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Forse non tutti sanno che a Roma... Curiosità, storie inedite, misteri, aneddoti storici e luoghi sconosciuti della città eterna
Author: Ilaria Beltramme
Publisher: Tradizioni italiane
ISBN: 8822710738
Pages: 409
Year: 2017
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Forse non tutti sanno che a Roma...
Author: Ilaria Beltramme
Publisher: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854173665
Pages: 416
Year: 2014-11-20
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Curiosità, storie inedite, misteri, aneddoti storici, e luoghi sconosciuti della Città Eterna Dall’autrice del bestseller 101 cose da fare a Roma almeno una volta nella vita, oltre 200.000 copie vendute Storie minime, storie grandi, itinerari “diversi” all’interno della Roma più turistica: un libro-miscellanea che parla della Città Eterna presentando le curiosità romane in forma aneddotica, ma sempre con rigore, fedele tanto alle ricerche storiche, quanto alla tradizione popolare. Si parte dalla curiosità più antica, relativa alla nascita dell’Urbe, fino ad arrivare alla contemporaneità, dall’epoca antica al terzo millennio. Dai personaggi dimenticati, dalla Roma sparita alle prostitute romane, passando per la storia più “alta”, fino a giungere ai laghi comparsi di recente e alla street-art: Forse non tutti sanno che a Roma... è un viaggio che conduce il lettore attraverso il passato, a volte ignorato, di alcuni monumenti, facendogli scoprire itinerari turistici meno battuti, che però raccontano, nel complesso, la storia della città e del suo volto dalle mille sfaccettature. Forse non tutti sanno che a Roma... ...Il Santuario siriaco sul Gianicolo è stato l’ultimo tempio pagano della città ...A via degli Acquasparta visse Fiammetta, la cortigiana di Cesare Borgia ...Michel de Montaigne scovò una chiesa in cui si celebravano matrimoni fra uomini ...Durante il Rinascimento c’era un ghetto anche per le prostitute e si chiamava l’OrtaccioIlaria Beltrammeè nata a Roma nel 1973 e spera di morirci vecchia e felice il più tardi possibile. Appassionata della sua città e di storia dell’arte, è anche traduttrice di fumetti e romanzi. È ancora convinta che il Tevere sia una divinità. Con la Newton Compton ha pubblicato 101 cose da fare a Roma almeno una volta nella vita, 101 perché sulla storia di Roma che non puoi non sapere, Forse non tutti sanno che a Roma... e i romanzi La società segreta degli eretici e Il papa guerriero.
Tribune of Rome
Author: Robert Fabbri
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 085789482X
Pages: 496
Year: 2014-04-01
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One man, born in rural obscurity, destined to become one of Rome's greatest Emperors26 AD: 16-year-old Vespasian leaves his family farm for Rome, his sights set on finding a patron and following his brother into the army, but he discovers a city in turmoil and an Empire on the brink. The aging emperor Tiberius is in seclusion on Capri, leaving Rome in the iron grip of Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard. Sejanus is ruler of the Empire in all but name, but many fear that isn't enough for him. Sejanus' spies are everywhere—careless words at a dinner party can be as dangerous as a barbarian arrow. Vespasian is totally out of his depth, making dangerous enemies (and even more dangerous friends—like the young Caligula) and soon finds himself ensnared in a conspiracy against Tiberius. With the situation in Rome deteriorating, Vespasian flees the city to take up a position as tribune in an unfashionable legion on the Balkan frontier. Even here, rebellion is in the air and unblooded and inexperienced, Vespasian must lead his men in savage battle with hostile mountain tribes. Vespasian will soon realize that he can't escape Roman politics any more than he can escape his destiny.
