Violenza E Islam Conversazioni Con Houria Abdelouahed

Autore: Adonis
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ISBN: 9788823515871
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Violenza E Islam

Autore: Adonis
Editore: Guanda
ISBN: 8823515122
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UN GRANDE INTELLETTUALE ARABO SPIEGA LE CAUSE PROFONDE DEL TERRORISMO ISLAMICO «Ho scoperto che tutta la nostra storia era falsata, inventata di sana pianta, e che quelli che hanno creato la civiltà araba e la sua grandezza sono stati banditi, condannati, rifiutati, imprigionati, oppure crocifissi. Bisogna rileggere questa civiltà e considerarla in modo diverso: con un nuovo sguardo e una nuova umanità.» Adonis Conosciamo tutti la follia di certi leader arabi, responsabili dei massacri dei loro popoli, e conosciamo il loro odio nei confronti delle libertà pubbliche. Ma oggi lo Stato islamico, invocando la legge della sharῑ‘a, ostenta una barbarie che supera ogni immaginazione. Il suo compito sarebbe quello di ripulire la terra dell’islam da tutto ciò che minaccia la sua purezza. E in nome di questa purezza si commettono i crimini peggiori: uccisioni, stupri, massacri, saccheggi, vendita di donne, distruzione di siti archeologici e storici... La condanna dell’alterità va di pari passo con la desolazione e la rovina. «È la rovina» scrive Adonis «che caratterizza lo stato attuale del mondo arabo, un mondo in cui si politicizza la religione e si sacralizza la politica.» Oggi è della massima urgenza riflettere sul senso di questa rovina. A partire da qui il nuovo, scottante libro di Adonis affronta il tema della violenza come aspetto costitutivo dell’islam e, passando al tempo presente, mette a fuoco i temi più drammaticamente attuali: il fallimento della Primavera araba, gli attentati terroristici, la nascita dell’Isis. «Il nodo più delicato della questione islamica in un ricamo di rimandi storici, filosofici e culturali che tocca anche le pagine più dure dell'attualità, il terrorismo e la minaccia dell'Is» il Venerdì di Repubblica «Adonis, uno dei maggiori poeti siriani, è convinto: L'Isis sarà annientato, ne sono sicuro» Corriere della Sera «Per il poeta siriano è il terrorismo il vero male del secolo: L'Occidente adesso deve estirparlo riparando agli errori compiuti in Medio Oriente» la Repubblica «Adonis cerca una rilettura dell'islam, un nuovo umanesimo» il Giornale

L Islam Una Minaccia

Autore: Franco Cardini
Editore: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858125037
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C'è chi pensa che il Califfato sia alle porte e su Roma sventolerà la bandiera nera degli integralisti. Da anni la nostra paura e i nostri sensi di colpa trovano nell'Islam la loro causa prima. Ma davvero siamo condannati, Musulmani e Occidentali, tutti e senza distinzioni, a combatterci senza mai comprenderci? Il terrorismo musulmano, gli episodi di persecuzione anticristiana e i 'migranti' in Europa sono i tre elementi che in Occidente hanno scatenato una diffusa islamofobia fomentata da politici tanto cinici quanto impreparati e da media alla ricerca di notizie forti. L'Islam è una minaccia, dicono o pensano oggi in molti. Ma è verosimile che un miliardo e mezzo di persone voglia assoggettare cinque miliardi e mezzo di altri esseri umani? E se anche ne avessero l'intenzione – finora sbandierata solo da qualche migliaio di militanti dell'ISIS o dai loro leaders – di quali mezzi potrebbero disporre? È vero che i migranti nel nostro continente trasformeranno in poco tempo l'Europa in Eurabia? Franco Cardini esplora il mondo musulmano con occhio sgombro da pregiudizi: una realtà complessa, polimorfa e contraddittoria che appare oggi sospesa tra jihad e Coca-Cola, tra Corano e business, tra richiami alla potenza califfale e suggestioni informatico-telematiche, tra niqab e Gucci. Dati e cifre parlano chiaro: i teen agers musulmani sognano l'Occidente, i suoi beni, l''American way of life', e anche molti militanti jihadisti partecipano in realtà dello stesso mondo immaginario ispirato al consumismo. Intanto, in Occidente, la paura dell'Islam si è rivelata il nuovo Oppio dei Popoli, adoperata troppo spesso per distogliere l'opinione pubblica dai problemi di un mondo nel quale è la finanza brutale del turbocapitalismo a dominare, creando ingiustizia e miseria. «Il fondamentalismo, per quanto talora così si presenti, non è per nulla un movimento religioso o politico-religioso animato dalla volontà di un 'ritorno alle origini'; non ha niente del movimento tradizionalista. Al contrario, è semmai 'modernista' e 'occidentalista': il suo nucleo forte è costituito dalla volontà di appropriarsi degli elementi di potenza propri dell'Occidente conseguendoli però attraverso il linguaggio e i valori musulmani (non 'occidentalizzare/modernizzare l'Islam', bensì 'islamizzare l'Occidente/Modernità'). Esso non è affatto neppure una forma di 'politicizzazione della religione'; al contrario, è semmai una forma di 'religionizzazione della politica'. I jihadisti nominano di continuo il Nome di Allah, ma pregano poco e trascurano allegramente le cinque preghiere canoniche quotidiane; difficile coglierli con la macchina fotografica o la telecamera mentre hanno in mano un Corano o una subha, mentre è consueto che armeggino con telefonini e computer. La loro ispirazione si presenta come arcaica, ma i loro atteggiamenti sono in realtà postmoderni. Non somigliano affatto agli ansar del Profeta, ma piuttosto ai guerrilleros del 'Che' Guevara o ai politische Soldaten descritti da von Salomon e definiti da Carl Schmitt.»

