Jogo de cena em Bolzano
Author: Sándor Márai
Publisher: Editora Companhia das Letras
Em romance inédito no Brasil, Sándor Marái explora a melancolia e a irreverência do veneziano Giacomo Casanova. Condenado pela Inquisição por levar uma vida herética, Giacomo Casanova passou dezesseis meses numa prisão de segurança máxima até dela conseguir fugir. Partindo desse episódio, Sándor Márai empresta artifícios da opereta para criar um envolvente jogo de cena, imaginando que, três dias depois da fuga, os forasteiros teriam chegado em Bolzano, no extremo norte da Itália. Lá, o mal-afamado veneziano usará todas as artimanhas para bancar sua dispendiosa vida, mas terá seu destino abalado pelo encontro com fantasmas de um passado nem tão distante. Espécie de prévia de As brasas, este romance de 1940, até agora inédito no Brasil, também coloca em cena dois homens que se veem como joguetes do habilidoso ficcionista. O grande autor húngaro, além de inspirado criador de aforismos, demonstra mais uma vez sua maestria na construção de monólogos filosóficos saborosos, que tocam nos temas mais caros à literatura: destino, amor, honra, vaidade, vida e morte.
Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris’s world-famous Hôtel Ritz—a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance—from Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and The Secret of Chanel No. 5 When France fell to the Germans in June 1940, the legendary Hôtel Ritz on the Place Vendôme—an icon of Paris frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, American heiresses and risqué flappers, playboys, and princes—was the only luxury hotel of its kind allowed in the occupied city by order of Adolf Hitler. Tilar J. Mazzeo traces the history of this cultural landmark from its opening in fin de siècle Paris. At its center, The Hotel on Place Vendôme is an extraordinary chronicle of life at the Ritz during wartime, when the Hôtel was simultaneously headquarters to the highest-ranking German officers, such as Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring, and home to exclusive patrons, including Coco Chanel. Mazzeo takes us into the grand palace’s suites, bars, dining rooms, and wine cellars, revealing a hotbed of illicit affairs and deadly intrigue, as well as stunning acts of defiance and treachery. Rich in detail, illustrated with black-and-white photos, The Hotel on Place Vendôme is a remarkable look at this extraordinary crucible where the future of post-war France—and all of post-war Europe—was transformed.
'There's no one I trust more with my club's yarn than Martin Flanagan' - Bob Murphy The Western Bulldogs' 2016 premiership came from nowhere - they were the club with no luck, no stars, no right to win, no culture of success. They were the rank underdogs and they swept to victory on an unprecedented tide of goodwill that washed over the nation. Only Martin Flanagan could bring to life this particular miracle. The club's two guiding spirits - captain Bob Murphy and coach Luke Beveridge - welcomed him in, Beveridge making available his match diaries, pre-match notes and video highlights. Flanagan interviewed every player, watched every match, talked with the trainers, the women in the football department, the fans who never miss a training session, the cheer squad. What Flanagan shows is that the Bulldogs found a new way to play partly because they found a new way to be a team - a new way to support each other, even a new way to be. A Wink from the Universe takes us into the heart of the community Luke Beveridge and Bob Murphy dreamt into being with the support of the Bulldog people around them. This is a classic of sportswriting - a book for fans of the club, and of the game, but also a book for anyone who wants to know how a group of people can will a miracle to happen.
Beloved Chicago Man
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
On a visit to America in 1947, Simone de Beauvoir met the left-wing writer Nelson Algren and an intense, transatlantic love affair began. The couple met only once or twice a year, but between liaisons, de Beauvoir wrote Algren hundreds of letters; these letters are reproduced here.
To Infinity and Beyond
Author: Eli Maor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite. . . - David Hilbert (1862-1943) Infinity is a fathomless gulf, There is a story attributed to David Hilbert, the preeminent mathe into which all things matician whose quotation appears above. A man walked into a vanish. hotel late one night and asked for a room. "Sorry, we don't have o Marcus Aurelius (121- 180), Roman Emperor any more vacancies," replied the owner, "but let's see, perhaps and philosopher I can find you a room after alL" Leaving his desk, the owner reluctantly awakened his guests and asked them to change their rooms: the occupant of room #1 would move to room #2, the occupant of room #2 would move to room #3, and so on until each occupant had moved one room over. To the utter astonish ment of our latecomer, room #1 suddenly became vacated, and he happily moved in and settled down for the night. But a numbing thought kept him from sleep: How could it be that by merely moving the occupants from one room to another, the first room had become vacated? (Remember, all of the rooms were occupied when he arrived.
