Il Defunto Odiava I Pettegolezzi

Autore: Serena Vitale
Editore: Adelphi Edizioni spa
ISBN: 8845976580
Grandezza: 46,72 MB
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Mosca, 14 aprile 1930. Intorno alle undici del mattino i telefoni si mettono a suonare tutti insieme, come indemoniati, diffondendo «l'oceanica notizia» del suicidio di Vladimir Majakovskij: uno sparo al cuore, che immediatamente trasporta il poeta nella costellazione delle giovani leggende. Per alcuni quella fine appare come un segno: è morta l'utopia rivoluzionaria. Ma c'è anche il coro dei filistei: si è ucciso perché aveva la sifilide; perché era oppresso dalle tasse; perché in questo modo i suoi libri andranno a ruba. E ci sono l'imbarazzo e l'irritazione della nomenklatura di fronte a quella «stupida, pusillanime morte», inconciliabile con la gioia di Stato. Ma che cosa succede davvero quella mattina nella minuscola stanza di una kommunalka dove Majakovskij è da poco arrivato in compagnia di una giovane e bellissima attrice, sua amante? Studiando con acribia e passione le testimonianze dei contemporanei, i giornali dell'epoca, i documenti riemersi dagli archivi dopo il 1991 (dai verbali degli interrogatori ai «pettegolezzi» raccolti da informatori della polizia politica), sfatando le varie, pittoresche congetture formulate nel tempo, Serena Vitale ha magistralmente ricostruito quello che ancora oggi è considerato, in Russia, uno dei grandi misteri – fu davvero suicidio? – dell'epoca sovietica. E regala al lettore un trascinante romanzo-indagine che è anche un fervido omaggio a Majakovskij, realizzazione del suo estremo desiderio: parlare ai posteri – e «ai secoli, alla storia, al creato» – in versi.

Annie John

Autore: Jamaica Kincaid
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466837780
Grandezza: 35,77 MB
Formato: PDF
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Annie John is a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua. A classic coming-of-age story in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Kincaid's novel focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of childhood. Annie's voice—urgent, demanding to be heard—is one that will not soon be forgotten by readers. An adored only child, Annie has until recently lived an idyllic life. She is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful presence, who is the very center of the little girl's existence. Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives within her mother's benign shadow. Looking back on her childhood, she reflects, "It was in such a paradise that I lived." When she turns twelve, however, Annie's life changes, in ways that are often mysterious to her. She begins to question the cultural assumptions of her island world; at school she instinctively rebels against authority; and most frighteningly, her mother, seeing Annie as a "young lady," ceases to be the source of unconditional adoration and takes on the new and unfamiliar guise of adversary. At the end of her school years, Annie decides to leave Antigua and her family, but not without a measure of sorrow, especially for the mother she once knew and never ceases to mourn. "For I could not be sure," she reflects, "whether for the rest of my life I would be able to tell when it was really my mother and when it was really her shadow standing between me and the rest of the world."

Pushkin S Button

Autore: Serena Vitale
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226857718
Grandezza: 16,96 MB
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Recreates the four months leading up to the duel in which Pushkin was killed.

Shklovsky Witness To An Era

Autore: Serena Vitale
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 1564788245
Grandezza: 79,85 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Shklovsky: Witness to an Era is a blend of riotous anecdote, personal history, and literary reflection, collecting interviews with Viktor Shklovsky conducted by scholar Serena Vitale in the '70s, toward the end of the great critic's life, and in the face of interference and even veiled threats of violence from the Soviet government. Shklovsky's answers are wonderfully intimate, focusing particularly on the years of the early Soviet avant-garde, and his relationships with such figures as Eisenstein and Mayakovsky. Bearing witness to a vanished age whose promise ended in despair, Shklovsky is in great form throughout, summing up a century of triumphs and disappointments, personal and historical.


Autore: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
Grandezza: 46,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9081
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Au Revoir Les Enfants Goodbye Children

Autore: Louis Malle
Editore: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802131140
Grandezza: 11,80 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5891
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Provides the screenplay of Louis Malle's film about the friendship between a young Catholic boy and his Jewish friend, who is sent off to the Nazi death camps

The Forests Of Norbio

Autore: Giuseppe Dessì
Grandezza: 60,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4306
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I Wish I Had

Autore: Giovanna Zoboli
Editore: Eerdmans Young Readers
ISBN: 080285415X
Grandezza: 14,16 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9155
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Illustrations and text express a desire for the sharp eyesight of a blackbird, the tail of a lemur, and other animal's strengths.

Dream Animals

Autore: James Hillman
Editore: Chronicle Books Llc
Grandezza: 31,18 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8919
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Explores the symbolism implied in both real and mythical animals, and examines how these figures have been used in art.

Return To The Little Kingdom How Apple And Steve Jobs Changed The World

Autore: Michael Moritz
Editore: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 159020364X
Grandezza: 14,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6968
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Twenty five years later, revisiting the first authorized biography of Apple and its co-founder and celebrity CEO, Steve Jobs In 1984, The Little Kingdom: The Private Story of Apple Computer told the story of Apple's first decade alongside the histories of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Now, completely revised and expanded, Return to the Little Kingdom is the definitive biography of Apple and its founders from the very beginning. Moritz brings readers inside the childhood homes of Jobs and Wozniak and records how they dropped out of college and founded Apple in 1976. He follows the fortunes of the company through the mid-1980s, and in new material, tracks the development of Apple to the present and offers an insider?s profile of Jobs, whose genius made Apple the powerhouse it is today. Required reading for everyone who's ever listened to music on an iPod, Return to the Little Kingdom is timely and thorough, and the only book that explains how Steve Jobs founded the company that changed our world.