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Il Mio Mortale Nemico

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Adelphi Edizioni spa
ISBN: 8845979016
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Nessuno può sottrarsi allo charme di Myra Henshawe: né gli amici artisti, cui riserva una conversazione dove vibra «una lingua speciale» e un’incorreggibile prodigalità, né gli «amici ricconi», che subiscono rassegnati il suo sarcasmo fulmineo. Adorabile e imperiosa, Myra sembra avere proprio tutto. Anche un marito devoto, il quale non può scordare che Myra, per sposarlo, ha rinunciato a un’immensa fortuna. Ma crepe sottili, simili alle incrinature di un vaso prezioso, percorrono la superficie di questa perfezione. Solo l’occhio incantato e perspicace di una ragazzina, Nellie, riesce a scorgerle: ed è come se nella casa degli Henshawe, dove regnano spensieratezza e buone maniere e ogni cosa appare unica e irripetibile, penetrasse uno spiffero gelido, suscitando un misterioso terrore. Dieci anni più tardi, incontrando di nuovo Myra e il marito, Nellie capirà che quella coppia perfetta era un esempio di legame fondato sull’odio non meno che sulla passione, giacché «si può essere nemici e amarsi allo stesso tempo».

Il Mio Nemico Mortale

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Fazi Editore
ISBN: 8893252406
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Una notte, la giovane Myra Driscoll scappa di casa portando con sé solamente un manicotto e un portamonete. A passo svelto e testa alta, se ne va per sempre. Raggiunge Oswald Henshawe, giovane spiantato di cui è innamorata, e lo sposa in gran segreto, rinunciando così alla cospicua eredità che le spetterebbe. Un gesto audacemente romantico, che in famiglia diventa una leggenda. Quando, molti anni dopo, una giovane amica le chiede se lei e Oswald sono stati felici, la risposta è glaciale: «Felici? Oh, sì! Come la maggior parte della gente». E allora a che cosa è servito quel sacrificio? Che senso ha avuto barattare grandi fortune per una vita banalmente normale? Quelle che emergono, in questo romanzo breve ma stratificato, sono le mille sfumature di una figura ambigua e tormentata, una donna tanto risoluta nelle sue clamorose rinunce, quanto incapace di godere di una felicità che di clamoroso non ha nulla. Uno spirito libero che si trova a combattere contro i limiti della quotidianità e la crescente, esasperante consapevolezza di essere una donna totalmente diversa da quella che pensava di essere in giovane età. Willa Cather, talentuosa autrice americana vincitrice del Premio Pulitzer, ci regala un piccolo capolavoro: pagine davvero indimenticabili, intrise di una grande carica drammatica. «Cather non è solo una brava scrittrice: è unica, è grandiosa. Il mio nemico mortale è una vera tragedia costruita a partire da una vera storia d’amore. La scrittrice che è in me pensa a questo libro più che a ogni altro dell’autrice. Ogni breve episodio è la rivelazione perfetta di qualcosa di nuovo e inaspettato. Non c’è una sola parola superflua o ridondante. È un romanzo al tempo stesso distaccato e dolorosamente commovente». A.S. Byatt

My Mortal Enemy

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307805247
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First published in 1926, this book is Willa Cather's sparest and most dramatic novel, a dark and prescient portrait of a marriage that subverts our oldest notions about the nature of domestic happiness. As a young woman, Myra Henshawe gave up a fortune to marry for love--a boldly romantic gesture that became a legend in her family. But this worldly, sarcastic, and perhaps even wicked woman may have been made for something greater than love. In her portrait of Myra and in her exquisitely nuanced depiction of her marriage, Cather shows the evolution of a human spirit as it comes to bridle against the constraints of ordinary happiness and seek an otherwordly fulfillment. My Mortal Enemy is a work whose drama and intensely moral imagination make it unforgettable. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

Inventing The Enemy

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547577605
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“Underscores the writer’s profound erudition, lively wit, and passion for ideas of all shapes and sizes . . . Eco’s pleasure in such explorations is obvious and contagious.” — Booklist Inventing the Enemy covers a wide range of topics on which Eco has written and lectured over the past ten years: from a disquisition on the theme that runs through his recent novel The Prague Cemetery — every country needs an enemy, and if it doesn’t have one, must invent it — to a discussion of ideas that have inspired his earlier novels (and in the process he takes us on an exploration of lost islands, mythical realms, and the medieval world); from indignant reviews of James Joyce’s Ulysses by fascist journalists of the 1920s and 1930s, to an examination of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s notions about the soul of an unborn child, to censorship and violence and WikiLeaks. These are essays full of passion, curiosity, and obsession by one of the world’s most esteemed scholars and critically acclaimed, best-selling novelists. “True wit and wisdom coexist with fierce scholarship inside Umberto Eco, a writer who actually knows a thing or two about being truly human.” — Buffalo News "Thought provoking . . . nuanced . . . the collection amply shows off Eco's sophisticated, agile mind." — Publishers Weekly

