Ultima Notte Ad Alessandria

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Guanda
ISBN: 8823517540
Grandezza: 39,41 MB
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«Aciman ha ricreato un mondo scomparso, rievocando con ironia e affetto coloro che ne sono stati esiliati.» The New York Times Book Review «Ricordi meravigliosi scritti in una prosa meravigliosa.» Los Angeles Times Book Review Nel 1965 un giovane André Aciman e i suoi famigliari furono costretti a lasciare la cosmopolita Alessandria d'Egitto dopo ben tre generazioni. Il governo nazionalista di Nasser infatti stava cacciando dal paese migliaia di europei, nel tentativo di eliminare ogni ricordo del protettorato britannico e di disperdere una comunità ebraica tra le più ampie dell'ex impero ottomano. Fu la fine di quella temperie che nei decenni precedenti aveva fatto di Alessandria una città di straordinaria vivacità culturale. In un memoir intenso e ricco di colori e profumi, l'autore rievoca con affettuosa ironia la vita all'interno di una grande famiglia elegante e caotica, caratterizzata da figure affascinanti, come lo zio Vili, audace soldato, mercante e spia, o le due nonne, che spettegolano in sei lingue diverse... A fare da sfondo Alessandria, sospesa tra la crepuscolare indolenza del passato e un futuro drammaticamente incerto.

Out Of Egypt

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429998772
Grandezza: 65,87 MB
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This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the two grandmothers, the Princess and the Saint, who gossip in six languages; Aunt Flora, the German refugee who warns that Jews lose everything "at least twice in their lives." And through it all, we come to know a boy who, even as he longs for a wider world, does not want to be led, forever, out of Egypt.

Call Me By Your Name

Autore: Andre Aciman
Editore: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857895265
Grandezza: 11,72 MB
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Call Me By Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blooms between seventeen-year-old Elio and his father's house guest Oliver during a restless summer on the Italian Riviera. Unrelenting currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire threaten to overwhelm the lovers who at first feign indifference to the charge between them. What grows from the depths of their souls is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration, and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing they both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

Baudolino

Autore: Umberto Eco
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547537214
Grandezza: 33,85 MB
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It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story. Born a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has two major gifts-a talent for learning languages and a skill in telling lies. When still a boy he meets a foreign commander in the woods, charming him with his quick wit and lively mind. The commander-who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa-adopts Baudolino and sends him to the university in Paris, where he makes a number of fearless, adventurous friends. Spurred on by myths and their own reveries, this merry band sets out in search of Prester John, a legendary priest-king said to rule over a vast kingdom in the East-a phantasmagorical land of strange creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and lovely maidens. With dazzling digressions, outrageous tricks, extraordinary feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age, this is Eco the storyteller at his brilliant best.

Enigma Variations

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374714770
Grandezza: 73,64 MB
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André Aciman, hailed as a writer of “fiction at its most supremely interesting” (The New York Review of Books), has written a novel that charts the life of a man named Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and as covetous throughout his adulthood as they were in his adolescence. Whether the setting is southern Italy, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents’ cabinetmaker, or a snowbound campus in New England, where his enduring passion for a girl he’ll meet again and again over the years is punctuated by anonymous encounters with men; whether he’s on a tennis court in Central Park, or on a New York sidewalk in early spring, his attachments are ungraspable, transient, and forever underwritten by raw desire—not for just one person’s body but, inevitably, for someone else’s as well. In Enigma Variations, Aciman maps the most inscrutable corners of passion, proving to be an unsparing reader of the human psyche and a master stylist. With language at once lyrical, bare-knuckled, and unabashedly candid, he casts a sensuous, shimmering light over each facet of desire to probe how we ache, want, and waver, and ultimately how we sometimes falter and let go of those who may want to offer only what we crave from them. Ahead of every step Paul takes, his hopes, denials, fears, and regrets are always ready to lay their traps. Yet the dream of love lingers. We may not always know what we want. We may remain enigmas to ourselves and to others. But sooner or later we discover who we’ve always known we were.

The House By The Medlar Tree

Autore: Giovanni Verga
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520048508
Grandezza: 55,80 MB
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"Giovanni Verga is one of the masters of European literature, and his novel The House by the Medlar Tree is a great work. I am very happy to see it reprinted and I hope that many people will read it."--Iriving Howe

Memoirs Of Hadrian

Autore: Marguerite Yourcenar
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374529264
Grandezza: 33,45 MB
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Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, Memoirs of Hadrian has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian's own era.

Citt D Ombra

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Guanda
ISBN: 8823507499
Grandezza: 20,19 MB
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«La vita comincia da qualche parte con il profumo della lavanda.» Partendo così da un ricordo ispirato dalla fragranza del dopobarba del padre, il maestro della nostalgia André Aciman esplora il concetto di memoria e l’esperienza della perdita in tutte le loro sfaccettature: dall’infanzia perduta ad Alessandria sotto l’abbagliante sole egiziano agli anni vissuti a Roma da ragazzino, dove adorava perdersi per i meravigliosi vicoli in acciottolato del centro; dalle visite al padre nella Parigi «collerica e piovosa di Baudelaire», in cui ha sempre sognato di vivere, agli studi universitari a Cambridge; dall’armonioso caos di Barcellona alla «caccia» agli scorci dei quadri di Monet a Bordighera. Un dedalo di impressioni, tra gli angoli sperduti di un’esistenza vissuta in esilio permanente prima di stabilirsi a Manhattan, nella speranza di riuscire finalmente a cogliere e fissare la propria identità, laddove invece, come in una fotografia, l’immagine vera è solo «un’infinita sovrapposizione di immagini instabili».

The Alexandria Link

Autore: Steve Berry
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848943083
Grandezza: 64,95 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author, an ambitious and explosive international thriller with an unexpected historical twist. A hidden treasure. A forgotten truth. Cotton Malone is in trouble. His son has been kidnapped and his bookshop in Copenhagen attacked, all because he is the only man alive who knows the whereabouts of the Alexandria link - the means of locating the most important cache of ancient knowledge ever assembled: the legendary Library of Alexandria, which vanished without trace fifteen hundred years ago. Now, Malone is forced to join the search for a forgotten truth hidden within that vast literary treasure - a truth that, if revealed, will have grave consequences, not only for Malone, but for the balance of world power . . .

Treasure

Autore: Clive Cussler
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751568880
Grandezza: 76,14 MB
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The ninth gripping thriller in the world famous Dirk Pitt series, where the adventurer finds himself in a deadly battle against the darkest forces of international terrorism. 'On behalf of a grateful nation I wish to thank you for this astonishing gift...' The President of the United States had reason to be grateful. Dirk Pitt had unearthed the greatest storehouse of knowledge in the ancient world: the Alexandria Library. The trail began in a lonely fjord in Greenland. It ended on the banks of the Rio Grande. In between Pitt had frustrated an assassination, rescued a hijacked liner, survived a deadly gun battle and halted an invasion. A gripping, action-packed story by a master of the craft.