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Exils [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE]
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Gatlif, Tony

Exils [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE] / regia: Tony Gatlif

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Francia ; Giappone, 2004

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Résumé: Un jour, Zano propose sur un coup de tête à sa compagne Naïma de traverser la France et l'Espagne pour rejoindre Alger et connaître, enfin, la terre qu'ont dû fuir leurs parents d'autrefois. Presque par défi, avec la musique comme seul bagage, ces deux enfants de l'exil se lancent sur la route. Epris de liberté, ils se laissent un temps griser par la sensualité de l'Andalousie - avant de se décider à franchir la Méditerranée. D'une rencontre à l'autre, d'un rythme techno à un air de flamenco, Zano et Naïma refont, à rebours, le chemin de l'exil. Avec, au bout du voyage, la promesse d'une reconquête d'eux-mêmes...

Billie
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Gavalda, Anna

Billie / Anna Gavalda ; translated from the French by Jennifer Rappaport

New York : Europa, 2019

Résumé: This heartwarming story is about two unlikely friends who give each other the courage to do what they never thought possible. Through their trials and tribulations, they realize that they can always rely on each other to be there. Our story opens with Billie and Franck trapped in a gorge in the Cévennes Mountains. As Franck lies unconscious, Billie appeals to a star for protection by telling stories from their lives. Billie vividly recollects how her friendship with Franck changed her life and struggles with the idea that–thanks to her mistake–she might lose him forever. They met a decade prior when they were assigned as acting partners in class. For the first time, Billie felt someone respected her and Franck didn’t feel so alone. The blossoming of their friendship was comforting for both pitted against the harsh realities they faced. Billie is tough because she has to be: her mother left her when she was just an infant and she lives in poverty with her abusive father and stepmother. Franck is more reserved, afraid to reveal who he really is to his unemployed homophobic father for fear of being rejected. Together Billie and Franck rescue each other. These two outcasts find a home together in Anna Gavalda’s moving portrayal of platonic love and how far two people are willing to go for each other. Quirky, but gritty, this charming and emotional ode is for anyone who has felt the transformative power of friendship.

The Usborne complete Dickens
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Dickens, Charles

The Usborne complete Dickens : all novels retold / adapted by Anna Milbourne ... [et al.]

London : Usborne, 2018

Résumé: Età di lettura: da 8 anni.

Peur sur la ville
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Roy, Adam

Peur sur la ville / Adam Roy

Paris : Hachette, 2018

Lire en français facile. Niveau A2

Résumé: La Chose dort depuis si longtemps qu'elle a oublié le temps. Cachée sous terre, elle attend l'Heure. Elle dort, elle se réveillera un jour. Quand la fin des êtres humains sera proche... Pour motiver les adolescents et les amener à lire en français, la collection Lire en français facile vous présente des histoires illustrées inédites, adaptées au niveau de langue des apprenants et proche de leurs goûts et de leur centres d'intérêt. A' la fin de chaque récit, un dossier pédagogique propose : - des activités pour une exploitation ludique du texte; - un lexique monolingue pour la compréhension des mots et expressions difficiles.

The apothecary's shop
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Tiraboschi, Roberto

The apothecary's shop : a novel of Venice, 1118 A.D. / Roberto Tiraboschi ; translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor

New York : Europa, 2017

Résumé: In a medieval Venice undone by devastating famine and excessive, orgiastic Carnival festivities of all kinds, the protagonists of The Apothecary's Shop chase a dream of rebirth, the eternal dream of defeating death. The young Costanza, of the noble Grimani family, has disappeared. The family scribe, Edgardo, promises to return the girl to her family, who themselves may not be above suspicion. Doctors, apothecaries, undertakers, Eastern merchants, farmers: everyone seems to be involved in the girl's disappearance, even African slave traders. Abella, Edgardo's ambiguous ally and the only female doctor in Venice, introduces him into secrets and occult practices of medicine. Through her, Edgardo discovers Sabbatai's Apothecary, where remedies and concoctions of all kinds are prepared and clues to Costanza's disappearance may lie. The Apothecary's Shop is an erudite thriller in the vein of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose and offers readers an astonishing voyage into medieval Venice.

