Questa vita tuttavia mi pesa molto by Edgardo Franzosini

By Edgardo Franzosini

Ciò che fa di Edgardo Franzosini uno scrittore diverso da qualsiasi altro è l. a. sua capacità di raccontarci storie vere di personaggi, generalmente poco noti, che sembrano inventati in keeping with quanto sono fuori del comune. In questo libro Franzosini ci regala un’altra delle sue ipnotiche «vite immaginarie» percorrendo, con quella visionarietà e quella levità che lo contraddistinguono, l. a. breve, singolare esistenza dello scultore Rembrandt Bugatti (fratello di Ettore, il fondatore della casa automobilistica, il quale sceglierà proprio il suo Elefantino danzante in keeping with il tappo della lussuosissima Bugatti Royale), divenuto celebre negli anni Dieci del Novecento in line with i suoi bronzi raffiguranti animali, di preferenza non domestici: tigri, giaguari, pantere, elefanti, leoni... Con gli animali Bugatti ha sempre vissuto in una sorta di struggente empatia, passando ore e ore davanti alle gabbie del Jardin des Plantes, a Parigi, o negli splendidi edifici orientaleggianti dello zoo di Anversa, a guardarli vivere, muoversi, mangiare, soffrire – identificandosi totalmente con loro. Al punto da subire un autentico surprise allorché, di fronte alla minaccia dei bombardamenti tedeschi, le autorità del Belgio decisero di sterminare tutte le bestie dello zoo. «Non sono in molti» ha scritto Giuseppe Pontiggia a proposito di Franzosini «a scrivere libri che hanno questa leggerezza e questo humour discreto».

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Critical Survey of Long Fiction (Critical Survey (Salem by Carl Rollyson

By Carl Rollyson

The newly revised severe Survey of lengthy Fiction grows to 10 volumes and provides profiles at the significant writers of lengthy fiction all through heritage and the realm. The in-depth essays during this set are designed for top tuition, undergraduate scholars and grownup readers. every one essay presents an writer biography, profession research, and considerate evaluations of person novels and novellas.

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Recollections of Virginia Woolf by Her Contemporaries by Joan Russell Noble

By Joan Russell Noble

A landmark learn of Virginia Woolf, now again in print

Recollections, anecdotes and first-hand impressions—including items from a few of the top lighting of the Bloomsbury Group—are gathered together in this perceptive and profound quantity. Many items have been especially written for the unique version of this booklet, together with paintings by means of Duncan furnish, Rebecca West, and T.S. Eliot, whereas probably its most famed piece—by a member of her loved ones staff—movingly describes her at the day of her demise. From a majority of these recollections, a composite and intricate portrait of the artist emerges, one who no fan of her writings might be with out.

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James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook: Explorations in by James A. Michener

By James A. Michener

Pulitzer Prize–winning writer James A. Michener has written approximately every thing from the pristine islands of the South Pacific and the never-ending wilds of Africa to Spanish bullfighters, American revolutionaries, and pirates of the Caribbean. Now Michener turns to his favourite and so much own topic: the written observe. Reproducing pages from his personal handwritten tough drafts and dealing manuscripts, Michener walks the reader via a step by step consultant to the whole means of writing, enhancing, revising, and publishing. Addressing demanding situations particular to either fiction and nonfiction, all of the whereas offering considerate and worthy ideas, James A. Michener’s Writer’s instruction manual is a useful source for publication fanatics, editors, and, after all, writers—aspiring and comprehensive alike.
Praise for James A. Michener
“A grasp storyteller . . . Michener, via any criteria, is a phenomenon.”The Wall road Journal
“Sentence for sentence, writing’s quickest recognition grabber.”The manhattan Times
“Michener has develop into an establishment in the USA, score someplace among Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You study much from him.”Chicago Tribune
“While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener additionally educates.”Los Angeles Times

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My Losing Season: A Memoir by Pat Conroy

By Pat Conroy

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER • A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir approximately relations, love, loss, basketball—and lifestyles itself—by the loved writer of The Prince of Tides and The nice Santini
in the course of one unforgettable season as a fort cadet, Pat Conroy turns into a part of a basketball workforce that's eventually destined to fail. And but for an army child who grew up at the circulate, the Bulldogs supply a sanctuary from the chilly, abrasive father who dominates his life—and a crucible for changing into his personal man.
With all of the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior 12 months as captain of the castle Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966–67 season, his difficult disciplinarian trainer, the thrill of successful, and the hard-won classes of wasting. such a lot of all, he recounts how a gaggle of boys got here jointly as a staff, taking part in a recreation that might turn into a metaphor for a guy whose spirit may well by no means be defeated.
Praise for My wasting Season
“A fantastic accomplishment, perhaps the best publication Pat Conroy has written.”The Washington submit publication World
“A splendidly wealthy memoir that you just don’t must be a activities fan to love.”Houston Chronicle
“A memoir with all of the Conroy emblems . . . Here’s considerable evidence that losers regularly inform the easiest stories.”Newsweek
“In My wasting Season, Conroy opens his fingers huge to include his tricky prior and nearly all people in it.”New York day-by-day News
“Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction.”Boston Herald

From the Hardcover edition.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Pamphlets on American Writers) by Edward Hirsh

By Edward Hirsh

This pamphlet sequence has been hailed through critics, academics, and librarians as an beliefs technique of introducing either scholars and common readers to American writers of all sessions. selection has commented: "For the small library this sequence bargains at small rate introuctions by way of respected critics o dozens of vital authors, and the bigger the library the better the variety of undergraduate scholars searching for a spot to begin on a few writer." the hot York occasions ebook evaluation has known as the pamphlets "extraordinarily good," mentioning that "they are only lengthy adequate (48 pages) to allow a true survey of an author's paintings and brief sufficient to draw the informal reader, the anxiety-ridden scholar, and the professor determined for the instantly be aware on an unusual writer."

