Mia Madre Un Fiume

Author: Donatella Di Pietrantonio
Editor: LIT EDIZIONI
ISBN: 8861924522
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Una donna, ormai anziana, mostra i primi segni della malattia che le toglie i ricordi, l’identità, il senso stesso dell’esistenza. È tempo per la figlia di prendersi cura di lei e aiutarla a ricostruire la sua storia, la loro storia. Inizia così il racconto quotidiano di piccoli e grandi avvenimenti, a partire dalla nascita della mamma, Esperia, e delle sue cinque sorelle, nate da un reduce tornato comunista dalla Grande Guerra e da una contadina dritta ed elegante, malgrado le fatiche della campagna, degli animali e della casa. I fili delle loro esistenze si svolgono dagli anni Quaranta fino ai nostri giorni, in un Abruzzo “luminoso e aspro”, che affiora tra le pagine quasi fosse una terra mitologica e lontana. Giorno dopo giorno sfilano i personaggi della famiglia, gli abitanti del piccolo paesino ancora senza acqua né luce; personaggi talmente legati a una terra avara, da tollerare a malapena trasferimenti a breve distanza – la ricerca di un lavoro, l’occasione di poter frequentare una scuola “in città” – partenze che si trasformano in vere emigrazioni con il solo scopo del ritorno. Sono ricordi dolcissimi e crudeli, pieni di vita e di verità, che ricostruiscono la storia di un rapporto e di un’Italia apparentemente così lontana eppure ancora presente nella storia di ognuno di noi.

Bella Mia

Author: Donatella Di Pietrantonio
Editor:
ISBN: 9780993238024
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The Late Mattia Pascal

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590171158
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Mattia Pascal endures a life of drudgery in a provincial town. Then, providentially, he discovers that he has been declared dead. Realizing he has a chance to start over, to do it right this time, he moves to a new city, adopts a new name, and a new course of life—only to find that this new existence is as insufferable as the old one. But when he returns to the world he left behind, it's too late: his job is gone, his wife has remarried. Mattia Pascal's fate is to live on as the ghost of the man he was. An explorer of identity and its mysteries, a connoisseur of black humor, Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello is among the most teasing and profound of modern masters. The Late Mattia Pascal, here rendered into English by the outstanding translator William Weaver, offers an irresistible introduction to this great writer's work.

The Heart Of A Boy

Author: Edmondo De Amicis
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Cosmicomics

Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156226004
Size: 11,12 MB
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Twelve stories by the brilliant Italian author employ the history of science and the poetic imagination to ring changes on the theme and activity of creation

After The Divorce

Author: Grazia Deledda
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN:
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Enciclopedia Monografica Del Friuli Venezia Giulia Pt 1 2 La Vita Economica 2 V

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City

Author: Alessandro Baricco
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307425274
Size: 13,59 MB
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The author of the international bestseller Silk now delivers a ravishing and wildly inventive novel about friendship, genius and its discontents, and the redemptive power of narrative. Somewhere in America lives a brilliant boy named Gould, an intellectual guided missile aimed at the Nobel Prize. His only companions are an imaginary giant and an imaginary mute. Improbably—and yet with impeccable logic--he falls into the care of Shatzy Shell, a young woman whose life up till that point has been equally devoid of human connection . Theirs is a relationship of stories and of stories within stories: of Gould’s evolving saga of an underdog boxer and the violent Western that Shatzy has been dictating into a tape recorder since the age of six. Out of these stories, Alessandro Baricco creates a masterpiece of metaphysical pulp fiction that recalls both Scheherazade and Italo Calvino. By turns exhilarating and deeply moving, City is irresistible.

Maria Zef

Author: Paola Drigo
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803265776
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Orphaned Maria, fourteen, and her younger sister go to live in their uncle's primitive mountain cabin

Marcovaldo

Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0544133226
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A charming portrait of one man’s dreams and schemes, by “the greatest Italian writer of the twentieth century” (The Guardian). In this enchanting book of linked stories, Italo Calvino charts the disastrous schemes of an Italian peasant, an unskilled worker in a drab northern industrial city in the 1950s and ’60s, struggling to reconcile his old country habits with his current urban life. Marcovaldo has a practiced eye for spotting natural beauty and an unquenchable longing for the unspoiled rural world of his imagination. Much to the continuing puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams and gives rein to his fantasies, whether it’s sleeping in the great outdoors on a park bench, following a stray cat, or trying to catch wasps. Unfortunately, the results are never quite what he anticipates. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1960s, the twenty stories in Marcovaldo are alternately comic and melancholy, farce and fantasy. Throughout, Calvino’s unassuming masterpiece “conveys the sensuous, tangible qualities of life” (The New York Times).