The Field Of Swords Emperor Series Book 3

Autore: Conn Iggulden
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007321775
Grandezza: 24,22 MB
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The ultimate Rome story

Emperor

Autore: Conn Iggulden
Editore: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0385343574
Grandezza: 19,45 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The Cambridge Companion To Modern Italian Culture

Autore: Zygmunt G. Baranski
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521559829
Grandezza: 40,35 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.

A New Guide To Italian Cinema

Autore: C. Celli
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 0230601820
Grandezza: 65,42 MB
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This book 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 the popular films which achieved box office success among the public.

Catalogo Dei Libri In Commercio

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Andr Bazin And Italian Neorealism

Autore: André Bazin
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441143750
Grandezza: 77,67 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.

Mimesis

Autore: Erich Auerbach
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400847958
Grandezza: 36,61 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.

The Strain

Autore: Guillermo del Toro
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007328591
Grandezza: 45,90 MB
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High-concept thriller with a supernatural edge from world-famous director, whose films include Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy. Now a popular Amazon TV show.

History

Autore: Elsa Morante
Editore: Steerforth
ISBN: 1586422375
Grandezza: 61,93 MB
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History was written nearly thirty years after Elsa Morante and Alberto Moravia spent a year in hiding among remote farming villages in the mountains south of Rome. There she witnessed the full impact of the war and first formed the ambition to write an account of what history - the great political events driven by men of power, wealth, and ambition - does when it reaches the realm of ordinary people struggling for life and bread. The central character in this powerful and unforgiving novel is Ida Mancuso, a schoolteacher whose husband has died and whose feckless teenage son treats the war as his playground. A German soldier on his way to North Africa rapes her, falls in love with her, and leaves her pregnant with a boy whose survival becomes Ida's passion. Around these two other characters come and go, each caught up by the war which is like a river in flood. We catch glimpses of bombing raids, street crimes, a cattle car from which human cries emerge, an Italian soldier succumbing to frostbite on the Russian front, the dumb endurance of peasants who have lived their whole lives with nothing and now must get by with less than nothing.

Historical Dictionary Of Italian Cinema

Autore: Gino Moliterno
Editore:
ISBN: 9780810860735
Grandezza: 64,17 MB
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The Italian cinema is regarded as one of the great pillars of world cinema. Films like Ladri di biciclette (1948), La dolce vita (1960), and Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) attracted unprecedented international acclaim and a reputation, which only continue to grow. Italian cinema has produced such acting legends as Sophia Loren and Roberto Benigni, as well as world-renowned filmmakers like Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Mario Bava, Dario Argento, and Lina Wertmuller, the first woman to ever be nominated for the Best Director award. The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology."