Author: riccardo fesce
neurons and their metaphysical side-effects: from a rigorous discussion of the properties of neurons and brain to the mechanisms by which this grayish jelly generates and explains emotional life, conscience, thought, our sense of beauty and justice, our need for infinityand almost all that we love calling "soul"... the book can be browsed at http://www.neuroworld.it/soul
This gift edition brings together two of Jill Barklem's tales about the mice of Brambly Hedge, Autumn Story and Sea Story, in one volume. The mice have many adventures but they always have time for fun too.
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Nine-year-old David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Sarcastic and bossy 13-year-old Primrose lives with her childlike, fortuneteller mother, and a framed picture is the only evidence of the father she never knew. Despite their differences, David and Primrose forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives. This powerful, quirky novel about two very complicated, damaged children has much to say about friendship, loss, and recovery.
The Last Dragon
Author: Silvana De Mari
Publisher: Paw Prints
Struggling to survive in a postapocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth's last elf, must embark on a perilous quest to decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon, who holds the key to saving the world from the Dark Age that has begun. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Reprint.
The Mermaid's Purse
Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
A collection of poems about the creatures of the sea, including the limpet, crab, and conger eel.
“One of the most rigorously presented and beautifully illustrated critical testaments in all of literature.”—Boston Globe “A brilliant, original approach to literature, a key to Calvino’s own work and a thoroughly delightful and illuminating commentary on some of the world’s greatest writing.”—San Francisco Chronicle At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five lectures he completed, forming not only a stirring defense of literature, but also an indispensable guide to the writings of Calvino himself. He devotes one “memo” each to the concepts of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity, drawing examples from his vast knowledge of myth, folklore, and works both ancient and modern. Readers will be astonished by the prescience of these lectures, which have only gained in relevance as Calvino’s “next millennium” has dawned.
Orality and Literacy
Author: Walter J. Ong
This classic work explores the vast differences between oral and literate cultures offering a very clear account of the intellectual, literary and social effects of writing, print and electronic technology. In the course of his study, Walter J. Ong offers fascinating insights into oral genres across the globe and through time, and examines the rise of abstract philosophical and scientific thinking. He considers the impact of orality-literacy studies not only on literary criticism and theory but on our very understanding of what it is to be a human being, conscious of self and other. This is a book no reader, writer or speaker should be without.
Breece D'J Pancake cut short a promising career when he took his own life at the age twenty-six. Published posthumously, this is a collection of stories that depict the world of Pancake's native rural West Virginia.
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. Ibsen's later work examined the realities that lay behind many facades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. The poetic and cinematic early play Peer Gynt, however, has strong surreal elements. Ibsen is often ranked as one of the truly great playwrights in the European tradition. Richard Hornby describes him as "a profound poetic dramatist-the best since Shakespeare". He is widely regarded as the most important playwright since Shakespeare. He influenced other playwrights and novelists such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Miller, James Joyce, Eugene O'Neill and Miroslav Krleza. Ibsen was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, 1903 and 1904.
Berlinde de Bruyckere
Author: Berlinde de Bruyckere, Caroline Lamarche, Mirjam Devriendt
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
This new artists book by Berlinde De Bruyckere presents for the first time her recent sculptures and drawings concerned with the human figure and the deer Berlinde de Bruyckere is a sculptor from Ghent in Belgium, whose wild and sensual figures are formed using a melange of natural materials such as animal pelts, hair, wood and wax. In her recent works Berlinde De Bruyckere worked with a professional dancer, Romeu, as model, defining his movements and poses and developing her own sculptural choreography. The figures are faceless, malformed and fragmentary. At first their shape seems familiar although their forms resist interpretation, offering a disturbing vision of fragility and suffering. Alongside the human body the deer plays a prominent role in De Bruyckeres new work: the deer is a majestic ambassador of nature, sometimes present as flesh-coloured antlers masterfully rendered in wax. The photographer Mirjam Devriendt shows the fragile and vulnerable sculptures in a unique setting, an abandoned house in the old town of Ghent. The accompanying text by Caroline Lamarche reads like a fairy tale about the life and work of a sculptor and her urge to create. Romeu my deer is the most personal book of De Bruyckere. It recounts the story of intense memories, and describes the process of creation. (Caroline Lamarche).
Author: Federigo Tozzi
Publisher: Scholarly Title
Author: G.K. Chesterton
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
G.K. Chesterton was an English writer, theologian and poet. Chesterton, also known as the prince of paradox, wrote on a vast variety of subjects using an unorthodox yet interesting writing style. This edition of Chaucer includes a table of contents.
Author: Lalla Romano
Publisher: Quartet Books Limited
A woman in Italy returns to the village where she grew up to reflect on her childhood. She is able to vicariously live her parents' life, including their wedding.
Author: Dacia Maraini