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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Maria Callas, «the divine», the voice of the century if we were only allowed to choose one, was a child languishing in a New York foster home, overwhelmed by emotional deprivation...
Georges Brassens, a misguided boy, owes to his high school teacher the discovery of the poetry that would give a new ..
This manual is the result of an exhaustive work of documentation and reflection in the field of resilience, born from the formative experience accumulated by the authors over the last few years. The texts gathered here are also endorsed by all those people who at some point have been part of ADDIMA ..
This handbook offers a panoramic view of translation practice. By means of a deductive approach, which goes from the most general to the most particular, it proposes a journey that begins with the most theoretical aspects related to philosophy and language; it goes through the specific characteristi..
Are you attracted to paradoxes and optical illusions but have not attended higher studies in mathematics, logic or philosophy? With this fascinating book, packed with magnificent illustrations, we invite you to enter a maze of mental curiosities and incredible contradictions that have marked univers..