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Orlando furioso e Cinque canti by Ludovico Ariosto

By Ludovico Ariosto

L'Orlando ariostesco, poema nato dalla fusione dell'epica carolingia con quella bretone, esce in tre different edizioni, rispettivamente nel 1516, nel 1521 e nel 1532. Ogni edizione si distingue in keeping with evidenti variazioni di tipo linguistico. I Cinque Canti, invece, sono stati scritti da Ludovico Ariosto con l'idea di aggiungerli ai quaranta della prima edizione. Un'aggiunta che non è poi stata inserita in nessuna delle due versioni successive ed è rimasta quindi isolata e accantonata dall'autore. Oggi questo poema è edito da UTET in versione digitale,impreziosita da un curatissimo apparato critico.

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The Traymore Rooms: A Novel in Five Parts by Norm Sibum

By Norm Sibum

A MILLIONS.COM such a lot expected booklet OF 2013
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“Norm Sibum isn't really everyone's cup of tea ... rather than respiring air he inhales the exhaust of apocalyptic times.”—Books in Canada

A position: the Traymore Rooms, downtown Montreal, an previous walk-up. those that dwell there and drink on the within reach café shape the center of Traymorean society. Their quantity comprises: Eggy, red-faced, West Virginian, a veteran of Korea; Eleanor R (not Eleanor Roosevelt); Dubois, French Canadian, optimist; Moonface, waitress-cum-Latin-scholar and sexpot inexpert; and, such a lot lately, our hero Calhoun. A draft dodger and poetical type.

For a time all is life-as-usual: Calhoun argues with Eggy and Dubois, eats Eleanor’s cobblers, gossips of Moonface, muses on Virgil and the present President. With the arriving of a newcomer to Traymore, even though, Calhoun’s techniques develop fixated and darkish. He involves think within the truth of evil. This lady breaks no legislation and she or he inflicts no actual harm—yet for the voters of Traymore, ex-pats and philosophers all, her presence turns into a vortex that pulls them toward the the USA they dread.

Intelligent and frighteningly absurd, with a voice as nimble as Gass’s and satire that pierces like Wallace’s, The Traymore Roomsis a sustained howl opposed to libertarianism below George W. Bush.

Norm Sibum has been writing and publishing poetry for over thirty years. Born in Oberammergau in 1947, he grew up in Germany, Alaska, Utah, and Washington prior to relocating to Vancouver in 1968. The Traymore Rooms is his first novel.

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Wit'ch War: The Banned and the Banished Book Three by James Clemens

By James Clemens

In her palms, the younger wit'ch Elena holds the remarkable energies of blood magick--and extra. For the destiny of all Alasea hinges on her restoration of the Blood Diary, a effective talisman solid years in the past, then locked away at the back of wards too powerful for any mage to wreck. yet merely with the secrets and techniques recorded in its pages can Elena defeat the evil magicks of the darkish Lord. The problem? The Diary lies hidden in A'loa Glen, the fabled urban that belongs to Shorkan, leader lieutenant of the darkish Lord, and his fearsome army.

Now, by using the ocean-dwelling Sy-wen and her nice dragon, Elena prepares a determined invasion of A'loa Glen. At her part stands the one-armed warrior Er'ril, her trustworthy protector and the single guy who is familiar with the right way to free up the wards surrounding the Blood Diary--a guy who additionally occurs to be the brother of the scary Shorkan.

Meanwhile, Elena's brother, whose magick brings him prophetic desires, has glimpsed a destiny during which Elena falls through the lethal sword of . . . Er'ril. yet his visions don't consistently come precise. How can he act opposed to his sister's depended on dad or mum at the foundation of a destiny betrayal which may by no means occur? For Elena's sake, and for the sake of all Alasea, how can he manage to pay for to not?

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The Bonehunters (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 6) by Steven Erikson

By Steven Erikson

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The Seven towns uprising has been overwhelmed. Sha'ik is lifeless. One final insurgent strength continues to be, holed up within the urban of Y'Ghatan and below the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. the possibility of laying siege to this historic castle makes the battle-weary Malaz 14th military uneasy. For it used to be right here that the Empire's maximum champion Dassem Ultor was once slain and a tide of Malazan blood spilled. a spot of foreboding, its odor is of dying.  But in other places, brokers of a much higher clash have made their beginning strikes. The Crippled God has been granted a spot within the pantheon, a schism threatens and aspects needs to be selected. no matter what every one god makes a decision, the ground-rules have replaced, irrevocably, terrifyingly and the 1st blood spilled should be within the mortal global.  A global within which a number of characters, prevalent and new, together with Heboric Ghost arms, the possessed Apsalar, Cutter, as soon as a thief now a killer, the warrior Karsa Orlong and the 2 old wanderers Icarium and Mappo--each looking for this kind of destiny as they could style with their very own arms, guided by way of their very own will. If merely the gods would go away them on my own. yet now that knives were unsheathed, the gods are disinclined to be sort. There can be warfare, conflict within the heavens. And, the prize? not anything under life itself...  Here is the lovely new bankruptcy in Steven Erikson's outstanding Malazan publication of the Fallen--hailed as an epic of the mind's eye and said as a delusion vintage within the making.

