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Nikita Lalwani - Gifted - 2854252993

44,11 zł

Nikita Lalwani - Gifted Penguin

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In a voice that is by turns very funny and fiercely tender, "Gifted" by Nikita Lalwani brings us a captivating story of high aspirations and deep longing, and of the sometime loneliness of childhood. Cardiff in the 1980s is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the town's 'maths prodigy': untangling numbers and Rubik's Cubes protects her from the harsh vagaries of the playground and gives a pattern to her world. But after years of her father's determined tutoring, Rumi finds that numbers are beginning to lose their innocence. India infuses her with a romantic sense of belonging and, as she grows older, and desire becomes a dirty word in the Vasi household, the idea of love is opened up to painful examination. "A sparkling funny and poignant study of a young maths prodigy struggling with her gift and a difficult family". (Gerard Woodward, Books Of The Year, "Observer"). "Superb, brilliantly realised. The searing narrative is unflinchingly and tenderly written". ("Independent"). "Compelling, heart-wrenching and laced with redemptive hope...Touching and funny". ("Observer"). Nikita Lalwani was born in Rajasthan and raised in Cardiff. Her first novel "Gifted" was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize. She lives in London.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Genius of Leonardo da Vinci - 2854445569

33,94 zł

Genius of Leonardo da Vinci BAREFOOT BOOKS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Artist, engineer, pacifist, inventor: Leonardo da Vinci was a genius of a very particular kind. This introduction to his life and work is vividly retold through the eyes of his young apprentice, Giacomo, making it easy for young readers to relate to his story.

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Young Romantics - 2854273729

62,96 zł

Young Romantics Bloomsbury

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

'The web of our Life is of mingled Yarn' - John Keats. In "Young Romantics", Daisy Hay shatters the myth of the Romantic poet as a solitary, introspective genius, telling the story of the communal existence of an astonishingly youthful circle. The fiery, generous spirit of Leigh Hunt, radical journalist and editor of "The Examiner", took centre stage. He bound together the restless Shelley and his brilliant wife Mary, author of "Frankenstein"; Mary's feisty step-sister Claire Clairmont, who became Byron's lover and the mother of his child; and, Hunt's charismatic sister-in-law Elizabeth Kent. With authority, sparkling prose and constant insight Daisy Hay describes their travels in France, Switzerland and Italy, their artistic triumphs, their headstrong ways, their grievous losses and their devastating tragedies. "Young Romantics" explores the history of the group, from its inception in Leigh Hunt's prison cell in 1813 to its ultimate disintegration in the years following 1822. It encompasses tales of love, betrayal, sacrifice and friendship, all of which were played out against a background of political turbulence and intense literary creativity. This smouldering turmoil of strained relationships and insular friendships would ferment to inspire the drama of Frankenstein, the heady idealism of Shelley's poetry, and Byron's own self-loathing, self-loving public persona. Above all the characters are rendered on the page with marvellous vitality, and this is a gloriously entrancing and revelatory read, the debut of a young biographer of the highest calibre and enormous promise.

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Consolations of Philosophy - 2212839584

45,80 zł

Consolations of Philosophy Penguin

Nauki humanistyczne

Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all; lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.

Sklep: Albertus.pl

Modlitwa na każdy dzień. Rok A, TUM - 2855490729

17,06 zł

Modlitwa na każdy dzień. Rok A, TUM

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Nazwa - Modlitwa na każdy dzień. Rok A, TUM Wydawca - TUM Kod ISBN - 9788374543071 Kod EAN - 9788374543071 Podatek VAT - 5%

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Torebki i morderstwo - Dorothy Howell - 2836982797

