Obbedire è meglio
Author: Costanza Miriano
Publisher: Marsilio Editori spa
Tutti cerchiamo il segreto della felicità. Qualcuno vorrebbe convincerci che si trova nell’assoluta libertà. E se, al contrario, quel segreto si nascondesse nell’obbedienza? Obbedienza a come la natura ci ha creati, alle regole di saggezza che i secoli hanno tramandato; obbedienza alla propria vocazione, ai consigli di chi ne sa, e perfino a quel marito o a quella moglie il cui amore forse è da riscoprire. Insomma, non fidiamoci troppo di noi, dei nostri sentimenti a volte strampalati, ma indossiamo, quando ce n’è bisogno, un abito di umiltà. I problemi, anche quelli più difficili, appariranno in una luce diversa e cominceranno a risolversi. Costanza Miriano, diventata un caso internazionale per i suoi libri anticonformisti sul matrimonio, racconta, con spirito vulcanico, la propria vita, frenetica e divertente quattro figli, due lavori e quella dei suoi amici molto speciali, che lei chiama la Compagnia dell’agnello. In dieci capitoli popolati da eroi della vita quotidiana alle prese con piccole e grandi battaglie, per le quali le energie sembrano non bastare mai, ci vengono presentati altrettanti esempi virtuosi di uomini e donne che ce la fanno: a tenere unita la famiglia, a crescere i figli, a rimboccarsi le maniche sul lavoro, a non avere paura degli anni che passano. A ognuno di noi è capitato un posto di combattimento, una piccola fetta di trincea. L’importante è sapere che accettare la realtà, non ribellarvisi, farsi docili e ascoltare le ragioni degli altri, ci rende molto più forti.
Wives, be submissive? Really? Well, yeah and here s why it will lead to a more fulfilling marriage and life! In Marry Him and Be Submissive, Constanza Miriano dishes on all the hurdles and difficulties that real women face in dating, marriage, and motherhood. In a series of letters to her closest friends, Miriano offers sage, frank, and hilarious advice."
The Red Horse
Author: Eugenio Corti
Publisher: Ignatius Press
A literary phenomenon in Italy, this European best-seller was voted the best Italian novel of the decade in a public survey. Its success has gone way beyond Italy, having been translated into Spanish, French, Japanese and 3 other languages. This epic historical novel about World War II and after, written from the author's own personal experiences as an Italian Freedom Fighter, is a profoundly moving account of the war, those who fought in it on both sides, and the effects the war had on families in the author's hometown in northern Italy. On a wider scale, it is a faithful witness to the actual events of the war-including the historic personages who appear, the Russian campaign, the Nazi barbarism, the Communist gulag, the North Italian resistance, and beyond to the political life in the two decades after the war. This world, filled with powerful personalities, drama and clashing armies, bathes in the complex light of the truth. A truly great historical novel with its epic scope, what makes this a masterpiece is the underlying spiritual dimensions of the protagonist, his family and friends, which illuminates the ongoing tragedy of the war and its aftermath. In the end, it is a story of faith and hope in a world reduced to barbarism and cruelty.
Author: Adolfo Albertazzi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Novelle umoristiche by Adolfo Albertazzi Nacque l'8 settembre 1866 a Bologna, da madre oriunda imolese e da padre anch'esso romagnolo. Studiò da prima per prepararsi all'Accademia Militare di Torino, ma dai suoi stessi maestri fu consigliato e indotto a prendere la via delle lettere. Laureato nel 1890, per due anni insegnò al Ginnasio Guinizelli di Bologna, d'onde passò successivamente agli Istituti Tecnici di Foggia e di Mantova. Le polemiche erudite suscitate dal suo lavoro Romanzieri e romanzi del 500 e del 600, per il quale il Carducci gli ottenne il premio Vittorio Emanuele dell'Università di Bologna, lo persuasero che non sarebbe più riuscito, - appunto perchè "carducciano" - a far carriera e si tenne pago dell'Istituto Tecnico di Bologna, senza più partecipare ad alcun concorso. Adolfo Albertazzi scrisse e pubblicò per trenta anni novelle e romanzi che gli valsero un'estesa notorietà e una viva simpatia. Semplice e probo nella vita e nel lavoro, egli divise il suo tempo fra le cure dell'insegnamento, a cui rimase sempre fedele, e la solitudine della sua villetta di Castel San Pietro, dove, sorridente e gentile alle cose semplici e buone della terra, cercò e trovò la sua ispirazione al lavoro indefesso. Un suo giovine estimatore, che scrisse della sua vita e delle sue abitudini, narra che il buon Albertazzi si alzava al massimo alle sei e si metteva al lavoro We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
Only Love Creates
Author: Fabio Rosini
Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Italy's most popular Catholic priest-author translated into English for the first time. Common do-good-ism is all around, but Fr. Fabio Rosini says, we no longer know what mercy is - and mercy is more essential than ever before. We confuse mercy with generic compassion, forgiveness, or acceptance. But mercy is something completely different. It is an act, a work, a knowledge, a care, the fruit of a relationship with other people. It springs up not from humans but from one's relationship with God. It is therefore a work of God, and not of ourselves. Fr. Fabio helps readers understand that we cannot live without mercy, because the deepest happiness in life is to care for others. And Pope Francis has shown by first-hand example - often upsetting his more conservative detractors - that showing God's mercy is the most essential quality of every follower of Christ, even a Pope.
