La Guerriera Dagli Occhi Verdi

Autore: Marco Rovelli
Editore: Giunti
ISBN: 8809832124
Grandezza: 11,31 MB
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ePub: FL3670; PDF: FL3671

Nothing And Amen

Autore: Oriana Fallaci
Editore: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 9780718109509
Grandezza: 23,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8482
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Via Maestra 23

Autore: Maria Luisa Brovia
Editore: Aletti Editore
ISBN: 8859116775
Grandezza: 17,73 MB
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Vista: 6868
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La città di Roma, e in particolare una bella periferia di nuova costruzione, descritta con un po’ di fantasia, con gente perbene che vive rinchiusa in un ghetto dorato, è al centro del romanzo. Protagonista è un elegante edificio. Ma la realtà è fluida e pronta a mutare. In pochi decenni tutto cambia e si inasprisce. Solo resta, brillante e sincera, la vera amicizia, fatta anche di leggerezza e di superficiale tenera follia. È la storia di un gruppo di amici legati indissolubilmente da un cancello giallo, da una seria condivisione di interessi e di convinzioni morali e politiche. La leggiadra e buffa danza di un longevo sentimento di intesa. Intorno a loro l’universo, il grande mondo esterno, gira audace, rumoroso, senza significato alcuno. «La vita non ha alcun senso; il senso glielo diamo noi», diceva la grande poetessa Alda Merini. «L’amicizia percorre danzando la terra, recando a noi tutti l’appello di aprire gli occhi sulla felicità». (Epicuro) «L’amicizia è un’anima sola che vive in più corpi». (Aristotele) Assiomi antichi, come l’origine della nostra cultura. Maria Luisa Brovia è nata in Piemonte, poi si è trasferita a Roma, dove si è laureata in psicologia applicativa all’Università Statale “La Sapienza”. Ama scrivere da dieci anni, per lasciare, ai quattro amatissimi figli, una specie di eredità spirituale. Ha pubblicato due libri: “I sentieri del mio giardino”, premiato nel 2007 con una segnalazione nell’ambito del premio Cesare Pavese, e “Gemini. Sotto il segno dei Gemelli”. “Il piacere del vino”, saggio sull’importanza del vino nella letteratura, nell’arte e nel cinema, ha vinto il Primo Premio, per la narrativa inedita, sempre presso il premio Cesare Pavese. Scrive racconti per alcune riviste. Altri due romanzi sono ancora inediti, in attesa di essere pubblicati.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Autore: L Frank Baum
Editore: BookRix
ISBN: 3736801726
Grandezza: 19,10 MB
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum. The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone. Dorothy is a young orphaned girl raised by her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em in the bleak landscape of a Kansas farm. She has a little black dog Toto, who is her sole source of happiness on the dry, gray prairies. One day the farmhouse, with Dorothy and Toto inside, is caught up in a cyclone and deposited in a field in Munchkin Country, the eastern quadrant of the Land of Oz. The falling house kills the evil ruler of the Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the East. The Good Witch of the North comes with the Munchkins to greet Dorothy and gives Dorothy the Silver Shoes (believed to have magical properties) that the Wicked Witch of the East had been wearing when she was killed. In order to return to Kansas, the Good Witch of the North tells Dorothy that she will have to go to the "Emerald City" or "City of Emeralds" and ask the Wizard of Oz to help her. Before she leaves, the Good Witch of the North kisses her on the forehead, giving her magical protection from trouble. On her way down the road of yellow bricks, Dorothy frees the Scarecrow from the pole he is hanging on, restores the movements of the rusted Tin Woodman with an oil can, and encourages them and the Cowardly Lion to journey with her and Toto to the Emerald City. The Scarecrow wants to get a brain, the Tin Woodman wants a heart, and the Cowardly Lion wants courage. All four of the travelers believe that the Wizard can solve their troubles. The party finds many adventures on their journey together, including overcoming obstacles such as narrow pieces of the yellow brick road, vicious Kalidahs, a river, and the Deadly Poppies.

