Trouvés 106 documents.
Trouvés 106 documents.
Milano : Mondadori, 2019
Oscar baobab. Moderni
Résumé: Sylvia Plath, voce tra le più potenti e limpide della letteratura americana, dopo la tragica morte divenne rapidamente e a lungo rimase un simbolo delle rivendicazioni femministe. Educata ai rigidi valori della società statunitense, nella sua breve vita la Plath riuscì a coniugare potenza espressiva e realizzazione estrema di sé, evadendo dalle sbarre imposte dalla condizione di "moglie" e trovando proprio in questo tentativo di superamento la suprema forza creativa. Nei suoi versi il tono è assoluto, ogni parola, e ciò che essa rappresenta, non potrebbe essere altrimenti: «suono e senso» scrive Seamus Heaney nel brano che introduce il volume «si alzano come una marea dalla lingua per trascinare l'espressione individuale su una corrente più forte e profonda di quanto l'individuo potesse prevedere». In tutto il percorso lirico della Plath, e fino alle perfette composizioni di Ariel, istanze psicologiche, biografiche e poetiche si fondono con un tono di libertà e perentorietà unico, un senso di urgenza e spontaneità che emerge dalla disciplina di metro, metafore, rime con la potenza di un fiat, con l'euforia di una mente che crea e supera il dolore personale, per approdare a un sentimento stupefatto, meravigliato dell'esistere.
Milano : De Agostini, 2018
Résumé: Sai come si dice in inglese "sei troppo figo"? Conosci le frasi giuste per abbordare una ragazza o un ragazzo senza rischiare il due di picche? Segui Matt & Bise in questo assurdo viaggio oltreoceano, e impara l'inglese meglio di loro (anche perché non ci vuole poi molto)! Ma occhio a Mamma Bise, che spunterà quando meno te l'aspetti per insegnarti le regole di grammatica. Tra espressioni tipiche e modi di dire, in questo libro troverai tutto ciò che ti serve per poter urlare al mondo Yes! I can! Perché... se ce l'ha fatta Bise, ce la puoi fare anche tu!
Harlow : Pearson Educational Limited, 2018
Pearson English readers. Level 6
Résumé: Old Major, the boar, dreams of farms run by animals for animals, with liberty and equality for all. When the animals of Manor Farm, led by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, drive out Farmer Jones and set up Animal Farm, the dream seems to be coming true. But as the pigs become more powerful Old Major's vision turns horribly sour.
Milano : Gribaudo, copyr. 2018
Résumé: Al mattino fate colazione con un "biscuit" o preferite addentare un "cookie"? È corretto dire "write to me soon" o è meglio "write me soon"? Il vostro sport preferito è il "football" o il "soccer"? Le differenze fra inglese britannico e americano possono essere minime, ma spesso coinvolgono l'ortografia, la grammatica, gli usi e i costumi. L'autrice, un'insegnante di inglese che ha vissuto per anni negli Stati Uniti, in questo libro raccoglie la sua esperienza presentando esercizi e giochi, ma anche modi di dire, slang, aneddoti legati all'America e al Regno Unito. Il risultato è un'opera che, grazie a un linguaggio scorrevole e alle tante illustrazioni, racconta con ironia e competenza due mondi diversi. Un volume dedicato a due civiltà lontane fra loro ma anche incredibilmente vicine, utile per perfezionare le vostre conoscenze e il vostro inglese, sia che vi sentiate sempre un po' British, sia che preferiate le americanate.
London : HarperCollins, 2018
Résumé: Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's childhoods were destroyed by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father – a notorious defence attorney – devastated. And it left the family consumed by secrets from that shocking night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer. But when violence comes to their home town again, the case triggers memories she's desperately tried to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family won't stay buried for ever…
London : Sphere, 2018
Résumé: Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. After six years with her boyfriend, she is no longer sure what she wants, and when her father becomes ill she heads to her family's cottage at Sunset Beach in North Carolina to make some difficult decisions. Tru Walls has been summoned across an ocean from where he was born and raised in Zimbabwe by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. In journeying to Sunset Beach, Tru hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding his mother's life, but the letter will lead him in an unexpected direction. When these two strangers' paths cross, their chance encounter sets in motion a heart-breaking story - one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate.
[Loreto] : StreetLib, [2018?]
Résumé: The War of the Worlds is a classic science fiction tale that has been loved by many for generations by the great H. G. Wells. This is a brand new print edition of a timeless classic.
Warner, p 2017
Monte San Vito : Celtic publishing, copyr. 2017
Smart readers. Level 3
New York : Anchor Books, 2017
Résumé: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood-where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned-Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor-engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey-hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
London : Sphere, 2017
Résumé: The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller. This revised paperback edition updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the wizarding world prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
London : Sphere, 2016
Résumé: After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, life seems to be getting quieter for maverick Federal Agent John Corey. Professionally sidelined, away from his wife, and partnered up with a young, good-looking rookie named Tess, Corey is saddled with a dead-end job running easy surveillance on a group of Russian U.N. delegates in New York City. But then his subjects slip the net, Tess starts acting suspiciously, and an old, dangerous foe reappears. With Russia resurgent and a clear and present danger in his own back yard, suddenly Corey's life hits the fast lane once again. Please note: A Quiet End is published in the US under the title Radiant Angel.
London : Fourth estate, 2016
Résumé: Young Pip Tyler doesn’t know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she’s saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she’s squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother – her only family – is hazardous. But she doesn’t have a clue who her father is, why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name, or how she’ll ever have a normal life. Enter the Germans. A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with the Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world – including, Pip hopes, the secret of her origins. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now on the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons she doesn’t understand, and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong. Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has imagined a world of vividly original characters – Californians and East Germans, good parents and bad parents, journalists and leakers – and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes. Purity is the most daring and penetrating book yet by one of the major writers of our time.
New York : Ballantine, 2016
Résumé: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.
New York : Dell, 2016
Résumé: Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children. One good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later. The reunion of brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations of good and evil. #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel tells a brilliant, suspenseful story of suspicion, betrayal, and a life-and-death struggle for survival. Which twin is good and which is evil, as the tables turn again and again?
New York : Morrow, 2015
Résumé: The runaway bestseller that has swept the nation, with more than one million copies sold Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by luck and chance. This is the story of one such child. As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are reminders of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.