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Anul mortii lui Ricardo Reis. Traducere, prefata si note de Mioara Caragea Aparut in , romanul Anul mortii lui Ricardo Reis, considerat de multi ca fiind capodopera absoluta a lui Jose Saramago, a constituit, in preajma aniversarii a jumatate de secol de la moartea prematura a lui Fernando Pessoa, un exceptional omagiu adus fictiunii, unice in literatura secolului XX, reprezentate de universul heteronimic: constelatia de autori cu viata si opera independenta, pe care Pessoa i-a creat, asemenea unui demiurg.
Un roman politic extraordinar, care pune intr-o lumina cruda una dintre cele mai vechi si, in aparenta, erodate teme: legaturile Ca si in romanele anterioare ale scriitorului portughez, in Pestera se confrunta doua universuri distincte: unul aflat intr-un rapid proces de extinctie si altul care creste si se multiplica asemenea unui joc de oglinzi, confruntare ce reflecta criza sfirsitului de secol si de mileniu.
Farime de memorii. Scriitorul descrie cu umor si tandrete relatia sa cu natura si oamenii, primele iubiri, atractia fata de cuvintele scrise, iar perspectiva copilului si felul sau de a intelege lumea, mijind in mijlocul unor vremuri grele, de saracie si analfabetism, sint corectate si completate cu ajutorul imaginatiei, singura unealta care aduce inapoi la viata lucrurile ce au incetat sa existe si pe cei ce au incetat sa mai fie.
Povestea lui Zezito, pe cit de frumoasa, pe atit de emotionanta, este insotita de fotografii de familie, cu comentariile autorului. Trickster's Queen. The stage is set for revolution.
Legends will rise in this dramatic New York Times and USA Today bestselling conclusion to Trickster's Choice, the spy adventure from the fantasy author who is legend herself: Tamora Pierce No longer a slave, Aly has risen through the ranks of the rebellion to become a master of spies. And just in time, she is brought out of exile and into the heart of the snakes' den that is the Copper Isles royal court. Still, Aly must keep her wager with the trickster god and protect her charges: Sarai, the beautiful, dramatic, and rash potential queen, and Dove, the more cautious and often overlooked younger sister.
Can they step out of the shadows and prove they're a force to be reckoned with? As the revolution builds, Aly's relationship with half crow, half man Nawat deepens. But he must be prepared to step into a role bigger than his personal desires. And Aly must balance her passion for overthrowing the cruel leaders with the dangers lurking around every corner.
Can she rise to the challenge. She is a Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortall--one that allows females to train for knighthood. After years in the Yamani Islands, she knows that women can be warriors, and now that she's returned home, Kel is determined to achieve her goal.
She believes she is ready for the traditional hazing and grueling schedule of a page. But standing in Kel's way is Lord Wyldon. The training master is dead set against girls becoming knights. He says she must pass a one-year trial that no male page has ever had to endure.
It's just one more way to separate Kel from her fellow trainees. But she is not to be underestimated. She will fight to succeed, even when the test is unfair. More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure.
When they think you will fail. As the only female page in history to pass the first year of training to become a knight, Keladry of Mindelan is a force to be reckoned with.
But even with her loyal circle of friends at her side, Kel's battle to prove herself isn't over yet. She is still trying to master her paralyzing fear of heights and keep up with Lord Wyldon's grueling training schedule. When a group of pages is trapped by bandits, the boys depend on Kel to lead them to safety. The kingdom's nobles are beginning to wonder if she can succeed far beyond what they imagined.
And those who hate the idea of a female knight are getting desperate--they will do anything to thwart her progress. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Children can sing along with favorite characters using their own detachable digital MP3 Player! Each book spread features the lyrics of four songs, each with its own icon. The child can select the corresponding icon on their MP3 player to hear the song. On the LCD screen, a simple animated icon - one for each of the 20 songs - will also be displayed.
Read Rafe Esquith's posts on the Penguin Blog. The New York Times bestseller that is revolutionizing the way Americans educate their kids-"Rafe Esquith is a genius and a saint" The New York Times Perhaps the most famous fifth-grade teacher in America, Rafe Esquith has won numerous awards and even honorary citizenship in the British Empire for his outstandingly successful methods.
In his Los Angeles public school classroom, he helps impoverished immigrant children understand Shakespeare, play Vivaldi, and become happy, self-confident people. This bestseller gives any teacher or parent all the techniques, exercises, and innovations that have made its author an educational icon, from personal codes of behavior to tips on tackling literature and algebra.
The result is a powerful book for anyone concerned about the future of our children. This engaging book examines the history of the one-room school and how successive generations of Americans have remembered--and just as often misremembered--this powerful national icon.
What is so unique about Penn State's Berkey Creamery. What draws business professionals from all over the world to Penn State to learn the secrets of ice cream making in our famous Ice Cream Short Course?
Penn State is famous for many accomplishments, beautiful campuses, outstanding faculty and students, successful alumni, and much more. This book concentrates on one of its most popular achievements--the Creamery--and how it has become one of Penn State's great success stories.
Professional respect for the Creamery across the globe is matched by the enthusiasm of Penn State fans and alumni who consider the Creamery to be home to some of their happiest memories. Local author and historian Lee Stout weaves together stories of the Creamery and Pennsylvania's agricultural past with a How can early childhood professionals make informed decisions while selecting assessment materials that meet recommended practices?
