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Il nuovo Barnum
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858832809
Pages: 320
Year: 2018-05-10T00:00:00+02:00
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Un nuovo Barnum. Una nuova visita guidata alle cose del mondo, e agli uomini che lo rendono abitabile, o semplicemente più riconoscibile. Ecco un nuovo Barnum che si aggiunge ai due pubblicati negli anni novanta. Qui facciamo i conti con la riforma dello spettacolo, con la scuola come video­game, con la priorità delle storie, con il cantiere della Morgan Library di Renzo Piano, con la Cinquecento Miglia di Indianapolis, con le immagini di Vivian Maier, con le provocazioni di Houellebecq e l’eredità di Gabriel García Márquez. Una grande occasione per farsi sedurre, sorprendere, interrogare.
Resta dove sei e poi vai
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Bur
ISBN: 8858683153
Pages: 208
Year: 2016-01-20
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Ale ha cinque anni quando in Europa si alzano i venti della Grande Guerra, e il suo papà, come molti altri giovani, parte per il fronte. La guerra però la combatte anche chi rimane a casa, nelle difficoltà di trovare il cibo e i soldi per l'affitto, con il terrore che un ufficiale bussi alla porta per riferire che un familiare non tornerà più a casa. Ale non vuole credere che sia questo il destino di suo padre, ma le lettere che l'uomo spedisce dal fronte si fanno saltuarie e cupe, e sempre più rare
Barnum
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858805011
Pages: 202
Year: 2012-03-20T05:00:00+01:00
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Cronache dal grande show rappresentato nella quotidianità.
Emmaus
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: McSweeney's
ISBN: 1938073304
Pages: 144
Year: 2012-06-30
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The secular and the pious. The rich and the poor. Those with “a capacity for destiny” and those who “cannot afford it.” Emmaus is a world of stark contrasts, one in which four young men—all from proud, struggling families, and all lusting after Andre, a hyper- sexual woman—are goaded from adolescence to manhood in a torrent of exploits and crises, sexual awakenings and morbid depressions, naivety and fatalism. A brilliant portrait of the perils and uncertainties of youth and faith, Emmaus is a remarkable novel from one of the very best writers in Europe.
Silk (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307490955
Pages: 144
Year: 2008-12-10
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The year is 1861. Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him to travel farther, beyond the edge of the known, to a country legendary for the quality of its silk and its hostility to foreigners: Japan. There Joncour meets a woman. They do not touch; they do not even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But in the moment he does, Joncour is possessed. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Separate Flights
Author: Andre Dubus
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453299467
Pages: 222
Year: 2010-11-23
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Dubus’s masterful first collection, in which he brings to life the human condition—in all its sorrow and beauty For the men and women in Andre Dubus’s poignant debut collection, life and love are not without their tribulations. The devout endeavor to reconcile the demands of their faith with their most basic human inclinations. A doctor is confronted with his limitations as a man. Husbands and wives seek solace in the beds of others, even as their infidelities expose them to further heartbreak. Etched in austere prose that is punctuated with powerful emotional moments, the richly drawn characters of Separate Flights command both compassion and admiration, which readers are helpless to deny them. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
The Barbarians
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847842967
Pages: 164
Year: 2014-01-07
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From one of Italy's most respected literary voices, a manifesto on the state of global culture and how connectivity is changing the way we experience it. For the gatekeepers of traditional high culture, the rise of young ambitious outsiders has indeed seemed like nothing short of a barbarian invasion. In this concise and powerful manifesto, Alessandro Baricco explores a handful of realms that have been "plundered"-wine, soccer, music, and books-and extrapolates that it is not a case of old values against new but a widespread mutation that we are all part of, leading toward a different way of having experiences and creating meaning.
Ocean Sea
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375703950
Pages: 256
Year: 2000
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A group of people all looking for a missing piece of themselves converges at a remote seaside inn, but it is not until the arrival of a mysterious sailor called Adams that the truth of their entwined situations becomes clear. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Il Nuovo cimento
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Year: 1964-10
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City
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307425274
Pages: 336
Year: 2007-12-18
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The author of the international bestseller Silk now delivers a ravishing and wildly inventive novel about friendship, genius and its discontents, and the redemptive power of narrative. Somewhere in America lives a brilliant boy named Gould, an intellectual guided missile aimed at the Nobel Prize. His only companions are an imaginary giant and an imaginary mute. Improbably—and yet with impeccable logic--he falls into the care of Shatzy Shell, a young woman whose life up till that point has been equally devoid of human connection . Theirs is a relationship of stories and of stories within stories: of Gould’s evolving saga of an underdog boxer and the violent Western that Shatzy has been dictating into a tape recorder since the age of six. Out of these stories, Alessandro Baricco creates a masterpiece of metaphysical pulp fiction that recalls both Scheherazade and Italo Calvino. By turns exhilarating and deeply moving, City is irresistible.
The End of the Dinosaurs
Author: Charles Frankel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521474477
Pages: 223
Year: 1999-09-23
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Investigates the idea that the natural disaster many scientists suspect caused the extinction of the dinosaurs occurred near Puerto Chicxulub, Mexico, when an asteroid collided with Earth, releasing deadly amounts of energy.
Without Blood
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307389367
Pages: 160
Year: 2008-03-11
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An unforgettable fable about the brutality of war – and one girl's quest for revenge and healing, from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Silk.When – in an unnamed place and time – Manuel Roca's enemies hunt him down to kill him, they fail to discover Nina, his youngest child, hidden in a hole beneath his farmhouse floor. After this carnage Tito, one of the murderers, discovers Nina's trapdoor. Enthralled by the sight of Nina's perfect innocence, he keeps quiet. By the time she has grown up, Nina's innocence will have bloomed into something else altogether, and one by one the wartime hunters will become the peacetime hunted. But not until a striking old woman calls upon a familiar old man selling newspapers in town can we know what Nina will ultimately make of her brutal legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
L'italiano rivista settimanale della gente fascista
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Year: 1933
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“L'”Italia musicale
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Year: 1858
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