Author: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Confronting the social changes sweeping nineteenth-century Italy, including the forces of revolution and democracy, an elderly Sicilian aristocrat arranges a marriage between his daughter and a wealthy merchant. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Author: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
Som a Sicília, l'any 1860, a l'època del Risorgimento. Garibaldi posa en marxa la unificació italiana, que ha d'escombrar un món de vells privilegis per donar pas a un nou ordre burgès. El Gattopardo (1958), clàssic per excel·lència de la novel·la europea contemporània, ens submergeix en les intimitats de la família Salina, una nissaga aristocràtica siciliana, i molt especialment en el món interior del príncep Fabrizio Salina, autèntic centre de la novel·la, que viu amb inquietud la caiguda d'un règim que ell mateix encarna.
Author: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Although best known as author of a singular masterpiece,The Leopard,the Prince of Lampedusa left a rich and varied oeuvre that repays a careful reading. The best and most representative of it is collected in this volume. Places of My Infancy, a childhood memory of the Lampedusa palace in Palermo at the turn of the century, and of the great family mansion inland at Santa Margherita, provides a fascinating background to the princely setting ofThe Leopard.The text hitherto published had been edited and pruned by the author's original text - with many characters and incidents earlier suppressed - has been fully restored. The story ofThe Professor and the Siren,a delicious example of Lampedusa's fantasy, andThe Blind Kittens( the first chapter of an unfinished novel of bourgeois Sicily that would have formed a pendant toThe Leopard) both featured as appendices to Harvill's earlier edition of the great novel. They are included here together with a charming, comic, bitter-sweet story,Joy and the Law.
Bolivia Adventure Guide
Author: Vivien Lougheed
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
We travel to grow – our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. Print edition is 440 pages. An excellent addition to the Adventure Guide series, packed with detail, from where to stay and eat, to where to shop for local crafts and how to enjoy historic sites. This guide surveys the wildlife and outdoor opportunities of the country, which range from tropical jungle to high plains deserts. Hiking and viewing opportunities blend with cultural insights. Highly recommended. -- The Midwest Book Review. A country with a smorgasbord of landscapes, Bolivia is a unique destination. Tropical jungles in the Amazon Basin give way to beautiful deserts in the altiplano. The Andes, with four of the world's highest peaks, offer some of the best hiking, climbing and caving on earth. Water covers 14 per cent of the country's territory, including stunning Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Throughout, Bolivia is sprinkled with ruins of pre-Inca civilizations ripe for exploration. Here, Vivien Lougheed shares her passion for Bolivia, telling you about the history, geography, landscape, hidden treasures and top highlights. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - it's all here! Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - fishing, canoeing, hiking, rafting, llama trips and more. Never galloped along a beach on horseback, trekked up a mountain, explored ancient sites? Adventure Guides include extensive lists of recommended outfitters, with all contact details - e-mail, website, phone number and location.
Midnight In Sicily
Author: Peter Robb
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily. South of mainland Italy lies the island of Sicily, home to an ancient culture that--with its stark landscapes, glorious coastlines, and extraordinary treasure troves of art and archeology--has seduced travelers for centuries. But at the heart of the island's rare beauty is a network of violence and corruption that reaches into every corner of Sicilian life: Cosa Nostra, the Mafia. Peter Robb lived in southern Italy for over fourteen years and recounts its sensuous pleasures, its literature, politics, art, and crimes.
Publisher: Ediciones Trilce
The Name of the Rose
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate charges of heresy against Franciscan monks at a wealthy Italian abbey but finds his mission overshadowed by seven bizarre murders.
The Good Society
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
The legendary economist explains how a nation can remain both compassionate and fiscally sound, with “common sense raised to the level of genius” (The New Yorker). This compact, eloquent book offers a blueprint for a workable national agenda that allows for human weakness without compromising a humane culture. Arguing that it is in the best interest of the United States to avoid excessive wealth and income inequality, and to safeguard the well-being of its citizens, he explores how the goal of a good society can be achieved in an economically feasible way. Touching on topics from regulation, inflation, and deficits to education, the environment, bureaucracy, and the military, Galbraith avoids purely partisan or rigid ideological politics—instead addressing practical problems with logic and well-thought-out principles. “Carefully reasoned . . . the pragmatically liberal Galbraith [argues] that both socialism and complete surrender to market forces are irrelevant as guides to public action.” —Publishers Weekly
Author: Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
Lampedusa, miembro de la aristocracia siciliana, basó la figura del Gatyopardo en su bisabuelo paterno, pero el tono lírico, la ironía y los sentimientos que despliega en su narración son sólo posibles por su indudable carácter autobiográfico.
El título de la obra procede de El antimonio, un relato del escritor siciliano Leonardo Sciascia que apareció en la segunda edición de su libro Los tíos de Sicilia, publicada en 1960. En dicho relato se describe de forma sintética y lírica el cerco de Madrid por los fascistas italianos en 1937. El estudio de la novela de Sciascia se completa con el examen de otros testimonios sobre la guerra civil española, en particular las narraciones de autores como Antonio Tabucchi, Carlo Lucarelli, Bruno Arpaia y Fabrizia Ramondino.
Cinema - Italy
Author: Stefania Parigi
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This book presents a journey to the Italian cinema that overturns established views and opens up new perspectives and interpretations. Its itinerary is organized in four stages. The first is an analysis of the theories of Cesare Zavattini on neorealism which overturns widely accepted positions both on Zavattini and on neorealism. The second confronts a key film of the post-war Italian cinema, Roberto Rossellini’s Paisà, by examining the nature of its realism. The third is dedicated to Luchino Visconti: to questions of the use of language exemplified in his La terra trema, the use of settings, costume and light as agents of meaning in his Il Gattopardo and Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa. The final voyage of the film is to the physical and symbolic construction of heaven and earth in the work of Pasolini. Particular attention is given to the representation of the body in his last four films: the grotesque and mythical bodies in popular tradition in his Trilogia di vita and the tortured bodies destroyed by the mass media in Salò.
A Man Called Ove meets Inspector Montalbano, Auntie Poldi leaves no stone unturned in her quest for answers. Wine and murder - nothing is more likely to rouse Auntie Poldi's love of the chase. Still relishing the notoriety from her spectacular resolution of the Candela case, Poldi is alive to the faintest whiff of criminality. What to others might seem a series of misfortunes - the water supply cut off, a poisoned dog - is clearly, to Poldi, an escalation: the Mafia have had her in their sights ever since she solved Valentino's murder. Poldi has tasted blood. No one is above suspicion. And trouble will surely follow . . .