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Americana. Storie e culture degli Stati Uniti dalla A alla Z

Author: Mario Maffi

Publisher: Il Saggiatore

ISBN: 884281685X

Category: History

Page: 764

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Author: vito campanelli


ISBN: 8895869036

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 9813

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: Amazon Best Sellers



Page: N.A

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Nearly every young author dreams of writing a book that will literally change the world. A few have succeeded, and Harriet Beecher Stowe is such a marvel. Although the American anti-slavery movement had existed at least as long as the nation itself, Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) galvanized public opinion as nothing had before. The book sold 10,000 copies in its first week and 300,000 in its first year. Its vivid dramatization of slavery’s cruelties so aroused readers that it is said Abraham Lincoln told Stowe her work had been a catalyst for the Civil War. Today the novel is often labeled condescending, but its characters—Tom, Topsy, Little Eva, Eliza, and the evil Simon Legree—still have the power to move our hearts. Though “Uncle Tom” has become a synonym for a fawning black yes-man, Stowe’s Tom is actually American literature’s first black hero, a man who suffers for refusing to obey his white oppressors. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a living, relevant story, passionate in its vivid depiction of the cruelest forms of injustice and inhumanity—and the courage it takes to fight against them.

An Introduction to English Poetry

Author: James Fenton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374528896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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An insightful, engaging introduction to poetry written by one of Englands leading poets makes use of prisoner work songs, Broadway show tunes, and the cries of street vendors to introduce readers to the rhythms of poetry. Reprint.


Author: Massimo Vignelli

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864701760

Category: Design

Page: 194

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An elegant look at the work of Massimo and Lella Vignelli, two internationally acclaimed names who have become synonymous with modern design. Encompassing some of the most iconic images of the 20th century, from New York's famous Subway signs to the bold bags of Bloomingdale's department stores, Vignelli designs have become part of contemporary culture, and this inspirational book takes readers on an aesthetic, alphabetical journey from Helvetica to Style, Typography and of course the Vignellis themselves: the names behind the names. There are also insights into the inspiration behind interiors, dinnerware, furniture, fashion, newspapers, magazines and architecture, all captured with typical Vignelli typographical flair. "An architect should be able to design everything from the spoon to the city," repeats Massimo Vignelli, and this talented duo have certainly done that.--From publisher description.

A history of New Sweden

or, The settlements on the River Delaware

Author: Israel Acrelius,William Morton Reynolds

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travel

Page: 452

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From Puritanism to Postmodernism

A History of American Literature

Author: Richard Ruland,Malcolm Bradbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317234146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 470

View: 6054

Widely acknowledged as a contemporary classic that has introduced thousands of readers to American literature, From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature brilliantly charts the fascinating story of American literature from the Puritan legacy to the advent of postmodernism. From realism and romanticism to modernism and postmodernism it examines and reflects on the work of a rich panoply of writers, including Poe, Melville, Fitzgerald, Pound, Wallace Stevens, Gwendolyn Brooks and Thomas Pynchon. Characterised throughout by a vibrant and engaging style it is a superb introduction to American literature, placing it thoughtfully in its rich social, ideological and historical context. A tour de force of both literary and historical writing, this Routledge Classics edition includes a new preface by co-author Richard Ruland, a new foreword by Linda Wagner-Martin and a fascinating interview with Richard Ruland, in which he reflects on the nature of American fiction and his collaboration with Malclolm Bradbury. It is published here for the first time.

Creole Belle

A Dave Robicheaux Novel

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451648146

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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While in a New Orleans recovery unit, detective Dave Robicheaux meets a Creole girl whose subsequent disappearance prompts his search for the girl's sister against a backdrop of a bayou-threatening oil well rupture in the Gulf of Mexico. Reprint. 350,000 first printing.

A New Literary History of America

Author: Greil Marcus,Werner Sollors

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674035942

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1095

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Traces the dynamic expression of the American experience and how the nation's sense of identity offers alternate perspectives into history, in an anthology that also explores modern cultural creations in a range of disciplines.

Traps for the Young

Author: Anthony Comstock

Publisher: N.A


Category: Child welfare

Page: 253

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Anni Trenta alla sbarra

Giustizia e letteratura nella Grande Depressione

Author: Cinzia Scarpino

Publisher: Ledizioni

ISBN: 8867055410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 494

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Gli anni Trenta: la crisi, la Grande Depressione, gli scioperi, Harlan Miners Speak, i linciaggi, gli Scottsboro Boys, l’FBI di J. Edgar Hoover, i gangster movies, Alcatraz, la retorica di Franklin D. Roosevelt, il New Deal, la Farm Security Administration, il Wagner Act, la crisi tra esecutivo e Corte Suprema, il giusrealismo. Gli anni Trenta: il libro foto-documentario, il romanzo proletario, il romanzo bottom-dogs, il romanzo del ghetto, il romanzo hard-boiled, i romanzi di John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Nathanael West e John Dos Passos. Gli anni Trenta, quindi, tra giustizia e letteratura. L’ipotesi di questo libro è che negli anni Trenta la rappresentazione letteraria delle categorie della legge possa essere analizzata alla luce di una serie di analogie tra la ridefinizione del patto sociale e la riscrittura del patto narrativo in senso più inclusivo. Gli anni Trenta, quindi, visti da lontano (con uno studio quantitativo) e da vicino (con un’analisi narratologica dei testi).

The Broker

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0345532007

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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After being pardoned, a former Washington power broker is released from prison and smuggled out of the country, given a new identity, and hidden in a small town in Italy, but old enemies from the past are out to destroy him.

