Trouvés 194 documents.
Trouvés 194 documents.
Bologna : Zanichelli, 2020
Résumé: Il dizionario di inglese più completo e aggiornato: 400.000 voci e significati 3000 verbi frasali: da to abide by a to zoom past 120.000 termini specialistici 5000 indicazioni di reggenza di aggettivi, sostantivi e verbi inglesi: per imparare che si dice to participate in, a substitute for e satisfied with 17.000 “parole amiche”, le combinazioni linguistiche fondamentali per chi impara la lingua: per ricordarsi che si dice to pay attention e vastly superior 13.000 sinonimi e contrari oltre 600 note d’uso: per evitare gli errori e risolvere i dubbi, come la differenza tra taste e flavour, grave e serious oltre 850 falsi amici: per non confondere fattoria e factory, libreria e library in appendice: lista dei verbi irregolari, nomi di persona, cognomi e toponimi inglesi Il Ragazzini 2021 è adatto a studenti della scuola secondaria e universitari, traduttori e professionisti: fornisce risposte precise e affidabili sulla lingua inglese e aiuta a comprendere, scrivere e tradurre testi. Contiene tutte le nuove parole e locuzioni inglesi e italiane più importanti, come downthread, non-binary, relatable, oltre alle accezioni nuove di parole comuni come frictionless, shredded, woke, spesso accompagnate da WordWatch, note esplicative sulle origini dei neologismi.
New York : Europa, 2020
Résumé: A subtle, captivating, and insightful exploration of the mysterious connections between love, submission, and creation. Helen and Franck, both born into high-ranking diplomatic families, meet in Rome as high-school students and immediately detect in each other, the wounded child hidden beneath their gilded social status. Their relationship becomes a dangerous, explosive mix of love and friendship. Immediately after Helen's graduation, they leave their past and family behind to move in together in her apartment in Amsterdam. While Helen immerses herself in her studies and embarks on a promising academic career, Frank, after a few difficult years, makes a spectacular debut on the Dutch Art scene with his first paintings. Helen remains faithfully by his side during his rise to fame, overseeing the domestic details of his life in apparent total self-abnegation. Are introverted Helen and flamboyant Franck who they really appear to be? Are they victims or monsters? Kerninon’s English language debut, full of masterfully orchestrated twists and turns, leaves these simple distinctions behind, and progresses into far more fascinating terrain.
Torino : Einaudi, 2020
Résumé: Nell'ottobre del 1928 Virginia Woolf fu invitata a tenere due conferenze sul tema Le donne e il romanzo. È l'occasione per elaborare in maniera sistematica le sue molte riflessioni su universo femminile e creatività letteraria. Risultato è questo straordinario saggio, vero e proprio manifesto sulla condizione femminile dalle origini ai giorni nostri, che ripercorre il rapporto donna-scrittura dal punto di vista di una secolare esclusione attraverso la doppia lente del rigore storico e della passione per la letteratura.
New York : Europa, 2020
Résumé: International secret police operations, drug trafficking, prostitution, and identity theft set the stage for the eternal struggle between Good and Evil. Acclaimed as one of today’s best contemporary noir writers, Massimo Carlotto reaches new heights in the most complex “Alligator” novel to date. Rich with biting humor, humanity, and psychological insight, this is an exemplary noir novel from a crime writer at the top of his game. Marco Buratti, a.k.a. the Alligator, and his partners Max the Memory and Beniamino Rossini have fallen into a trap laid by their worst enemy, Giorgio Pellegrini, a wanted man who has no intention of living as a fugitive for the rest of his life and turns state evidence, but something goes wrong. Blackmailed by a high government official, the Alligator and his partners are forced to investigate. But they’ve been framed: even if they discover who’s behind the crime, they’ll rot in prison. To survive, some rules will have to be bent, and others broken
New York : Europa, 2019
Résumé: Older Brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn’t offer them many opportunities. The father, an atheist communist who moved from Syria to France for his studies and stayed for love, has worked for decades driving a taxi to support his family. The eldest son is a driver for an app-based car service, which comically puts him at odds with his father, whose very livelihood is threatened by this new generation of disruptors. The younger son, shy and serious, works as a nurse in a French hospital. Jaded by the regular rejections he encounters in French society, he decides to join a Muslim humanitarian organization to help wounded civilians in the war in Syria. But when he stops sending news home, the silence begins to eat away at his father and brother who wonder what his real motivations were. When younger brother returns home, he has changed. Guven alternates between an ironic take on contemporary society and the gravity of terrorist threats. He explores with equal poignancy the lives of “Uberized” workers and actors in the global jihad.
