Prigioniera In Iran

Autore: Roxana Saberi
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854125288
Grandezza: 76,34 MB
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Una sconvolgente storia di abusi e diritti negati.L’odissea drammaticamente vera di una donna innocenteLa mattina del 31 gennaio 2009 quattro uomini fanno irruzione in casa di Roxana Saberi, brillante e coraggiosa giornalista americana di origini iraniane. La donna, in Iran per una serie di reportage e la stesura di un libro, viene arrestata con l’accusa di spionaggio. Per diversi giorni Roxana non può ricevere visite né fare telefonate ed è completamente tagliata fuori dal mondo. Dopo un processo lampo a porte chiuse, definito “vergognoso” dai giornali di tutto il mondo, la reporter viene condannata a otto anni di reclusione, da scontare nel carcere di massima sicurezza di Evin, a Teheran. Solo nel maggio 2009, in seguito alle numerose pressioni internazionali, in primo luogo di Amnesty International e di Human Rights Watch, la pena viene sospesa in appello. Oggi Roxana Saberi rompe il silenzio per descrivere al mondo la sua odissea e ripercorre con lucidità e coraggio i momenti dell’arresto, della prigionia, del processo e del rilascio, intrecciando i suoi ricordi alle storie dei prigionieri con i quali ha diviso quei terribili giorni: donne, studenti, attivisti, ricercatori e accademici perseguitati dal regime iraniano.«Il commovente ed efficace ritratto di una giovane donna innocente risucchiata nel vortice degli eventi politici, e una vivida testimonianza delle pesanti violazioni dei diritti umani in Iran.»Shirin Ebadi, premio Nobel per la Pace«Una storia agghiacciante, ricca di particolari accuratamente descritti e pervasa da un eroico candore; l’indimenticabile cronaca di una delle fin troppo frequenti negazioni dei diritti umani universali, della giustizia e della verità.»Booklist«Un intenso e coraggioso memoir che è anche un atto d’accusa contro la ciarlataneria e la mania di grandezza del governo iraniano e del suo entourage.»San Francisco Chronicle«Roxana Saberi riesce a trasmettere il terrore, lo smarrimento e la perdita di certezze che prova chi è vittima innocente di un sistema repressivo in cui i diritti umani non vengono tutelati.»Elise Auerbach, Amnesty InternationalRoxana Saberi32 anni, è una giornalista irano-americana nata in New Jersey e cresciuta in North Dakota. Dopo aver conseguito un master in giornalismo radiotelevisivo presso la Northwestern University e un master in relazioni internazionali presso l’università di Cambridge, ha collaborato con diverse emittenti radiotelevisive, tra cui BBC, abc Radio e Fox News, recandosi spesso in Oriente come inviata speciale. Ha vissuto e lavorato in Iran dal 2003 a maggio del 2009. Prigioniera in Iran è la storia vera dell’arresto, della detenzione in carcere e del processo che ha subito nel 2009. Il suo sito internet è www.roxanasaberi.com

Death As A Way Of Life

Autore: David Grossman
Editore: Picador
ISBN: 1250116198
Grandezza: 44,18 MB
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What went wrong after Oslo? How can Israelis and Palestinians make peace? How has the violence changed their lives, and their souls? In Death as a Way of Life, David Grossman, one of Israel's great fiction writers, has addressed these questions in a series of passionate essays and articles, writing not only as one of his country's most respected novelists and commentators, but as a husband and father and peace activist bitterly disappointed in the leaders of both sides.

Au Revoir Les Enfants Goodbye Children

Autore: Louis Malle
Editore: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802131140
Grandezza: 31,98 MB
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Provides the screenplay of Louis Malle's film about the friendship between a young Catholic boy and his Jewish friend, who is sent off to the Nazi death camps

Reign Of Serpents

Autore: Eleanor Herman
Editore: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488015422
Grandezza: 13,53 MB
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As the end of an age approaches, blood soaks the earth, twisted prophecies wield immeasurable power and tyrants demand impossible sacrifices Prince Alexander of Macedon's mind has been touched by an incomprehensible evil, even as his betrothed travels from afar to unite their kingdoms against a terrible darkness that threatens both realms: the Spirit Eaters. From the distant shores of Illyria to a small deserted island, the deadly consequences of Smoke Blood magic loom and lost civilizations emerge to reveal the existence of a weapon that may do the impossible—kill the last living god. As magic rises and warriors clash, the fate of all Macedon rests in the hands of the unstable prince and those whose loyalty can no longer be trusted.

