Buchi Nella Sabbia

Author: Marco Malvaldi
Editor: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 8838934622
Size: 19,44 MB
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Come in 'Odore di chiuso', Malvaldi ci racconta a suo modo un grande personaggio della letteratura italiana. Lì Pellegrino Artusi, l’inventore della cucina italiana. Qui Ernesto Ragazzoni, anarchico poeta amante della bottiglia.

Buchi Nella Sabbia E Pagine Invisibili

Author: Ernesto Ragazzoni
ISBN: 9788806150501
Size: 20,92 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Italian Literary Studies

Author: Gaetana Marrone
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135455295
Size: 13,66 MB
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The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.

The Guns Of Europe

Author: Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465521097
Size: 19,82 MB
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John turned a little to the left, going nearer to the window, where he could gain a better view of the Madonna, which he had heard so often was the most famous picture in the world. He was no technical judge of painting—he was far too young for such knowledge—but he always considered the effect of the whole upon himself, and he was satisfied with that method, feeling perhaps that he gained more from it than if he had been able to tear the master-work to pieces, merely in order to see how Raphael had made it. "Note well, John, that this is the Sistine Madonna," began William Anson in his didactic, tutorial tone. "Observe the wonderful expression upon the face of the Holy Mother. Look now at the cherubs gazing up into the blue vault, in which the Madonna like an angel is poised. Behold the sublime artist's mastery of every detail. There are those who hold that the Madonna della Sedia at Florence is its equal in beauty and greatness, but I do not agree with them. To me the Sistine Madonna is always first. Centuries ago, even, its full worth was appreciated. It brought a great price at——" The rest of his speech trailed off into nothingness. John had impatiently moved further away, and had deliberately closed his ear also to any dying sounds of oratory that might reach him. He had his own method of seeing the wonders of the Old World. He was interested or he was not. It was to him a state of mind, atmospheric in a way. He liked to breathe it in, and the rattle of a guide or tutor's lecture nearly always broke the spell. Anxious that Mr. Anson should not have any further chance to mar his pleasure he moved yet closer to the great window from which came nearly all the light that fell upon the Sistine Madonna. There he stood almost in the center of the beams and gazed upon the illumined face, which spoke only of peace upon earth and good will. He was moved deeply, although there was no sign of it in his quiet eyes. He did not object to emotion and to its vivid expression in others, but his shy nature, feeling the need of a defensive armor, rejected it for himself. It was a brighter day than the changeful climate of Dresden and the valley of the Elbe usually offered. The sunshine came in a great golden bar through the window and glowed over the wonderful painting which had stood the test of time and the critics. He had liked the good, gray city sitting beside its fine river. It had seemed friendly and kind to him, having in it the quality of home, something almost American in its simplicity and lack of caste.

Giacomo Puccini And His World

Author: Arman Schwartz
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884063
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Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) is the world's most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention. In Giacomo Puccini and His World, an international roster of music specialists, several writing on Puccini for the first time, offers a variety of new critical perspectives on the composer and his works. Containing discussions of all of Puccini’s operas from Manon Lescaut (1893) to Turandot (1926), this volume aims to move beyond clichés of the composer as a Romantic epigone and to resituate him at the heart of early twentieth-century musical modernity. This collection’s essays explore Puccini’s engagement with spoken theater and operetta, and with new technologies like photography and cinema. Other essays consider the philosophical problems raised by "realist" opera, discuss the composer’s place in a variety of cosmopolitan formations, and reevaluate Puccini’s orientalism and his complex interactions with the Italian fascist state. A rich array of primary source material, including previously unpublished letters and documents, provides vital information on Puccini’s interactions with singers, conductors, and stage directors, and on the early reception of the verismo movement. Excerpts from Fausto Torrefranca’s notorious Giacomo Puccini and International Opera, perhaps the most vicious diatribe ever directed against the composer, appear here in English for the first time. The contributors are Micaela Baranello, Leon Botstein, Alessandra Campana, Delia Casadei, Ben Earle, Elaine Fitz Gibbon, Walter Frisch, Michele Girardi, Arthur Groos, Steven Huebner, Ellen Lockhart, Christopher Morris, Arman Schwartz, Emanuele Senici, and Alexandra Wilson.

