sont une façon de faire revivre les guerres et l’esclavage de Cervantès lui-même pendant cinq ans au bagne d’Alger, tout comme les crises psychotiques sont des façons de montrer ce qui ne peut se dire dans les silences orchestrés des familles et de la société, autour de traumatismes majeurs. Et en même temps, ces crises de folie indiquent le moyen d’en sortir. Ici le thérapeute est Sancho Pança, qui sait de quoi il retourne pour en avoir eu l’expérience. Le livre suit donc pas à pas les différents épisodes du Don Quichotte qui ouvrent le champ progressif des batailles, depuis les voiles des moulins et des bateaux sur lesquels Cervantes combattit contre les Turcs à la bataille de Lépante jusqu’à l’épisode des troupeaux de moutons où il voit se dérouler une guerre internationale exactement sur les mêmes fronts qu’aujourd’hui au Moyen-Orient. Puis, quand il a épuisé l’investigation de toutes ces histoires réelles, Don Quichotte prend le maquis dans la montagne. Grâce à son travail littéralement analytique, il va guérir les traumatismes des uns et des autres rencontrés en chemin. Ainsi Don Quichotte, parti seul dans ses lubies au début du livre, finit par réunir à la taverne plus de trente personnes qui, grâce à son travail d’analyste, ont pu renouer des liens.

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Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. It follows the adventures of Alonso Quixano, an hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthly wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote is met by the world as it is, initiating such themes as interextuality, realism, metatheatre, and literary representation. Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In a 2002 list, Don Quixote was cited as the "best literary work ever written". The novel's structure is in episodic form. It is written in the picaresco style of the late 16th century, and features reference other picaresque novels including Lazarillo de Tormes and The Golden Ass. The full title is indicative of the tale's object, as ingenioso (Spanish) means "quick with inventiveness"[4] marking the transition of modern literature from Dramatic to thematic unity. The novel takes place over a long period of time, including many adventures all united by common themes of the nature of reality, reading, and dialogue in general. The contrasts between the tall, thin, fancy-struck, and idealistic Quixote and the fat, squat, world-weary Panza is a motif echoed ever since the book's publication, and Don Quixote's imaginings are the butt of outrageous and cruel practical jokes in the novel. Even faithful and simple Sancho is unintentionally forced to deceive him at certain points. The novel is considered a satire of orthodoxy, veracity, and even nationalism. In going beyond mere storytelling to exploring the individualism of his characters, Cervantes helped move beyond the narrow literary conventions of the chivalric romance literature that he spoofed, which consists of straightforward retelling of a series of acts that redound to the knightly virtues of the hero.

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La morale du bien et du mal vise à rectifier les défauts de l'âme, à résoudre ses confusions et contradictions, à la régénérer en vue de son élévation spirituelle. Au-delà du roman picaresque, l'illustrissime héros de Cervantès nous livre une sagesse morale, exposée à travers le corps dialogique de quelques 400 proverbes, sentences et dictons. Nous en montrons la cohésion avec la Sainte Écriture, l'imitation et la mystique de Jean de la Croix.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE Baking a multitude of tartes tatins for local restaurants, an Ohio housewife contemplates her four kids, husband, cats and chickens. Also, America's ignoble past, and her own regrets. She is surrounded by dead lakes, fake facts, Open Carry maniacs, and oodles of online advice about survivalism, veil toss duties, and how to be more like Jane Fonda. But what do you do when you keep stepping on your son's toy tractors, your life depends on stolen land and broken treaties, and nobody helps you when you get a flat tire on the interstate, not even the Abominable Snowman? When are you allowed to start swearing? With a torrent of consciousness and an intoxicating coziness, Ducks, Newburyport lays out a whole world for you to tramp around in, by turns frightening and funny. A heart-rending indictment of America's barbarity, and a lament for the way we are blundering into environmental disaster, this book is both heresy—and a revolution in the novel.

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Since her debut in 1989, A. M. Homes has been among the boldest and most original voices of her generation, acclaimed for the psychological accuracy and unnerving emotional intensity of her storytelling. Her ability to explore how extraordinary the ordinary can be is at the heart of her touching and funny new novel, her first in six years. This Book Will Save Your Life is a vivid, uplifting, and revealing story about compassion, transformation, and what can happen if you are willing to lose yourself and open up to the world around you.

