In Fabula Scientia La Fisica Raccontata Divertendo

Autore: Alberto Martini
Editore: Edizioni Pendragon
ISBN: 9788883425653
Grandezza: 26,73 MB
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Annie John

Autore: Jamaica Kincaid
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466837780
Grandezza: 77,56 MB
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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."

La Promessa

Autore: Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 9788807811425
Grandezza: 70,30 MB
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The Inspector Barlach Mysteries The Judge And His Hangman And Suspicion Large Print 16pt

Autore: Friedrich Dürrenmatt
ISBN: 1459606094
Grandezza: 10,85 MB
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This volume offers bracing new translations of two precursors to the modern detective novel by Friedrich Drrenmatt' whose genre - bending mysteries recall the work of Alain Robbe - Grillet and anticipate the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo - noir novelists. Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime and justice seems to have vanished. In The Judge and His Hangman' Barlach forgoes the arrest of a murderer in order to manipulate him into killing another' more elusive criminal. And in Suspicion' Barlach pursues a former Nazi doctor by checking into his clinic with the hope of forcing him to reveal himself. The result is two thrillers that bring existential philosophy and the detective genre into dazzling convergence.

She Who Was No More

Autore: Pierre Boileau
Editore: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782271406
Grandezza: 70,39 MB
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A murdered spouse returns from the dead in this classic thriller. Every Saturday evening, travelling salesman Ferdinand Ravinel returns to his wife, Mireille, who waits patiently for him at home. But Ferdinand has another lover, Lucienne, an ambitious doctor, and together the adulterers have devised a murderous plan. Drugging Mireille, the pair drown her in a bathtub, but in the morning, before the "accidental" death can be discovered, the corpse is gone-so begins the unraveling of Ferdinand's plot, and his sanity... This classic of French noir fiction was adapted for the screen by Henri-Georges Clouzot as Les Diaboliques (The Devils), starring Simone Signoret and Véra Clouzot, the film which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. A second movie version, Diabolique, followed in 1996, starring Sharon Stone. Boileau-Narcejac is the nom-de-plume of Pierre Boileau (1906-89) and Thomas Narcejac (1908-98), one of France's most successful writing duos. Boileau and Narcejac both individually received the prestigious Prix du roman d'aventures before beginning a partnership that spanned four decades, from the Fifties to the Eighties, and produced more than fifty thrillers. Their works inspired numerous films, including Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Henri-Georges Clouzot's Les Diaboliques, based on their 1952 debut novel She Who Was No More.

The Gold Rimmed Spectacles

Autore: Giorgio Bassani
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141938978
Grandezza: 23,56 MB
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Into the insular town of 1930s Ferrara, a new doctor arrives. Fadigati is hopeful and modern, and more than anything wants to fit into his new home. But his fresh, appealing appearance soon crumbles when the townsfolk discover his homosexuality, and the young man he pays to be his lover humiliates him publicly. As anti-Semitism spreads across Italy, the Jewish narrator of the tale begins to feel pity for the ostracized doctor, as the fickle nature of a community changing under political forces becomes clear. The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles is a gripping and tragic study of how lives can be destroyed by those we consider our neighbours.

Christian Morgenstern S Galgenlieder Gallows Songs Bilingual Edition

Autore: Christian Morgenstern
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520008847
Grandezza: 43,89 MB
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Autore: Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Editore: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782273522
Grandezza: 45,20 MB
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Inspector Barlach has a year to live, but he's not going quietly When Inspector Barlach notices that a successful Swiss surgeon bears a striking resemblance to an infamous Nazi war criminal, a suspicion begins to gnaw away at him - could they be one and the same person? Determined to expose the monster behind the surgeon's mask, the ailing inspector checks himself into the doctor's exclusive clinic. But all does not go to plan, and soon Barlach realizes that he is at the mercy of his own prey. Will he find a way out before it's too late? Suspicion is a dark mystery about a dying man's struggle to destroy a wickedness lurking in plain sight. Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990) was a Swiss author and dramatist, most famous for his plays The Visit and The Physicists, which earned him a reputation as one of the greatest playwrights in the German language. He also wrote four highly regarded crime novels - The Pledge, The Judge and His Hangman, Suspicion and The Execution of Justice, all of which will be published by Pushkin Vertigo.

Murder On The Orient Express

Autore: Agatha Christie
Editore: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Grandezza: 23,55 MB
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The Orient Express was stopped in the night by snowdrifts. The next morning, a man in a compartment lay dead - stabbed. Since the snow outside was unbroken, the murderer was still on the train.