Exit Ghost

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054734533X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Like Rip Van Winkle returning to his hometown to find that all has changed, Nathan Zuckerman comes back to New York, the city he left eleven years before. Alone on his New England mountain, Zuckerman has been nothing but a writer: no voices, no media, no terrorist threats, no women, no news, no tasks other than his work and the enduring of old age. Walking the streets like a revenant, he quickly makes three connections that explode his carefully protected solitude. One is with a young couple with whom, in a rash moment, he offers to swap homes. They will flee post-9/11 Manhattan for his country refuge, and he will return to city life. But from the time he meets them, Zuckerman also wants to swap his solitude for the erotic challenge of the young woman, Jamie, whose allure draws him back to all that he thought he had left behind: intimacy, the vibrant play of heart and body. The second connection is with a figure from Zuckerman’s youth, Amy Bellette, companion and muse to Zuckerman’s first literary hero, E. I. Lonoff. The once irresistible Amy is now an old woman depleted by illness, guarding the memory of that grandly austere American writer who showed Nathan the solitary path to a writing vocation. The third connection is with Lonoff’s would-be biographer, a young literary hound who will do and say nearly anything to get to Lonoff’s “great secret.” Suddenly involved, as he never wanted or intended to be involved again, with love, mourning, desire, and animosity, Zuckerman plays out an interior drama of vivid and poignant possibilities. Haunted by Roth’s earlier work The Ghost Writer, Exit Ghost is an amazing leap into yet another phase in this great writer’s insatiable commitment to fiction.

Mechanic Accents

Dime Novels and Working-class Culture in America

Author: Michael Denning

Publisher: Verso Books


Category: History

Page: 271

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A study of American popular fiction and working-class culture, combining Marxist literary theory with American labour history. The text explores what happened when, in the 19th century, working people began to read cheap novels and the "fiction question" became a class question.

Magical Urbanism

Latinos Reinvent the US City

Author: Mike Davis

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843284

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Winner of the 2001 Carey McWilliams Award Is the capital of Latin America a small island at the mouth of the Hudson River? Will California soon hold the balance of power in Mexican national politics? Will Latinos reinvigorate the US labor movement? These are some of the provocative questions that Mike Davis explores in this fascinating account of the Latinization of the US urban landscape. As he forefully shows, this is a demographic and cultural revolution with extraordinary implications. With Spanish surnames increasing five times faster than the general population, salsa is becoming the predominant ethnic rhythm (and flavor) of contemporary city life. In Los Angeles, Houston, San Antonio, and (shortly) Dallas, Latinos outnumber non-Hispanic whites; in New York, San Diego and Phoenix they outnumber Blacks. According to the Bureau of the Census, Latinos will supply fully two-thirds of the nation's population growth between now and the middle of the 21st century when nearly 100 millions Americans will boast Latin American ancestry. Davis focuses on the great drama of how Latinos are attempting to translate their urban demographic ascendancy into effective social power. Pundits are now unanimous that Spanish-surname voters are the sleeping giant of US politics. Yet electoral mobilization alone is unlikely to redress the increasing income and opportunity gaps between urban Latinos and suburban non-Hispanic whites. Thus in Los Angeles and elsewhere, the militant struggles of Latino workers and students are reinventing the American left. Fully updated throughout, and with new chapters on the urban Southwest and the explodiing counter-migration of Anglos to Mexico, Magical Urbanism is essential reading for anyone who wants to grasp the future of urban America This paperback edition of Mike Davis's investigation into the Latinization of America incorporates the extraordinary findings of the 2000 Census as well as new chapters on the militarization of the border and violence against immigrants.


Author: Natsuo Kirino

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400078377

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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After strangling her husband, Masako Katori, a middle-aged wife and mother working the night shift at a Tokyo factory, enlists the aid of four co-workers to conceal the crime. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

New York City

An Outsider's Inside View

Author: Mario Maffi

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814209572

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Day Of Deceit

The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor

Author: Robert Stinnett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743201292

Category: History

Page: 416

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Using previously unreleased documents, the author reveals new evidence that FDR knew the attack on Pearl Harbor was coming and did nothing to prevent it.

Traitors to All

A Duca Lamberti Noir

Author: Giorgio Scerbanenco

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612193676

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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From the godfather of Italian noir “A noir writer richly deserving rediscovery.” —Publishers Weekly One balmy spring evening on the outskirts of Milan, a Fiat with two passengers plunges into a canal. At first, their deaths are registered as an accident. But Duca Lamberti, the doctor-turned-detective of Giorgio Scerbanenco’s legendary series, suspects there’s more to it than that. Because that same canal has been the scene of other deaths, and all the incidents have one man in common: a lawyer with a murky past stretching all the way back to World War II—a man who, in fact, once shared a prison cell with Lamberti. Winner of the most prestigious European crime prize on its original publication in 1966, Traitors to All is classic noir by one of the greatest writers of the genre—a book that lays bare the connections between Milan’s troubled history during the war and its swinging sixties affluence, as well as an utterly absorbing tale of betrayal and revenge.

Black Drink

A Native American Tea

Author: Charles M. Hudson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820326962

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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Until its use declined in the nineteenth century, Indians of the southeastern United States were devoted to a caffeinated beverage commonly known as black drink. Brewed from the parched leaves of the yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria), black drink was used socially and ceremonially. In certain ritual purification rites, Indians would regurgitate after drinking the tea. This study details botanical, clinical, spiritual, historical, and material aspects of black drink, including its importance not only to Native Americans, but also to many of their European-American contemporaries.

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