Author: Έλενα Φερράντε
Publisher: Patakis
ISBN: 9789601666693
Release Date: 2016-06-02
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Ένα σύγχρονο αριστούργηµα από την πιο δηµοφιλή Ιταλίδα συγγραφέα της εποχής µας. Η Υπέροχη Φίλη µου, το πρώτο βιβλίο της Τετραλογίας της Νάπολης, είναι η ιστορία της Έλενας και της Λίλα, µια ιστορία που ξεκινά τη δεκαετία του ’50 µε φόντο µια φτωχογειτονιά της Νάπολης. Η συγγραφέας καταδύεται στην περίπλοκη φύση της φιλίας των δύο κοριτσιών που από έφηβες γίνονται γυναίκες, ακολουθώντας βήµα βήµα την εξέλιξη καθεµιάς ξεχωριστά, τον τρόπο που η µία επηρεάζει την άλλη, τα συναισθήµατα που ανά τις δεκαετίες τις βοηθούν να χτίσουν µια ουσιαστική, ακλόνητη σχέση. Με απαράµιλλο στιλ και αψεγάδιαστη, σχολαστική µατιά η Φερράντε σε µια καθηλωτική αφήγηση ξεδιπλώνει µέσα από την ιστορία µιας φιλίας την ιστορία µιας γειτονιάς, µιας πόλης κι εντέλει ενός έθνους που βιώνει κοσµοϊστορικές αλλαγές µε το πέρασµα των δεκαετιών. «Και τελικά το πραγµατικό θέµα της Φερράντε είναι το περιθώριο που έχει ο καθένας από µας, τόσο µεγάλο και τόσο ελάχιστο, να διαµορφώσει ο ίδιος την ύπαρξή του. Κι αυτό το περιθώριο εξετάζει από κάθε του άποψη, πολιτική, προσωπική, υπαρξιακή... Κατά βάθος αυτή η Τετραλογία της Νάπολης θα µπορούσε να ονοµαστεί η τετραλογία της ελευθερίας». Le Monde des Livres «Να διαποτίσεις τη µυθοπλασία µε την αδιάλυτη δύναµη της ζωής, να την κάνεις να είναι όχι απλά λέξεις στο χαρτί αλλά εσωτερική δύναµη, αυτό είναι το µεγαλύτερο επίτευγµα της τέχνης...» Financial Times «Η άγνωστη συγγραφέας ενός διάσηµου αριστουργήµατος... Η Έλενα Φερράντε αναγνωρίζεται σε παγκόσµιο επίπεδο ως µια σπουδαία συγγραφέας της εποχής µας. Κανείς µας όµως δε γνωρίζει την ταυτότητά της και εκείνη είναι αποφασισµένη να µην την αποκαλύψει». The Sunday Times «Ό,τι καλύτερο διάβασα φέτος». Richard Flanagan «Η Φερράντε µιλάει για τις γυναίκες και τη φιλία µε ασύλληπτη δύναµη». Gwyneth Paltrow «Διαβάζοντας τη Φερράντε θυµήθηκα αυτή τη σχεδόν παιδιάστικη έξαψη να διαβάσεις την επόµενη σελίδα, αυτή την αίσθηση ότι τα µάτια σου έχουν ξεκολλήσει από το κεφάλι σου, αυτή τη σκέψη πως ποτέ δεν περίµενες ότι τα βιβλία µπορούν να σου το κάνουν αυτό!» Elizabeth Strout (βραβείο Πούλιτζερ) «Η γραφή της Φερράντε δε γνωρίζει όρια, µπορεί να οδηγήσει την κάθε σκέψη στο ρηξικέλευθο αποτέλεσµα και αντίστοιχα να γυρίσει πίσω στην πιο ακραία της αρχή...» The New Yorker «Ένα αριστούργηµα, πέρα από όρια και είδη». Il Salvagente «Οι γυναίκες της Φερράντε είναι πραγµατικά έργα τέχνης!» El Pais «Φανταστείτε την Τζέιν Όστεν θυµωµένη και θα έχετε µια ιδέα του πόσο εκρηκτικά σπουδαία είναι αυτή η Τετραλογία της Νάπολης!» The Australian

