Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
Nel ritiro di Big Sur, sulle coste della California, lo scrittore-protagonista trascorre un'estate solitaria, attratto con tutti i sensi dalle voci mutevoli dell'oceano...
Author: Jonathan Lee
Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Alfred A. Knopf.
Author: John A Vlahides, Brett Atkinson, Andrew Bender, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Cristian Bonetto, Celeste Brash, Jade Bremner, Nate Cavalieri, Michael Grosberg, Ashley Harrell, Josephine Quintero, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Helena Smith, Benedict Walker, Clifton Wilkinson
Publisher: EDT srl
"Dalle foreste di sequoie nella nebbiosa California settentrionale alle soleggiate spiagge da surf nella California meridionale, il magico 'Stato dell'oro' fa sembrare reale anche Disneyland". Esperienze straordinarie: foto suggestive, i consigli degli autori e la vera essenza dei luoghi. Personalizza il tuo viaggio: gli strumenti e gli itinerari per pianificare il viaggio che preferisci. Scelte d’autore: i luoghi più famosi e quelli meno noti per rendere unico il tuo viaggio. In questa guida: Alcatraz in 3D; le spiagge migliori; viaggi panoramici e on the road; a tavola con i californiani.
Author: Oakley Hall
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Oakley Hall's legendary Warlock revisits and reworks the traditional conventions of the Western to present a raw, funny, hypnotic, ultimately devastating picture of American unreality. First published in the 1950s, at the height of the McCarthy era, Warlock is not only one of the most original and entertaining of modern American novels but a lasting contribution to American fiction. "Tombstone, Arizona, during the 1880's is, in ways, our national Camelot: a never-never land where American virtues are embodied in the Earps, and the opposite evils in the Clanton gang; where the confrontation at the OK Corral takes on some of the dry purity of the Arthurian joust. Oakley Hall, in his very fine novel Warlock has restored to the myth of Tombstone its full, mortal, blooded humanity. Wyatt Earp is transmogrified into a gunfighter named Blaisdell who . . . is summoned to the embattled town of Warlock by a committee of nervous citizens expressly to be a hero, but finds that he cannot, at last, live up to his image; that there is a flaw not only in him, but also, we feel, in the entire set of assumptions that have allowed the image to exist. . . . Before the agonized epic of Warlock is over with—the rebellion of the proto-Wobblies working in the mines, the struggling for political control of the area, the gunfighting, mob violence, the personal crises of those in power—the collective awareness that is Warlock must face its own inescapable Horror: that what is called society, with its law and order, is as frail, as precarious, as flesh and can be snuffed out and assimilated back into the desert as easily as a corpse can. It is the deep sensitivity to abysses that makes Warlock one of our best American novels. For we are a nation that can, many of us, toss with all aplomb our candy wrapper into the Grand Canyon itself, snap a color shot and drive away; and we need voices like Oakley Hall's to remind us how far that piece of paper, still fluttering brightly behind us, has to fall." —Thomas Pynchon
Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Open Road Media
Incisive essays on Patty Hearst and Reagan, the Central Park jogger and the Santa Ana winds, from the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West. In these eleven essays covering the national scene from Washington, DC; California; and New York, the acclaimed author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album “capture[s] the mood of America” and confirms her reputation as one of our sharpest and most trustworthy cultural observers (The New York Times). Whether dissecting the 1988 presidential campaign, exploring the commercialization of a Hollywood murder, or reporting on the “sideshows” of foreign wars, Joan Didion proves that she is one of the premier essayists of the twentieth century, “an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review). Highlights include “In the Realm of the Fisher King,” a portrait of the White House under the stewardship of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, two “actors on location;” and “Girl of the Golden West,” a meditation on the Patty Hearst case that draws an unexpected and insightful parallel between the kidnapped heiress and the emigrants who settled California. “Sentimental Journeys” is a deeply felt study of New York media coverage of the brutal rape of a white investment banker in Central Park, a notorious crime that exposed the city’s racial and class fault lines. Dedicated to Henry Robbins, Didion’s friend and editor from 1966 until his death in 1979, After Henry is an indispensable collection of “superior reporting and criticism” from a writer on whom we have relied for more than fifty years “to get the story straight” (Los Angeles Times).
