A Fortune Teller Told Me

Autore: Tiziano Terzani
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN:
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Un Indovino Mi Disse

Autore: Tiziano Terzani
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830430668
Grandezza: 28,75 MB
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Nella primavera del 1976, a Hong Kong, un vecchio indovino cinese avverte l’autore di questo libro: «Attento! Nel 1993 corri un gran rischio di morire. In quell’anno non volare. Non volare mai». Dopo tanti anni Terzani non dimentica la profezia (che a suo modo si avvera: in Cambogia, nel marzo del ’93, un elicottero dell’ONU si schianta con ventitré giornalisti a bordo, e fra loro v’è il collega tedesco che ha preso il suo posto...). La trasforma, però, in un’occasione per guardare al mondo con occhi nuovi: decide infatti di non prendere davvero alcun aereo, senza per questo rinunciare al suo mestiere di corrispondente. Il 1993 diviene così un anno molto particolare di una vita già tanto straordinaria. Spostandosi in giro per l’Asia in treno, in nave, in macchina, a volte anche a piedi, il giornalista può osservare paesi e persone da una prospettiva spesso ignorata dal grande pubblico: ci aiuta a riscoprire il gusto del Viaggio, ci guida alla scoperta di un continente in bilico tra passato e futuro (e che ricorre alla magia come antidoto alla modernità), ci insegna a conoscere palmo a palmo l’intero Sud-Est asiatico. Il documentatissimo reportage si trasforma man mano in una piacevole esplorazione, in un’appassionante avventura, in un racconto ora ironico ora drammatico, in qualcosa di eccezionale, come il resoconto di un interminabile viaggio in treno dalla Cambogia a Berlino o quello di una solitaria traversata su una nave portacontainer da La Spezia a Singapore. Vagabondaggi insoliti e di per sé entusiasmanti, cui si intrecciano – ancora più insoliti e inquietanti – gli incontri fortuiti o provocati durante il percorso: maghi, santoni, veggenti, invasati, stregoni, sciamani, ciarlatani, tutti i profeti dell’occulto sondati per comprendere sia il loro mistero sia il proprio futuro. O per tener fede a quanto un giorno un indovino disse...

Un Indovino Mi Disse Ediz Illustrata

Autore: Tiziano Terzani
Editore:
ISBN: 9788830427082
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Travels

Autore: Michael Crichton
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307816494
Grandezza: 27,65 MB
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. Fueled by a powerful curiosity—and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up—Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling—swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels—an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.

Letters Against The War

Autore: Tiziano Terzani
Editore: India Research Pr
ISBN: 9788188353002
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After 30 years as a war correspondent for a major European magazine, Tiziano Terzani turns into a correspondent against all wars.

Goodnight Mister Lenin

Autore: Tiziano Terzani
Editore: Trans-Atlantic Pubns
ISBN: 9780330329620
Grandezza: 38,71 MB
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One More Ride On The Merry Go Round

Autore: Tiziano Terzani
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9350297167
Grandezza: 25,87 MB
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When he is diagnosed with cancer, in the silence of the hospital room broken only by the swish of cars outside, Italian writer Tiziano Terzani realizes that his whole life has been one long ride on a merry-go-round where he has always journeyed without a ticket. Now, for the first time, the ticket collector has come to demand his dues. At first, Terzani turns to Western medicine for a cure, but a question soon begins to haunt him: is cancer, as the doctors say, an enemy that needs to be destroyed, or is it a friend one can talk to? Travelling had always been a way of life for him, so he decides to make another trip, in search of a solution - to India. This final ride turns out to be very different though. And more difficult. Because every step, every choice - often between reason and faith, between science and magic - is inextricably linked to his own survival. As he crisscrosses the country from an ashram in Coimbatore to a hut in Almora, the external journey in search of a cure transforms into an inner journey and a return to the divine roots of man. Then, one day, as he looks at the sun rising over the mountains, he stumbles upon the one truth that has eluded him: death is as desirable and eternal as life itself. A bestseller in Europe, this is a book about modern medicine and alternative cures, and the quest to understand the true meaning of mortality.

An Angel At My Table

Autore: Janet Frame
Editore: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1619028875
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New Zealand's preeminent writer Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections, gathered here for the first time in a single volume. From a childhood and adolescence spent in a poor but intellectually intense railway family, through life as a student, and years of incarceration in mental hospitals, eventually followed by her entry into the saving world of writers and the "Mirror City" that sustains them, we are given not only a record of the events of a life, but also "the transformation of ordinary facts and ideas into a shining palace of mirrors." Frame's journey of self-discovery, from New Zealand to London, to Paris and Barcelona, and then home again, is a heartfelt and courageous account of a writer's beginnings as well as one woman's personal struggle to survive. This book contains selections from the long out-of-print collection entitled Janet Frame: An Autobiography (George Brazillier, 1991), which itself was originally published in three volumes: To the Island, An Angel at My Table, and The Envoy from Mirror City.

Giai Phong

Autore: Tiziano Terzani
Editore:
ISBN: 9780207957123
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Interpersonal Encounters In Contemporary Travel Writing

Autore: Catharine Mee
Editore: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783084200
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This critical study examines the theme of interpersonal encounter in a range of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century travel writing written in French and Italian. Structured typologically, each chapter focuses on a typical activity that brings traveller-protagonists into contact with other people. Drawing on literary critical studies of travel writing, sociological and anthropological approaches to tourism, as well as research in French and Italian area studies, ‘Interpersonal Encounters in Contemporary Travel Writing’ locates the concept of encounter within the context of modern tourism.