Il libro coniglio
UN GRANDE LIBRO PIENO DI LIBRI SCRITTO A MOLTISSIME MANI E RACCOLTO CON MOLTO AMORE E MOLTE RISATE DA ROBERTO CORRADI E I MASTRI CONTINUOLOGI DEL RUGGITO DEL CONIGLIO, CON LA PREZIOSISSIMA COMPLICITÀ DI MARCO PRESTA E ANTONELLO DOSE. «Non sappiamo se esista una vita oltre la vita, ma un finale oltre il finale esiste sempre. Cosa accadrà ad Achab dopo che si è inabissato insieme all'odiata Moby Dick? Come si comporterà il Conte di Montecristo dopo aver ottenuto la tanto agognata vendetta? I promessi sposi, dopo l'inevitabile cerimonia, saranno felici o lei tornerà da mammà? Prima che Bruno Vespa decida di fare un plastico sul dottor Jekyll e mister Hyde, abbiamo chiesto a un gruppo di esseri umani che per comodità chiameremo ‘pubblico’ di scatenare la fantasia e proseguire alcune grandi trame letterarie. Purtroppo lo hanno fatto e il risultato è contenuto in questo libro». Marco Presta e Antonello Dose. Insomma, che ogni cosa debba avere una fine è risaputo; che ogni fine possa avere un seguito, invece, è un geniale esercizio della fantasia. Ne sanno qualcosa gli ascoltatori del Ruggito del coniglio – trasmissione di culto, in onda da vent’anni sulle frequenze di Rai Radio2 e seguita tutte le mattine da quasi due milioni di persone – che hanno prestato la loro penna e la loro immaginazione per creare i ‘prosiegui’ di dieci grandi classici, tra cui I promessi sposi, Il conte di Montecristo, L’Odissea, Canto di Natale, Il nome della rosa e perfino 50 sfumature di grigio (che stanno bene su tutto).
Jules et Jim
Author: Henri-Pierre Roché
Publisher: Penguin UK
Based on a real-life love triangle and later made into François Truffaut's famous New Wave film, Henri-Pierre Roché's Jules et Jim is a paean to youth set in free-spirited Paris before the First World War. Jules and Jim live a carefree, bohemian existence: they write in cafés, travel when the mood takes them, and share the women they love without jealousy. Like Lucie, flawless, an abbess, and Odile, impulsive, mischievous, almost feral. But it is Kate - with a smile the two friends have determined to follow always, but capricious enough to jump in the Seine from spite - who steals their hearts most thoroughly. Henri-Pierre Roché was in his mid-seventies when he wrote this, his autobiographical debut novel. The inspiration for the legendary film directed by François Truffaut, it captures perfectly with excitement and great humour the tenderness of three people in love with each other and with life. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is translated by Patrick Evans with an introduction by Agnès C. Poirier and an afterword by François Truffaut. Henri-Pierre Roché (1879-1959) was born in Paris. After studying art at the Academie Julian, he became a journalist and art dealer, mixing with the avant-garde artistic set; his friends and acquaintances included the artists Michel Duchamp and Francis Picabia, and in 1905 he introduced Gertrude Stein to Pablo Picasso. In 1916, following his discharge from the French army, Roché went to New York and set up a Dadaist magazine, The Blind Man, with Duchamp and the artist Beatrice Wood. It wasn't until his seventies that he wrote the semi-autobiographical Jules et Jim (1953); his second novel, Les deux anglaises et le continent, was published in 1956. If you enjoyed Jules et Jim, you might like Raymond Radiguet's The Devil in the Flesh, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'A perfect hymn to love and perhaps to life' François Truffaut, director of Jules et Jim and The 400 Blows
The New York Times bestselling author of the classic Shannara epic, Terry Brooks, has proven himself one of the modern masters of fantasy, brilliantly creating breathtaking worlds of magic, adventure, and intrigue. Now, for the first time in one marvelous collector’s edition hardcover, here’s the complete trilogy of the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch, Antrax, and Morgawr. In these enchanting novels, a colorful contingent of characters takes to the skies aboard a magnificent airship–the Jerle Shannara–on a quest fraught with wonder and danger. Ilse Witch A half-drowned elf carries a map covered with cryptic symbols–and Walker Boh, the last of the Druids, has the skill to decipher them. But someone else understands the map’s significance: the ruthless Ilse Witch, who will stop at nothing to possess it–and the powerful magic it leads to. Antrax While in search of the elusive magic, Walker Boh is lured into a trap–caught in a dark maze beneath a ruined city, stalked by a hungry, unseen enemy. It is Antrax: a spirit that feeds off enchantment and traps the souls of men. Now the fate of the Four Lands hangs in the balance. Morgawr The intrepid heroes aboard the Jerle Shannara have reached their breaking point. A centuries-old sorcerer, the Morgawr, vows to find and control the fabled ancient books of magic–and he is an adversary of awesome might with a fleet of airships and a crew of walking dead men at his command. In The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Terry Brooks weaves together high adventure, vividly wrought characters, and a spellbinding world into an irresistible story of heroism and sacrifice, love and honor. From the Hardcover edition.