New York : Europa, 2020
Résumé: A re-imagining of a true story, The Invisible Mile is a novel about the capacity of the human mind and body when stretched to their absolute limits, written in prose that calls to mind the works of Marilynne Robinson and John Banville, as well as Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad. In 1928, the Ravat-Wonder cycling team became the first English-speaking peloton to compete in the Tour de France. The riders, from faraway New Zealand and Australia, were treated as exotics and isolated from their surroundings by a thick barrier of language and culture. Underfinanced and undertrained, the team faced one of the toughest routes in the race’s history, 5,476 kilometers over unsealed roads through a landscape heavy with the legacy of the Great War. 162 cyclists began the race that year, only 42 finished. A deeply introspective and spiritual book, The Invisible Mile is narrated by a fictional rider from the Ravat-Wonder team. Speaking no French and knowing a scant few of his fellow riders, his race becomes a confrontation with memories of the Great War and a quest to understand his own place amongst its history. He rides on the alternating highs of cocaine and opium, pain and pleasure, victory and defeat. And as he nears the northern battlefields and his last, invisible mile, trauma, exertion, and his personal demons take over. The Invisible Mile is the story of one man’s struggle for survival in the face of physical and psychological hardship, a profoundly human story about guilt and redemption.
New York : Europa, 2017
Résumé: From the bestselling author of After the Crash, “a novel so extraordinary it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the first time.”—Sunday Times Holidaying in an idyllic resort on the island of Réunion, wealthy Parisians Martial and Liane Bellion are enjoying the perfect family moment with their six-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, clear water, palm trees, a warm breeze. Then Liane Bellion disappears from her hotel room. The door to her room is open, the walls and sheets are spotted with blood. A hotel employee swears he saw Martial in the corridor at the time Liane went missing, and he becomes the number one suspect. But then Martial also disappears, along with his daughter. An all-out manhunt is declared across the island. Could Martial really have killed his wife? For fans of Gone Girl and The Fugitive, Bussi’s fast-paced, atmospheric thriller does not disappoint.
New York : Europa, 2017
Résumé: In Ostia, a depressed coastal settlement twenty miles from the powerful and corrupt city of Rome, a mighty local crime family, the Mafia, corrupt politicians, and new rabid criminal elements battle each other for a billion-dollar payoff. During the final days of Silvio Berlusconi's reign, a massive development proposal that will turn Ostia into a gambling paradise, a Las Vegas on the Mediterranean, is winding its way through the Italian legislature thanks to the sponsorship of politicians in the pay of crime syndicates with vested interests. In short, it's business as usual in the Italian capital. But a vicious gang of local thugs loyal to nobody but themselves is insisting on a bigger cut than agreed upon. They argue their case quite convincingly, but the Mafia and their political puppets aren't likely to back down without a fight. De Cataldo and Bonini have created a compelling, provocative portrait of contemporary Rome--a city prey to pitiless criminal factions and political opportunism. A fast-paced and atmospheric work of crime fiction, Suburra rivals the best novels by writers such as Denis Lehane, Richard Price, and George Pelecanos, and successful series like The Wire and The Night Of.
Bard : Forte di Bard, copyr. 2017 (Aosta : Tipografia valdostana)
New York : Europa, 2016
Résumé: Set in the Pacific Northwest in the jittery, jacked-up early 1990s, Shelter in Place, by one of America’s most thrillingly defiant contemporary authors, is a stylish literary novel about the hereditary nature of mental illness, the fleeting intensity of youth, the obligations of family, and the dramatic consequences of love. Joseph March, a twenty-one year-old working class kid from Seattle, is on top of the world. He has just graduated college and his future beckons, unencumbered, limitless, magnificent. Joe’s life implodes when he starts to suffer the symptoms of bipolar disorder, and, not long after, his mother kills a man she’s never met with a hammer. Joe moves to White Pine, Washington, where his mother is serving time and his father has set up house. He is followed by Tess Wolff, a fiercely independent woman with whom he has fallen in love. The lives of Joe, Tess, and Joe’s father fall into the slow rhythm of daily prison visits followed by beer and pizza at a local bar. Meanwhile, Anne-Marie March, Joe’s mother, is gradually becoming a local heroine—many see her crime as a furious, exasperated act of righteous rebellion. Tess, too, has fallen under her spell. Spurred on by Anne-Marie’s example, Tess enlists Joe in a secret, violent plan that will forever change their lives. Maksik sings of modern America’s battered soul and of the lacerating emotions that make us human. Magnetic and masterfully told, Shelter in Place is about the things in life we are willing to die for, and those we’re willing to kill for.
London : Faber & Faber, 2016
Résumé: After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, fight in the Indian Wars and the Civil War. Having both fled terrible hardships, their days are now vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. But when a young Indian girl crosses their path, Thomas and John must decide on the best way of life for them all in the face of dangerous odds.
