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My devotion
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Livres modernes

Kerninon, Julia

My devotion / Julia Kerninon ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson

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.

A room of one's own
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Livres modernes

Woolf, Virginia

A room of one's own = Una stanza tutta per sé / Virginia Woolf ; traduzione e cura di Maria Antonietta Saracino

16. ed.

Torino : Einaudi, 2020

ET Scrittori

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.

Blues for outlaw hearths and old whores
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Livres modernes

Carlotto, Massimo

Blues for outlaw hearths and old whores / Massimo Carlotto ; translated fron the Italian by Will Schutt

New York : Europa, 2020

World noir

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

La caccia allo Snark
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Livres modernes

Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

La caccia allo Snark / Lewis Carroll ; traduzione e cura di Roberto Sanesi ; illustrazioni di Joseph Swain

Milano : SE, copyr. 2020

Assonanze ; 51

Résumé: Lewis Carroll pubblicò "La caccia allo Snark" nel 1876. Sin dal nome, composto da "shark" (squalo) e da "snake " (serpente), così da connettere in un unico termine due significati, lo Snark introduce un concetto di doppiezza, di ambiguità, di inafferrabilità. Come ogni "monstrum", lo Snark è il non-visibile, il non-rappresentabile, che tuttavia, con stupore e terrore, percorre l'esistenza. In questo poemetto eroicomico destinato a diventare uno dei punti di riferimento del surrealismo, e che, come scrive Sanesi, "nulla vieta di associare alla tipica quest della letteratura medioevale ", il lettore è messo di fronte allo sviluppo autonomo di due situazioni o dimensioni simultanee.

Older brother
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Livres modernes

Guven, Mahir

Older brother / Mahir Guven ; translated from the French by Tina Kover

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.

Bloody January
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Livres modernes

Parks, Alan

Bloody January / Alan Parks

New York : Europa, 2018

World noir

Résumé: An exciting, evocative first-in-series noir novel set in 1973 Glasgow, a city on the cusp of a heroin epidemic, featuring detective Harry McCoy. When an 18-year-old boy shoots a young woman dead in the middle of a busy Glasgow street and then commits suicide, McCoy knows it can’t be a random act of violence. With a newbie partner in tow, McCoy uses his underworld network to build a picture of a secret society run by Glasgow’s wealthiest family, the Dunlops. Drugs, sex, incest; every nefarious predilection is catered to, at the expense of the lower echelon of society, an underclass that includes McCoy’s best friend from reformatory school – drug-Tsar Stevie Cooper – and his on-off girlfriend, a prostitute, Janey. But with McCoy’s boss calling off the hounds, and his boss’ boss unleashing their own, the Dunlops are apparently untouchable. McCoy has other ideas.

Queste voci mi battono viva
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Livres modernes

McDaniel, Tiffany

Queste voci mi battono viva / Tiffany McDaniel ; traduzione di Simone Caltabellota ; con disegni di Tiffany McDaniel

Roma : Atlantide, copyr. 2018

I libri di Atlantide ; 28

Résumé: Prima raccolta di poesie di Tiffany McDaniel, Queste voci mi battono viva è strettamente collegato per temi, personaggi e intensità al romanzo Il caos da cui veniamo ed è un libro potente e profondamente conturbante, opera di una scrittrice davvero unica nel panorama internazionale. Il testo si mostra di un’originalità unica, presenta a fronte le parole dell’autrice e i suoi disegni.

Shelter in place
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Livres modernes

Maksik, Alexander

Shelter in place / Alexander Maksik

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.

The luckiest girl in the world
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Livres modernes

Hutchinson, Andrea M.

The luckiest girl in the world / Andrea M. Hutchinson ; illustrated by Ivan Canu

Genoa : Black Cat, 2016

Reading & training.Web. Step two

Résumé: Lola è stanca di essere invisibile. Vorrebbe soltanto che la star del rugby della sua scuola, Matt, la invitasse al ballo, ma lui non sa nemmeno che esiste! Ma Lola ha un piano per diventare la ragazza più popolare della scuola: ma è davvero questo che rende una ragazza “la più fortunata del mondo”?

