La Cina In Dieci Parole

Autore: Yu Hua
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858821653
Grandezza: 64,76 MB
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“La società cinese di oggi è grottesca: bellezza e oscenità, progresso e arretratezza coesistono” Un illuminante e coraggioso vademecum del pianeta Cina, articolato in dieci parole chiave – alcune storiche come “popolo” e “rivoluzione”, altre più recenti come “taroccato” e “intortare” –, in cui Yu Hua tocca i punti nevralgici di una società malata e svela cosa si nasconde dietro i numeri trionfali di uno sviluppo tanto rapido quanto sbilanciato. La Cina in dieci parole non è un’invettiva che strizza l’occhio al lettore, ma un canto appassionato delle sofferenze di un popolo, della meschinità degli esseri umani e della loro grandezza. È coraggioso perché racconta lo svuotamento di senso della parola “popolo” del dopo Tian’anmen, l’insospettabile fallimento delle Olimpiadi di Pechino, la tragedia di orde di venditori abusivi, l’orrore delle demolizioni forzate e un paese dove non esistono più leader. Ma soprattutto, Yu Hua ama raccontare storie, tenere, comiche, esilaranti, terribili, commoventi: migliaia di bambini nelle campagne remote che ignorano il gioco del calcio, Obama che campeggia sorridente sui cartelloni pubblicitari di un’imitazione del BlackBerry, gente che si accalca per strada per stringere la mano a “una sosia” di Mao… La Cina raccontata in dieci parole da uno dei più grandi scrittori cinesi: dieci paia di occhi con cui osservare il paese, dieci prospettive diverse in cui si intrecciano grandi e piccole storie che rivelano il cuore nascosto dell’universo cinese.

China In Ten Words

Autore: Yu Hua
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307906930
Grandezza: 54,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5412
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From one of China’s most acclaimed writers, his first work of nonfiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country’s meteoric economic and social transformation. Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacular—“people,” “leader,” “reading,” “writing,” “Lu Xun” (one of the most influential Chinese writers of the twentieth century), “disparity,” “revolution,” “grassroots,” “copycat,” and “bamboozle”—China in Ten Words reveals as never before the world’s most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation. In “Disparity,” for example, Yu Hua illustrates the mind-boggling economic gaps that separate citizens of the country. In “Copycat,” he depicts the escalating trend of piracy and imitation as a creative new form of revolutionary action. And in “Bamboozle,” he describes the increasingly brazen practices of trickery, fraud, and chicanery that are, he suggests, becoming a way of life at every level of society. Characterized by Yu Hua’s trademark wit, insight, and courage, China in Ten Words is a refreshingly candid vision of the “Chinese miracle” and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a writer living in China today. From the Hardcover edition.

On The Road

Autore: Jack Kerouac
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142437254
Grandezza: 25,83 MB
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Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast.

Livre Noir Du Communisme

Autore: Stéphane Courtois
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674076082
Grandezza: 28,77 MB
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Vista: 1619
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Collects and analyzes seventy years of communist crimes that offer details on Kim Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho," and Cuba under Castro.

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tsetung

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Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 61,94 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3094
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Lenin S Kisses

Autore: Yan Lianke
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446484734
Grandezza: 22,66 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2617
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A FINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE Deep within the Balou mountains lies a small rural town populated by disabled people. Blind, deaf and disfigured, the 197 citizens of the Village of Liven have until now enjoyed a peaceful, mutually supportive life out of sight and mind of the government. But when an unseasonal snowstorm wipes out that year’s crops, a county official dreams up a scheme that will raise money for the district and boost his career. He convinces the villagers to set up a travelling freak-show, to include Blind Tonghua’s Acute Listening Act and Deafman Ma’s Firecrackers-on-the-Ear. With the money, he intends to buy Lenin’s embalmed corpse from an ailing Russia and install it in a splendid mausoleum in the mountains to attract tourism to this sleepy district. However, as we all know, even the best intentions can go awry.

Brothers

Autore: Hua Yu
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 0307386066
Grandezza: 67,66 MB
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Set against the backdrop of a modern-day China caught in the midst of a growing capitalism, Baldy Li, a teenage ne'er-do-well, and Song Gang, his bookish stepbrother, vow to preserve their close relationship despite their personal differences.

The Little Prince Illustrated

Autore: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Editore:
ISBN: 605043980X
Grandezza: 47,29 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3558
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"The Little Prince" (French: "Le Petit Prince"), first published in 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944). The novella is the fourth most-translated book in the world and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into more than 250 languages and dialects (as well as Braille), selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totaling over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published. After the outbreak of the Second World War Saint-Exupéry was exiled to North America. In the midst of personal upheavals and failing health, he produced almost half of the writings for which he would be remembered, including a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss, in the form of a young prince fallen to Earth. An earlier memoir by the author had recounted his aviation experiences in the Sahara Desert, and he is thought to have drawn on those same experiences in "The Little Prince". Since its first publication in the United States, the novella has been adapted to numerous art forms and media, including audio recordings, radio plays, live stage, film screen, television, ballet, and operatic works.

The Crowd

Autore: Gustave Le Bon
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122085
Grandezza: 61,61 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9439
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One of the most influential books on social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive in the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd. A must-read for students, politicians, and investors.

Chronicle Of A Blood Merchant

Autore: Hua Yu
Editore: Pantheon
ISBN:
Grandezza: 29,43 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5321
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Struggling to support his family on his meager salary amid the cruelty and hardships of Mao's China, Xu Sanguan is haunted by his love for Yile, his wife's bastard son, over his own children, until a series of devastating events forces Xu to risk his own life to save Yile. 17,500 first printing.