1111 Aforismi Indispensabili

Autore: Pier Luigi Leoni (a cura di)
Editore: Librosì Edizioni
ISBN: 8898190298
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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.

Essays And Aphorisms

Autore: Arthur Schopenhauer
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141921757
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One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena, which he published in 1851. These pieces depict humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others.

The Daydreamer

Autore: Ian McEwan
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 0307805921
Grandezza: 67,11 MB
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A delightful literary foray for adults and children alike, from the inexhaustible imagination of Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author Ian McEwan. In these seven exquisitely interlinked episodes, the grown-up protagonist Peter Fortune reveals the secret journeys, metamorphoses, and adventures of his childhood. Living somewhere between dream and reality, Peter experiences fantastical transformations: he swaps bodies with the wise old family cat; exchanges existences with a cranky infant; encounters a very bad doll who has come to life and is out for revenge; and rummages through a kitchen drawer filled with useless objects to discover some not-so-useless cream that actually makes people vanish. Finally, he wakes up as an eleven-year-old inside a grown-up body and embarks on the truly fantastic adventure of falling in love. Moving, dreamlike, and extraordinary, The Daydreamer marks yet another imaginative departure for Ian McEwan.

Jesus A Hell Of A Secret A Vatican Thriller

Autore: Germano Dalcielo
Editore: Germano Dalcielo
ISBN: 1479124141
Grandezza: 16,38 MB
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Warning: Bigots and Christ followers are kindly asked not to download this book. Brother Raymond has found a dusty old manuscript in the dark cellars of his convent. It has been kept secret for five hundred years. What was it doing over there? Why is someone trying to kill him? During the Italian Renaissance, Pope Leo X unwarily declared: "How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us and our predecessors!". What is that supposed to mean? How do the intrigues of 16th century Papal politics tie into a conspiracy that spans centuries? Sister Lucia dos Santos, the seer of Fatima, sends a letter to the Vatican from her death bed. What must she tell the world before she dies? Court plots, poisoning, torture, heart-pounding chases... Find out what the most powerful "spiritual" enterprise of the world ‒ the Catholic Church ‒ can be capable of. By the same author: Darkness, come on in: The Box Set

Margarettown

Autore: Gabrielle Zevin
Editore:
ISBN: 9780340896457
Grandezza: 39,80 MB
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It could be about anyone - you, your parents, your best friends. But it's not. It's about a woman called Margaret Towne, and the man who falls in love with her . . . The day he meets Maggie for the first time is the day he understands what it is to be in love. Deeply, wildly, terminally in love. What he doesn't know is that loving Maggie means loving many women at once. After a brief, intense courtship the two young lovers set off to meet Maggie's family: Margaret, Maggie, Marge, Mia and May - five women of different ages, all living together in a house called Margaron, in a place called Margarettown. Nothing in Maggie's world is quite like anywhere else. Part memoir, part fable, part journey through the many worlds of one woman, MAGARETTOWN is a novel about how love takes us over and changes our lives; how it makes lies out of truth and truth out of lies. It is the story of what it takes to love the same person for a lifetime - and about the impossibility of really knowing anything about who it is we have come to love.

A Matter Of Heart

Autore: Amy Fellner Dominy
Editore: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0385389930
Grandezza: 78,96 MB
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"A novel that will make your heart pound--anxiously, joyfully, triumphantly."--New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Myracle. Readers will happily sink into this emotionally grounded, contemporary young adult novel about the sudden end of one girl’s Olympic swimming dreams and the struggles she endures before realizing there are many things that define who we are. Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition. Now Abby is forced to discover who she is without the one thing that’s defined her entire life. Praise for A Matter of Heart: "This engaging and fast-paced read expertly paints the world of high-school sports and the single-minded focus and commitment that some high-school athletes can have."--Booklist Dominy's excellent use of dialogue firmly grounds the novel in contemporary times. The setting thrives on details, showcasing excellent research. . . . This is recommended for Chris Lynch fans, swimming fans, and anyone interested in warning teens about the dangers of HCM.--VOYA "This is a solid look at an elite athlete who gets benched . . . An enjoyable read even for couch potatoes."--Kirkus "More than a sports novel, this book delves deep into issues of identity—how we identify ourselves separately from what we do well—and the importance of support systems while making life-altering decisions. Give this to fans of Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s “Dairy Queen” series"--School Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.

The Truth About The Drug Companies

Autore: Marcia Angell
Editore: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0375760946
Grandezza: 51,13 MB
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A physician and former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine provides an explosive critique of the pharmaceutical industry, detailing its dangerous influence on medical research, education, and physicians; exposing the reasons behind the spiraling prescription drug prices; and proposing a program of vital reforms. Reprint.

Reframing The Feudal Revolution

Autore: Charles West
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107028868
Grandezza: 20,93 MB
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Revisits the idea of a 'Feudal Revolution' in Europe between 800 and 1100, examining the causes of profound socio-economic change.

The Botany And Chemistry Of Hallucinogens

Autore: Richard Evans Schultes
Editore: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
ISBN:
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Elsewhere

Autore: Gabrielle Zevin
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429956253
Grandezza: 39,16 MB
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Is it possible to grow up while getting younger? Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It's quiet and peaceful. You can't get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere's museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe's psychiatric practice. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver's license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she's dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn't want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well. How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward? This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.