Beowulf
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Livres modernes

Beowulf / adaptation and activities by Robert Hill ; illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

Genoa : Black Cat, 2013

Reading & training. Step four B2.1

Résumé: The mighty warrior Beowulf offers to help the King of the Danes in a quest to kill the vicious monster Grendel and free his people from terror. After killing Grendel, Beowulf must also kill the monster’s mother before he can return to his homeland, where he eventually becomes king. But he is called for a new adventure, as a great dragon comes to destroy his kingdom. Will Beowulf’s efforts cost him his life this time?

Great expectations
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Livres modernes

Dickens, Charles

Great expectations / Charles Dickens ; text adaptation and activities by Gina D. B. Clemen ; illustrated by Fabio Visintin

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…

Gourmet rhapsody
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Livres modernes

Barbery, Muriel

Gourmet rhapsody / Muriel Barbery ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson

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.

Daisy Learns to Dance
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Livres modernes

Birkinshaw, Marie

Daisy Learns to Dance / written by Marie Birkinshaw ; illustrated by Simona Dimitri

London : Ladybird Books, [2008]

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!

Black Beauty
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Livres modernes

Sewell, Anna

Black Beauty / Anna Sewell ; adapted by Mary Sebag-Montefiore ; illustrated by Alan Marks

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.

Snow White and the seven dwarfs
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Livres modernes

Grimm, Wilhelm - Grimm, Jakob

Snow White and the seven dwarfs / based on the story by the brothers Grimm ; retold by Lesley Sims ; illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini

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.

Dictionnaire illustré
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Livres modernes

Dictionnaire illustré : anglais-français, français-anglais / direction d'ouvrage Marie Garagnoux et Hubert Deveaux

[Paris] : Fleurus, 2000

Résumé: Le vocabulaire des programmes du collège, augmenté de l'anglais d'aujourd'hui et des principaux américanismes. 8 000 mots et expressions. 15 000 traductions. 1200 images extraites des meilleurs albums de Lucky Luke. Des milliers d'exemples illustrés avec les personnages et les situations les plus drôles et les plus connus. 25 encadrés pour présenter les bases de la grammaire anglaise. 30 encadrés sur la culture et la civilisation anglo-saxonnes. Une équipe de professeurs, de lexicographes et de consultants spécialisés font vivre l'anglais tel qu'on le parle aujourd'hui.

Nel paese delle parole in inglese
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Livres modernes

Nel paese delle parole in inglese / progetto grafico e modelli di Jo Litchfield ; a cura di Rebecca Treays, Kate Needham e Lisa Miles

Londra : Usborne, copyr. 1999

Résumé: Nel paese delle parole in inglese è un divertente cercaparole per i bambini che stanno apprendendo una lingua straniera.

Bilingual education in Aosta Valley
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Livres modernes

Goot, Auke Sj. van der

Bilingual education in Aosta Valley : differentiation strategies in primary education / Auke Sj. van der Goot

Ljouwert : Fryske Akademy, 1999

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Grammatica inglese per bambini
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Livres modernes

Giromini, Margherita

Grammatica inglese per bambini = English grammar for children / Margherita Giromini

Colognola ai Colli : Demetra, 1997

Résumé: Questo manuale di grammatica inglese è pensato per bambini che iniziano a studiare la lingua inglese e hanno bisogno di essere guidati per muovere i primi passi nel mondo della lingua straniera più usata nel mondo. Dall'alfabeto al presente progressivo, dal verbo essere agli aggettivi, un percorso didattico semplice e divertente, ricco di spiegazioni e di utili esercizi.

Manuale di conversazione d'inglese
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Livres modernes

Giromini, Margherita

Manuale di conversazione d'inglese : per bambine e bambini / Margherita Giromini

Colognola ai Colli : Demetra, 1997

Résumé: Una dettagliata guida alla pronuncia per i bambini che iniziano a studiare la lingua inglese. Le espressioni più comuni sono spiegate in modo semplice e divertente con l'aiuto delle illustrazioni. In appendice un essenziale dizionario italiano-inglese e inglese-italiano. Età di lettura: da 8 anni