Celestina by SMITH, Charlotte Turner

Celestina was adopted by Mrs. Willoughby from a convent in France. No one knows who her parents are. Her secret birth causes problems for her in the marriage market. But this novel is not only a courtship novel. It is about creating and keeping friendships, finding the meaning of family, the difference between love and obsession, and the development of Celestina from a dependent child to a strong woman of virtue. (altro…)

Princess and Curdie (Version 2), The by MACDONALD, George

A year has passed since Curdie’s adventures with young Princess Irene and the hostile goblins deep in the mountain. As Curdie grows up, his faith in the elusive royal Great-Great-Grandmother is fading. When a thoughtless act plunges him into that mysterious presence once again, what will come of it? And what has happened to the good king and his little daughter by this time? – Summary by HannahMary
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Chile en toma feminista

Ahora mismo en Chile hay 23 universidades en toma y 17 en paro, algo común en este momento del año, con la diferencia de que estas iniciativas son feministas y reclaman, urgentemente, mejorar los protocolos para sancionar el acoso y el abuso sexual al interior de las universidades, así como establecer campañas de acompañamiento psicológico para las víctimas. Con esta movilización se ha logrado visibilizar las situaciones de abuso que tradicionalmente (altro…)

Aces Up by CLARKE, Covington

A crack American flying troop has been sent to France, where they await further instructions. They are concerned that their extensive talents will not be put to good use in the war. Major Cowan introduces Lt. McGee as the British instructor for the crew. It turns out the Brit is actually an American, born in the U.S., even though his parents were British. McGee and Larkin are flying partners. Out on (altro…)

שני ימים ולילה אחד בבית מלון אורחים (Two Days and One Night in a Hotel) by GORDON, יהודה לייב גורדון Judah Leib

Judah Leib Gordon was born to well-to-do Jewish parents who owned a hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania. He took a leading part in the modern revival of the Hebrew language and culture. His satires did much to rouse the Russian Jews to a new sense of the reality of life, and Gordon was the apostle of enlightenment in the Ghettos. His Hebrew style is classical and pure. Much of his poetry revolves (altro…)

Bunte Beute by LILIENCRON, Detlev von

Dies ist eine Sammlung von Gedichten des norddeutschen Dichters Detlev von Liliencron. Die Gedichte sind sehr unterschiedlich und geradezu bunt, wie der Titel schon sagt, aber viele der Gedichte sind witzig, und einige beinhalten etwas Satire und Gesellschaftskritik. Grade diese leise Kritik könnte den modernen Leser interessieren, da es die Gesellschaft des beginnenden 20. Jahrhundert schön veranschaulicht. – Summary by Carolin
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Life in the Sick-room: Essays by an Invalid by MARTINEAU, Harriet

Thinking she would be ill for the rest of her life, Harriet Martineau wrote these partly autobiographical essays about life in the sickroom. Considered ground breaking, it asserted that the sickroom is the sick person’s place and not the doctor’s. Sick people were able and willing to decide what is best for them. In England and abroad, people declared that “a sick person cannot write a healthy book” and that Harriet (altro…)

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Vol. 2. by MACKAY, Charles

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”
“In reading the history of nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one (altro…)

North Lancashire by MARR, John Edward

Cambridge County Geographies was a 75 volume series covering the counties of England, Scotland and Wales. Separate volumes were produced for Lancashire north and south of the River Ribble. J. E. Marr’s volume on North Lancashire covers a geographical diverse region, including Furness and the Lake District west of Lake Windermere that now spans Lancashire and Cumbria. As much a history, guidebook and gazetteer as it is a geography, Marr’s volume (altro…)

Di chi sono i nostri dati?

La domanda retorica del titolo ci è parsa una buona base di partenza per introdurre una riflessione del “nostro” Marco Dal Pozzo sul GDPR. Il fantomatico, oramai non si può definire altrimenti, nuovo regolamento europeo sulla gestione e protezione dei dati personali (General Data Protection Regulation) che entrerà in vigore il prossimo e oramai vicinissimo 25 maggio.  Il GDPR è : –   come si legge nell’intestazione del documento che è (altro…)

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by BYRON, George Gordon, Lord

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is dedicated to “Ianthe”. The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands. In a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation (altro…)

Human Boy, The by PHILLPOTTS, Eden

This collection of eleven short stories, both humorous and touching, about English school boys was published in 1900. The book was quite popular in its time. The author wrote two follow-up books: The Human Boy Again (1908) and The Human Boy And The War (1916). Eden Phillpotts was popular with the reading public and wrote prolifically novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and nonfiction. Clarification of the term fag: In an English (altro…)

Poesías by UNAMUNO, Miguel de

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (1864 – 1936) fue un escritor y filósofo español de la generación del 98. Cultivó una gran variedad de géneros literarios como novela, ensayo, teatro y poesía. Fue, asimismo, diputado y rector de la Universidad de Salamanca.

Para Unamuno el arte era un medio de expresar las inquietudes del espíritu. “Poesías” fue su primera obra en este género literario. Unamuno trata los mismos temas que desarrollaba en (altro…)

Moods by ALCOTT, Louisa May

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue,
and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.” Emerson. This quote opens the story of Sylvia, an intelligent and “unreasonable” 19th century young woman, who has to choose between the two men who love her. But every choice (altro…)

Ὁμήρου Ὀδύσσεια (Ραψῳδία 5) – The Odyssey By Homer (Book 5) by HOMER

Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) – http://www.projethomere.com

Ἡ ἐργασία αὐτὴ ἀφορᾷ τὴν Ραψῳδία E – Ὀδυσσέως σχεδία.

Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια εἶναι ἕνα ἀπὸ τὰ δύο κορυφαία ἔργα τοῦ Ὁμήρου καὶ ταυτοχρόνως τῆς Εὐρωπαϊκῆς λογοτεχνίας καὶ θεωρῶ ὅτι αὐτὰ τὰ σπουδαῖα ἀρχαῖα ἑλληνικὰ λογοτεχνικὰ ἔργα πρέπει νὰ ἠχογραφηθοῦν ἀπὸ ἑλληνικὲς φωνὲς.

Homer’s (altro…)

Word Portraits of Famous Writers by WOTTON, Mabel E.

Mabel Elizabeth Wotton, an author herself, moved in the literary circles of the late nineteenth century establishing many close friendships, She presents for us here, not literary criticism nor biographical sketches, but “word portraits,” shore vignettes of a persons physical appearance and elements of behavior or personality. These are all drawn from many sources — biographies, newspapers, or personal friends of the authors. Some descriptions are based on paintings or drawings, (altro…)

Mysteries of Marseilles, The by ZOLA, Émile

The elopement of Philippe Cayol, an aspiring liberal, poor and untitled with Blanche De Cazalis, niece of a powerful millionaire and politician sets the stage in this novel full of twists and turns with villains a plenty. Philippe’s brother Marius strives to protect the two lovers from the De Cazalis’ uncontrolled fury. Although written in his youth Zola’s signature style, his indignation about injustice and his vivid characterization of the (altro…)

We are not Charlie and we will never be.