Clustering clinical and laboratory phenotypes of patients with antiphospholipid antibodies in a large mono-centric cohort
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Tarea, Carlo Alberto

Clustering clinical and laboratory phenotypes of patients with antiphospholipid antibodies in a large mono-centric cohort : from asymptomatic carriers to the catastrophic variant with renal involvement : tesi di laurea / relatore: Savino Sciascia ; candidato: Carlo Alberto Tarea

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The pathless sky
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Sen, Chaitali

The pathless sky / Chaitali Sen

New York : Europa, 2015

Résumé: In The Pathless Sky, Chaitali Sen conjures a world in which a nation’s political turmoil, its secret history and growing social unrest turn life into a fragile and capricious thing and love into a necessary refuge to be defended at all cost. A world not unlike the one we live in. John, a hapless young student with a potentially brilliant academic career ahead of him, and Mariam, a shy, preternaturally perceptive woman from the north, meet and fall in love in college. Their early careers, their seemingly mismatched natures, and the alarming changes occurring in their country conspire to keep them apart for years. But a day comes when, across a great distance, both realize that they have always loved each other. During the intervening years, however, the troubles in their country have reached a critical impasse. Government crimes have been white washed, personal liberty is deeply compromised, a resistance movement has emerged from the underground to take the fight for freedom to the streets, and the government militia employs increasingly draconian measures in an attempt to maintain control. When Mariam is implicated in the latest spell of anti-government actions and arrested without appeal, the consequences of her and John’s love will prove potentially dire for both. The Pathless Sky is a haunting and moving novel for readers of Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland, and the novels of Amitav Ghosh. Sen’s lyrical language and fluid storytelling mirror the rhythms of political struggle itself. John and Mariam are unforgettable characters, troubled lovers who struggle to find a space for the finest human emotions in a place that is determined to abolish them.

Anaïs s’en va-t-en guerre [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE]
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Anaïs s’en va-t-en guerre [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE] / un documentaire réalisé par Marion Gervais

Editions Montparnasse, 2015

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Résumé: Anaïs a 24 ans. Elle vit seule dans une petite maison au milieu d’un champ en Bretagne. Rien ne l’arrête. Ni l’administration, ni les professeurs misogynes, ni le tracteur en panne, ni les caprices du temps, ni demain ne lui font peur. En accord avec ses convictions profondes, portée par son rêve de toujours : celui de devenir agricultrice et de faire pousser des plantes aromatiques et médicinales. Seule contre tous (ou presque). Peu lui importe. Sous l’œil bienveillant du célèbre chef cuisinier Olivier Roellinger, Anaïs avance. Elle sait qu’elle gagnera… Ce portrait a ému les réseaux sociaux et déclenché un élan massif de solidarité. Confrontée à la dure réalité du monde agricole, la jeune femme attachante et pugnace séduit la France toute entière et finit par rassembler autour de sa cause plus d’un demi million de personnes envers et contre tous. Une formidable leçon de vie qui n’a pas fini de servir d’exemple à toutes les générations. Anaïs sème le bio et en récolte le succès !

Internet [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE]
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Internet [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE] : la pollution cachée / un film de de Coline Tison et Laurent Lichtenstein

Editions Montparnasse, 2015

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Résumé: Aujourd’hui, 2,5 milliards de personnes sont connectées dans le monde et la moindre de nos activités est enregistrée grâce au réseau mondial. Propre en apparence, le monde virtuel est beaucoup plus polluant qu’on ne l’imagine. En effet, les « datacenters », ces usines qui stockent les informations et fonctionnent jour et nuit, ont des besoins immenses en électricité et utilisent parfois des énergies électriques polluantes comme le charbon ou le nucléaire. De la musique aux vidéos, en passant par nos mails et les réseaux sociaux, notre consommation énergétique virtuelle a un impact direct sur l’environnement. La conscience écologique dépasserait-elle enfin les frontières de notre monde réel ?

P'tit loup devient grand frère
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Lallemand, Orianne - Thuillier, Éléonore

P'tit loup devient grand frère / Orianne Lallemand, Éléonore Thuillier

[Paris] : Auzou éveil, 2015

P'tit loup

Résumé: Aujourd'hui, la maman de P'tit Loup lui annonce un heureux événement : elle attend un bébé ! Mais P'tit Loup n'est pas très content : et lui, est-ce qu'on l'aimera comme avant ? Les jours passent, et P'tit Loup va se préparer à devenir grand frère... Une histoire tendre pour préparer l'enfant à l'arrivée d'un bébé.