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Quattro eventi sconvolgono l'estate del 1969, l'anno più caldo di quel decennio memorabile: la misteriosa morte di Brian Jones (fondatore dei Rolling Stones), il debutto sugli schermi americani di Easy Rider, le stragi efferate compiute da Charles Manson e dalla sua comune hippie, il Festival di Woodstock. In soli 45 giorni (dal 3 luglio al 18 agosto) la controcultura giovanile vive in modo appassionato il culto dell'amore e sperimenta con disperazione quello del terrore, capace di trasformare i colorati figli dei fiori in sanguinari figli di Satana. Quarant'anni dopo, l'eredità di quella stagione epocale è viva più che mai: non solo perché scandita dalla miglior musica della storia, ma anche perché i riflessi socio-politici, artistici e culturali che l'hanno definita sono tuttora di stretta attualità. L'edizione arricchita di questo cult book presenta numerose interviste esclusive ai protagonisti di quei giorni e un'appendice aggiornata che spiega dove sono e cosa fanno oggi alcuni dei personaggi dell'epoca, racconta come sono cambiati i luoghi che hanno ospitato quegli eventi e fornisce una vera e propria guida a chi volesse ulteriormente approfondire le proprie conoscenze sull'argomento.
Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
Da Sulla strada a Big Sur a I vagabondi del Dharma , il volume riunisce i capolavori narrativi di Kerouac, che già li aveva concepiti non come unità a se stanti, ma come parti di una vera e propria " Recherche dell'epoca contemporanea".
Author: Steve Alten
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
Seven years ago, and seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, Dr. Jonas Taylor encountered something that changed the course of his life. Once a Navy deep-sea submersible pilot, now a marine paleontologist, Taylor is convinced that a remnant population of Carcharodon megalodon prehistoric sharks growing up to 70 feet long, that subsisted on whales lurks at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. When offered the opportunity to return to those crushing depths in search of the Megs, Taylor leaps at the chance... but the quest for scientific knowledge (and personal vindication) becomes a desperate fight for survival, when the most vicious predator that the earth has ever known is freed to once-again hunt the surface.
Pictures of the Gone World
Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Published to celebrate forty years of City Lights publishing, which began with the letterpress printing of this book in 1955. It was Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first book, and it has been reprinted twenty-one times, having never been out of print. The...
Author: Antonio Tabucchi
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Tabucchi’s masterpiece “conjures a state between waking and dreaming” (The New York Times) Dr. Pereira is an aging, lonely, overweight journalist who has failed to notice the menacing cloud of fascism over Salazarist Lisbon. One day he meets Montiero Rossi, an aspiring young writer whose anti-fascist fervor is as strong as Pereira’s apolitical languor. Eventually, breaking out of the shell of his own inhibitions, Pereira reluctantly rises to heroism—and this arc is “one of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction” (Kirkus).
Author: Herbie Hancock, Lisa Dickey
Publisher: Penguin Books
Now in paperback, this reflective and invaluable memoir tells the story of Hancock's incredible success as a musician, from his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work with artists like Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder. In Herbie Hancock: Possibilities the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a thriving career that has spanned seven decades, from his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis' second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell.
Delving into a netherworld of treachery and intrigue in Elizabethan London, John Bossy attempts to solve a centuries-old mystery: who was Fagot, the spy working within the French embassy in London to subvert Catholic attempts to overthrow Queen Elizabeth and her government? Bossy speculates on the spy's identity in this work, making a contribution to the political and intellectual history of the wars of religion in Europe and to the domestic history of Elizabethan England.
Tired of dissatisfaction and stress in your life? A new reality is always a possibility! To cope with her new role as a mother, author Leeny Thomas turned to writing in her journal for peace and calm. Through this process, she discovered a survival strategy that gradually renewed her being and reshaped her life. In Time Out, Tune In, Turn On, Leeny offers a proven method for coping with lifes everyday challenges effectively and gracefully. Leeny writes about everyday situations with sensitivity and flare. In the Heart-of-the-Moment Learning Resource she presents eight engaging personal stories to demonstrate how she now copes and flows with the daily upheavals of family life. From releasing the need to control situations to sailing through the ups and downs of life, she inspires readers to embrace life change and offers a range of unique, interactive learning opportunities for readers to explore. Discover how you can stay true to what is important to you and live the path of your heart. Master the art of balancing duty with desire. Renew your being and reshape your life. A new you, a new lifewhere will this take you?