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Cavalli e altri Dubbi

by Daniela Giovannetti Mois Benarroch

"Se dovessi scegliere qualcuno da nominare per il Premio Nobel, sicuramente sarebbe lui." Klaus Gerken, editor di Ygdrasil "L'erede di Yehuda Amichai" Prof. Aviad M. Kleinberg, autore di Prophets in Their Own Country

Al Oír Sobre la Muerte de Mi Madre Seis Años Después de que Ocurrió

by Lori Schafer Héctor Molina

Era la primavera de 1989. Tenía dieciséis, era una estudiante honoraria de preparatoria. Tenía lo que toda adolescente quiere: una familia estable, un lindo hogar en los suburbios, un gran grupo de amigos, grandes planes para mi futuro, y ninguna razón para creer que nada de eso cambiaría. Entonces llegó la psicosis de mi madre. Experminenté de primera mano el terror de ver a alguien que amaba transformarse en un montruo - El terror de descubrir que yo sería su primera víctima. Durante años he vivido con la tristeza de saber que ella, también, era una víctima - La víctima de una terrible enfermedad que la consumió y destruyó a la mujer fuerte y cuidadosa que una vez llamé Mamá. La enfermedad de mi madre se llevó todo. Mi familia, mi hogar, mis amigos, mi futuro. Año y medio más tarde estaría viviendo sola en la calle del otro lado del país, preguntándome si podría sobrevivir por mi cuenta. Pero lo hice. Así es como mi madre - mi madre real - me crió. Para sobrevivir. Ella, también, era una sobreviviente

Aux portes de Tanger

by Mois Benarroch Francis Bernajuzan

À la mort de leur père, la famille Benzimra découvre au travers de son testament l'existence d'un fils illégitime, le fruit de sa relation avec une femme musulmane au Maroc. Pour recevoir l'héritage, la famille se voit obligée de faire tout son possible pour le retrouver. Provenant de lieux aussi distincts que Jérusalem, Madrid, New York et Paris, ils débutent ainsi leur voyage vers Tétouan à la recherche de leur frère perdu ; un voyage dans lequel ils devront se confronter à leurs racines marocaines et à leur judaïsme, un voyage qui les fera réfléchir à leur identité ; une voyage dont ils ressortiront différents. Cette œuvre dévoile comment vit la société israélienne en plein conflit sépharade-ashkénaze, les liens et tensions entre le monde arabe et l'Europe, entre les cultures moyen-orientale et occidentale. Un monde complexe et nuancé dont on ne perçoit souvent que quelques traits grossiers sous l'œil des médias. Un roman qui traite d'un sujet peu connu, celui des juifs du nord du Maroc, un roman dont l'intrigue porte le lecteur entre humour et érotisme, qui l'emmène jusqu'à l'inceste, mais tout en lui laissant toujours une porte ouverte, un chemin de retour.

Human Rights and Legal Judgments: The American Story

by Austin Sarat

Human rights can be defined as the basic fundamental rights inherent to all human beings in any society. How these rights are made available and protected in individual countries is an area of much study and debate. Focusing on the significance of human rights in American law and politics, this book seeks to understand when, where, and how American law recognizes and responds to claims made in the name of human rights. How are they used by social movements as they advance rights claims? When are human rights claims accommodated and resisted? Do particular kinds of human rights claims have greater resonance domestically than others? What cultural and psychological factors impede the development of a human rights culture in the United States? This is an exciting and engaging volume that will appeal to a broad range of scholars, practitioners, and students interested in the study of human rights.

Catechisms and Women’s Writing in Seventeenth-Century England

by Paula Mcquade

Catechisms and Women's Writing in Seventeenth-Century England is a study of early modern women's literary use of catechizing. Paula McQuade examines original works composed by women - both in manuscript and print, as well as women's copying and redacting of catechisms - and construction of these materials from other sources. By studying female catechists, McQuade shows how early modern women used the power and authority granted to them as mothers to teach religious doctrine, to demonstrate their linguistic skills, to engage sympathetically with Catholic devotional texts, and to comment on matters of contemporary religious and political import - activities that many scholars have considered the sole prerogative of clergymen. This book addresses the question of women's literary production in early modern England, demonstrating that reading and writing of catechisms were crucial sites of women's literary engagements during this time.

