In a world of globalised media, Japanese popular culture has become a signifi cant fountainhead for images, narrative, artefacts, and identity. From Pikachu, to instantly identifi able manga memes, to the darkness of adult anime, and the hyper- consumerism of product tie- ins, Japan has bequeathed to a globalised world a rich variety of ways to imagine, communicate, and interrogate tradition and change, the self, and the technological future. Within these foci, questions of law have often not been far from the surface: the crime and justice of Astro Boy; the property and contract of Pokémon; the ecological justice of Nausicaä; Shinto’s focus on order and balance; and the anxieties of origins in J- horror. This volume brings together a range of global scholars to refl ect on and critically engage with the place of law and justice in Japan’s popular cultural legacy. It explores not only the global impact of this legacy, but what the images, games, narratives, and artefacts that comprise it reveal about law, humanity, justice, and authority in the twenty-first century.
Author: Carlo Collodi
Publisher: Penguin UK
The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child. But Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire. Heart-warming introduction by John Boyne, author of Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
Author: Carlo Collodi, Enrico Maffacini
Author: Carlo Collodi
"Le avventure di Pinocchio : storia di un burattino", nasce come racconto settimanale sul "Giornale dei bambini" nel 1881. Nel 1883 viene raccolto in volume. Originariamente le avventure di Pinocchio si concludevano nell'episodio dell'impiccagione, con la morte del burattino. Le proteste dei piccoli lettori del "Giornale dei bambini" indussero però l'autore a proseguire il racconto, che si concluse definitivamente, con la trasformazione del burattino in bambino, nel 1883. Il capolavoro di Collodi è una storia di grande carica umana: le straordinarie peripezie del ragazzo-burattino, le scoperte ora gioiose ora dolenti che egli fa del mondo e della vita, i suoi scatti di ribellione e i suoi pentimenti, la sua ansia di giustizia, le sue speranze e i suoi crucci, si compongono in un racconto nitido che è da tempo giudicato un vero classico, che oltrepassa i confini della mera letteratura per l'infanzia. Nota: gli e-book editi da E-text in collaborazione con Liber Liber sono tutti privi di DRM; si possono quindi leggere su qualsiasi lettore di e-book, si possono copiare su più dispositivi e, volendo, si possono anche modificare. Questo e-book aiuta il sito di Liber Liber, una mediateca che rende disponibili gratuitamente migliaia di capolavori della letteratura e della musica.
How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child Centuries ago there lived-- "A king!" my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.
The Man of Numbers
Author: Keith Devlin
Publisher: A&C Black
The story of the medieval genius whose 1202 book changed the course of mathematics in the West and helped bring on the modern era.
Maps of Meaning
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? Jordan Peterson offers a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.
Author: Charles Dickens
All Around the Moon
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Xist Publishing
A story about making dreams come true. "To desire a thing, and to have it, are synonymous terms with the great people of the American Republic." In this SF novel, a sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, Verne’s three travelers almost make it to the moon, flying around it in a homemade projectile. This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.
Карло Коллоди – это всемирно известный итальянский писатель и журналист, известный прежде всего своей детской сказкой «Приключения Пиноккио. История деревянной куклы». Деревянный мальчик Пиноккио очень хочет стать настоящим человеком, но чтобы претворить его мечту в реальность, судьба приготовила Пиноккио множество препятствий и испытаний: голод, холод, обман Кота и Лисы, проверку на честность и многое другое… Чем же закончатся его приключения?Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
First-prize essay in the Friends of the Library fourteenth annual book collection contest, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1980.
From Santa Claus to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Uncle Sam to Uncle Tom, here is a compelling, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining compendium of fictional trendsetters and world-shakers who have helped shape our culture and our lives. The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived offers fascinating histories of our most beloved, hated, feared, and revered invented icons and the indelible marks they made on civilization, including: # 28: Rosie the Riveter, the buff, blue-collar factory worker who helped jump-start the Women's Liberation movement # 7: Siegfried, the legendary warrior-hero of Teutonic nationalism responsible for propelling Germany into two world wars # 80: Icarus, the headstrong high-flyer who inspired the Wright brothers and humankind's dreams of defying gravity . . . while demonstrating the pressing need for flight insurance # 58: Saint Valentine, the hapless, de-canonized loser who lost his heart and head at about the same time # 43: Barbie, the bodacious plastic babe who became a role model for millions of little girls, setting an impossible standard for beauty and style
Pinocchio e Collodi
Author: Rossana Dedola
Publisher: Pearson Italia S.p.a.
Author: Carlo Ginzburg, Martin H. Ryle, Kate Soper
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Home to the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo, and the Grand Concourse, the Bronx was at one time a haven for upwardly mobile second-generation immigrants eager to leave the crowded tenements of Manhattan in pursuit of the American dream. Once hailed as a "wonder borough" of beautiful homes, parks, and universities, the Bronx became--during the 1960s and 1970s--a national symbol of urban deterioration. Thriving neighborhoods that had long been home to generations of families dissolved under waves of arson, crime, and housing abandonment, turning blocks of apartment buildings into gutted, graffiti-covered shells and empty, trash-filled lots. In this revealing history of the Bronx, Evelyn Gonzalez describes how the once-infamous New York City borough underwent one of the most successful and inspiring community revivals in American history. From its earliest beginnings as a loose cluster of commuter villages to its current status as a densely populated home for New York's growing and increasingly more diverse African American and Hispanic populations, this book shows how the Bronx interacted with and was affected by the rest of New York City as it grew from a small colony on the tip of Manhattan into a sprawling metropolis. This is the story of the clattering of elevated subways and the cacophony of crowded neighborhoods, the heady optimism of industrial progress and the despair of economic recession, and the vibrancy of ethnic cultures and the resilience of local grassroots coalitions crucial to the borough's rejuvenation. In recounting the varied and extreme transformations this remarkable community has undergone, Evelyn Gonzalez argues that it was not racial discrimination, rampant crime, postwar liberalism, or big government that was to blame for the urban crisis that assailed the Bronx during the late 1960s. Rather, the decline was inextricably connected to the same kinds of social initiatives, economic transactions, political decisions, and simple human choices that had once been central to the development and vitality of the borough. Although the history of the Bronx is unquestionably a success story, crime, poverty, and substandard housing still afflict the community today. Yet the process of building and rebuilding carries on, and the revitalization of neighborhoods and a resurgence of economic growth continue to offer hope for the future.