The Bricklayer Mason And Plasterer

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I Monaci Dell Ordine Nero

Autore: Adelaide Byrne
Editore: Self-Publish
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Herlock Homes è l’emulo americano dell’inglese Sherlock Holmes. Nel 1930 in una vecchia casa del Maryland furono trovati degli appunti scritti da John R. Coryell, che aveva creato il famoso Nick Carter, anche usando questi appunti. Rileggendo le sue carte si scopre che la sua vera intenzione era creare qualcosa che somigliasse a Sherlock Holmes, anche nel nome. Qualcosa lo distrasse dalle sue intenzioni. Quegli appunti furono usati in parte per scrivere Nick Carter e in parte abbandonati. Adelaide Byrne li ha ripresi in mano e li ha ampliati in storie che speriamo possano interessarvi. La figura di Herlock Homes si differenzia notevolmente da quella di Sherlock Holmes. Se Sherlock ama l’indagine deduttiva, Herlock ama l’azione. Egli può essere paragonato agli eroi di Dashiell Hammet o Raymend Chandler. Non siamo ancora nel più puro Hard-Bolied, ma quasi. Al riguardo vale la pena di citare cosa dice wikipedia dell’Hard-Boiled: Il genere hard boiled rientra nel genere poliziesco o detective fiction e si distingue dal giallo deduttivo per una rappresentazione realistica del crimine, della violenza e del sesso. Fin dalle sue origini il genere hard boiled fu pubblicato e strettamente collegato con le cosiddette riviste pulp, ad esempio Black Mask; successivamente molti romanzi hard boiled vennero pubblicati da case editrici specializzate in edizioni brossurate, comunemente note con il termine pulps. Di conseguenza, il termine pulp fiction è spesso usato come sinonimo di hard boiled. Nel presente romanzo Herlock Homes si trova ad affrontare la Setta de I Monaci dell’Ordine Nero. La Congrega dei Monaci dell’Ordine Nero era sorta nel medioevo per contrastare gli innumerevoli monasteri che la Chiesa di Roma faceva sorgere ovunque. Il suo scopo, all’inizio più filosofico che pratico (si teorizzava che il demonio era una vittima di Dio che lo aveva creato solo per il suo personale piacere) con il tempo andò deviando dalla semplice meditazione e contemplazione del mondo, per trasformarsi in una setta dedita agli omicidi a carattere politico e successivamente al solo scopo di lucro.

Oggi

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A Manual For Cleaning Women

Autore: Lucia Berlin
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712867
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"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves." -Lydia Davis A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the Laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians. Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they'd ever overlooked her in the first place.

Epoca

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Sherlock Holmes

Autore: Nicholas Rennison
Editore: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555848736
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“A clever idea cunningly executed, and a welcome addition to the library of every Holmes fan.” —The Independent He has been called a genius and a fraud, a hero and an addict. He advised kings in their glittering palaces, then disappeared into the darkest alleys of London’s criminal underworld. He was (and remains) a global icon, but who was this Sherlock Holmes? With an attention to detail that would make his subject envious, Nick Rennison gathers the clues of a life lived among the stars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, from Oscar Wilde to Sigmund Freud, and uncovers startling, previously unknown information. How did a Cambridge drop-out and bit player on the London stage transform himself into a renowned “consulting detective”? Did he know the identity of “Jack the Ripper”? When did Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty first cross paths? To where did Sherlock Holmes disappear after his presumed “death” in 1891? Sherlock Holmes answers these questions and many more as it careens through the most infamous crimes and historic events of the era, all in pursuit of the real man behind the greatest detective in modern fiction—and, just perhaps, non-fiction.

Compact Enciclopedia Generale

Autore: Istituto geografico De Agostini
Editore: De Agostini
ISBN: 9788840298979
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Go Down Together

Autore: Jeff Guinn
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416557180
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Forget everything you think you know about Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Previous books and films, including the brilliant 1967 movie starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, have emphasized the supposed glamour of America's most notorious criminal couple, thus contributing to ongoing mythology. The real story is completely different -- and far more fascinating. In Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, bestselling author Jeff Guinn combines exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material to tell the real tale of two kids from a filthy Dallas slum who fell in love and then willingly traded their lives for a brief interlude of excitement and, more important, fame. Their timing could not have been better -- the Barrow Gang pulled its first heist in 1932 when most Americans, reeling from the Great Depression, were desperate for escapist entertainment. Thanks to newsreels, true crime magazines, and new-fangled wire services that transmitted scandalous photos of Bonnie smoking a cigar to every newspaper in the nation, the Barrow Gang members almost instantly became household names on a par with Charles Lindbergh, Jack Dempsey, and Babe Ruth. In the minds of the public, they were cool, calculating bandits who robbed banks and killed cops with equal impunity. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Clyde and Bonnie were perhaps the most inept crooks ever, and their two-year crime spree was as much a reign of error as it was of terror. Lacking the sophistication to plot robberies of big-city banks, the Barrow Gang preyed mostly on small mom-and-pop groceries and service stations. Even at that, they often came up empty-handed and were reduced to breaking into gum machines for meal money. Both were crippled, Clyde from cutting off two of his toes while in prison and Bonnie from a terrible car crash caused by Clyde's reckless driving. Constantly on the run from the law, they lived like animals, camping out in their latest stolen car, bathing in creeks, and dining on cans of cold beans and Vienna sausages. Yet theirs was a genuine love story. Their devotion to each other was as real as their overblown reputation as criminal masterminds was not. Go Down Together has it all -- true romance, rebellion against authority, bullets flying, cars crashing, and, in the end, a dramatic death at the hands of a celebrity lawman hired to hunt them down. Thanks in great part to surviving Barrow and Parker family members and collectors of criminal memorabilia who provided Jeff Guinn with access to never-before-published material, we finally have the real story of Bonnie and Clyde and their troubled times, delivered with cinematic sweep and unprecedented insight by a masterful storyteller.

Tiempo De Cine

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The Bro Code

Autore: Barney Stinson
Editore: Barney Stinson
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About the Author Barney Stinson is an awesome dude who lives in New York City and appears weekly on the hit CBS show How I Met Your Mother. Matt Kuhn is one of the coolest staff writers for How I Met Your Mother and helps write Barney’s Blog on the show’s website. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Everyone's life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this holy grail The Bro Code. Historically a spoken tradition passed from one generation to the next, the official code of conduct for Bros appears here in its published form for the first time ever. By upholding the tenets of this sacred and legendary document, any dude can learn to achieve Bro-dom.