Author: Homère
Publisher:
ISBN: 960256573X
Release Date: 2003
Genre:


A History of the Middle East

Author: Peter Mansfield
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141966571
Release Date: 2010-09-02
Genre: History

Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2009, follows the historic struggles of the region over the last two hundred years, from Napoleon's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations, the Palestinian question and Islamic resurgence. For this third edition, Economist journalist and Middle East correspondent Nicolas Pelham has written an extensive new chapter examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the situation in Iran, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict and relations with the US under President Obama.

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9602350199
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Political science


The Penguin Book of French Poetry

Author:
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141937403
Release Date: 2005-02-24
Genre: Poetry

This collection illuminates the uniquely fascinating era between 1820 and 1950 in French poetry - a time in which diverse aesthetic ideas conflicted and converged as poetic forms evolved at an astonishing pace. It includes generous selections from all the established giants - among them Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud and Breton - as well as works from a wide variety of less well-known poets such as Claudel and Cendrars, whose innovations proved vital to the progress of poetry in France. The significant literary schools of the time are also represented in sections focusing on such movements as Romanticism, Symbolism, Cubism and Surrealism. Eloquent and inspirational, this rich and exhilarating anthology reveals an era of exceptional vitality.

Professional Report Writing

Author: Simon Mort
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351908603
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre:

Professional Report Writing is probably the most thorough treatment of this subject available, covering every aspect of an area often taken for granted. The author provides not just helpful analysis but also practical guidance on such topics as: [ deciding the format [ structuring a report [ stylistic pitfalls and how to avoid them [ making the most of illustrations [ ensuring a consistent layout. The theme throughout is fitness for purpose, and the text is enriched by a wide variety of examples drawn from the worlds of business, industry and government. The annotated bibliography includes a review of the leading dictionaries and reference books. Simon Mort's book is destined to become an indispensable reference work for managers, civil servants, local government officers, consultants and professionals of every kind.

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199547937
Release Date: 2010-09-09
Genre: History

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

Author: Philip Durkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199691630
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Lexicography

This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of the historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of the major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.

Objective First Student s Book with Answers with CD ROM

Author: Annette Capel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107628304
Release Date: 2014-01-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Fourth edition of the best-selling Cambridge English: First (FCE) course, updated to prepare for the 2015 revised exam. The Student's Book with answers contains fresh, updated texts and artwork that provide solid language development, lively class discussion and training in exam skills. The 24 topic-based units include examples from the Cambridge English Corpus to highlight common learner errors, while vocabulary sections informed by the English Vocabulary Profile ensure that students are learning the most useful language required at this level. A phrasal verb list provides a handy reference. The interactive CD-ROM provides comprehensive extra practice of the language and topics covered in the book. The Class Audio CDs contain the recordings for all the listening exercises.

Objective First Student s Book without Answers with CD ROM

Author: Annette Capel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107628342
Release Date: 2014-01-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Fourth edition of the best-selling Cambridge English: First (FCE) course, updated to prepare for the 2015 revised exam. The Student's Book without answers contains fresh, updated texts and artwork that provide solid language development, lively class discussion and training in exam skills. The 24 topic-based units include examples from the Cambridge English Corpus to highlight common learner errors, while vocabulary sections informed by the English Vocabulary Profile ensure that students are learning the most useful language required at this level. A phrasal verb list provides a handy reference. The interactive CD-ROM provides comprehensive extra practice of the language and topics covered in the book. Class Audio CDs containing the recordings for the listening exercises are available separately.

Sociolinguistics

Author: Peter Trudgill
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141926308
Release Date: 2000-08-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. He has added a fascinating chapter on the development of a language as a result of a non-native speaker's use of it. Compelling and authoritative, this new edition of a bestselling book is set to redraw the boundaries of the study of sociolinguistics.