Life

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448112796
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In this ingenious book Perec creates an entire microcosm in a Paris apartment block. Serge Valene wants to make an elaborate painting of the building he has made his home for the last sixty years. As he plans his picture, he contemplates the lives of all the people he has ever known there. Chapter by chapter, the narrative moves around the building revealing a marvellously diverse cast of characters in a series of every more unlikely tales, which range from an avenging murderer to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime...

La Vita Istruzioni Per L Uso

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore: Bur
ISBN: 8858640322
Grandezza: 64,41 MB
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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

Libro Degli Angeli

Autore: Igor Sibaldi
Editore: Sperling & kupfer
ISBN: 8873392105
Grandezza: 34,16 MB
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Uno studioso di teologia ci regala una visione affascinante per conoscere se stessi e superare i propri limiti.

Mille Canzoni Che Ci Hanno Cambiato La Vita

Autore: Ezio Guaitamacchi
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 8817033928
Grandezza: 60,91 MB
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Vista: 9283
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Bartleby The Scrivener A Story Of Wall Street

Autore: Herman Melville
Editore: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1300009470
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"Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short work by the American novelist Herman Melville. The narrator, an elderly Manhattan lawyer with a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known. An increase in business leads the narrator to advertise for a third scrivener, and he hires the forlorn-looking Bartleby. At first, Bartleby appears to be a boon to the practice, as he produces a large volume of high-quality work. One day, though, when asked by the narrator to help proofread a copied document, Bartleby answers with what soon becomes his stock response: "I would prefer not to." For a while Bartleby remains willing to do his main work of copying, but eventually he ceases this activity as well, so that finally he is doing nothing. And yet the narrator finds himself unable to make Bartleby leave; his unwillingness or inability to move against Bartleby mirrors Bartleby's own strange inaction.

Who S Who In Italy

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Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544230965
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“One of the most rigorously presented and beautifully illustrated critical testaments in all of literature.”—Boston Globe “A brilliant, original approach to literature, a key to Calvino’s own work and a thoroughly delightful and illuminating commentary on some of the world’s greatest writing.”—San Francisco Chronicle At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five lectures he completed, forming not only a stirring defense of literature, but also an indispensable guide to the writings of Calvino himself. He devotes one “memo” each to the concepts of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity, drawing examples from his vast knowledge of myth, folklore, and works both ancient and modern. Readers will be astonished by the prescience of these lectures, which have only gained in relevance as Calvino’s “next millennium” has dawned.

Mi Merito Il Meglio

Autore: Lucia Giovannini
Editore: SPERLING & KUPFER
ISBN: 8873392830
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Leggere questo libro è come farsi un regalo prezioso: il permesso di essere felici. Le pagine di questo libro hanno trasformato la vita di migliaia di altre persone.

The News

Autore: Alain de Botton
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241967384
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Alain de Botton explores our relationship with 'the news' in this book full of his trademark wit and wisdom. Following on from his bestselling Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton turns now to look at the manic and peculiar positions that 'the news' occupies in our lives. We invest it with an authority and importance which used to be the preserve of religion - but what does it do for us? Mixing current affairs with philosophical reflections, de Botton offers a brilliant illustrated guide to the precautions we should take before venturing anywhere near the news and the 'noise' it generates. Witty and global in reach, The News will ensure you'll never look at reports of a celebrity story or political scandal in quite the same way again. Praise for Religion for Atheists: 'Smart and stimulating . . . a sensitive analysis of the deeply human needs that faith meets' Financial Times 'A serious and optimistic set of practical ideas that could improve and alter the way we live . . . energetic and on the side of the angels' Jeanette Winterson, The Times 'Packed with tantalising goads to thought and playful prompts to action' Independent Alain de Botton's bestselling books include Religion for Atheists, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel, and The Architecture of Happiness. He lives in London and founded The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com) and Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk). For more information, consult www.alaindebotton.com.