The Yellow World

Autore: Albert Espinosa
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718194829
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Albert Espinosa never wanted to write a book about surviving cancer, so he didn't. He wrote a book instead about the Yellow World. What is the yellow world? The yellow world is a world that's within everyone's reach, a world the colour of the sun. It is the name of a way of living, of seeing life, of nourishing yourself with the lessons that you learn from good moments as well as bad ones. It is the world that makes you happy, the world you like living in. The yellow world has no rules; it is made of discoveries. In these 23 Discoveries Albert shows us how to connect daily reality with our most distant dreams. He tells us that 'losses are positive', 'the word "pain" doesn't exist', and 'what you hide the most reveals the most about you'. Albert Espinosa has won several battles with death, which is why his stories are so full of life. He is powerful because he never gives up. And as a last resort he bargains: he swapped a leg and a lung for his life. He has learnt how to lose in order to win. He's hyperactive and prefers losing sleep to losing experiences. If you want to tell him something it has to be very good or told very fast. He loves to provoke people but he does it to make provocations seem normal. His greatest hope is that after you have read this book you will go off in search of your yellow world. Albert Espinosa is a bestselling author. At the age of thirteen, Albert was diagnosed with cancer, an event that changed his life forever. When he was fourteen, his left leg had to be amputated. At sixteen his left lung was removed, and when he was eighteen part of his liver was taken out. After ten years in and out of hospitals, when he was finally told that he had been cured of the disease, he realised that his illness had taught him that what is sad is not dying, but rather not knowing how to live.

Goodnight Mister Lenin

Autore: Tiziano Terzani
Editore: Trans-Atlantic Pubns
ISBN: 9780330329620
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Last Testament

Autore: Pope Benedict XVI
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472944631
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Pope Benedict XVI, the only modern-day Pope to retire whilst in office, now finally breaks his silence. Since retiring from the papacy in 2013, the first Pope in over 700 years to do so, Pope Benedict has lived quietly in a convent in the Vatican gardens in Rome. He has devoted himself to a life of prayer and study and has vowed to remain silent, until now. So much controversy still surrounds Pope Benedict's time in office. In this book, written with bestselling German author Peter Seewald, he addresses the issues of his papacy and reveals how, at his late age, governing and reforming the Church was beyond him. Last Testament is also an autobiography, recalling Pope Benedict's childhood in Germany under Nazism, his early development as a priest, and eventually his appointment as Archbishop of Munich. After becoming Pope, his account deals with the controversies that rocked the Catholic world: how he enraged Muslims with his Regensburg speech, what he did and did not do to stamp out the clerical sexual abuse of children, the 'Vatileaks' scandal and how he broke up a gay cabal within the Vatican itself. At all times, we see a man who is shy and retiring and modest being exceptionally open and frank with the outside world. In this Last Testament, a unique book insofar as no other living Pope has had the opportunity to write an account having left office, Benedict gives in his own words an unprecedented view of the difficulties, the achievements and the consequences of his time as head of the Catholic Church worldwide.

Isis

Autore: Fawaz A. Gerges
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400885590
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The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East? In this book, one of the world's leading authorities on political Islam and jihadism sheds new light on these questions as he provides a unique history of the rise and growth of ISIS. Moving beyond journalistic accounts, Fawaz Gerges provides a clear and compelling account of the deeper conditions that fuel ISIS. The book describes how ISIS emerged in the chaos of Iraq following the 2003 U.S. invasion, how the group was strengthened by the suppression of the Arab Spring and by the war in Syria, and how ISIS seized leadership of the jihadist movement from Al Qaeda. Part of a militant Sunni revival, ISIS claims its goals are to resurrect a caliphate and rid "Islamic lands" of all Shia and other minorities. In contrast to Al Qaeda, ISIS initially focused on the "near enemy"—Shia, the Iraqi and Syrian regimes, and secular, pro-Western states in the Middle East. But in a tactical shift ISIS has now taken responsibility for spectacular attacks in Europe and other places beyond the Middle East, making it clear that the group is increasingly interested in targeting the "far enemy" as well. Ultimately, the book shows how decades of dictatorship, poverty, and rising sectarianism in the Middle East, exacerbated by foreign intervention, led to the rise of ISIS—and why addressing those problems is the only way to ensure its end. An authoritative introduction to arguably the most important conflict in the world today, this is an essential book for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the social turmoil and political violence ravaging the Arab-Islamic world.