Everland
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Hunt, Rebecca

Everland / Rebecca Hunt

New York : Europa, 2015

Résumé: 1913. Dinners, Millet-Bass, and Napps—three explorers bound not by friendship, but by a dependence founded on survival—volunteer to leave their ship, the Kismet, and scout an uncharted and unknown island in the Antarctic, which Napps names “Everland.” While all three are enticed by the promise of adventure and reward, they are immortalized by the disastrous outcome of the expedition, their stories preserved for posterity. 2012. Brix, Jess, and Decker—three researchers with their own reasons for being so far from home—set out on a centenary field trip to survey the same island. Their equipment is more advanced than the previous group’s, and their purpose more scientific, but the harsh weather of Everland remains an unpredictable and deadly force: the adventure and the danger are inescapable. Under the harsh ultraviolet light of a sun which doesn’t set, and isolated from the world, they begin to echo the expedition of a hundred years ago. History, it seems, has a way of repeating itself—when theirs is written, what will it say?

The world is a wedding
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Jones, Wendy

The world is a wedding : in wich the unexpected nature of reality surprises Mister Wilfred Price / Wendy Jones

New York : Europa, 2015

Résumé: Set in 1926, two years after the end of The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals, Wendy Jones’ The World is a Wedding finds Wilfred Price married to Flora Myfanwy and trying to be the perfect husband. His efforts only intensify when he learns that Flora is expecting. But something doesn’t feel right to Flora: she doesn’t feel at home. Meanwhile, Grace (to whom Wilfred was very briefly married before he met Flora) has fled Narberth for London, trying to escape what has happened to her and the secret she carries because of it. But secrets are not so easily escaped—and Grace’s will affect Wilfred and Flora, too. A sophisticated comedy of manners, The World is a Wedding captures life in a small town in Wales and explores the complexities of marriage, motherhood, and masculinity and femininity with equal wit and insight.

I regret everything
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Greenland, Seth

I regret everything : a love story / Seth Greenland

New York : Europa, 2015

Résumé: Life is an often-confusing mixture of heartache and hilarity, or so prove Seth Greenland’s appealing characters in this tenderly comedic story of modern love. Imbued with Greenland’s signature wit, I Regret Everything confronts the oceanic uncertainty of what it means to be young and alive. Jeremy Best, a Manhattan-based trusts and estates lawyer, has a second life as the poet Jinx Bell. To his boss’s daughter, Spaulding, Jeremy, at 33, is at first, already halfway to dead. When Spaulding, an aspiring 19-year-old writer, discovers Mr. Best’s alter writerly ego, the two become bound by a devotion to poetry. Their budding relationship offers them the possibility of enduring love, or the threat of tragic loss. A skilled wordsmith with a talent for telling humor, Greenland creates fully realized characters, people that come to understand themselves as complex renderings of the human condition—at its often best, and sometimes worst. I Regret Everything explores happiness and heartache with a healthy dose of skepticism, and an understanding that the reality of love encompasses life, death, iambic pentameter, regret, trusts and estates.

Mayumi and the sea
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Tseng, Jennifer

Mayumi and the sea / Jennifer Tseng

New York : Europa, 2015

Résumé: Books may be Mayumi Saito’s greatest love and her one source of true pleasure. Forty-one years old, disenchanted wife and dutiful mother, Mayumi’s work as a librarian on a small island off the coast of New England feeds her passion for reading and provides her with many occasions for wry observations on human nature, but it does little to remedy the mundanity of her days. That is, until the day she issues a library card to a shy seventeen-year-old boy and swiftly succumbs to a sexual obsession that subverts the way she sees the library, her family, the island she lives on, and ultimately herself. Wary of the consequences of following through on her fantasies, Mayumi hesitates at first. But she cannot keep the young man from her thoughts. After a summer of overlong glances and nervous chitchat in the library, she finally accepts that their connection is undeniable. In a sprawling house emptied of its summer vacationers, their affair is consummated and soon consolidated thanks to an explosive charge of erotic energy. Mayumi’s life is radically enriched by the few hours each week that she shares with the young man, and as their bond grows stronger thanks not only to their physical closeness but also to their long talks about the books they both love, those hours spent apart seem to Mayumi increasingly bleak and intolerable. As her obsession worsens, in a frantic attempt to become closer to the young man, Mayumi nervously befriends another librarian patron, the young man’s mother. The two women forge a tenuous friendship that will prove vital to both in the most unexpected ways when catastrophe strikes. Exquisitely written, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness is part wry confession, part serious meditation. At its most anxious, it’s a book about time, at its most ecstatic, it’s a deeply human story about pleasure.