Zero Zero Zero

Autore: Roberto Saviano
Editore: Penguin Press HC
ISBN: 9781594205507
Grandezza: 70,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4251
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From the author of the #1 international bestseller Gomorrah comes an electrifying investigation of the international cocaine trade, as vicious as it is powerful, and its hidden role in the global economy In many countries, "00" or double zero flour is the finest, best flour on the market. Among narco-traffickers, then, "zero zero zero" is the nickname for the very purest, highest quality grade of cocaine. It is also the title of Roberto Saviano's unforgettable, internationally bestselling exploration of the inner workings of the global cocaine trade--its rules and armies--and the true depth of its reach into the world economy and, by extension, its grasp on us all. Gomorrah, Saviano's explosive account of the Neapolitan mob, the Camorra, was a worldwide publishing sensation. It struck such a nerve with the Camorra that Saviano has had to live under twenty-four-hour police protection for more than eight years. During this time he has come to know law enforcement agencies and officials around the world. With their cooperation, Saviano has broadened his perspective to take in the entire global "corporate" entity that is the drug trade and the complex money-laundering operations that allow it to function, often with the complicity of the world's biggest banks. The result is a truly harrowing and groundbreaking synthesis of intimate literary narrative and geopolitical analysis of one of the most powerful dark forces in our economy. Saviano tracks the shift in the cocaine trade's axis of power, from Colombia to Mexico, and relates how the Latin American cartels and gangs have forged alliances, first with the Italian crime syndicates, then with the Russians, Africans, and others. On the one hand, he charts a remarkable increase in sophistication as these criminal entities diversify into many other products and markets. On the other, he reveals the astonishing increase in the severity of violence as they have fought to protect and extend their power. Saviano is a writer and journalist of rare courage and a thinker of impressive intellectual depth, able to see the connections between farflung phenomena and bind them into a single epic story. Most drug-war narratives feel safely removed from our own lives; Saviano offers no such comfort. As heart racing as it is heady, Zero Zero Zero is a fusion of disparate genres into a brilliant new form that can rightly be called Savianoesque.

Kobane Calling

Autore:
Editore: Europe Comics
ISBN:
Grandezza: 17,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7329
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Zerocalcare, the Italian cartoonist, undertook a journey in the Middle East with the association Rojava Calling that tries to help the Kurdish population in their fight against ISIS. The reportage is a heart-breaking tale of courage, friendship and resistance. Zerocalcare, with his unique style and with his incredible sense of humor, gives us a personal report of what happens every day in Syria, and who the Kurdish resistance units really are. A book of beautiful and well-drawn characters, a lot of humor and above all, a lot of sympathy.

Canti Orfici

Autore: Dino Campana
Editore: Oberlin College Press
ISBN:
Grandezza: 27,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3519
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This vivid presentation of Campana demonstrates why Italian readers have cherished his poems since the first appearance of Canti Orfici in 1914. Charles Wright's translation, Jonathan Galassi's introduction, and, as afterword, Montale's thoughtful essay on Campana, identify the heart of this poet's achievement.

The Baron In The Trees

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544959140
Grandezza: 33,61 MB
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Vista: 5449
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A landmark new translation of a Calvino classic, a whimsical, spirited novel that imagines a life lived entirely on its own terms Cosimo di Rondó, a young Italian nobleman of the eighteenth century, rebels against his parents by climbing into the trees and remaining there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an existence in the forest canopy—he hunts, sows crops, plays games with earth-bound friends, fights forest fires, solves engineering problems, and even manages to have love affairs. From his perch in the trees, Cosimo sees the Age of Enlightenment pass by and a new century dawn. The Baron in the Trees exemplifies Calvino’s peerless ability to weave tales that sparkle with enchantment. This new English rendering by acclaimed translator Ann Goldstein breathes new life into one of Calvino’s most beloved works.

Shantaram

Autore: Gregory David Roberts
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405516976
Grandezza: 12,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6313
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A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. 'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out

The Canterville Ghost Level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library

Autore: Oscar Wilde
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194786994
Grandezza: 34,11 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7488
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A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by John Escott. There has been a ghost in the house for three hundred years, and Lord Canterville's family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grand old house to an American family. Mr Hiram B. Otis is happy to buy the house and the ghost - because of course Americans don't believe in ghosts. The Canterville ghost has great plans to frighten the life out of the Otis family. But Americans don't frighten easily - especially not two noisy little boys - and the poor ghost has a few surprises waiting for him.