Benussi E La Silenziosa Ada

Autore: Roberta De Falco
Editore: SPERLING & KUPFER
ISBN: 8820090481
Grandezza: 48,57 MB
Formato: PDF
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Un racconto che lascia con il fiato sospeso dall'autrice di "Nessuno è innocente"

Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere

Autore: Jan Morris
Editore: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 078673082X
Grandezza: 15,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Here's a book for lovers of all things Italian. This city on the Adriatic has always tantalized Jan Morris with its moodiness and changeability. After visiting Trieste for more than half a century, she has come to see it as a touchstone for her interests and preoccupations: cities, seas, empires. It has even come to reflect her own life in its loves, disillusionments, and memories. Her meditation on the place is characteristically layered with history and sprinkled with stories of famous visitors from James Joyce to Sigmund Freud. A lyrical travelogue, Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere is also superb cultural history and the culmination of a singular career-"an elegant and bittersweet farewell" (Boston Globe).

New Finnish Grammar

Autore: Diego Marani
Editore: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921961864
Grandezza: 73,28 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Winner, Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, 2012. Shortlisted, Independent Foreign Fiction Award and Best Translated Book Award, 2012. Longlisted, European Book Prize, 2012. One night at Trieste in September 1943 a seriously wounded soldier is found on the quay. With nothing to identify him, and having lost his memory and language, he is a mystery to the crew of the German ship that rescues him. The ship's doctor, a Finn, identifies the name embroidered on the man's jacket as Finnish. Taking him for a fellow countryman, he gradually teaches him to speak Finnish and eventually finds him a berth in an army hospital in Helsinki, from where he may be able to piece together his former life. But the longer he spends in Helsinki, the less he feels at home; the more he learns of the Finnish language and rich history, the less familiar it seems; and by the time we learn his true identity, it's too late. New Finnish Grammar is an unforgettable tale of one man's search for meaning and for identity amid the devastation of WW2. Diego Marani was born in Ferrara in 1959. He works as a senior linguist for the European Union in Brussels. Every week he writes a column for a Swiss newspaper about current affairs in Europanto, a language he invented. He is the author of a collection of short stories in Europanto, Las Adventures des Inspector Cabillot, and five other novels, including The Last of the Vostyachs, published in Australia and New Zealand in early 2013. textpublishing.com.au 'This is an extraordinary book, as good as Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and with a similar mystery at its heart.' Spectator 'An entrancing, disturbing exploration of the limits of speech and self.' Independent 'Marani has created a staggering study of loss and an act of retrieval that is heroic.' Irish Times 'Beautifully written and translated, and beautifully original.' Times 'I can't remember when I read a more extraordinary novel, or when I was last so strongly tempted to use the word "genius" of its author.' Guardian

Luuanda

Autore: José Luandino Vieira
Editore: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780435902223
Grandezza: 59,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 266
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Ernesto

Autore: Umberto Saba
Editore: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786690101
Grandezza: 29,54 MB
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Ernesto is sixteen years old and ready for life to begin. His curiosity leads him into an affair with an older man – the first step on his journey to adulthood. Full of tenderness, humour and warmth, Ernesto is a beautifully rendered coming-of-age story. Written in 1953, but not published until 1975, this is the great Italian poet's most personal and confessional novel, presented here for the first time in unexpurgated form.

Sea And Sardinia

Autore: D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Editore: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632093464
Grandezza: 59,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4496
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Sea and Sardinia" by David Herbert Lawrence is an account of Lawrence's trip to Sardinia after World War I.

The Day Of The Owl

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170618
Grandezza: 42,44 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out. This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.

Demolition Queen Champagne Murder Chaos

Autore: Betsy Cook Speer
Editore:
ISBN: 9780992794514
Grandezza: 56,24 MB
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Knocking down walls, fencing like a pro, and guzzling champagne is all in a day's work on Sam Albany's demolition-action TV show. So, life for this American in England is pretty darn great, until... ...the 'love-of-her-life' fatally crashes into a Swiss mountainside and she marries Conrad who loves three things, a glittering aristocratic lifestyle, his successful anti-fraud company, and jealously controlling his new wife, Sam. That's not the worst of it. Someone has hijacked the life-saving bio-technology her brilliant Mom developed. When people start dying, Sam sets-off on the most bizarre and perilous scavenger hunt of her life. She kidnaps, demolishes, and shoots her way through Europe, determined to save the day. That's if she manages to stay alive. Excerpt from the book: I knew Jake was unconventional from the start. It kind of fit. I wasn't too conventional myself. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been halfway up the steep Swiss mountain trail in a freak storm wiping clumps of snow from my wind-whipped cheeks and hopelessly tangled blond hair. Couldn't see a thing. Not a single Grindelwald chalet in the disappearing valley below. Not the imposing Jungfrau Mountain across the way. Not even Jake who'd sprinted up the trail under beautiful blue skies. Brown chin-length hair in a blunt ponytail. Folded purple hang glider slung over one shoulder. Unmistakable extreme-sport glint sparkling in his Foster-beer-can-blue eyes. No doubt, he'd headed up to play an insane game of "tag" where hang gliders darted and dove dangerously close to rocky cliffs and each other. I just hoped I wasn't too late to join in. I was only ten minutes behind, carrying my own hang glider. I also had my ever-present plumber's bag. Never left home without tools. Hated getting caught out. My bag only held mini-binoculars, climbing rope, lightweight hammer, pocketknife, and my favorite long, red plumber's wrench. I should have caught up. A half hour up the trail, I heard snow crunching under boots and my ears perked up. Then three men squeezed past me with disgruntled nods and sagging gliders as they headed back downhill. Jake wasn't one of them. If and when I found him and he hadn't got his danger fix, he'd be way more than just disgruntled. More like royally ticked off. Not the best time to share my recent revelation. One that shocked the heck out of me. One I wasn't sure how to phrase. "Jake, you're the love of my life." Ugh. "You complete me." Too Jerry Maguire. "I want to spend the rest of my life with you." Gawd, no. I felt my lip curl as I pictured him fixing his intense blue eyes on mine, waiting for me to explain. As if I could. This sudden about-face didn't even make sense to me. I just wanted him, dammit, even with his insane stunts, like hang glider tag. Although, I probably wouldn't have said the same the night we met just over a year ago. *** I'd wandered into a Swiss apres-ski bar at the base of this very mountain and spotted an extremely drunk, extremely cute guy swinging upside down from a deer antler chandelier. Grinning, I tilted my head sideways to admire his body and rugged, unshaven face. "I don't think we'll ever get ole Jake down," said the bartender. Sounded like a challenge to me. My grin widened. My turquoise eyes probably sparkled too. About that time, one of Jake's blue-jeaned legs slipped from the chandelier. I lurched in his direction. Honest to God, my plan was merely to help him down. Instead, my hiking boot caught the strap of my plumber's bag, and I began to fall. Of course, to catch myself, I grabbed the only thing in reach: Jake's brawny, swinging wrists. So, as I regained my footing, I yanked him from the chandelier. I felt a rush of air as his body plummeted past my face, an inch from my nose. The bar floor shook under my work boots as he crashed front first onto a table full of shot glasses and beer mugs. He didn't move. Not right away. Neither did I. I'd done enough already. Felt like an eternity"

The Book Of Legendary Lands

Autore: Umberto Eco
Editore: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847841219
Grandezza: 29,85 MB
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Presents a tour of fabled and mythical places in literature, including El Dorado, Atlantis, and the Austral Land; explores the human urge to create such places; and considers how these illusions have influenced reality.