Julius Caesar
Author: Luciano Canfora
Publisher:
ISBN: 0748619364
Pages: 392
Year: 2007
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This book is a splendid profile of an extraordinary man, and a radically new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history.Caesar played a leading role in the politics and culture of a world empire, dwarfing his contemporaries in ambition, achievement and appetite. For that, he has occupied a central place in the political imagination of Europe ever since. Yet he remains something of an enigma, struck down by his own lieutenants because he could be neither comprehended nor contained. In surviving evidence he emerges as incommensurate and nonpareil, just beyond the horizons of contemporary political thought and understanding.The result of Luciano Canfora's many years of research is a fascinating portrait of the Roman dictator, combining the evidence of political history and psychology. The product of a comprehensive study of the ancient sources, it paints an astonishingly detailed portrait of a complex personality whose mission of 'Romanisation' lies at the root of modern Europe.Key Features* Easy, engaging and pleasurable to read* About 42 chronological studies of events create a full portrait of Caesar and the contemporary Roman background* Space is devoted to the details surrounding his assassination
The Exorcist
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062094378
Pages: 400
Year: 2011-10-04
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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel’s fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS’s Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark. Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is “just a story.” Published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.
The Trail to Buddha's Mirror
Author: Don Winslow
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453206221
Pages: 300
Year: 2010-12-14
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The popular mystery from New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow—now available as an ebook Book two of the Neal Carey mystery series: PI Neal Carey is back on the hunt—this time on a chase across the back alleys and backwoods of China in pursuit of a missing scientist and his beautiful mistress After a case gone bad, all PI Neal Carey wants to do is drop off the face of the earth. Instead, he’s asked to travel halfway around the world in pursuit of an AWOL scientist who’s taken a lucrative chemical formula to China. When Carey learns the scientist has fallen in love and shacked up with a beautiful woman, he figures he’ll solve the case in no time. But in the twisting streets of Hong Kong and vast reaches of China’s wilderness, Carey finds secrets that run deeper than a simple love affair—secrets that threaten to once again tear his life apart. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Don Winslow, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Ernesto
Author: Umberto Saba
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681370824
Pages: 130
Year: 2017
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In English, translated from the Italian.
The Garden Of The Finzi-continis
Author: Giorgio Bassani
Publisher: Everymans Library
ISBN: 1400044227
Pages: 246
Year: 2005
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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.
Adua
Author: Igiaba Scego
Publisher: New Vessel Press
ISBN: 1939931479
Pages: 185
Year: 2017-05-22
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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.
The Intruder
Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 331
Year: 1919
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Romanitas
Author: Sophia McDougall
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 0575110368
Pages: 608
Year: 2011-05-19
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In 2756 AC (2003 AD in Christian terms), magnetic railways span Roman territory from Persia to Terranova, and mechanised crucifixes are ranked along the banks of the Thames. As volume one of ROMANITAS opens, Marcus Novius Faustus Leo, heir apparent to the Imperial throne, is mourning the death of his parents following a tragic accident. However, as information about the last days of his father's life becomes known, Marcus realises that his father's death was no accident - and that his own life is in danger. Meanwhile, an escaped slave girl called Una, who possesses the power to see inside others' minds, struggles to save her brother, Sulien, from a London prison ship. In a fortune teller's stall in a Gallic flea-market, Marcus, Una and Sulien's paths cross. Now the fate of the Empire rests on their shoulders ...
The Eiffel Tower, and Other Mythologies
Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520209826
Pages: 151
Year: 1997
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In this appealing and luminous collection of essays, Roland Barthes examines the mundane and exposes hidden texts, causing the reader to look afresh at the famous landmark and symbol of Paris, and also at the Tour de France, the visit to Paris of Billy Graham, the flooding of the Seine - and other shared events and aspects of everyday experience.
Nikolski
Author: Nicolas Dickner
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307375803
Pages: 304
Year: 2010-03-09
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Selected as the 2010 CBC Canada Reads Winner! Awards for the French-language edition: Prix des libraires 2006 Prix littéraire des collégiens 2006 Prix Anne-Hébert 2006 (Best first book) Prix Printemps des Lecteurs–Lavinal Intricately plotted and shimmering with originality, Nikolski charts the curious and unexpected courses of personal migration, and shows how they just might eventually lead us to home. In the spring of 1989, three young people, born thousands of miles apart, each cut themselves adrift from their birthplaces and set out to discover what — or who — might anchor them in their lives. They each leave almost everything behind, carrying with them only a few artefacts of their lives so far — possessions that have proven so formative that they can’t imagine surviving without them — but also the accumulated memories of their own lives and family histories. Noah, who was taught to read using road maps during a life of nomadic travels with his mother — their home being a 1966 Bonneville station wagon with a silver trailer — decides to leave the prairies for university in Montreal. But putting down roots there turns out to be a more transitory experience than he expected. Joyce, stifled by life in a remote village on Quebec’s Lower North Shore, and her overbearing relatives, hitches a ride into Montreal, spurred on by a news story about a modern-day cyber-pirate and the spirit of her own buccaneer ancestors. While her daily existence remains surprisingly routine —working at a fish shop in Jean-Talon market, dumpster-diving at night for necessities — it’s her Internet piracy career that takes off. And then there’s the unnamed narrator, who we first meet clearing out his deceased mother’ s house on Montreal’s South Shore, and who decides to move into the city to start a new life. There he finds his true home among books, content to spend his days working in a used bookstore and journeying though the many worlds books open up for him. Over the course of the next ten years, Noah, Joyce and the unnamed bookseller will sometimes cross paths, and sometimes narrowly miss each other, as they all pass through one vibrant neighbourhood on Montreal’s Plateau. Their journeys seem remarkably unformed, more often guided by the prevailing winds than personal will, yet their stories weave in and out of other wondrous tales — stories about such things as fearsome female pirates, urban archaeologists, unexpected floods, fish of all kinds, a mysterious book without a cover and a dysfunctional compass whose needle obstinately points to the remote Aleutian village of Nikolski. And it is in the magical accumulation of those details around the edges of their lives that we begin to know these individuals as part of a greater whole, and ultimately realize that anchors aren’t at all permanent, really; rather, they’re made to be hoisted up and held in reserve until their strength is needed again. From the Hardcover edition.
I Hadn't Understood
Author: Diego De Silva
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609458982
Pages: 356
Year: 2012-02-28
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Malinconico is a Neapolitan lawyer without a single case. He goes through the motions every day, leaving for the office punctually, shuffling papers when he gets to the studio he shares with a group of un-gainfully employed professionals like him. His personal life is a shambles: his wife has left him, his two teenage children are rife with adolescent angst and busy screwing their lives up royally. And his professional life, as noted, is nonexistent. But one day a miracle occurs. Indeed, two! The first is that he is assigned a case. And not any old case! He has been named the defense attorney for a member of the Neapolitan underground, Mimmo the Burzone. The second miracle bears the name Alessandra Persiana-the most beautiful woman to ever grace the Neapolitan courthouses -who, it appears, has fallen in love with Malinconico. However, the real miracle for readers in this rollicking novel is the hilarious and eccentric voice of Vincenzio Malinconico. The novel orbits around the bizarre and irresistible mind of Malinconico, a mind that pauses to contemplate every aspect of the life he sees before him, the life he has lived, his memories and his future; a voice that seduces, entertains, and moves the reader from the first page to the last.
If Venice Dies
Author: Salvatore Settis
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1487001576
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-09-10
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What is Venice worth? To whom does this urban treasure belong? This eloquent book by the internationally renowned art historian Salvatore Settis urgently poses these questions, igniting a new debate about the Pearl of the Adriatic and cultural patrimony at large. Venetians are increasingly abandoning their hometown — there’s now only one resident for every 140 visitors — and Venice’s fragile fate has become emblematic of the future of historic cities everywhere as it capitulates to tourists and those who profit from them. In If Venice Dies, a fiery blend of history and cultural analysis, Settis argues that “hit-and-run” visitors are turning landmark urban settings into shopping malls and theme parks. He warns that Western civilization’s prime achievements face impending ruin from mass tourism and global cultural homogenization. This is a passionate plea to secure Venice’s future, written with consummate authority, wide-ranging erudition and élan.