La Valigia Quasi Vuota

Autore: Haim Baharier
Editore: Garzanti
ISBN: 8811139333
Grandezza: 60,25 MB
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Tutto ha inizio con una valigia di cartone dal contenuto enigmatico ed evocativo, eredità identitaria di Monsieur Chouchani, clochard geniale apparso nella Parigi degli anni Cinquanta e poi misteriosamente svanito nel nulla. «Io non so cosa sappia», ebbe a dire di lui Emmanuel Lévinas, «ma di una cosa sono certo: tutto quello che io so, lui lo sa.» È a partire dai ricordi, dalle voci e dalle leggende sullo scostante e onniscente Chouchani che Haim Baharier, per la prima volta, racconta la propria vita. Nella memoria si fanno allora spazio frammenti di ricordi, di storie personali e familiari: l’infanzia nella Parigi del dopoguerra, i precettori che lo introducono alla Torà, la complicità di un amico nella scrittura dei primi versi, gli incontri con il mondo intellettuale parigino dei sopravvissuti alla Shoà. E poi i numerosi viaggi e gli studi fino all’arrivo in Italia, dove Baharier conduce esclusive e memorabili lezioni di ermeneutica ed esegesi biblica. Racconto a metà tra una biografia impossibile e un’autobiografia involontaria, La valigia quasi vuota tiene insieme, con delicatezza e sincerità non comuni, memorie personali e storia collettiva, schegge di vita emblema di un intero popolo. Gli incontri, i luoghi e le esperienze vissute diventano così simboli da interpretare e da cui trarre insegnamenti, in un libro che riesce ad appassionare, commuovere e insegnare come accade solamente alle opere dei veri maestri.

If On A Winter S Night A Traveler

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544133404
Grandezza: 70,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8376
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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.

Be My Knife

Autore: David Grossman
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408846306
Grandezza: 17,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3807
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'We could be like two people who inject themselves with truth serum, and at long last have to tell it - the truth I want to be able to say to myself, "I bled truth with her," yes, that's what I want. Be a knife for me, and I, I swear, will be a knife for you.' An awkward, neurotic seller of rare books writes a desperate letter to a beautiful stranger whom he sees at a class reunion. This simple, lonely attempt at seduction begins a love affair of words between Yair and Miriam, two married, middle-aged adults, dissatisfied with their lives, yearning for the connection that has always eluded them - and, eventually, reawakened to feelings that they thought had passed them by. Their correspondence unfolds into an exchange of their most naked confessions: of desire, childhood tragedies, joys, and humiliations. Through the dialogue between Yair - a family man and surprisingly successful adulterer, whose guarded letters reveal a life of duplicity - and Miriam, at first deceptively open and warm, who fills her life with distraction to avoid a past full of painful secrets, BE MY KNIFE explores the nature and the limits of intimacy.


Autore: Lauren Kate
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448157684
Grandezza: 18,23 MB
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Seventeen-year-old Eureka’s life is taking on dark undercurrents that don’t make sense . . . Her mother killed in a freak accident. Her best friend, Brooks, behaving like a stranger. And Ander. The boy with eyes like the ocean who is everywhere she goes. Uncovering her mother’s legacy – a stone, a locket and an ancient tale of romance and heartbreak – Eureka begins to question everything she thought she knew. Only one thing is certain: everything she loves can be washed away.

The Catcher In The Rye

Autore: J. D. Salinger
ISBN: 9781517020132
Grandezza: 32,96 MB
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Holden begins his story at Pencey Preparatory, an exclusive private school (fictional, though based on Salinger's own experience at Valley Forge Military Academy) in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, on the Saturday afternoon of the traditional football game with rival school Saxon Hall. Holden ends up missing the game. As manager of the fencing team, he loses their equipment on a New York City subway train that morning, resulting in the cancellation of a match. He goes to the home of his history teacher named Mr. Spencer. Holden has been expelled and isn't to return after Christmas break, which begins the following Wednesday. Spencer is a well-meaning but long-winded middle-aged man. To Holden's annoyance, Spencer reads aloud Holden's history paper, in which Holden wrote a note to Spencer so his teacher wouldn't feel bad about failing him in the subject.

The Late Mattia Pascal

Autore: Luigi Pirandello
Editore: Dedalus Limited
ISBN: 9780946626182
Grandezza: 30,60 MB
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Vista: 467
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While living an oppressive, provincial existence, Mattia Pascal learns that he has been mistakenly declared dead. Blessed with that rarest of opportunities - the chance to start an entirely new life - he moves to a new city under an assumed name, only to find this new "free" existence unbearable. Faking his own suicide, he returns to his hometown, where his wife has remarried and his job has been filled. Reduced to a sad walk-on part in his own life, the only role now left to him is that of the "late Mattia Pascal".


Autore: Patricia Highsmith
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781408808979
Grandezza: 29,39 MB
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A love story of consummate tenderness, from the creator of Tom Ripley.

Pereira Maintains

Autore: Antonio Tabucchi
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847675719
Grandezza: 74,24 MB
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Set in the sweltering summer of 1938 in Portugal, a country under the Fascist shadow of Spain, PEREIRA MAINTAINS tells a tale of reluctant heroism. An editor at a second-rate Lisbon newspaper, Dr Pereira wants nothing to do with European politics. Something of a recluse, his closest confidante is a photograph of his late wife, and he is happy to immerse himself in stories from nineteenth-century French literature.All this changes when he meets Francesco Monteiro Rossi, an oddly charismatic young man. Pereira gives Rossi work, even after discovering that he is using the money to recruit for the anti-Franco International Brigade. PEREIRA MAINTAINS chronicles Pereira's ascent to consciousness, culminating in a devastating and reckless act of rebellion.