31,54 zł

Torebki i morderstwo - Dorothy Howell

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - NOWA SERIA WSPÓŁCZESNYCH POWIEŚCI OBYCZAJOWO-KRYMINALNYCH, KTÓRYCH AKCJA ROZGRYWA SIĘ W USA, A ICH WSPÓLNYM MOTYWEM SĄ DAMSKIE MARKOWE TOREBKI. Kryminał, jakiego jeszcze w Polsce nie było! Żywa, dowcipna, dynamiczna akcja, pełna nieoczekiwanych i zaskakujących zwrotów. Powieść barwniejsza niż hollywoodzki film - czyta się doskonale! Jeśli spodobała Ci się książka Diabeł ubiera się u Prady, musisz przeczytać serię o Haley Randolph. Torebki i morderstwo to dowcipna i inteligentna powieść dziejąca się w Los Angeles, Mieście Aniołów, z rozlicznymi centrami handlowymi, butikami i straganami gdzie sprzedaje się damskie torebki. Pasją życiową bohaterki, Haley Randolph, są właśnie torebki. Ale wyłącznie MARKOWE, zaprojektowane przez stylistów z najwyższej półki... I ta namiętność sprowadzi na bohaterkę mnóstwo kłopotów, wśród których najmniejszymi będą oskarżenia o morderstwo i defraudację... Aby mieć środki na życie - i na swoja życiową pasję - Haley musi pracować na dwóch posadach. Ta główna, prestiżowa, to praca w renomowanej firmie prawniczej Pike&Warner, której centrum decyzyjne mieści się na tajemniczym, i dla urzędniczego proletariatu firmy niedostępnym, Szesnastym Piętrze. Druga posada to praca ekspedientki-kasjerki-sprzątaczki-magazynierki (zależnie od kaprysu kierownictwa...) w wielkim domu towarowym Holt`s, w którym sprzedaje się "ohydne ciuchy", "koszmarne buty" i "beznadziejne torebki"... To właśnie tam, w magazynie damskiej bielizny, znajduje zwłoki Richarda, wyjątkowo niesympatycznego faceta, którego ktoś zatłukł drążkiem wyłamanym ze stojaka na ubrania... Niebawem ona sama staje się główną podejrzaną. Haley sama musi oczyścić się z zarzutów i podejmuje prywatne śledztwo. Kończy się ono nieoczekiwanym rezultatem... Nazwa - Torebki i morderstwo Autor - Dorothy Howell Oprawa - Twarda Wydawca - Bellona Kod ISBN - 9788311132061 Kod EAN - 9788311132061 Rok wydania - 2014 Format - 13x20 Ilość stron - 382 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2014-09-30

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Five Paradoxes of Modernity - 2845101984

181,34 zł

Five Paradoxes of Modernity Columbia University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted storytellers in the Chinese language, and these selections reveal his genius. In "The Two Sign Painters," TV reporters ambush two young workers from the country taking a break atop a twenty-four-story building. "His Son's Big Doll" introduces the tortured soul inside a walking advertisement, and in "Xiaoqi's Cap" a dissatisfied pressure-cooker salesman is fascinated by a young schoolgirl.Huang's characters -- generally the uneducated and disadvantaged who must cope with assaults on their traditionalism, hostility from their urban brethren and, of course, the debilitating effects of poverty -- come to life in all their human uniqueness, free from idealization.

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Taste of Apples - 2826944078

128,87 zł

Taste of Apples Columbia University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted storytellers in the Chinese language, and these selections reveal his genius. In "The Two Sign Painters," TV reporters ambush two young workers from the country taking a break atop a twenty-four-story building. "His Son's Big Doll" introduces the tortured soul inside a walking advertisement, and in "Xiaoqi's Cap" a dissatisfied pressure-cooker salesman is fascinated by a young schoolgirl. Huang's characters -- generally the uneducated and disadvantaged who must cope with assaults on their traditionalism, hostility from their urban brethren and, of course, the debilitating effects of poverty -- come to life in all their human uniqueness, free from idealization.

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Women of Lazarus - 2826899373

58,70 zł

Women of Lazarus World Editions

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The Women of Lazarus is a mesmerizing story of love, loss and human genius. The story starts just after the Russian Revolution, when the highly gifted student Lazar Lindt arrives in Moscow carrying with him nothing but lice and a notebook. The Women of Lazarus tells a part of Lazar's life story, following three important women in it: his mentor's wife, his own young wife and their granddaughter. Set against the background of the twentieth century, Moscow and the fictional city of Ensk, Marina Stepnova describes the history of an exceptional family in a turbulent country.