Between Two Worlds

Autore: Roxana Saberi
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061987654
Grandezza: 22,52 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8757
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“Between Two Worlds is an extraordinary story of how an innocent young woman got caught up in the current of political events and met individuals whose stories vividly depict human rights violations in Iran.” — Shirin Ebadi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Between Two World is the harrowing chronicle of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi’s imprisonment in Iran—as well as a penetrating look at Iran and its political tensions. Here for the first time is the full story of Saberi’s arrest and imprisonment, which drew international attention as a cause célèbre from Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and leaders across the globe.

Amagansett

Autore: Mark Mills
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007161905
Grandezza: 32,65 MB
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Snow Falling on Cedars meets The Shipping News in this enthralling literary crime novel set in post World War II Long Island. In the small town of Amagansett, perched on Long Island's windswept coast, generations have followed the same calling as their forefathers, fishing the dangerous Atlantic waters. Little has changed in the three centuries since white settlers drove the Montaukett Indians from the land. But for Conrad Labarde, a second-generation Basque immigrant recently returned from the Second World War, and his fellow fisherman Rollo Kemp, this stability is shattered when a beautiful New York socialite turns up dead in their nets. On the face of it, her death was accidental, but deputy police chief Tom Hollis -- an incomer from New York -- is convinced the truth lies in the intricate histories and family secrets of Amagansett's inhabitants. Meanwhile the enigmatic Labarde is pursuing his own investigation. In unravelling the mystery, this haunting and evocative novel captures a community whose way of life is disappearing, its demise hastened by war in Europe and the incursions of wealthy city dwellers in search of a playground.

Stella Adler On Ibsen Strindberg And Chekhov

Autore: Stella Adler
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307787931
Grandezza: 74,67 MB
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In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen ("The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen. . .Miller and Odets, Inge and O'Neill, Williams and Shaw, swallowed the whole of him"), August Strindberg ("He understood and predicted the forces that would break in our lives"), and Anton Chekhov ("Chekhov doesn't want a play, he wants what happens in life. In life, people don't usually kill each other. They talk"). Through the plays of these masters, Adler discusses the arts of playwriting and script interpretation ("There are two aspects of the theater. One belongs to the author and the other to the actor. The actor thinks it all belongs to the author. . .The curtain goes up and all he knows are the lines. . .It is not enough. . .Script interpretation is your profession"). She looks into aspects of society and class, and into our cultural past, as well as the evolution of the modern spirit ("The actor learns from Ibsen what is modern in the modern theater. There are no villains, no heroes. Ibsen understands, more than anything, there is more than one truth"). Stella Adler--daughter of Jacob Adler, who was universally acknowledged to be the greatest actor of the Yiddish theater, and herself a disciple of Stanislavsky--examines the role of the actor and brings to life the plays from which all modern theater derives: Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, An Enemy of the People, and A Doll's House; Strindberg's Miss Julie and The Father; Chekhov's The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and Three Sisters ("Masha is the sister who is the mystery. You cannot reach her. You cannot reach the artist. There is no logical way. Keep her in a special pocket of feelings that are complex and different"). Adler discusses the ideas behind these plays and explores the world of the playwrights and the history--both familial and cultural--that informed their work. She illumines not only the dramatic essence of each play but its subtext as well, continually asking questions that deepen one's understanding of the work and of the human spirit. Adler's book, brilliantly edited by Barry Paris, puts her famous lectures into print for the first time. From the Hardcover edition.

History Of Asceticism In The Syrian Orient

Autore: Arthur Vööbus
Editore:
ISBN:
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Les Onze Mille Verges Or The Amorous Adventures Of Prince Mony Vibescu

Autore: Guillaume Apollinaire
Editore: Peter Owen Limited
ISBN: 9780720611007
Grandezza: 75,84 MB
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The celebrated French Surrealist poet wrote this in 1907 for much-needed cash, For a clandestine erotica market. Pronounced by Picasso to be Apollinaire's masterpiece, It operates on a number of levels, From the comic and obscene to the satirical and

Centurion

Autore: Simon Scarrow
Editore: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9780755327775
Grandezza: 48,89 MB
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The bestselling new Roman army novel from the much-loved author In the first century AD the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra, an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders. When Parthia hears of the Roman army's presence, it starts amassing its troops for war. Macro's cohort must march against the enemy, deep into treacherous territory. If Palmyra is not to fall into the clutches of Parthia, they will have to defeat superior numbers in a desperate siege. The quest for a lasting peace has never been more challenging, nor more critical for the future of the Empire.