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By Robert D., Jr. Richardson

the 2 years Thoreau spent at Walden Pond and the evening he spent within the harmony prison are one of the so much primary positive factors of the yankee highbrow panorama. during this new biography, in response to a reexamination of Thoreau's manuscripts and on a retracing of his journeys, Robert Richardson deals a view of Thoreau's existence and fulfillment of their complete 19th century context.

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By Terry Tarnoff

Terry Tarnoff spent 8 years in the course of the Seventies touring all through Europe, Africa and Asia. It used to be the early days of exploring what have been to turn into mythical spots at the traveler's path. no matter if taking part in the golf equipment of Amsterdam, skirting the Yakuza in Japan, surviving the winters of Kathmandu, or forming a band in Goa, India, Terry's adventures are alternately engrossing, hilarious and deeply moving. The Reflectionist is Tarnoff's long-awaited follow-up to The Bone guy of Benares, a hugely acclaimed publication and play that advised the 1st half the tale. The Reflectionist maintains the story, including new that means because it seems again from the point of view of contemporary instances upon a interval that maintains to fascinate humans of all generations around the globe.

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By Boris Pahor,Cristina Battocletti

Queste sono le memorie di una “cimice”: così infatti l’Italia fascista definiva apertamente gli sloveni, “figli di nessuno” in step with un 4to di secolo. Sono i ricordi di un ragazzo derubato della sua cultura. Di un prigioniero che lotta according to sopravvivere. Di un marito e padre aspro e intenso. Di un uomo libero. Dall’infanzia poverissima segnata dalle discriminazioni alla Resistenza, dalla guerra in Libia alla scoperta dell’amore, dall’impegno politico a quello letterario, Pahor traccia in questo libro il bilancio senza reticenze di una vita trascorsa advert attraversare confini fisici e spirituali, e solleva un velo sugli aspetti più privati del suo passato regalandoci un autoritratto inedito e umanissimo. Trovano posto in questa narrazione le passioni intellettuali e gli amori in carne e ossa: quello travolgente in step with Arlette, los angeles ragazza francese conosciuta in sanatorio all’indomani della liberazione e che lo restituì alla vita, l’inquieta relazione con Danica, giovane antifascista trucidata insieme al marito dai collaborazionisti sloveni o dai comunisti in un mistero ancora non risolto. E poi il matrimonio con l. a. bellissima Rada, permeato da una profonda condivisione ma segnato da assenze e allontanamenti sentimentali. Mentre sullo sfondo si delinea uno scorcio potente del secolo scorso che restituisce alla memoria los angeles storia degli sloveni dei nostri confini orientali, in un intreccio di eventi storici e vissuto privato.
“Non ho paura della morte come story, è più il dispiacere infinito di perdere l. a. vita. Certo, anche il mistero imponderabile di ciò che c’è dopo mi provoca inquietudine. Ma più di tutto mi dispiace perdere le cose confident della vita: le donne che ho amato, e los angeles natura” riflette Pahor in pagine memorabili sul senso e il pensiero della superb. E alle soglie dei cento anni ci regala il privilegio di accompagnare un grande uomo e un grande testimone nel suo più intimo viaggio nel passato e nel futuro.

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By Franziska Brie

Meine Gleichgültigkeit machte mir Angst, ich conflict am restrict meiner Kräfte.
Auch mein Sexualleben battle chaotisch. Durfte ich oder sollte ich oder mochte ich?
Ich beschloss eine Therapie zu machen, dabei erfuhr ich einiges über meine lieblose
Mutter, aber auch über Freunde und meine Gefühle, die ich nicht mehr kannte.
Hässliche Träume mit Spinnen sowie ungewollte Gefühlsausbrüche.
Lustige Doktorspiele, aber auch zermürbende Angst vor Männern.
Die Farbe Rot, die mein Leben bestimmte.
Von einer Mutter, die über Leichen ging.
Und einen Sohn, der meinte, er brauchte nicht mehr leben, um dann ohne Arbeit und
Geld einen Sohn zu bekommen.
Auf nächtlichen Besuch könnt ihr hoffen, mit amüsanten Begebenheiten.
Guten Morgen, Frau Schmid, alles in Ordnung.

