By Giuseppe Tornatore,Juan Manuel Salmerón Arjona
By Giuseppe Tornatore,Juan Manuel Salmerón Arjona
By Tommaso Pincio
Nel Sud del mondo i cambiamenti climatici sconvolgono i ritmi di vita provocando esodi di massa. L'invenzione di una moneta globale scatena una crisi economica rendendo tutti piú poveri. l. a. vita non è piú l. a. stessa. I soli che sembrano adattarsi senza problemi sono i cinesi, nelle cui mani è finita ogni cosa, giustizia compresa. In questo state of affairs da apocalisse, uno dei pochi romani rimasti nell'Urbe racconta con amara ironia come sia possibile che un uomo qualunque precipiti agli inferi senza quasi accorgersene.
Una folla di personaggi irresistibili - l'improbabile sporchissimo avvocato Trevi, los angeles bella e silenziosa Yin, Giulio il nemico dei poteri forti e Wang, maestro nell'arte della manipolazione - accompagna l'«ultimo dei romani» lungo il suo viale del tramonto.
«Tutti andavano through, ma io sono rimasto qui, nell'eterna canicola, come un animale raro in mezzo a migliaia di bestie cinesi tutte uguali, abbrutendomi nelle cavità della notte, facendo cose che prima manco mi sognavo, portando alla morte chi non lo meritava.
according to farla breve, mi sono reso responsabile di un delitto efferato».
By Fanny Howe
By Alejandro Zambra
By Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt,Howard Curtis,Katherine Gregor
“This message is simply to claim i admire you. Signed: you recognize who.” A love word is brought anonymously to every inhabitant of Piazza man d’Arezzo in Brussels one morning, triggering a sequence of adventures and misadventures that, over six hundred pages, become a luxurious comedy of manners that's attractive, sensual, affecting, encyclopaedic, and in contrast to something written formerly through Schmitt.
Employing a roving digicam process that recollects either the fashionable cinematic culture of French New Wave and the flicks by means of Fellini and Antonioni, The Carousel of delight is a sexual and romantic saga advised with a grasp storyteller’s believe for personality and plot, and a philosopher’s abiding preoccupation with what makes lifestyles really invaluable. Schmitt tells a colorful story approximately classification and group, in regards to the forms of human adventure. His love of accident and serendipity is handed merely through his affection for his all-too-human characters: Zachary Bidermann, the strong E.U. commissioner; Faustina, the modern booklet publicist; François-Maxime de Couvigne, the fortunately married banker with quite a lot of secrets and techniques; Marcelle, enamoured of a good-looking unlawful immigrant; and leave out Beauvert, who makes love together with her parrot, Copernicus. those and plenty of extra unforgettable characters animate this tale of simmering hope and mischievous Eros.
“A narrative travel de strength. Liberated, libertine, libertarian. a super party of sexual and ethical tolerance.”—La Provence
“The Carousel of delight is a great encyclopedia of affection and hope. a stunning novel, right away mild, humorous, and sombre.” —L’express
“Dark comedy or philosophical story? either. With vibrant, complicated, and endearing characters.”—Le Figaro
“A hymn of compliment to like . . . spiritual? No, easily divine.”—Sud Ouest
By Judith Ortiz Cofer
Reviewing her novel, The Line of the Sun, the New York instances booklet Review hailed Judith Ortiz Cofer as "a author of real presents, with a real and critical tale to tell." these presents are on plentiful show in The Latin Deli, an evocative selection of poetry, own essays, and brief fiction during which the dominant subject—the lives of Puerto Ricans in a brand new Jersey barrio—is drawn from the author's personal early life. Following the directive of Emily Dickinson to "tell all of the fact yet inform it slant," Cofer ways her fabric from a number of angles.
An acute craving for place of birth is the poignant topic of the name poem, which opens the gathering. Cofer's strains introduce us "to a girl of no-age" presiding over a small shop whose wares—Bustelo espresso, jamon y queso, "green plantains striking in stalks like votive offerings"—must fulfill, even if imperfectly, the wishes and hungers of these who've left the islands for the city Northeast. equally affecting is the fast tale "Nada," during which a mother's grief over a son killed in Vietnam progressively consumes her. Refusing the medals and flag proferred by way of the govt ("Tell the Mr. President of the us what I say: No, gracias."), in addition to the consolations of her pals in El construction, the lady starts to offer away all her possessions The narrator, upon listening to the lady say "nada," displays, "I let you know, that observe is sort of a drain that sucks every little thing down."
As rooted as they're in a selected immigrant adventure, Cofer's writings also are wealthy in common issues, specifically these concerning the rigors, confusions, and wonders of turning out to be up. whereas set within the barrio, the essays "American History," "Not for Sale," and "The Paterson Public Library" care for issues which may be these of any delicate younger girl coming of age in the USA: romantic attachments, relatives with mom and dad and friends, the quest for wisdom. And in poems equivalent to "The lifetime of an Echo" and "The objective of Nuns," Cofer deals eloquent ruminations at the secret of hope and the clash among the flesh and the spirit.
Cofer's goals as a author are possibly said such a lot explicitly within the essay "The fable of the Latin lady: I simply Met a lady Named Maria." Recalling one in all her early poems, she notes how its message continues to be her venture: to go beyond the constraints of language, to attach "through the human-to-human channel of art."
By Heinrich Kobert
By Jean-Marc Hery
By Daniela Wenghöfer
... sie lag an seinen Körper gepresst, seine Beine umschlangen ihre, so dass sie sich nicht rühren konnte. Sie spürte wie er atmete. Aus dem rechten Blickwinkel konnte sie die Konturen seines Gesichtes wahrnehmen. Ihr Kopf lehnte an seiner Schulter.
...ihr Körper wand sich. Langsam schwanden ihre Kräfte, ihre Augen wurden schwer. Sie empfand ein Gefühl der Schwerelosigkeit. Sie durfte nicht einschlafen. Sie musste wach bleiben. Sie durfte sich diesen Männern nicht ausliefern. Aber sie hatte keine probability - langsam schlief sie ein.
By David Zieroth