Mio Amato Frank

Author: Nancy Horan
Publisher: Giulio Einaudi Editore
ISBN: 880618637X
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All'inizio lui è solo un promettente ma sconosciuto architetto a cui una giovane coppia affida il progetto della propria casa. Un incarico che pare come tanti altri. Nessuno poteva immaginare che il progetto di quella casa sarebbe stata la scintilla di un adulterio e di un amore scandaloso. Perché entrambi avevano una famiglia e dei figli, e il divorzio, nella società americana dell'epoca, era impensabile. E nessuno poteva immaginare che, un giorno, quella casa sarebbe finita nei manuali di architettura. Sette anni di ricerche storiche, diari, lettere e documenti per un romanzo che è al tempo stesso l'avvincente ritratto di un'anima femminile e del suo tormento, e un affresco vivissimo di un'intera epoca storica.

Sotto Un Immenso Cielo Di Stelle

Author: Nancy Horan
Publisher: Giulio Einaudi Editore
ISBN: 8858417100
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«Un amore di quelli che salvano la vita. Capace di trasformare un ragazzo di grande talento in un grandissimo scrittore: Robert Louis Stevenson, l'autore de L'isola del tesoro e Lo strano caso del Dr. Jekyll e del Sig. Hyde ». «The Times»

Manituana

Author: Wu Ming
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781844673421
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To save their threatened utopian community of Iroquois, Irish, and Scots during the start of the American Revolution, Mohawk chief Joseph Brant and a group of warriors go on a restless journey that takes them from New York to Canada, to the salons of Georgian London and the heart of the British Empire, in the latest work by a critically acclaimed collective of Italian writers known as Wu Ming.

Me And You

Author: Niccolò Ammaniti
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861999
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EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY, SOMETIMES . . . Lorenzo Cuni is a fourteen-year-old loner. His wealthy parents think he is away on a school skiing trip, but, in fact, he has stowed away in a forgotten cellar. He plans to live in perfect isolation for a week, keeping the adult world at bay. Then a visit from his estranged half-sister, Olivia, changes everything.

Norwegian Wood

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307762719
Size: 62.98 MB
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Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene. Toru, a serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. As Naoko retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman. A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love.

Auschwitz Report

Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781688052
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Among the first written accounts of the concentration camps—a major literary and historical discovery. While in a Russian-administered holding camp in Katowice, Poland, in 1945, Primo Levi was asked to provide a report on living conditions in Auschwitz. Published the following year, it was subsequently forgotten and remained unknown to a wider public. Dating from the weeks and months immediately after the war, Auschwitz Report details the authors’ harrowing deportation to Auschwitz, and how those who disembarked from the train were selected for work or extermination. As well as being a searing narrative of everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of the gas chambers, it constitutes Levi’s first lucid attempts to come to terms with the raw horror of events that would drive him to create some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature and testimony. Auschwitz Report is a major literary and historical discovery. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Letting Stories Breathe

Author: Arthur W. Frank
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226260143
Size: 26.71 MB
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Stories accompany us through life from birth to death. But they do not merely entertain, inform, or distress us—they show us what counts as right or wrong and teach us who we are and who we can imagine being. Stories connect people, but they can also disconnect, creating boundaries between people and justifying violence. In Letting Stories Breathe, Arthur W. Frank grapples with this fundamental aspect of our lives, offering both a theory of how stories shape us and a useful method for analyzing them. Along the way he also tells stories: from folktales to research interviews to remembrances. Frank’s unique approach uses literary concepts to ask social scientific questions: how do stories make life good and when do they endanger it? Going beyond theory, he presents a thorough introduction to dialogical narrative analysis, analyzing modes of interpretation, providing specific questions to start analysis, and describing different forms analysis can take. Building on his renowned work exploring the relationship between narrative and illness, Letting Stories Breathe expands Frank’s horizons further, offering a compelling perspective on how stories affect human lives.

Black Shoe Carrier Admiral

Author: John Lundstrom
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612512208
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"Drawing on many newly discovered documents, massive dispatch files, and personal papers that no historian has previously used, the author offers not only a fresh look at Fletcher's decisions and actions but also a careful analysis of the effect of radio intelligence on decision making in the carrier battles during the first nine months of the war in the Pacific."--BOOK JACKET.

Fascism In Italian Cinema Since 1945

Author: G. Lichtner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137316624
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From neorealism's resolve to Berlusconian revisionist melodramas, this book examines cinema's role in constructing memories of Fascist Italy. Italian cinema has both reflected and shaped popular perceptions of Fascism, reinforcing or challenging stereotypes, remembering selectively and silently forgetting the most shameful pages of Italy's history.