Author: F. T. F. T. Marinetti
Il nostro Partito Politico Futurista è nato naturalmente dalla grande corrente spirituale del movimento artistico futurista.Unico nella storia il nostro Partito è stato concepito, voluto e attuato da un gruppo di artisti poeti, pittori, musicisti, ecc.: che, carichi di genio e di coraggio ormai provati, dopo avere svecchiato brutalmente e modernizzato l'arte italiana sono giunti logicamente ad una concezione di politica assolutamente sgombra di retorica, violentemente italiana e violentemente rivoluzionaria, libera, dinamica e armata di metodi assolutamente pratici.Poichè un passato illustre schiacciava l'Italia e un avvenire infinitamente glorioso ribolliva nel suo seno, appunto in Italia, sotto il nostro cielo troppo voluttuoso, l'energia futurista doveva nascere, dieci anni fa, organizzarsi, canalizzarsi, trovare in noi i suoi motori, i suoi apparecchi di illuminazione e di propagazione. L'Italia, più di qualunque altro paese, aveva un bisogno urgente di futurismo, poichè moriva di passatismo. L'ammalato inventò il proprio rimedio. Noi siamo i suoi medici occasionali. Il rimedio vale per gli ammalati di ogni paese.
Author: James J. Sheridan
Author: Mordecai Richler
Charged with comic energy and a steely disregard for any pieties whatsoever, Barney's Version is a major Richler novel, the most personal and feeling book of a long and distinguished career. Told in the first person, it gives us the life (and what a life!) of Barney Panofsky--whose trashy TV company, Totally Useless Productions, has made him a small fortune; whose three wives include a martyred feminist icon, a quintessential JCP (Jewish-Canadian Princess), and the incomparable Miriam, the perfect wife, lover, and mother--alas, now married to another man; who recalls with nostalgia and pain his young manhood in the Paris of the early fifties, and his lifelong passion for wine, women, and the Montreal Canadiens; who either did or didn't murder his best friend, Boogie, after discovering him in bed with The Second Mrs. Panofsky; whose satirical eye for the idiocies of today's Quebec separatists (as well as for every other kind of political correctness) manages to offend his entire acquaintanceship (and will soon be offending readers everywhere); and whose memory--though not his bile--is, in his sixty-seventh year, definitely slipping . . . From the Hardcover edition.
A collection of five short stories that have been made into movies includes "The Mangler," in which a skeptical writer investigates a supposedly haunted hotel room that has apparently caused at least forty-two deaths.
Author: Gino Strada
Author: Timothy Williams
Publisher: Soho Crime
A senior police investigator in 1978 Northern Italy tries to simultaneously solve two cases, one involving an unidentified body, the other a kidnapping, in the latest novel of the series following Big Italy. Original.
Author: Fred Uhlman
Publisher: Random House
Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Guardian Reunion is a little-known but perfect novel with fans including Ian McEwan, John Boyne, Deborah Moggach, David Nicholls, Meg Rosoff and Sarah Perry. On a grey afternoon in 1932, a Stuttgart classroom is stirred by the arrival of a newcomer. Middle-class Hans is intrigued by the aristocratic new boy, Konradin, and before long they become best friends. It’s a friendship of the greatest kind, of shared interests and long conversations, of hikes in the German hills and growing up together. But the boys live in a changing Germany. Powerful, delicate and daring, Reunion is a story of the fragility, and strength, of the bonds between friends. 'Exquisite' Guardian 'I loved Reunion and found it very moving' John Boyne WITH AN AFTERWORD BY RACHEL SEIFFERT
YOUNG BLOODS is the first gripping novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. Perfect for fans of Robert Harris. Arthur Wesley (the future Duke of Wellington) was born and bred to be a leader. With a firm belief that the nation must be led by a king, the red-coated British officer heads for battle against the French Republic, to restore the fallen monarchy. Napoleon Bonaparte joins the French military on the eve of the Revolution. He believes leadership is won by merit, not by noble birth. When anarchy explodes in Paris he's thrust into the revolutionary army poised to march against Britain. As two mighty Empires embark on a bloody duel, Wesley and Bonaparte prepare to face a sworn enemy, unaware that the fate of Europe will one day lie in their hands...
Author: Patrick Dennis
Publisher: Broadway Books
With a wit as sharp as a vodka stinger and a heart as free as her spirit, Auntie Mame burst onto the literary scene in 1955--and today remains one of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction. Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis’ Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway and a Hollywood musical, and a fabulous movie starring Rosalind Russell. Since then, Mame has taken her rightful place in the pantheon of Great and Important People as the world’s most beloved, madcap, devastatingly sophisticated, and glamorous aunt. She is impossible to resist, and this hilarious story of an orphaned ten-year-old boy sent to live with his aunt is as delicious a read in the twenty-first century as it was in the 1950s. Follow the rollicking adventures of this unflappable flapper as seen through the wide eyes of her young, impressionable nephew and discover anew or for the first time why Mame has made the world a more wonderful place. "Outrageous, hilarious, ribald, sophisticated, slapsatiric." The Denver Post
Author: Pierpaolo Antonello, Matilde Nardelli, Margherita Zanoletti
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Bruno Munari was one of the most important and eclectic twentieth-century European artists, pioneering what would later be labelled kinetic art. Through original archival research and illuminating comparisons with other artists and movements, both within and outside Italy, this volume offers a unique analysis of Munari's seven-decade-long career.
Author: Andrew Lambirth, Allen Jones
A beautiful collection of art books appealing to a wide range of tastes. Short introductory text and full colour illustrations throughout make this series educational, informative and highly collectable. The text provides background information on the artist, as well as contemporaries who may have influenced him or her. Fach of the pieces of work illustrated have details of the size of the original, the materials used and a short commentary on the work.
Indian art has gone through a boom period in parallel with the extraordinary economic rise of the subcontinent from an agrarian state to a high tech axis of the new global economy. With new money came a new gallery system. With bigger spaces came bigger art and the sheer scale of ambition led to a break into the international market, which is always keen to find a new spectacular presence in the art world. The new art has also been created against a background of communal tension and violence. The exploration of identity, a common enterprise for artists internationally, is all the more challenging in the context of India under transformation. Above all Indian artists are faced with the legacy of their history and the ghosts of the Raj.INTRODUCTION BY ZEHRA JUMABHOY
Author: Lorenzo Mattotti
Long a superstar in his native Italy, Lorenzo Mattotti has made sporadic incursions into the U.S. via appearances in RAW magazine, the classic Fires graphic novel, and the more recent, 2003 Eisner-winning Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde adaptation from NBM. (Not to mention regular gigs in The New Yorker.) All of these previous works have showcased his full-color painter style, but Chimera, with its intricate, hyper-expressive swirls of crisp line work, shows that Mattotti's genius is bound by no single technique. A wordless fantasia of birth, death, gods, monsters, and humans, Chimera is the most astonishing visual narrative you'll see all year. "A beautiful stream-of-consciousness bit of fantasy... any fan of great cartooning owes it to themselves to seek out this comic." - Sequart
Author: Giancarlo Politi
Publisher: The MIT Press
Articles selected from the magazine deal with process art, conceptual art, performance art, post-conceptualism and art trends, and include interviews with artists