Author: Giovanni Verga
Publisher: Univ of California Press
On the face of things, Mastro Don Gesualdo is a success. Born a peasant but a man' with an eye for everything going', he becomes one of the richest men in Sicily, marrying an aristocrat with his daughter destined, in time, to wed a duke. But Gesualdo falls foul of the rigid class structure of mid-19th century Sicily. His title Mastro Don, 'Worker Gentleman', is ironic in itself. Peasants and gentry alike resent his extraordinary success. And when the pattern of society is threatened by revolt, Gesualdo is the rebels' first target.
Author: Samuel Zeller
A photography book featuring luscious plants shot through the translucent glass of greenhouses found in botanical gardens. The photographer travelled to over 15 European cities to complete the project
Author: Kari Herbert, Huw Lewis-Jones
Publisher: Chronicle Books
The sketchbook has been the one constant in explorers' kits for centuries of adventure. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences and discoveries, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. This remarkable book showcases 70 such sketchbooks, kept by intrepid men and women as they journeyed perilous and unknown environments—frozen wastelands, high mountains, barren deserts, and dense rainforests—with their senses wide open. Figures such as Charles Darwin and Sir Edmund Hillary are joined here by lesser-known explorers such as Adela Breton, who braved the jungles of Mexico to make a record of Mayan monuments. Here are profiles, expedition details, and the artwork of pioneering explorers and mapmakers, botanists and artists, ecologists and anthropologists, eccentrics and visionaries. Here is the art of discovery.
Author: Natalia Ginzburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
The Sky's the Limit
Author: Wayne W. Dyer
The Case of Mr. Crump
Author: Ludwig Lewisohn
"We have here, then a novelistic document of life, of the inferno of a marriage. ... --a marriage that should never have been contracted nor would have been save for the man's weakness and youthful inexperience."--Preface, p. vii.
An Old-fashioned Girl
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
A novel about a country girl who goes to Boston and works hard to make her place among the wealthy city people.
Author: Fonte: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Fonte: Wikipedia. Pagine: 34. Capitoli: Opere di Giovanni Verga, Tecnica narrativa di Giovanni Verga, Opere e poetica di Giovanni Verga, I Malavoglia, Storia di una capinera, Naturalismo, Ciclo dei Vinti, Mastro Don Gesualdo, Eros, Tigre reale, Concetto dell'ostrica, Il marito di Elena, Eva, Nedda, Cavalleria rusticana, Una peccatrice, Jeli il pastore, Vita dei campi, I nuovi tartufi, La duchessa di Leyra, Impersonalit narrativa, Tecnica della regressione. Estratto: Giovanni Carmelo Verga (Catania, 2 settembre 1840 - Catania, 27 gennaio 1922) fu uno scrittore italiano, considerato il maggior esponente della corrente letteraria del verismo. Autografo di G. Verga Giovanni Carmelo Verga nacque il 2 settembre 1840 da una famiglia di piccoli proprietari terrieri: fu registrato all'anagrafe di Catania. Il padre, Giovanni Battista Catalano, era di Vizzini, dove la famiglia Verga aveva delle propriet, e discendeva dal ramo cadetto di una famiglia alla quale appartenevano i baroni di Fontanabianca; la madre si chiamava Caterina Di Mauro e apparteneva ad una famiglia borghese di Catania. Il nonno di Giovanni, come testimonia il De Roberto in un articolo raccolto, insieme a molti altri, in un volume a cura di Carmelo Musumarra, era stato carbonaro e, nel 1812, eletto deputato per Vizzini al primo Parlamento Siciliano. Verga - ritratto penna acquarello di Antonino Gandolfo, collezione Francesco Paolo FrontiniRappresenta da sempre motivo di acceso dibattito la questione riguardante l'esatto luogo di nascita di Giovanni Verga, nonch la data dell'evento. Bench gran parte dei testi collochino a Catania l'evento, basandosi sul contenuto dell'atto di nascita, esistono fondate argomentazioni sulla base delle quali possibile ritenere che la nascita di Verga sia avvenuta nei pressi di Vizzini. Tra gli studiosi che pi di altri si appassionarono e dedicarono numerose ricerche alla soluzione di questo interrogativo, vi sono il prof. Emilio Interlandi (docente di lettere, critico...
Will They Ever Trust Us Again? brings together hundreds of never-before-published letters that Mike has been sent - from GIs serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, from troops in US bases, from their mothers, wives and friends back home, from veterans who've fought around the globe - to show the reality beneath the political spin and TV propaganda. Their politics may vary from the Bushwhacked to the patriotic, but they all feel let down and lied to by government, they know the human cost of waging wars for the rich - and now they've had enough. Explosive, angry, moving and funny, this book shows who's really winning the battle for hearts and minds on the front line.
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEB... Everything should have been quiet and pleasant for Ben Holiday, the former Chicago lawyer who became sovereign of the Magic Kingdom of Landover. But it wasn't. Horris Kew, conjurer, confidence-man, and trickster, had returned to Landover from Ben's own world. Alas, Horris had not returned of his own volition--he had been sent by the Gorse, a sorcerer of great evil, whom Horris had unwittingly freed from the magic Tangle Box, where it had long ago been imprisoned by the fairy folk. Now it had returned to enslave those who had once dared condemn it. But first, it would rid Landover of all who could stand in its way... Soon Ben found himself imprisoned within the gloom of the Tangle Box, lost in its mists and its labyrinthine ways. The only one who could free Ben from the Tangle Box was the lady Willow. But she had disappeared, was gone from Landover on a mysterious mission of her own.... From the Paperback edition.
In Migrancy, Culture, Identity, Iain Chambers unravels how our sense of place and identity is realised as we move through myriad languages, worlds and histories. The author explores the uncharted impact of cultural diversity on today's world, from the 'realistic' eye of the painter to the 'scientific' approach of the cultural anthropologist or the critical distance of the historian; from the computer screen to the Walkman and 'World Music'. Migrancy, Culture and Identity takes us on a journey into the disturbance and dislocation of culture and identity that faces all of us to explore how migration, marginality and homelessness have disrupted the West's faith in linear progress and rational thinking, undermining our knowledge, history and cultural identity.