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By Joan Didion,Delfina Vezzoli

Lungo l’infinito nastro di Moebius delle autostrade californiane, nelle corridor dei vecchi resort coloniali affacciati sulle bianche spiagge di Honolulu, negli studi di registrazione con Jim Morrison, a cena con registi svogliati che passano di movie in movie come nelle comuni losangeline si passa di letto in letto, alle feste con i produttori, nei centri commerciali con l. a. figlia, Joan Didion attraversa gli anni sessanta e settanta, raccontandone bizzarrie, ossimori ed estremi: una giovane Nancy Reagan taglia gambi di rosa nel suo giardino, Charles Manson architetta il brutale omicidio della moglie di Roman Polanski, nei cinema di Bogotá si proiettano movie americani vecchi di dieci anni, in una valle vicino a Malibu il giardiniere messicano Amado Vazquez coltiva le orchidee più belle del mondo. Reportage, racconto, diario intimo, prosa lirica: i testi che compongono The White Album, opera insieme indefinibile e inconfondibile, mettono in evidenza le caratteristiche che i lettori di Joan Didion conoscono così bene dai suoi romanzi e memoriali: los angeles lucidità stilistica e los angeles risolutezza di visione, l. a. testarda fedeltà a se stessa, los angeles capacità di cogliere un dettaglio minuto della vita quotidiana e trasformarlo in emblema. Le aporie del movimento femminista, le molte contraddizioni delle Pantere nere, le incongruenze della protesta studentesca e insieme i corsi e ricorsi di una vicenda personale che segue ogni curva, ogni sbalzo di quegli anni survoltati: lo sguardo di Joan Didion si sposta dal pubblico al privato, non rifugge dalle polemiche, affronta senza remore ogni verità, anche los angeles più sgradevole, l’impossibilità di ricondurre los angeles vita – e l’arte – a un significato incrollabile. Autrice di culto, icona della letteratura americana – di una certa letteratura e di una certa the USA, che sistematicamente rifiutano ogni facile categoria, ogni rassicurante etichetta –, Joan Didion stupisce within the White Album in line with l’eleganza con cui passa dalla rappresentazione di una realtà impazzita alla raccolta contemplazione della corolla di un fiore o delle volute nerastre che un incendio disegna nel cielo del mattino: le pagine bianche di un album da riempire, con il loro silenzio incolpevole ma partecipe, sono allora l’unica through, se non in line with trovare un senso, almeno in step with cercarlo.

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By Liliane Studer,Aline Valangin

Am 21. Oktober 1921 stirbt Aline Valangins Mutter. Ihr Tod stürzt die 32-Jährige in eine tiefe Krise, die sie schreibend zu bewältigen sucht. Ins Tagebuch schreibt sie 1921/22 den textual content "Mutter", eine ergreifende Hommage an die Frau, gegen die sie bei grosser Nähe und viel Liebe so lange gekämpft hatte. Denn Aline Valangin lehnte sich gegen die Besitzansprüche ihrer Mutter auf. Sie wollte nicht ihr Leben opfern, um die vom Ehemann ungeliebte Frau vor dem Alleinsein zu schützen. Sie zog in die Stadt, aber auch auf Distanz ging der Kampf zwischen Mutter und Tochter weiter.

Aufgewühlt und offen schildert Aline Valangin, wie sich ihre kindliche Liebe für die Mutter zunehmend in Hass verwandelte. Wie ihre Befreiung nur über "Verrat" möglich battle, wie sie in die Arme eines Mannes flüchtete, obwohl sie schon bald an ihm zweifelte, und wie die Mutter in immer grössere Einsamkeit stürzte. Und sie zeichnet den Weg der Annäherung, die schliesslich am Sterbebett der Mutter möglich war.

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By Ernst Halter

Ernst Halter erinnert sich an seine Kindheit in der Kleinstadt Zofingen während und nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Es sind sehr genaue und stimmungsreiche Erinnerungen an Schule und Krieg, an Stadtbewohner, Vorfälle und Unfälle, Spiele und Krankheiten, Fabriken, Bücher, an Freiheiten und Zwänge. Eingeschoben sind Artikel aus dem "Zofinger Tagblatt", die den öffentlichen Raum spiegeln, in dem sich das variety bewegt.

Die Erinnerungen sind nicht eine nachträgliche Erzählung einer Identität, sondern bleiben als Wörterbuch fragmentarisch und offen. Durch das Verweissystem zwischen den Stichworten entsteht ein dichtes Netz an Bildern und Geschichten, die zur Geschichte eines Aufwachsens werden wie zur Chronik einer Epoche aus Kinderperspektive. Und gleichzeitig zur persönlichen Mitteilung über den Schmerz und das Glück zu leben.

