Roma Non Basta Una Vita

Author: Silvio Negro
Publisher: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8854509272
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«Chi ha rivelato Roma ai romani è stato un non romano, un ve neto, Silvio Negro, capo della redazione romana del Corriere della Sera e vaticanista di fama europea», scrive Stefano Malatesta nell’introduzione a questa nuova edizione di Roma, non basta una vita, l’opera più nota del giornalista e scrittore considerato il creatore della nuova informazione vaticana, l’inventore del vaticanismo moderno. Volume postumo, pubblicato per la prima volta dopo due anni dalla morte di Negro – il titolo si deve a Dino Buzzati, grande amico dell’autore –, il libro segna una svolta rilevante tra i cultori della «romanità». Prima di Negro imperavano, come scrive Malatesta, «romanisti, cultori e re tori di una romanità medio-borghese, che avevano come numi tu telari non il grandissimo Belli ma Trilussa e Pascarella». Con Negro, scrittore che aveva vinto il Premio Bagutta nel ’36, dopo Gadda, Palazzeschi e Comisso, l’aneddotica romanesca assurge a genere letterario in grado di illuminare, più di numerosi e ponderosi saggi, l’arte e la storia autentica della capitale. Come il flâneur di benjaminiana memoria, Negro conduce il lettore negli angoli più riposti della capitale, là dove «l’anima e il corpo» della Città eterna possono offrirsi davvero allo sguardo. Non soltanto, dunque, il Colosseo, San Pietro, i Fori, il Campidoglio e così via, ma la piazzetta che si schiude inaspettata, con la sua luce insolita, tra i palazzi; l’iscrizione misteriosa che si scopre improvvisa su un monumento celebre o un edificio ben conosciuto; l’architettura che si ritiene minore e invece possiede preziosi e insospettati elementi; il colore delle case strappato alla tavolozza dei secoli; oppure anche il monumento principe che, fuori dall’inquadratura stereotipata del luogo comune, svela per la prima volta verità e segreti inimmaginati. I luoghi, insomma, dove si mostra che Roma ruota attorno a qualcosa che supera le generazioni e i secoli, e li plasma e li ricrea secondo il suo genio, perché è al di sopra della comune ragione degli uomini. «Roma è troppo, o forse Roma è troppa. “Roma non basta una vita” ha scritto Silvio Negro, uno dei più illustri studiosi dell’Urbe» Filippo Ceccarelli

Bog Child

Author: Siobhan Dowd
Publisher: David Fickling Books
ISBN: 0375891544
Size: 60.22 MB
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DIGGING FOR PEAT in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she’s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him—his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and him in it up to the neck, blackmailed into acting as courier to God knows what—a little voice comes to him in his dreams, and the mystery of the bog child unfurls. Bog Child is an astonishing novel exploring the sacrifices made in the name of peace, and the unflinching strength of the human spirit. From the Hardcover edition.

Four Seasons In Rome

Author: Anthony Doerr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416545972
Size: 74.28 MB
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From the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, a "dazzling" (Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran) memoir about art and adventures in Rome. Anthony Doerr has received many awards—from the New York Public Library, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Library Association. Then came the Rome Prize, one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and with it a stipend and a writing studio in Rome for a year. Doerr learned of the award the day he and his wife returned from the hospital with newborn twins. Exquisitely observed, Four Seasons in Rome describes Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats -- the chroniclers of Rome who came before him—and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighborhood, whose clamor of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself. This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood, and a fascinating story of a writer's craft—the process by which he transforms what he sees and experiences into sentences.

Secret Rome

Author: Adriano Morabito
Publisher: Jonglez
ISBN: 9782361952006
Size: 16.51 MB
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Visit palaces closed to the public, admire exceptional works of art away from the tourist circuit, listen to a concert in a magnificent hidden oratory, have your dog or car blessed, puzzle over a rare catoptric meridian or a wonderful anamorphic fresco, discover the remarkable motorized Rubens, enter into the secrets of the Vatican, rediscover a lost Bernini masterpiece, say a prayer before an image of the Holy Face of Jesus like that deposited on the moon in 1968, organize a dinner for two in a private palace, protect your throat from the rigors of winter ... Far from the crowds and the usual cliches, Rome is still a reserve of well-concealed treasures only revealed to those who know how to wander off the beaten track, whether residents or visitors. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew Rome well, or who would like to discover the hidden face of the city.