The Nearest Exit

By Olen Steinhauer
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 1429927232
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 145
  • Pdf File: the-nearest-exit.pdf

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Milo Weaver has nowhere to turn but back to the CIA in Olen Steinhauer's brilliant follow-up to the New York Times bestselling espionage novel The Tourist The Tourist, Steinhauer's first contemporary novel after his awardwinning historical series, was a runaway hit, spending three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and garnering rave reviews from critics. Now faced with the end of his quiet, settled life, reluctant spy Milo Weaver has no choice but to turn back to his old job as a "tourist." Before he can get back to the CIA's dirty work, he has to prove his loyalty to his new bosses, who know little of Milo's background and less about who is really pulling the strings in the government above the Department of Tourism—or in the outside world, which is beginning to believe the legend of its existence. Milo is suddenly in a dangerous position, between right and wrong, between powerful self-interested men, between patriots and traitors—especially as a man who has nothing left to lose.

Midnight's Children

By Salman Rushdie
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307367754
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 147
  • Pdf File: midnight-s-children.pdf

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Winner of the Booker prize and twice winner of the Booker of Bookers, Midnight's Children is "one of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation" (New York Review of Books). Reissued for the 40th anniversary of the original publication--with a new introduction from the author--Salman Rushdie's widely acclaimed novel is a masterpiece in literature. Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1,000 other “midnight’s children,” all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people–a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Midnight’s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.

The Ventriloquists

By E.R. Ramzipoor
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488035148
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 896
  • Pdf File: the-ventriloquists.pdf

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“[A] remarkable saga.... Engrossing.” —Booklist, starred review In this triumphant debut inspired by true events, a ragtag gang of journalists and resistance fighters risk everything for an elaborate scheme to undermine the Reich. The Nazis stole their voices. But they would not be silenced. Brussels, 1943. Twelve-year-old street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy and selling copies of the country’s most popular newspaper, Le Soir, now turned into Nazi propaganda. Helene’s world changes when she befriends a rogue journalist, Marc Aubrion, who draws her into a secret network that publishes dissident underground newspapers. The Nazis track down Aubrion’s team and give them an impossible choice: turn the resistance newspapers into a Nazi propaganda bomb that will sway public opinion against the Allies, or be killed. Faced with no decision at all, Aubrion has a brilliant idea. While pretending to do the Nazis’ bidding, they will instead publish a fake edition of Le Soir that pokes fun at Hitler and Stalin—daring to laugh in the face of their oppressors. The ventriloquists have agreed to die for a joke, and they have only eighteen days to tell it. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters and stunning historical detail, E.R. Ramzipoor’s dazzling debut novel illuminates the extraordinary acts of courage by ordinary people forgotten by time. It is a moving and powerful ode to the importance of the written word and to the unlikely heroes who went to extreme lengths to orchestrate the most stunning feat of journalism in modern history.

Exercise of Power

By Robert M. Gates
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1524731897
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 937
  • Pdf File: exercise-of-power.pdf

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From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 bestselling memoir, Duty, a candid, sweeping examination of power, and how it has been exercised, for good and bad, by American presidents in the post-Cold War world. Since the end of the Cold War, the global perception of the United States has progressively morphed from dominant international leader to disorganized entity. Robert Gates argues that this transformation is the result of the failure of political leaders to understand the complexity of American power, its expansiveness and its limitations. He makes clear that the successful exercise of power is not limited to the ability to coerce or demand submission, but must also encompass diplomacy, strategic communications, development assistance, intelligence, technology, and ideology. With forthright judgments of the performance of past presidents and their senior-most advisers, insightful ­firsthand knowledge, and compelling insider stories, Gates’s candid, sweeping examination of power in all its manifestations argues that U.S. national security in the future will require abiding by the lessons of the past, reimagining our approach, and revitalizing nonmilitary instruments of power essential to success and security.

