Cose di questo mondo e quell'altro (Italian Edition) by Cosmopolito

By Cosmopolito

Chi intende dedicare il proprio impegno alla politica, se non appartiene già alla categoria degli indiavolati e intende fare carriera, deve vendere l'anima al diavolo. Tutti partecipano affinché costui arrivi più in alto possibile. Parenti, amici, paesani e corregionali, non curanti delle idee e delle capacità del candidato, tutti si adoperano e si aspettano dall’eletto, favoritismo e piaceri. Pia illusione. Un vecchio politico ormai defunto spesso ripeteva: “prima ai denti e dopo ai parenti.” Il politico è l'inventore dei disagi e dei problemi dei cittadini allo scopo di proporsi e riproporsi quale risolutore degli stessi. Ove l'interesse del politico, come ogni dipendente pubblico, riguarda un cittadino in particolare, pur essendo un tuo sacrosanto diritto, è una grazia concessa. Ogni ringraziamento non vale mai quanto l. a. grazia ricevuta.Il suo è un incarico senza vincolo di mandato. Non deve rendere conto a nessuno. Ancora di più pensano così e agiscono in tal senso Principi, Principini e Principe consorte che al politico stanno più vicino e che si sentono artefici del successo dello stesso.
Hanno contatto con il diavolo perché nessuno come il buon politico è capace di mimetizzarsi e mascherarsi come il diavolo. Tutti i buoni politici agiscono con l'inganno similmente al diavolo. Traditori. consistent with le loro carriere e poltrone non esitano a tradire e dimenticare le motivazioni consistent with le quali l'hanno votato.
I politici investendo il diavolo, con lui investe tutta l'umanità. Altrimenti non si spiega il comportamento "diavolesco" della maggioranza dei componenti della società moderna. I primi advert essere indiavolati sono i giudici. Infatti loro credono di essere tanti Padreterni in terra. Poi ci sono gli avvocati che non possono svolgere los angeles loro professione senza patteggiare con il diavolo. Infine tanti altri che volenti o nolenti vengono contaminati.
Biografia di Mino
Mino nasce appena nel dopo guerra, nell'anno 1946. Ultimo di dieci figli, il più viziato e coccolato. Egli appena nato, muore e resuscita. Figlio di contadini, inizia advert andare in campagna ancora nella culla. Comincia a lavorare all’età di cinque anni. Cresce lavorando e studiando fino al degree di geometra. Capisce fin da piccolo che nella Società Civile ci sono le persone consistent with bene e i “cafoni”; che ci sono le persone importanti e quelle che non contano niente; che tra i ragazzi ci sono i figli di papà, “figli d'avvocato, medici, dottori, professori e preti” e i mezzi figli di papà, “figli di dipendenti pubblici, commercianti, imprenditori”. l. a. mamma gli afferma che according to diventare personality consistent with bene e importante, l'unica through è quella di studiare, ma anche quella di lavorare. Continua così fino al conseguimento della laurea in Economia e Commercio.
Nel 1995 muore l. a. mamma e lo lascia solo. Gli vengono strani sogni e parla di Dio e con Dio-. - Incontra Aria con l. a. quale si sposa. ecc.ecc.

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Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in by Maureen Perkins

By Maureen Perkins

The 13 essays during this quantity come from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, South Africa, and Hawai‘i. With a shared concentrate on the categorical neighborhood stipulations that effect the ways that existence narratives are advised, the authors interact with quite a few educational disciplines, together with anthropology, background, media reports, and literature, to problem claims that lifestyles writing is an solely Western phenomenon. Addressing the typical wish to think of lived event, the authors enlist interdisciplinary views to interrogate the variety of cultural types to be had for representing and knowing lives.

Contributors: Maria Faini, Kenneth George, Philip Holden, David T. Hill, Craig Howes, Bryan Kuwada, Kirin Narayan, Maureen Perkins, Peter learn, Tony Simoes da Silva, Mathilda Slabbert, Gerry van Klinken, Pei-yi Wu.