Germany’s Empire in the East: Germans and Romania in an Era of Globalization and Total War

by David Hamlin

This book puts German policy toward Romania and the German East into a global context. One of the signal events of the twentieth century was Germany's effort to construct an empire in Europe modeled on the European experience outside Europe. The turn to European empire resulted less from the dynamics of capitalist expansion than from a deep crisis in global political and economic order. Confronted with the global economic and political power of the western allies, the Germans turned to Eastern Europe to construct a dependent space, tied to Germany as Central America was to the US. The First World War transformed how Germans thought about international order, empire and the nature of Romanians. The domestic consequences of Germany's eviction from global markets authorized deep interventions in Romanian society to establish a pre-eminent position for the German state inside Romania. David Hamlin embeds occupation and war aims in economic concerns.

Failures of American Methods of Lawmaking in Historical and Comparative Perspectives

by Philip K. Howard James R. Maxeiner

In this book, James R. Maxeiner takes on the challenge of demonstrating that historically American law makers did consider a statutory methodology as part of formulating laws. In the nineteenth century, when the people wanted laws they could understand, lawyers inflicted judge-made, statute-destroying, common law on them. Maxeiner offers the cure for common law, in the form of sensible statute law. Building on this historical evidence, Maxeiner shows how rule-making in civil law jurisdictions in other countries makes for a far more equitable legal system. Sensible statute laws fit together: one statute governs, as opposed to several laws that even lawyers have trouble disentangling. In a statute law system, lawmakers make laws for the common good in sensible procedures, and judges apply sensible laws and do not make them. This book shows how such a system works in Germany and would be a solution for the American legal system as well.

Transitional Justice and the Former Soviet Union: Reviewing the Past, Looking toward the Future (Basees/routledge Series On Russian And East European Studies)

by Lavinia Stan Cynthia M. Horne

In the twenty-five years since the Soviet Union was dismantled, the countries of the former Soviet Union have faced different circumstances and responded differently to the need to redress and acknowledge the communist past and the suffering of their people. While some have adopted transitional justice and accountability measures, others have chosen to reject them; these choices have directly affected state building and societal reconciliation efforts. This is the most comprehensive account to date of post-Soviet efforts to address, distort, ignore, or recast the past through the use, manipulation, and obstruction of transitional justice measures and memory politics initiatives. Editors Cynthia M. Horne and Lavinia Stan have gathered contributions by top scholars in the field, allowing the disparate post-communist studies and transitional justice scholarly communities to come together and reflect on the past and its implications for the future of the region.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Enriched Classics Ser.)

by Harriet Jacobs

Tormented by her master, a young mother plots a daring escape, in this courageous and captivating slave narrative When her mother dies, six-year-old slave girl Linda Brent is sent to the big house, where she grows up serving a gentle mistress who teaches her to read and write. But the mistress's death brings about a sudden and terrible change in Linda's fortunes. Her lecherous new master torments Linda mercilessly, making her life a living hell. Unable to join her two young children in their escape to the North, Linda hides in the attic above her grandmother's house. For seven years, she waits for the opportunity to flee North Carolina and reunite with her son and daughter in the land of freedom. But when the chance finally comes, Linda discovers she has yet more pain to endure. Based on the true story of Harriet Jacobs's escape from the South, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of American literature's most powerful indictments of the evils of slavery. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Essays: Second Series. --

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The major works of one of the nineteenth century's most influential philosophers In the early days of the American experiment, as the states spread across the continent and the young nation was reshaped by the Industrial Revolution, no intellectual held more power than Ralph Waldo Emerson. The leading light of the Transcendentalists, Emerson spent his life devising a uniquely American philosophy, a worldview as suited to the bustling docks of Boston as it is to the endless expanses of the West. Through lectures, letters, and essays, Emerson helped a nation discover its identity. In this collection, which includes such monumental essays as "Nature," "Self-Reliance," and "The American Scholar," Emerson brilliantly articulates his philosophy of individualism and nonconformity. An inspiration to Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and countless other literary and political figures, Emerson exerted a profound influence that continues to be felt more than a century after his death. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: With An Afterword; Revealing Secrets Of The Curse (Wordsworth Classics Series (PDF))

by James Hogg

The haunting story of two brothers: one happy, the other tormented by demons George and Robert are brothers, but their upbringings couldn't have been more different. George was raised by his fun-loving father, while Robert was brought up in the stern Calvinist faith, taught to see Satan lurking around every corner. The siblings were always enemies, and when George is found with a sword buried in his back, Robert is named the culprit, beginning a strange and terrible journey that will take him out of his mind--and into the arms of the devil himself. This unique novel, first published in 1824, is one of the most remarkable explorations of supernatural evil in Western literature. A gothic masterpiece told from multiple perspectives, its influence can be felt in the works of authors from Robert Louis Stevenson to Stephen King. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy

The fates of two ill-matched couples intertwine in this poignant masterpiece from one of England's greatest novelists Eustacia Vye is as wild and beautiful as the landscape that surrounds her grandfather's house on Egdon Heath. Dark-haired, tempestuous, and haughty, she yearns to escape her rural corner of England, and believes that by marrying Clym Yeobright, a native of the heath just returned from Paris, she will find the romance and adventure her heart craves. But Clym's interests run in the opposite direction--toward comfort, community, and tradition--and the young couple's happy union soon turns miserable. When a former suitor pays a fateful visit, Eustacia must decide whether to break her vows to Clym or forego her exotic dreams forever. One of Thomas Hardy's most beloved novels, The Return of the Native brilliantly evokes the dangerous allure of romantic fantasies. Rich in mythological allusions yet grounded in the hard realities of nineteenth-century village life, it is one of the most heartbreaking tragedies ever told. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

by Thomas Hardy

Bound by tradition and circumstance, an innocent young woman makes a fateful choice, in this heartrending novel from the author of Far from the Madding Crowd Convinced that his impoverished family has noble connections, John Durbeyfield implores his daughter, Tess, to visit the wealthy Mrs. D'Urberville and claim kin. Reluctantly, Tess agrees, but when she falls prey to the manipulations of Alec D'Urberville, the widow's dissolute son, her search for love and happiness takes a disastrous turn. An earnest suitor named Angel Clare offers hope for salvation, but Tess must decide whether to confess her sins to the minister's son--or bury them forever. First published in 1891, Tess of the D'Urbervilles scandalized Victorian readers with its frank depictions of female sexuality and its impassioned criticism of social conventions. Now widely recognized as Thomas Hardy's masterpiece, this tragic story of virtue destroyed is one of the most moving and unforgettable novels in English literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Mon Monstre - Imagier - Niveau 1 Livre 1

by Kaz Campbell Ece Çetin

Livre d'Apprendre A Lire Imagier plein d'illustrations pour rendre l'Apprentissage A Lire plus facile pour les enfants de 2 à 5 ans Apprendre A Lire Imagier Livre pour les Lecteurs Débutants. Dans le Livre 1 il y a plus de 100 pages avec des images colorées et intéressantes des Personnes, des Animaux, des Couleurs, des Tailles, des Lieux, de Transport et des Actions et leurs mots correspondants. Ce livre est le 1er Livre dans la série de Mon Monstre Apprend A Lire. Travaillez avec cette série de livres et vous serez capable d'apprendre à votre enfant à lire et leur donner un début de tête massive. Il y a 3 livres de l'Imagier dans le Niveau 1 (mots simples et des images) et chaque livre couvre 7 domaines différents. Les livres dans la série Apprendre A Lire sont tous numérotés, alors commencez avec Livre 1 et continuez à travailler avec les autres. Les livres de Niveau 2 (il y a aussi trois livres dans ce niveau) contiennent également les mots de l’Imagier, mais au lieu de mots simples, ils sont combinés en phrases courtes et simples. Une image accompagne chaque phrase... en rendant plus facile pour votre enfant à lire. L a série de Mon Monstre Apprend A Lire est la voie parfaite pour enseigner votre enfant à lire. Ce livre a également un certain nombre de conseils aux parents pour l’enseignement de la lecture afin d’aider vous et votre enfant.

