Negli occhi di chi guarda
Author: Marco Malvaldi
Publisher: Sellerio Editore srl
Malvaldi rende benissimo la coralità dell’azione di 'Negli occhi di chi guarda' e il suo accento toscano ben si confà alla lettura di un romanzo che è un autentico carosello di personaggi che ruotano attorno al Podere Pianetti e ai suoi misteri: una contesa in famiglia, un quadro introvabile, un cadavere che emerge tra le sterpaglie di un incendio. Un connubio tra scienza, intreccio e arguzia.
Le definizioni del tema possono variare leggermente a seconda del testo esaminato, essere più o meno articolate, ma la sostanza non cambia. Il punto di vista è sempre quello dell’interprete (il giudice che si trova ad avere due norme applicabili ma reciprocamente inconciliabili); il terreno di analisi è sempre lo scontro tra due norme, la soluzione è sempre un obiettivo da conseguire attraverso l’uso dei criteri di risoluzione delle antinomie, il tasto dolente è sempre l’ipotesi di un’antinomia irresolubile. E se provassimo a cambiare l’angolo prospettico? E se al centro dell’analisi mettessimo non le due (o più) norme ma da un lato l’ordinamento, e dall’altro, la fattispecie concreta posta all’attenzione dell’interprete? Il quadro cambierebbe radicalmente: la questione di fondo diverrebbe quella di indagare in che modo l’ordinamento risponde all’esigenza di disciplinare la singola fattispecie. Le conseguenze di questo cambio prospettico non sono minimali: l’interprete non assumerebbe il ruolo di “risolutore” (che utilizza come strumenti i “criteri di risoluzione delle antinomie”) ma di un “ricercatore” (che utilizza i “criteri d’individuazione della norma applicabile”); inoltre non si porrebbe il problema dell’antinomia insolubile. Questa linea di ricerca richiede non solo la dimostrazione dei propri assunti in sede di teoria, ma anche la verifica in ambito giurisprudenziale dell’uso concreto del termine “antinomia”, giacché, spesso, l’uso atecnico (o comunque in senso lato) del lemma non contribuisce a una chiara percezione delle caratteristiche del fenomeno dell’antinomia.
Author: Marco Malvaldi
This new novel by Marco Malvaldi marks the return of the investigative quartet nicknamed the "senile squad." At the Bar Lume, with the exception of the bartender Massimo and his assistant, the beautiful and kindly Tiziana, the youngest regular customer is Aldo, seventy-something owner of the Osteria Boccaccio. Then come his longtime friends, each one older than the former. Their principle, indeed their only activity is sitting around at the Bar Lume ostensibly playing cards but in reality analyzing, postulating, gossiping, and chronicling every event that occurs in their small Tuscan town, their talk laced with colorful tuscan slang and figures of speech. Massimo, all intuition but tending toward inaction, is obliged to investigate a homicide on behalf of his all-too-curious clientele and by Commissario Fusco of the local police. The old-timers provide a running commentary and play devil's advocate to any and all theories concerning the perpetrators of the crime. Their cunning at three-card monte has taught them how to see past appearances to the truth that lies behind. An Italian Comedy, a beguiling Italian mystery, and a vivacious portrayal of small-town Italy all wrapped into one.
The Art of Killing Well
Author: Marco Malvaldi
Publisher: MacLehose Press
The nineteenth century is drawing to a close. Pellegrino Artusi, Italy's first celebrity chef, has travelled the length and breadth of the country compiling his masterpiece, The Science of Cooking and The Art of Eating Well. When Baron Romualdo Bonaiuti invites him to his Tuscan home to compare notes with his kitchen staff, he's quite looking forward to a break. On arrival he finds everything one might expect: a dramatic Tuscan castle, eccentric aristocrats, spinster aunts and a mysterious guest. Not to mention a murdered butler. Faced with a menagerie of suspects, the local constabularly are baffled. But when the Baron himself is the target of a second murder attempt, Pellegrino realises he may need to put his celebrated culinary skills to use to find the killer.
Game for Five
Author: Marco Malvaldi
Publisher: Europa Editions UK
At the Bar Lume, in a small seaside town where everyone knows everyone else, barman Massimo and four old-timers pass the time, between hands of cards and shots of coffee, chatting, arguing and theorising about the murder of a young woman in their town. When her body is found stuffed in a bin, the girl's lifestyle has everyone thinking her death must have something to do with the world of drug trafficking and dangerous sex she inhabited. The group of old friends at the Bar Lume begin to pull the case apart, forcing barman Massimo into the role of amateur sleuth.