"Was ich gelernt habe: Wie viel mir erspart geblieben oder nicht zugemutet worden ist. Unverdient."

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By Ravil Bukhraev,John Farndon

it is a appealing translation via John Farndon (with Olga Nakston) of the past due Ravil Bukharaev’s literary existential novel memoir during which he explains to his spouse how his Muslim religion and beliefs prompted either his love for her and his figuring out of existence and self, fairly his quest for fact and ‘authenticity’. all through their lengthy marriage, the writers and poets Ravil Bukharaev and Lydia Grigorieva had written in separate rooms of their domestic. during this deeply-felt and poetic memoir, Ravil writes to Lydia so as to try out clarify (at final) issues left unsaid through the years. With great honesty and perception, he explores how their trip jointly has been formed by means of his profound Muslim ideals and his lifelong look for what's genuine and precise. alongside the best way, he creates finely outlined and relocating vignettes of 8 very diverse humans suffering to discover that means of their lives, from previous Elizaveta Osipovna, on my own in her Moscow flat, to proud Arzhana dealing with a tricky lifestyles within the Altai mountains.

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By David Bellos

"It's challenging to work out how somebody is ever going to raised this User's guide to the lifetime of Georges Perec" - Gilbert Adair, Sunday Times

Winner of the Prix Goncourt for Biography, 1994

George Perec (1936-82) was once some of the most major eu writers of the 20 th century and certainly the main flexible and leading edge author of his generation.

David Bellos's accomplished biography - which additionally offers the 1st complete survey of Perec's irreverent, polymathic oeuvre - explores the lifetime of an anguished, comical and endearingly modest guy, who labored quietly as an archivist in a clinical examine library. The French son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, he remained haunted all of his existence through his father's demise within the warfare, combating to shield France, and his mother's in Auschwitz-Birkenau. His acclaimed novel A Void (1969) - written with no utilizing the letter "e" - has been obvious as an try to break out from the phrases "père", "mere", or even "George Perec".

His profession made an auspicious commence with Things: a narrative of the Sixties (1965), which received the Prix Renaudot. He then pursued an idiosyncratic and impressive literary itinerary during the highbrow ferment of Paris within the Nineteen Sixties and 1970s.He belonged to the Ouvrior de Littérature Potentielle (OuLiPo), a greatly artistic crew of writers whose contributors incorporated Raymond Queneau and Italo Calvino. Perec accomplished overseas big name with Life A User's Manual (1978), which received the Prix Medicis and was once voted Novel of the last decade through the Salon du Livre. He died in his mid-forties after a quick disease, leaving a really complicated detective novel, 53 Days, incomplete.

"Professor Bellos's ebook allows us instantaneously to take pleasure in the main wilfully extraordinary features of Perec's oeuvre and to appreciate the whys and wherefores of his protean nature" - Jonathan Romney, Literary Review

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By Hermann Kinder

Entlang der Einträge in Es Heften, entlang eigener und imaginierter Erinnerung entwirft Hermann Kinder hier das Porträt von E, der große Talente hatte, der aber sein Leben nicht meistern konnte. Zur Welt gekommen als der letzte große Krieg noch tobte, die Kindheit geprägt von Bomben, Bedrohung, starvation und Flucht. In der Nachkriegszeit eine Jugend auch voller lichter, heller Bilder. Und in den Jahren, als es in der jungen Bundesrepublik bergauf ging, der Wunsch, Künstler zu werden, Schauspieler. Doch der Empfindsame, der Zweifler zerbrach - an used to be? Am Leben, an den Möglichkeiten, an der Geschwindigkeit, den Wunden, den Abgründen?

Tagebücher, Kladden, Bilder. Über 50 Jahre nach Es Abschied blättert der Erzähler durch die Erinnerung an einen geliebten Menschen. Es sind staunende, rücksichtslose, manchmal wehmütige Blicke auf den Wandel der Zeit.

Nach seinem hochgelobten Buch Der Weg allen Fleisches (2014), der würdevollen Schilderung einer unvorstellbaren Krankheitsgeschichte, greift Hermann Kinder nun weit zurück in die 1950er Jahre. Er erzählt von der Kindheit und Jugend von E, der vor einer Karriere als Schauspieler stand – und der sein Bruder hätte sein können.

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