Trovati 90 documenti.
Trovati 90 documenti.
Madrid : Catedra, 1998
Milano : Archimede, c1998
Zürich : Diogenes, 1998
Diogenes Taschenbuch ; de te be
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 1998
Milano : Mondadori, 1998
Oscar Classici ; 436
[Arles] : Actes sud, 1998
[Rovaniemi] : Polarlehdet Oy, c1998
Milano : F. Angeli, 1998
Storia ; 223
New York : Harper Collins, 1998
Abstract: The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability. Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters—the self-centered, teenaged Rachel; shrewd adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in 1950s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself. Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility.
Paris : La Différence, 1998
Saint Paul, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 1998
Abstract: William Corbett takes an expansive look at the ghosts, the landmarks, and the current denizens who make New York City so popular with the literary crowd. Ranging from Paul Auster to Zora Neale Hurston, from the Algonquin Round Table to the Nuyorican Poets Café, from Edgar Allan Poe to the Beat Generation, Corbett takes us on a dizzying ride through the literary highlights of New York. Illuminating a city rich in famous writers against a combustible mixture of cultures and commerce, Corbett shows us how New York's multifaceted literary present has emerged from its constantly evolving past. New York Literary Lights travels through both time and place to provide an altogether enlightening, entertaining hybrid of history, gossip, and reference book. It is an encyclopedic collection of New York writers, their works, haunts, glories, and foibles meticulously researched and written with a sensitivity for the nuances of character, covering not only writers, but publishers, agents, magazines, bookstores, libraries, neighborhoods, and institutions. Corbett has met his goal of allowing the reader to appreciate, but not get lost in, the past - for New York thrives on the "rhythm of unceasing change." Hundreds of entries bring a freshly humble view of some of the biggest names in writing history. Whether you're seeking history, reference, or travel guide, this collection will satisfy.
Milano : Bompiani, 1998
New York : Vintage Crime / Black Lizard, 1998.
Abstract: From the award-winning author of Ratking and Dead Lagoon comes a delicious new Aurelio Zen mystery in which wine and truffles figure as prominently as greed and vengence. When the son of a Piedmontese wine-making family is jailed for killing his father, Aurelio Zen is ordered to secure his release. The reason: A certain well-connected wine connoisseur wants to make sure that this year's vintage goes to harvest. In the hill town of Alba, Zen finds himself in the midst of a traditional culture in which family and soil are inextricablt linked, bombarded with gossip, and stalked by a mysterious telephone caller with tantalizing clues to his past. He also discovers that certain meals may really be to die for. A Long Finish is Michael Dibdin at his most elegant and surprising.