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Small Man in a Book - 2854280839

43,61 zł

Small Man in a Book MICHAEL JOSEPH

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Rob Brydon tells story of his slow ascent to fame and fortune in "Small Man in a Book". A multi-award-winning actor, writer, comedian and presenter known for his warmth, humour and inspired impressions, Rob Brydon has quickly become one of our very favourite entertainers. But there was a time when it looked like all we'd hear of Rob was his gifted voice. Growing up in South Wales, Rob had a passion for radio and soon the Welsh airwaves resounded to his hearty burr. However, these were followed by years of misadventure and struggle, before, in the TV series "Marion and Geoff" and "Gavin and Stacey", Rob at last tickled the nation's funny bone. The rest, as they say, is history. Or in his case autobiography. "Small Man in a Book" is Rob Brydon's funny, heartfelt, honest, sometimes sad, but mainly funny, memoir of how a young man from Wales very, very slowly became an overnight success. Rob Brydon was brought up in Wales, where his career began on radio and as a voiceover artist. After a brief stint working for the Home Shopping Network he co-wrote and performed in his breakthrough show, the darkly funny "Human Remains". He has since starred in the immensely popular "Gavin and Stacey", Steve Coogan's partner in "The Trip", and was the host of "Would I Lie to You?" and "The Rob Brydon Show". He now lives in London with his wife and five children.

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Suddenly, a Knock on the Door - 2837896759

49,02 zł

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door Vintage

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Etgar Keret is an ingenious and original master of the short story. Radical, witty and always unusual, declared a 'genius' by the "New York Times", Keret brings all of his prodigious talent to bear in this bestselling collection. A man barges into a writer's house and, holding a gun to his head, demands that he tell him a story, something to take him away from the real world. A pathological liar discovers one day that all the lies he tells come true. A young woman finds a zip in her boyfriend's mouth, and when she opens it he unfolds to reveal a completely different man inside. "Suddenly, a Knock on the Door" is at once Keret's most mature and most playful work yet, and establishes him as one of the great international writers of our time.

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Marvel Year by Year a Visual Chronicle - 2826667637

171,67 zł

Marvel Year by Year a Visual Chronicle Dorling Kindersley

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The incredible story of Marvel Comics for comic book fans everywhere, Marvel Year by Year A Visual Chronicle explores Marvel's fascinating story, decade by decade, year by year, month by month. Everything is covered chronologically, from the company's beginnings as Timely Comics in the late 1930s to the founding of the Marvel Universe of Super Heroes in the 60s, right up to the present day. You can learn all about the birth of key Marvel Super Heroes from Wolverine and the X-Men, to Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and the rest of the Avengers, plus Spider-Man, Daredevil and Silver Surfer. You can discover all about their extraordinary comic book debuts, the geniuses that invented them, the crucial events behind their creation and their continuing influence on the world today via comic books, TV series and blockbuster movies. Complete with cover artwork by Marvel artist Jim Cheung and written by leading Marvel historians Peter Sanderson, Tom Brevoort, and Matthew K. Manning with a foreword by Stan Lee and introduction by Tom DeFalco, this is the ultimate Marvel collector's piece for all comic book fans, young or old. Packed with stunning original comic book art and covers and updated to include events since the previous edition (ISBN: 9781405363921), Marvel Year by Year a Visual Chronicle is a vibrant and visually spectacular look at Marvel Comics spanning more than seven tumultuous decades.