30 illus.

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Chicago's Polish Downtown (Images of America) by Victoria Granacki

By Victoria Granacki

Polish Downtown is Chicago's oldest Polish payment and used to be the capital of yankee Polonia from the 1870s in the course of the first 1/2 the twentieth century. approximately all Polish undertakings of any end result within the U.S. in the course of that point both began or have been directed from this a part of Chicago's close to northwest facet. This publication illustrates the 1st seventy five years of this influential Polish local. Featured are essentially the most attractive church buildings in Chicago-St. Stanislaus Kostka, Holy Trinity, and St. John Cantius-stunning examples of Renaissance and Baroque Revival structure that shape a part of the most important focus of Polish parishes in Chicago. The headquarters for nearly each significant Polish association in the US have been clustered inside blocks of one another, and 4 Polish-language day-by-day newspapers have been released right here. the center of the photographic assortment during this e-book is from the wide library and data of the Polish Museum of the US, nonetheless situated within the neighborhood.

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Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zone by Carole Boyce Davies

By Carole Boyce Davies

Drawing on either own adventure and significant thought, Carole Boyce Davies illuminates the dynamic complexity of Caribbean tradition and strains its migratory styles during the Americas. either a memoir and a scholarly examine, Caribbean areas: Escapes from Twilight Zones explores the multivalent meanings of Caribbean house and neighborhood in a cross-cultural and transdisciplinary perspective.


From her early life in Trinidad and Tobago to lifestyles and paintings in groups and universities in Nigeria, Brazil, England, and the USA, Carole Boyce Davies portrays a wealthy and fluid set of private studies. She displays on those routine to appreciate the interrelated dynamics of race, gender, and sexuality embedded in Caribbean areas, in addition to many Caribbean people's tense and transformative tales of displacement, migration, exile, and infrequently go back. eventually, Boyce Davies reestablishes the connections among concept and perform, highbrow paintings and activism, and private and personal space.

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Woman on Top: The Art of Smashing Stereotypes and Breaking by Loretta Chen

By Loretta Chen

Meet the vivacious Loretta Chen up-close and private during this candid account of her existence, passions and occupation within the leisure industry.

A bold biography via considered one of Singapore’s so much fashionable leisure personalities, Dr Loretta Chen, as she stocks her heartbreaks and worthy existence lessons.

Laugh and cry with her as she recounts her vibrant existence, from starting to be up with a recognized sibling (MediaCorp actor Edmund Chen), being open approximately being a lesbian in staid Singapore and fascinating in civic politics, to heart-wrenching bills of getting either mom and dad with life-threatening health problems, facing her partner’s suicide and her very public failed enterprise venture.

But similar to a phoenix that emerges from fiery ashes, Loretta takes all of it in her Jimmy Choo-clad stride and conjures up readers together with her positivity and zest for life!

About the author:

Dr Loretta Chen cuts a well known determine in either academia and the leisure enviornment, having crowned her Masters’ cohort on the favourite Royal Holloway university, college of London, and being the 1st doctoral student in Theatre reviews from UCLA-NUS.

Loretta Chen can also be an artistic advisor and director of high-profile theatrical productions and advertising and marketing campaigns, in addition to a professional host, company coach and consultant.

Her directing credit comprise the the world over acclaimed 251, a “fresh, encouraged and triumphant” construction of The Vagina Monologues, sold-out seasons of The Swimming teacher and the “ingenious” What the Butler observed. She additionally directed the Asian ideal of the Broadway vintage, Victor/Victoria (nominated for 2 lifestyles! Theatre Awards) starring foreign jazz sensation Laura Fygi.

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Growing Up Italian-American: The Memoirs of Ferdinand Visco by Ferdinand Visco M.D.

By Ferdinand Visco M.D.

