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: 1139868144
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Italy's Margins explores how certain places and social groups in Italy have been defined as marginal or peripheral since unification. This marginalization involves not only concrete policies but also ways of perceiving people and places as outside society's centre. The author looks closely at how photography and writing have supported political and social exclusion and, conversely, how they have been enlisted to challenge it. Five cases are examined: the peripheries of Italy's major cities after unification; its East African colonies in the 1930s; the less developed areas of its south in the 1950s; its psychiatric hospitals before the reforms of the late 1970s; and its 'nomad camps' after 2000. Each chapter takes its lead from a symptomatic photograph and is followed by other pictures and extracts from written texts. These allow the reader to examine how social marginalization is discursively performed by cultural products.

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.

L Europeo

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Language And Social Context

Author: Pier Paolo Giglioli
Editor: Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN: 9780140133035
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Even the simplest of spoken statements may provide far more information about the speaker - his social standing, his immediate situation, his relationship with his audience - than he might ever suspect.sociolinguistics focuses on all the varied aspects of the social organization of speech. We share a linguistic repertoire with members of our social networks (and failure to "fit in" linguistically may have far-reaching consequences); we also alter our speech patterns according to the specific social situation.

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.

The Creature In The Map

Author: Charles Nicholl
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226580258
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"This brilliantly written reconstruction of Sir Walter Raleigh's 1595 South American journey combines painstaking scholarship, vivid travelogue, and an intuitive sensitivity for the many meanings of the El Dorado myth. . . . Nicholl brings this six-week expedition to life. . . . A rare treat for both intellect and imagination."—Kirkus Reviews "Walter Raleigh . . . was one of those Elizabethan all-rounders who still seem staggeringly larger than life. . . . Mr. Nicholl's cogent reconstruction of the journey uses Raleigh's own account, 'The Discoverie of Guiana'—part truth, part advertising, part rhapsody—and much well-found ancillary material."—Anthony Bailey, New York Times "Like The Reckoning, his brilliant account of the murder of Christopher Marlowe, Nicholl's new book might be called an exercise in historical conjuring. The Creature in the Map is an effort not only to analyse but also to call into presence the lived experience of the voyage Raleigh undertook in 1595 to the Orinoco Delta in what is now Venezuela."—Stephen Greenblatt, Times Literary Supplement "Charles Nicholl belongs to an elite company, that of historians who know how to make research into arcane matters and distant times as engrossing as In Cold Blood or All the President's Men."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post