C'è un'altra città nella città Genova nelle note dei cantautori: Fabrizio De André, Luigi Tenco, Ivano Fossati. Genova nelle parole dei poeti: Dino Campana, Giorgio Caproni, Eugenio Montale. Genova e i grandi della storia: Cristoforo Colombo, Andrea Doria, Giuseppe Mazzini. La Genova delle Repubbliche Marinare, dei Dogi e dell’impresa dei Mille. Quella degli scontri di piazza del 1960 contro il governo Tambroni e del 2001 contro il G8, in cui perse la vita Carlo Giuliani. La città in cui è nato il calcio italiano, la città dell’Ansaldo e dell’Expo. Tanti sono i personaggi che hanno animato per molti secoli i carruggi del capoluogo ligure, solcato il tratto di mare illuminato dalla Lanterna, popolato i paesini dell’entroterra. Perché pochi posti al mondo hanno saputo accogliere le voci diverse e variegate di chi veniva da lontano, come ha fatto nel tempo Genova. E ora questo libro raccoglie le storie più belle e insolite, affidate alla tradizione locale e alla gente che ancora le racconta, all’ombra delle viuzze più remote, nel verde aggrappato alle colline, tra lo sciabordio delle onde del porto. Tra le storie su Genova che non ti hanno mai raccontato Il ladro che fu impiccato con una corda d’oro I pantaloni di Paganini La colonna infame di piazza Vacchero Il fantasma autunnale di San Donato La leggenda della Lanterna Il bordello galleggiante Emilio Salgari: da Sanpierdarena alla Malesia Quando Marconi illuminò Sydney Le teste appese di Porta Soprana L’intifada di Balilla Sull’erba del Marassi Il diavolo in Piccapietra La vecchina di vico dei Librai Il naufragio della London Valour Il primo ligure che volò sulla città La graziosa di via del Campo Fabrizio Càlziaè nato nel capoluogo ligure nel 1960, ha pubblicato numerose guide turistiche, tra cui Parchi di parole, Quattro passi da casa tua, per «Il Secolo XIX», e Superbi itinerari, scritta in collaborazione con Paolo Fizzarotti e illustrata da Ivo Milazzo. Con quest’ultimo ha realizzato anche Uomo Faber, romanzo a fumetti su Fabrizio De André. Con la Newton Compton ha pubblicato 101 cose da fare in Liguria almeno una volta nella vita, 101 storie su Genova che non ti hanno mai raccontato e Guida segreta alle cose da fare gratis (o quasi) a Genova.
Author: Sarah A. Denzil
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She's married, pregnant, and in control again... ... until Aiden returns. Too traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken. As Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son, she must unmask the monster who took him away from her. But who, in their tiny village, could be capable of such a crime? It's Aiden who has the answers, but he cannot tell the unspeakable. This dark and disturbing psychological novel will appeal to fans of The Widow and The Butterfly Garden.
Author: Penelope Douglas
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Bully, Until You, Rival, and Falling Away comes the sizzling conclusion to the Fall Away series. The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg… Everyone wants to be me. Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name. I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do. They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate? But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here. Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new.
The Periodic Table
Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Everyman's Library
One of Italy's leading men of letters, a chemist by profession, writes about incidents in his life in which one or another of the elements figured in such a way as to become a personal preoccupation
Roses Are Red
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
In this heart-pounding but touchingly romantic thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most complex and brilliant killer he's ever confronted - mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building - and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary bank robber at work - the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a personal crisis at home, but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime.
Author: Cebes (Of Thebes.)
Author: Joseph LeDoux
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Anxiety is the most prevalent psychiatric problem of our time. Decades of research have gone into probing its mysteries and developing treatments. But what if we’ve been thinking about fear and anxiety in the wrong way for all these years? This is the groundbreaking premise behind a wave of new research, led by the lab of renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux. He believes that fear and anxiety are not innate states, simply waiting to be unleashed in the brain. Rather they are assembled experiences, and that has huge implications for patients. By mapping brain circuits, LeDoux explains the origins of anxiety disorders and reveals discoveries that can restore sufferers to normality. As impressive as it is timely, Anxious is a comprehensive survey of cutting-edge research revolutionising the way we treat our most pressing mental health issue.
