A Tale Of Love And Darkness

Autore: Amos Oz
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448163099
Grandezza: 38,74 MB
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Love and darkness are just two of the powerful forces that run through Amos Oz's extraordinary, moving story. He takes us on a seductive journey through his childhood and adolescence, along Jerusalem's war-torn streets in the 1940s and '50s, and into the infernal marriage of two kind, well-meaning people: his fussy, logical father, and his dreamy, romantic mother. Caught between them is one small boy with the weight of generations on his shoulders. And at the tragic heart of the story is the suicide of his mother, when Amos was twelve-and-a-half years old. Oz's story dives into 120 year of family history and paradox, the saga of a Jewish love-hate affair with Europe that sweeps from Vilna and Odessa, via Poland and Prague, to Israel. Farce and heartbreak, history and humanity make up this magical portrait of the artist who saw the birth of a nation, and came through its turbulent life as well as his own. This is a memoir like no other, and one that cries out to be read and wept over. By the winner of the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize, previous winners of which include Philip Roth, Ivan Klima, Elfriede Jelinek, Harold Pinter and John Banville.

Heart Of Darkness

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Blackrock Classics
ISBN: 9781940177366
Grandezza: 50,81 MB
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Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. A masterly blend of adventure, character development, and psychological penetration. Critics consider this to be Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story. The novella has been adapted for the screen numerous times, including Francis Ford Coppola's retelling, Apocalypse Now.

Heart Of Darkness

Autore: Matt Kish
Editore: Tin House Books
ISBN: 1935639676
Grandezza: 59,94 MB
Formato: PDF
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Following his massive--and massively successful--Moby Dick in Pictures, artist Matt Kish has set himself upon an equally impressive, and no less harrowing, task: illustrating each page of Joseph Conrad's masterpiece, Heart of Darkness. Kish’s rich, imaginative drawings and paintings mirror Conrad’s original text and serve to illuminate Marlow’s journey into the heart of the Congo, and into the depths of the human soul. Heart of Darkness is a text ripe for analysis and argument, formally and thematically; it explores matters of imperialism, racism, gender, and the duality of human nature. Kish’s illustrations add another layer, and another voice in the conversation. Heart of Darkness is an essential edition for fans and students of Conrad’s work, but is, above all, a piece of art all its own. Kish’s introduction lends context to his approach, details his relationship and struggle with Conrad’s work, and illuminates his own creative process. An index in the rear of the book catalogs the sentences and phrases that inspired each of the one hundred original pieces of art.

Romanzi Del Mare

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 885413841X
Grandezza: 12,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Il negro del Narciso • Tifone • Un colpo di fortuna • Freya delle sette isoleIntroduzione di Bruno TraversettiTraduzione di Nicoletta Rosati Bizzotto e Bruno OdderaEdizioni integraliIl nome di Conrad è indissolubilmente legato al mare. In numerosi romanzi e racconti, infatti, lo scrittore ha trasferito, rievocandole e trasfigurandole col soffio del mito, le sue avventure di vagabondo degli oceani, e in particolare delle rotte orientali. Questo volume riunisce, oltre a Il negro del Narciso (1897) e a Tifone (1903) – tra i più celebri romanzi brevi di Conrad – Un colpo di fortuna e Freya delle Sette Isole, entrambi del 1912, storie di mare nelle quali compaiono due singolari personaggi femminili. In queste pagine il magico mondo del mare è descritto in tutti i suoi aspetti: l’ostilità e la furia degli elementi, l’esistenza dura degli equipaggi, gli uomini e le donne che popolano i porti, le coste, le navi, i sogni e gli incubi dei marinai.«L’uragano, con la sua capacità di fare impazzire i mari, di affondare navi, di sradicare alberi, di abbattere mura robuste e di scaraventare al suolo gli uccelli stessi dell’aria, aveva incontrato sul proprio cammino quest’uomo taciturno e, impegnandosi al massimo, riuscì a strappargli qualche parola.»Joseph Conrad(Józef Konrad Korzeniowsky) nacque nel 1857 a Berdiczew, nella Polonia meridionale. Nel 1874 cominciò a viaggiare per mare. Dieci anni più tardi, ottenuta la cittadinanza inglese, trasformò il suo vero nome in quello con il quale è universalmente conosciuto e si affermò come uno dei più grandi scrittori di lingua inglese, pur essendo il polacco la sua lingua madre. Morì nel 1924. Sue celebri opere sono Cuore di tenebra, Il reietto delle isole (1896), Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904), La linea d’ombra (1917). Di Conrad la Newton Compton ha pubblicato anche Cuore di tenebra e altri racconti d’avventura, Lord Jim, L'agente segreto, Romanzi del mare (Il negro del Narciso, Tifone, Un colpo di fortuna, Freya delle sette isole).

The Shadow Line A Confession

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Joseph Conrad
ISBN: 8892520091
Grandezza: 63,65 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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The Shadow-Line is a short novel being written from February to December 1915. The novella is notable for its dual narrative structure. The full, subtitled title of the novel is The Shadow-Line, A Confession, which immediately alerts the reader to the retrospective nature of the novella. The ironic constructions following from the conflict between the 'young' protagonist (who is never named) and the 'old' drive much of the underlying points of the novella, namely the nature of wisdom, experience and maturity. Conrad also extensively uses irony by comparison in the work, with characters such as Captain Giles and the ship's 'factotum' Ransome used to emphasise strengths and weaknesses of the protagonist.

Panorama

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Grandezza: 76,40 MB
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La Rivisteria Librinovit Riviste Video

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Lord Jim

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 163209763X
Grandezza: 40,31 MB
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Vista: 8758
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad is an action-packed novel in which Jim, who is working onboard a ship, Patna, is carrying hundreds of Muslim pilgrims. When the ship almost sinks, the crew loses their licenses. They then set off on a search for redemption.

Skandalon

Autore: Julie Maroh
Editore: Arsenal Pulp Press
ISBN: 1551525534
Grandezza: 67,78 MB
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Vista: 5420
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Julie Maroh burst onto the scene in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Color, a tender, bittersweet graphic novel about lesbian love, in which a young woman named Clementine becomes infatuated with Emma, a girl with blue hair. The book spawned a controversial and acclaimed feature film that won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival as well as accolades for its stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux; the book itself is a New York Times bestseller and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. Julie's follow-up graphic novel, Skandalon, marks a startling change of pace: a fiery, intense story about the recklessness of fame. "Skandalon," found in the Gospels, refers to a persistent trap or obstacle, such as the one that confounds the mesmerizing, Jim Morrison-like lead character Tazane. He is a true rock icon: passionate, arrogant, selfish, and sometimes violent, the charismatic singer is a beacon for controversy and scandal. But the public that worships him and the media that lavishes attention on him are waiting for him to fall from grace. At times shocking, Skandalon is a powerful and relentless meditation on the high cost of fame, and the demons awaiting anyone who refuses to be wary of them. Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. She studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels.