Ragazzi Di Zinco Book PDF, EPUB Download & Read Online Free

Ragazzi di zinco

Ragazzi di zinco

Author: Svetlana Aleksievič
Publisher: E/O Edizioni
ISBN: 8866323136
Pages: 316
Year: 2012-12-28T00:00:00+01:00
Premio Nobel per la Letteratura 2015 Dopo averci fatto ascoltare in Preghiera per Černobyl’ le voci delle vittime del disastro nucleare, Svetlana Aleksievič fa parlare qui i protagonisti di un’altra grande tragedia della storia sovietica: la guerra in Afghanistan tra il 1979 e il 1989. Un milione di ragazzi e ragazze partiti per sostenere la “grande causa internazionalista e patriottica”; almeno quattordicimila di loro rimpatriati chiusi nelle casse di zinco e sepolti di nascosto, nottetempo; cinquantamila feriti; mezzo milione di vittime afgane; torture, droga, atrocità, malattie, vergogna, disperazione... Gli afgancy, i ragazzi che la guerra ha trasformato in assassini, raccontano ciò che si è voluto nascondere. Accanto a loro, un’altra guerra. Quella delle infermiere e delle impiegate che partirono per avventura e patriottismo. E soprattutto le madri. Dolenti, impietose, stanche, coraggiose. «Quello che potrebbe risultare un mero catalogo di orrori assume al contrario la commovente potenza evocativa del coro di una tragedia greca. Dove ogni singola voce, con il suo specifico carico di dolore, contribuisce alla ricostruzione di una storia collettiva ancora terribilmente palpitante». (Franco Marcoaldi, La Repubblica)
Adua

Adua

Author: Igiaba Scego
Publisher: New Vessel Press
ISBN: 1939931479
Pages: 185
Year: 2017-05-22
Adua, an immigrant from Somalia to Italy, has lived in Italy nearly forty years. She came seeking freedom from a strict father and an oppressive regime, but her dreams of becoming a film star ended in shame. A searing novel about a young immigrant woman's dream of finding freedom in Rome and the bittersweet legacies of her African past.
Hold Your Own

Hold Your Own

Author: Kate Tempest
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632862069
Pages: 128
Year: 2015-03-10
My heart throws its head against my ribs, / it's denting every bone it's venting something it has known since I arrived and felt it beat. Kate Tempest, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Brand New Ancients and widely regarded as the UK's leading spoken word poet, has produced a new poem-sequence of electrifying power. Based on the myth of the blind prophet Tiresias, Hold Your Own is a riveting tale of youth and experience, sex and love, wealth and poverty, community and alienation. Walking in the forest one morning, a young man disturbs two copulating snakes--and is punished by the goddess Hera, who turns him into a woman. This is only the beginning of his journey . . . Weaving elements of classical myth, autobiography and social commentary, Tempest uses the story of the gender-switching, clairvoyant Tiresias to create four sequences of poems, addressing childhood, manhood, womanhood, and late life. The result is a rhythmically hypnotic tour de force--and a hugely ambitious leap forward for one of the most broadly talented and compelling young writers today.
Il catino di zinco

Il catino di zinco

Author: Margaret Mazzantini
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852034102
Pages: 144
Year: 2013-04-16
Al centro di questo romanzo, il primo scritto da Margaret Mazzantini, c'è l'esistenza drammatica di una donna coerente e volitiva, che riesce sempre a conservare con coraggio e tenacia la sua indipendenza interiore. È Antenora, eroina di un mondo arcaico, nel quale, pur confinata all'interno delle mura, esercita un matriarcato energico e indiscusso. Valori netti e semplici, sentimenti forti ed esclusivi la renderanno capace di affrontare dittature, guerre, e la difficile ricostruzione, senza mai perdersi d'animo. Di fronte alla sua morte, una donna di un'altra generazione, la nipote, ne tratteggia un superbo ed evocativo ritratto. Un romanzo intenso e coinvolgente costruito attorno a una donna in grado di essere sempre se stessa nonostante l?ostilità del mondo e della storia.
Mud City

Mud City

Author: Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 1554980275
Pages: 176
Year: 2003-09-01
The third book in the internationally-bestselling series that includes The Breadwinner, Mud City and My Name Is Parvana Parvana’s best friend, Shauzia, has escaped the misery of her life in Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. But she still dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France. This is the dream that has sustained her through the terrible years in Kabul. It is the dream for which she has forsaken family and friends. But it is hard to imagine herself in a field of purple lavender when she is living in the Widows’ Compound of a muddy, crowded refugee camp outside Peshawar. Even worse, the compound is run by Mrs. Weera, Shauzia’s bossy phys ed teacher from Kabul, who insists that Shauzia be useful and make the best of a dismal situation. Shauzia finally decides to leave the camp and try her luck on the streets. She is determined to earn money to buy her passage out of the country. Peshawar is dangerous and full of desperately poor and wandering children like herself, but she has Jasper, the dog who followed her down from a shepherds’ camp in the mountains. And she knows how to masquerade as a boy and comb the streets for jobs. She figures she knows how to survive. But life as a street kid is dangerous and terrifying, and even with the advantages of a strong will, brave spirit and good luck, Shauzia soon discovers that the old choices are not so easy any more. This is a powerful and very human story of a feisty, driven girl who tries to take control of her own life. The reissue includes a new cover and map, and an updated author’s note and glossary to provide young readers with background and context. Royalties from the sale of this book will go to Street Kids International.
The Stone Bridge

The Stone Bridge

Author: Alexander Terekhov
Publisher: Glagoslav Publications B.V. via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1909156663
Pages: 500
Year: 2014-03-31
On June 3, 1943 at the Stone Bridge in Moscow a tragedy took place that shocked the political elite of that time and became the starting point of an investigation into other historical and political facts. Nina Umanskaya, the daughter of a Soviet diplomat, was murdered by her classmate and admirer, Volodya Shakhurin, son of a People's Commissar. After that the young man shot himself. The search for truth of the Stone Bridge incident requires the reader’s patience: the historical authenticity of this work is supported by testimonies of witnesses trying to avoid an uncomfortable interrogation, supported by illustrations, documents and chronicles.
Il lavoro della talpa

Il lavoro della talpa

Author: Gianfranco Tortorelli
Publisher: Edizioni Pendragon
ISBN: 8883426118
Pages: 195
Year: 2008

The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine

The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine

Author: Alina Bronsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 160945958X
Pages: 262
Year: 2011-04-26
Rosa Achmetowna is the outrageously mischeivous narrator of this rollicking family saga from the author of Broken Glass Park. When she discovers that her seventeen-year-old daughter, “stupid Sulfia,” is pregnant by an unknown man she does everything to thwart the pregnancy, employing a variety of folkloric home remedies. But despite her best efforts the baby, Aminat, is born nine months later at Soviet Birthing Center Number 134. Much to Rosa’s surprise and delight, dark eyed Aminat is a Tartar through and through and instantly becomes the apple of her grandmother’s eye. While her good for nothing husband Kalganow spends his days feeding pigeons and contemplating death at the city park, Rosa wages an epic struggle to wrestle Aminat away from Sulfia, whom she considers a woefully inept mother. When Aminat, now a wild and willful teenager, catches the eye of a sleazy German cookbook writer researching Tartar cuisine, Rosa is quick to broker a deal that will guarantee all three women a passage out of the Soviet Union. But as soon as they are settled in the West, the uproariously dysfunctional ties that bind mother, daughter and grandmother begin to fray. Told with sly humor and an anthropologist’s eye for detail, The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine is the story of three unforgettable women whose destinies are tangled up in a family dynamic that is at turns hilarious and tragic. In her new novel, Russian-born Alina Bronsky gives readers a moving portrait of the devious limits of the will to survive.
Preghiera per Černobyl'

Preghiera per Černobyl'

