Gargantua And Pantagruel

Autore: François Rabelais
Editore: Barnes & Noble Publishing
ISBN: 9780760763148
Grandezza: 72,62 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5458
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The World Literature series reproduces the greatest books the world over with only the highest production standards. History, philosophy, psychology, political theory, fiction, and ancient texts are now accessible to everyone at an extremely affordable price.

Les Mis Rables

Autore: Victor Hugo
Editore: VOOK
ISBN:
Grandezza: 74,42 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6509
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This expansive French tale of injustice and social unrest is widely considered to be writer Victor Hugo's masterpiece. While the 1862 novel features a large array of characters, it focuses primarily on the noble Jean Valjean, a man unfairly imprisoned for a minor crime of compassion. After serving a long sentence, Valjean struggles to find his place in a seemingly unforgiving society. As his fortunes change, France itself undergoes a major transformation. Hugo's sweepingly emotive story has been adapted many times, to considerable fanfare.

Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674810402
Grandezza: 17,55 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6261
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Six undelivered Norton lectures sum up the nature of literature and describe characteristics that the author would like to see bequeathed to those who live in the next millennium

Jean Luc Godard

Autore: Jean Luc Godard
Editore: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578060801
Grandezza: 72,23 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5910
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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.

The Secrets Of The Heart

Autore: Kahlil Gibran
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453228543
Grandezza: 17,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1900
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An early collection of Kahlil Gibran’s writings, showcasing the many styles of this prolific thinker, all profoundly beautiful Kahlil Gibran reveals his vision of the soul and understanding of the world—past, present, and future—in this rich sampling of more than twenty works. Prose tales, fables, and poems evoke the mystic East and form a world at once powerful, tender, joyous, and melancholy. This collection, penned when Gibran was still a young writer, reveals many of the themes and styles plumbed throughout his life, including his lifelong struggle against injustice in “The Crucified,” his heart-wrenching lament for a Lebanon shackled by tradition and politics in “My Countrymen,” and his masterful use of symbolism and simile in “The Secrets of the Heart.” A writer with infinite abilities, Gibran continually seeks true beauty, no matter the form.

Empire And Communications

Autore: Harold Adams Innis
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742555082
Grandezza: 41,70 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8081
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Talks about how media influence the development of consciousness and societies. This work traces humanity's movement from the oral tradition of preliterate cultures to the electronic media. It presents the author's own influential concepts of oral communication, time and space bias, and monopolies of knowledge.

One Piece Water Seven 34 35 36 Vol 12 Omnibus Edition

Autore: Eiichiro Oda
Editore: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421577791
Grandezza: 15,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9512
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As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He’ll never be able to swim gain—a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world… Against all odds, Luffy and his Straw Hat crew make landfall on Water Seven, a wacky maritime wonderland where the world’s best (and worst) shipwrights gather. When the pirates learn that their trusty vessel, the “Merry Go,” has sustained irreparable damage, the decision about what to do next rends the crew apart! In the meantime, mysterious archaeologist Nico Robin’s dark past as a double agent is catching up with her, and the Franky family—a nasty clan of ship-scrapping bounty hunters—seem bent on the Straw Hats’ destruction!

One Piece Vol 37

Autore: Eiichiro Oda
Editore: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421545896
Grandezza: 64,75 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5876
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As the true identities of the CP9 assassins are revealed, so is their real motive--to get their hands on the blueprints for the Pluton, the most destructive weapon of the ancient world! With Robin leaving the crew of her own free will, the CP9 won't let anything stand in the way of their mission... least of all the Straw Hats! -- VIZ Media