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The Broidered Garment: The Love Story of Mona Martinsen and by Hilda Martinsen Neihardt

By Hilda Martinsen Neihardt

The daughter of a world financier, Mona Martinsen was once a tall, impressive, visionary sculptor learning in Paris with the popular Auguste Rodin. The son of an American pioneer kin at the nice Plains, John G. Neihardt was once a quick, magnificent, yet impoverished poet and author. It gave the impression of a big mismatch, but either have been irresistibly interested in an identical issues. at the beginning as in any case, it was once a keenness for attractiveness and a party of the exceptional that sure Mona and John. whereas learning sculpture and showing in Paris, Mona Martinsen used to be captivated via a bit ebook of poems, A package deal of Myrrh, a present from her mom. Mona wrote to the younger poet, he responded, and during a chain of letters the poet in Bancroft, Nebraska, and the sculptor in Paris, France, found a lot in universal. Drawing on correspondence, interviews, archival examine, and her personal stories, Hilda Martinsen Neihardt tells the tale of ways the sculptor and the poet met, fell in love, raised a relatives, and grew previous jointly. hot and revealing, this undying love tale will satisfaction the admirers of John G. Neihardt and light up the existence and paintings of the artist Mona Martinsen.  (20061112)

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A Place in the Country by W.G. Sebald, Jo Catling

By W.G. Sebald, Jo Catling

A position within the Country is W. G. Sebald’s meditation at the six artists and writers who formed his inventive mind—and the final of this nice writer’s significant works to be translated into English.
This attractive hardcover version, with a full-cloth case, contains greater than forty items of paintings and six full-color gatefolds, all initially chosen and laid out by way of W. G. Sebald.

This notable choice of interlinked essays approximately position, reminiscence, and creativity captures the interior worlds of 5 authors and one painter. In his masterly and mysterious style—part serious essay, half memoir—Sebald weaves their lives and paintings along with his personal migrations and upward push within the literary world.
listed here are humans proficient with expertise and braveness but at times cursed through fragile and volatile natures, operating in nations inhospitable or maybe adversarial to them. Jean-Jacques Rousseau is conjured at the verge of actual and psychological exhaustion, hiding from his detractors at the island of St. Pierre, the place centuries later Sebald took rooms adjoining to his. Eighteenth-century writer Johann Peter Hebel is remembered for his beautiful and gentle nature writing, expressing the everlasting stability of either the skin international and human feelings. author Gottfried Keller, most sensible identified for his 1850 novel Green Henry, is praised for his prescient insights right into a Germany the place “the hole among self-interest and the typical stable was once growing to be ever wider.”
Sebald compassionately re-creates the ordeals of Eduard Mörike, the nineteenth-century German poet beset via temper swings, melancholy, and fainting spells in an more and more shallow society, and Robert Walser, the institutionalized writer whose approximately indecipherable scrawls appeared an try and “duck down under the extent of language and obliterate himself” (and whose actual visual appeal and yr of loss of life reflected these of Sebald’s grandfather). ultimately, Sebald spies a consciousness of death’s inevitability in painter Jan Peter Tripp’s lovingly unique reproductions of life.
that includes a similar forms of suggestive and unexplained illustrations that seem in his masterworks Austerlitz and The jewelry of Saturn, and translated via Sebald’s colleague Jo Catling, A position within the Country is Sebald’s unforgettable self-portrait as noticeable in the course of the reviews of others, a glimpse of his personal ghosts along these of the boys who encouraged him. it truly is a vital addition to his lovely physique of work.

Praise for A Place within the Country
“Measured, solemn, sardonic . . . hypnotic . . . [W. G. Sebald’s] books, which he produced from classics, stay classics for now.”—Joshua Cohen, The long island instances e-book Review

“In Sebald’s writing, every thing is hooked up, every thing webbed jointly via the unseen threads of background, or probability, or destiny, or dying. The scholarly craft of collecting scattered assets and weaving them right into a coherent complete is reworked the following into whatever appealing and unsettling, increased into an artwork of the uncanny—an artwork that used to be, finally, Sebald’s unusual and inscrutable gift.”Slate
“Magnificent . . . The a number of layers surrounding every one essay are seamless to the purpose of imperceptibility.”—New York Daily News
“Sebald’s so much delicate and jovial book.”—The Nation

“Reading [A position within the state is] like going for a stroll with a fantastically gifted, deeply passionate novelist from Mars.”New York

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