Dictionnaire amoureux de Venise

By Philippe Sollers

Jamais ville n'a suscité autant d'attrait et de curiosité que Venise. Il fallait tout le expertise de Philippe Sollers pour nous enchanter une fois encore.

" Venise est une grande aventure historique. Elle peut être aussi une ardour individuelle. C'est le cas ici. Dans ce titre : Dictionnaire amoureux de Venise, je souligne le mot amoureux. Il ne s'agit évidemment pas d'un "guide" (il y en a d'excellents), mais d'une expérience personnelle liée à ma vie d'écrivain. Je suis arrivé là très jeune, j'ai passé chaque année, printemps et automne, beaucoup de temps à marcher, naviguer, regarder, respirer, dormir et m'émerveiller. Venise, voilà son mystery, est un amplificateur. Si vous êtes heureux, vous le serez dix fois plus, malheureux, cent fois davantage. Tout dépend de votre disposition intérieure et de votre rapport à l'amour. L'amour ? Oui, et dans tous les sens : anges et libertinage, structure, peinture, musique, roman, poésie, mais aussi air, pierre, eau, étoiles. Nature et tradition enfin à égalité. Venise n'est pas un musée, mais une création constante. Si vous échappez aux clichés, au tourisme, aux bavardages ; si vous avez réussi à être vraiment clandestin ici, alors vous savez ce que le mot paradis veut dire. Le monde se précipite vers le chaos, los angeles violence, los angeles terreur, los angeles pornographie, le calcul aveugle, los angeles marchandisation à tout va ? Mais non, voyez, écoutez, lisez : voici le lieu magique et futur dont tous les artistes et les esprits libres témoignent. "

Philippe Sollers
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Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

By Andrew Graham-Dixon

“This e-book resees its topic with infrequent readability and gear as a painter for the twenty first century.”―Hilary Spurling, New York instances publication Review

In a bravura functionality, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Caravaggio’s impressive creative achievements, delving into the unique Italian resources to create a masterful profile of the mercurial painter. This New York Times and Washington Post outstanding ebook of the yr good points greater than 80 full-color reproductions of the artist’s top work. forty pages of colour illustrations; four maps
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Mario Bava: Destination Terror

By Howard Hughes

Do now not think in what you're thinking that you notice. Creeping mist, the milky fog of terror which could vague untold hazards and shroud the confines of restricted studio units. Splashes of color - pink, blue, eco-friendly, deep pink - a spectral spectrum, flooding the areas among the darkness. Do you suspect in ghosts? you need to admit that there are issues that frighten us. what is that unusual shadow at the wall, or that flickering candle within the derelict crypt? Is it a trick of the sunshine, or a trick of your mind's eye? That outdated fortress perched at the cliff seems actual, however it may easily be a photo. and people thousands of extras. A multiple-exposure? within the illusory international of cinema, do you want to benefit what's genuine and what's unreal? Come nearer please, i have anything to inform you. girls and gents, this is often Mario Bava.
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A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics, 1943-1988

By Paul Ginsborg

From a war-torn and poverty-stricken state, nearby and predominantly agrarian, to the luck tale of modern years, Italy has witnessed the main profound transformation--economic, social and demographic--in its whole heritage. but the opposite recurrent subject matter of the interval has been the overpowering want for political reform--and the repeated failure to accomplish it. Professor Ginsborg's authoritative work--the first to mix social and political perspectives--is excited about either the super achievements of up to date Italy and "the continuities of its heritage that experience no longer been simply set aside."

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By Giuseppe Grassonelli, Carmelo Sardo

"Malerba", erba cattiva: lo chiamavano così nel paese siciliano dove è nato. l. a. sua storia comincia quando, ragazzino, viene spedito in Germania in keeping with allontanarlo da una giovinezza scapestrata. advert Amburgo si inserisce in un ambiente di evening e belle donne. Con le carte è abilissimo: al tavolo verde bara e si arricchisce. Coltiva nuove amicizie, scopre il sesso e il lusso. los angeles Sicilia sembra lontanissima. Ma il destino lo richiama. Dopo il servizio militare, a vent'anni, torna al paese: un'immersione negli affetti famigliari prima di ripartire according to los angeles Germania. Ma proprio los angeles sera precedente alla partenza resta ferito nella strage con cui comincia lo sterminio dei suoi parenti: un regolamento di conti mafioso nello stile più atroce. Fugge, sconvolto, ma presto scopre che Cosa Nostra ha affidato il compito di ucciderlo a uno dei suoi amici d'infanzia... Questa è los angeles storia di un giovane uomo che sente di dover fronteggiare da solo lo sterminio della propria famiglia. Di un uomo che non ha fiducia nello Stato, né in alcuna altra istanza morale capace di contenere l. a. ferocia umana. Di un uomo che scampa in keeping with miracolo a quattro agguati e make a decision di rinunciare a tutto, anche all'amore, in keeping with vendicare i suoi cari e sopravvivere. Giuseppe Grassonelli, che think in queste pagine il nome fittizio di Antonio Brasso (suo "nome di battaglia" negli anni della guerra di mafia), ci racconta l. a. storia della sua vita breve e intensissima: segnata dalla morte e dalla cesura dell'arresto, all'età di ventisette anni. L'ebbrezza dell'illegalità, l'orrore indicibile di un intero sistema di relazioni nel quale l. a. vita umana e los angeles dignità individuale non hanno alcun valore, ma tutto è extended family, affiliazione o infamia, emergono in queste pagine con potenza sinistra. A parlarcene è los angeles voce di un uomo radicalmente cambiato dall'esperienza della detenzione. Giuseppe Grassonelli non si pente, non collabora con l. a. giustizia e sconta dunque los angeles pena durissima dell'ergastolo ostativo. Comincia a leggere, a studiare, fino a laurearsi e a diventare un detenuto modello. according to raccontare los angeles propria storia si affida al cronista che anni prima aveva seguito los angeles sua "guerra" come giornalista in step with una television privata: Carmelo Sardo, che con efficacia e partecipazione ci conduce attraverso queste pagine. according to provare a capire. Perché le parole, e l. a. memoria, sono l'arma più potente contro l. a. silenziosa omertà del male.
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101 Places in Italy: A Private Grand Tour: 1001 Unforgettable Works of Art