In the Company of Men

By Véronique Tadjo
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  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Book Code : 1635420962
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 827
  • Pdf File: in-the-company-of-men.pdf

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Drawing on real accounts of the Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa, this poignant, timely fable reflects on both the strength and the fragility of life and humanity’s place in the world. Two boys venture from their village to hunt in a nearby forest, where they shoot down bats with glee, and cook their prey over an open fire. Within a month, they are dead, bodies ravaged by an insidious disease that neither the local healer’s potions nor the medical team’s treatments could cure. Compounding the family’s grief, experts warn against touching the sick. But this caution comes too late: the virus spreads rapidly, and the boys’ father is barely able to send his eldest daughter away for a chance at survival. In a series of moving snapshots, Véronique Tadjo illustrates the terrible extent of the Ebola epidemic, through the eyes of those affected in myriad ways: the doctor who tirelessly treats patients day after day in a sweltering tent, protected from the virus only by a plastic suit; the student who volunteers to work as a gravedigger while universities are closed, helping the teams overwhelmed by the sheer number of bodies; the grandmother who agrees to take in an orphaned boy cast out of his village for fear of infection. And watching over them all is the ancient and wise Baobab tree, mourning the dire state of the earth yet providing a sense of hope for the future. Acutely relevant to our times in light of the coronavirus pandemic, In the Company of Men explores critical questions about how we cope with a global crisis and how we can combat fear and prejudice.

Le Don Quichotte de l'Estran

By Alain Briand
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  • Publisher : Le Lys Bleu Éditions
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 113
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: le-don-quichotte-de-l-estran.pdf

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Entre la mer et les femmes, ses deux passions de toujours, le choix est vite fait pour Alain Briand... Je partage ce « cahier de vie » qui montre un passage de ma passion entre les femmes et celle que j’aime le plus « la mer ». J’ai été capable de partir par amour et je m’en excuse. Il faut être deux pour faire un couple, personnellement mon cœur était déjà pris par la « mer ». Le récit prenant d'une vie mouvementée. Découvrez l'histoire d'un homme déchiré entre son amour pour la mer et la liberté, et son amour des siens. EXTRAIT Je ne connais pas plus belle salope que la mer. Elle est traîtresse et capricieuse comme une femme, mais elle lui est supérieure. De toutes les femmes que j’ai connues, c’est la mer qui a toujours eu ma préférence. Si la femme te donne le sein, la mer, elle, te nourrit à tous les âges de ta vie. Et une fois qu’elle t’a pris, elle ne te lâche plus. Tu es son roi, même si tu ne la domineras jamais. Elle fait de toi un homme libre. C’est-ce que disait Baudelaire dans son poème, « L’homme et la mer ». Je n’ai jamais été un fana de poésie, mais j’ai retenu quelques bribes de ce poème qui sonnent encore dans ma tête comme certaines tempêtes que j’ai affrontées. « Homme libre, toujours tu chériras la mer ! [...] Tu te plais à plonger au sein de ton image ; tu l’embrasses des yeux et des bras, et ton cœur se distrait quelquefois de sa propre rumeur au bruit de cette plainte indomptable et sauvage... ». Si j’avais su faire de la poésie, je n’aurais pas écrit autre chose. Il a tout compris, comme aussi la lutte sans pitié ni remords entre elle et nous, depuis la nuit des temps. C’est aussi ce que dit le poème, mais je ne me souviens plus de ses vers. Je me souviens bien, en revanche, des fois où elle a failli m’ôter la vie. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Né dans les années 62, Alain Briand a pratiqué les métiers de la mer de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon à Saint-Pierre d’Oléron, de la grande pêche à la pêche à pied ! Entre les femmes et la mer, sa vie a balancé bien souvent en eau trouble mais est restée toujours fidèle à celle-ci !!! la MER

Luka and the Fire of Life

By Salman Rushdie
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Book Code : 0307366626
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 939
  • Pdf File: luka-and-the-fire-of-life.pdf

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On a beautiful starry night in the city of Kahani in the land of Alifbay a terrible thing happened: twelve-year-old Luka's storyteller father, Rashid, fell suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one could rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through the Magic World, encountering a slew of phantasmagorical obstacles along the way, to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task. Weaving together bits of mythology, fairy tales, children’s puns, metaphysics and echoes from well-known tales as different as The Matrix and The Wizard of Oz, Luka and the Fire of Life becomes a story about things as intimate as a boy’s love for his family, and as sprawling as the meaning of life itself. With Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables, and it proved to be one of his most popular books with readers of all ages. While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun's younger brother, is a gift for his second son on his twelfth birthday. Lyrical, rich with word-play, and with the narrative tension of the classic quest stories, this is Salman Rushdie at his very best.

