Superonda

Autore: Valerio Mattioli
Editore: Baldini & Castoldi
ISBN: 886865797X
Grandezza: 79,52 MB
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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: 29,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6931
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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?

Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Italian Culture

Autore: Gino Moliterno
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134758774
Grandezza: 64,57 MB
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This rigorously compiled A-Z volume offers rich, readable coverage of the diverse forms of post-1945 Italian culture. With over 900 entries by international contributors, this volume is genuinely interdisciplinary in character, treating traditional political, economic, and legal concerns, with a particular emphasis on neglected areas of popular culture. Entries range from short definitions, histories or biographies to longer overviews covering themes, movements, institutions and personalities, from advertising to fascism, and Pirelli to Zeffirelli. The Encyclopedia aims to inform and inspire both teachers and students in the following fields: *Italian language and literature *Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences *European Studies *Media and Cultural Studies *Business and Management *Art and Design It is extensively cross-referenced, has a thematic contents list and suggestions for further reading.

The House Of Others

Autore: Silvio D'Arzo
Editore: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810160019
Grandezza: 58,25 MB
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First English translation of this novel exploring universal themes of solitude, alienation, and a sense of otherness.

Wolf In White Van

Autore: John Darnielle
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709661
Grandezza: 34,65 MB
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Long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction Winner of the 2015 Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for young adultsWelcome 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.

No Good Men Among The Living

Autore: Anand Gopal
Editore: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429945028
Grandezza: 41,51 MB
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Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America's war on terror. He follows a Taliban commander, who rises from scrawny teenager to leading insurgent; a US-backed warlord, who uses the American military to gain personal wealth and power; and a village housewife trapped between the two sides, who discovers the devastating cost of neutrality. Through their dramatic stories, Gopal shows that the Afghan war, so often regarded as a hopeless quagmire, could in fact have gone very differently. Top Taliban leaders actually tried to surrender within months of the US invasion, renouncing all political activity and submitting to the new government. Effectively, the Taliban ceased to exist—yet the Americans were unwilling to accept such a turnaround. Instead, driven by false intelligence from their allies and an unyielding mandate to fight terrorism, American forces continued to press the conflict, resurrecting the insurgency that persists to this day. With its intimate accounts of life in war-torn Afghanistan, Gopal's thoroughly original reporting lays bare the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony. A heartbreaking story of mistakes and misdeeds, No Good Men Among the Living challenges our usual perceptions of the Afghan conflict, its victims, and its supposed winners.

His Bloody Project

Autore: Graeme Burnet
Editore: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510719229
Grandezza: 63,85 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3966
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MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2016 BY NEWSWEEK, NPR, THE GUARDIAN, THE TELEGRAPH, AND THE SUNDAY TIMES A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE "THOUGHT PROVOKING FICTION"—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW A brutal triple murder in a remote Scottish farming community in 1869 leads to the arrest of seventeen-year-old Roderick Macrae. There is no question that Macrae committed this terrible act. What would lead such a shy and intelligent boy down this bloody path? And will he hang for his crime? Presented as a collection of documents discovered by the author, His Bloody Project opens with a series of police statements taken from the villagers of Culdie, Ross-shire. They offer conflicting impressions of the accused; one interviewee recalls Macrae as a gentle and quiet child, while another details him as evil and wicked. Chief among the papers is Roderick Macrae’s own memoirs where he outlines the series of events leading up to the murder in eloquent and affectless prose. There follow medical reports, psychological evaluations, a courtroom transcript from the trial, and other documents that throw both Macrae’s motive and his sanity into question. Graeme Macrae Burnet’s multilayered narrative—centered around an unreliable narrator—will keep the reader guessing to the very end. His Bloody Project is a deeply imagined crime novel that is both thrilling and luridly entertaining from an exceptional new voice.

Q

Autore: Luther Blissett
Editore: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780156031967
Grandezza: 21,83 MB
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Vista: 9541
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With Europe convulsed in wars over religion, a young theology student finds himself siding with heretics and the disenfranchised while confronting an agent of the Vatican who is determined to hunt down and destroy enemies of the faith, in a meticulously rendered historical thriller set against the backdrop of the Reformation. Reprint.

The Italian Metamorphosis 1943 1968

Autore: Germano Celant
Editore: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9780810968714
Grandezza: 12,20 MB
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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: 68,79 MB
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Vista: 2719
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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.