Sunshine

Author: Robin McKinley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497673712
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A small-town baker uses her own magic to confront a post–vampire apocalypse world in this award-winning urban fantasy Neil Gaiman called “pretty much perfect.” Although it had been mostly deserted since the Voodoo Wars, there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years. Rae Seddon, nicknamed Sunshine, head baker at her family’s busy and popular café in downtown New Arcadia, needed a place to get away from all the noise and confusion—of the clientele and her family. Just for a few hours. Just to be able to hear herself think. She knew about the Others, of course. Everyone did. And several of her family’s best regular customers were from SOF—Special Other Forces—which had been created to deal with the threat and the danger of the Others. She drove out to her family’s old lakeside cabin and sat on the porch, swinging her feet and enjoying the silence and the silver moonlight on the water. She never heard them coming. Of course, you don’t when they’re vampires. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sookie Stackhouse will cheer for this tough and quirky heroine. In Sunshine, which won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, McKinley has a vampire novel that is “a smart, funny tale of suspense and romance” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Excalibur

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250017378
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In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams. This is the tale not only of a broken love remade, but also of forces both earthly and unearthly that threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, Excalibur is the story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal-the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers.

In The Warrior S Bed

Author: Mary Wine
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758256736
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In this irresistible follow-up to her captivating debut, In Bed With a Stranger, Mary Wine revisits the McJames clan--their loves, their battles, their conquests. . . Cullen McJames will not have his honor sullied, certainly not by his clan's nemesis Laird Erik McQuade. So when McQuade tells the Court of Scotland that Cullen has stolen his daughter's virtue, Cullen steals the daughter instead. Since his brother wed a fetching lass, Cullen's been thinking he too needs a wife. A marriage could end the constant war between the clans. And looking on Bronwyn McQuade but once has put her in his dreams for a week. . . But Bronwyn won't go quietly. She won't be punished for what she did not do. Nor is she eager to live among the resentful veterans of McQuade wars. And however brave and beautiful a man Cullen may be, he has much to learn about a woman's fighting spirit. But as Bronwyn will discover, he has much to teach her as well. . . "My kind of historical!. . . Sweeps you into the time period without taking a thing away from delightful characters and a charming romance. . .definitely a must-read." --Heather Graham on In Bed With a Stranger

Confusion

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504034937
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The women of the Cazalet family carry on while WWII casts its shadow over England as the saga by the award-winning author of The Light Years continues. In the spring of 1942, after the attacks on Pearl Harbor have pulled America into the war, the world reels from the ever-increasing atrocities of the conflict. And in Sussex, at the Cazalet family estate known as Home Place, personal tragedies begin to take their toll. Polly, reacting to the untimely death of her mother, flees her comfortable surroundings accompanied her cousin Clary. But the bustling life of London proves a test not only for their ability to live on their own but also for their once-close relationship. Nineteen-year-old Louise believes she has found the man of her dreams in dashing naval officer Michael Hadleigh. After a whirlwind marriage and honeymoon, though, she begins to realize that being a young wartime bride is not the fairy tale she once presumed it would be. With Rupert still missing in action, his second wife, Zoë, struggles to maintain hope that her husband will one day return. But when a handsome stranger offers her solace, she finds herself drawn into an inadvisable but sorely needed affair. Confusion beautifully continues the sweeping family epic started in The Light Years and Marking Time, examining the struggles, passions, heartbreaks, and joys of three generations. Filled with profound reflections on a country torn apart by war and intimate glances into the lives of those left behind, this is a must-read novel for fans of Downton Abbey and lovers of wartime historical fiction.

The Pit And The Pendulum

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 161430887X
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Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 18097 October 1849) was an American writer best known for stories of mystery and horror.Poe also wrote poetry, including the well known poem The Raven.Not much is known about Poes untimely death, but it cannot be debated that he has had a great influence on American literature.

Perennial Seller

Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143109014
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Explores how some works and artists achieve longevity when most disappear after initial success.