Vecchi Folli E Ribelli Il Piacere Della Vita Nella Terza Et

Author: Giampaolo Pansa
Editor: Best Bureau
ISBN: 9788817097291
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Vecchi Folli E Ribelli

Author: Giampaolo Pansa
Editor: Rizzoli
ISBN: 8858686284
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Vecchi, folli e ribelli racconta, racconta senza piagnistei un protagonista dell'Italia di oggi: gli anziani. Al contrario di quanto si crede, non è un mondo di deboli, con il solo traguardo di andare al Creatore. Prima di tutto, il gusto per la vita non li ha abbandonati. Rifiutano di arrendersi e di considerare la vecchiaia una malattia incurabile. Contano molto in un Paese come il nostro dove il loro numero cresce di continuo. Nelle scelte politiche risultano decisivi, lo si è visto in Gran Bretagna nel referendum se uscire o no dall'Europa. Il mercato li coccola poiché decretano il successo o la sfortuna di un prodotto. Eppure di loro non si discute mai. Il motivo l'ho compreso quando ho compiuto gli ottant'anni. La vecchiaia impaurisce persino chi ne è ancora distante. E quasi nessuno vuole occuparsene. Ho provato a farlo con questo libro per me insolito e in parte autobiografico. Descrive la terza età nella sua forza, ma anche nei problemi che l'affliggono: la solitudine, la paura della povertà, il terrore di ammalarsi, l'angoscia di essere rapinati persino dalla propria banca, sino al rebus del rapporto tra maschi e femmine. L'amore è un test infallibile di vitalità e del desiderio di rimanere giovani. Per gli uomini lo conferma l'uso crescente di un rimedio miracoloso, il viagra. Mentre nelle donne il rifiuto della vecchiaia spinge a nascondere l'età, grazie all'abito sfacciato e alla cura del corpo. È una rivoluzione silenziosa che ho tentato di togliere dall'ombra con un insieme di storie sul privato di italiani ormai lontani dalla giovinezza. A cominciare dal lato che il pudore impone di tenere segreto. Parlo di chi non ha problemi di sopravvivenza. Se la terza età non ti sorprende con le tasche vuote, il sesso, condiviso per passione o per denaro, diventa un elisir di lunga vita. Illude di fermare l'incalzare del tempo. Infine convince molti di non appartenere alla tribù dei nuovi sconfitti: gli anziani da sempre poveri o che lo stanno diventando. Sono questi gli esclusi di una società che riflette soltanto sui giovani. Vecchi, folli e ribelli è stato pensato come il racconto di un'Italia poco conosciuta e molto trascurata. Dirà il lettore se sono riuscito a sbirciarla nel modo giusto. G.P.

The Life Changing Manga Of Tidying Up

Author: Marie Kondo
ISBN: 0399580530
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"Originally published in Japan as Manga de Yomu Jinsei ga Tokimeku Kataduke no Maho by Sunmark Publishing, Inc., Tokyo, in 2017"--Colophon.

The Old And The Young

Author: Luigi Pirandello
ISBN: 9781781390221
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A historical novel reflecting the Sicily of the end of the 19th century.

Forever Young

Author: Marcel Danesi
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802086204
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The excessive worship of adolescence and its social empowerment by adult institutions is the deeply rooted cause of a serious cultural malaise. So argues semiotician Marcel Danesi in Forever Young, an unforgiving and controversial look at modern culture's incessant drive to create a 'teen-aging' of adult life. Written for the general reader and based on five year's worth of interviews with over 200 adolescents and their parents, Danesi begins by asserting that one of the early causes of this crystallization of adolescence as an age category can be traced back to theories of psychology at the turn of the twentieth century. Since then, the psychological view of adolescence as a stressful period of adjustment has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This, in tandem with the devaluation of the family by the media and society at large, has led to a maturity gap - a fissure in family dynamics that is eagerly and ably exploited by the mass media. Unlike many academic digressions into the malaise of modern culture, Forever Young provides concrete answers on how the 'forever young syndrome' can be addressed. One solution is to dispel the myth that experts and professionals are the people best equipped to give advice on raising children. The second is to recognize the value of family, in all its different combinations, as the primary institution of child-rearing. The third is to challenge the pervasive notion that teen culture is a sophisticated endeavour - that, for example, pop music can claim to have produced some of the best musical art in the world, surpassing Mozart or Bach. By laying bare the misguided tenets that have brought about, and continue to promote, a 'forever young' mentality, Marcel Danesi demonstrates that the 'teen-aging' of culture has come about because it is, simply put, good for business. Teen tastes have achieved cultural supremacy because the western economic system requires a conformist and easily manipulated market, and has thus joined forces with the media-entertainment oligarchy to promote a deterministic 'forever young' market.


