Diario Dal Carcere

Autor: Egon Schiele
Publisher: Skira Editore
ISBN: 8857218163
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Nel 1912 il ventunenne Egon Schiele viene arrestato a Neulengbach, una cittadina a mezz’ora di treno da Vienna, dove risiede da qualche mese con la modella e compagna Wally Neuzil. L’accusa è duplice e molto grave: il giovane pittore avrebbe sedotto una minorenne, la quattordicenne Tatjana von Mossig, figlia di un alto dirigente del Ministero della Marina e avrebbe inoltre esposto materiale pornografico in un luogo accessibile a minori... (dalla Postfazione di Federica Armiraglio). “Un uomo più debole sarebbe subito impazzito e anch’io sarei diventato pazzo se avessi dovuto continuare ancora a lungo in quello stato di continua ebetudine. Perciò, nella condizione in cui mi trovo, sradicato dal mio terreno creativo, con dita tremanti inumidite nella mia saliva amara, mi sono messo a dipingere per non impazzire del tutto. Servendomi delle macchie nell’intonaco ho creato paesaggi e teste sulle pareti della cella, poi osservavo il loro lento asciugarsi fino a impallidire e sparire nella profondità del muro, come fatti sparire dall’invisibile potenza di una mano incantata.”

Pos Itively Beautiful

Autor: Guy Anthony
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502954206
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During the savage early AIDS years, men like Joseph Beam, Essex Hemphill and Marlon Riggs delivered art that chronicled black gay men's existence and experience. The anthologies "In The Life," "Brother To Brother" and the films "Tongues Untied" and "Black Is, Black Ain't" set blueprints for historicizing black gay men including our experience with AIDS. Pos(+)tively Beautiful follows the tradition set by the iconic triumvirate. This collection of inspiring narratives gives us the up close and personal story of today's young black gay men and HIV/AIDS. Its balance of intimate profiles, photo portraits, practical tips, HIV basics, and affirming anecdotes compose a custom made almanac. By speaking out with honesty and integrity, Pos(+)tively Beautiful demonstrates on behalf of HIV positive black gay men that we are here and that we do not have to dwell in shame. This collective disclosure reneges on the contracts we signed with others to set terms for our acceptance, brand us as "sick" or "diseased," offer allowances if we pass, and stipulate our silence. - Craig Washington 2012

Sars Unmasked

Autor: Michael George Tyshenko
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773576851
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Will SARS or another pandemic influenza reoccur and, if it does, have we learned how to manage pandemics more effectively? In SARS Unmasked risk communication expert Michael Tyshenko offers answers to this and other questions. Cathy Paterson, who worked as a nurse clinician during the Toronto SARS crisis, adds an important view from the frontlines. Their analysis reveals an out-of-control situation with mixed risk communication messages, a lack of leadership, and an overwhelmed health care system that was unable to both cope with the crisis in Toronto and provide adequate support for their most valuable employees at the time - health care workers.


Autor: Gian Carlo Calza
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
ISBN: 9788857215259
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A stunning exhibition catalogue showing the splendours of one of the greatest rulers of the world, Indias emperor Akbar (1542-1605) Akbar The Great is considered one of the most splendid sovereigns of the humankind. Though being himself an illiterate, he was a great protector of poetry and literature, the builder of the grandiose capital Fathepur Sikri, the City of Victory, and the promoter of a new style in arts and crafts. His deep religious tolerance even brought him to attempt the creation of a syncretistic religion bringing together Islam and Hinduism. The catalogue illustrates all these aspects, covering the court life with portraits and pictures of the political activities and cultural events; describing the development of arts and crafts through paintings and objects; showing the military glory through arms, armours, matchlocks, daggers as well as the Royal Mughal tent; enhancing the splendours through jewel boxes, turban ornaments, earrings, necklaces, etc. The aim of the project also is to stress Akbars cultural as well as political achievements, and his profound religious spirit and open mind towards all religions he came in contact with. The author references the latest in art historical scholarship, but this book is also aimed at readers who may not have specialist knowledge or extensive familiarity with Indian culture.