Réussir à l'école

by Karen Campbell Isabelle

Saviez-vous que vous, les parents, étiez un facteur de réussite ou d'échec scolaire pour votre enfant ? Si votre enfant rencontre des difficultés à l'école maternelle ou primaire, vous pouvez l'aider à acquérir les compétences de base que sont la lecture, l'écriture, l'orthographe, les mathématiques et les sciences. Au cours des 30 dernières années, Karen Campbell et son co-auteur (toutes deux enseignantes et expertes en éducation) ont aidé des centaines de parents désireux d'aider leurs enfants sans savoir comment procéder. Cet ouvrage vous proposera des stratégies et des activités qui feront sans aucun doute toute la différence dans l'apprentissage de votre enfant et dans ses études. Cet ouvrage est le sixième tome d'une série destinée à vous donner les clés nécessaires pour aider votre enfant, non seulement au niveau scolaire, mais aussi pour ses compétences individuelles et sociales, l'apprentissage précoce des enfants, la communication avec vos enfants, la puberté (sans les détails crus que les jeunes enfants n'ont pas besoin de connaître), comment se faire des amis et les garder, comment modifier le comportement de votre enfant dès maintenant, et comment élever un enfant sûr de lui, positif, résistant et concentré. Tous ces ouvrages sont réunis dans la collection 'Le piège de la parentalité', un incontournable pour tous les parents. Les deux auteurs se sont donné pour mission de partager leurs connaissances et leurs expériences avec les parents du monde entier. Elles vous expliquent comment aider votre enfant à exploiter tout son potentiel et à vivre une vie heureuse et réussie.

Quadro Imperfeito

by Claudio Ruggeri Mônica Eriko Inoue

Um homem é encontrado morto dentro de uma galeria de arte e o comissário Germano deve estabelecer a verdade entre várias hipóteses numa investigação marcada pela melancolia.

Society for New Testament Studies: The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Culture (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series #168)

by Allen Garrick V.

The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Culture explores the relationship between the writing of Revelation and its early audience, especially its interaction with Jewish Scripture. It touches on several areas of scholarly inquiry in biblical studies, including modes of literary production, the use of allusions, practices of exegesis, and early engagements with the Book of Revelation. Garrick Allen brings the Book of Revelation into the broader context of early Jewish literature, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and other important works. Arguing that the author of the New Testament Apocalypse was a 'scribal expert, someone who was well-versed in the content of Jewish Scripture and its interpretation', he demonstrates that John was not only a seer and prophet, but also an erudite reader of scripture.

Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy and Law: Legal Theory after Legal Positivism (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy and Law)

by Alexander Somek

What is law? The usual answer is that the law is a system of norms. But this answer gives us at best half of the story. The law is a way of relating to one another. We do not do this as lovers or friends and not as people who are interested in obtaining guidance from moral insight. In a legal context, we are cast as 'character masks' (Marx), for example, as 'buyer' and 'seller' or 'landlord' and 'tenant'. We expect to have our claims respected simply because the law has given us rights. We do not want to give any other reason for our behavior than the fact that we have a legal right. Backing rights up with coercive threats indicates that we are willing to accept legal obligations unwillingly. This book offers a conceptual reconstruction of the legal relation on the basis of a critique of legal positivism.

Kemalist Turkey and the Middle East: International Relations in the Interwar Period

by Amit Bein

To better understand the lasting legacy of international relations in the post-Ottoman Middle East, we must first re-examine Turkey's engagement with the region during the interwar period. Long assumed to be a period of deliberate disengagement and ruptured ties between Turkey and its neighbours, Amit Bein instead argues that in the volatile 1930s, Turkey was in fact perceived as taking steps towards increasing its regional prominence. Bein examines the unstable situation along Turkey's Middle Eastern borders, the bilateral diplomatic relations Ankara established with fledgling governments in the region, grand plans for transforming Turkey into a major transit hub for Middle Eastern and Eurasian transportation and trade, and Ankara's effort to enhance its image as a model for modernization of non-Western societies. Through this, he offers a fresh, enlightening perspective on the Kemalist legacy that still resonates in the modern politics of the region today.

The Regionalisation of Competition Law and Policy within the ASEAN Economic Community

by Burton Ong

This edited volume of essays examines a wide range of issues related to the regionalisation of competition policy in South East Asia, where the ten member states of ASEAN have launched the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). <P><P>Written by a diverse group of academics, practitioners and policy-makers, this book explore issues such as the role of competition policy in facilitating the market-integration ambitions of the ASEAN member states, the challenges arising from divergences in the national competition law regimes of the ASEAN member states, and the absence of a supranational legal framework and the future of competition policy in light of the AEC Blueprint 2025. Given the nexus between regional competition policy and regional market integration, this book will be of particular interest to lawyers, economists and policy-makers working in the fields of competition law and regional trade law.

