Автор: Cooke Lynne
Martin Ramirez created nearly 450 drawings of remarkable visual clarity and expressive power while confined in a California mental institution for more than twenty-five years. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, he achieved posthumous fame with recent exhibitions of his works. Eighty important drawings, culled from public and private collections, comprehensively survey his achievement and demonstrate that he was one of the great draftsmen of the twentieth century. The richness of Ramirez’s drawings and the depth of historical and cultural influences in his work point to his deep engagement with society. The artist’s unique process-employing found items, homemade pigments, matchsticks, and large swaths of paper is explored, as are his personal experiences of poverty, exile, and confinement. The volume includes recent research about Ramirez’s life, family, and art, and features examples from a cache of previously unknown drawings by Ramirez, whose discovery caused a great sensation. This dazzling book displays Ramirez’s skill and inventiveness and shows why his work is worthy of its own place in the annals of modern art.
Автор: Mosse Kate
Set during World War II in the far south of France, CITADEL is a powerful, action-packed mystery that reveals the secrets of the resistance under Nazi occupation. While war blazed in the trenches at the front, back at home a different battle is waged, full of clandestine bravery, treachery and secrets. And as a cell of Maquis resistance fighters, codenamed CITADEL, fight for everything they hold dear, their struggle will reveal an older, darker combat being fought in the shadows. Combining the rugged action of LABYRINTH with the haunting mystery of SEPULCHRE, CITADEL is a story of daring and courage, of lives risked for beliefs and of astonishing secrets buried in time.
A Firenze un ladro misterioso entra nei negozi di calzature e ruba sempre una sola scarpa. Perché? Riuscirà il commissario Tentenna a risolvere il caso? Una storia poliziesca in cui non manca niente, neanche il ritorno di un amore del passato…
Автор: Bioy-Casares A.
La invencion de Morel narra una extrana historia de amor protagonizada por un hombre y una mujer que viven existencias incompatibles en espacios y tiempos rivales. En ella, el talento de Adolfo Bioy Casares despliega una odisea de prodigios que, si en un primer momento no parecen admitir otra clave que la alucinacion o el simbolo, son luego descifrados plenamente mediante un solo postulado fantastico, pero no sobrenatural. A proposito de esta obra Jorge Luis Borges escribio en su dia: He discutido con su autor los pormenores de su trama, la he releido; no me parece una imprecision o una hiperbole calificarla de perfecta.
Автор: Cabot Meg
Princess Mia Thermopolis is about to turn eighteen and has decided to put down her princess pen for good. But how will it end? Is the practically perfect J.P. the real love of Mia’s life? Will an election in Genovia mean the end of princessdom for Mia? Is she really the last virgin at Albert Einstein High? And finally, crucially, will Michael Moscovitz return from Japan and make a last-minute romantic gesture just in time to save Mia from making a HUGE mistake?
Автор: John Connolly
John Connolly, bestselling author of seven brilliantly scary mystery novels, now turns his pen to the short story to give us a volume of chilling tales of the supernatural. In this macabre collection, echoing masters of the genre from M R James to Stephen King, Connolly delves into our darkest fears – lost lovers, missing children, subterranean creatures and predatory demons.
Framing the collection are two substantial novellas – «The Cancer Cowboy Rides» charts the fatal progress of a modern-day grim reaper, while «The Reflecting Eye» is a haunted house tale with a twist and marks the return of private detective Charlie Parker, the troubled hero of Connolly’s crime novels. This edition contains two additional stories – «The Cycle» and «Mr Gray’s Folly» – not previously included. «Nocturnes» is a masterly volume to be read with the lights on — menace has never been so seductive…
An exciting, seven-level course that enhances young learners’ thinking skills, sharpening their memory while improving their language skills. The Level 4 Wordcards cover all the core vocabulary illustrated in the Level 4 Flashcards.
Автор: Rosa-Maria Dallapiazza
Автор: Solorzano Helen S.
Focus on Writing is an academic writing program that provides students with essential tools to master not only the key steps in the writing process, but also the grammatical structures, lexical knowledge, and rhetorical modes essential for academic writing. This five-level series progresses with students as they grow in confidence and ability from sentence level (Book 1) through paragraphs (Books 1-3) and essays (Books 3-5). Each unit leads writers step-by-step through the process of pre-writing, writing a first draft, revising, and editing before producing a final draft. Not only do students write an entire paragraph or essay in each unit, they are also given plenty of practice at the sentence and word levels.