Come Sugli Alberi Le Foglie

Autore: Gianni Biondillo
Editore: Guanda
ISBN: 8823517648
Grandezza: 22,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 324
Download Read Online

1916: IL SACRIFICIO DI UNA GENERAZIONE L’EPOPEA DELLA GRANDE GUERRA DIVENTA ROMANZO Una generazione di ragazzi cresciuta all’inizio del secolo scorso nelle aule dell’Accademia di Brera volle rivoluzionare l’arte. Si chiamavano Boccioni, Erba, Sironi, Carrà, Russolo. Seguivano le idee avanguardiste del più anziano tra loro, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, l’inventore del futurismo. Con le loro furibonde serate artistiche animarono la città e scandalizzarono i benpensanti milanesi. Erano sinceri interventisti, idealizzavano la guerra come igiene del mondo e partirono senza indugio per il fronte nel Battaglione Lombardo Volontari Ciclisti Automobilisti. Molti di loro non tornarono. Fra questi c’era un giovane comasco, Antonio Sant’Elia, architetto dal talento luminoso ma sfortunato. Tutto ciò che ci resta di lui sono una manciata di disegni, ma così belli, così geniali da influenzare l’immaginario dell’intero Novecento. Morì da eroe, sul Carso, nel 1916, esattamente cento anni fa. È lui il protagonista di questo romanzo corale dalla scrittura vibrante e appassionata, capace di farci rivivere l’epopea di una nazione. Gianni Biondillo racconta i sogni e le speranze di questi giovani italiani, illusi dalla retorica dannunziana che li portò sul campo di battaglia a cercare la bella morte. Per scoprirla insanguinata e orribile.

Here I Am

Autore: Jonathan Safran Foer
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712506
Grandezza: 51,56 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1761
Download Read Online

Instant New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top 10 Novel of 2016 A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016 “Dazzling . . . A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “Fresh Air” In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years—a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.

The Aeneid

Autore: Virgil
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022645021X
Grandezza: 54,70 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5845
Download Read Online

In 2012, David Ferry capped a long career as a poet with a National Book Award, given in honor of his book Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations. But he had no interest in resting on his laurels. In fact, he was in the middle of the most ambitious poetic project of his life. Six years earlier, at age eighty-two, he had embarked on a complete translation of one of the foundational works of Western culture: Virgil’s Aeneid. Now we have it, and it is a glorious thing. Ferry has long been known as perhaps the foremost contemporary translator of Latin poetry, his translations of Virgil’s Eclogues and Georgics having established themselves as much-admired standards. He brings to the Aeneid the same genius, rendering Virgil’s formal, metrical lines into an English that is familiar and alive. Yet in doing so, he surrenders none of the feel of the ancient world that resonates throughout the poem and gives it the power that has drawn readers to it for centuries. In Ferry’s hands, the Aeneid becomes once more a lively, dramatic poem of daring and adventure, of love and loss, devotion and death. Never before have Virgil’s twin gifts of poetic language and fleet storytelling been presented so powerfully for English-language readers. Ferry’s Aeneid will be a landmark, a gift to longtime lovers of Virgil and the perfect entry point for new readers. “I sing of arms and the man . . . ” The epic journey, from the fall of Troy to the founding of Rome, is ready to begin. Join us.

All The Rivers

Autore: Dorit Rabinyan
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1588361861
Grandezza: 48,66 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1647
Download Read Online

A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, from one of Israel’s most acclaimed novelists When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation student, plans to return to Israel the following summer. Despite knowing that their love can be only temporary, that it can exist only away from their conflicted homeland, Liat lets herself be enraptured by Hilmi: by his lively imagination, by his beautiful hands and wise eyes, by his sweetness and devotion. Together they explore the city, sharing laughs and fantasies and pangs of homesickness. But the unfettered joy they awaken in each other cannot overcome the guilt Liat feels for hiding him from her family in Israel and her Jewish friends in New York. As her departure date looms and her love for Hilmi deepens, Liat must decide whether she is willing to risk alienating her family, her community, and her sense of self for the love of one man. Banned from classrooms by Israel’s Ministry of Education, Dorit Rabinyan’s remarkable novel contains multitudes. A bold portrayal of the strains—and delights—of a forbidden relationship, All the Rivers (published in Israel as Borderlife) is a love story and a war story, a New York story and a Middle East story, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us. “The land is the same land,” Hilmi reminds Liat. “In the end all the rivers flow into the same sea.” International praise for All the Rivers “A fine, subtle, and disturbing study of the ways in which public events encroach upon the private lives of those who attempt to live and love in peace with each other, and, impossibly, with a riven and irreconcilable world.”—John Banville, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Sea “I’m with Dorit Rabinyan. Love, not hate, will save us. Hatred sows hatred, but love can break down barriers.”—Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature “Astonishing . . . [a] precise and elegant love story, drawn with the finest of lines.”—Amos Oz “Rabinyan’s writing reflects the honesty and modesty of a true artisan.”—Haaretz “Because the novel strikes the right balance between the personal and the political, and because of her ability to tell a suspenseful and satisfying story, we decided to award Dorit Rabinyan’s [All the Rivers] the 2015 Bernstein Prize.”—From the 2015 Bernstein Prize judges’ decision “[All the Rivers] ought to be read like J. M. Coetzee or Toni Morrison—from a distance in order to get close.”—Walla! “Beautiful and sensitive . . . a human tale of rapprochement and separation . . . a noteworthy human and literary achievement.”—Makor Rishon “A captivating (and heartbreaking) gem, written in a spectacular style, with a rich, flowing, colorful and addictive language.”—Motke “Rabinyan’s ability to create a rich realism alongside a firm, clear and convincing flow of emotional fluctuations . . . gives the work a literary momentum and makes the reading both compelling and enjoyable.”—Ynet “A great novel of love and peace.”—La Stampa “A novel that truly speaks to the heart.”—Corriere della Sera


