Train To Budapest

Author: Dacia Maraini
Editor: Arcadia Books Limited
ISBN: 9781906413576
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1956: Amara, a young Italian journalist, is sent to report on the growing political divide between East and West in post-war central Europe. She also has a more personal mission: to find out what happened to Emanuele, her childhood friend and soulmate from pre-war Florence. Emanuele and his family were Jews transported by the Nazis from wartime Vienna. So she visits the Holocaust museum at Auschwitz, and Budapest, where she is caught up in the tumultuous events of the October rising against the Soviet Union. Along the way she meets many other survivors, each with their own story to tell. But did Emanuele survive the war or, like so many other Viennese Jews, did he die in Auschwitz or a ghetto in Poland?

The Silent Duchess

Author: Dacia Maraini
Editor: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558617834
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Finalist for the International Man Booker Prize, winner of the Premio Campiello, short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Award upon its first English-language publication in the UK, and published to critical acclaim in fourteen languages, this mesmerizing historical novel by one of Italy’s premier women writers is available in the United States for the first time. The Silent Duchess is the story of Marianna Ucrìa, the victim of a mysterious childhood trauma that has left her deaf and mute, trapped in a world of silence. In luminous language that conveys both the keen visual sight and the deep human insight possessed by her remarkable main character, Dacia Maraini captures the splendor and the corruption of Marianna's world and the strength of her unbreakable spirit.

Il Treno Dell Ultima Notte

Author: Dacia Maraini
Editor: Bur
ISBN: 8858639537
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Emanuele è un bambino ribelle e pieno di vita che vuole costruirsi un paio di ali per volare come gli uccelli, si arrampica sui ciliegi e si lancia in bicicletta giù per le strade sterrate. Ma tutto ciò che resta di lui è un pugno di lettere e un quaderno nascosto in un muro nel ghetto di Lodz. Per ritrovare le sue tracce, Amara, l'inseparabile amica d'infanzia, attraversa l'Europa del 1956 su un treno che si ferma a ogni stazione, ha i sedili decorati con centrini e puzza di capra bollita e sapone al permanganato. Visita sgomenta i resti del girone infernale di Auschwitz- Birkenau, percorre le strade di Vienna alla ricerca di sopravvissuti, giunge a Budapest mentre scoppia la rivolta, e trema quando i colpi dei carri armati russi sventrano i palazzi. Nella sua avventura, e nei destini degli uomini e delle donne con cui si intreccia la sua vita, si rivela il senso della catastrofe e dell'abisso in cui è precipitato il Novecento, e insieme la speranza incoercibile di un mondo diverso.

Woman At War

Author: Dacia Maraini
Editor: Italica Pr
ISBN: 9780934977128
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WOMAN AT WAR is the diary of a woman's growing self-awareness. Beginning as a passively absent narrator, Vannina encounters a fascinating array of characters during the holiday she takes on an island in the Bay of Naples with her husband, Giacinto. When he returns to work in a garage in Rome, Vannina travels to Naples with Suna, a friend she has made on vacation. This startling character opens Vannina to the possibility of finding love through other women and helps her reject the role of serving coffee to the men who would change the world through violence. Back in Rome, Vannina rejects her former life and moves toward complete, if difficult, independence. Maraini's writing is superb. Its warm and sensual style gives life to details: the food of the Mediterranean, the smell of its herbs, the acts of making coffee and making love, the step-by-step journey of an individual to self-awareness, self-reliance and independence. Everything is vivid and vibrant. Maraini's women grow in strength beyond the clamor of political slogans. The values of understanding, intuition and compassion effect real change that transcends the wearisome struggle between the chauvinisms of the political Right and the political correctness of the Left. A milestone in Italian literature.

Letters To Marina

Author: Dacia Maraini
Editor: Crossing Pr
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Ulysses Annotated

Author: James Joyce
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3736813767
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Ulysses (1922) is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel... he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions. One of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking." Written over a seven-year period from 1914 to 1921. No book has ever been more eagerly and curiously awaited by the strange little inner circle of book-lovers and littérateurs than James Joyce's "Ulysses".

La Crociata Dei Bambini

Author: Florina Ilis
Editor: Isbn Edizioni
ISBN: 9788876382727
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Memoirs Of A Female Thief

Author: Dacia Maraini
Editor:
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The War Of The Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells
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H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.

1q84

Author: Haruki Murakami
Editor: Bond Street Books
ISBN: 0385669445
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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?