The Art Of Killing Well

Author: Marco Malvaldi
Editor: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1743532059
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The nineteenth century is drawing to a close. Pellegrino Artusi, Italy's first celebrity chef, has travelled the length and breadth of the country compiling his masterpiece, The Science of Cooking and The Art of Eating Well. When Baron Romualdo Bonaiuti invites him to his Tuscan home to compare notes with his kitchen staff, he's quite looking forward to a break. On arrival he finds everything one might expect: a dramatic Tuscan castle, eccentric aristocrats, spinster aunts and a mysterious guest. Not to mention a murdered butler. Faced with a menagerie of suspects, the local constabularly are baffled. But when the Baron himself is the target of a second murder attempt, Pellegrino realises he may need to put his celebrated culinary skills to use to find the killer.

Le Avventure Di Tamarita Rachel

Author: Andrea Gardiner
Editor: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 1507125143
Size: 16,96 MB
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Recensioni del libro di Andrea Gardiner: “Quello che traspare è la determinazione di Andrea di fare la differenza”. Life and Work Magazine Feb 2013. “Non è facile mettere giù questo libro... È il racconto affascinante e avvincente di una vera amante delle avventure”. Jeff Lucas, autore, speaker e giornalista radiofonico. “É un libro stupefacente, che vorrei invitare chiunque abbia un cuore a leggere... Impossibile smettere di leggere una volta che si è cominciato”. Woman Alive Bookclub. Recensioni del libro “Le avventure di Tamarita Rachel”: “Andrea è un medico missionario in Ecuador. I bambini ameranno le avventure descritte nel suo libro, ma impareranno contemporaneamente com’è diversa la vita per i bambini nei Paesi più poveri del mondo. È un’introduzione ben realizzata che illustra i problemi di questi bambini per sensibilizzare sul tema delle adozioni a distanza”. Jennifer Rees Larcombe, autrice e speaker.

Il Grande Nido Che Ha Dato Origine Al Big Bang Dei Buchi Neri Di Stephen Hawking

Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491722924
Size: 18,66 MB
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Stephen Hawking avrebbe dovuto passare piu tempo ad aiutare la scienza medica a risolvere i problemi, compreso il suo, anziche cercare buchi neri nelle profondita della sua "mente brillante," criticando aspramente quella che lo ha creato. Il dramma che lo ha reso disabile avrebbe potuto spingerlo a usare la sua "mente brillante" per aiutare gli altri sulla terra, invece di cercare buchi neri e inseguire l'infinitesimo, lasciando che se ne occupino quelli che non sono in condizioni fisiche come la sua. Avrebbe potuto divertirsi con un telescopio a casa sua, come facevo io quando abitavo a Miami, North Miami Beach, e poi a Oakland Park, mentre lo scorrere del tempo scandiva la mia vita. A quanto ne so, l'orgoglio di essere l'uomo dei buchi neri non lo sta aiutando, perche avrebbe dovuto spiegarci come difenderci da questi mostri anti Dio. Se uno di loro va fuori orbita e ci viene addosso, lui e la sua famiglia diventano cibo per buchi neri, poiche non hanno un Dio che li difende. Questi divoratori della galassia terrorizzano angeli e demoni, e turbano i sogni dei bambini."

Game For Five

Author: Marco Malvaldi
Editor: Europa Editions UK
ISBN: 1609452194
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At the Bar Lume, in a small seaside town where everyone knows everyone else, barman Massimo and four old-timers pass the time, between hands of cards and shots of coffee, chatting, arguing and theorising about the murder of a young woman in their town. When her body is found stuffed in a bin, the girl's lifestyle has everyone thinking her death must have something to do with the world of drug trafficking and dangerous sex she inhabited. The group of old friends at the Bar Lume begin to pull the case apart, forcing barman Massimo into the role of amateur sleuth.