Benussi E La Silenziosa Ada

Autore: Roberta De Falco
Editore: SPERLING & KUPFER
ISBN: 8820090481
Grandezza: 64,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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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: Hachette UK
ISBN: 078673082X
Grandezza: 26,77 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9514
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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: 62,26 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5636
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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

The Day Of The Owl

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170618
Grandezza: 60,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Sea And Sardinia

Autore: D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Editore: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632093464
Grandezza: 30,21 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3303
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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.

Theory Of Literature And Other Critical Writings

Autore: Sōseki Natsume
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231146562
Grandezza: 25,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8624
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"The Theory of Literature foreshadows the ideas and concepts that would later form the critical foundations of formalism, structuralism, reader-response theory, cognitive science, and postcolonialism. It remains an unprecedented work of literary theory, unmistakably modern yet also clearly (and self-consciously) non-Western. In a later series of lectures and essays, Soseki continued to develop his ideas. This material, some of it never before translated into English, is also included in the volume. The editors offer a critical introduction that contextualizes Soseki's theoretical project historically and explores its contemporary legacy."--BOOK JACKET.