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Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

Sensational, dramatic, filled with wealthy pleasure and full of the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES isn't just magnificent event yet a robust social record. the tale of the way the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to flee his earlier and reaffirm his humanity, in a global brutalized by way of poverty and lack of knowledge, grew to become the gospel of the terrible and the oppressed.

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Public and private in Vergil's Aeneid by Susan Ford Wiltshire

By Susan Ford Wiltshire

In our more and more fragmented global, discovering a stability among the general public realm of urban and politics and the non-public realm of kin, intimate relationships, and the elevating of youngsters isn't really a simple job. while confronted with a call among motion within the public international and deal with the worries of the personal, we, like Vergil's Aeneas, are frequently torn among no matter if to stick or to go.

In this new studying of the Aeneid, Susan Ford Wiltshire presents a old viewpoint for the present debate over the public/private trouble. it truly is Wiltshire's competition that our current situation over this factor was once Vergil's own.

Wiltshire strains the break up among private and non-private again to the origins of forms within the Roman Empire. She exhibits that Vergil, even though dependable to the recent Roman nation, used to be conscious about the prices of empire: moms grieve in the course of the Aeneid, domestic turns out far-off, pals are neglected, intimate kinds of love are frequently defeated. And so Vergil constructed ideas for reconciling the private and non-private: characters during this epic act within the public realm whereas conserving self-distance, supply hospitality to strangers, practice sustained labor, and strengthen a brand new pietas that is either private and non-private. via those potential, Wiltshire argues, Vergil suggestion to bolster the delicate alliance of private and non-private spheres, an alliance on which the future health of either contributors and societies depends.

This e-book might be of curiosity to classical students, scholars of political concept, the historical past of rules, and women's reports.

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Spider-Touched by Jory Strong

By Jory Strong

The writer of Ghostland maintains her story of a postapocalyptic international the place supernatural beings have emerged from hiding. Held prisoner by way of people, his angelic reminiscence and tool misplaced as a result of sigil-inscribed collar round his neck, Tir goals of freedom and hungers for vengeance. he is sworn he will by no means lie with a mortal, but if Ara?a gets rid of his shackles and is helping him break out his captivity, she melts his icy keep an eye on and leaves him burning with wish. She's a temptation he cannot resist-an unknowing enemy who could good enslave him extra completely than the chains he is worn for hundreds of years. robust forces have introduced them jointly to serve a better objective, yet studying the reality of what they're will ruin them-unless their love is powerful sufficient to beat the darkish legacy of a conflict that started with the delivery of mankind.

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Mistress of Winter by Giles Carwyn

By Giles Carwyn

Years in the past, Brophy, the Heir of Autumn, sacrificed himself to avoid wasting Ohndarien from the insidious Black Emmeria. Ever in view that, his cherished Shara has spent her lifestyles attempting to loose Brophy from the ensorcelled desires that continue the traditional terror at bay. yet her fight is considering naught, until eventually the mysterious Arefaine Morgeon returns with the foremost to liberating the trapped hero. but, as soon as woken, Brophy has been twisted right into a vicious monster after years of tormented goals.

Heartbroken and betrayed, Shara buries her damaged center in a single-minded quest for excitement and status in the summertime Isles, till she is compelled right into a lethal conflict with a sadistic mage whose strength comes from discomfort and humiliation. within the fight that follows, either Shara and Brophy should be demonstrated to the bounds as they struggle to avoid wasting Ohndarien.

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Treachery's wake by T. H. Lain

By T. H. Lain

A boat lies wrecked on an ice-bound coast. desirous to get better a magic merchandise from its shipment, a wizard enlists the aid of the Thieves' Guild. They quickly become aware of that the shipwreck used to be no twist of fate. The artifact's path ends up in frozen desolate tract, savage brigands, and foes that not anyone expected.The heroes can satisfy their agreement ... yet can they live on the implications?

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Morgoth's Ring (History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 10) by J.R.R. Tolkien

By J.R.R. Tolkien

The 1st of 2 spouse volumes which records the later writing of The Silmarillion, Tolkien's epic story of conflict. After the The Lord of the jewelry used to be finally accomplished, J R R Tolkien grew to become his recognition once more to 'the subject of the Elder Days'. The textual content of the Annals of Aman, the 'Blessed Land' within the a long way West, is given in complete; whereas in writings hitherto unknown is obvious the character of the issues that Tolkien explored in his later years, as new and radical principles, portending upheaval within the previous narratives, emerged on the middle of the mythology, and because the destinies of fellows and Elves, mortals and immortals, ecame of vital value, including a drastically enlarged belief of the evil of Melkor, the Shadow upon Arda. the second one a part of this background of the later Silmarillion is anxious with advancements within the legends of Beleriand after the crowning glory of The Lord of the jewelry.

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