In ogni caso nessun rimorso
Author: Pino Cacucci
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
“A volte l'uomo ha bisogno di affrontare la morte per capire che cosa sia la vita”“Avevo il diritto di viverla, quella felicità. Non me lo avete concesso. E allora, è stato peggio per me, peggio per voi, peggio per tutti... Dovrei rimpiangere ciò che ho fatto? Forse. Ma non ho rimorsi. Rimpianti sì, ma in ogni caso nessun rimorso...” Così scrive su un quaderno a quadretti, prima di essere colpito a morte dalla polizia, Jules Bonnot, il nemico pubblico di Parigi nei primi anni del secolo scorso, geniale rapinatore, appassionato di auto e motori, capo di una banda di anarchici sanguinari che terrorizzarono la Francia e fecero scattare una feroce repressione antiproletaria. Pino Cacucci ricostruisce con sapienza documentaria, ritmo e amore la biografia davvero singolare di Bonnot, operaio, soldato, autista nientemeno che del creatore di Sherlock Holmes, sir Arthur Conan Doyle; e poi il sogno di una felicità rabbiosa da lungo tempo accarezzata che lo trasforma nel primo rapinatore a usare le automobili e nell'anarchico convinto di dover colpire la società borghese senza mezze misure, creando il caos, facendo più rumore possibile, rischiando il tutto per tutto.
A fascinating dramatized fiction of the life and times of Jules Bonnot, his "gang," and associates, the individualist anarchists of the time, including the young Victor Serge. An affectionate, past-paced, but historically accurate account of the life of the extraordinary Bonnot--worker, soldier, auto-mechanic, driver to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--a man with a long cherished dream of absolute freedom, and the first bank-robber to use a getaway car; an anarchist who felt it his duty to lash out at bourgeois society, staking his all. A tragically romantic hero, Jules Bonnot emerges from these pages as a wounded dreamer who was to deeply affect the lives of so many other unforgettable characters. Beautifully illustrated by Flavio Constantini.
An epistolary tale told through a series of seventeen letters by men describes their affairs and desperate entreaties for replies that may never come, in a work that culminates in a single, eighteenth letter by a distant, implacable woman who sympathetically answers their pleas. Original.
Author: Ann Morgan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places--just for fun, and just for one day--and Ellie refuses to switch back. Everything of Helen's, from her toys to her friends to her identity, now belongs to her sister. With those around her oblivious to her plight, the girl who used to be Helen loses her sense of self and withdraws into a spiral of behavioral problems, delinquency, and mental illness. In time, she's not even sure of her memory of the switch. Twenty-five years later, she receives a call that threatens to pull her back into her sister's dangerous orbit. Will she take this chance to face her past?
Author: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A richly evocative tale of a woman's struggle for life and love A triumphant follow-up to Simonetta Agnello Hornby's internationally acclaimed The Almond Picker, this entertaining new novel is an intricate family saga interwoven with violent passions, cruelty, deceit, and the abuse of power. The Marchesa is an eyeopening historical drama about a remarkable woman and her extraordinary family, and the complex, often abusive relations that mark the lives of master and servant, brother and sister, husband and wife. Costanza Safamita, beloved daughter of Baron Domenico Safamita, is a precious but unusual child. Redhaired, gawky, and shy, she is considered an outsider by many on the family estate, but her adoring father makes her sole heir to the Safamita fortune, and then everything changes—for them and for her. Now she must conquer glittering, alien Palermo—where, uncertain of her future, she falls in love with a charming, dissolute young marchese whose sexual appetite she fears she cannot satiate. The Marchesa's brave, unusual story offers an unprecedented woman's perspective on the incestuous hypocrisy of the Sicilian aristocracy during a dramatic time in its history, as the Bourbon monarchy collapsed, the Mafia rose to power, and Palermo's decadent aristocracy began its inevitable decline. These themes are flawlessly woven into the fabric of Costanza's triumphant life, so that The Marchesa becomes not only an unforgettable human tale but a masterly fresco of a vanished world.
The young, middle-class Jewish narrator recounts his relationship with the Finzi-Continis, an insular, upper-class Jewish family, in Ferrara on the eve of World War II and the family's blindness to impending destruction. 10,000 first printing.
Le vite di Pollastri e Girardengo ebbero corsi paralleli, e non solo a causa della comune discendenza novese. I testimoni sono concordi: Sante e Costante erano amici, e continuarono a vedersi negli anni della latitanza, si rispettavano e si tenevano informati l'un l'altro. Entrambi provenivano da quella genia tra ligure, francese e piemontese forgiata dalla fame e dal freddo. Entrambi vissero una dura storia di emancipazione dalla miseria. Sante, a dispetto dei suoi crimini (uccise quindici carabinieri) e di tre ergastoli, aveva un senso tutto suo della giustizia. Costante fu il primo campionissimo del ciclismo italiano.
Pino Cacucci offers us an affectionate, fast-paced but accurate account of the life of the extraordinary Jules Bonnot - car enthusiast, chauffeur, worker, soldier, bank robber - a man with a long-cherished dream of absolute freedom; an anarchist who felt it his duty to challenge bourgeois society, staking his all.
Women Who Love Too Much
Author: Robin Norwood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Updated with a new foreword and revised text, a twentieth anniversary release of a top-selling reference counsels women on how to end destructive cycles of co-dependence and misogyny, in a guide that shares case histories of women who have ended or improved relationships with emotionally unavailable, addicted, or unfaithful partners. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Quo Vadis, Baby?
Author: Grazia Verasani
"A female private detective in Bologna attempts to unravel the circumstances surrounding her sister's death"--
Author: Ben Hills
The tragic true story of Japan's Crown Princess-with a new afterword by the author. It's the fantasy of many young women: marry a handsome prince, move into a luxurious palace, and live happily ever after. But that's not how it turned out for Masako Owada. Ben Hills's fascinating portrait of Princess Masako and the Chrysanthemum Throne draws on research in Tokyo and rural Japan, at Oxford and Harvard, and from more than sixty interviews with Japanese, American, British, and Australian sources-many of whom have never spoken publicly before-shedding light on the royal family's darkest secrets, secrets that can never be openly discussed in Japan because of the reverence in which the emperor and his family are held. But most of all, this is a story about a love affair that went tragically wrong. The paperback edition will contain a new afterword by the author, discussing the impact this book had in Japan, where it was banned.
The Art of Loving
Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Open Road Media
The landmark bestseller that changed the way we think about love: “Every line is packed with common sense, compassion, and realism” (Fortune). The Art of Loving is a rich and detailed guide to love—an achievement reached through maturity, practice, concentration, and courage. In the decades since the book’s release, its words and lessons continue to resonate. Erich Fromm, a celebrated psychoanalyst and social psychologist, clearly and sincerely encourages the development of our capacity for and understanding of love in all of its facets. He discusses the familiar yet misunderstood romantic love, the all-encompassing brotherly love, spiritual love, and many more. A challenge to traditional Western notions of love, The Art of Loving is a modern classic about taking care of ourselves through relationships with others by the New York Times–bestselling author of To Have or To Be? and Escape from Freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
A historical novel reflecting the Sicily of the end of the 19th century.