Alberto S Lost Birthday

Author: Diana Rosie
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447293045
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A little boy and his grandfather embark on a quest to find the old man's missing birthday in Diana Rosie's debut novel, Alberto's Lost Birthday. Alberto is an old man. But he doesn't know how old - he remembers nothing before his arrival at an orphanage during the Spanish civil war. He rarely thinks about his missing childhood, but when seven-year-old Tino discovers his grandfather has never had a birthday party, never blown out candles on a birthday cake, never received a single birthday present, he's determined things should change. And so the two set out to find Alberto's birthday. Their search for the old man's memories takes them deep into the heart of Spain - a country that has pledged to forget its painful past. As stories of courage, cruelty and love unfold, Alberto realises that he has lost more than a birthday. He has lost a part of himself. But with his grandson's help, he might just find it again.

Pippo And Clara

Author: Diana Rosie
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447293088
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'A powerful story, sweetly told' Antonio Iturbe, author of The Librarian of Auschwitz A country torn apart by war. Two siblings divided by fate. Italy, 1938. Mussolini is in power and war is not far away . . . Clara and Pippo are just children: quiet, thoughtful Clara is the older sister; Pippo, the younger brother, is forever chatting. The family has only recently arrived in the city carrying their few possessions. When Mamma goes missing early one morning, both Clara and Pippo go in search of her. Clara turns right; Pippo left. As a result of the choices they make that morning, their lives will be changed forever. Diana Rosie’s Pippo and Clara tells the story of a family and a country divided. But will Clara and Pippo – and their mother – find each other again?

Alberto Moravia

Author: Thomas Erling Peterson
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
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Widely acknowledged as a major voice in contemporary Italian literature, Alberto Moravia (1907-1990) published more than 30 books in his lifetime. A novelist, short story writer, and essayist, Moravia is renowned for his exquisite portrayals of the decadence, shallow values, and obsessions of the sex and money driven Italian middle class. His first novel, The Time of Indifference (1929), was an immediate sensation; its descendants, among them The Conformist, The Empty Canvas, and The Lie, positioned him firmly as a master of the narrative art, a moralist, and a realist applauded for his humanism and his powers of observation, deduction, and analysis. Moravia also explored characters from the Italian working class in The Woman of Rome, Two Women, and Roman Tales. Censored in the 1930s and 1940s by both Mussolini's fascists and the Vatican, Moravia is credited with developing an Italian literature of existentialism and with placing Italian literature in a European context. With Alberto Moravia, the teacher and scholar Thomas Erling Peterson contributes the first study of the writer to be published since Moravia's death in 1990. Arguing that Moravia was an intellectual and a craftsman faithful to his interior life and inspiration while active as a public figure in Italian society, Peterson presents an accessible, carefully structured analysis of Moravia's major novels, short fiction, and essays and his lesser known works of drama, criticism, and journalism. Approaching his subject textually and contextually, Peterson offers valuable insights into the times and processes that motivated Moravia, emphasizing moral issues and defining themes such as corruption in postwar Italian society, ambiguities of sexual identity, dilemmas of the alienated artist, and the courage of women in the Italian proletariat. In an introductory chapter, Peterson offers helpful biographical information detailing, for instance, the role of a lengthy childhood illness played in Moravia's development as a writer and the role Moravia's antinuclear views played in his decision to become a member of the European Parliament in 1984. Next, exploring the process of literary creation as it unfolds book by book, Peterson helps readers appreciate Moravia's moral constancy and objectivity. "Moravia [gave] us a diagnosis more than a prognosis," Peterson states," . . . and provided a critical reference point for other artists and intellectuals." With this lucid, historically balanced study, both scholars and students of Italian language and literature, as well as general readers, have an excellent tool for approaching Moravia's work. Included are a Preface, a Chronology, Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, and Index.

The Rough Guide To Rock

Author: Peter Buckley
Editor: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781843531050
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

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