Blackwater

Author: Lisa Adler
Editor: Lisa Adler
ISBN: 6050301395
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Un padre e le due figlie gemelle scompaiono improvvisamente nel nulla. Tutto è avvolto da un fitto mistero, solo la tenacia di Helen Baker, moglie e madre degli scomparsi, porterà alla luce risvolti oscuri. L’intrigo che si cela insidioso, avrà bisogno di forza sconvolgente per essere dipanato. Marcus Cox e Lexi Allen, ingaggiati da Helen per risolvere il caso, faranno emergere segreti inconfessabili. Una rete internazionale sullo sfondo; vedrà uomini diabolici impegnati in un’assidua lotta, all’insegna di scontri cruenti ed efferati. Una storia ricca di azione, suspense e carica di emozioni ad alta tensione; solo una costante risulterà decisiva: la caccia. Quella stessa caccia che deterrà il potere assoluto nel mostrare la trama. Il Blackwater, un fiume sinuoso nel Sud dell’Irlanda, apre lo scenario scabroso a tutta la sequenza inarrestabile di eventi. Da qui, la potenza delle sue acque, ci trascinerà in un vortice dirompente, degno del più irrefrenabile e temibile countdown!

Io Credo Nell Amore

Author: Marisel Vera
Editor: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854144797
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«Io credo negli spiriti», disse Felicidad.«Io nell’amore», rispose Aníbal.È il 1950 e Felicidad Hidalgo trascorre le sue giornate nella panetteria della zia, avvolta dalla fragranza del pane appena sfornato e dalla soffice nuvola bianca della farina. Dolce e remissiva, la ragazza ha però un carattere forte, temprato dalle difficoltà di un’infanzia trascorsa tra le montagne di Portorico. A soli dieci anni, infatti, è stata strappata alla sua poverissima e numerosa famiglia d’origine e affidata alla zia, una donna fredda e scontrosa che la tratta quasi come una serva. Ma proprio quando Felicidad si è rassegnata a una vita infelice e senza affetti, Aníbal Acevedo, un affascinante rubacuori, oltrepassa la soglia della panetteria. Riuscirà a conquistare Felicidad, a vincere le sue resistenze e a portarla con sé in America? Io credo nell’amore è una storia intensa e romantica che vi farà innamorare di una terra lontana e seducente, dalle atmosfere indimenticabili e dallo spirito ribelle. Travolgente, romantica e sensuale: una storia d’amore, speranza e passione. E del coraggio di chi abita lontano dalla propria terra.Un romanzo che vi farà innamorare«Io credo nell’amore è più di una bella storia romantica, è un romanzo sui rapporti di classe e la discriminazione razziale. Il messaggio è potente, la scrittura magistrale. Per i lettori che amano le storie vere, la cultura latina, i diritti umani e civili, ma anche per tutti quelli che vogliono solo leggere un buon libro, un libro davvero eccezionale.»Midwest Book Review«Una storia intrigante e sensuale, la cui forza è accompagnata da descrizioni vivide e personaggi perfetti.»The Journal Network Marisel Veraè cresciuta a Chicago. La sua famiglia è d’origine portoricana. Oggi vive in Illinois con il marito e i figli. Ha vinto per due volte il premio Willow Review Literary Magazine.

Italy S Margins

Author: David Forgacs
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052173
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Five case studies show how different people and places were marginalized and socially excluded as the Italian nation-state was formed.

L Europeo

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Hannibal

Author: Thomas Harris
Editor: Delta
ISBN: 9780307573490
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You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he's been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world. But intruders have entered Dr. Lecter's world, piercing his new identity, sensing the evil that surrounds him. For the multimillionaire Hannibal left maimed, for a corrupt Italian policeman, and for FBI agent Clarice Starling, who once stood before Lecter and who has never been the same, the final hunt for Hannibal Lecter has begun. All of them, in their separate ways, want to find Dr. Lecter. And all three will get their wish. But only one will live long enough to savor the reward.... From the Paperback edition.

The Discovery Of America By The Turks

Author: Jorge Amado
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101603577
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Published here for the first time in English in a brilliant translation by the peerless Gregory Rabassa, The Discovery of America by the Turks is a whimsical Brazilian take on The Taming of the Shrew that will remind readers why Jorge Amado is to Portuguese-American literature what Jorge Luis Borges is to Spanish-American literature. It follows the adventures of two Arab immigrants-"Turks," as Brazilians call them-who arrive in the rough Brazilian frontier in 1903 and become involved in a merchant's farcical attempt to marry off his shrew of a daughter. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Historia De La Orquesta T Pica

Author: Luis Adolfo Sierra
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The Life Music And Times Of Carlos Gardel

Author: Simon Collier
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822976420
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In the first biography in English of the great Argentinian tango singer Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), Collier traces his rise from very modest beginnings to become the first genuine “superstar” of twentieth-century Latin America. In his late teens, Gardel won local fame in the barrios of Buenos Aires singing in cafes and political clubs. By the 1920s, after he switched to tango singing, the songs he wrote and sang enjoyed instant popularity and have become classics of the genre. He began making movies in the 1930s, quickly establishing himself as the most popular star of the Spanish-language cinema, and at the time of his death Paramount was planning to launch his Hollywood career. Collier's biography focuses on Gardel's artistic career and achievements but also sets his life story within the context of the tango tradition, of early twentieth-century Argentina, and of the history of popular entertainment.

Short History Of The Shadow

Author: Victor I. Stoichita
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861890009
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In this investigative tour de force, Victor I. Stoichita untangles the history of one of the most enduring technical and symbolic challenges to beset Western artists – the depiction and meanings of shadows. The representation of shadow, and especially of cast shadow, is as old as art itself, for according to classical writers art was born when the outline of a human shadow thrown onto a wall was first traced out in order to capture it in the form of a silhouette. But the history of the shadow is properly the history of light versus dark, for in addition to indicating relief and volume or the times of day, shadows can intimate subtler interior realities – from states of mind to the state of the soul. According to J. C. Lavater in the 18th century, for example, it was the shadow of the face, not the face itself, that was the soul’s reflection. More recently Andy Warhol, in his Shadows canvases, and Joseph Beuys have in turn explored the idea of the shadow as the hyper-realized revelation of utter human emptiness and as the self’s awesomely powerful Doppelgänger. Stoichita’s compelling account of the shadow and Western art, which draws on texts by Renaissance artist-authors like Vasari and Cennini, folk tales, fairy tales and classical myths, works by van Eyck, Poussin, Malevich, De Chirico, Picasso and other masters, German Expressionist cinema, photography and child psychology, is a wholly original incursion into a subject that for centuries has challenged the very meaning of art as representation.

The Postcolonial Question

Author: Iain Chambers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134839472
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Brings together renowed and emerging critical voices to respond to the questions raised by the concept of the 'post-colonial'. The contributors explore the diverse cultures which are shaping our global future.