Author: Svetlana Aleksievič
Publisher: E/O Edizioni
ISBN: 8866322679
Pages: 304
Year: 2012-10-24T00:00:00+02:00
Premio Nobel per la Letteratura 2015 «Questo libro non parla di Černobyl’ in quanto tale, ma del suo mondo. Proprio di ciò che conosciamo meno. O quasi per niente. A interessarmi non era l’avvenimento in sé, vale a dire cosa era successo e per colpa di chi, bensì le impressioni, i sentimenti delle persone che hanno toccato con mano l’ignoto. Il mistero. Černobyl’ è un mistero che dobbiamo ancora risolvere... Questa è la ricostruzione non degli avvenimenti, ma dei sentimenti. Per tre anni ho viaggiato e fatto domande a persone di professioni, destini, generazioni e temperamenti diversi. Credenti e atei. Contadini e intellettuali. Černobyl’ è il principale contenuto del loro mondo. Esso ha avvelenato ogni cosa che hanno dentro, e anche attorno, e non solo l’acqua e la terra. Tutto il loro tempo. Questi uomini e queste donne sono stati i primi a vedere ciò che noi possiamo soltanto supporre... Più di una volta ho avuto l’impressione che in realtà io stessi annotando il futuro». (Svetlana Aleksievič)
La tavola della salute

La tavola della salute

Author: Catherine Kousmine
Publisher: Giunti Editore
ISBN: 8809033353
Pages: 415
Year: 2004

Delle malattie dei bambini e loro cura

Delle malattie dei bambini e loro cura

Author: Ferdinando Copasso
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 412
Year: 1892

Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg

Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg

Author: Ben Stewart
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1620971100
Pages: 336
Year: 2015-05-05
Russia’s oil rigs to move north. But one early September morning in 2013 thirty men and women from eighteen countries—the crew of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise—decide to draw a line in the ice and protest the drilling in the Arctic. Thrown together by a common cause, they are determined to stop Putin and the oligarchs. But their protest is met with brutal force as Putin’s commandos seize the Arctic Sunrise. Held under armed guard by masked men, they are charged with piracy and face fifteen years in Russia’s nightmarish prison system. Ben Stewart—who spearheaded the campaign to release the Arctic 30—tells an astonishing tale of passion, courage, brutality, and survival. With wit, verve, and candor, he chronicles the extraordinary friendships the activists made with their often murderous cellmates, their battle to outwit the prison guards, and the struggle to stay true to the cause that brought them there.
Let Them Eat Chaos

Let Them Eat Chaos

Author: Kate Tempest
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632868784
Pages: 80
Year: 2017-01-03
Let Them Eat Chaos, Kate Tempest's new long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices. Seven neighbors inhabit the same London street, but are all unknown to each other. The clock freezes in the small hours, and one by one we see directly into their lives: lives that are damaged, disenfranchised, lonely, broken, addicted, and all, apparently, without hope. Then a great storm breaks over London, and brings them out into the night to face each other--and their own last chance to connect. Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but she counters this with a plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired to divide us, and mend the broken home of our own planet while we still have time. Let Them Eat Chaos is a cri de cœur and a call to action, and, both on the page and in Tempest's electric performance, one of the most powerful poetic statements of the year.
Unwomanly Face of War

Unwomanly Face of War

Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141983531
Pages: 256
Year: 2018-09
Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a once absolutely male world, have women not stood up for their history? A whole world is hidden from us. Their war remains unknown . . . I want to write the history of that war. A women's history.' In the late 1970s, Svetlana Alexievich set out to write her first book, The Unwomanly Face of War, when she realized that she grew up surrounded by women who had fought in the Second World War but whose stories were absent from official narratives. Travelling thousands of miles, she spent years interviewing hundreds of Soviet women - captains, tank drivers, snipers, pilots, nurses and doctors - who had experienced the war on the front lines, on the home front and in occupied territories. With the dawn of Perestroika, a heavily censored edition came out in 1985 and it became a huge bestseller in the Soviet Union - the first in five books that have established her as the conscience of the twentieth century.
Morning Sea

Morning Sea

Author: Margaret Mazzantini
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780746342
Pages: 144
Year: 2015-04-14
When Farid’s beautiful young mother Jamila tries to escape Libya by boat, it is the first time that Farid will see the sea. This is the same sea into which Vito stares from a beach on the opposite side – Farid and Jamila’s destination. But unfortunately, the Mediterranean does not fulfil its promise of a new life for the two young refugees. Instead, it becomes their prison. A tale of moving intensity, Morning Sea is about human migration. It is about the fate of those exiled from their houses, relatives and roots; about the violence of nature and war; and about the strength of women compelled by injustice to defend their children’s futures. With terse and astute language, Mazzantini captures perfectly the dark, uncertain quality of our times, and asks: when must we commit ourselves to the right of all humans to live with dignity and respect.