Alla Ricerca Del Tempo Perduto

Author: Marcel Proust
Editor: 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.

Cities Of The Plain Sodom And Gomorrah

Author: Marcel Proust
Editor: Booklassic
ISBN: 963522334X
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In this fourth volume, Proust’s novel takes up for the first time the theme of homosexual love and examines how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. Sodom and Gomorrah is also an unforgiving analysis of both the decadent high society of Paris and the rise of a philistine bourgeoisie that will inevitably supplant it.

Shadow Magic

Author: Joshua Khan
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 148473789X
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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

Chronicles Of A Liquid Society

Author: Umberto Eco
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544974573
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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.

Papa Panov S Special Christmas

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Editor: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 146210116X
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Women In Love

Author: David Herbert Lawrence
Editor: Thomas Seltzer
ISBN:
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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.

Morning Sea

Author: Margaret Mazzantini
Editor: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780746342
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When Farid’s beautiful young mother Jamila tries to escape Libya by boat, it is the first time that Farid will see the sea. This is the same sea into which Vito stares from a beach on the opposite side – Farid and Jamila’s destination. But unfortunately, the Mediterranean does not fulfil its promise of a new life for the two young refugees. Instead, it becomes their prison. A tale of moving intensity, Morning Sea is about human migration. It is about the fate of those exiled from their houses, relatives and roots; about the violence of nature and war; and about the strength of women compelled by injustice to defend their children’s futures. With terse and astute language, Mazzantini captures perfectly the dark, uncertain quality of our times, and asks: when must we commit ourselves to the right of all humans to live with dignity and respect.

Armadale

Author: Wilkie Collins
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Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544230965
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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.