Use the NEW edition of this essential reference, the only book with professional ratings and reviews of 80 authentic, widely used assessment tools for children birth Completely revamped and even more user-friendly than its popular first edition, this must-have guide provides ratings of the qualities of assessment materials based on: "consumer reports" and ratings from a survey of more than 1, professionalsdetailed reviews from a panel of assessment expertsratings drawn from the authors' own extensive expertise Now with NEW features that make the ratings and reviews even more specific and useful, this book helps early childhood professionalsevaluate how each assessment tool measures up to 8 critical standards: acceptability, authenticity, collaboration, evidence, multifactors, sensitivity, universality, and utilityeasily compare assessment tools, with At a Glance snapshots of good-quality measures and more in-depth Close-Ups of the top-rated assessmentsdetermine which assessments best meet specific needs of both program and childselect tools Part sports star, part antihero, part hip-hop icon, Allen Iverson has managed to cross over into the mainstream of American culture -- without compromise.
Defiantly tattooed, with his hair in cornrows, the six-foot Philadelphia 76ers point guard is one of the most recognizable and controversial stars of the sports world. His meteoric rise from a troubled childhood in the ghetto to NBA superstardom has been marked by five straight playoff appearances, including a finals berth in and an MVP award.
From his rap sheet to his rap album, fans and journalists alike hound his every move. But never before has a biographer presented a full portrait of this complicated and intensely private star -- a man whose loyalty to his family, the streets, and his friends trumps any other concern.
Filled with exclusive interview material and unprecedented access to many of Iverson's inner circle, Only the Strong Survive is the first in-depth look at the truth behind this newly minted legend. Jackie Style. And whether she liked it or not, she was, and still is, the most famous woman in the world. Her style -- what made her Jackie -- has been emulated, imitated, even occasionally reviled, but never fully examined.
For the first time, this biography details the singular life that made Jackie an icon and contributed so greatly to her enduring appeal. Auchincloss, and John Davis, this compelling volume brings to life the private Jackie her family and friends loved.
With one hundred rare color and black-and-white photographs and sketches, and never-before-published personal letters, memos, and essays, Jackie Style re-creates not only Jackie's extraordinary history -- fashion being just Lively, hellacious, entertaining, sharp, feisty, and touching. Her unforgettable memoir is many things at once: a shocking sexual history; an insider's guide to the secret workings of the billion-dollar adult-film industry; and a gripping thriller that probes deep into Jameson's dark past.
With never-before-seen photographs from Jenna's private collection, exclusive photos taken for this book, and original cartoon strips, this memoir is an unparalleled exploration of sexual freedom.
Beckham: Both Feet on the Ground. The Last Word on David BeckhamThere is only one David Beckham -- and it's not always the one you read about in the newspapers and magazines or see in the movies. From humble East End London beginnings, the boy with prodigious soccer skills grew up to be one of the most gifted athletes of his generation as well as a sex symbol and fashion icon. Along the way he married Spice Girl Victoria "Posh" Adams, and together they inhabit a celebrity whirlwind of Diana-esque proportions.
Cash: The Autobiography. He was the "Man in Black," a country music legend, and the quintessential American troubadour. He was an icon of rugged individualism who had been to hell and back, telling the tale as never before. In his unforgettable autobiography, Johnny Cash tells the truth about the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the people who shaped him. In his own words, Cash set the record straight -- and dispelled a few myths -- as he looked unsparingly at his remarkable life: from the joys of his boyhood in Dyess, Arkansas to superstardom in Nashville, Tennessee, the road of Cash's life has been anything but smooth.
Cash writes of the thrill of playing with Elvis, the comfort of praying with Billy Graham; of his battles with addiction and of the devotion of his wife, June; of his gratitude for life, and of his thoughts on what the afterlife may bring.
As powerful and memorable as one of his classic songs, Cash is filled with the candor, wit, and wisdom of a man who truly "walked the line. He has shuffled, dealt, and bluffed with some of twentieth-century's most famous figures. He beat Minnesota Fats at pool with a broom, Bobby Riggs at table tennis with a skillet, and Evel Knievel at golf with a carpenter's hammer.
Amarillo Slim has gambled with 'em all, and left most of them wishing they hadn't. It's also the story of how Slim won the World Series of Poker at Binion's Horseshoe, became a worldwide celebrity, and brought poker from smoky backrooms to mainstream America. Just let him tell it: "If there's anything I'll argue about, I'll either bet on it or shut up.
And since it's not very becoming for a cowboy to be arguing, I've made a few wagers in my day. But in my humble opinion, I'm no ordinary hustler. You see, neighbor, I never go looking for a sucker. I look for a champion and make a sucker out of him An American comic icon tells the story of his second-act rise from obscurity to multimedia stardom.
Or Aldo's, formerly Vito's, formerly Nunzio's. That was a tough joint. I looked at the menu. They had broken leg of lamb. Dangerfield has seen every aspect of the entertainment industry: the rough-and-tumble nightclubs, the backstage gag-writing sessions, the drugs, the hookers, the lousy day jobs - and the red-carpet star treatment.
As he traces his route from a poor childhood on Long Island to his enshrinement as a comedy legend, he takes readers on a roller-coaster ride through a life that has been alternately touching, sordid, funny, raunchy, and uplifting - equal parts "Little Orphan Annie" and "Caligula.
Dangerfield's personal story is also a rollicking show business tale, full of marquee name-droppings Adam Sandler, Sam Kinison, Jim Carrey, Johnny Carson,
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His works, some of which can be seen as allegories , commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the theopoetic human factor. In Harold Bloom described Saramago as "the most gifted novelist alive in the world today"  and in said he considers Saramago to be "a permanent part of the Western canon ",  while James Wood praises "the distinctive tone to his fiction because he narrates his novels as if he were someone both wise and ignorant. More than two million copies of Saramago's books have been sold in Portugal alone and his work has been translated into 25 languages. An atheist , he defended love as an instrument to improve the human condition. Disheartened by this political censorship of his work,  Saramago went into exile on the Spanish island of Lanzarote , where he lived until his death in