Revolutionary Road

Author: Richard Yates
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307270890
Size: 48.72 MB
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A trio of classic works from a master American novelist features the author's first novel, Revolutionary Road, the story of a disintegrating marriage; The Easter Parade, about two sisters whose parents' divorce affects their entire lives; and Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, a collection of short stories. 17,500 first printing.

The Everest Files

Author: Matt Dickinson
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 1906148937
Size: 64.81 MB
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A thrilling journey to the dark side of Everest. In the deepest Himalaya a story is spreading like wildfire. The story of an Everest expedition unlike any other. An expedition that ended in lies, betrayal, mysterious disappearances ... and death. At the heart of it all - rumours of dark forces at play. This is the mystery that eighteen-year-old Ryan Hart sets out to solve. Ryan is on a gap year adventure, working for a medical charity in Nepal. In his own words he is 'up for anything' and when a local girl begs him to investigate why her sixteen-year-old friend Kami never came back from Everest, Ryan cannot resist the challenge. A solo journey takes Ryan deep into the mountains where his detective work finally pays off. What emerges is a shocking story of fatal human errors, a twisting tale in which life and death decisions are distorted by ambition, ego and greed. All played out on the lethal slopes of the highest mountain in the world. Kami's story seems like an open and shut case but something has changed in Ryan and it turns out the adventure isn't over. Everest is calling ... and Ryan may not be able to resist.

Roads And Ruins

Author: Paul Baxa
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802099955
Size: 20.41 MB
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In the 1930s, the Italian Fascist regime profoundly changed the landscape of Rome's historic centre, demolishing buildings and displacing thousands of Romans in order to display the ruins of the pre-Christian Roman Empire. This transformation is commonly interpreted as a failed attempt to harmonize urban planning with Fascism's ideological exaltation of the Roman Empire. Roads and Ruins argues that the chaotic Fascist cityscape, filled with traffic and crumbling ruins, was in fact a reflection of the landscape of the First World War. In the radical interwar transformation of Roman space, Paul Baxa finds the embodiment of the Fascist exaltation of speed and destruction, with both roads and ruins defining the cultural impulses at the heart of the movement. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, including war diaries, memoirs, paintings, films, and government archives, Roads and Ruins is a richly textured study that offers an original perspective on a well known story.

Fodor S Southern Italy

Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0307928160
Size: 18.44 MB
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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Southern Italy. Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and suggested itineraries. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with southern Italy as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus, get an overview of Italian geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. Bonus Reading for the Love of Italy: In addition to the quintessential travel tips you expect in a Fodor’s guide, we’ve included three excerpts from exceptional books about Italy. Immerse yourself in Italy with cultural insights from these top-selling authors: Beppe Severgnini (LA BELLA FIGURA) Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch (VINO ITALIANO) Arthur Schwartz (THE SOUTHERN ITALIAN TABLE) Explore Southern Italy: The region of Campania is a popular place both to unwind on the pint-size island of Capri or the resort towns of the Amalfi Coast and to explore the past at the archaeological ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Paestum. In the middle of everything is the vibrant, chaotic city of Naples. Farther south, in the off-the-beaten-path regions of Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria, you’ll find attractive beaches, mysterious ancient dwellings, and the charming town of Lecce. Across a narrow straight from Calabria is Sicily. Baroque church-hopping could be a sport on the cacophonous streets of Palermo and Siracusa, and amid the almond groves of Agrigento stands one of the world’s best-preserved Greek ruins. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Fodor S Rome

Author: Robert I. C. Fisher
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
ISBN: 1400019079
Size: 19.50 MB
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Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants, and local attractions highlight these updated travel guides, which feature all-new covers, a dramatic visual design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps, tips on transportation, guidelines for shopping excursions, and other valuable features. Original.