Onomastics in Contemporary Public Space aims at analysing names and name-giving from an intercultural perspective, within the context of contemporary public space. As was the case of Name and Naming: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), the geographical areas investigated in the studies included in this volume are very diverse, referring not only to European cultural space, but also to American, Asian, African and Australian contexts. Being a collective work, the book brings together 49 specialists from 18 countries; namely Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and the USA. Thematically, the volume is organised so that it may cover all the dimensions of public space, as far as onomastics is concerned. The specific areas studied are: the theory of names; names of public places (linguistic landscapes); names of public, economic, cultural, religious and sports institutions (names of business establishments, religious institutions – places of worship – and cultural associations, as well as names in journals and magazines); names of objects/entities resulting from various processes in public space (names of foods, drinks and food brands, code names of collaborators in secret service organisations, names in literature, nicknames/bynames/pseudonyms in the world of politics, high life, art and sport, names in virtual space, and zoonyms); and miscellanea. The originality and topicality of the subject lie in the multidisciplinary viewpoint adopted in the research, in which onomastics merges with adjacent linguistic disciplines, such as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and pragmatics, as well as other sciences, such as history, literature, anthropology, politics, economy and religion.
The two orphans
Author: Adolphe d' Ennery
Publisher: Рипол Классик
The Place-Names of Wales
Author: Hywel Wyn Owen
Publisher: University of Wales Press
The Place-Names of Wales was originally published in 1998 and reissued in 2005 in the Pocket Guide series. This current updated publication adds some thirty entries, which importantly take into consideration more recent research. The entry for each place-name provides details of historical forms and dates; analyses each name into its component linguistic elements; tracks the later linguistic development of the name and the influences upon it particularly within a bilingual society; compares the name with similar names elsewhere, and interprets that meaning within the history of Wales and in the local context having regard for the landscape and changing land-use. In addition to explaining the link between place-names and language, history and landscape, the introduction includes a section on the significance of place-name study, and a short section to allow non-Welsh speakers to understand some relevant sound-changes.
Journey to nowhere
Author: Dale Maharidge, Michael Williamson, Bruce Springsteen
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Looks at America's homeless and poor and tells the stories of farm workers, illegal aliens, and the unemployed
Us Against Them
Author: Randy Bobbitt
Publisher: Lexington Books
Why do people choose to listen to political talk instead of music on the radio? Randy Bobbitt addresses this and other crucial questions as he closely examines the phenomenon of talk radio and the role that it plays in the American political process and popular culture.--[book cover]
The Radio Handbook
Author: Pete Wilby
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"This volume collects and reprints Grendel vs. the Shadow #1-#3"--Title page verso.
The Spider, a grim and relentless vigilante stalking the criminals of New York City, faces a terrifying new threat! Who has the drive, the intelligence, and the means to destroy the Spider? The Fly, a wealthy playboy with all the resources and power of Richard Wentworth's masked alter-ego! Dedicated to criminal perfection, the Fly targets the outlaw hero and the city itself in the midst of a serial killer's rampage and corporate terrorist attacks! Will the Spider be pushed to the brink of human endurance? Or will he overcome the Fly's machinations and prevent the wholesale slaughter of every police officer in the Big Apple?
The People Look at Radio
Author: Paul F. Lazersfeld, Harry Field
People Look at Radio