Hell Divers IV: Wolves

By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
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  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Book Code : 1538557096
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 184
  • Pdf File: hell-divers-iv.pdf

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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series They dive so humanity survives. Now they take to the sea. In the fourth installment of the Hell Divers series, the Sea Wolf sets out to search for the Metal Islands. Leading the expedition is legendary Hell Diver Xavier Rodriguez. After enduring for a decade on the poisoned surface, his survival skills will be put to the test on the dangerous open seas. But storms, sea monsters, and the cannibalistic Cazadores aren’t the only threat to X and his small crew. Their mission will uncover hard truths about the history of the war that left humankind stranded in the air for centuries. And the fate of those still living on the airships might very well rest on this fragile and perilous journey to find a new home.

Don Quichotte

By Erich Kästner
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  • Publisher : Atrium Verlag AG Zürich
  • Book Code : 3037921307
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 506
  • Pdf File: don-quichotte.pdf

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Don Quichotte hält sich für einen richtigen Ritter, und das, obwohl es Ritter längst nicht mehr gibt: In einer verrosteten Rüstung zieht er auf seinem klapprigen Gaul Rosinante los, um gegen Riesen zu kämpfen und Ungeheuer in die Flucht zu schlagen. Dass es sich dabei in Wirklichkeit um Weinschläuche und Windmühlen handelt, kann nur behaupten, wer von echten Abenteuern nichts versteht!

Quixote: The Novel and the World

By Ilan Stavans
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393248380
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 550
  • Pdf File: quixote.pdf

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A groundbreaking cultural history of the most influential, most frequently translated, and most imitated novel in the world. The year 2015 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the complete Don Quixote of La Mancha—an ageless masterpiece that has proven unusually fertile and endlessly adaptable. Flaubert was inspired to turn Emma Bovary into “a knight in skirts.” Freud studied Quixote’s psyche. Mark Twain was fascinated by it, as were Kafka, Picasso, Nabokov, Borges, and Orson Welles. The novel has spawned ballets and operas, poems and plays, movies and video games, and even shapes the identities of entire nations. Spain uses it as a sort of constitution and travel guide; and the Americas were conquered, then sought their independence, with the knight as a role model. In Quixote, Ilan Stavans, one of today’s preeminent cultural commentators, explores these many manifestations. Training his eye on the tumultuous struggle between logic and dreams, he reveals the ways in which a work of literature is a living thing that influences and is influenced by the world around it.

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

By Salman Rushdie
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Book Code : 0345810244
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: two-years-eight-months-and-twenty-eight-nights.pdf

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From one of the greatest writers of our time: the most spellbinding, entertaining, wildly imaginative novel of his great career, which blends history and myth with tremendous philosophical depth. A masterful, mesmerizing modern tale about worlds dangerously colliding, the monsters that are unleashed when reason recedes, and a beautiful testament to the power of love and humanity in chaotic times. Inspired by 2,000 years of storytelling yet rooted in the concerns of our present moment, this is a spectacular achievement--enchanting, both very funny and terrifying. It is narrated by our descendants 1000 years hence, looking back on "The War of the Worlds" that began with "the time of the strangenesses": a simple gardener begins to levitate; a baby is born with the unnerving ability to detect corruption in people; the ghosts of two long-dead philosophers begin arguing once more; and storms pummel New York so hard that a crack appears in the universe, letting in the destructive djinns of myth (as well as some graphic superheroes). Nothing less than the survival of our world is at stake. Only one, a djinn princess who centuries before had learned to love humankind, resolves to help us: in the face of dynastic intrigue, she raises an army composed of her semi-magical great-great--etc.--grandchildren--a motley crew of endearing characters who come together to save the world in a battle waged for 1,001 nights--or, to be precise, two years, eight months and twenty-eight nights.

Death and Mr Pickwick

By Stephen Jarvis
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448192005
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 125
  • Pdf File: death-and-mr-pickwick.pdf

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Shortlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown It is 31 March 1836. A new monthly periodical is launched entitled The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Conceived and created by the artist Robert Seymour, it contains four of his illustrations. The words to accompany them are written by a young journalist, under the pen-name Boz. The journalist's real name is Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers soon becomes a phenomenal, unprecedented sensation, read and discussed by the entire British Isles. Before long, its success is worldwide. Stephen Jarvis's novel tells of the dawning of the age of global celebrity. It is a story of colossal triumph and of the depths of tragedy, based on real events - and an expose of how an ambitious young writer stole another man's ideas.