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La perfezione non è di questo mondo
Author: Daniela Mattalia
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858828836
Pages: 160
Year: 2017-06-01T00:00:00+02:00
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Torino, tra le Molinette e il Valentino. Adriano, professore ottantaduenne che ha appena perso la moglie, ha un segreto di cui si vergogna un po’: da quando la sua compagna non c’è più, continua a rivederla tra le corsie delle Molinette, anche se sa che non può essere vero. O forse sì? A soccorrerlo dal dubbio di essere sull’orlo della pazzia intervengono uno stravagante tassista, certo che sia più che normale che i morti continuino ad abitare accanto ai loro cari, e altre tre persone, che incrociano la sua strada. Gemma, libraia trentenne che nel fine settimana fa la volontaria al Filo d’Argento, un call center per anziani. Olga, un’arzilla zitella settantaseienne ricoverata con una gamba rotta. E Fausto, un giovane grafico precario fidanzato a una ragazza della Torino bene e padrone di Archibald, un bracco che ha il vizio di darsi alla macchia proprio nel parco dove fa jogging Gemma. Le vite di questi quattro personaggi si intrecciano, come in una danza, tra il parco e l’ospedale, dove si aggirano altre due inafferrabili presenze. Perché chi l’ha detto che morendo si deve per forza andare nell’aldilà, in un paradiso perfetto, algido e lontano? Non è forse più consolante – e infinitamente più divertente – immaginare di poter restare nell’aldiqua, invisibili a tutti tranne a chi ci vorrà vedere, fantasmi della porta accanto con tutte le nostre stupende imperfezioni?
Often I Am Happy
Author: Jens Christian Grøndahl
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 1455570060
Pages: 192
Year: 2017-04-11
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This elegant and nuanced literary gem explores the intricacies of friendship, secrets, and two marriages, for fans of The Dinner and Dept. of Speculation. "Often I am happy and yet I want to cry; / For no heart fully shares my joy." -B.S. Ingemann Ellinor is seventy. Her husband Georg has just passed away, and she is struck with the need to confide in someone. She addresses Anna, her long-dead best friend, who was also Georg's first wife. Fully aware of the absurdity of speaking to someone who cannot hear her, Ellinor nevertheless finds it meaningful to divulge long-held secrets and burdens of her past: her mother's heartbreaking pride; Ellinor's courtship with her first husband; their seemingly charmed friendship with Anna and Georg; the disastrous ski trip that shattered the two couples' lives. Wry and mellow yet infused with subdued emotion, this philosophical, lyrical novel moves in parallel narrative threads while questioning the assumptions we cherish concerning identity and love.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Author: Richard Bach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684846845
Pages: 96
Year: 1970-09-01
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Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.
The Temptation to Be Happy
Author: Lorenzo Marone
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786071886
Pages:
Year: 2017-11-14
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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.
Reincarnation Blues
Author: Michael Poore
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 039917849X
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-08-22
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A wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself. “Tales of gods and men akin to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as penned by a kindred spirit of Douglas Adams.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) First we live. Then we die. And then . . . we get another try? Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to “get it right.” Answer all the Big Questions. Achieve Wisdom. And Become One with Everything. Milo has had 9,995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. If he doesn’t make the cut, oblivion awaits. But all Milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. Or Suzie, as he calls her. More than just Milo’s lover throughout his countless layovers in the Afterlife, Suzie is literally his reason for living—as he dives into one new existence after another, praying for the day he’ll never have to leave her side again. But Reincarnation Blues is more than a great love story: Every journey from cradle to grave offers Milo more pieces of the great cosmic puzzle—if only he can piece them together in time to finally understand what it means to be part of something bigger than infinity. As darkly enchanting as the works of Neil Gaiman and as wisely hilarious as Kurt Vonnegut’s, Michael Poore’s Reincarnation Blues is the story of everything that makes life profound, beautiful, absurd, and heartbreaking. Because it’s more than Milo and Suzie’s story. It’s your story, too. Praise for Reincarnation Blues “The most fun you’ll have reading about a man who has been killed by both catapult and car accident.”—NPR “This book made me laugh out loud. And then a page later, it made me sob. Reminiscent of Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore, Poore finds humor in the dark absurdities of life.”—Chicago Review of Books “Charming . . . surprisingly light and uplifting . . . It reads like a writer having fun.”—New York Journal of Books
Touch the Water, Touch the Wind