Author: John Shirley
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
John Shirley’s Debut Novel! Ben Rackey, Professional Irritant: A man who is assigned to steal the Exciter—a device that can amplify and release strong, hostile human emotions in anyone, anywhere. The Exciter can turn suppressed anger into a full-scale war. With the power to psychically manipulate crowds of people, Rackey can demolish The Barrier, an invisible wall of densely flowing ions entirely enclosing the continental United States...and escape. BEN RACKEY Foremost Professional irritant, remarkable in acting both as burglar and inciter in the bizarre and pleasure-seeking world of the 22nd century is a fearless, ruthless man of ingenuity, completely overwhelmed with his own strength. His latest and most dangerous assignment is to steal THE EXCITER. A dangerous and fragile device for the augmentation of the telepathic transfer of mania. By seeking out and amplifying strong, hostile human emotions, the exciter can turn a street brawl into a full scale war. As soon as Ben has possession if it he will have the power to destroy THE BARRIER. Conceived as the perfect defense against nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare, it was activated in 1989 - an invisible screen of densely flowing ions entirely enclosing the continental zone labeled "The United States." Once the barrier is demolished Ben can escape.
Birds of Prey
Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
It is 1667 and the Dutch and the English are at war. Sir Francis Courtney and his son Henry 'Hal' Courtney, in their fighting caravel Lady Edwina, are on patrol off the Agulhas Cape of Southern Africa: lying in wait for one of the galleons of the Dutch East India Company returning from the Orient laden with treasure to fall into their net. It is the beginning of the quest that will sweep them from the new settlement of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa to the Great Horn of Ethiopia far to the north. The bloody capture of the Dutch merchantman, and three valuable hostages, launches Hal into a perilous adventure which only the bravest will survive... Along the way Hal will encounter many enemies. A dangerous mutineer, sworn to extract to revenge. A fellow Knight Templar, now his father's betrayer. And the most dangerous adversary on the African continent, the Dutch swordsman Schreuder. His spirit will also be tested by love. For the rich and pampered Dutch heiress, Katinka. For the beautiful slave girl, Sukeena. And for a woman whose unstinting courage will outshine them all... From the dungeons of Good Hope to the uncharted wilderness of the Dark Continent and then to the fatal narrows of the Red Sea, Hal's faith will lead him to his destiny. To the defense of the final Christian stronghold in Africa. The kingdom of Prester John, historic guardian of the priceless Holy Grail... Birds of Prey is a Courtney Family Adventure from bestselling author Wilbur Smith.
Totality and Infinity
Author: E. Levinas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Ever since the beginning of the modern phenomenological movement disciplined attention has been paid to various patterns of human experi ence as they are actually lived through in the concrete. This has brought forth many attempts to tind a general philosophical position which can do justice to these experiences without reduction or distQrtion. In France, the best known of these recent attempts have been made by Sartre in his Being and Nothingness and by Merleau-Ponty in his Phenomenol ogy of Perception and certain later fragments. Sartre has a keen sense for life as it is lived, and his work is marked by many penetrating descrip tions. But his dualistic ontology of the en-soi versus the pour-soi has seemed over-simple and inadequate to many critics, and has been seriously qualitied by the author himself in his latest Marxist work, The Critique of Dialetical Reason. Merleau-Ponty's major work is a lasting contri but ion to the phenomenology of the pre-objective world of perception. But asi de from a few brief hints and sketches, he was unable, before his unfortunate death in 1961, to work out carefully his ultimate philosophi cal point of view. This leaves us then with the German philosopher, Heidegger, as the only contemporary thinker who has formulated a total ontology which claims to do justice to the stable results of phenomenology and to the liv ing existential thought of our time.
Author: Emanuele Trevi
The novel's protagonist, his vicissitudes, his ambitions and his whole life revolve around one of the greatest intellectuals of the 20th century, Pier Paolo Pasolini. This is a curious situation of indirect knowledge: the protagonist works at the Pasolini Foundation together with Laura Betti - a close friend of the great author and actress in many of his films. His research focuses on Petrolio, the intriguing book Pasolini worked on from 1972 until his death; a hidden story in the book becomes the protagonist's guide to the mysteries of life.
Tales of the Jazz Age
Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Tales of the Jazz Age is an anthology of nineteen short stories by renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald, including "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," "Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar," and "Love in the Night."
Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Random House
The Buddenbrook clan is everything you'd expect of a nineteenth-century German merchant family - wealthy, esteemed, established. Four generations later, a tide of twentieth-century modernism has gradually disintegrated the bourgeois values on which the Buddenbrooks built their success. In this, Mann's first novel, his astounding, semi-autobiographical family epic, he portrays the transition of genteel Germanic stability to a very modern uncertainty.
Author: Pam Smy
Parallel plotlines set in different times, one told in text and one in art, inform each other as a young girl unravels the mystery of a ghost next door.