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Marty Feldman: The Biography of a Comedy Legend - 2854192299

93,13 zł

Marty Feldman: The Biography of a Comedy Legend TITAN PUBLISHING GROUP

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Mike Myers thinks he was "a genius", while John Cleese regards him as "a true cultural icon". He was an architect of British comedy, paving the way for Monty Python, and then became a major Hollywood star, forever remembered as Igor in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. A writer, director, performer and true pioneer of his art, he died aged only 48. His name was Marty Feldman, and here, at last, is the fi rst ever biography. Acclaimed author Robert Ross has interviewed Marty's friends and family, including his sister Pamela, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, and also draws from extensive, previously unpublished and often hilarious interviews with Marty himself, taped in preparation for the autobiography he never wrote. No one before or since has had a career quite like Marty's. Beginning in the dying days of variety theatre, he went from the behind the scenes scriptwriting triumphs of Round the Horne and The Frost Report to onscreen stardom in At Last the 1948 Show and his own hit series Marty. That led to transatlantic success, his work with Mel Brooks, and a five-picture deal to write and direct his own movies. From his youth as a tramp on the streets of London, to the height of his fame in America - where he encountered everyone from Orson Welles to Kermit the Frog, before his Hollywood dream became a nightmare - this is the fascinating story of a key figure in the history of comedy, fully told for the first time.

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Decoded - 2853573703

54,90 zł

Decoded Penguin Books

Książki

Decoded tells the story of Rong Jinzhwen, one of the great code-breakers in the world.A semi-autistic mathematical genius, Jinzhen is recruited to the cryptography department of China's secret services, Unit 701, where he is assigned the task of breaking the elusive 'Code Purple'. Jinzhen rises through the ranks to eventually become China's greatest and most celebrated code-breaker; until he makes a mistake. Then begins his descent through the unfathomable darkness of the world of cryptology into madness.'Decoded is a subtle and complex exploration of cryptography, politics, dreams and their significance...There is much of interest in this book, from the strange, superstitious beginning to the gradual decline of the Rong family as the twentieth century progresses...But in the end, it's the complexity of the characters that is Decoded's enduring pleasure' London Review of BooksDecoded was an immediate success when it was published in 2002 in China and has become an international bestseller. With the pacing of a literary crime thriller, Mai Jia's masterpiece also combines elements of historical fiction and state espionage. Taking place in the shadowy world of Chinese secret security, where Mai Jia worked for decades, it introduces us to a place that is unfamiliar, intriguing and authentic. And with Rong Jinzhen, it introduces us to a character who is deeply flawed and fragile, yet possessing exceptional intelligence. Decoded is an unforgettable and gripping story of genius, brilliance, insanity and human frailty.'Decoded is a subtle and complex exploration of cryptography, politics, dreams and their significance....There is much of interest in this book, from the strange, superstitious beginning to the gradual decline of the Rong family as the twentieth century progresses...But, in the end, it is the complexity of the characters that is Decoded's enduring pleasure' Times Literary Supplement'Readers skate the line separating insanity from genius in Mai Jia's riveting tale of cryptographic warfare...A denouement at once heartbreaking and thought-provoking leaves readers pondering the collective sanity of a world shrouding knowledge in enigmas. Gifted translators bring English-speaking readers a Chinese literary treasure' BooklistMai Jia (the pseudonym of Jiang Benhu) is arguably the most successful writer in China today. His books are constant bestsellers, with total sales over three million copies. He became the highest paid author in China last year with his new book, Wind Talk. He has achieved unprecedented success with film adaptation: all of his novels are made - or are being made - into major films or TV series, the screenplays of which are often written by Mai Jia himself. He is hailed as the forerunner of Chinese espionage fiction, and has created a unique genre that combines spycraft, code-breaking, crime, human drama, historical fiction, and metafiction. He has won almost every major award in China, including the highest literary honor - the Mao Dun Award.

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The Undoing Project - 2853224748

63,54 zł

The Undoing Project

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - From Michael Lewis, the No.1 bestselling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, this is the extraordinary story of the two men whose ideas changed the world. Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new book, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. Kahneman and Tversky, shows Michael Lewis, helped shape the world in which we now live - and may well have changed, for good, humankind's view of its own mind. Nazwa - The Undoing Project Oprawa - Twarda Wydawca - Penguin Books Kod ISBN - 9780241254738 Kod EAN - 9780241254738 Język - angielski Format - 15.5x24.5cm Ilość stron - 364 Podatek VAT - 5%

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