Benussi E La Silenziosa Ada

Autore: Roberta De Falco
Editore: SPERLING & KUPFER
ISBN: 8820090481
Grandezza: 54,79 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1882
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Un racconto che lascia con il fiato sospeso dall'autrice di "Nessuno è innocente"

La Voce Di Una Minoranza

Autore: Gianna Mazzieri
Editore: Rosa
ISBN:
Grandezza: 15,32 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 468
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Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere

Autore: Jan Morris
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 078673082X
Grandezza: 32,28 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1708
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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: 47,23 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 118
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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

Everneath

Autore: Brodi Ashton
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 085707458X
Grandezza: 12,12 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7999
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Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen. As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

The Day Of The Owl

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170618
Grandezza: 15,55 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8142
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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.

As The World Burns

Autore: Derrick Jensen
Editore: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1583229590
Grandezza: 19,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1399
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Two of America's most talented activists team up to deliver a bold and hilarious satire of modern environmental policy in this fully illustrated graphic novel. The U.S. government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the earth in exchange for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his friends from a corporate animal-testing laboratory. And two little girls figure out the secret to saving the world from both of its enemies (and it isn't by using energy-efficient light bulbs or biodiesel fuel). As the World Burns will inspire you to do whatever it takes to stop ecocide before it’s too late.

The Spy

Autore: Clive Cussler
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718159640
Grandezza: 22,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9669
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The Spy is the third of Clive Cussler's brilliant historical thrillers. 1908, and American engineering geniuses are being killed off one by one . . . When a brilliant battleship gun engineer commits suicide, his disbelieving family turn to legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency. Quickly on the case, Isaac Bell establishes that the clues point not to suicide, but murder. So when further deaths connected to a top-secret project follow, Bell realizes that this is sabotage. With the world plunging towards war, it's clearly a spy at large. But which of the many foreign agents he has encountered is responsible? Or is there a more sinister explanation? In a blistering story featuring dreadnaught battleships and railroards, criminal gangs and beautiful women, The Spy is a breathtaking thriller that just happens to have at stake the fate of the world. Bestseller Clive Cussler - author of the Dirk Pitt novels Arctic Drift and Crescent Dawn - and co-author Justin Scott place hero Isaac Bell at the centre of a mysterious espionage conspiracy in the third novel of historical thriller series The Isaac Bell Adventures, The Spy. Praise for Clive Cussler: 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail 'The guy I read' Tom Clancy

Predator

Autore: Wilbur Smith
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0007535783
Grandezza: 37,79 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6659
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LET THE HUNT BEGIN.

The Marchesa

Autore: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804408
Grandezza: 28,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8900
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A richly evocative tale of a woman's struggle for life and love A triumphant follow-up to Simonetta Agnello Hornby's internationally acclaimed The Almond Picker, this entertaining new novel is an intricate family saga interwoven with violent passions, cruelty, deceit, and the abuse of power. The Marchesa is an eyeopening historical drama about a remarkable woman and her extraordinary family, and the complex, often abusive relations that mark the lives of master and servant, brother and sister, husband and wife. Costanza Safamita, beloved daughter of Baron Domenico Safamita, is a precious but unusual child. Redhaired, gawky, and shy, she is considered an outsider by many on the family estate, but her adoring father makes her sole heir to the Safamita fortune, and then everything changes—for them and for her. Now she must conquer glittering, alien Palermo—where, uncertain of her future, she falls in love with a charming, dissolute young marchese whose sexual appetite she fears she cannot satiate. The Marchesa's brave, unusual story offers an unprecedented woman's perspective on the incestuous hypocrisy of the Sicilian aristocracy during a dramatic time in its history, as the Bourbon monarchy collapsed, the Mafia rose to power, and Palermo's decadent aristocracy began its inevitable decline. These themes are flawlessly woven into the fabric of Costanza's triumphant life, so that The Marchesa becomes not only an unforgettable human tale but a masterly fresco of a vanished world.