Oltre La Finestra

Autore: Davide Stanic
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534677982
Grandezza: 17,70 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9112
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Novecentotrentuno. Un numero lungo come i chilometri che si srotolano da un capo all'altro della Spagna, dai Pirenei fino al Santuario di San Giacomo. E il Camino de Santiago, percorso a colpi di pedale attraverso se stessi."

The Pilgrimage

Autore: Paulo Coelho
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061841927
Grandezza: 71,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6493
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Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious guides and devilish opponents and learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. The Pilgrimage holds an important place in Paulo Coelho's literary canon. His first book, it not only paved the way for his phenomenal novel The Alchemist , but it also fully expresses his humanist philosophy and the depth of his unique search for meaning.

The Golden Legend

Autore: Jacobus de Voragine
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400842050
Grandezza: 70,83 MB
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Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints' feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work.

I M Off Then

Autore: Hape Kerkeling
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439100489
Grandezza: 50,73 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7578
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I'm Off Then has sold more than three million copies in Germany and has been translated into eleven languages. The number of pilgrims along the Camino has increased by 20 percent since the book was published. Hape Kerkeling's spiritual journey has struck a chord. Overweight, overworked, and disenchanted, Kerkeling was an unlikely candidate to make the arduous pilgrimage across the Pyrenees to the Spanish shrine of St. James, a 1,200-year-old journey undertaken by nearly 100,000 people every year. But he decided to get off the couch and do it anyway. Lonely and searching for meaning along the way, he began the journal that turned into this utterly frank, engaging book. Filled with unforgettable characters, historic landscapes, and Kerkeling's self-deprecating humor, I'm Off Then is an inspiring travelogue, a publishing phenomenon, and a spiritual journey unlike any other.

Orlando In Love

Autore: Matteo Maria Boiardo
Editore: Parlor Press LLC
ISBN: 9781932559019
Grandezza: 55,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6254
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Like Ariosto's Orlando Furioso and Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, Boiardo's chivalric stories of lords and ladies first entertained the culturally innovative court of Ferrara in the Italian Renaissance. Inventive, humorous, inexhaustible, the story recounts Orlando's love-stricken pursuit of "the fairest of her Sex, Angelica" (in Milton's terms) through a fairyland that combines the military valors of Charlemagne's knights and their famous horses with the enchantments of King Arthur's court. Today it seems more than ever appropriate to offer a new, unabridged edition of Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato, the first Renaissance epic about the common customs of, and the conflicts between, Christian Europe and Islam. Having extensively revised his earlier translation for general readers, Charles Ross has added headings and helpful summaries to Boiardo's cantos. Tenses have been regularized, and terms of gender and religion have been updated, but not so much as to block the reader's encounter with how Boiardo once viewed the world. Charles Stanley Ross has degrees from Harvard College and the University of Chicago and teaches English and comparative literature at Purdue University. "Neglect of Italian romances robs us of a whole species of pleasure and narrows our very conception of literature. It is as if a man left out Homer, or Elizabethan drama, or the novel. For like these, the romantic epic of Italy is one of the great trophies of the European genius: a genuine kind, not to be replaced by any other, and illustrated by an extremely copious and brilliant production. It is one of the successes, the undisputed achievements." -C. S. Lewis

The Pilgrimage

Autore: Paulo Coelho
Editore:
ISBN: 9780007639540
Grandezza: 78,30 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6235
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Practicing Peace

Autore: Pema Chodron
Editore: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781611801897
Grandezza: 19,39 MB
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Inspiring teachings on what each of us can do to promote peace from the inside out--now available as a Shambhala Pocket Classic. With war and violence flaring all over the world, many of us are left feeling vulnerable and utterly helpless. In this book Pema Chödrön draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression, hatred, and war, explaining that they lie nowhere but within our own hearts and minds. She goes on to offer practical techniques any of us can use to work for peace in our own lives, at the level of our habits of thought and action. It's never too late, she tells us, to look within and discover a new way of living and transform not only our personal lives but our whole world. This is a pocket-sized reissue of Practicing Peace in Times of War.

A Rage Of Love

Autore: Alda Merini
Editore: Guernica Editions
ISBN: 9781550710137
Grandezza: 20,81 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9824
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'The mentally ill suffer unnameable persecutions, no one knows why. They assume the role of the saint in today's society, since it is presumed that they, rarefied by their own madness, do not suffer like everyone else.' -- Alda Merini. 'In these pages, everything that is touched, even the most painful theme, is transformed into poetry. Every word is a key that finds organ pipes ready to amplify and sublimate the desperation. It's like finding one's self in front of a phenomenon of unconscious lyric power.' -- Ambrogio Borsani, from the Afterword.

Devil S Cape

Autore: Rob Rogers
Editore: Wizards of the Coast
ISBN: 9780786949014
Grandezza: 29,16 MB
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In Devil's Cape, a town bordering on New Orleans, a horrific crime gives rise to a new breed of vigilantes, who set in motion a series of events that will transform Devil's Cape forever--but not necessarily for the better.

Romanesque

Autore: Rolf Toman
Editore: Hf Ullmann
ISBN: 9783833136009
Grandezza: 62,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 588
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The Romanesque was the first epoch of medieval art that encompassed all of Europe. Its origins hearken back to characteristic elements of Roman construction - reflected in the name of the period - and in the course of the High Middle Ages developed into the embodiment of Christian sacred art. Architecture, painting, and sculpture were permeated with the Christian worldview and the spirit of the religion. The book at hand helps us understand and even expe-rience this tight integration and masterfully explains the manifold aspects of Romanesque artistic composition, in which the hopes and fears of the people of the timefound their expression. For this work, editor Rolf Toman gathered contributions from nine renowned authors with profound expertise in the fields of architecture and art history whose competent knowledge clearly elucidates the art of the Romanesque period.