The Field Of Swords Emperor Series Book 3

Autore: Conn Iggulden
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007321775
Grandezza: 24,13 MB
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The ultimate Rome story

Emperor

Autore: Conn Iggulden
Editore: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0385343574
Grandezza: 60,68 MB
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Vista: 2019
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Interweaves history and adventure to recreate the life of Julius Caesar. Caesar, fresh from triumph in Britain and Gaul, is marching on Rome with his legions of hardened veterans. His goal: to unseat Pompey, now dictator of the Empire. But, waging war on your own people is never easy. This is the fourth and final volume in the Emperor series.

Catalogo Dei Libri In Commercio

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The Cambridge Companion To Modern Italian Culture

Autore: Zygmunt G. Baranski
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521559829
Grandezza: 18,48 MB
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This collection of essays provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy. Contributions focus on a wide range of political, historical and cultural questions. The volume provides information and analysis on such topics as regionalism, the growth of a national language, social and political cultures, the role of intellectuals, the Church, the left, feminism, the separatist movements, organised crime, literature, art, design, fashion, the mass media, and music. While offering a thorough history of Italian cultural movements, political trends and literary texts over the last century and a half, the volume also examines the cultural and political situation in Italy today and suggests possible future directions in which the country might move. Each essay contains suggestions for further reading on the topics covered. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture is an invaluable source of materials for courses on all aspects of modern Italy.

The Art Of Racing In The Rain

Autore: Garth Stein
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061738098
Grandezza: 22,35 MB
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Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.

Mimesis

Autore: Erich Auerbach
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400847958
Grandezza: 66,62 MB
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More than half a century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis remains a masterpiece of literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics. A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of Marburg in 1935. He left for Turkey, where he taught at the state university in Istanbul. There he wrote Mimesis, publishing it in German after the end of the war. Displaced as he was, Auerbach produced a work of great erudition that contains no footnotes, basing his arguments instead on searching, illuminating readings of key passages from his primary texts. His aim was to show how from antiquity to the twentieth century literature progressed toward ever more naturalistic and democratic forms of representation. This essentially optimistic view of European history now appears as a defensive--and impassioned--response to the inhumanity he saw in the Third Reich. Ranging over works in Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English, Auerbach used his remarkable skills in philology and comparative literature to refute any narrow form of nationalism or chauvinism, in his own day and ours. For many readers, both inside and outside the academy, Mimesis is among the finest works of literary criticism ever written. This Princeton Classics edition includes a substantial introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay in which Auerbach responds to his critics.

Andr Bazin And Italian Neorealism

Autore: André Bazin
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441143750
Grandezza: 35,51 MB
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André Bazin and Italian Neorealism presents a new selection of André Bazin's writings on Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Federico Fellini; lesser known but important neorealist works such as The Roof, Forbidden Christ, and Love in the City; and vital topics like realism versus reality, neorealism's eclipse amid postwar Italy's economic prosperity, and the relationship between neorealism and propaganda. There are also essays on art and politics, film and comedy, and cinema and the avant-garde. The book also features a sizable scholarly apparatus including explanatory notes, an extensive index, a contextual introduction to Bazin's life and work, a comprehensive Bazin bibliography, and credits of the films discussed. This volume thus represents a major contribution to the discipline of cinema studies, as well as a testament to the continuing influence of one of film's pre-eminent critical thinkers.

The Strain

Autore: Guillermo Del Toro
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006188233X
Grandezza: 75,64 MB
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“A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead.” —Salon.com “Chuck Hogan is known for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for his surreal horror films…The Strain brings out the best of each.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune An epic battle for survival begins between man and vampire in The Strain—the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy from one of Hollywood’s most inventive storytellers and a critically acclaimed thriller writer. Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, and Hammett Award-winning author Chuck Hogan have joined forces to boldly reinvent the vampire novel. Brilliant, blood-chilling, and unputdownable, The Strain is a nightmare of the first order.

A New Guide To Italian Cinema

Autore: Carlo Celli
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403975652
Grandezza: 13,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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A New Guide to Italian Cinema, with co-author Carlo Celli, is a complete reworking and update of Marga Cottino-Jones' popular A Student's Guide to Italian Film (1983, 1993). This guide retains earlier editions' interest in renowned films and directors but is also attentive to popular cinema, the films which actually achieved box office success among the Italian public. The Guide introduces the Italian cinema not just as a 20th century phenomenon but as an expression of the deeper roots of Italy's historic, cultural and literary past. Chapters offer historical timelines and commentary on political and cultural events and trends, followed by discussion of the Italian cinema industry and key films. Appendices offer guides to writing about film, statistical data of Italian box office history and short biographies and filmographies of important directors. The aim of the book is to provide the cinephile, student, teacher, or fan with a guide where points of interest may be identified and studied with clarity.

Blackwater

Autore: Conn Iggulden
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007285450
Grandezza: 39,34 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A dark, chilling psychological thriller from the number one bestselling author of the Emperor series. Blackwater was published as part of the Quick Reads initiative on World Book Day 2006.