Paura E Disgusto A Las Vegas

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Giunti
ISBN: 8858773209
Grandezza: 65,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6917
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Pubblicato nel 1971 sulla mitica rivista musicale “Rolling Stones”, Paura e disgusto a Las Vegas è il libro cult di un’intera generazione. Racconta di un viaggio compiuto nel 1971 da un giornalista sportivo accompagnato dal suo avvocato, a bordo di una vistosa Chevrolet rossa decappottabile. La meta è Las Vegas, la capitale del gioco d’azzardo e del più sfavillante e perverso conformismo americano, dove si tiene la Mint 400, una famosa e sgangherata corsa di moto e Dune-Buggy. Lo scopo dichiarato è quello di “scovare il Sogno Americano”. Fin dall’inizio il viaggio si rivela allucinante, irriverente, esilarante e disperato. I due eroi, sotto l’effetto di un miscuglio di droghe che non teme confronti, assistono a una trasformazione totale della realtà, che assume le più imprevedibili sfaccettature: da quelle psichedeliche, colorate, fantastiche del sogno, a quelle grottesche e tragiche dell’incubo e della disperazione. Romanzo di grande potenza narrativa, scritto con uno stile lucido e incalzante, sorretto da dialoghi strepitosi, disegna un magistrale quadro dell’America di quegli anni, l’America degli sconfitti, persi in un baratro che le droghe e i miti andati in frantumi non hanno potuto colmare. Il romanzo è accompagnato da una gustosa Piccola Enciclopedia Psichedelica, tra i cui autori spiccano nomi prestigiosi e inattesi come Alessandro Baricco, Gino Castaldo, enrico ghezzi, Fernanda Pivano e molti altri.

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 030774406X
Grandezza: 15,99 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 284
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This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

Libero Chi Legge

Autore: Fernanda Pivano
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852019480
Grandezza: 68,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4261
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The Rum Diary

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451669275
Grandezza: 13,55 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7115
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Made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary—a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book—is Hunter S. Thompson’s brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean. Begun in 1959 by a twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. The narrator, freelance journalist Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is soon thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule and anything (including murder) is permissible. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, this dazzling comedic romp provides a fictional excursion as riveting and outrageous as Thompson’s Fear and Loathing books.

Leaving Las Vegas

Autore: John O'Brien
Editore: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802197299
Grandezza: 22,65 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1121
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Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O'Brien, is a disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it, a powerful tale of hard luck and hard drinking and a relationship of tenderness and destruction. An avowed alcoholic, Ben drinks away his family, friends, and, finally, his job. With deliberate resolve, he burns the remnants of his life and heads for Las Vegas to end it all in the last great binge of his hopeless life. On the Strip, he picks up Sera, a prostitute, in what might have become another excess in his self-destructive jag. Instead, their chance meeting becomes a respite on the road to oblivion as they form a bond that is as mysterious as it is immutable. Leaving Las Vegas tells a powerful story of unconditional love between two disenfranchised souls who connect for a fleeting moment.

L Espresso

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ISBN:
Grandezza: 49,16 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 773
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Politica, cultura, economia.

The Force Of The Past

Autore: Sandro Veronesi
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1841156531
Grandezza: 18,96 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3550
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A sophisticated psychological novel from one of Europe's most exciting writers. 'Are you an unhappy man?' That's what the journalist said to me. It was her last question. Gianni Orzan has no reason to feel unhappy. He has just been awarded a prize for his children's writing and a cheque for 15 million lire. He is blissfully married to Anna and is a doting father to an eight-year old son, Franceschino. He loves film and is an avid chess player. He is a man in complete control of his life. But when Gianni leaves the award ceremony a chain of events are set in motion that will shatter this perfect life. In an uncharacteristically rash moment he accepts a ride from an unlicensed cab driver. As soon as the car pulls off he feels unnerved. At the first set of lights the driver turns, smiles at Gianni, a pistol butt poking from his belt, and says -- So, Franceschino has finally learned to ride his bicycle... . Gianni bolts from the cab. But it's too late, in this briefest of moments the serenity of Gianni Orzan's life has been destroyed. Later, after he has sent his wife and son to stay with family, the same cab driver appears at his door and introduces himself as Gianni's father's olde

Panorama

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ISBN:
Grandezza: 44,92 MB
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Tarantula

Autore: Bob Dylan
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439107669
Grandezza: 58,59 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8037
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time. Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street.