Chivasso : Assimil Italia, 2016
Résumé: Con le semplici lezioni di inglese Assimil, grazie ai dialoghi e agli esercizi apprenderai la grammatica e la pronuncia corretta per un livello finale B2.
Genoa : Black Cat, copyr. 2012
Reading & training. Step five B2.2
Résumé: Pip è destinato a diventare il fabbro di un piccolo villaggio, ma il destino ha in serbo per lui una vita diversa. L’incontro con un galeotto e l’amicizia con una eccentrica vecchia signora e una bellissima ragazza cambieranno il corso degli eventi. Pip un giorno scopre un terribile segreto…
Genoa : Black Cat, 2010
Reading & training. Step two B1.1
Résumé: 1715: Frank Osbaldistone ama la poesia e non ha intenzione di occuparsi degli affari di famiglia. Il giovane viene così mandato dal padre nel nord dell’Inghilterra, dove Frank incontra un carismatico scozzese e un ufficiale del governo inglese. È l’inizio della sua avventura, che lo coinvolgerà nella ribellione contro la monarchia britannica e lo porterà anche ad amare le Highlands scozzesi.
New York : Europa, 2009
Résumé: In the heart of Paris, in the posh building made famous in The Elegance of the Hedgehog, the greatest food critic in the world is dying. Revered by some and reviled by many, Monsieur Pierre Arthens has been lording it over the world’s most esteemed chefs for years, passing judgment on their creations, deciding their fates with a stroke of his pen, destroying and building reputations on a whim. But now, during these his final hours, his mind has turned to simpler things. He is desperately searching for that singular flavor, that sublime something once sampled, never forgotten, the Flavor par excellence. Indeed, this flamboyant and self-absorbed man desires only one thing before he dies: one last taste. Thus begins a charming voyage that traces the career of Monsieur Arthens from childhood to maturity across a celebration of all manner of culinary delights. Alternating with the voice of the supercilious Arthens is a chorus belonging to his acquaintances and familiars—relatives, lovers, a would-be protégé, even a cat. Each will have his or her say about Monsieur Arthens, a man who has inspired only extreme emotions in people. Here, as in The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery’s story celebrates life’s simple pleasures and sublime moments while condemning the arrogance and vulgarity of power.
London : Ladybird Books, 
Mini. My Storytime
Résumé: Little Daisy is new at the dance school, and very nervous! But she soon discovers that there is a place for everyone who tries hard, no matter how little they are!
London : Usborne, 2008
Usborne young reading. Series two
Résumé: Alla sua pubblicazione nel 1877, Black Beauty fu un successo immediato. È una storia commovente raccontata dalla prospettiva di un cavallo di nome Black Beauty il cui coraggio e perseveranza lo sostengono mentre viaggia da un proprietario all'altro, spesso subendo crudeltà e maltrattamenti.
Firenze : Passigli, copyr. 2006
Résumé: Scriveva Eugenio Montale che "il caso di Hardy è piuttosto raro", perché "non si ha notizia di un prosatore-pensatore che, su altro registro, sia stato tanto poeta-poeta". E in effetti il grande narratore inglese (1840-1928), giustamente famoso per i suoi romanzi (fra i quali "Tess dei d'Urberville" e "Giuda l'oscuro") e i suoi racconti, è stato anche grande poeta e la sua poesia ha avuto un ruolo di primo piano nella formazione di altri grandi poeti di lingua inglese, come Robert Graves, Phiip Larkin, Dylan Thomas e gli stessi Pound e Auden, che ebbe a dire di non poter "scrivere liberamente su Hardy perché una volta ero innamorato di lui", definendolo "mio padre poetico"; e non c'è bisogno di ricordare che questo debito poetico lo confessava apertamente lo stesso Eugenio Montale per i suoi "Xenia" pubblicati nella raccolta "Satura", e che di lui scrisse ancora che sull'importanza della "sua poesia d'amore tutti sembrano concordi. Le liriche in memoria della sua prima moglie sono una delle vette della poesia moderna, e non di quella poesia vittoriana alla quale si sarebbe tentati di ascrivere un poeta già operante nel 1870". Un'ampia selezione di questa sua poesia d'amore viene qui proposta da un suo autorevole specialista, poeta e traduttore, G. Singh, che già ha curato per la Passigli Editori una scelta dal suo vasto poema drammatico "I dinasti".
London : Usborne, 2005
Usborne young reading. Series one
Résumé: Quando il padre di Biancaneve si risposa, la vita della ragazza è in pericolo. La sua nuova moglie, la regina Bella, infatti, è terribilmente gelosa della bellezza di Biancaneve… Ma il piano della regina Bella fallisce e Biancaneve trova rifugio nella casetta dei sette nani prima di ritrovare suo padre.
Deutsche Grammophon, p 2001