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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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The Parrot as Paramour: Yourcenar's Amant Vert

Emma Herdman.

in French Studies

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History; European Languages; Literary Studies (European). 6175 words.

This article argues that Marguerite Yourcenar's reference in L'Œuvre au noir to l'Amant Vert, the pet parrot belonging to Marguerite d'Autriche, should be read as contributing to the...

Ruse and Reappropriation in the French Eighteenth Century: La Philosophie des vapeurs by C.-J. de B. de paumerelle

Sabine Arnaud.

in French Studies

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History; European Languages; Literary Studies (European). 7195 words.

Paumerelle's La Philosophie des vapeurs is composed of letters written by a Marquise on the art and use of the vapours, presenting them as an essential tool for any aristocrat worthy of her...