A Way of Love
Author: Carla Coulson,Lisa Clifford
Publisher: Penguin Global
ISBN: 9781921382994
Category: Travel
Page: 256
View: 1650
Naples: City of Blood, City of Miracles. City of Contradictions and Secrets, Luck and Superstition, Danger and Incredible Kindness. Photographer Carla Coulson and writer Lisa Clifford know this dazzling, magical city intimately: in this book they take you on a journey through the Naples most tourists never see. Walk with them down hidden cobblestoned alleyways lit by shrines to the saints and into ancient crypts filled with skulls; taste the myriad sweets and pastries for which the city is famous, and learn the art of arrangiarsi - all fuelled by pizza, the city's signature dish, and coffee, always coffee.

The English Boccaccio

A History in Books
Author: Guyda Armstrong
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442668555
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 496
View: 6120
The Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio has had a long and colourful history in English translation. This new interdisciplinary study presents the first exploration of the reception of Boccaccio’s writings in English literary culture, tracing his presence from the early fifteenth century to the 1930s. Guyda Armstrong tells this story through a wide-ranging journey through time and space – from the medieval reading communities of Naples and Avignon to the English court of Henry VIII, from the censorship of the Decameron to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, from the world of fine-press printing to the clandestine pornographers of 1920s New York, and much more. Drawing on the disciplines of book history, translation studies, comparative literature, and visual studies, the author focuses on the book as an object, examining how specific copies of manuscripts and printed books were presented to an English readership by a variety of translators. Armstrong is thereby able to reveal how the medieval text in translation is remade and re-authorized for every new generation of readers.

A Generation Of Love

Author: Fedele Cardinale
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1477234799
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
View: 9900
Does our personality originate in our mothers’ womb? Are our most ingrained fears set off by their heartbeat as we pick up their apprehensions and fears? This is a journey through Lorenzo Cardona’s teenage years, plagued by a deeply entrenched insecurity; his fear of rejection; of being the eternal unwanted creature. His struggle to build an identity in the harsh reality of small village life, in the heart of the South Italian peninsula; where conformity is the verb. Lorenzo’s fear of rejection a close scrutiny of his recurrent childhood dream of drowning in dark agitated waters, appears to have its origin as far back as his mother’s womb, as the love life of mother and son appear to be intertwined by a common destiny of emotional failure, in the apotheosis of the inescapable truth that there is no absconding from our biological fate, that our umbilical cord is eternal, nourishing us long after being severed. REVIEW A highly entertaining and witty novel - with universal appeal, where the supremacy of the love theme is mitigated by the light hearted tales of local myth, touching premises such as love, jealousy, gossip and senseless rivalry, served on a plate of typical and unique Mediterranean folklore told by the powerful voice of autobiographical narrative. KIRAN GROODOYAL author of Healing Express – Oracle Book

The Primacy of Love

An Introduction to the Ethics of Thomas Aquinas
Author: Paul J. Wadell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606083694
Category: Religion
Page: 162
View: 9309
Thomas Aquinas was a man with a strategy -- not a strategy to assist us in good decision-making or a strategy to help us resolve our problems of conscience, but a strategy to work toward our personal transformation in light of God's love for us. Aquinas has traditionally been represented as a man whose ethics are overly rational, excessively formal, and too scholarly to be of much use in contemporary society. The Primacy of Love gives us a fresh look at his ethical thought and invites us to become part of his vision of the moral life as partners in God's perfect love. Author Paul Wadell gives special attention to the role of the passions, affections, and emotions in our moral life and creates a richly humane and compelling study written in a clear and accessible style. The Primacy of Love is a modern map for our own moral journey that is not so much something to study, but a way of life in which to participate. To follow this journey is to take up an adventure that will involve you from the center of your being and will change you forever.

Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples

Author: Dr Matteo Soranzo
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472413571
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 178
View: 2455
Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples approaches poems as acts of cultural identity and investigates how a group of authors used poetry to develop a poetic style, while also displaying their position toward the culture of others. Starting from an analysis of Giovanni Pontano’s Parthenopeus and De amore coniugali, followed by a discussion of Jacopo Sannazaro’s Arcadia, Matteo Soranzo links the genesis and themes of these texts to the social, political and intellectual vicissitudes of Naples under the domination of Kings Alfonso and Ferrante. Delving further into Pontano’s literary and astrological production, Soranzo illustrates the consolidation and eventual dispersion of this author’s legacy by looking at the symbolic value attached to his masterpiece Urania, and at the genesis of Sannazaro’s De partu Virginis. Poetic works written in neo-Latin and the vernacular during the Aragonese domination, in this way, are examined not only as literary texts, but also as the building blocks of their authors’ careers.