This publication includes the tales of 3 generations of Italian-Americans. It represents over 100 and fifty years of relations heritage. It strains the rigors, tribulations, and triumphs of the Baratta family members from Padula and the Visco family members from Vico Equense, either one of whom settled in ny and for this reason moved to Brooklyn, university element, and manhattan. The tales, that have been taken from relatives memoirs and transcripts, are advised via those that lived them of their personal phrases. Profusely illustrated, the ebook is a party of Italian-American tradition and comprises kinfolk proverbs, sage suggestion, and contours conventional recipes from Padula and Vico Equense. Scroll up, purchase the ebook, attempt the recipes, and trip with the Viscos and the Barattas as they emigrated from Italy and have become proud Italian- Americans.

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Old Lives: In the Chilcotin Backcountry by John Schreiber

By John Schreiber

Set within the wild nation north of Lillooet and west of the nice Fraser River, Old Lives: within the Chilcotin Backcountry paints the rugged panorama and both rugged lives of the Chilcotin’s enigmatic old-timers: Aboriginal and settler, female and male, deceased and alive. It takes vigilance, endurance, braveness and humour to reside the place survival calls for a deep wisdom and belief of the land, the place prosperity is synonymous with self-sufficiency and the place thriving is determined by a group of neighbours and neighbors who might be counted on within the direst of times.

In his moment number of Chilcotin tales, John Schreiber unveils an city existence that maintains to encroach upon the BC inside, and because it does, the previous methods disappear; conventional wisdom and talents are forgotten, and the legends fade into delusion. Old Lives is a ebook that recognizes and honours the region’s backcountry elders, their lifestyle and the wild liveliness of the nice Chilcotin land the place they've got existed for centuries.

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Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black Daughter of the Revolution by Lois Brown

By Lois Brown

Born into an informed loose black relations in Portland, Maine, Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins (1859-1930) used to be a pioneering playwright, journalist, novelist, feminist, and public highbrow, most sensible recognized for her 1900 novel Contending Forces: A Romance of Negro lifestyles North and South. during this severe biography, Lois Brown files for the 1st time Hopkins's early relatives lifestyles and her ancestral connections to eighteenth-century New England, the African slave exchange, and twentieth-century race activism within the North.

Brown comprises designated descriptions of Hopkins's earliest recognized performances as a singer and actress; textual research of her significant and minor literary works; information regarding her such a lot influential mentors, colleagues, affiliations; and information of her battles with Booker T. Washington, which finally ended in her specialist loss of life as a journalist.

Richly grounded in archival assets, Brown's paintings bargains a definitive examine that clarifies a couple of inconsistencies in previous writing approximately Hopkins. Brown re-creates the lifetime of a extraordinary girl within the context of her instances, revealing Hopkins because the descendant of a kin comprising many wonderful contributors, an lively player and supporter of the humanities, a lady of stature between expert friends and clubwomen, and a gracious and outspoken crusader for African American rights.

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Ingeborg's Isle Royale by Ingeborg Holte

By Ingeborg Holte

“Having long past to live to tell the tale Isle Royale each year for the reason that i used to be born beforehand at eighty two, i do know with a deep feeling of gratitude that it's been my privilege to stay between all this attractiveness those a long time.

There is desire in our hearts that this land will stay fresh and alive and everlasting, a house for the God-given wild creatures huge and small that roam this land. could the unpolluted air be full of the track of birds. As we appear to flow over the water idly observing a gull in flight, or a merganser rooster hurrying her brood towards the shore, we believe the light advantages from heaven, the soothing balminess of nature. it's nice to be alive.”

-Ingeborg Holte

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Frederick Douglass: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by C. James Trotman Ph.D.

By C. James Trotman Ph.D.

Written for teens, this biography of Frederick Douglass covers the lifetime of the main recognized black abolitionist and highbrow of the nineteenth century.

• unique files comprise contemporary assets approximately Douglass's actions in Pennsylvania and in Europe

• offers images of Douglass, his relatives, and different very important figures in his life

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