This voyage of exploration chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Roman patrician, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 A.D., with Imperial Rome at the height of its power.
After the Divorce
Author: Grazia Deledda
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Author: Gino Strada
Author: F. T. F. T. Marinetti
Il nostro Partito Politico Futurista è nato naturalmente dalla grande corrente spirituale del movimento artistico futurista.Unico nella storia il nostro Partito è stato concepito, voluto e attuato da un gruppo di artisti poeti, pittori, musicisti, ecc.: che, carichi di genio e di coraggio ormai provati, dopo avere svecchiato brutalmente e modernizzato l'arte italiana sono giunti logicamente ad una concezione di politica assolutamente sgombra di retorica, violentemente italiana e violentemente rivoluzionaria, libera, dinamica e armata di metodi assolutamente pratici.Poichè un passato illustre schiacciava l'Italia e un avvenire infinitamente glorioso ribolliva nel suo seno, appunto in Italia, sotto il nostro cielo troppo voluttuoso, l'energia futurista doveva nascere, dieci anni fa, organizzarsi, canalizzarsi, trovare in noi i suoi motori, i suoi apparecchi di illuminazione e di propagazione. L'Italia, più di qualunque altro paese, aveva un bisogno urgente di futurismo, poichè moriva di passatismo. L'ammalato inventò il proprio rimedio. Noi siamo i suoi medici occasionali. Il rimedio vale per gli ammalati di ogni paese.
How far would you go for Rome? Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus – Roman legionary and centurion – and of his general Scipio Aemilianus, and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of Alexander the Great's Empire, to total war in North Africa and the Siege of Carthage. Scipio's success brings him admiration and respect, but also attracts greed and jealousy – for the closest allies can become the bitterest of enemies. And then there is the dark horse, Julia, of the Caesar family – in love with Scipio but betrothed to his rival Paullus – who causes a vicious feud. Ultimately for Scipio it will come down to one question: how much is he prepared to sacrifice for his vision of Rome? Inspired by Total War: Rome II, from the bestselling Total War computer strategy game series, Destroy Carthage is the first in an epic series of novels. Not only the tale of one man's fate, it is also a journey to the core of Roman times, through a world of extraordinary military tactics and political intrigue that Rome's warriors and citizens used to cheat death.
Author: Pierpaolo Antonello
No other European country experienced the disruption of political and everyday life suffered by Italy in the so-called 'years of lead' (1969-c.1983), when there were more than 12,000 incidents of terrorist violence. This experience affected all aspects of Italian cultural life, shaping political, judicial and everyday language as well as artistic representation of every kind. In this innovative and broad-ranging study, experts from the fields of philosophy, history, media, law, cinema, theatre and literary studies trace how the experience and legacies of terrorism have determined the form and content of Italian cultural production and shaped the country's way of thinking about such events?
Author: Anne Carson
The poetry and prose collected in Plainwater are a testament to the extraordinary imagination of Anne Carson, a writer described by Michael Ondaatje as "the most exciting poet writing in English today." Succinct and astonishingly beautiful, these pieces stretch the boundaries of language and literary form, while juxtaposing classical and modern traditions. Carson envisions a present-day interview with a seventh-century BC poet, and offers miniature lectures on topics as varied as orchids and Ovid. She imagines the muse of a fifteenth-century painter attending a phenomenology conference in Italy. She constructs verbal photographs of a series of mysterious towns, and takes us on a pilgrimage in pursuit of the elusive and intimate anthropology of water. Blending the rhythm and vivid metaphor of poetry with the discursive nature of the essay, the writings in Plainwater dazzle us with their invention and enlighten us with their erudition.
Author: Luigi Magnani
Publisher: W.H. Allen
Based on the life of Karl van Beethoven.
Author: Emilio Salgari, Nico Lorenzutti
Publisher: Roh Press
The Tigers of Mompracem are a band of rebel pirates fighting against the colonial power of the Dutch and British Empires. They are led by Sandokan, the indomitable Tiger of Malaysia, and Yanez de Gomera, a Portuguese wanderer and adventurer. After twelve years of spilling blood and spreading terror throughout Malaysia, Sandokan has reached the height of his power, but when the pirate learns of the existence of the Pearl of Labuan, his fortunes begin to change...
Esposizioni in tempo reale
Author: Vittorio Fagone, Valerio Dehò, Nicoletta Leonardi, Chiara Scardoni, Spazio Oberdan (Milan, Italy)
Publisher: Damiani Editore
Franco Vaccari, born in Modena, Italy, in 1936, has shown his work at four Venice Biennales to date (1972, 1980, 1993 and 1995), the Centre Pompidou in Paris and P.S.1 in New York. He's also well known in Italy as a critic and author. Exhibitions in Real Timeis the first monograph to assemble his recurring works of that title. It focuses particularly on one early and better-known iteration, his 1972 Biennale solo show, and also documents 35 performances over the following 30 years of activity. The 1972 Exhibition in Real Time, known as Leave a Photographic Trace of Your Passing, set a simple photo kiosk into the gallery with a sign asking visitors to add a picture to the wall. It was and remains both an ideal conceptualist work and an emblem of the artist's interest in causing an event without controlling its results--revealing of both Vaccari and the era.
Author: Stuart Brett
Publisher: Bitmap Books Limited
Compilation of Japanese Super Famicom game packaging featuring around 250 titles, including many rare examples and some that have never before been documented in print, each box is presented life size, with a critique of the artwork, plus interviews with other collectors, explaining their love of the format.