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Il diritto di vivere: Scritti sulla guerra (I grandi by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,A. D'Elia PDF

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,A. D'Elia

Allo scoppio della seconda guerra mondiale, le istituzioni francesi sollecitano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry a collaborare alla macchina della propaganda, ma lo scrittore oppone un fermo rifiuto. Non in step with questo, tuttavia, rinuncia a levare l. a. voce davanti alla minaccia dell’avanzata nazista sull’Europa, affinché le potenze alleate uniscano le forze in step with arginare l’espansione del Reich. Tra il 1939 e il 1944, dapprima dal fronte francese, in seguito dagli Stati Uniti e dall’Africa del Sud, Saint-Exupéry affida alla scrittura le sue speranze di una risoluzione del conflitto. l. a. sensibilità letteraria, l’impegno civile e l’esperienza in prima linea come pilota militare compongono in queste pagine, presentate in step with los angeles prima volta al lettore italiano, un’inedita testimonianza di opposizione coraggiosa alla barbarie dei regimi totalitari.

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Read e-book online The Journals of Sylvia Plath PDF

By Sylvia Plath

The Journals of Sylvia Plath deals an intimate portrait of the writer of the extreme poems for which Plath is so broadly enjoyed, however it can be characterised through a prose of energetic immediacy which locations it along The Bell Jar as a piece of literature. those targeted and entire transcriptions of the journals saved through Plath for the final twelve years of her lifestyles - overlaying her marriage to Ted Hughes and her fight with melancholy - are a key resource for the poems which make up her collections Ariel and The Colossus.

'Everything that passes sooner than her eyes travels down from mind to pen with shattering readability - Fifties New England, pre-co-ed Cambridge, pre-mass tourism Benidorm, the place she and Hughes honeymooned, the start of her son Nicholas in Devon in 1962. those and different passages are so photo that you simply search for from the web page stunned to discover your self again within the the following and now . . . The fight of self with self makes the Journals compelling and unique.' John Carey, Sunday Times

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Download e-book for kindle: The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler

By Christopher Fowler

'Joyous . . . interesting' Cathy Rentzenbrink
'I like it! a true gem' Joanne Harris
'Will have the inevitable influence of sending readers looking for those fascinating misplaced names' Barry Forshaw

Absence does not make the guts develop fonder. It makes humans imagine you are dead.

So starts Christopher Fowler's foray into the again catalogues and backstories of ninety nine authors who, as soon as highly renowned, have all yet disappeared from our shelves.

Whether male or lady, household or overseas, flash-in-the-pan or prolific, mega-seller or prize-winner - no writer, it kind of feels, can ever be totally immune from the destiny of being forgotten. And Fowler, in addition to remembering their careers, lifts the lid on their lives, and why they generally stopped writing or disappeared from the general public eye.

These ninety nine trips are punctuated through 12 brief essays approximately light once-favourites: together with the now-vanished novels Walt Disney dropped at the monitor, the modern competitors of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie who didn't stand the try out of time, and the ladies who brought us to mental suspense many many years ahead of it conquered the world.

This is a ebook approximately books and their authors. it's for e-book enthusiasts, and is written by means of one that couldn't be a extra enthusiastic, enlightening and wonderful guide.

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The Art of Life: Studies in American Autobiographical by Mutlu Konuk Blasing PDF

By Mutlu Konuk Blasing

Autobiographical literature specially unearths the methods wherein writers convert their very own historic event into fictional shape and indicates how literary varieties functionality in existence. This quantity defines an unique conception of autobiographical writing and gives fascinating analyses of significant American works of literature.

The paintings of Life examines the transformation of historical past into literature in Walden, "Song of Myself," Henry James's Prefaces, The schooling of Henry Adams, Paterson, and the poetry of Frank O'Hara. those works are approached as occasions in themselves and are analyzed as conversions of shape and heritage, fiction and truth, or even aesthetics and politics. hence the paintings of literature is decided within the overall event of residing, and the author is obvious not just as an artist but additionally as an individual in a ancient, political, and cultural setting. in addition to a writer of literature, the author is seen as a social, mental, and organic being.

Chapters at the narcissistic economic climate of Walden, the mythicizing of historical past and character in "Song of Myself," the self-conscious relation that makes the Prefaces of Henry James the autobiography of an artist. the comedian viewpoint of The schooling of Henry Adams, and the novel innovation of Paterson and O'Hara's poetry offer new readings of significant American works. every one bankruptcy includes a few particular serious perception which not just contributes to, yet could be relished except, the book's overarching theoretical argument.

The paintings of Life is a worldly theoretical dialogue of autobiography with wealthy mental, philosophical, and cultural ramifications.

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Download e-book for kindle: Kinky Roots by Richard Stein

By Richard Stein

British born RICHARD STEIN unearths his KINKY ROOTS as he craftily cuts his method out of a corrupt category method into the glamorous international of haute couture hairstyling.

We subscribe to him Twisting and Frug-ing via London’s Swinging Sixties Sexual Revolution right into a global of celebrities, versions and weirdoes that inhabit the rising disco underworld. The memoir attracts an insider portrait of an outsider’s place within the murky enterprise of smoke and mirrors, often referred to as Style.

STEIN exposes the reader to the manners and mores of Mayfair’s effect on an East finish boy, chronicling an ascent that’s Phoenix-like in its warmth and passion.

