Una Storia Vera

Autore: Durs Grünbein
Grandezza: 72,18 MB
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Una Storia Amore

Autore: Mark Toro
Editore: Author House
ISBN: 1449083366
Grandezza: 11,53 MB
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Toro's debut novel offers a divine love story that takes one man back and forth between the Northeast and Midwest. When Michael leaves New York City and returns to Ohio, where he grew up, his life is a shambles. His ex-wife allows him to stay with her as he gets back on his feet, but their relationship remains broken. However, God intervenes in Michael's life, starting with a miracle that cures his chronic anxiety. Michael then has a vision and falls in love with a girl he's never met and feels prompted by God to woo her. A series of small miracles occurs to assist him; for example, he sends her a photograph of an angel statue that unintentionally includes the digits of his phone number. The path to love is not without trials, and Michael, his ex-wife and his new love interest must go through a healing process before they can find happy endings. Toro tells the story using a rhythmic, poetic style, giving the novel a dreamlike quality that compliments its romantic elements. This style does have its limitations, however; although the book's prayers and dialogue have a pleasant ring, they don't necessarily resemble natural speech. One prayer reads, in part, "I'd like for this ride to end...to put an end to this terrible spin, and start me anew on who you're willing to send...a normal but blessed love about to begin." Some plot details are so finely woven into the prose that casual readers may miss key information. Overall, Michael does a great deal of praying and reflecting--a narrative choice that benefits from the work's rhythmic style--creating a story that focuses more on emotion than action. A marriage of poetry and prose for fans of inspirational and romantic fiction. -- Kirkus Reviews

1 Una Storia Breve

Autore: winstonmcnamara
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1447502787
Grandezza: 10,97 MB
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The Black Madonna

Autore: Louisa Ermelino
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743213386
Grandezza: 80,99 MB
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The Black Madonna has long protected her mountain villagers in southern Italy, and some say she followed her people to America. What else explains the magic and miracles on Spring Street in Little Italy over the decades? Teresa, whose son Nicky should never have walked again after his four-story fall, keeps a holy card of the Black Madonna hidden beneath her underwear. Magdalena, beautiful and mysterious, can make any man fall in love with her, including her stepson Salvatore, by praying secretly to an image of the Black Madonna in her attic. And Antoinette, after giving birth to five girls, had Jumbo, the biggest baby Spring Street ever saw -- once she had the Black Madonna's portrait in her kitchen. Vibrant, dark-souled creatures who get their way, control their lives, and pass on arcane knowledge like family heirlooms from generation to generation, Teresa, Magdalena, and Antoinette, with their intersecting lives, take center stage in The Black Madonna. This is an exploration of how each woman, and her beloved son, is forever changed by the Madonna of Viggiano. Louisa Ermelino's wonderful novel reveals a delicious truth: that it is the Italian-American women who hold the secrets -- and the power -- from the "other side," and that they know how to use them. A celebration of mother love and magic, The Black Madonna is filled with the sights, sounds, smells, and taste of Little Italy. Ultimately, it is a vibrant and life-affirming saga that all Americans will want to embrace as their own.

