1111 Aforismi Indispensabili

Autore: Pier Luigi Leoni (a cura di)
Editore: Librosì Edizioni
ISBN: 8898190298
Grandezza: 34,31 MB
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Vista: 9932
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Aforisma è un termine che proveniente direttamente dal greco, ma per trovare aforismi adatti al gusto moderno bisogna arrivare al Millecinquecento. È in quell’epoca e in quell’ambito che gli esseri umani cominciano a non prendersi troppo sul serio e ad apprezzare i lampi dell’intelligenza che illuminano la realtà senza la pretesa di spiegarla. Con questa convinzione, Pier Luigi Leoni ha raccolto 1111 aforismi famosi e li ha suddivisi per tema: amore, amicizia, umorismo, satira, felicità, e molti altri per offrire una raccolta di frasi da leggiucchiare in libertà e adatte ad ogni occasione.

Jean Luc Godard

Autore: Jean Luc Godard
Editore: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578060801
Grandezza: 79,80 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Some thirty years ago filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard told critic Gene Youngblood, I am trying to change the world. He has pursued his revolution in works ranging from the explosive Breathless to the eloquent Contempt to the controversial Hail Mary and the postmodern Histoire(s) du cinéma, shaking up conventional formulas with boldly innovative ap-proaches to every aspect of cinema and video-including film criticism via provocative essays in Cahiers du Cinéma and interviews dating to the early years of his career. This book presents a varied selection of his conversations with critics, scholars, and journalists, spanning the 1960s to the 1990s and illuminating key facets of his life, work, and ideas. Topics include the seductiveness of cinema (Films are the only things by which to look inside of people, and that's why people are so fond of movies and why they'll never die); film as a blend of truth and beauty (I mix images and sounds like a scientist, I hope. The mystery of the scientific is the same as the mystery of the artist. So is the misery); and the personal realities of aging (Maybe it's that when you get old, in one way you feel younger and younger but still being old-young oldness, if I may say so, which is very. . .comforting). As challenging and evocative as they are quirky and unpredictable, these interviews cast light on Godard's lifelong position as a proudly unclassifiable thinker who feels, as he said in 1980, that a language is obviously made to cross borders. I'm someone whose real country is language, and whose territory is movies. David Sterritt is an associate professor of film at Long Island University and film critic of The Christian Science Monitor.

Emilio S Carnival Senilit

Autore: Italo Svevo
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300090499
Grandezza: 34,97 MB
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In this novel, Svevo tells the story of the amorous entanglement of Emilio, a failed writer already old at 35, and Angiolina, a beautiful but promiscuous young woman. A study in jealousy and self torment, it is suffused with a tragic sense of existence.

Tiny

Autore: Nicola Davies
Editore:
ISBN: 9781406360707
Grandezza: 49,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 748
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There are living things so tiny millions could fit on a dot. Although they are invisible, they are everywhere and they multiply very quickly. They are vital for life on earth, and do all sorts of things - from giving us a cold and making yoghurt to wearing down mountains and helping to make the air we breathe. With charming illustrations by Emily Sutton, this friendly, clever book succeeds in conveying the complex science of micro-organisms simply and clearly, and opens up an exciting new avenue for young non-fiction.

Knights At Court

Autore: Aldo D. Scaglione
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520072701
Grandezza: 21,13 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5589
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"The first comprehensive history of courtliness and chivalry in their literary and cultural contexts."--Robert Grudin, University of Oregon "The first comprehensive history of courtliness and chivalry in their literary and cultural contexts."--Robert Grudin, University of Oregon

Globalization

Autore: Zygmunt Bauman
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745656951
Grandezza: 21,44 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3132
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'Globalization' is a word that is currently much in use. This book is an attempt to show that there is far more to globalization than its surface manifestations. Unpacking the social roots and social consequences of globalizing processes, this book disperses some of the mist that surrounds the term. Alongside the emerging planetary dimensions of business, finance, trade and information flow, a 'localizing', space-fixing process is set in motion. What appears as globalization for some, means localization for many others; signalling new freedom for some, globalizing processes appear as uninvited and cruel fate for many others. Freedom to move, a scarce and unequally distributed commodity, quickly becomes the main stratifying factor of our times. Neo-tribal and fundamentalist tendencies are as legitimate offspring of globalization as the widely acclaimed 'hybridization' of top culture - the culture at the globalized top. A particular reason to worry is the progressive breakdown in communication between the increasingly global and extra- territorial elites and ever more 'localized' majority. The bulk of the population, the 'new middle class', bears the brunt of these problems, and suffers uncertainty, anxiety and fear as a result. This book is a major contribution to the unfolding debate about globalization, and as such will be of interest to students and professionals in sociology, human geography and cultural issues.

Liquid Life

Autore: Zygmunt Bauman
Editore: Polity
ISBN: 0745635156
Grandezza: 80,29 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7280
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A new book by one of the most original and brilliant social thinkers of our time. Extends and develops some of the key themes in other Bauman titles, namely what it is to live in a time of 'liquid modernity', identity, culture and consumerism.