The Man Who Loved Dogs
Author: Leonardo Padura, Anna Kushner
After two years of obligatory social service, writer Ivan Cardenas Maturell returns to Havana where he, taking a job editing a veterinary magazine, meets a mysterious foreigner in the company of two Russian wolfhounds who confesses that he killed Leon Trotsky in Mexico City. 15,000 first printing.
"She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years."-Corriere della Sera "Ferrante dissects the personal microcosm so well, and with awesome lucidity and precision shows us the meanderings of a woman's mind, the suffering that accompanies being abandoned, and the awful rumbling of time passing."-El Mundo "Elena Ferrante has given us a startlingly beautiful novel of exceptional and bold strength."-Il Manifesto "Severe and rigorously unsentimental, packed full of passages written with dizzying intensity at a rare and acute pitch. Ferrante is at her best when her writing holds tight to those nagging, niggling obsessions that make up our mental landscapes."-La Stampa A national bestseller for almost an entire year, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published. It is the gripping story of a woman's descent into devastating emptiness after being abandoned by her husband with two young children to care for. When she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal.
On Highland Time
Author: Lexi Post
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
For fans of sexy Scottish Highlanders who know how to treat a woman like a lady. When someone changes history, affecting the future, Diana Montgomery, the most experienced agent of Time Weavers, Inc., travels back to 1306 Scotland to change it back. Her mission, to find the culprit and ensure a minor clan chief dies in battle as he originally had. Diana is well-prepared to infiltrate the small MacPherson clan. What she’s not prepared for is Torr MacPherson, the ruggedly handsome warrior with a kind heart and a steadfast loyalty—the Laird she’s supposed to ensure dies.
Dinheiro sem medo
Author: Eduardo Amuri
Publisher: Editora Saraiva
Sejamos sinceros: quase todo mundo é jogado na vida adulta sem um manual de instruções que ensine a lidar com dinheiro. Não falamos sobre isso em casa, não aprendemos sobre isso na escola e, entre nossos amigos, o tema é um tabu. O resultado? Somos sempre levados a pensar que lidar com dinheiro é uma tarefa árdua e sofrida. São muitas as perguntas sem respostas. Como me organizo para que sobre dinheiro no fim do mês? Será que alugo um imóvel ou junto dinheiro para dar como entrada na casa própria? Qual é o melhor aplicativo para fazer um bom planejamento financeiro? Aliás, preciso de um aplicativo? Deixo dinheiro na poupança ou abro conta em uma corretora? Como colocar o dinheiro para trabalhar para mim, sem virar um pãoduro? Em resumo: como lidar com dúvidas como essas e encontrar respostas que façam sentido para você? Em Dinheiro sem medo, o consultor Eduardo Amuri convida você a colocar o assunto na mesa. Partindo de um método extremamente simples – e usando casos reais de consultoria –, ele oferece um olhar descomplicado sobre as finanças e faz uma proposta inusitada: vamos repensar nossa relação com o dinheiro?
Author: Raphael Montes
A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of Brazil's most celebrated young crime writer. Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn't have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver—that is, until he meets Clarice. She's almost his exact opposite: exotic, spontaneous, unafraid to speak her mind. An aspiring screenwriter, she's working on a screenplay called Perfect Days about three friends who go on a road trip across Brazil in search of romance. Teo is obsessed. He begins to stalk her, first following her to her university, then to her home, and when she ultimately rejects him, he kidnaps her and they embark upon their very own twisted odyssey across Brazil, tracing the same route outlined in her screenplay. Through it all, Teo is certain that time is all he needs to prove to Clarice that they are made for each other, that time is all he needs to make her fall in love with him. But as the journey progresses, he digs himself deeper and deeper into a pit that he can't get out of, stopping at nothing to ensure that no one gets in the way of their life together. Both tense and lurid, and brimming with suspense from the very first page, Perfect Days is a psychological thriller in the vein of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley—a chilling journey in the passenger seat with a psychopath, and the English language debut of one of Brazil's most deliciously dark young writers.
A Castle in Romagna
Author: Igor Štiks, Russell Scott Valentino, Tomislav Kuzmanović
Publisher: Autumn Hill Books
Alternating between Renaissance Italy and Yugoslavia during the time of Tito, this novel tells two tales of love, intrigue, and betrayal. It is the summer of 1995, the war in Bosnia is raging, and the young Bosnian narrator is taking a tour of an Italian Renaissance castle. He soon finds himself caught up in the two tales of passion and intrigue that his Franciscan guide, a refugee like himself, relates. One is the story of Enzo Strecci, a Renaissance poet from Lombardy who has the ill fortune of falling in love with the wife of Francesco Mardi, his host and protector during a time of Hapsburg incursions and espionage. The other is the story of the Franciscan's own ill-fated passion for the local Communist police commander's daughter during Tito's rupture with Stalinism. Between Rimini, Italy, in 1535 and the Croatian island of Rab in 1948, lives and fates become intertwined, history repeats itself, and nostalgia for home proves itself to be bittersweet.
