Tumbas Tombe Di Poeti E Pensatori

Autore: Cees Nooteboom
Editore:
ISBN: 9788870914528
Grandezza: 39,42 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5017
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The Last Days Of California A Novel

Autore: Mary Miller
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871407795
Grandezza: 58,82 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5705
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“[A] terrific first novel. . . . Why worry about labeling a book this good? Just read it.”—Laurie Muchnick, New York Times Book Review Jess is fifteen years old and waiting for the world to end. Her evangelical father has packed up the family to drive west to California, hoping to save as many souls as possible before the Second Coming. With her long-suffering mother and rebellious (and secretly pregnant) sister, Jess hands out tracts to nonbelievers at every rest stop, Waffle House, and gas station along the way. As Jess’s belief frays, her teenage myopia evolves into awareness about her fracturing family. Selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover pick and an Indie Next pick, Mary Miller’s radiant debut novel reinvigorates the literary road-trip story with wry vulnerability and savage charm.

A Dark Premonition

Autore: Cees Nooteboom
Editore: Schirmer/Mosel
ISBN: 9783829607674
Grandezza: 15,77 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8372
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Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450 1516) is the most enigmatic artist of Early Modern Age. Inventing monstrous creatures, grotesque ogres, and bizarre chimeras walking abroad between this world and netherworld, he visualized the vices and desires of mankind, the promises of paradise, and the horrors of hell like no painter before and after him. Carrying Bosch s paintings in his mind and memory for 60 years, Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom describes his journeys to seven of them that he visited and studied in Lisbon, Madrid, Ghent, Rotterdam, and s-Hertogenbosch, the painter s hometown."

Canone Inverso

Autore: Paolo Maurensig
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805063028
Grandezza: 70,55 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5386
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A beautiful, oddly carved violin becomes the link between two generations of musicians, as they move from Hungary during the devastation of World War I, to Vienna and the approaching Anschluss, to a modern-day auction at Christie's in London. Reprint.

Slumberland

Autore: Paul Beatty
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608196494
Grandezza: 24,27 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7651
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The hip break-out novel from 2016 Man Booker Prize-winning author, Paul Beatty, about a disaffected Los Angeles DJ who travels to post-Wall Berlin in search of his transatlantic doppelganger. Hailed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best writers of his generation, Paul Beatty turns his creative eye to man's search for meaning and identity in an increasingly chaotic world. After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, a little know avant-garde jazzman, to play over his sonic masterpiece. His quest brings him to a recently unified Berlin, where he stumbles through the city's dreamy streets ruminating about race, sex, love, Teutonic gods , the prevent defense, and Wynton Marsalis in search of his artistic-and spiritual-other. Ferocious, bombastic, and laugh-out-loud funny, Slumberland is vintage Paul Beatty and belongs on the shelf next to Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, and Junot Diaz.

Rituals

Autore: Cees Nooteboom
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848662289
Grandezza: 10,87 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4104
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Amsterdam of the fifties, sixties and seventies is viewed from the perspective of Inni Wintrop, a man who leads a capricious life, floating comfortably on possibilities. After a failed suicide attempt, the unexpected gift of life returned lends him the curiosity to observe the lives and routines of others. Inni's opposite, the one-eyed former champion downhill skier Arnold Taads measures his life by the clock, while his disowned son Philip follows Japanese rituals which themselves seem to render his existence meaningless. Wry, witty and incisive, Rituals is a novel for those who seek to unravel our mysterious, apparently directionless lives.

The Spider S War

Autore: Daniel Abraham
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0356504735
Grandezza: 41,23 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9804
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The last battle draws near in The Spider's War, the thrilling final volume in Daniel Abraham's acclaimed Dagger and Coin series. Lord Regent Geder Palliako's great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before the ancient priesthood and weapon of dragons. But even as conquest follows conquest, the final victory retreats before him like a mirage. Schism and revolt begin to erode the foundations of the empire, and the great conquest threatens to collapse into a permanent war of all against all. In Carse, with armies on all borders, Cithrin bel Sarcour, Marcus Wester and Clara Kalliam are faced with the impossible task of bringing a lasting peace to the world. Their tools: traitors high in the imperial army, the last survivor of the dragon empire and a financial scheme that is either a revolution or the greatest fraud in the history of the world.

The Journey Of The Penguin

Autore: Emiliano Ponzi
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992905
Grandezza: 25,61 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3643
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To celebrate 80 years of Penguin Books, a charming picture book that tells the imagined story of the penguin who waddled his way into history as the symbol of a beloved publisher A lonely Antarctic penguin, dreaming of adventure, sets off on a long swim north. Arriving at last in London in 1935, he encounters the chance of a lifetime: auditions are on to find the face of a brand new publishing house. The penguin wins, of course, and so begins an adventure that takes him on to New York and into the hearts of readers around the world. In The Journey of the Penguin, award-winning graphic artist Emiliano Ponzi delivers a boldly illustrated, wildly imaginative, and terrifically fun story—told entirely through image—that brings to life the “dignified yet flippant” bird chosen eighty years ago by Allen Lane as the name and icon of his revolutionary publishing business. With cameo appearances by legendary Penguin authors including Jack Kerouac, Arthur Miller, and Dorothy Parker, this exquisite, one-of-a-kind book celebrates the enduring appeal of storytelling. From the Hardcover edition.

Kid Moses

Autore: Mark R. Thornton
Editore: Jacana Media
ISBN: 1431402656
Grandezza: 57,85 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2630
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"This is the deceptively simple story of Moses, a street child who scrounges a living on the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam. His ingrained need to be free takes him deep into the Tanzanian wilderness, where he faces both the tragedy of life and the hope it offers."--Back cover.