Crescita Felice

Autore: Francesco Morace
Editore: EGEA spa
ISBN: 8823877202
Grandezza: 49,58 MB
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La tensione verso la crescita è biologica: crescono i bambini, crescono le piante e tutti gli organismi viventi. La crescita non può quindi rappresentare un problema, salvo confonderla con la concezione smisurata di una tendenza illimitata, lineare, non sostenibile. Legato a quello di prosperità, il concetto di crescita esprime la speranza responsabile per la costruzione di un futuro migliore, non il progresso automatico e inevitabile dei nostri standard di vita. E se la visione parziale della decrescita felice propone una diagnosi corretta (l’inadeguatezza dell’attuale modello di sviluppo) ma una terapia sbagliata (il ripiegamento nostalgico su un passato migliore e frugale), la crescita felice fa leva su dinamiche tutte compatibili con il bene comune: si alimenta di economie circolari, promuove relazioni generative, attiva magnetismi sociali. In questa prospettiva anche il consumo – rivoluzionario, liberatorio, evolutivo quando si combini con una visione sostenibile e condivisa del mondo – si rivela occasione vitale e felice. È questo il presupposto che più si allontana dall’ideologia demonizzante della decrescita, incapace di cogliere gli innegabili elementi di libertà della società dei consumi. Il consumo si trasforma in una pratica felice se diventa il metronomo della relazione tra gli uomini, se facilita e permette il riconoscimento sociale senza peraltro costituirne l’unica chiave identitaria e nemmeno la più importante. Di più: il consumo permette la libera circolazione del bene e costituisce un pilastro importante delle economie circolari, liberandosi dal marchio infame della mercificazione.

Less Than Zero

Autore: Bret Easton Ellis
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330474170
Grandezza: 23,65 MB
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In 1985, Bret Easton Ellis shocked, stunned and disturbed with his debut novel, Less Than Zero. Published when he was just twenty-one, this extraordinary and instantly infamous work has done more than simply define a genre, it has become a rare thing: a cult classic and a timeless embodiment of the zeitgeist. It continues to be a landmark in the lives of successive generations of readers across the globe. Filled with relentless drinking in seamy bars and glamorous nightclubs, wild, drug-fuelled parties, and dispassionate sexual encounters, Less Than Zero – narrated by Clay, an eighteen-year-old student returning home to Los Angeles for Christmas – is a fierce coming-of-age story, justifiably celebrated for its unflinching depiction of hedonistic youth, its brutal portrayal of the inexorable consequences of such moral depravity, and its author’s refusal to condone or chastise such behaviour. ‘An extraordinarily accomplished first novel’ New Yorker ‘The Catcher in the Rye for the MTV generation’ USA Today ‘One of the most disturbing novels I’ve read in a long time. It possesses an unnerving air of documentary reality’ Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Guitar Zero

Autore: Gary Marcus
Editore: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1851689621
Grandezza: 11,99 MB
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On the eve of his fortieth birthday, renowned cognitive scientist Gary Marcus decided to fulfil a lifelong dream and learn to play the guitar. He had tried many times before – failing miserably. This time, he decided to use the tools of his “trade” to see if he might suceed. On his quest he jams with twelve-year-olds and takes master classes with guitar gods. A groundbreaking exploration of the allure of music, Guitar Zero is also an empowering case for the mind’s ability to grow throughout life.

White Line Fever

Autore: Lemmy Kilmister
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 067103331X
Grandezza: 49,55 MB
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Told with Lemmy's indomitable charisma and humour, this is the autobiography of a rock icon who over the past thirty years in the industry, has stayed true to his music, his fans and his pleasures. Lemmy was born Ian Fraser Kilmister in 1945, the son of a vicar who walked out on his mother when Lemmy was just three months old. Having been inspired to play the guitar by Chicks, Little Richard and Buddy Holly, Lemmy formed what would become the ultimate metal group in 1975 and christened them Motorhead. The group went on to embrace a rock-and-roll lifestyle fuelled by drink, drugs and women, and in the process released twenty-one albums and attracted a huge following. WHITE LINE FEVER is a truly headbanging tour through the last few decades of speedmetal, offering a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, but highly entertaining trip with the frontman of the loudest rock band in the world.

The Haight

Autore: Jim Marshall
ISBN: 9781608873630
Grandezza: 26,85 MB
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Shares the author's photography of the Haight-Ashbury district in the 1960s, including images of sixties icons Jimi Hendrix, Grace Slick, and Bob Dylan.

Different Every Time

Autore: Marcus O’Dair
Editore: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 1847656498
Grandezza: 75,40 MB
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Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 60s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves' garden in Mallorca. His life took an abrupt turn after he fell from a fourth-floor window at a party and was paralysed from the waist down. He reinvented himself as a singer and composer with the extraordinary album Rock Bottom, and in the early eighties his solo work was increasingly political. Today, Wyatt remains perennially hip, guesting with artists such as Bjork, Brian Eno, Scritti Politti, David Gilmour and Hot Chip. Marcus O'Dair has talked to all of them, indeed to just about everyone who has shaped, or been shaped by, Wyatt over five decades of music history.


Autore: László Krasznahorkai
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811217345
Grandezza: 34,27 MB
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Stuck in the middle of nowhere during days of endless rain, a dozen inhabitants of an isolated hamlet share schemes, crimes, infidelities--and even some dancing--at a local watering hole.

A Coffin From Hong Kong

Autore: James Hadley Chase
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471903486
Grandezza: 79,61 MB
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It was the easiest £3,000 Nelson Ryan had ever made - but suddenly he realised he was being played for a sucker. A telephone call, seemingly innocent enough, led him to the murder of a Chinese call-girl who talked too much. It also pitched him straight into the teeming, sordid night life of colourful Hong Kong. From now on, Ryan would stick at nothing to get the killer who'd crossed him up.

I Kill

Autore: Giorgio Faletti
Editore: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 174266010X
Grandezza: 15,34 MB
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Vista: 6649
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The international bestseller that has sold over 5 million copies worldwide!

Il Grande Libro Del Rock E Non Solo

Autore: Massimo Cotto
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 8858615786
Grandezza: 59,97 MB
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Vista: 4972
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Senza la musica per decorarlo, il tempo sarebbe solo una noiosa sequela di scadenze e date in cui pagare le bollette. — Frank Zappa