Superonda

Autore: Valerio Mattioli
Editore: Baldini & Castoldi
ISBN: 886865797X
Grandezza: 55,14 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5049
Scaricare Leggi Online

Fuori dalla consueta diatriba Cantautori vs. Sanremo e Rock italiano vs. Musica leggera, Superonda è il racconto di quelle musiche che tra 1964 e 1976 riuscirono a sviluppare linguaggi originali e in grado per una volta di proiettare la musica italiana all’estero, esercitando una sotterranea influenza sul mondo dell’elettronica, del rock alternativo, e delle musiche sperimentali. Un percorso accidentato in cui le vicende di future icone nazionali come Ennio Morricone, Franco Battiato e Area si mescolano a quelle di artisti convertiti al rock come Mario Schifano, in cui l’avanguardia di Berio e Maderna dialoga a distanza con la musica su commissione dei Goblin e delle sonorizzazioni Rai, e in cui i fermenti della cultura underground fanno da sponda a colonne sonore per film di serie B, revivalismi folk e free jazz militante, per arrivare al Lucio Battisti di «Anima latina». Sullo sfondo, la nascita di un immaginario italiano fatto di spaghetti western e bottiglie molotov, gialli alla Dario Argento e avanguardie radicali, riviste di controcultura e sceneggiati di fantascienza, comuni freak ed espropri proletari.

Retromania

Autore: Simon Reynolds
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571271804
Grandezza: 28,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7839
Scaricare Leggi Online

We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of cultural-ecological catastrophe, where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted? Simon Reynolds, one of the finest music writers of his generation, argues that we have indeed reached a tipping point and that although earlier eras had their own obsessions with antiquity - the Renaissance with its admiration for Roman and Greek classicism, the Gothic movement's invocations of medievalism - never has there been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past. Retromania is the first book to examine the retro industry and ask the question: Is this retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own?

The Non Runner S Marathon Trainer

Autore: David Whitsett
Editore: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071508058
Grandezza: 29,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7908
Scaricare Leggi Online

Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are these words you wouldn't exactly use to describe yourself? Do you consider yourself too old or too out of shape to run a marathon? But somewhere deep inside have you always admired the people who could reach down and come up with the mental and physical strength to complete such a daunting and rewarding accomplishment? It doesn't have to be somebody else crossing the finish line. You can be a marathoner. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer is based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa, which was featured in a Runner's World article titled "Marathoning 101." The class has been offered five times over 10 years, and all but one student finished the marathon. That is approximately 200 students -- all first time marathoners and many with absolutely no running background. This book follows the same 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan. What makes the success rate of this program so much higher than any other? The special emphasis on the psychological aspects of endurance activities. You don't have to love to run -- you don't even have to like it -- but you have to realize that you are capable of more than you have ever thought possible. One participant in the program explained it like this: "I'm doing this for me -- not for others or the time clock. I just feel better when I run, plus it helps me to cope with things in general. The skills we've learned in this class don't apply just to marathoning -- they apply to life! Just like you never know what the next step in a marathon will bring, so too, you never know what will happen next in life. But if you don't keep going, you're never going to find out. By staying relaxed, centered, and positive you handle just about anything that comes your way." This is marathon running for real people, people with jobs and families and obligations outside of running. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer has proven successful for men and women of all ages. Now let it work for you.

Wolf In White Van

Autore: John Darnielle
Editore: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1925106233
Grandezza: 29,92 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6667
Scaricare Leggi Online

Welcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of ‘Trace Italian’ — a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail — Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tunneling toward the moment of his own self-inflicted departure from the world in which most people live. Brilliantly constructed, Wolf in White Van unfolds in reverse until we arrive at both the beginning and the climax: the event that has shaped so much of Sean’s life. Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving, John Darnielle’s audacious and gripping debut novel is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy.

Kobane Calling

Autore:
Editore: Europe Comics
ISBN:
Grandezza: 22,94 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2220
Scaricare Leggi Online

Zerocalcare, the Italian cartoonist, undertook a journey in the Middle East with the association Rojava Calling that tries to help the Kurdish population in their fight against ISIS. The reportage is a heart-breaking tale of courage, friendship and resistance. Zerocalcare, with his unique style and with his incredible sense of humor, gives us a personal report of what happens every day in Syria, and who the Kurdish resistance units really are. A book of beautiful and well-drawn characters, a lot of humor and above all, a lot of sympathy.

The Italian Metamorphosis 1943 1968

Autore: Germano Celant
Editore: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9780810968714
Grandezza: 68,77 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8947
Scaricare Leggi Online

The 25-year period beginning with the Allied occupation of Italy in 1943 and ending with the social upheavals of 1968 witnessed a renaissance of artistic development that touched virtually every part of Italy's culture, with painters like Lucio Fontana challenging painting's two-dimensionality and traditional subject-matter. In the United States, artistic preeminence in the postwar period is generally accorded to Americans; this volume, which includes 20 essays and over 600 color reproductions, demonstrates that in terms of invention and influence Italian artists played a varied and important role during this period.

I Am Alive And You Are Dead

Autore: Emmanuel Carrère
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805054644
Grandezza: 59,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 502
Scaricare Leggi Online

Chronicles the life of the science fiction master, literary icon, and author of more than fifty novels from his traumatic origins as the twin that lived, through his multiple marriages, drug odysseys, and tragic disintegration into madness.

La Sostanza Del Male

Autore: Luca D'Andrea
Editore: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 9780857056900
Grandezza: 55,46 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6592
Scaricare Leggi Online

Jeremiah Salinger blames himself. The crash was his fault. He was the only survivor. Now only his daughter Clara can put a smile on his face. The depression and the nightmares are closing in. But when he takes Clara to the Bletterbach Gorge - a canyon in the Dolomite Mountains rich in fossil remains - he overhears by chance a conversation that gives his life renewed focus. In 1985 three students were murdered there, their bodies savaged, limbs severed and strewn by a killer who was never found. Salinger, a New Yorker, is far from home, and these Italian mountains, where his wife Annaliese was born, harbour a close-knit, tight-lipped community. All the same, solving this mystery might be the only thing that can keep him sane.

A Rage Of Love

Autore: Alda Merini
Editore: Guernica Editions
ISBN: 9781550710137
Grandezza: 72,32 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6544
Scaricare Leggi Online

'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.

Testo Junkie

Autore: Paul Preciado
Editore: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558618384
Grandezza: 44,95 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 275
Scaricare Leggi Online

What constitutes a "real" man or woman in the twenty-first century? Since birth control pills, erectile dysfunction remedies, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen were developed, biology is definitely no longer destiny. In this penetrating analysis of gender, Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity are formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado's diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.