Esther Hillesum, detta Etty, è una ragazza olandese di origini ebraiche, colta, curiosa, dalla sensibilità inusuale. Appassionata di letteratura russa e lettrice vorace, lavora come dattilografa al Consiglio Ebraico: la sua è una condizione privilegiata, allo scoppiare della Seconda guerra mondiale e con l’inizio delle persecuzioni razziali potrebbe scappare e salvarsi. Potrebbe coltivare i suoi studi, scoprire l’amore che comincia ad affacciarsi nella sua vita, realizzare i mille sogni suggeriti dalla sua fantasia. Ma decide di non abbandonare la sua famiglia, il suo popolo, e di condividerne fino in fondo la sorte. Così, il 7 settembre 1943, dopo i mesi passati nel campo di transito di Westerbork, sale su un treno per Auschwitz da cui, quasi trentenne, non farà più ritorno. In questo appassionante ritratto, che si legge come un romanzo di grande intensità, Edgarda Ferri racconta l’animo ribelle e poetico di Etty Hillesum, gli anni della gioventù e della guerra affrontati con uno spirito mai esausto, un “umanesimo radicale” che ha trovato nelle pagine del suo diario e delle sue lettere un’altissima interpretazione letteraria. Considerata uno dei simboli della Shoah, la vita e l’opera di Etty Hillesum sono diventate fonti di ispirazione contro l’oblio della memoria, esempi di altruismo e solidarietà capaci di sopravvivere alle atrocità della storia. Questo libro ci trasporta con intimità e rispetto nei suoi momenti privati, nelle scelte coraggiose, nel cuore tormentato di una donna dalla forza indomita e mai dimenticata.
You can't keep a good woman down-Kris Longknife returns. Once again Kris finds herself caught in the crosshairs of unknown enemies who want her dead. Factions, both legitimate and underground, vie for control of the planet New Eden. And someone is taking advantage of the chaos to unleash a personal vendetta against Kris.
God Is Young
Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Random House
Pope Francis examines the role of millennials in the future of the Catholic Church in this urgent call to believers of all generations to work together to build a better world. Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has reinvigorated the Catholic Church and become one of the most popular global leaders. Now, in this extraordinary interview with journalist Thomas Leoncini, His Holiness reminds Catholics of all ages that “God is young; He is always new.” God has energy, spontaneity, and the desire for change—youthful qualities that can be rallied to fight the many problems facing the Catholic Church and the world at large. In this inspiring volume, published in English for the first time, Pope Francis’s solution to these challenges is simple: a “revolution of tenderness” that unites believers of all ages in a mission to remake the world. “God is young! God is the Eternal One who has no time, but is able to renew and rejuvenate Himself and all things continually. The most distinctive attributes of the young are also His. He is young because He makes all things new and loves innovation; because He astonishes and loves astonishment; because He dreams and wants us to dream.”—Pope Francis
Author: Cristina De Stefano
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Thanks to unprecedented access to personal records, Cristina De Stefano brings back to life a remarkable woman whose groundbreaking work and torrid love affairs will not soon be forgotten, allowing a new generation to discover her story, and witness the passionate, persistent journalism that we need in these times of upheaval and uncertainty. Fallaci is known for her uncompromising vision. Covering the entertainment industry early in her career, she created an original, abrasive interview style, focusing on her subject's emotions, contradictions, and facial expressions more than words.
The Shadow Children
Author: Steven Schnur
Publisher: Harper Collins
While spending the summer on his grandfather's farm in the French countryside, eleven-year-old Etienne discovers a secret dating back to World War II and encounters the ghosts of Jewish children who suffered a dreadful fate under the Nazis.
Author: Bernard Malamud
In his final novel, the acclaimed novelist spins an apocalyptic tale that recounts the experiences of Calvin Cohn, who, through a divine slip, is the only human being left alive after the apocalypse. Reprint.
This volume presents the proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics (ICHI). The conference was a new special topic conference initiative by the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), held in Vilamoura, Portugal on 7-9 November, 2013. The main theme of the ICHI2013 was “Integrating Information and Communication Technologies with Biomedicine for Global Health”. The proceedings offer a unique forum to examine enabling technologies of sensors, devices and systems that optimize the acquisition, transmission, processing, storage, retrieval of biomedical and health information as well as to report novel clinical applications of health information systems and the deployment of m-Health, e-Health, u-Health, p-Health and Telemedicine.
