Life A User S Manual

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567925561
Grandezza: 53,84 MB
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Over twenty years ago, Godine published the first English translation of Georges Perec's masterpiece, Life A User's Manual, hailed by the Times Literary Supplement, Boston Globe, and others as "one of the great novels of the century." We are now proud to announce a newly revised twentieth anniversary edition of Life. Carefully prepared, with many corrections, this edition of Life A User's Manual will be the preferred reference edition for the future. Life is an unclassified masterpiece, a sprawling compendium as encyclopedic as Dante's Commedia and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and, in its break with tradition, as inspiring as Joyce's Ulysses. Structured around a single moment in time — 8:00 p.m. on June 23, 1975 — Perec's spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where, chapter by chapter, room by room, like an onion being peeled, an extraordinary rich cast of characters is revealed in a series of tales that are bizarre, unlikely, moving, funny, or (sometimes) quite ordinary. From the confessions of a racing cyclist to the plans of an avenging murderer, from a young ethnographer obsessed with a Sumatran tribe to the death of a trapeze artist, from the fears of an ex-croupier to the dreams of a sex-change pop star to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime, Life is a manual of human irony, portraying the mixed marriages of fortunes, passions and despairs, betrayals and bereavements, of hundreds of lives in Paris and around the world. But the novel is more than an extraordinary range of fictions; it is a closely observed account of life and experience. The apartment block's one hundred rooms are arranged in a magic square, and the book as a whole is peppered with a staggering range of literary puzzles and allusions, acrostics, problems of chess and logic, crosswords, and mathematical formula. All are there for the reader to solve in the best tradition of the detective novel.

La Vita Istruzioni Per L Uso

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore: Bur
ISBN: 8858640322
Grandezza: 66,99 MB
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Vista: 8097
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I cataloghi, le descrizioni, il racconto delle cose inanimate: questo aspetto è una caratteristica del libro e una ragione del suo fascino (uno dei capitoli più suggestivi, il 74, è l'evocazione d'un mondo sotterraneo che s'estende sotto le cantine, nelle viscere della terra), ma certo la sua presa di lettura sta nell'altro aspetto: il libro brulicante di storie, d'avventure, di delitti, d'indagini poliziesche. Non per nulla nel frontespizio dell'edizione francese sotto il titolo La Vie mode d'emploi figura la dicitura Romans: "romanzi" al plurale. Ogni appartamento dello stabile cela un mistero, un dramma, una peripezia che si dirama nelle più esotiche contrade del mondo o trae origine in epoche remote. Le cento stanze diventano le Mille e una notte. Italo Calvino

Vita Istruzioni Per L Uso

Autore: Ahmed Nàgi
Editore: © Editrice il Sirente
ISBN: 8887847614
Grandezza: 53,22 MB
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Vista: 9858
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Un’improvvisa catastrofe naturale cambia per sempre l’aspetto della millenaria città del Cairo. Terremoti, tempeste di sabbia, virus e malattie devastano la popolazione. Bassàm Bahgat è stato ingaggiato per produrre documentari di propaganda per la “Società degli Urbanisti”, un’organizzazione segreta (capillarmente estesa nel mondo) dedita alla riprogettazione del Cairo. Il documentarista non sa che il sottile intento della Società è quello distruggere definitivamente la città creandone una nuova, dalla forma futuristica e commerciale. La vita di Bassàm cambierà improvvisamente con l’incontro di Ihàb Hassan, personaggio eccentrico e carismatico, che contrapponendosi alla Società, gli propone il suo rivoluzionario progetto: modificare la metropoli cairota affinché il degrado urbano si estingua. Un testo visionario e sperimentale in cui realtà e finzione si alternano e sovrappongono dando vita ad un interessante esperimento letterario, nel quale la parte grafica gioca un ruolo decisivo.

La Vita Istruzioni Per L Uso

Autore: Guido Sperandio
Editore: Guido Sperandio
ISBN: 8827585990
Grandezza: 42,65 MB
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Vista: 6015
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Se la vita fosse un aspirapolvere o un qualsiasi dispositivo o apparecchio sarebbe più facile, ma la vita è sì terribilmente concreta però nel contempo sfuggente. L'autore cerca di fissarne alcuni tratti, in passa duecento brevi appunti... disappunti. È un ebook «I Mini-Minimissimi», i brevissimi per arrivare alla parola "fine" prima di annoiarvi.

La Vita Istruzioni Per L Uso Ediz Limitata

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore:
ISBN: 9788817033572
Grandezza: 66,55 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 365
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A Void

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567922967
Grandezza: 19,78 MB
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Vista: 5932
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The Year Is 1968, and as France is torn apart by social and political anarchy, the noted eccentric and insomniac Anton Vowl goes missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, his best friends scour his diary for clues to his whereabouts. At first glance these pages reveal nothing but Vowl's penchant for word games, especially for "lipograms," compositions in which the use of a particular letter is suppressed. But as the friends work out Vowl's verbal puzzles, and as they investigate various leads discovered among the entries, they too disappear, one by one by one, and under the most mysterious circumstances... A Void is a metaphysical whodunit, a story chock-full of plots and subplots, of trails in pursuit of trails, all of which afford Perec occasion to display his virtuosity as a verbal magician, acrobat, and sad-eyed clown. It is also an outrageous verbal stunt: a 300-page novel that never once employs the letter E. Adair's translation, too, is astounding; Time called it "a daunting triumph of will pushing its way through imposing roadblocks to a magical country, an absurdist nirvana of humor, pathos, and loss."

Life S Little Instruction Book

Autore: H. Jackson Brown
Editore: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1558531211
Grandezza: 35,30 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2364
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Vita Istruzioni Per L Uso

Autore: H. Jackson jr. Brown
Editore:
ISBN: 9788834407547
Grandezza: 45,96 MB
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Vista: 8293
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Transmissions Of Memory

Autore: Patrizia Sambuco
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1683931440
Grandezza: 17,69 MB
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Transmissions of Memory: Echoes, Traumas and Nostalgia in Post-World War II Italian Culture discusses cultural products—films, poetry, fiction, architectural buildings, autobiographical writing, and social media—to individuate through them the dynamics of memory. The field of analysis is Italian culture from World War II to the contemporary times, and the volume has in a gendered approach one of its focuses, offering an encompassing view on cultural memory and highlighting the similarities between gendered revisitation and revisitation of the past. The volume is divided into three sections: cultural transmissions, fractured memories, and nostalgia. In the chapters herewith the study of memory through these forms hints at a sense of transformation and often enrichment or resilience, individual or collective, that values more the present and the future rather than the past.

Taxi English Edition

Autore: Khaled Al Khamissi
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 9992194316
Grandezza: 65,63 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8327
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A best-selling modern masterpiece in the author's home country of Egypt, Taxi consists of fifty-eight fictional monologues with Cairo taxi drivers that have been recreated from the author's own experience, taking the reader on a roller-coaster of emotions as bumpy and noisy as the city's potholed and chaotic streets. Described as an urban sociology, an ethnography, a classic of oral history - and a work of poetry in motion - it tells Herculean tales of the struggle for survival and dignity among Greater Cairo's 80,000 cab drivers.