The Temne of Sierra Leone: African Agency in the Making of a British Colony

by Joseph J. Bangura

Much of the research and study of the formation of Sierra Leone focuses almost exclusively on the role of the so-called Creoles, or descendants of ex-slaves from Europe, North America, Jamaica, and Africa living in the colony. In this book, Joseph J. Bangura cuts through this typical narrative surrounding the making of the British colony, and instead offers a fresh look at the role of the often overlooked indigenous Temne-speakers. Bangura explores, however, the socio-economic formation, establishment, and evolution of Freetown, from the perspective of different Temne-speaking groups, including market women, religious figures, and community leaders and the complex relationships developed in the process. Examining key issues, such as the politics of belonging, African agency, and the creation of national identities, Bangura offers an account of Sierra Leone that sheds new perspectives on the social history of the colony.

Tales of the Jazz Age: (webster's French Thesaurus Edition)

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A master craftsman brings one of the most fascinating periods in American history to vivid life in these provocative and poignant short stories Born gray-haired and grumpy, Benjamin Button may be an infant, but his body and personality are those of an old man. Curiously, however, he grows younger with each passing year. Benjamin is aging backwards, which begs the question, when does a man become a man? And how do we recognize our true selves? A delightful fable that poses serious inquiries about the nature of existence, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's best-known stories and the centerpiece of this legendary collection. From the Jazz Age decadence of "May Day" to the delightful fantasy of "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," these evocative tales showcase one of the twentieth century's greatest authors at the height of his talent.

Flappers and Philosophers (Enriched Classics Ser.)

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Witty, wise, and beautifully poignant short stories from a master of the form Bernice is pretty but awkward. She can't dance, flirt, or hold her liquor. When her sophisticated cousin, Marjorie, finally decides to help the poor girl, the results are dramatic--suddenly the boys are interested in Bernice. Too interested, thinks Marjorie. So she decides to play a cruel trick--but Bernice gets the last laugh. First published in the Saturday Evening Post, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" is a classic tale of the Jazz Age and but one of the highlights of this classic story collection. Other gems include "The Ice Palace," "The Cut-Glass Bowl," and "The Offshore Pirate," a delightfully clever story about a spoiled young girl who falls in love with an unlikely suitor. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

This Side of Paradise: (webster's Thesaurus Edition) (Oxford World's Classics)

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The bestselling novel that established F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary reputation and brought to vivid life the glory and despair of the "Lost Generation" Raised by his mother, a charismatic eccentric determined to show her son the very best that life has to offer, Amory Blaine spends his childhood traveling from one party to the next. For this worldly sophisticate, life is heaven--until reality comes crashing through the door. When a burst appendix limits his mobility, Blaine is sent to live in Minneapolis, where he finds that his unique sensibility does not endear him to the other boys. From prep school to Princeton to the crushing inhumanity of the US Army during World War I, Blaine searches for his proper place in the world. His quest brilliantly personifies the struggles of an entire generation that came of age in a time of great turmoil. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Gli insegnamenti di Baraka

by Mois Benarroch Ivano Conte

Il celebre poema di Mois Benarroch, in italiano. Salutato come uno dei massimi poeti israeliani, le poesie di Benarroch sono state pubblicate in una dozzina di lingue, comprese l'urdu e il cinese. Julia Uceda ritiene che nella sua poesia Benarroch abbia in mano la memoria del mondo, mentre José Luis Garcia Martin pensa che i suoi poemi siano più che poesia, sono un documento. Testimone del suo tempo, Benarroch iniziò a scrivere poesia quando aveva 15 anni, in inglese, e ha sempre scritto nella sua lingua madre, lo spagnolo. "Se avessi un voto per la nomination per il premio nobel, lui sarebbe un candidato." Klaus Gerken, Ygdrasil editor. La sua reputazione è cresciuta regolarmente e i suoi libri sono stati pubblicati in Spagna, in Israele e negli Stati Uniti. Ha vinto il premio letterario Prime Minister's Literary Awards nel 2008 e il premio Yehuda Amichai nel 2012.

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