Imperfect Delight

Autor: Andrea De Carlo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501179780
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For fans of The Hundred-Foot Journey and The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman, a moving and charming novel from the beloved international author of Two Out of Two that follows two entirely different people struggling to make sense of their futures amid the beauty of Provence, France. It’s fall in Provence, a season that combines the first chill of winter with a final stretch of warmth that is a last taste of summer. To mark the end of the season, at the local airfield a famous British rock band, the Bebonkers, will hold a concert that is both for charity and to celebrate charismatic lead singer Nick Cruickshank’s third marriage. Preparations are in high gear, everything coming smoothly together under the tight supervision of Aileen, Nick’s bride-to-be. In town, there is also a gelateria run by Milena Migliari, who creates, develops, and produces one-of-a-kind ice cream with artistic precision. Milena, who has bid adieu to men, now lives with Viviane. Milena’s relationship with Viviane is solid and unwavering, in stark contrast to the delicacy of her ice cream. In a few days Milena will undergo fertility treatments, but she is not entirely convinced. She hesitates to confess her thoughts, however, as does Nick, who wonders when his relationship with Aileen lost its original spark. And so, a British rocker and an Italian artisan find their fates on a collision course and in the space of three days, the chaos intensifies resulting in an inevitable and exhilarating final encore.

No Knives In The Kitchens Of This City

Autor: Khaled Khalifa
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9774167813
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In the once beautiful city of Aleppo, one Syrian family descends into tragedy and ruin. Irrepressible Sawsan flirts with militias, the ruling party, and finally religion, seeking but never finding salvation. She and her siblings and mother are slowly choked in violence and decay, as their lives are plundered by a brutal regime. Set between the 1960s and 2000s, No Knives in the Kitchens of this City unravels the systems of fear and control under Assad. With eloquence and startling honesty, it speaks of the persecution of a whole society.

The Scent Of Rain In The Balkans

Autor: Gordana Kuić
Publisher: Agencija TEA BOOKS via PublishDrive
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“Kuić has courageously plunged into an unusual topic, one which has not been touched upon in Yugoslav literature so far. In her attempt to show the destiny of a Sephardic Jewish family living on Bosnian soil, in Sarajevo, the author has gone much further: she shows the inevitability of historical developments; she paints history as a monster who continually returns in cycles, but also as a joker who readily changes the colours of its mosaic pieces.” David Albahari, writer, Belgrade “It is not Jewish, it is not Yugoslav. It is about all people, and it is about the importance of family, told in a tough-minded way by a woman whose ancestors were survivors. The Scent of Rain in the Balkans is universal.” Jeanne Smoot, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, USA

A Woman S Prison Journal

Autor: Luise Rinser
Publisher: Schocken
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The author recounts how she was arrested after being falsely accused of treason and placed in a Nazi prison while awaiting a certain death sentence


Autor: Stefano Benni
Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated
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One late-winter morning as he is "hop-hiking" downhill toward his character-building destination, a vomit-yellow cube surrounded by a garden of barbarously unkempt weeds known as the Bisacconi elementary school, Stefano Benni's young hero encounters a peculiar man - as big as a mountain and as filthy as a garbage dump, with a vast beard the color of a dung-heap, dressed from head to foot in layers and rags, and in the company of a swarm of buzzing flies. A god, perhaps? A pagan divinity? Who can tell! After a brief tete-a-tete, this earthy apparition endows the young boy with a rare gift: an internal "duoclock" that allows him to see into the future and at the same time exist in the present with an uncommon fullness. Meet Timeskipper. Timeskipper sees and foresees the epochal events of his era, from postwar reconstruction to the birth of television - from the golden age of rock'n'roll to the revolutionary sixties and the turbulent seventies. These events are tenderly offset by his own private experiences: his first love, his first job, leaving home, hilariously wild adventures with oddball acquaintances. A moving and inventive satiric tale in which imagination defies corruption and conformity, in which the innocence of yesteryear comes face-to-face with the moral aridity of today's money-obsessed society, Timeskipper is one of Stefano Benni's most touching and enduring creations. Colored by Benni's trademark linguistic inventiveness and irresistible humor, this is a coming-of-age story with a difference.