Arriva Charlie Brown

Author: Charles M. Schulz
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ISBN: 9788868528447
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Good Ol Charlie Brown

Author: Charles M. Schulz
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Consuming Pleasures

Author: Daniel Horowitz
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812206495
Size: 18,38 MB
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How is it that American intellectuals, who had for 150 years worried about the deleterious effects of affluence, more recently began to emphasize pleasure, playfulness, and symbolic exchange as the essence of a vibrant consumer culture? The New York intellectuals of the 1930s rejected any serious or analytical discussion, let alone appreciation, of popular culture, which they viewed as morally questionable. Beginning in the 1950s, however, new perspectives emerged outside and within the United States that challenged this dominant thinking. Consuming Pleasures reveals how a group of writers shifted attention from condemnation to critical appreciation, critiqued cultural hierarchies and moralistic approaches, and explored the symbolic processes by which individuals and groups communicate. Historian Daniel Horowitz traces the emergence of these new perspectives through a series of intellectual biographies. With writers and readers from the United States at the center, the story begins in Western Europe in the early 1950s and ends in the early 1970s, when American intellectuals increasingly appreciated the rich inventiveness of popular culture. Drawing on sources both familiar and newly discovered, this transnational intellectual history plays familiar works off each other in fresh ways. Among those whose work is featured are Jürgen Habermas, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, Walter Benjamin, C. L. R. James, David Riesman and Marshall McLuhan, Richard Hoggart, members of London's Independent Group, Stuart Hall, Paddy Whannel, Tom Wolfe, Herbert Gans, Susan Sontag, Reyner Banham, and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.

The Graphic Art Of Charles Schulz

Author: Charles Monroe Schulz
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Exuberance

Author: Kay R. Jamison
Editor: Knopf
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An international expert in the field of mood disorders and best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind explores the role of exuberance in humankind's most important creative and scientific accomplishments, discussing the nature of exuberance and its relationship to intellectual curiosity, creativity, risk-taking, and survival.

La Psicoeconomia Di Charlie Brown

Author: Matteo Motterlini
Editor: Bur
ISBN: 8858682440
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Nessuno vorrebbe essere stressato, inefficiente o con i conti in rosso. Ma a volte lo siamo. E anche se nelle nostre scelte ci illudiamo di essere razionali, in realtà siamo più simili ai Peanuts: insicuri come Charlie Brown, umorali come Lucy, egocentrici come Snoopy. Eppure esiste il modo per spingerci nella direzione giusta. Quale? Ce lo spiega Matteo Motterlini in questo libro che, prendendo spunto dai mitici personaggi di Schulz, mostra come creare un ambiente in grado di cambiare in meglio i nostri comportamenti e anche il Paese in cui viviamo: dalla trasparenza delle istituzioni all'accessibilità delle informazioni, fino all'uso dell'enorme quantità di dati a nostra disposizione, Motterlini si muove tra esperimenti sul campo e nuovi modelli di governo applicati in diversi Paesi del mondo, per spiegare come possiamo prendere le decisioni migliori per il nostro portafoglio e il nostro benessere. Perché, soprattutto oggi, "abbiamo bisogno di ricondurre al mondo reale i modelli economici su cui abbiamo costruito un sistema di vita che sta collassando. Solo così potremo trovare nuovi strumenti per risolvere i problemi anziché complicarli".

Catalogo Dei Libri In Commercio

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Come Down Cat

Author: Sonya Hartnett
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 085797551X
Size: 19,97 MB
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The day is ending, night is falling, and Nicholas's cat won't come down. High on the roof she licks her paws while Nicholas worries about her up there all alone. How does he coax her into the safe, warm house? She doesn't even want to come down from the roof... or does she?

Stand Still Like The Hummingbird

Author: Henry Miller
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811203227
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One of Henry Miller's most luminous statements of his personal philosophy of life, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, provides a symbolic title for this collection of stories and essays.

Measuring The World

Author: Daniel Kehlmann
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307496751
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Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment. Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores and measures every cave and hill he comes across. The other, the reclusive and barely socialized mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, can prove that space is curved without leaving his home. Terrifyingly famous and wildly eccentric, these two polar opposites finally meet in Berlin in 1828, and are immediately embroiled in the turmoil of the post-Napolean world. From the Trade Paperback edition.