Author: Luther Blissett
Editor: William Heinemann
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A bestseller across Europe this international phenomenon is an ambitious, dynamic and intelligent historical novel written by four young Italian men. Set in the time of tremendous religious and political upheaval caused by the Reformation in Europe,Qbegins with Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg cathedral -- a historical flash point which would completely disrupt European society. The novel traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. One is an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical Protestant sect. These are the anarchists of the Reformation who revolted against Catholicism and the emerging Reformation church. The other is a Catholic spy and informer. Like the leaders of religious reform, the book’s authors break with tradition -- seeking anonymity behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett. They have successfully created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. A phenomenal bestseller in Italy and Holland –Qis now being translated into eight languages. When it was first published anonymously in Italy, it was widely rumoured to be the work of Umberto Eco.

Il Rompiscatole Vintage

Author: Giampaolo Pansa
Editor: Rizzoli
ISBN: 885868673X
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Ho visto l’Italia cambiare. E l’ho narrata da rompiscatole che non gli va di comandare né di ubbidire. Cercando di vedere le cose con occhio insolito, ho camminato su terreni che nessuno voleva esplorare.

The Steel Kiss

Author: Jeffery Deaver
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455536369
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Deaver is a genius when it comes to manipulation and deception. Stellar plot twists are in full abundance." - Associated Press "Deaver at his best and when you are Jeffrey Deaver this means the best of the best." - Huffington Post Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity--and discover his mission--before more people die.

Teatro Grottesco

Author: Thomas Ligotti
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0753525178
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Thomas Ligotti is often cited as the most curious and remarkable figure in horror literature since H. P. Lovecraft. His work is noted by critics for its display of an exceptionally grotesque imagination and accomplished prose style. In his stories, Ligotti has followed a literary tradition that began with Edgar Allan Poe, portraying characters that are outside of anything that might be called normal life, depicting strange locales far off the beaten track, and rendering a grim vision of human existence as a perpetual nightmare. The horror stories collected in Teatro Grottesco feature tormented individuals who play out their doom in various odd little towns, as well as in dark sectors frequented by sinister and often blackly comical eccentrics. The cycle of narratives introduce readers to a freakish community of artists who encounter demonic perils that ultimately engulf their lives.

A Man

Author: Oriana Fallaci
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480442011
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Translated and sold in nineteen countries, the bestseller that brought Oriana Fallaci world success Published for the first time in 1979 by Rizzoli, A Man is the passionate story of Alekos Panagulis, hero of the Greek Resistance and Fallaci’s partner. On May 1, 1976, Alexandros Panagulis, known as Alekos, the lonely hero of the Greek riot against tyranny and power, died tragically in a suspicious car crash. During his funeral, millions of people crowded the streets of Athens screaming “Zi, zi, zi!”—“Live, live, live!” This is the opening scene of A Man—and the final scene in the life of Alekos and of his love story with the author. The narration goes back some years, and the reader relives the breakdown of Alekos’s relationship with Oriana Fallaci, starting with his attempt to kill the tyrant Papadopulos and his consequent arrest. Balancing romance and reportage, Fallaci describes Alekos’s personal fight against tyranny and his desperate attempt to escape his inevitable arrest. Alekos became a real hero for the Greek population; the political leadership could not kill him without stirring up the suspicion of the public. The government built him a prison called Boiati, where he survived tremendous torture, hunger strikes, and terribly unsanitary conditions. After his release, Fallaci met and interviewed him. They fell in love and shared years of romance, obsession, and madness, all recounted in this extraordinary book. The story centers on their strong and deep love, intertwined with the struggle of this Greek tragic hero, who desperately looked for freedom and who, in the end, was just a man.