Author: Tony Bellotto
Publisher: Akashic Books
"In the latest entry to this globetrotting series, a man goes for a tarot reading and winds up poisoned by the daughter he never knew he had. And that’s just one story in a collection that takes us down the mysterious alleys and mazy favelas of Rio, just in time for the Olympic Games." --O, the Oprah Magazine "The latest installment of Akashic's geographically wide-ranging mystery series lands in Rio de Janeiro, a city whose famous imagery--the massive statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf mountain, the beautiful beaches--constitutes the public face of the city, but behind lurks a 'world of shadows, blood, intrigue, violence, hideouts, and mystery'...A good introduction to writers of the region and to the dark side of a very sunny place." --Booklist "As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 summer Olympics amid fears of the Zika virus, this anthology of 14 dark and violent short stories set in the Brazilian city might give prospective visitors more reasons to be concerned...A solid addition to Akashic's acclaimed noir series." --Publishers Weekly "Bellotto has assembled here a winning cast of writers whose own procurers, colonels, cops, traffickers, socialites, slum-dwellers, embezzlers, tourists, detectives, journalists, politicians, assassins, outlaws, and coup-plotters jump off every page and into your bed. This anthology is delicious and deliciously discomforting." --Words Without Borders, Included in The Watchlist "These clever, well written stories are for anyone who wants to get a 'behind the scenes' look at Rio, where drugs, violence, sex and murder are major themes. All of these stories show Rio as a city that is teeming with life, even if some of it is dark and shadowy." --Susanne's Booklist Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Brand-new stories by: Tony Bellotto, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, MV Bill, Luiz Eduardo Soares, Guilherme Fiuza, Arthur Dapieve, Victoria Saramago, Arnaldo Bloch, Adriana Lisboa, Alexandre Fraga dos Santos, Marcelo Ferroni, Flávio Carneiro, Raphael Montes, and Luis Fernando Verissimo. All stories translated from Portuguese by Clifford Landers (Coelho's The Alchemist, etc.). From the introduction by Tony Bellotto: "The images of Rio de Janeiro are well known: high rises aligned along white sandy beaches, a blue sea, freshwater lakes, and luxuriant forests that stretch through winding mountains of stone...the open arms of Christ the Redeemer blessing a happy, cordial, mixed-race people ever ready to dance a samba or offer a welcoming smile to the tourists who move about in the streets admiring beautiful women shimmying nude atop floats in Carnival parades...Opa! This is not a tourist guide. The city revealed in this book is a different Rio. Even though famous landscapes are present in the pages of Rio Noir, what is exposed here is a world of shadows, blood, intrigue, violence, hideouts, and mystery (and also of humor, of course, as is necessary with any undertaking involving Cariocas)...Whether we have succeeded in deciphering an enigma with the dramas of our procurers, card readers, colonels, cops, traffickers, socialites, slum dwellers, embezzlers, tourists, brokers, detectives, journalists, politicians, assassins, editors, outlaws, travelers, coup plotters, writers, lovers, and everyday citizens, I don't know. But we have surely added a large shadow to the sunny landscape of this wonderful city."
From ancient medicine men to modern holistic healers, people from every culture have recognized the potent healing properties of plants and herbs. Readily available and easy to use, the herbal remedies in this book provide a completely natural way to prevent and treat everyday illnesses as well as maintain general good health.Here, step-by-step instructions and beautiful color photographs show how to prepare and use herbs in ointments, lotions, compresses, poultices, baths, and teas to treat more than ninety-one common ailments such as:• Colds and flu• Depression• Asthma• Indigestion• Acne• Anemia• Insomnia• Eczema• High blood pressure• ArthritisAn ideal companion to Aromatherapy for Common Ailments and Acupressure for Common Ailments, this unique guide makes it easy to become proficient at the safe and powerful healing art of herbalism.
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Author: WILLIAM FAULKNER
The Piano Cemetery
Author: Jos ̌Lus̕ Peixoto, José Luís Peixoto
Publisher: A&C Black
The extraordinary story of two generations in a Lisbon family and of a father's attempt to outrun his fate in the marathon at the Stockholm Olympics in 1908.