Patagonia Express

Autore: Luis Sepúlveda
Editore: Guanda
ISBN: 8860883520
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«Un grande narratore capace di cogliere i dettagli più profondi nel magistrale artigianato del raccontare.» La Stampa «Sepúlveda ha il senso della narrazione concisa ed efficace, il gusto delle immagini finemente cesellate, un grande dono dell’evocazione che gli permette di rendere semplici, stilizzandoli, gli esseri e gli avvenimenti più complicati.» Le Monde Il diario di viaggio di Sepúlveda in Patagonia e nella Terra del Fuoco: un libro in cui personaggi leggendari rivivono sullo sfondo di una natura indimenticabile. Riflessioni, racconti, leggende e incontri che si intrecciano nel maestoso scenario del Sud del mondo, dove l’avventura non solo è ancora possibile, ma è la dimensione quotidiana del vivere.

La Frontiera Scomparsa

Autore: Luis Sepúlveda
Editore: Guanda
ISBN: 8823500885
Grandezza: 25,54 MB
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«Un grande narratore capace di cogliere i dettagli più profondi nel magistrale artigianato del raccontare.» La Stampa «Sepúlveda ha il senso della narrazione concisa ed efficace, il gusto delle immagini finemente cesellate, un grande dono dell’evocazione che gli permette di rendere semplici, stilizzandoli, gli esseri e gli avvenimenti più complicati.» Le Monde In America Latina è scomparsa una frontiera che portava nei territori della felicità. Benché non comparisse su alcuna cartina, una volta chiunque sapeva come trovarla. Poi sono giunti tempi terribili, e la strada è diventata un labirinto senza uscita. Ma c'è un giovane che non è ancora stanco di cercare quella frontiera scomparsa, e con essa le proprie radici, che affondano lontano, nel villaggio andaluso da cui il nonno anarchico è fuggito agli inizi del secolo per difendere il suo amore per la libertà. Il giovane ha uno zaino in spalla e tutto il tempo del mondo a disposizione. Ha pagato cari i suoi sogni, ha conosciuto il carcere, la tortura, l'esilio, ma non poteva tradire la promessa fatta da bambino al nonno, in Cile, di visitare il paese di utopia. Chi ha amato i libri di Sepúlveda non potrà sottrarsi al fascino delle storie che si intrecciano in questo avventuroso, drammatico, ma anche divertito racconto di formazione.


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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

Autore: Luis Sepulveda
ISBN: 9781900850698
Grandezza: 43,14 MB
Formato: PDF
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Published to coincide with the release of a major feature film starring Richard Dreyfuss, this is a simple but haunting tale of an old man who becomes the mediator between the ravages of Western civilisation and the vengeance of the threatened natural world. Poignantly highlighting the tragedy that lies at the core of man's attempts to destroy the Amazon rainforest in pursuit of greed, this beautifully modulated novel has already won three major prizes and been published in over fifteen countries. 'A bitter and endearing fable' - Ursula K. Le Guin

In Patagonia

Autore: Bruce Chatwin
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448105617
Grandezza: 49,62 MB
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Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account of Bruce Chatwin's travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and his encounters with the people whose fascinating stories delay him on the road.

The Story Of A Seagull And The Cat Who Taught Her To Fly

Autore: Luis Sepúlveda
ISBN: 9781846884009
Grandezza: 57,70 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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A Cat, A Seagull, An Impossible Task...Caught up in an oil spill, a dying seagull scrambles ashore to lay her final egg and lands on a balcony, where she meets Zorba, a big black cat from the port of Hamburg. The cat promises the seagull to look after the egg, not to eat the chick once it's hatched and - most difficult of all - to teach the baby gull to fly. Will Zorba and his feline friends honour the promise and give Lucky, the adopted little seagull, the strength to discover her true nature?

The Children Of Dynmouth

Autore: William Trevor
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141964863
Grandezza: 20,60 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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The Children Of Dynmouth - a classic prize-winning novel by William Trevor Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. The 1970s was a decade of anger and discontent. Britain endured power cuts and strikes. America pulled out of Vietnam and saw its President resign from office. Feminism and face lifts vied for women's hearts (and minds). And for many, prog rock, punk and disco weren't just music but ways of life. William Trevor's The Children of Dynmouth (Winner of the Whitbread Award and shortlisted for the Booker Prize) was first published in 1976 and is a classic account of evil lurking in the most unlikely places. In it we follow awkward, lonely, curious teenager Timothy Gedge as he wanders around the bland seaside town of Dynmouth. Timothy takes a prurient interest in the lives of the adults there, who only realise the sinister purpose to which he seeks to put his knowledge too late. 'A small masterpiece of understatement ... a work of rare compassion' Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times If you enjoyed The Story of Lucy Gault and Love and Summer, you will love this book. It will also be adored by readers of Colm Toibin and William Boyd. William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. His books in Penguin are: After Rain; A Bit on the Side; Bodily Secrets; Cheating at Canasta; The Children of Dynmouth; The Collected Stories (Volumes One and Two); Death in Summer; Felicia's Journey; Fools of Fortune; The Hill Bachelors; Love and Summer; The Mark-2 Wife; Selected Stories; The Story of Lucy Gault and Two Lives.

Mr Mani

Autore: A. B. Yehoshua
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547542453
Grandezza: 50,75 MB
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Mr. Mani is a deeply affecting six-generation family saga, extending from nineteenth century Greece and Poland to British-occupied Palestine to German-occupied Crete and ultimately to modern Israel. The narrative moves through time and is told in five conversations about the Mani family. It ends in Athens in 1848 with Avraham Mani’s powerful tale about the death of his young son in Jerusalem. A profoundly human novel, rich in drama, irony, and wit.

The Marchesa

Autore: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804408
Grandezza: 29,83 MB
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A richly evocative tale of a woman's struggle for life and love A triumphant follow-up to Simonetta Agnello Hornby's internationally acclaimed The Almond Picker, this entertaining new novel is an intricate family saga interwoven with violent passions, cruelty, deceit, and the abuse of power. The Marchesa is an eyeopening historical drama about a remarkable woman and her extraordinary family, and the complex, often abusive relations that mark the lives of master and servant, brother and sister, husband and wife. Costanza Safamita, beloved daughter of Baron Domenico Safamita, is a precious but unusual child. Redhaired, gawky, and shy, she is considered an outsider by many on the family estate, but her adoring father makes her sole heir to the Safamita fortune, and then everything changes—for them and for her. Now she must conquer glittering, alien Palermo—where, uncertain of her future, she falls in love with a charming, dissolute young marchese whose sexual appetite she fears she cannot satiate. The Marchesa's brave, unusual story offers an unprecedented woman's perspective on the incestuous hypocrisy of the Sicilian aristocracy during a dramatic time in its history, as the Bourbon monarchy collapsed, the Mafia rose to power, and Palermo's decadent aristocracy began its inevitable decline. These themes are flawlessly woven into the fabric of Costanza's triumphant life, so that The Marchesa becomes not only an unforgettable human tale but a masterly fresco of a vanished world.

The Penang File Starter Beginner

Autore: Richard MacAndrew
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521683326
Grandezza: 70,24 MB
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The British Prince is in Penang, Malaysia. But so is Sergio, and Sergio wants to kill him. Can Ian Munro find Sergio before it is too late?