Author: Amos Oz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547563965
Pages: 192
Year: 1991-03-28
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"A profusion of delightful passages couched in unfailingly lovely language." — New York Times Book Review 1939. As the Nazis advance into Poland, a Jewish mathematician and watchmaker named Pomeranz escapes into the wintry forest, leaving behind his beautiful, intelligent wife, Stefa. After the war, having evaded the concentration camps, they begin to build new lives, Stefa in Stalin’s Russia and Pomeranz in Israel, where, as they move toward reunion, another war is brewing. An intricate tale of people seeking escape from a hostile world in thrillingly fantastical ways. "Lyrical . . . Its youthfulness and energy are exhilarating." — The New Yorker
A History of the World in Twelve Maps
Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846145708
Pages: 544
Year: 2012-09-06
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Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps. Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world - whether the Jerusalem-centred Christian perspective of the 14th century Hereford Mappa Mundi or the Peters projection of the 1970s which aimed to give due weight to 'the third world'. Although the way we map our surroundings is once more changing dramatically, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been - but that they continue to make arguments and propositions about the world, and to recreate, shape and mediate our view of it. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.
Theosophy
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 230
Year: 1910
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Fight Club: A Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393066398
Pages: 224
Year: 2005-10-17
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The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basement of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.
Concrete
Author: Thomas Bernhard
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307833518
Pages: 160
Year: 2013-01-16
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Instead of the book he’s meant to write, Rudolph, a Viennese musicologist, produces this dark and grotesquely funny account of small woes writ large, of profound horrors detailed and rehearsed to the point of distraction. We learn of Rudolph’s sister, whose help he invites, then reviles as malevolent meddling; his ‘really marvelous’ house, which he hates; the suspicious illness he carefully nurses; his ten-year-long attempt to write the perfect opening sentence; and, finally, his escape to the island of Majorca, which turns out to be the site of someone else’s very real horror story. A brilliant and haunting tale of procrastination, failure, and despair, Concrete is a perfect example of why Thomas Bernhard is remembered as “one of the masters of contemporary European fiction” (George Steiner).
Hokkaido Highway Blues
Author: Will Ferguson
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1841952885
Pages: 344
Year: 2003
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It had never been done before. Not in 2,000 years of Japanese recorded history had anyone followed the Cherry Blossom Front from one end of the country to the other. Nor had anyone hitchhiked the length of Japan. But, heady on sakura and sake, Will Ferguson bet he could do both. The resulting travelogue is one of the funniest and most illuminating books ever written about Japan. And, as Ferguson learns, it illustrates that to travel is better than to arrive.
The Circle
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385351402
Pages: 504
Year: 2013-10-08
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Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican
Author: Galileo Galilei
Publisher: Modern Library Classics
ISBN: 037575766X
Pages: 586
Year: 2001
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This classic work proves the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, that the Earth revolves around the Sun.
Red Sky in Morning
Author: Paul Lynch
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780879180
Pages: 240
Year: 2013-04-25
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Spring 1832: Donegal, north west Ireland. Coll Coyle wakes to a blood dawn and a day he does not want to face. The young father stands to lose everything on account of the cruel intentions of his landowner's heedless son. Although reluctant, Coll sets out to confront his trouble. And so begins his fall from the rain-soaked, cloud-swirling Eden, and a pursuit across the wild bog lands of Donegal. Behind him is John Faller - a man who has vowed to hunt Coll to the ends of the earth - in a pursuit that will stretch to an epic voyage across the Atlantic, and to greater tragedy in the new American frontier. Red Sky in Morning is a dark tale of oppression bathed in sparkling, unconstrained imagery. A compassionate and sensitive exploration of the merciless side of man and the indifference of nature, it is both a mesmerizing feat of imagination and a landmark piece of fiction.
Zohar, the Book of Enlightenment
Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809123878
Pages: 320
Year: 1983
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This is the first translation with commentary of selections from The Zohar, the major text of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This work was written in 13th-century Spain by Moses de Leon, a Spanish scholar.