The Wings Of The Sphinx

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330540548
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The Wings of the Sphinx is the eleventh book in the wickedly funny Inspector Montalbano series by Italian author, Andrea Camilleri. Things are not going well for Inspector Montalbano. His long-distance relationship with Livia is on the rocks, he feels himself getting even older and he's growing tired of the violence in his job. Then the dead body of a young woman is found in an illegal dump, with half her face missing. Her identity at first unknown; a tattoo of a sphinx moth on her left shoulder links her with three other girls bearing the same mark, all recent Russian immigrants to Italy. Victims of an underworld sex trade, these girls have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a Catholic charity organization. The problem is, the other girls can't help Montalbano with his enquiries. They are all missing. As his investigations progresses, it seems that not everyone wants Montalbano to discover what really lies behind the organization's charitable façade. And not only does Montalbano have a case to solve, he has a demanding stomach to feed, and he must save his foundering relationship with Livia . . . The Wings of the Sphinx is followed by the twelfth gripping mystery, The Track of Sand.

Le Ali Della Sfinge

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 8838926859
Grandezza: 70,74 MB
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Un nuovo splendido poliziesco con protagonista il commissario più amato d'Italia. In una vecchia discarica è stato trovato il cadavere di una ragazza. Nuda, il volto devastato da un proiettile, niente borse o indumenti in giro. Solo un piccolo tatuaggio sulla spalla sinistra - una farfalla - potrebbe favorire l’identificazione della donna.

Methods Of Murder

Autore: Elena Past
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442643889
Grandezza: 59,85 MB
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Past traces the roots of the twentieth-century literature and cinema of crime to two much earlier, diverging interpretations of the criminal: the bodiless figure of Cesare Beccaria's Enlightenment-era On Crimes and Punishments, and the biological offender of Cesare Lombroso's positivist Criminal Man

Andrea Camilleri

Autore: Lucia Rinaldi
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491485
Grandezza: 18,94 MB
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This is the first comprehensive reference work in English dedicated to the writing of world-famous Italian mystery writer Andrea Camilleri. It includes entries on plots, characters, dates, literary motifs, and themes from the bestselling author's detective stories and television crime dramas, with special attention given to the serialized policeman Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Camilleri's most famous character. It also equips the reader with background information on Camilleri's life and career and provides a guide to the writings of reviewers and critics.

Italian Crime Fiction

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Editore: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 0708324339
Grandezza: 58,41 MB
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The present volume is the first study in the English language to focus specifically on Italian crime fiction, weaving together a historical perspective and a thematic approach, with a particular focus on the representation of space, especially city space, gender, and the tradition of impegno, the social and political engagement which characterised the Italian cultural and literary scene in the postwar period. The 8 chapters in this volume explore the distinctive features of the Italian tradition from the 1930s to the present, by focusing on a wide range of detective and crime novels by selected Italian writers, some of whom have an established international reputation, such as C. E. Gadda, L. Sciascia and U. Eco, whilst others may be relatively unknown, such as the new generation of crime writers of the Bologna school and Italian women crime writers. Each chapter examines a specific period, movement or group of writers, as well as engaging with broader debates over the contribution crime fiction makes more generally to contemporary Italian and European culture. The editor and contributors of this volume argue strongly in favour of reinstating crime fiction within the canon of Italian modern literature by presenting this once marginalised literary genre as a body of works which, when viewed without the artificial distinction between high and popular literature, shows a remarkable insight into Italy’s postwar history, tracking its societal and political troubles and changes as well as often also engaging with metaphorical and philosophical notions of right or wrong, evil, redemption, and the search of the self.