A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol. XXXVI (Forty-Five Volumes); Sully-Thackeray

Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605202371
Category: History
Page: 548
View: 7895
Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 36 include: . the poetry of Sully-Prudhomme . the writings of Charles Sumner . the philosophy of Emanuel Swedenborg . the satire of Jonathan Swift . the poetry of Algernon Charles Swinburne . the writings of Tacitus . Tahitian literature . excerpts from the Talmud . the sermons of Jeremy Taylor . the poetry of Alfred Tennyson . the writings of William Makepeace Thackeray . and much, much more.

Italian Women's Writing, 1860-1994

Author: Sharon Wood
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780485910025
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
View: 1826
Women's writing in Italy from Unification to the present day, examining the lives and works of women writers within the context of Italian history, culture and politics. The changing face of Italian social and political life since Unification has greatly affected the position of women in Italy. This work explores the relation between the changing role of women over this period, then struggle for social and political emancipation and equality, and the search by women writers to a personal and authentic literary voice.

Atlas of Emotion

Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film
Author: Giuliana Bruno
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859848029
Category: Architecture
Page: 484
View: 720
Named a 2003 Book of the Year by The Guardian [London], winner of the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award in Culture and History (honoring "the world's best book on the moving images") and honored as an "Outstanding Academic Title" in Choice, the publication of the American Library Association. With forays into the fields of geography, art, architecture, design, cartography, and film, Giuliana Bruno's Atlas of Emotion is a highly original endeavour to map a cultural history of the visual arts. She insists throughout on the inseparability of seeing and travelling. In so doing, she touches on the art of Gerhard Richter and Annette Messager; the filmmaking of Peter Greenaway and Michelangelo Antonioni; the architecture of cinema and its precursors. Visually luscious and daring in conception, the voyage opens new vistas and understandings at every turn.

A Mystery in Naples

Author: Ermanno Rea
Publisher: Guernica Editions
ISBN: 9781550712025
Category: Fiction
Page: 497
View: 793
Relentlessly asking the question Why did my friend Francesca Nobili kill herself in Naples on Good Friday in 1961? this journalist keeps a diary that blurs the line between fact and fiction. Meditations on the beauty of Naples alternate with memories of old conversations as he tries to understand how Nobili, with her fervent belief in human goodness and social progress, could have chosen death over life.

A Season of Opera

From Orpheus to Ariadne
Author: M. Owen Lee
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802083876
Category: Music
Page: 241
View: 5944
Father Lee is internationally known for his commentaries on opera. This book gathers his best commentaries and articles on 23 works for the musical stage, from the pioneering Orpheus of Monteverdi to the forward-looking Ariadne of Richard Strauss.

True Season of Love

Author: Urenna Sander
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595601251
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
View: 1864
A medical journalist, renounced by her fianc, Olivia Moreno leaves the States to live in Paris with her sister, Connie. Considered reserved, on a whim, Olivia attends a masked charity ball in London. A masked Olivia escapes her comfort zone, partying and conversing with some of Connies fashionable and exclusive friends. There, Olivia meets Greek maverick, Ptolemy Verenis, a sword designer. Entranced by her liquid brown eyes, peering through an ornate mask, Ptolemy wins his bid for charity for Olivia and Connie to dine with him and a friend. A relationship with a perfect stranger is unlike sensible Olivia. After that night, Olivia wishes to forget what happened in London. She hopes never to see Ptolemy again. But Ptolemy is intent on finding her.