An Umbrian War

Autore: Romana Petri
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ISBN: 9781902881140
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In Umbria there is a house in which live Alcina and Aliseo, sister and brother. She is older, wiser, apparently stronger; he is younger, his head in the clouds. It is the last two years of war. The Germans are on the run, the local fascists engaged in a final desperate spree of cruelty and arrogance. Joining the partisans in the mountains Alcina gradually learns to overcome her fears. She will learn that there is space enough in her heart for all those things she previously denied, amongst them perhaps even love.

This Business Of Living

Autore: Cesare Pavese
Editore: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412839939
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On June 23rd, 1950, Pavese, Italy's greatest modern writer received the coveted Strega Award for his novel Among Women Only. On August 26th, in a small hotel in his home town of Turin, he took his own life. Shortly before his death, he methodically destroyed all his private papers. His diary is all that remains and for this the contemporary reader can be grateful. Contemporary speculation attributed this tragedy to either an unhappy love aff air with the American film star Constance Dawling or his growing disillusionment with the Italian Communist Party. His Diaries, however, reveal a man whose art was his only means of repressing the specter of suicide which had haunted him since childhood: an obsession that fi nally overwhelmed him. As John Taylor notes, he possessed something much more precious than a political theory: a natural sensitivity to the plight and dignity of common people, be they bums, priests, grape-pickers, gas station attendants, offi ce workers, or anonymous girls picked up on the street (though to women, the author could--as he admitted--be as misogynous as he was aff ectionate). Bitter and incisive, This Business of Living, is both moving and painful to read and stands with James Joyce's Letters and Andre Gide's Journals as one of the great literary testaments of the twentieth century. Cesare Pavese (1908-1950), was educated in Turin. In 1930 he began to contribute essays on American literature to La Cultura, of which he later became editor. In 1935 he was imprisoned for anti-fascist activities. This experience formed the basis of The Political Prisoner. Between 1936 and 1940 nine of his books were published in Italy, these included novels, short stories, poetry and essays. His books have been fi lmed and dramatized, and translated into many languages. John Taylor, a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, Context, the Yale Review, the Antioch Review, the Michigan Quarterly Review, and Chelsea, has introduced numerous European writers and poets to English readers, often for the first time. Some of his works include The Apocalypse Tapestries, Paths to Contemporary French Literature (Volumes 1 and 2) and Into the Heart of European Poetry.

All The Rivers

Autore: Dorit Rabinyan
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1588361861
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A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, from one of Israel’s most acclaimed novelists When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation student, plans to return to Israel the following summer. Despite knowing that their love can be only temporary, that it can exist only away from their conflicted homeland, Liat lets herself be enraptured by Hilmi: by his lively imagination, by his beautiful hands and wise eyes, by his sweetness and devotion. Together they explore the city, sharing laughs and fantasies and pangs of homesickness. But the unfettered joy they awaken in each other cannot overcome the guilt Liat feels for hiding him from her family in Israel and her Jewish friends in New York. As her departure date looms and her love for Hilmi deepens, Liat must decide whether she is willing to risk alienating her family, her community, and her sense of self for the love of one man. Banned from classrooms by Israel’s Ministry of Education, Dorit Rabinyan’s remarkable novel contains multitudes. A bold portrayal of the strains—and delights—of a forbidden relationship, All the Rivers (published in Israel as Borderlife) is a love story and a war story, a New York story and a Middle East story, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us. “The land is the same land,” Hilmi reminds Liat. “In the end all the rivers flow into the same sea.” International praise for All the Rivers “A fine, subtle, and disturbing study of the ways in which public events encroach upon the private lives of those who attempt to live and love in peace with each other, and, impossibly, with a riven and irreconcilable world.”—John Banville, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Sea “I’m with Dorit Rabinyan. Love, not hate, will save us. Hatred sows hatred, but love can break down barriers.”—Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature “Astonishing . . . [a] precise and elegant love story, drawn with the finest of lines.”—Amos Oz “Rabinyan’s writing reflects the honesty and modesty of a true artisan.”—Haaretz “Because the novel strikes the right balance between the personal and the political, and because of her ability to tell a suspenseful and satisfying story, we decided to award Dorit Rabinyan’s [All the Rivers] the 2015 Bernstein Prize.”—From the 2015 Bernstein Prize judges’ decision “[All the Rivers] ought to be read like J. M. Coetzee or Toni Morrison—from a distance in order to get close.”—Walla! “Beautiful and sensitive . . . a human tale of rapprochement and separation . . . a noteworthy human and literary achievement.”—Makor Rishon “A captivating (and heartbreaking) gem, written in a spectacular style, with a rich, flowing, colorful and addictive language.”—Motke “Rabinyan’s ability to create a rich realism alongside a firm, clear and convincing flow of emotional fluctuations . . . gives the work a literary momentum and makes the reading both compelling and enjoyable.”—Ynet “A great novel of love and peace.”—La Stampa “A novel that truly speaks to the heart.”—Corriere della Sera