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Confessioni di un borghese
Author: Sándor Márai
Publisher: Adelphi Edizioni spa
ISBN: 884597071X
Pages: 467
Year: 2014-05-14T00:00:00+02:00
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A trentaquattro anni, quando tanti muovono i primi passi nella vita letteraria, Márai pubblicò un libro di memorie di allarmante, definitiva maturità: "Confessioni di un borghese". E lo fece in un momento (la metà degli anni Trenta) in cui, anche se pochi se ne rendevano conto, tutto ciò che era accaduto in precedenza assumeva una tinta di vecchia Europa, sebbene si presentasse a volte come la punta della modernità più sfrenata, con tutti i suoi eccessi – sessuali, intellettuali, politici. È il caso della Berlino dove Márai era vissuto pochi anni prima, e che gli era apparsa come un «unico, continuo ballo in maschera». In questo che è anche uno scintillante romanzo di formazione seguiamo il narratore dall’infanzia nella cittadina di Kassa, sullo sfondo del tramonto di quella civiltà danubiana che la storia di lì a poco cancellerà, agli anni in cui, spinto da una vorace curiosità e irrequietezza, abbandona il suo paese per una destinazione a lui stesso ignota. Cominciano così le peregrinazioni nell’Europa fra le due guerre: da Lipsia a Weimar, da Francoforte alla Berlino degli anni Venti (in cui «tutti si davano alla pazza gioia, come avvertendo l’approssimarsi di una catastrofe»); quindi a Parigi, dove con la giovane moglie Lola condivide un’esistenza bohémienne, fra alberghi equivoci e miseri bistrot, templi della mondanità internazionale e caffè dell’emigrazione politica di Montparnasse. E ancora sarà a Firenze, a Londra, in Medio Oriente – sino al momento in cui, mettendo fine agli anni di apprendistato, deciderà di tornare in quella patria «ufficiale, poliziesca, imbandierata e fanatizzata» nella quale, nonostante tutto, per diventare uno scrittore bisognerà cercare «la vera patria, che è forse la lingua, o forse l’infanzia». "Confessioni di un borghese" apparve per la prima volta, in due volumi, fra il 1934 e il 1935.
Esther's Inheritance
Author: Sandor Marai
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307270432
Pages: 160
Year: 2008-11-04
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Anewly translated novel from the great rediscovered Hungarian writer: a tautly suspenseful story of unrequited love and its still vivid consequences twenty years later. What is it to be in love with a pathological liar and fantasist? Esther is, and has been for the more than two decades since Lajos disappeared from her life. Now all these years later, Lajos is returning, and the news brings both panic and excitement. While no longer young and thoroughly skeptical about Lajos, Esther still remembers how incredibly alive she felt when he was around. His presence bewitches everyone, and the greatest part of his charm—and his danger—lies in the deftness with which he wields that delicate power. Friends rally round protectively, but Lajos’s arrival begins a day of high theater that will leave Esther’s life dramatically changed again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Portraits of a Marriage
Author: Sándor Márai
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400096677
Pages: 371
Year: 2012-03
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An English-language translation of a definitive work by the acclaimed Hungarian novelist follows the experiences of a passionate triangle of lovers including wealthy bourgeois couple Peter and Ilona and their survival-minded servant, Judit.
Casanova in Bolzano
Author: Sándor Márai
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375712968
Pages: 294
Year: 2005
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In 1756, after escaping from Venice's most notorious jail, Giacomo Casanova seeks refuge in the Italian village of Bolzano, where he once again embarks on a campaign of seduction, until the notorious lover meets his match at the hands of the woman who will ultimately defeat him. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Day of the Owl
Author: Leonardo Sciascia, Archibald Colquhoun, Arthur Oliver
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 159017061X
Pages: 124
Year: 2003
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A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out. This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.
The Order of Time
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735216126
Pages: 256
Year: 2018-05-08
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The perfect graduation gift "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.
the yacoubian building
Author: Ala Aswani, alaa al aswany, ʻAlāʼ Aswānī
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9774248627
Pages: 253
Year: 2004
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The Yacoubian Building holds all that Egypt was and has become over the 75 years since its namesake was built. From the pious son of the building's doorkeeper and the raucous, impoverished squatters on its roof, via the tattered aristocrat and the gay intellectual, each character embodies a facet of modern Egypt.
A Dangerous Encounter
Author: Ernst Jünger
Publisher: Marsilio Publishers
Pages: 187
Year: 1993
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Gerhard, a young man on the rise, is drawn into the seedy underside of Paris, where he witnesses the murder of a young ballerina
Author: Christopher Hampton
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571318835
Pages: 64
Year: 2014-06-12
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A remote 18th-century Hungarian castle is the setting for a dramatic meeting. Forty-one years after a tragic event two former friends must confront each other in a devastating bid to lay the past to rest. Betrayal, love, truth and friendship all come to the fore in this unforgettable play based on Sndor Mrai's bestselling novel. Embers premiered at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End in February 2006.
Bibliografia nazionale italiana
Year: 2004-04
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An Autumn Story
Author: Tommaso Landolfi
Publisher: Hygiene, Colo. : Eridanos Press
ISBN: 0941419274
Pages: 145
Year: 1989
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Fiction. Translated from the Italian by Joachim Neugroschel. "Set during WW II, this is the first novel to appear in English by the celebrated Italian author of Words in Commotion and Other Stories. The narrator, an outlaw, takes refuge in an odd mountain manor occupied by an elderly nobleman and his two ferocious wolfhounds. The renegade's curiosity is awakened when he sees a turn-of-the-century painting of an alluring woman, and hears 'faint breathing' in his room at night and suspiciously light footsteps on a staircase. Ignoring the wishes of his host, he explores what he perceives to be a ghostly presence in the mansion. This riveting tale packs multiple surprises, with piercingly nightmarish imagery and intense, lonely characters tormented by private passions and obsessions. Landolfi (1908-79) masterfully evokes mood by engaging the senses: 'By now, it was the dead of night; a stiff, wet wind had risen, increasing the havoc that the dampness had wrought on me.... All around me, I heard the huge trees twisting and soughing furiously'"--Publishers Weekly.
Maigret and the Old People
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241303907
Pages: 160
Year: 2018-06-07
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Maigret is called to the home of Armand de Saint-Hilaire, a highly respected official who has been found shot dead in his study by his housekeeper. After interviewing everyone concerned Maigret is at a loss to the identity of the perpetrator until he comes across a series of letters from the past fifty years between the victim and a recently widowed woman. As Maigret uncovers the details behind the two's relationship he gets closer to discovering the tragic truth behind the official's demise. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret in Society. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian
Terra, terra!...
Author: Sándor Márai
ISBN: 8845919803
Pages: 342
Year: 2005
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Act of Passion
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175549
Pages: 240
Year: 2011-10-18
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For forty years Charles Alavoine has sleepwalked through his life. Growing up as a good boy in the grip of a domineering mother, he trains as a doctor, marries, opens a medical practice in a quiet country town, and settles into an existence of impeccable bourgeois conformity. And yet at unguarded moments this model family man is haunted by a sense of emptiness and futility. Then, one night, laden with Christmas presents, he meets Martine. It is time for the sleeper to awake.
Caro Bul
Author: Cristina Campo, Leone Traverso
Pages: 214
Year: 2007
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