"The writer has accomplished the close to impossible…a must-squeeze-into-hand-baggage or the again pack."—House and Garden

"A minor classic."—The instances Literary Supplement

This own, and fantastically well-informed, collection of the main worthwhile cities, towns, villages, and person monuments in Italy is the definitive guidebook for the discerning traveller. the writer has been traveling Italy, for research, for paintings, and for excitement, for over fifty years, and is the precise better half in case you need to know approximately greater than the most obvious attractions.

As good as comprehensively masking the best attractions within the significant vacationer facilities of Rome, Florence, Venice, and somewhere else, Francis Russell discusses and describes the ignored, or little-known, masterpieces which are nonetheless to be chanced on the size and breadth of the Italian peninsula. In a booklet that may train and astonish the specialist as absolutely because it will advisor and tell the first-time customer, the writer chooses and explores palaces and gardens, urban squares and lonely church buildings, frescoes and altarpieces, nice museums and tiny ruins that jointly supply a richly textured portrait of a rustic the place the background and styles of civilization lie extra thickly than at any place else on earth.

This publication will immeasurably increase and enhance the visitor's event of the main visited kingdom on the planet, by means of advantage of its sensitivity, its knowledge, and its deep wisdom, and through its brilliant, eloquent, and enjoyable exposition.

Francis Russell was once knowledgeable at Oxford. he's deputy chairman of Christies and focuses on previous grasp and Italian paintings.

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The Portable Machiavelli

By Peter Bondanella, Mark Musa

Within the 4 and a part centuries considering Machiavelli’s loss of life, no unmarried and unanimously authorized interpretation of his rules has succeeded in enforcing itself upon the full of life debate over the which means of his works. but there hasn't ever been any doubt concerning the primary significance of Machiavelli’s contribution to Western political theory.The moveable Machiavelli brings jointly the whole texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by way of Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa particularly for this quantity. furthermore, the editors comprise an abridged model of The Discourses; a play, The Mandrake Root, in its entirety; seven inner most letters; and choices from The artwork of War and The historical past of Florence.
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Poems and Selected Letters (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe) (English and Italian Edition)

By Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco (whose existence is featured within the movie Dangerous Beauty) was once a sixteenth-century Venetian good looks, poet, and protofeminist. This assortment captures the frank eroticism and ambitious eloquence that set her except the chaste, silent girl prescribed through Renaissance gender ideology.

As an "honored courtesan", Franco made her residing via arranging to have sexual relatives, for a excessive price, with the elite of Venice and the numerous travelers—merchants, ambassadors, even kings—who undergone the town. Courtesans had to be appealing, refined of their gown and manners, and stylish, cultivated conversationalists. Exempt from a number of the social and academic regulations put on girls of the Venetian patrician category, Franco used her place to recast "virtue" as "intellectual integrity," supplying wit and refinement in go back for patronage and a spot in public life.

Franco turned a author by means of allying herself with extraordinary males on the middle of her city's tradition, quite within the casual conferences of a literary salon on the domestic of Domenico Venier, the oldest member of a noble relations and a former Venetian senator. via Venier's safety and her personal choice, Franco released paintings within which she defended her fellow courtesans, conversing out opposed to their mistreatment by way of males and criticizing the subordination of girls regularly. Venier additionally supplied literary advice whilst she spoke back to insulting assaults written by way of the male Venetian poet Maffio Venier.

Franco's perception into the facility conflicts among women and men and her wisdom of the chance she posed to her male contemporaries make her existence and paintings pertinent today.

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Frommer's Florence, Tuscany and Umbria (Frommer's Complete Guides)

By John Moretti

Experience Siena's Palio, the centuries-old bareback horse race that runs during the city's Piazza del Campo. See bankruptcy 7.

  • Foldout map, plus unique maps all through

  • Exact costs, instructions, beginning hours,and different functional information

  • Candid reports of lodges and restaurants,plus attractions, procuring, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, jogging excursions, and trip-planning rules

  • Insider assistance from neighborhood professional authors

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