The Red Horse

Autor: Eugenio Corti
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681495384
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A literary phenomenon in Italy, this European best-seller was voted the best Italian novel of the decade in a public survey. Its success has gone way beyond Italy, having been translated into Spanish, French, Japanese and 3 other languages. This epic historical novel about World War II and after, written from the author's own personal experiences as an Italian Freedom Fighter, is a profoundly moving account of the war, those who fought in it on both sides, and the effects the war had on families in the author's hometown in northern Italy. On a wider scale, it is a faithful witness to the actual events of the war-including the historic personages who appear, the Russian campaign, the Nazi barbarism, the Communist gulag, the North Italian resistance, and beyond to the political life in the two decades after the war. This world, filled with powerful personalities, drama and clashing armies, bathes in the complex light of the truth. A truly great historical novel with its epic scope, what makes this a masterpiece is the underlying spiritual dimensions of the protagonist, his family and friends, which illuminates the ongoing tragedy of the war and its aftermath. In the end, it is a story of faith and hope in a world reduced to barbarism and cruelty.

Damned China

Autor: Paolo Rumiz
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858853482
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While visiting his son, who has gone abroad to work, Paolo Rumiz treats us to vivid glimpses of a little-known China: the guards motionless at the entryways of condominiums, hivelike skyscrapers in which thousands of men labor like insects, galloping rickshaws, hardy and attractive masseuses whose methods border on brute force (far from the eroticism typically misassociated with their craft), and basketball courts installed with brazen irreverence in the famous Forbidden City. And then there’s the ever-flowing human stream, “...the movement of one billion and three hundred thousand people, the circulatory system of an immense and complex organism,” which Rumiz contemplates examining as if “by x-raying its main arteries down to the tiniest capillaries.” Everything, even the widespread and much discussed Chinese custom of spitting, is seen here anew, thanks to the observant eye of a master storyteller reporting from the tainted heart of China. Number of characters: 55.540

Storia Dei Musulmani Di Sicilia

Autor: Michele Amari
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230398792
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Questo libro di storia potrebbe contenere numerosi refusi e parti di testo mancanti. Solitamente gli acquirenti hanno la possibilita di scaricare gratuitamente una copia scansionata del libro originale (senza refusi) direttamente dall'editore. Il libro e Non illustrato. 1854 edition. Estratto: ...brighe della Penisola. Da quanto ho detto, e dalle date certe che ho aggiunto tra parentesi, ognun vede che il cronista napoletano abbia collocato que' casi di Sicilia, a mo' d'episodio, nell'anno in cui principiarono, e che questo, secondo lui, torni all' ottocentoventuno. Questi due righi e la esposizione delle testimonianze storiche eran gia scritti, quando si pubblico, il 1843, il lavoro del Wenrich, dove si trova (db. I, cap. IV, 32) una frase che a prima vista pare poco diversa e un metodo d' esamina somigliante al mio, ancorche con altri fatti e altri risultamenti. Non essendo uso a rubare gli altrui lavori, mi basta avvertire il lettore, e lascio la forma del mio scritto com' ella stava. 3 Vengasi la prefazione del Muratori, Rerum Italicarum Scriptores, tom. I, parte II, p. 287 a 289. La cronica pare scritta verso l'872, e l'autore allude a quella come ad opera giovanile in altri opuscoli assai meno importanti eh' ei detto verso il 002. Il secondo scrittore nostrale che faccia cenno dell'evento, visse dopo cencinquanta anni, verso la fine del decimo secolo; anonimo, ma si sa che fosse di Salerno, e forse monaco e di schiatta longobarda. Ei suol fare fascio d'ogni erba, come notava il Muratori; intreccia negli annali le novellette che correano di quel tempo, e attribuisce ai personaggi della storia discorsi e sentenze di sua fattura. Pertanto lo la 'El-Kadhi: il cadi Ased-ibn-Forat. 1 Johannes diaconus, Chronicon etc, presso il Muratori, Rerum /'" carum Scriptores, iota. I, parlo II, p. 315. sceremmo indietro, se non trovassimo nel racconta le vestigia di alcuni particolari che abbiamo da altri autori degni di fede, da lui...

Gli Asolani

Autor: Pietro Bembo
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press
File Size: 77,72 MB
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Dreaming Of Jupiter

Autor: Ted Simon
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 140552751X
File Size: 25,29 MB
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Ted Simon is the author of the classic travel book JUPITER'S TRAVELS. It documents his four-year journey round the world by motorbike, travelling through Europe, Africa, South and North America, and Asia. A number one bestseller in the late 1970s, it is still regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle books - indeed, one of the greatest travel books - ever written. In 2001, at the age of 69, Ted Simon decided to retrace his journey, and DREAMING OF JUPITER is the result. It took him two and a half years - during which time he revisited all the countries he had travelled through in the 1970s. He found much had changed, and he reflects upon the increased poverty, political upheavals, environmental issues and indeed the changes in himself. But ultimately, DREAMING OF JUPITER is a hugely inspiring read with a positive message at its heart - that even at the age of 70 you can still set off on an adventure, and be surprised and excited by what life throws at you along the way.


Autor: Fulvio Tomizza
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810117587
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Francesco Koslovic--even his name straddles two cultures. And during the spring of 1955, in the village of Materada on the Istrian Peninsula, his two worlds are coming apart. Materada, the first volume of Fulvio Tomizza's celebrated Istrian Trilogy, depicts the Istrian exodus of the hundreds of thousands who had once thrived in a rich ethnic mixture of Italians and Slavs. Complicating Koslovic's own departure is his attempt to keep the land that he and his brother have worked all their lives. A picture of a disappearing way of life, a tale of feud and displacement, and imbued with the tastes, tales, and songs of his native Istria, Koslovic's story is a testament to the intertwined ethnic roots of Balkan history.

The Haunted Hamburger And Other Ghostly Stories

Autor: David Larochelle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101648953
File Size: 47,11 MB
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What's scarier than a ghost story? Three ghost stories, of course. And these three stories, told to little ghosts at bedtime, are the scariest kind of ghost stories there are-they're about people! From a ghost who becomes the victim of a baby in need of a diaper to a hamburger that can win a scaring contest just by lifting its bun, these hilariously illustrated silly stories are sure to bring Halloween laughs to even the littlest ghosts.

Battle Of The Frogs Mice

Autor: Jane 1857?-1917 Barlow
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781360525457
File Size: 12,48 MB
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