Mingling memoir, history, politics, and mythology, the doctor who could not save Neda Agha-Soltan tries to understand how the Iranian revolution that brought down the Shah's peacock throne evolved into an equally repressive regime--and how his generation can reclaim their country.
Author: Abigail Tarttelin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"This is a gripping and fully-realized novel." —Emily St. John Mandel, National Book Award-nominated author of Station Eleven 2014 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST WINNER OF THE 2014 ALEX AWARD BOOKLIST TOP 10 FIRST NOVEL OF 2013 SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013 Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he’s the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. He’s even really nice to his little brother. Karen, Max’s mother, is determined to maintain the façade of effortless excellence she has constructed through the years, but now that the boys are getting older, she worries that the façade might soon begin to crumble. Adding to the tension, her husband Steve has chosen this moment to stand for election to Parliament. The spotlight of the media is about to encircle their lives. The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex. When an enigmatic childhood friend named Hunter steps out of his past and abuses his trust in the worst possible way, Max is forced to consider the nature of his well-kept secret. Why won’t his parents talk about it? What else are they hiding from Max about his condition and from each other? The deeper Max goes, the more questions emerge about where it all leaves him and what his future holds, especially now that he’s starting to fall head over heels for someone for the first time in his life. Will his friends accept him if he is no longer the Golden Boy? Will anyone ever want him—desire him—once they know? And the biggest one of all, the question he has to look inside himself to answer: Who is Max Walker, really? Golden Boy is a novel you’ll read in one sitting but will never forget; at once a riveting tale of a family in crisis, a fascinating exploration of identity, and a coming-of-age story like no other.
Autumn in Venice
Author: Andrea Di Robilant
The acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair now gives us the remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there--a vivacious eighteen-year-old who inspired the man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work. In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "a goddam wonderful city." He was a year shy of his fiftieth birthday and hadn't published a novel in nearly a decade. At a duck shoot in the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Di Robilant--whose great-uncle moved in Hemingway's revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artists--re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship. Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; when the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, Adriana was there as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. This illuminating story of writer and muse--which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity--is an intimate look at the fractured heart and changing art of Hemingway in his fifties.
Il segreto delle Bianche Mura...Custodito sin dalle remote ere della fondazione della citta di Hovval, ai piedi dei selvaggi e misteriosi Monti delle Nebbie, ovunque conosciuta per il candore ed il nitore della propria fortificazione esterna. Un segreto difeso con misure severe, drastiche, talvolta spietate. Aydrise...Una giovane ragazza di Hovval, una ragazza come tante altre, con le proprie amicizie, i propri amori e i propri sogni. Per lei, scoprire il segreto sembra divenire, a un tratto, una necessita irrinunciabile. Oscure e terribili minacce...Questo e cio che attende, nei piu eleganti e raffinati ambienti di Hovval, chi tenta, impreparato, di immischiarsi nelle questioni dei potenti!
Cesare is a seventy-seven-year-old widower and cynical troublemaker, a man who has always struggled to care for others and has given up trying. Aside from an intermittent fling with a nurse called Rossana, he avoids contact with his neighbours and even his own children. One day, the enigmatic Emma moves into the neighbouring flat with her strange and sinister husband. Suspecting there is more to their relationship than meets the eye, Cesare decides to investigate. This new sense of purpose awakens his appetite for life, and he soon finds himself risking everything for a future he had never thought possible.
I Am With You
Author: John Woolley
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Now in its 14th printing, I Am With You has been the best-selling devotional in the UK since then. These words of divine encouragement were given to John Wooley in his work as a hospital chaplain, and have since inspired and uplifted tens of thousands, even changed their lives.
You Drive Me Crazy
Author: Anna Premoli
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
What girl doesn't dream of an amazing promotion working on the other side of the world? This once in a lifetime opportunity is presented to 28-year-old investment banker, Maddison Johnson and instantly fills her with abject fear. It isn't the New York transfer she had set her heart on... she's going to South Korea, instead. To make things worse, her boss Mark Kim doesn't go out of his way to make it easy for her to adapt to her new environment. Plunged into a world she knows nothing about with a man she can't stand, Maddison finds herself forced to adapt and grow up quickly. Maybe in the process she will stumble over something wonderful and quite unexpected... What people are saying about YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY: 'I found myself gutted I had to put the book down and go to bed after my first stint of reading' 'Very entertaining, really interesting that the storyline revolved around working life as well as the personal'