The Portrait of a Lady

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853261770
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
View: 2393
With an Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Reading. Transplanted to Europe from her native America, Isabel Archer has candour, beauty, intelligence, an independent spirit and a marked enthusiasm for life. An unexpected inheritance apparently gives her freedom, but despite all her natural advantages she makes one disastrous error of judgement and the result is genuinely tragic. Her tale, told with James' inimitable poise, is of the widest relevance. 'The phase when his (Henry James') genius functioned with the freest and fullest vitality is represented by 'The Portrait of a Lady'. - F R Leavis AUTHOR Although born in the United States, Henry James (1843-1916) was educated in Europe, and spend most of his later life in England, eventually becoming a British citizen. His novels often illustrate the clash of cultures between America and Europe, and in truth were not particularly popular during his lifetime, particularly in the country of his birth. In recent years, his novels have been adapted for film and television, and his supernatural stories, particularly 'The Turn of the Screw', remain highly regarded.

The Love of My Life

A Heartbreaking Story of Love, Loss and Family
Author: Louise Douglas
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330509063
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 4109
‘I miss him with every breath and heartbeat. He should have been my happy ending. Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story.’ Olivia and Luca Felicone had known each other nearly all their lives, but when they fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them. Luca’s parents run Marinella’s restaurant, the colourful hub of life in the otherwise bleak north-eastern seaside town of Watersford, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family. On a freezing January night Olivia’s life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident on the M1. She is left with nothing, and after suffering from weeks of overwhelming grief, she abandons her job and returns North to where Luca has been buried in Watersford, just to be close to him – even though she knows she will not be welcome at Marinella’s. Olivia’s chance meeting with Luca’s married twin brother, Marc, leads to the realization that he is experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own. Their desolation draws them into an affair which both know has no future, but fills the space where Luca should be. It is a course of action that can only spiral out of control, and when it does, the consequences are both explosive and cruel. The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas is a beautiful novel that portrays both the innocence of childhood, and the dynamics of love and loss with deftness and sensitivity. It is, above all, a stunning debut from an author with a unique and natural narrative voice.

The Evolution of European Identities

Biographical Approaches
Author: Graham Day,Robert Miller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137009276
Category: Social Science
Page: 307
View: 5072
The 'European project' is in a state of perpetual crisis in which the root cause is a lack of identification by ordinary citizens with Europe and European institutions. The Evolution of European Identities employs state of the art analysis of in-depth interviews by renowned practitioners to give a unique 'bottoms up' perspective on the development (or its lack) of a sense of 'European mental space'. Linking conceptual findings with case studies, the book provides unique insights into groups that have been especially sensitized by their life experiences to question what it means to be European in the twenty-first century. The groups explored in this book include: adults who experienced European education exchanges when young; transnational workers; civil society organization activists; persons involved in cross-border intimate relationships; farmers who are subject to European markets, regulations and subsidies; and migrants into 'fortress Europe'.

The Way of Ambition

Author: Robert Hichens
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465551158
Page: 507
View: 6996

The Child of Pleasure

Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio,Georgina Harding,Ernest Boyd
Publisher: Mondial
ISBN: 1595690581
Category: Fiction
Page: 198
View: 5381
Originally published in 1889, this work's protagonist Andrea Sperelli introduced the Italian culture to aestheticism and a taste for decadence. The young count seeks beauty, despises the bourgeois world, and rejects the basic rules of morality and social interaction. His corruption is evident in his sadistic superimposing of two women.

Medieval Italy

An Encyclopedia
Author: Christopher Kleinhenz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135948801
Category: History
Page: 2160
View: 713
This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.

Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revolution of 1799

Author: Vincenzo Cuoco
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442649453
Category: History
Page: 312
View: 1896
In his Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revolution of 1799, Cuoco synthesized the work of Machiavelli, Vico, and Enlightenment philosophers to offer an explanation for why and how revolutions succeed or fail.

The Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who Have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland

Author: Andrew Kippis
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 9783487405162
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 3055

A Chronology Of Western Classical Music 1600-2000

Author: Jon Paxman
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1783231211
Category: Music
Page: 704
View: 817
“A great reference tool for anyone who wants to explore the history of music.” - Philip Glass Jon Paxman's Classical Music 1600–2000: A Chronology interprets four centuries of Western classical music, considering its evolution from two different perspectives. Monumental in scope but lucid in style, this book will prove invaluable to anyone – student or enthusiast – who wants to comprehend the overwhelmingly rich and sometimes complex evolution of Western classical music. Classical Music 1600–2000: A Chronology features contributions by Terry Barfoot, Katy Hamilton, Thomas Lydon and Robert Rawson.