Montalbano Maigret Co Storia Del Giallo In Televisione

Autore: Alessandra Vietina
Editore: Edizioni Falsopiano
ISBN: 8889782153
Grandezza: 68,52 MB
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Tutti i grandi protagonisti del giallo in Tv raccontati con passione e competenza in un libro che ripercorre uno dei grandi miti della televisione, l'investigatore. Aneddoti, la viva voce dei protagonisti, tra i quali Camilleri, del quali si ricordano gli esordi da regista: «Ricordo un giorno che la mamma di Mario Landi stette male e lui dovette partire. Io ero un regista, e Mario mi disse: “Mi fai un favore? C’è una scena che bisogna girare subito. Sostituiscimi tu”. Era una scena lunga, si girava solo quella lì. È stata una prova del fuoco, come regista televisivo, è stato un incubo... Si trattava di un interrogatorio che Maigret faceva a un portinaio, cosa eccezionale perché di solito sono sempre portinaie, sono tutte femmine. Il portinaio, nel caso specifico, era quel grande attore goldoniano che fu Cesco Baseggio. E Cesco era abituato ancor peggio di Gino (Cervi) ad andare a suggeritore. Ma non era abituato al gobbo, (...) Quindi il problema tecnico di dover mettere due gobbi e far sì che le camere fossero messe in direzione tale da non avere salti di campo o occhi storti e fare un dialogo in cui i due si guardassero di tanto in tanto in faccia fu un problema che io avrei dovuto vincere l’Oscar per la regia con quella sola scena di dieci minuti, cose da impazzire. Venne benissimo, perché giustamente il portiere sembrava reticente, e Gino molto pensoso sulle reticenze del portiere. Venne esemplare...».

Tutto Camilleri

Autore: Gianni Bonina
Editore: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 8838926972
Grandezza: 51,66 MB
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Una autentica enciclopedia di Camilleri: la vita, le trame dei suoi più di 60 libri, le ascendenze letterarie, l’interpretazione critica. Con in più la voce dello scrittore in una intervista che è essa stessa un racconto.

L Espresso

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The Track Of Sand

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447203542
Grandezza: 55,81 MB
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The Track of Sand is Andrea Camilleri's twelfth outing in the wryly humorous Inspector Montalbano series. Inspector Montalbano rises one morning to find the carcass of a horse on the beach in front of his seaside home. But no sooner do his men arrive, than the body has mysteriously vanished, leaving only a track in the sand. Before long Rachele, a beguiling equestrian champion, turns up at police headquarters to report her horse missing. The horse had been stabled at the grounds of a certain Saverio Lo Duca, one of the richest men in Sicily. Lo Duca has lost one of his own horses too. Montalbano, his curiosity piqued, investigates, but before long things take a more disturbing turn . . . But who has Montalbano upset within this strange, unfamiliar world of horse-racing? And what has the Mafia to do with it all? The Track of Sand is followed by the thirteenth novel in the series, The Potter's Field. 'A remarkable series. The Track of Sand is as funny and intriguing as the best of its predecessors' Independent

Representing Italy Through Food

Autore: Peter Naccarato
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474280420
Grandezza: 71,94 MB
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Italy has long been romanticized as an idyllic place. Italian food and foodways play an important part in this romanticization – from bountiful bowls of fresh pasta to bottles of Tuscan wine. While such images oversimplify the complex reality of modern Italy, they are central to how Italy is imagined by Italians and non-Italians alike. Representing Italy through Food is the first book to examine how these perceptions are constructed, sustained, promoted, and challenged. Recognizing the power of representations to construct reality, the book explores how Italian food and foodways are represented across the media – from literature to film and television, from cookbooks to social media, and from marketing campaigns to advertisements. Bringing together established scholars such as Massimo Montanari and Ken Albala with emerging scholars in the field, the thirteen chapters offer new perspectives on Italian food and culture. Featuring both local and global perspectives – which examine Italian food in the United States, Australia and Israel – the book reveals the power of representations across historical, geographic, socio-economic, and cultural boundaries and asks if there is anything that makes Italy unique. An important contribution to our understanding of the enduring power of Italy, Italian culture and Italian food – both in Italy and beyond. Essential reading for students and scholars in food studies, Italian studies, media studies, and cultural studies.