Vorm Rz

Autore: Francesca Brunet / Florian Huber
Editore: Universitätsverlag Wagner
ISBN: 3703009292
Grandezza: 26,93 MB
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Der Vormärz (1816–1848), die Zeit zwischen den großen europäischen Revolutionen, gehört zu den kompliziertesten Perioden der Tiroler Regionalgeschichte. "Tirol" wurde in diesem Zeitraum endgültig als Kronland in den Staatsverband der Habsburger integriert und den restlichen Ländern der Monarchie angepasst. Durch die Auflösung der Fürstbistümer Brixen und Trient waren deren Territorien bereits 1803 dem Land vollständig eingegliedert worden. Dadurch stieg der Anteil der italienischsprachigen Bevölkerung von 13–15 auf über 40 %. Vor dem Hintergrund der traditionellen Wahrnehmung Tirols als "deutsches Land" führte dieser markante Wandel dazu, dass sich Teile der intellektuellen Eliten im Raum des vormaligen Fürstbistums Trient zunehmend bewusst als "italienisch" definierten. Tirol ist im Zeitabschnitt zwischen 1816 und 1848 also auch durch Binnengrenzen geprägt: neben den Sprach- und Kulturgrenzen insbesondere durch Wirtschafts- und Diözesangrenzen. Dazu kommen staatliche Außengrenzen ganz unterschiedlicher Qualität zu den Nachbarn: der Schweiz im Westen, Bayern im Norden, Lombardo-Venetien im Süden. Wie kann eine derart komplexe Grenzregion in einer Übergangszeit erforscht und analysiert werden? Dieses Buch plädiert für eine beziehungsgeschichtliche Perspektive, die Interaktionen, Abhängigkeiten und Abgrenzungen unterschiedlicher gesellschaftlicher Gruppen aufzeigt. Die auf Deutsch und Italienisch verfassten Beiträge (mit Zusammenfassung in der jeweils zweiten Sprache) behandeln theoretische und methodische Probleme der Regionalgeschichte von Grenzregionen im Allgemeinen sowie neue, spannende Zugänge zum Tiroler Vormärz. Die Autorinnen und Autoren: Francesca Brunet, Florian Huber, Stephanie Schlesier, Isabella Consolati, Mauro Nequirito, Marco Bellabarba, Ellinor Forster, Tommaso Mariotti, Margareth Lanzinger, Marcello Bonazza, Michael Span, Mirko Saltori, Marco Meriggi.

Una Storia Ingarbugliata

Autore: Lewis Carroll
Editore: Edizioni Studio Tesi
ISBN: 9788876925597
Grandezza: 58,70 MB
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Vista: 9358
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The Sisters Mallone

Autore: Louisa Ermelino
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074323328X
Grandezza: 28,35 MB
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The Mallone sisters look Irish, but don’t let their blue eyes fool you. “It’s all in how you say it,” their grandma Anona proudly says. “Ma-llone is Irish. Mal-lon-e is Italian.” Growing up Italian in the 1920s, in Hell’s Kitchen, an Irish enclave, requires toughness, thrift, and a calculating mind―even for the three beautiful Mallone sisters. And when their baby sister Gracie is swept off her feet by no-good Frankie Merelli, Helen and Mary will do anything to make sure Grace gets the life she deserves, even if that means going after her husband… The Sisters Mallone is a black comedy about the power of sisterhood and the importance of family―and family connections. Through irrepressible characters, and infectious and suspenseful writing, The Sisters Mallone reveals the American immigrant’s dream―with a twist.

Una Storia Segreta

Autore: Lawrence DiStasi
Editore: Heyday
ISBN: 9781890771409
Grandezza: 48,39 MB
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It is a little-known fact that in California during World War II, Italian Americans were subjected to an 8PM to 6AM curfew, searches of their homes, seizure of their property, and exclusion from prohibited zones along the coast.In a collection of essays, Una Storia Segreta brings together the voices of the Italian American community and experts in the field, including personal stories by survivors and their children, letters from internment camps, news clips, photographs, and cartoons.

Una Storia Della Lettura

Autore: Alberto Manguel
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 880794670X
Grandezza: 17,35 MB
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Una storia della lettura non è “la storia” della lettura, ma è, appunto, “una storia” della lettura – soggettiva, unica, parziale, passionale, intima. Con rigore e con una leggerezza che è sempre affabilità, Manguel parte da annotazioni personali, passi autobiografici, aneddoti che dissacrano la letteratura in quanto scienza e arriva a celebrare la superiorità della lettura e, soprattutto, dei lettori. A questo scopo chiama in causa Plinio, Dante, Cervantes, sant’Agostino, Colette e l’amatissimo Borges, di cui in gioventù è stato fedele lettore ad alta voce. Manguel parla della forma del libro, dei libri proibiti, del valore delle prime pagine, di cosa vuol dire leggere in pubblico e, al contrario, dentro la propria testa, e ancora, del potere del lettore, della sua capacità di trasformare e dar vita al libro, quanto e forse più dell’autore stesso, della follia dei librai e del fuoco sacro che divora ogni vero appassionato di storie. E lo fa attingendo a immagini della sua infanzia a Buenos Aires, quando passava ore e ore nella libreria vicino a casa, o sotto le coperte, eccitato e rapito da quel tempo segreto rubato alla notte e consegnato all’immaginazione. .