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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788416919222
The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Sylvia Plath has been one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, whose work has not yet exhausted the inspiration of her readers. But behind the appearance of the beautiful, blonde American housewife, with which the poet liked to present herself in her most successful years, are hid..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788497841344
The Little Ice Age
The Little Ice Age is a gripping story that covers a long period of Modern Europe (1300-1850) characterized by frequent, unpredictable and continuous cold waves that resulted in famine, disease and pain, but also in wonderful examples of the portentous adaptation of human beings to climatic changes...
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788474328462
Ambiguous Loss
When a loved one dies, we mourn their loss. We console ourselves with the rituals that accompany their passing and seek support from those around us. But what happens when there is no end, when perhaps a family member or friend is still alive and yet we have already lost him or her? Like a mother wh..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788417835613
Laughter Shall se us Free
A gripping and dizzying work that reconstructs the history and fate of some Jewish comedians who, in the 1930s, gave Central European cabaret and show business, and in particular the Berlin show business, its legendary greatness. The fate of these artists was inexorably cut short by Hitler's rise to..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788418914430
The Society of Excess
Happiness has become an almost insoluble dilemma, and the pursuit of it is a real obstacle to a good life. «People who seek only material gain risk their lives lightly. Is this not a mistake of our generation?» asked Chuang-Tzu as far back as the middle of the fourth century B.C. More than two thous..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788497849609
The Wounded Souls
Wounded Souls is a book about the traces of childhood, the need for storytelling and the mechanisms of memory, elements developed from the narration of Boris Cyrulnik's personal experiences up to his adolescence. A journey where one can find that the intellectual concerns of the author are already h..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788417835101
The Forms of Forgetting
This profound study by Marc Augé analyzes the cultural functions of forgetting and its various forms of ritualization, since forgetting is intimately related to remembering and is as necessary as the latter for social and personal identity. Remembering and forgetting have a relationship of interdepe..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788497845434
The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)
The simplicity and lightness of gadgets like the iPod have popularized simplicity. But sometimes, we get caught in a paradox: we want something simple and easy to use, but we want it to be able to do all the complex things we want it to do. In The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda provides the keys: te..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788497848008
Lines: a Brief History
How are walking, weaving, observing, narrating, singing, drawing and writing similar? The answer is that, in one way or another, all of the above are carried out through lines. Seen in this way, the whole of History is a line, made up of little lines. In this book Tim Ingold imagines a world in whic..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788416919833
Literature in the Laboratory
Is it possible for a computer program to identify literary genres as well as human reasoning, to completely sequence a set of novels in order to trace the peculiarity of the stylistic phenomenon? The research of Franco Moretti and his team, the Stanford Literary Lab founded in 2010, has confirmed it..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788418525513
Mad About Numbers
Edouard Lucas was an excellent mathematician, well known for his studies in the field of Number Theory, for discovering the largest prime number before the invention of computers and for conceiving the Tower of Hanoi, a popular game that computer science students use as a programming exercise. Peire..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788416919208
Non-Places
Non-places did not exist in the past. They are properly contemporary spaces of anonymous confluence, where people in transit must settle down for some waiting time, whether at the exit of the plane, the train or the subway that is about to arrive. They barely allow a furtive exchange of glances betw..
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