The Castle Of Crossed Destinies

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156154550
Grandezza: 61,70 MB
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A series of short, fantastic narratives inspired by fifteenth-century tarot cards and their archetypical images. Full-color and black-and-white reproductions of tarot cards. Translated by William Weaver.A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

18th Century Wedgwood

Autore: David Buten
Editore: Methuen Publishing
Grandezza: 12,88 MB
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Surveys the history and development of Wedgwood porcelain during one of its most creative eras


Autore: Wolfram Eschenbach
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141394749
Grandezza: 64,25 MB
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Wolfram von Eschenbach (fl. c. 1195-1225), best known as the author of Parzival, based Willehalm, his epic poem of military prowess and courtly love, on the style and subject matter of an Old French "chanson de geste." In it he tells of the love of Willehalm for Giburc, a Saracen woman converted to Christianity, and its consequences. Seeking revenge for the insult to their faith, her relatives initiate a religious war but are finally routed. Wolfram's description of the two battles of Alischanz, with their massive slaughter and loss of heroes, and of the exploits of Willehalm and the quasicomic Rennewart, well displays the violence and courtliness of the medieval knightly ideal. Wolfram flavors his brutal account, however, with tender scenes between the lovers, asides to his audience, sympathetic cameos of his characters--especially the women--and, most unusually for his time, a surprising tolerance for 'pagans'.