Tragica Vita Del Ragionier Fantozzi

Autore: Paolo Villaggio
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852025855
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Com'è stata l'infanzia del ragioniere più italiano d'Italia? Cosa è accaduto il suo primo giorno di scuola, quando ha subito l'umiliazione della prima interrogazione? Com'è che si è iscritto a ragioneria, lui che voleva fare l'aviatore? Com'è stato il primo incontro con Filini, amico di una vita? E poi il matrimonio, la figlia Mariangela, la prima figuraccia con il Megadirettore...


Autore: Agent Kasper
Editore: Nan A. Talese
ISBN: 0385540086
Grandezza: 54,36 MB
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In the Cambodian hinterlands, a lone Western prisoner suffers through a hot, muddy, interminable sentence. Wasted by repeated torture, lack of sleep, malnutrition, and psychotropic drugs, he has been abandoned. His years of exemplary service to his government mean nothing. No one is coming for him. This is Agent Kasper, a man with a staggering résumé: commercial airline pilot, firearms expert, highly accomplished practitioner of several of the martial arts, a secret agent par excellence. It is this incredible competence that will be his undoing. While investigating Mafia money laundering in Phnom Penh, Kasper is approached by the CIA to track down the source of the so-called supernotes—illegal U.S. banknotes counterfeited so perfectly that they are undetectable, even by sophisticated machines—that are flooding Southeast Asia. With patience, skill, and courage, Kasper uncovers the explosive secret behind them and is badly burned by the truth. Meanwhile, back in Rome, a sharp, scrappy lawyer named Barbara Belli has been hired by Kasper’s family to work for his release. She has contacts in the foreign ministry, and while officials make sweeping claims about moving heaven and earth, nothing happens. It’s more than just creaking bureaucracy. Kasper has really pissed off the wrong people. Based on true events in the life of a former spy, Kasper’s journey makes for a shocking and spellbinding page-turner of petty corruption, high-level betrayal, and state secrets so powerful that governments will protect them by any means. From the Hardcover edition.

Columbo The Game Show Killer

Autore: William Harrington
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780812550801
Grandezza: 63,71 MB
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Pitted against one of the most brilliant and flamboyant lawyers in the country, Columbo must discover the elusive but critical clue in what seems to be a perfect murder. Reprint.


Autore: Penelope Lively
ISBN: 9780749707934
Grandezza: 23,57 MB
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The Art Of Synthesis

Autore: Alan Leo
Editore: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 9781498022514
Grandezza: 11,98 MB
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Vista: 6456
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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1912 Edition.

The Luminous And The Grey

Autore: David Batchelor
Editore: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780233191
Grandezza: 21,28 MB
Formato: PDF
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Color surrounds us: the lush green hues of trees and grasses, the variant blues of water and the sky, the bright pops of yellow and red from flowers. But at the same time, color lies at the limits of language and understanding. In this absorbing sequel to Chromophobia—which addresses the extremes of love and loathing provoked by color since antiquity—David Batchelor charts color’s more ambiguous terrain. The Luminous and the Grey explores the places where color comes into being and where it fades away, probing when it begins and when it ends both in the imagination and in the material world. Batchelor draws on neuroscience, philosophy, novels, films, and artists’ writings—as well as his own experience as an artist working with color—to understand how we see and use colors. He considers the role of color in creation myths, industrial chemistry, and optics, and examines the particular forms of luminosity that saturate the modern city. Following this inquiry into the hues that we face every day, he turns to one that is both color and noncolor: grey itself, which he reveals is as much a mood, feeling, and existential condition as a shade that we experience with our eyes. Deftly argued, always thought-provoking, and ever entertaining, The Luminous and the Grey is a beautiful study of how we see and feel our multicolored world.

Italian Cinema

Autore: Barry Forshaw
Editore: Oldacastle Books
ISBN: 1843449110
Grandezza: 59,80 MB
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Italian cinema is one of the most glorious and energetic celebrations of the medium that any nation has ever offered. For many years, this astonishing legacy was largely unseen, but the DVD revolution is making virtually everything available, from Steve Reeves' muscle epics to long-unseen Italian art house movies. The one characteristic that most of the great (and not so great) Italian movies have in common is the sheer individualism of the directors. This applies to populist moviemakers and the giants of serious cinema. While Fellini, Visconti and Antonioni have rightly assumed their places in the pantheon, so have such talented popular auteurs as Sergio Leone, who was doing something with the Western that no American director would dare do. All the glory of Italian cinema is celebrated here in comprehensive essays, along with every key film in an easy-to-use reference format.

Changing My Mind

Autore: Margaret Trudeau
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062064878
Grandezza: 54,43 MB
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A sparkling collection of Zadie Smith's nonfiction over the past decade. Zadie Smith brings to her essays all of the curiosity, intellectual rigor, and sharp humor that have attracted so many readers to her fiction, and the result is a collection that is nothing short of extraordinary. Split into four sections—"Reading," "Being," "Seeing," and "Feeling"—Changing My Mind invites readers to witness the world from Zadie Smith's unique vantage. Smith casts her acute eye over material both personal and cultural, with wonderfully engaging essays—some published here for the first time—on diverse topics including literature, movies, going to the Oscars, British comedy, family, feminism, Obama, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Magnani. In her investigations Smith also reveals much of herself. Her literary criticism shares the wealth of her experiences as a reader and exposes the tremendous influence diverse writers—E. M. Forster, Zora Neale Hurston, George Eliot, and others—have had on her writing life and her self-understanding. Smith also speaks directly to writers as a craftsman, offering precious practical lessons on process. Here and throughout, readers will learn of the wide-ranging experiences—in novels, travel, philosophy, politics, and beyond—that have nourished Smith's rich life of the mind. Her probing analysis offers tremendous food for thought, encouraging readers to attend to the slippery questions of identity, art, love, and vocation that so often go neglected. Changing My Mind announces Zadie Smith as one of our most important contemporary essayists, a writer with the rare ability to turn the world on its side with both fact and fiction. Changing My Mind is a gift to readers, writers, and all who want to look at life more expansively.

Fantozzi Rag Ugo Vintage

Autore: Paolo Villaggio
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 8858641388
Grandezza: 31,50 MB
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Vista: 7879
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“Nel 1977, anno in cui l’aggettivo fantozziano sarebbe nato, si poteva pensare che Fantozzi rappresentasse la stupidità pregressa che la modernità avanzata avrebbe prima o poi annichilito. E invece... Mentre noi ci divertivamo a ridere di Fantozzi, il fantozziano incominciava a ridere di noi.” Stefano Bartezzaghi “Scrivere libri che fanno molto ridere non necessariamente porta a fare letteratura. La cosa riuscì a Villaggio ed è bello riconoscerlo, con il giusto entusiasmo.” Alessandro Baricco