Monsieur Proust

Autore: Céleste Albaret
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170595
Grandezza: 49,93 MB
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Celeste Albaret was Marcel Proust's housekeeper in his last years, when he retreated from the world to devote himself to writing. Her reminiscences of her employer present a fond and winning picture of the daily life of a great writer, including his foibles, worries, and kindnesses.

Afterlands

Autore: Steven Heighton
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054752708X
Grandezza: 37,56 MB
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In 1871, nineteen men, women, and children, voyaging on the Arctic explorer USS Polaris found themselves cast adrift on an ice floe as their ship began to founder. Based on one of the most remarkable events in polar history, Afterlands tells the haunting story of this small society of castaways -- a white and a black American, five Germans, a Dane, a Swede, an Englishman, and two Inuit families -- and the harrowing six months they spend marooned in the Arctic, struggling to survive both the harsh elements and one another. As the group splinters into factions along ethnic and national lines, rivalries -- complicated by sexual desire, unrequited love, extreme hunger, and suspicion -- begin to turn violent. Steven Heighton's provocative novel fills in the blanks of the Polaris's documented history and explores the shattering emotional and psychological consequences faced by those who survive.

Theories And Documents Of Contemporary Art

Autore: Kristine Stiles
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520253744
Grandezza: 10,55 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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An essential text in the field of contemporary art history, it has now been updated to represent 30 countries and over 100 new artists. The internationalism evident in this revised edition reflects the growing interest in contemporary art throughout the world from the U.S. and Europe to the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia.