Alla Ricerca Del Tempo Perduto

Autore: Marcel Proust
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854125814
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A cura di Paolo Pinto e Giuseppe GrassoEdizione integrale• Dalla parte di Swann• All’ombra delle fanciulle in fiore• I Guermantes• Sodoma e Gomorra• La Prigioniera• Albertine scomparsa• Il Tempo ritrovatoAlla ricerca del tempo perduto è uno dei grandi capolavori della letteratura del Novecento. Attraverso le pagine di quest’opera monumentale, articolata in sette romanzi (Dalla parte di Swann, All’ombra delle fanciulle in fiore, I Guermantes, Sodoma e Gomorra, La Prigioniera, Albertine scomparsa e Il Tempo ritrovato), ci viene rivelata un’intera società, nell’arco di tempo che va dal 1880 al 1920. Protagonista assoluta è l’aristocrazia, colta nel momento in cui si conclude la sua splendida parabola. Tutti i personaggi sono sostanzialmente dei vinti, a ognuno il tempo ha sottratto qualcosa. Soltanto la memoria sembra sopravvivere alla sua tirannia e solo nell’arte è possibile trovare un compenso al disordine del mondo. Marcel Proustnacque a Parigi nel 1871 da famiglia borghese. Esordì come scrittore su alcune riviste legate al simbolismo. Nel 1893 il poeta Robert de Montesquiou lo introdusse nell’ambiente aristocratico che gli fornì molti modelli per i suoi personaggi. Si interessò di architettura, pittura, scultura. Nel 1902 morì il padre; quando, nel 1905 perse la madre, cui era legato da tenerezza morbosa, l’asma da fieno di cui soffriva fin da bambino divenne cronica. Nel 1906 si trasferì in un appartamento di boulevard Haussmann, dove fece applicare alle pareti della stanza un rivestimento di sughero per proteggersi dal rumore: qui, isolato dal mondo, scrisse Alla ricerca del tempo perduto, il monumentale ciclo di sette romanzi cui lavorò fino agli ultimi giorni della sua vita.

Papa Panov S Special Christmas

Autore: Leo Tolstoy
Editore: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 146210116X
Grandezza: 20,16 MB
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Shadow Magic

Autore: Joshua Khan
Editore: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 148473789X
Grandezza: 15,70 MB
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Thorn, an outlaw's son, wasn't supposed to be a slave. He's been sold to Tyburn, an executioner, and they're headed to Castle Gloom in Gehenna, the land of undead, where Thorn will probably be fed to a vampire. Lilith Shadow wasn't supposed to be ruler of Gehenna. But following the murder of her family, young Lily became the last surviving member of House Shadow, a long line of dark sorcerers. Her country is surrounded by enemies and the only way she can save it is by embracing her heritage and practicing the magic of the undead. But how can she when, as a girl, magic is forbidden to her? Just when it looks like Lily will have to leave her home forever, Thorn arrives at Castle Gloom. A sudden death brings them together, inspires them to break the rules, and leads them to soar to new heights in this fantasy with all the sparkle and luster of a starry night sky

Women In Love

Autore: David Herbert Lawrence
Editore: Thomas Seltzer
Grandezza: 73,78 MB
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"Growing up in the sheltered society of 1920s England, Gudrun and Ursula know little about the ways of love. So when they pursue thrilling, torrid affairs with a notorious playboy and a brooding philanderer, what they discover about their lovers, and themselves, may be more all consuming - and dangerously volatile - than they ever dared imagine"-- Container.

Chronicles Of A Liquid Society

Autore: Umberto Eco
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544974573
Grandezza: 18,82 MB
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A posthumous collection of essays about the modern world from one of Europe’s greatest, and best-selling, literary figures Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. In this, his last collection, the celebrated essayist and novelist observes the changing world around him with irrepressible curiosity and profound wisdom. He sees with fresh eyes the upheaval in ideological values, the crises in politics, and the unbridled individualism that have become the backdrop of our lives—a “liquid” society in which it’s not easy to find a polestar, though stars and starlets abound. In these pieces, written for his regular column in L’Espresso magazine, Eco brings his dazzling erudition and keen sense of the everyday to bear on topics such as popular culture and politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, new technologies, mass media, racism, and good manners. It is a final gift to his reader—astute, witty, and illuminating.


Autore: Wilkie Collins
ISBN: 1105879305
Grandezza: 69,63 MB
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The Law And The Lady

Grandezza: 31,42 MB
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Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544230965
Grandezza: 14,18 MB
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“One of the most rigorously presented and beautifully illustrated critical testaments in all of literature.”—Boston Globe “A brilliant, original approach to literature, a key to Calvino’s own work and a thoroughly delightful and illuminating commentary on some of the world’s greatest writing.”—San Francisco Chronicle At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five lectures he completed, forming not only a stirring defense of literature, but also an indispensable guide to the writings of Calvino himself. He devotes one “memo” each to the concepts of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity, drawing examples from his vast knowledge of myth, folklore, and works both ancient and modern. Readers will be astonished by the prescience of these lectures, which have only gained in relevance as Calvino’s “next millennium” has dawned.

The Daughter

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062320483
Grandezza: 47,77 MB
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In the tradition of Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Ruth Rendell, this compelling and clever psychological thriller spins the harrowing tale of a mother’s obsessive search for her missing daughter. Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken. As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.

Aristotle On The Human Good

Autore: Richard Kraut
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691020716
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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, which equates the ultimate end of human life with happiness (eudaimonia), is thought by many readers to argue that this highest goal consists in the largest possible aggregate of intrinsic goods. Richard Kraut proposes instead that Aristotle identifies happiness with only one type of good: excellent activity of the rational soul. In defense of this reading, Kraut discusses Aristotle's attempt to organize all human goods into a single structure, so that each subordinate end is desirable for the sake of some higher goal. This book also emphasizes the philosopher's hierarchy of natural kinds, in which every type of creature achieves its good by imitating divine life. As Kraut argues, Aristotle's belief that thinking is the sole activity of the gods leads him to an intellectualist conception of the ethical virtues. Aristotle values these traits because, by subordinating emotion to reason, they enhance our ability to lead a life devoted to philosophy or politics.