Arriving in ny in 1965 with mentors Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell, STEIN quickly joins the get together scene in long island assembly a brand new workforce of hipsters. KINKY ROOTS are quickly shared as he embarks on a brand new course, dancing along New York’s Warhol Factory’s rising superstars.
RICHARD STEIN is the writer of “Set Free;The booklet approximately Hair” he's a pioneer of “wash and put on haircutting and the Shag haircut. He lives in ny. you will find him on-line at

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Download e-book for iPad: Adam Ferguson: History, Progress and Human Nature: Volume 1 by Eugene Heath,Vincenzo Merolle

By Eugene Heath,Vincenzo Merolle

designated one of the top figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Ferguson observed eighteenth-century revolutions, the yankee and the French. This monograph comprises essays that variety throughout all of Ferguson's works to enquire his engagement with modern occasions and his contributions to our figuring out of heritage and human action.

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New PDF release: Frank Collymore: A Biography

By Edward Baugh

Frank Collymore: A Biography is the 1st book-length biography of Frank Collymore, Barbadian educator, poet, editor, level actor, mentor and tireless promoter of West Indies Literature. Born at Woodville Cottage in Saint Michael in 1893, Collymore grew to become a useful contributor to the humanities and tradition in Barbadian society, along with his participation within the theatre crew, the Bridgetown gamers, his poetry and brief tales, and so much amazing, his enhancing of the Caribbean literary journal, Bim. In his witty and endearing account of the lifestyles and occasions of 1 of Barbados' favorite sons, poet, pupil and long-time buddy of Collymore, Edward Baugh, recounts the tale of Collymore's upward push within the literary global. Drawn from Collymore's letters, journals and interviews with pals, colleagues and the various humans whose lives he contact, Frank Collymore: A Biography captures this "Barbadian guy of the humanities" as he'll constantly be remembered: with grace, wit and indomitable charm.

Edward Baugh is Professor Emeritus of English, collage of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

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Read e-book online Understanding William Gibson (Understanding Contemporary PDF

By Gerald Alva Miller Jr.

Gerald Alva Miller Jr.’s figuring out William Gibson is a considerate exam of the lifestyles and paintings of William Gibson, writer of 11 novels and twenty brief tales. Gibson is the recipient of many impressive awards for technological know-how fiction writing together with the Nebula, Hugo, and Philip okay. Dick awards. Gibson’s iconic novel, Neuromancer, popularized the idea that of our on-line world. together with his early tales and his first trilogy of novels,Gibson grew to become the daddy determine for a brand new style of technology fiction known as “cyberpunk” that introduced a gritty realism to its cerebral plots regarding hackers and synthetic intelligences.

This learn situates Gibson as a massive determine in either technology fiction background and modern American fiction, and it strains how his aesthetic affected either parts of literature. Miller follows a short biographical caricature and a survey of the works that prompted him with an exam that divides Gibson’s physique of labor into early tales, his 3 significant novel trilogies, and his standalone works. Miller doesn't confine his research to significant works yet in its place additionally delves into Gibson’s vague tales, released and unpublished screenplays, significant essays, and collaborations with different authors.

Miller’s exploration begins via connecting Gibson to the most important countercultural pursuits that inspired him (the Beat iteration, the hippies, and the punk rock stream) whereas additionally putting him in the historical past of technology fiction and analyzing how his early works reacted opposed to contemporaneous traits within the style. those early works additionally convey the improvement of his designated aesthetic that might impression technological know-how fiction and literature extra more often than not. subsequent a long bankruptcy explicates his groundbreaking Sprawl Trilogy, which all started with Neuromancer.

Miller then strains Gibson’s aesthetic alterations throughout his next novel trilogies that more and more eschew far-off futures both to target our modern old second as one of those technology fiction itself or to visualize technological singularities that will lie simply round the nook. those chapters element how Gibson’s aesthetic has morphed besides social, cultural, and technological alterations within the genuine international. The examine additionally seems to be at such standalone works as his collaborative steampunk novel, his makes an attempt at screenwriting, his significant essays, or even his experimental hypertext poetry. The research concludes with a dialogue of Gibson’s lasting impression and a short exam of his newest novel, The Peripheral, which signs yet one more radical swap in Gibson’s aesthetic.

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Michel WINOCK's Victor Hugo (French Edition) PDF

By Michel WINOCK

MICHEL WINOCK RETRACE DANS CE LIVRE l’itinéraire politique de Victor Hugo, né dans une famille royaliste, chantre des ultras catholiques dans sa jeunesse, progressivement converti à los angeles République, farouche opposant à los angeles peine de mort, défenseur des miséreux, cherchant à son retour d’exil à effectuer une médiation entre l. a. Commune et le gouvernement bourgeois.
Dans un récit vif et inspiré, Michel Winock donne à lire l. a. trajectoire politique de Victor Hugo, qui eut droit à sa mort, le 22 mai 1885, à des funérailles nationales de l. a. half de los angeles Troisième République.
Ce livre a été préparé à los angeles suite d’une série de conférences prononcées à l’université de Bâle en 2002, à l’invitation du professeur Robert Kopp

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Read e-book online Mark Twain & France: The Making of a New American Identity PDF

By Paula Harrington,Ronald Jenn

Blending cultural background, biography, and literary feedback, this ebook explores how one in every of America's maximum icons used the French to assist construct a brand new feel of what it really is to be “American” within the moment 1/2 the 19th century.

While critics have ordinarily pushed aside Mark Twain’s courting with France as opposed, Harrington and Jenn see Twain’s use of the French as a foil to assist build his identification as “the consultant American.” analyzing new fabrics that element his Montmatre research, the carte de visite album, and a chronology of his visits to France, the booklet deals shut readings of writings which were mostly neglected, similar to The Innocents Adrift manuscript and the unpublished chapters of A Tramp Abroad, combining literary research, socio-historical context and biographical research.

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