Author: Christina Dodd
Publisher: Harper Collins
A woman banished Griffith, battle-seasoned warrior and the king'smost trusted emissary, expected to find ashallow, vain, frivolous woman at WenthavenCastle. After all, as lady-in-waiting to thequeen, lovely Lady Marian had been in aposition of privilege, yet she had been banishedfrom the court. And the rumors were that shehad given birth to an illegitimate child. An outrageous offer When he arrived, Griffith found Lady Marianto be strong, intelligent and fiercely protectiveof the young baby in her custody.... and verysuspicious of him. If he were smart, the knightwould just deliver the message with which hehad been entrusted. Instead, he longs to lingerto delve into the mystery that is Marian, todiscover what she so desperately fears-andwhy he so improperly wants her.
Benedict XVI's Reform
Author: Nicola Bux
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Explains the motives behind the Pope's decision to reestablish the celebration of the older Latin Mass by turning to the Pope's own theological and liturgical writings, but the author also draws from his experiences.
A Treatise on Poetry
Author: Czeslaw Milosz
The Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz began his remarkable A Treatise on Poetry in the winter of 1955 and finished it in the spring of 1956. It was published originally in parts in the Polish émigré journal Kultura. Now it is available in English for the first time in this expert translation by the award-winning American poet Robert Hass. A Treatise on Poetry is a great poem about some of the most terrible events in the twentieth century. Divided into four sections, the poem begins at the end of the nineteenth century as a comedy of manners and moves with a devastating momentum through World War I to the horror of World War II. Then it takes on directly and plainly the philosophical abyss into which the European cultures plunged. "Author's Notes" on the poem appear at the end of the volume. A stunning literary composition, these notes stand alone as brilliant miniature portraits that magically re-create the lost world of prewar Europe. A Treatise on Poetry evokes the European twentieth century, its comedy and terror and grief, with the force and expressiveness of a great novel. A tone poem to a lost time, a harrowing requiem for the century's dead, and a sober meditation on history, consciousness, and art: here is a masterwork that confronts the meaning of the twentieth century with a directness and vividness that are without parallel.
Sian, tired of nightmares in which she meets a grisly end, decides she needs to get out more, so she joins an archaeological dig at Whitby Abbey. What she finds is a mystery involving a long-hidden murder, a man with big hands, a fragile manuscript in a bottle, and a rather attractive dog called Hadrian. Faber's dazzling novella takes us up the 199 steps in Whitby that link the 21st century with the ruins of the past. Equal and indissoluble parts thriller, romance, historical/ghost story and meditation on the nature of sincerity, this is an ingenious literary page-turner. Atmospheric photographs complement the text beautifully. This book, like Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, deploys a masterful sense of ambiguity, outstanding narrative power, works on many levels and, as always with Faber's writing, is elegant, thought-provoking, distinctive and compelling.
A tale based on the early eighteenth-century scandal that inspired Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" finds a sickly and impoverished Alexander Pope gaining entry into high society and closely following a forbidden affair between the rakish Lord Petre and the coquettish Arabella. A first novel. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Author: Maurice Blondel
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Action was once a prominent theme in philosophical reflection. It figured prominently in Aristotelian philosophy, and the medieval Scholastics built some of their key adages around it. But by the time Maurice Blondel came to focus on it for his own philosophical reflection, it had all but disappeared from the philosophical vocabulary. It is no longer possible or legitimate to ignore action in philosophy as it was in France when Blondel appeared on the scene in 1882, when at the age of 21 he first began to focus on action as a dissertation subject, and in 1893, when he defended and published the dissertation now presented here for the English reader.
How Fascism Ruled Women
Author: Victoria de Grazia
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Italy has been made; now we need to make the Italians," goes a familiar Italian saying. Mussolini was the first head of state to include women in this mandate. How the fascist dictatorship defined the place of women in modern Italy and how women experienced the Duce's rule are the subjects of Victoria de Grazia's new work. De Grazia draws on an array of sources—memoirs and novels, the images, songs, and events of mass culture, as well as government statistics and archival reports. She offers a broad yet detailed characterization of Italian women's ambiguous and ambivalent experience of a regime that promised modernity, yet denied women emancipation. Always attentive to the great diversity among women and careful to distinguish fascist rhetoric from the practices that really shaped daily existence, the author moves with ease from the public discourse about femininity to the images of women in propaganda and commercial culture. She analyzes fascist attempts to organize women and the ways in which Mussolini's intentions were received by women as social actors. The first study of women's experience under Italian fascism, this is also a history of the making of contemporary Italian society.
The Overseer's Cabin
Author: Édouard Glissant
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
The story of one Martinican family whose legacy has all but been erased.