Autore: Theodore Sturgeon
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453295461
Grandezza: 63,45 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2284
Download Read Online

A small rural community is forever altered by the arrival of a strange and beautiful savior in this haunting and provocative parable by master storyteller Theodore Sturgeon Everything changes when Godbody comes to town. He appears out of nowhere, enigmatic and breathtaking, to touch the lives of a chosen few. To them he offers a vision of what life could be—spreading his message of love, generosity, sensuosness, and freedom—and before long he has erased their sadness and opened their hearts. Still, there are those in town who, corrupt and powerful, are threatened by what Godbody brings, and for this reason he must pay the ultimate price. But before his preordained end, Godbody will accomplish something truly miraculous. The final book of Theodore Sturgeon’s fabled career, published posthumously, Godbody is a powerful, moving, thought provoking, and sweetly erotic tale of love, truth, and otherworldly second comings that, once read, will never be forgotten. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Theodore Sturgeon including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library and the author’s estate, among other sources.

Come Foglie Sugli Alberi La Grande Guerra In 17 Racconti

ISBN: 9788896305690
Grandezza: 35,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6489
Download Read Online


Autore: Leo Lionni
Editore: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: 0399555528
Grandezza: 10,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4642
Download Read Online

Leo Lionni's Caldecott Honor-winning story about a little mouse who gathers something unusual for the long winter is turning fifty! Celebrate this beloved favorite, which now includes a special introduction from noted children's book historian Leonard Marcus. Winter is coming, and all the mice are gathering food . . . except for Frederick. But when the days grow short and the snow begins to fall, it's Frederick's stories that warm the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice. Winner of a 1967 Caldecott Honor, Frederick has been cherished by generations of readers. "A splendid achievement." --School Library Journal, starred review "In Frederick, a mouse who is a poet from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail demonstrates that a seemingly purposeless life is indeed far from that--and that we need not live by bread alone!" --Eric Carle

Sing Song

Autore: Christina Georgina Rossetti
Editore: Dover Children's Classics
Grandezza: 78,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5126
Download Read Online

A collection of poems and rhymes about childhood activities, flowers, animals, and seasons.

Nel Mondo Della Musica

Autore: Emiliano Buggio
Editore: Youcanprint
ISBN: 8892669397
Grandezza: 74,97 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3873
Download Read Online

Manuale di storia della musica ad uso scolastico, presso licei, conservatori, università. Primo volume di una collana che prevede 5 volumi finali. Introduzione a concetti e forme musicali, con esempi di analisi di brani musicali. Adottabile presso istituti superiori.

Storia Delle Idee Del Calcio

Autore: Mario Sconcerti
Editore: Baldini & Castoldi
ISBN: 8868651149
Grandezza: 55,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6387
Download Read Online

Ogni epoca, ogni fase del calcio, quasi ogni partita hanno risposte diverse perché il calcio è tutto fuorché un gioco esatto. Si muove sotto la spinta di sentimenti e soprattutto di idee. L'autore ha pensato che un modo nuovo di raccontare il calcio fosse raccontare la storia di queste idee, capire come sono nati e che conseguenze hanno avuto sul campo quei piccoli colpi di genio che di volta in volta hanno cambiato il gioco e l'hanno avvicinato a una scienza. Dal sistema di Chapman alle grandi innovazioni di Viani, Rocco ed Herrera, dal calcio olandese contrapposto a quello all'italiana, all'arrivo della tecnologia con le sue macchine e le preparazioni personalizzate, fino alla rivoluzione di Sacchi e al calcio multietnico di oggi. Mario Sconcerti guida il lettore attraverso un viaggio nelle idee di un secolo, raccontando l'evoluzione del calcio e di come sia riuscito a diventare il gioco di tutto il mondo.