Le Mele Di Kafka

Author: Andrea Vitali
Editor: Garzanti
ISBN: 8811144930
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«Secondo me, Vitali sorpassa con la sua levità Guareschi.» La lettura – Corriere della Sera - Antonio D'Orrico «Un grande narratore che, come Piero Chiara e Mario Soldati, sa raccontare la profondità della superficie.» Tuttolibri - Bruno Quaranta Abramo Ferrascini, quello del ferramenta di Bellano, è un giocatore di bocce. Come individuale non va bene, ma boccia come dio comanda e in coppia con un buon accostatore diventa imbattibile. È stato tirato su a puntino dal gestore del Circolo dei Lavoratori, Mario Stimolo, allenatore per passione e perché tre anni fa, nel 1955, ha perso il braccio destro sotto una pressa e perciò di giocare non se n’è più parlato. Ora il Ferrascini ha tutte le carte in regola per vincere le semifinali del Campionato provinciale in programma a Cermenate domenica prossima. Ma c’è un intoppo. Suo cognato, l’Eraldo, quello che vive a Lucerna, sta male. Quarantotto ore gli hanno dato i medici di là, svizzeri, precisi. E adesso la moglie di Abramo, Rosalba, vuole a tutti i costi raggiungere la sorella, ma soprattutto dare all’Eraldo un ultimo saluto, magari un ultimo bacio. Ma ce la faranno ad andare e a tornare in tempo per le semifinali? Dipende. Se l’Eraldo muore entro martedì, mercoledì al massimo, si può fare. Bon, via allora. Un’occhiata al 1100, olio freni gomme; carta d’identità rinnovata all’ultimo minuto; prima tappa il passo del San Bernardino, poi giù dritti fino a Lucerna: basta seguire i cartelli, anche se sono in tedesco, perché il nome di quella città lì si capisce lo stesso. Ispirato da un aneddoto legato a un soggiorno a Lucerna del grande scrittore praghese, Le mele di Kafka mette in scena il meglio dei personaggi di Andrea Vitali. La loro voglia di vita, le loro piccinerie e le loro grandi passioni giostrano sulla partitura di una storia che in fondo ci vuole dire che la letteratura e i libri, nella vita, contano molto, a volte più di quanto vorremmo.

The Metamorphosis

Author: Franz Kafka
Editor:
ISBN: 6050353492
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"The Metamorphosis" (German: "Die Verwandlung", also sometimes translated as "The Transformation") is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Samsa's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka never did give an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repulsed by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become.

I Racconti Di Kafka

Author: Antonio Fusco
Editor: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 9788820492533
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Brief An Den Vater

Author: Franz Kafka
Editor: Schocken
ISBN: 0805212663
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"One of the most astonishing and revelatory pieces of writing ever produced by this twentieth-century literary icon, presented in both the original German and the English translation. Kafka's letter to his father is at once an exploration of his relationship to his father, his need to write, and the source of his fear--one that his father prompts in him but that is beyond the scope of Kafka's memory and power of reasoning. There is no greater text about authority, the disfiguring effects of shame, and, in particular, Kafka's lifelong need to have his father's unobtainable approval"--

Letters To Milena

Author: Franz Kafka
Editor: Schocken
ISBN: 0805212671
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Originally published in German in a different form as Briefe an Milena by S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt, in 1952. This edition is based on the enlarged and revised German edition, edited by Jeurgen Born and Michael Meuller, published by S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt and Main.

The Son

Author: Philipp Meyer
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857209450
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES starring Pierce Brosnan and co-written by Philipp Meyer The critically acclaimed, New York Times-bestselling epic, a saga of land, blood and power, follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the oil booms of the 20th century. Eli McCullough is just twelve years old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead, brutally murder his mother and sister and take him captive. Despite their torture and cruelty, Eli - against all odds - adapts to life with the Comanche, learning their ways and language, taking on a new name, finding a place as the adopted son of the band's chief and fighting their wars against not only other Indians but white men too, which complicates his sense of loyalty, his promised vengeance and his very understanding of self. But when disease, starvation and westward expansion finally decimate the Comanche, Eli is left alone in a world in which he belongs nowhere, neither white nor Indian, civilized nor fully wild. Deftly interweaving Eli’s story with those of his son Peter and his great-granddaughter JA, The Son maps the legacy of Eli’s ruthlessness, his drive to power and his lifelong status as an outsider, even as the McCullough family rises to become one of the richest in Texas, a ranching and oil dynasty that is as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. Yet, like all empires, the McCulloughs must eventually face the consequences of their choices. Panoramic, deeply evocative and utterly transporting, The Son is a masterpiece American novel - part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story - that combines the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife-edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy. 'Stunning ... a book that for once really does deserve to be called a masterpiece' Kate Atkinson 'Magnificent ... McCarthy's Border Trilogy is a point of reference, as is There Will Be Blood, but it is not fanciful to be reminded of certain passages from Moby-Dick - it's that good'The Times 'Brilliant ... a wonderful novel' Lionel Shriver

Distinction

Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113587316X
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No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth

Adventures In Immediate Irreality

Author: Max Blecher
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811224724
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Often called “the Kafka of Romania,” Max Blecher died young but not before creating this incandescent novel. Adventures in Immediate Irreality, the masterwork of the Romanian writer Max Blecher, vividly paints the crises of "irreality" that plagued him in his youth: eerie and unsettling mirages wherein he would glimpse future events. In gliding chapters that move with a peculiar dream logic of their own, this memoiristic novel sketches the tremulous, frightening, and exhilarating awakenings of a young man.

How To Talk Dirty And Influence People

Author: Lenny Bruce
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306825309
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During the course of a career that began in the late 1940s, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions and widened the boundaries of free speech. Critic Ralph Gleason said, “So many taboos have been lifted and so many comics have rushed through the doors Lenny opened. He utterly changed the world of comedy.” He died in 1966 at the age of 40. His influence on the worlds of comedy, jazz, and satire is incalculable, and How to Talk Dirty and Influence People--now republished to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Lenny Bruce's death--remains a brilliant existential account of his life and the forces that made him the most important and controversial entertainer in history.

A Hunger Artist

Author: Franz Kafka
Editor: Sheba Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1304064026
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A Hunger Artist is a short story by Franz Kafka first published in Die neue Rundschau in 1922. The story was also included in the collection A Hunger Artist, the last book Kafka prepared for publication, printed by Verlag Die Schmiede after Kafka's death. The protagonist, a hunger artist who experiences the decline in appreciation of his craft, is an archetypical creation of Kafka: an individual marginalized and victimized by society at large. The title of the story has been translated also to "A Fasting Artist" and "A Starvation Artist". A Hunger Artist explores the familiar Kafka themes of death, art, isolation, asceticism, spiritual poverty, futility, personal failure and the corruption of human relationships.