The Adventure

Autore: Giorgio Agamben
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262345242
Grandezza: 24,90 MB
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An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the four gods who preside over the birth of every human being. We must all pay tribute to these deities and should not try to elude or dupe them. To accept them, Giorgio Agamben suggests, is to live one's life as an adventure -- not in the trivial sense of the term, with lightness and disenchantment, but with the understanding that adventure, as a specific way of being, is the most profound experience in our human existence. In this pithy, poetic, and compelling book, Agamben maps a journey from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. The four gods of legend are joined at the end by a goddess, the most elusive and mysterious of all: Elpis, Hope. In Greek mythology, Hope remains in Pandora's box, not because it postpones its fulfillment to an invisible beyond but because somehow it has always been already satisfied. Here, Agamben presents Hope as the ultimate gift of the human adventure on Earth.

Skandalon

Autore: Julie Maroh
Editore: Arsenal Pulp Press
ISBN: 1551525534
Grandezza: 51,12 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4027
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Julie Maroh burst onto the scene in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Color, a tender, bittersweet graphic novel about lesbian love, in which a young woman named Clementine becomes infatuated with Emma, a girl with blue hair. The book spawned a controversial and acclaimed feature film that won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival as well as accolades for its stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux; the book itself is a New York Times bestseller and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. Julie's follow-up graphic novel, Skandalon, marks a startling change of pace: a fiery, intense story about the recklessness of fame. "Skandalon," found in the Gospels, refers to a persistent trap or obstacle, such as the one that confounds the mesmerizing, Jim Morrison-like lead character Tazane. He is a true rock icon: passionate, arrogant, selfish, and sometimes violent, the charismatic singer is a beacon for controversy and scandal. But the public that worships him and the media that lavishes attention on him are waiting for him to fall from grace. At times shocking, Skandalon is a powerful and relentless meditation on the high cost of fame, and the demons awaiting anyone who refuses to be wary of them. Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. She studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels.

Best Of Ray Bradbury

Autore: Ray Bradbury
Editore: iBooks
ISBN: 9781596874855
Grandezza: 44,60 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7486
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Gr. 6-up. Here's a collection that will have graphic novel fans and die-hard Bradbury readers scrambling for the shelves. Some of the best artists in the business have adapted the author's short stories for the comics page. Each adaptation is accompanied by a preface by Bradbury, offering insight into the inspiration for the story, and each artist is paired with a story that suits his artwork perfectly. Among the best are "Come into My Cellar," from Dave Gibbons (of Watchmen fame), a Tales from the Crypt -like story of invaders from outer space, complete with a cliff-hanger ending and retro artwork, and "The Golden Apples of the Sun," adapted by P. Craig Russell (Sandman), an interstellar exploration of the uninhabitable star. A wonderful showcase of graphic novel artists and a great introduction for readers new to Bradbury's dark fantasy world. -Carlos Orellana

Minions

Autore: Didier Ah-Koon
Editore: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1782768165
Grandezza: 51,44 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8177
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They’re the most loveable evil henchmen ever created… Stuart, Kevin, Bob and the rest of the Minions return for laughs and gags in this hilarious comic collection. Collecting together Minions Comic Issues #1 and #2, laugh along as the Minions unleash their unique brand of mayhem on the world.

1 6180 Suore Ninja

Autore: Davide La Rosa
Editore:
ISBN: 9788864208541
Grandezza: 78,18 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4971
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The Cat Past And Present

Autore: Champfleury
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 73,17 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9245
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Glorious Montana Sky

Autore: Debra Holland
Editore: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 9781477826027
Grandezza: 33,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 4461
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After spending nine years as a missionary in Africa and losing his wife to illness, Joshua Norton is exhausted, emotionally and physically. He returns home to the frontier Montana town of Sweetwater Springs with his estranged nine-year-old son in tow, hoping to rebuild his relationship with the boy. Meanwhile, New Orleans resident Delia Fortier plots to escape the terrible fate her mother has planned for her: becoming the mistress of a cruel, powerful politician. The mixed-race secret daughter of a wealthy Creole businessman, Delia boldly seeks help from her father's family. Although the rest of the family spurns her, her father is delighted to learn of Delia's existence and offers her an opportunity: travel west with him, pretending to be his legitimate daughter. When Joshua and Delia meet, their intense attraction is undeniable. But will Delia's secret stand in the way of their love? Or will prejudice destroy their future...and their lives? A stirring, sweeping frontier romance, Glorious Montana Sky is the fourth title in the bestselling series that has enchanted listeners.

Beowulf

Autore: Santiago Garcia
Editore:
ISBN: 9781534301207
Grandezza: 62,52 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7793
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BEOWULF HC SANTIAGO GARCIA and DAVID RUBIN unite to bring forward the myth of Beowulf, which has endured for a thousand years and inspired an epic poem of the same name, became a foundational piece of English literature, and inspired generations of authors, from Tolkien to a good number of Hollywood screenwriters. BEOWULF tells of the tale of a Scandinavian hero in lands that would become what is now Denmark and Sweden: A monster, Grendel, has arrived in the kingdom of the Danes, devouring its men and women for 12 years until Beowulf arrives to save them. GARCIA and RUBIN faithfully follow the original story for a new version that is neither revisionist nor postmodern, but captures the tone and important details of the poem, translating its potent, epic resonance and melancholy into a contemporary comic that isn't standard swords and sorcery or heroic fantasy fare, but rather an ancient story with a modern perspective that remains respectful of the source material.

Aama Volume 1

Autore: Frederik Peeters
Editore: SelfMadeHero
ISBN: 9781906838737
Grandezza: 79,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3220
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"First published in the UK, 2013"--Colophon.

Buz Sawyer Vol 3

Autore: Roy Crane
Editore:
ISBN: 9781606997031
Grandezza: 75,15 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4197
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Buz Sawyer - adventurer, bon vivant and former bachelor - can’t let a little thing like romance and marriage slow him down. Buz knows that Christy is the only woman for him, but the road to marriage is a rocky one! First, Buz has to survive a hurricane in the Caribbean, a typhoon in the South Seas and a stone cold killer with a deceptively mild manner and the innocuous-sounding name of Harry Sparrow. As if that weren’t enough, Buz gets himself caught in a political hurricane when he gets trapped behind the Iron Curtain just as the Cold War heats up.