Set the Stage!
Author: Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Colleen Ryan-Scheutz
Publisher: Yale University Press
Set the Stage! is a collection of essays on teaching Italian language, literature, and culture through theater. From theoretical background to course models, this book provides all the resources that teachers and students need to incorporate the rich and abundant Italian theater tradition into the curriculum. Features of the book include- the Director's Handbook, a comprehensive guide with detailed instructions for every step of the process, from choosing a text to the final performance, - an exclusive interview with Nobel laureate Dario Fo, - a foreword by prize-winning author Dacia Maraini.
These are the documents that make history, and perhaps more than any of his other writings they distill the essence of the Holy Father's thought. Here they are in one meticulously prepared volume. The texts are the official Vatican translations, not unreliable "inclusive language" paraphrases. Extensive introductions place each encyclical in history, summarize the main points, and relate it to the other encyclicals. An essential reference for every school or parish library, and hours of thought-provoking reading for any sincere seeker of truth.
Author: Jayne Lyons, Victor Rivas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
At the time of his first transformation, a young werewolf of noble and proud ancestry is driven from his pack when, instead of turning into a fierce wolf, he changes into a little black poodle.
A provocative feminist analysis of the moral panics of sexuality, this interdisciplinary edited collection showcases the range of historical and contemporary crises we too often suppress, including vagina dentata, vampires, cannibalism, age appropriateness, breast cancer, menstrual panics, and sex education.
Ents, Elves, and Eriador
Author: Matthew Dickerson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Many readers drawn into the heroic tales of J. R. R. Tolkien’s imaginary world of Middle-earth have given little conscious thought to the importance of the land itself in his stories or to the vital roles played by the flora and fauna of that land. As a result, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion are rarely considered to be works of environmental literature or mentioned together with such authors as John Muir, Rachel Carson, or Aldo Leopold. Tolkien’s works do not express an activist agenda; instead, his environmentalism is expressed in the form of literary fiction. Nonetheless, Tolkien’s vision of nature is as passionate and has had as profound an influence on his readers as that of many contemporary environmental writers. The burgeoning field of agrarianism provides new insights into Tolkien’s view of the natural world and environmental responsibility. In Ents, Elves, and Eriador, Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans show how Tolkien anticipated some of the tenets of modern environmentalism in the imagined world of Middle-earth and the races with which it is peopled. The philosophical foundations that define Tolkien’s environmentalism, as well as the practical outworking of these philosophies, are found throughout his work. Agrarianism is evident in the pastoral lifestyle and sustainable agriculture of the Hobbits, as they harmoniously cultivate the land for food and goods. The Elves practice aesthetic, sustainable horticulture as they shape their forest environs into an elaborate garden. To complete Tolkien’s vision, the Ents of Fangorn Forest represent what Dickerson and Evans label feraculture, which seeks to preserve wilderness in its natural form. Unlike the Entwives, who are described as cultivating food in tame gardens, the Ents risk eventual extinction for their beliefs. These ecological philosophies reflect an aspect of Christian stewardship rooted in Tolkien’s Catholic faith. Dickerson and Evans define it as “stewardship of the kind modeled by Gandalf,” a stewardship that nurtures the land rather than exploiting its life-sustaining capacities to the point of exhaustion. Gandalfian stewardship is at odds with the forces of greed exemplified by Sauron and Saruman, who, with their lust for power, ruin the land they inhabit, serving as a dire warning of what comes to pass when stewardly care is corrupted or ignored. Dickerson and Evans examine Tolkien’s major works as well as his lesser-known stories and essays, comparing his writing to that of the most important naturalists of the past century. A vital contribution to environmental literature and an essential addition to Tolkien scholarship, Ents, Elves, and Eriador offers both Tolkien fans and environmentalists an understanding of Middle-earth that has profound implications for environmental stewardship in the present and the future of our own world.
The Council of Egypt
Author: Leonardo Sciascia
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
The Benedictine whisked a brush of multicoloured feathers over the top of the book, puffed out his plump cheeks like the god of winds in an old nautical map, blew black dust from the leather cover, and, with a shiver of what in the circumstances seemed delicate trepidation, laid the volume open on the table. Palermo, 1783: The barons pursue feuds and petty plotting. Their wives indulge in forbidden French novels. And the porcine abbot Vella, eager to curry favour with Naples, 'invents' an ancient Arabic chronicle, The Council of Egypt, that rewrites Sicilian history.
"......the hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of woman is being achieved in all its fullness..." as Vatican II affirmed. In this work, a woman speaks to women simply, warmly, humbly........ [from back cover.]