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× Date 2014
× Materiel 3
× Pays gb
× Noms Beddall, Fiona
× Sujet Squali - Libri per ragazzi
× Sujet Alpinismo - Tecnica
× Date 2016
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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.

The invisible mile
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Livres modernes

Coventry, David

The invisible mile / David Coventry

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.

Don't let go
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Livres modernes

Bussi, Michel

Don't let go / Michel Bussi ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

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.

Suburra
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Livres modernes

Bonini, Carlo - De Cataldo, Giancarlo

Suburra / Carlo Bonini & Giancarlo De Cataldo ; translated fron the Italian by Antony Shugaar

New York : Europa, 2017

World noir

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.

Steve McCurry
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Livres modernes

Steve McCurry : mountain men / a cura di Gabriele Accornero, Annalisa Cittera, Francesca Agnesod

Bard : Forte di Bard, copyr. 2017 (Aosta : Tipografia valdostana)

Grandi mostre

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.

Tristan and Isolde
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Livres modernes

Tristan and Isolde / text adaptation by George Gibson ; activities by Alexandra Gray ; illustrated by Alida Massari

Genoa : Black Cat, 2007

Reading & training. Step one A2

Résumé: Tristan and Isolde, una delle grandi storie d’amore del Medio Evo, ha ispirato per secoli scrittori, poeti, artisti e musicisti. Dopo che il principe Tristan sconfigge ed uccide un drago, la bella Isolde andrà in sposa allo zio del giovane, re Mark. Tuttavia, durante il viaggio di ritorno verso la corte del re, i due giovani bevono una pozione d’amore che era destinata al sovrano e alla sua sposa: in un attimo s’innamorano, ma il loro amore non ha futuro…

The phantom of the Opera
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Livres modernes

Leroux, Gaston

The phantom of the Opera / Gaston Leroux ; retold by Gina D. B. Clemen ; activities by Kenneth Brodey ; illustrated by Duilio Lopez

Genoa : Black Cat, 2007

Reading & training. Step three, B1.2

Résumé: Parigi, 1880: innumerevoli dicerie nascono intorno al Fantasma dell’Opera, una figura sinistra il cui volto rimane celato dietro una maschera grottesca. Una storia toccante e indimenticabile di amore, odio, bellezza, mostruosità, ambizione e vendetta, ambientata nell’atmosfera brillante della Parigi di fine ’800 che ha ispirato film e lavori teatrali di grande successo.

The woman in white
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Livres modernes

Collins, Wilkie

The woman in white / Wilkie Collins ; retold by Christopher Hall ; activities by Frederick Garland ; illustrated by Paolo D'Altan

[Genoa] : Black Cat, 2007

Reading & training. Step four B2.1

Résumé: Nel cuore della notte, lungo una solitaria strada nei pressi di Londra, un giovane insegnante si imbatte in una donna vestita di bianco. Così si apre The Woman in White, eccellente esempio di romanzo vittoriano, denso di suspense e di atmosfere cariche di tensione. Chi è la misteriosa donna in bianco? Perché si aggira da sola, in piena notte, sulla via per Londra?

Poesie d'amore
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Livres modernes

Hardy, Thomas

Poesie d'amore / Thomas Hardy ; a cura di G. Singh

Firenze : Passigli, copyr. 2006

Passigli poesia

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".