Il Mestiere Di Uomo

Autore: Umberto Veronesi
Editore: Giulio Einaudi Editore
ISBN: 8858417135
Grandezza: 72,78 MB
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Ci sono confini dell'esistenza, e del pensiero, che l'uomo deve toccare, e piano piano conoscere, prima di scegliere la via da percorrere. E decidere, magari, di trasgredire. Molti sono i compagni di strada con cui condividere il cammino, numerosi gli incontri illuminanti e i volti da ricordare. Da don Giovanni, l'amato parroco di campagna, all'uomo ombra che dal suo carcere a vita scrive lunghe lettere. Da Mina e Piergiorgio Welby, alle donne compagne di molte battaglie. Dagli abitanti della casa «stregata» di Mammoli, agli animali della cascina d'infanzia. Attraverso storie e personaggi Veronesi disegna la mappa dell'impegno di un uomo, un uomo che nella sua lunga vita non ha mai smesso di interrogarsi e di cercare una risposta. O forse, una cura.

Memoirs Of Hadrian

Autore: Marguerite Yourcenar
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374529264
Grandezza: 17,56 MB
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Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, Memoirs of Hadrian has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian's own era.

Survival In Auschwitz

Autore: Primo Levi
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684826801
Grandezza: 57,59 MB
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

My Name Is Lucy Barton

Autore: Elizabeth Strout
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0812989074
Grandezza: 74,57 MB
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The New York Times Book Review • NPR • BookPage • LibraryReads • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Look for Elizabeth Strout’s highly anticipated new work of fiction, Anything Is Possible, which is available for pre-order now. Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable. Praise for My Name Is Lucy Barton “There is not a scintilla of sentimentality in this exquisite novel. Instead, in its careful words and vibrating silences, My Name Is Lucy Barton offers us a rare wealth of emotion, from darkest suffering to—‘I was so happy. Oh, I was happy’—simple joy.”—Claire Messud, The New York Times Book Review “Spectacular . . . Smart and cagey in every way. It is both a book of withholdings and a book of great openness and wisdom. . . . [Strout] is in supreme and magnificent command of this novel at all times.”—Lily King, The Washington Post “A short novel about love, particularly the complicated love between mothers and daughters, but also simpler, more sudden bonds . . . It evokes these connections in a style so spare, so pure and so profound the book almost seems to be a kind of scripture or sutra, if a very down-to-earth and unpretentious one.”—Marion Winik, Newsday “Potent with distilled emotion. Without a hint of self-pity, Strout captures the ache of loneliness we all feel sometimes.”—Time “An aching, illuminating look at mother-daughter devotion.”—People “A quiet, sublimely merciful contemporary novel about love, yearning, and resilience in a family damaged beyond words.”—The Boston Globe “Sensitive, deceptively simple . . . It is Lucy’s gentle honesty, complex relationship with her husband, and nuanced response to her mother’s shortcomings that make this novel so subtly powerful. . . . [It’s] more complex than it first appears, and all the more emotionally persuasive for it.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Strout maps the complex terrain of human relationships by focusing on that which is often unspoken and only implied. . . . A powerful addition to Strout’s body of work.”—The Seattle Times “[Strout] reminds us of the power of our stories—and our ability to transcend our troubled narratives.”—Miami Herald “Magnificent.”—Ann Patchett

Primo Levi

Autore: Ada Neiger
Grandezza: 21,88 MB
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Il Ragazzo Cattivo Ovvero Delitto Castigo E Redenzione Di Robert Coombes

Autore: Kate Summerscale
Editore: Frontiere Einaudi
ISBN: 9788806230074
Grandezza: 67,70 MB
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Ad Limina

Autore: Manfredi Merluzzi
Grandezza: 67,64 MB
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Autore: Oliver Sacks
Editore: Knopf
ISBN: 045149296X
Grandezza: 54,47 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9698
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“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” —Oliver Sacks No writer has succeeded in capturing the medical and human drama of illness as honestly and as eloquently as Oliver Sacks. During the last few months of his life, he wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death. “It is the fate of every human being,” Sacks writes, “to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.” Together, these four essays form an ode to the uniqueness of each human being and to gratitude for the gift of life. “Oliver Sacks was like no other clinician, or writer. He was drawn to the homes of the sick, the institutions of the most frail and disabled, the company of the unusual and the ‘abnormal.’ He wanted to see humanity in its many variants and to do so in his own, almost anachronistic way—face to face, over time, away from our burgeoning apparatus of computers and algorithms. And, through his writing, he showed us what he saw.” —Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal From the Hardcover edition.