The Wings Of The Sphinx

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330540548
Grandezza: 47,99 MB
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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: 60,23 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.

European Cinema After The Wall

Autore: Leen Engelen
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442229608
Grandezza: 67,80 MB
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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, transnational European cinema has risen, not only in terms of production but also in terms of a growing focus on multiethnic themes within the European context. This shift from national to trans-European filmmaking has been profoundly influenced by such historical developments as the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the subsequent ongoing enlargement of the European Union. In European Cinema after the Wall: Screening East–West Mobility, Leen Engelen and Kris Van Heuckelom have brought together essays that critically examine representations of post-1989 migration from the former Eastern Bloc to Western Europe, uncovering an array of common tropes and narrative devices that characterize the influences and portrayals of immigration. Featuring essays by contributors from backgrounds as divergent as film studies, Slavic and Russian studies, comparative literature, sociology, contemporary history, and communication and media studies, this volume will appeal to scholars of film, European history, and those interested in the impact of migration, diaspora, and the global flow of cinematic culture.

Andrea Camilleri

Autore: Lucia Rinaldi
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491485
Grandezza: 73,63 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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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.

Methods Of Murder

Autore: Elena M. Past
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442698101
Grandezza: 11,55 MB
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The first extended analysis of the relationship between Italian criminology and crime fiction in English, Methods of Murder examines works by major authors both popular, such as Gianrico Carofiglio, and canonical, such as Carlo Emilio Gadda. Many scholars have argued that detective fiction did not exist in Italy until 1929, and that the genre, which was considered largely Anglo-Saxon, was irrelevant on the Italian peninsula. By contrast, 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. Through her examinations of these texts, Past demonstrates the links between literary, philosophical, and scientific constructions of the criminal, and provides the basis for an important reconceptualization of Italian crime fiction.

Le Indagini Di Montalbano

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 8838934274
Grandezza: 70,69 MB
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Questo e-book contiene tutte le indagini di Montalbano pubblicate dalla casa editrice Sellerio: ventitré romanzi e una raccolta di racconti con il commissario di Andrea Camilleri.

Noir De Noir

Autore: Dieter Vermandere
Editore: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9789052016306
Grandezza: 69,73 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2798
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"Dal 26 al 28 ottobre 2006 l'Universitaa di Anversa ha organiazzato il Convegno internazionale 'Noir de noir'" --P. 9.

L Espresso

Grandezza: 46,86 MB
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Italian Crime Fiction

Editore: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 0708324339
Grandezza: 80,81 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.