Mokusei

Autore: Cees Nooteboom
Editore:
ISBN: 9780857424846
Grandezza: 66,86 MB
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Two men talk in Tokyo. One, a Belgian, is a diplomat. The other, Dutch, is a photographer. What, they wonder, is the real face of Japan? How can they get beyond the European idea of the nation and its people--with its exoticism--and see Japan as it truly is? The Belgian has an idea: he helps the photographer find a model to shoot in front of Mount Fuji as the "typical Japanese." The plan works better than either had imagined--in fact, it works too well: the photographer falls in love, neglects his friend and his career, and, feeling out of place and disillusioned in Holland, returns to Japan as often as possible over the next five years. A reunion is planned: the three will meet again at Mount Fuji. Time, it seems, has stood still . . . except the woman has a secret, and plans of her own. This moving novel of obsession and difference is the latest masterwork from one of the greatest European writers working today, redolent with the power of desire and alive to the limits of our understanding of others.

Canone Inverso

Autore: Paolo Maurensig
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805063028
Grandezza: 74,53 MB
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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.

Rituals

Autore: Cees Nooteboom
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848662289
Grandezza: 12,93 MB
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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 Following Story

Autore: Cees Nooteboom
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1860461476
Grandezza: 76,96 MB
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Winner of the 1993 European Literary Prize, this strikingly original novel is textured with the humour, pathos and expansive knowledge that have become the hallmark of Holland’s most popular writer.

Here And Now

Autore: Paul Auster
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101606274
Grandezza: 22,95 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 707
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“[A] civilized discourse between two cultivated and sophisticated men. . . . It’s a pleasure to be in their company.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post After a meeting at an Australian literary festival brought them together in 2008, novelists Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee began exchanging letters on a regular basis with the hope they might “strike sparks off each other." Here and Now is the result: a three-year epistolary dialogue that touches on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, from the financial crisis to art, death, eroticism, marriage, friendship, and love. Their high-spirited and luminous correspondence offers an intimate and often amusing portrait of these two men as they explore the complexities of the here and now and reveal their pleasure in each other’s friendship on every page.

Kid Moses

Autore: Mark R. Thornton
Editore: Jacana Media
ISBN: 1431402656
Grandezza: 63,48 MB
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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.

The Last Days Of California A Novel

Autore: Mary Miller
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871407795
Grandezza: 58,25 MB
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Vista: 4754
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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.

The Little Virtues

Autore: Natalia Ginzburg
Editore: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559700283
Grandezza: 26,11 MB
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Vista: 8959
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The Journey Of The Penguin

Autore: Emiliano Ponzi
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992905
Grandezza: 67,28 MB
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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.

Reading Lolita In Tehran

Autore: Azar Nafisi
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 9781588360793
Grandezza: 20,96 MB
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We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Their stories intertwined with those they were reading—Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miller and Lolita—their Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. Nafisi’s account flashes back to the early days of the revolution, when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl of protests and demonstrations. In those frenetic days, the students took control of the university, expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum. When a radical Islamist in Nafisi’s class questioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsby, which he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of “the Great Satan,” she decided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense. Azar Nafisi’s luminous tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women’s lives in revolutionary Iran. It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, written with a startlingly original voice. From the Hardcover edition.