Hollow heart
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Di Grado, Viola

Hollow heart / Viola Di Grado ; translated from the Italien by Anthony Shugaar

New York : Europa, 2015

Résumé: A courageous, inventive, and intelligent novel from the author of 70% Acrylic 30% Wool In this courageous, inventive, and intelligent novel, Viola di Grado tells the story of a suicide and what follows. She has given voice to an astonishing vision of life after life, portraying the awful longing and sense of loss that plague the dead, together with the solitude provoked by the impossibility of communicating. The afterlife itself is seen as a dark, seething place where one is preyed upon by the cruel and unrelenting elements. The Hollow Heart will frighten as it provokes, enlighten as it causes concern. If ever there were a novel that follows Kafka’s prescription for a book to be a axe for the frozen sea within us, it is the Hollow Heart.

Book two: The story of a new name
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Ferrante, Elena

Book two: The story of a new name : youth / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

New York : Europa, 2013

Fait partie de: Ferrante, Elena. My brilliant friend / Elena Ferrante

Résumé: "[Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels] don't merely offer a teeming vision of working-class Naples, with its cobblers and professors, communists and mobbed-up businessmen, womanizing poets and downtrodden wives; they present one of modern fiction's richest portraits of a friendship." —John Powers, Fresh Air, NPR The second book, following 2012’s acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts.

The frost on his shoulders
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Mediano, Lorenzo

The frost on his shoulders / Lorenzo Mediano ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman

New York : Europa, 2012

Résumé: In the 1930s, in an isolated valley of the Pyrenees Mountains, an aging teacher reconstructs a bloody and tragic event that seem destined to remain forever hidden behind a wall of collective silence. He alone can penetrate appearances and grasp the iron laws determining the lives of all those who live in the place- this valley where nature is miserly and leaves little room for poetic contemplation or an excess of feelings. He alone remembers his protégé, Ramon, a shepherd who, no more that a child, fell in love with Alba, the only daughter of the region’s most powerful and influential landowner. The rich and powerful conspire to thwart the love between Ramon and Alba, and in doing so they incited a feud that will extend beyond all reason. Thus begins a vigorous, dramatic story of rebellion

Noire finance [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE]
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Noire finance [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE] / un film de Jean-Michel Meurice et Fabrizio Calvi

Editions Montparnasse, 2014

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Résumé: Récit très structuré alternant propos de spécialistes, scènes d’animation pédagogique et images d’archives sélectionnées avec soin, Noire Finance est décliné en deux volets indépendants : d’une part, un véritable cours d’histoire politique et économique retraçant, depuis la crise de 1929, les différentes étapes qui ont conduit à la financiarisation de l’économie mondiale ; et d’autre part, un décryptage des logiques boursières de la décennie écoulée qui ont mené à la crise actuelle. Qu’avons-nous retenu? Quelles leçons en avons-nous retiré depuis 2008?

Plastic Planet [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE]
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Plastic Planet [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE] / un film de Werner Boote

Editions Montparnasse, 2011

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Résumé: Commode et bon marché, le plastique est devenu incontournable dans notre vie quotidienne. Tous les secteurs de l’industrie mondiale en dépendent aujourd’hui, d’une manière ou d’une autre. Il est présent partout (matériaux de construction, électronique, vêtements… jusqu’à l’emballage de ce DVD). Pourtant, le plastique est devenu un danger global, tant pour l’homme que pour la planète, symbole de surconsommation et de pollution à grande échelle.

La stratégie du choc [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE]
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La stratégie du choc [VIDEOREGISTRAZIONE] : la montée du capitalisme du désastre = The Shock Doctrine / un film réalisé par Michael Winterbottom et Mat Whitecross ; d'après le livre de Naomi Klein

Editions Montparnasse, 2010

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Résumé: En 2007, Naomi Klein publiait La Stratégie du choc. Un traumatisme collectif, une guerre, un coup d’état, une catastrophe naturelle, une attaque terroriste plongent chaque individu dans un état de choc. Après le choc, nous redevenons des enfants, désormais plus enclins à suivre les leaders qui prétendent nous protéger. S’il est une personne à avoir compris très tôt ce phénomène, c’est Milton Friedman. Friedman, soutenant l’ultralibéralisme, conseilla aux hommes politiques d’imposer immédiatement après crise des réformes économiques douloureuses avant même que les victimes n’aient eu le temps de se ressaisir. Il qualifiait cette méthode de traitement de choc. « Seule une crise réelle ou supposée, produit un vrai changement. » Milton Friedman, Prix Nobel d’économie en 1976. Naomi Klein la qualifie de « stratégie du choc ». En utilisant de nombreuses images d’archives, Michael Winterbottom et Mat Whitecross démontrent la puissance du texte de Naomi Klein et la nécessité de résister.