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Natasha's Dance - 2212836413

54,10 zł

Natasha's Dance Penguin

Powieści i opowiadania

Orlando Figes

Sklep: Albertus.pl

Shadow of the Sun - 2212824581

40,80 zł

Shadow of the Sun Penguin

Literatura faktu

'Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist'. Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career. In a study that avoids the official routes, palaces and big politics, he sets out to create an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. It is both a sustained meditation on the mosaic of peoples and practises we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination, from the intoxications of freedom, from war and from politics as theft. The Beginning: Collision, Ghana 1958 More than anything, one is struck by the light. Light everywhere. Brightness everywhere. Everywhere, the sun. Just yesterday, an autumnal London was drenched in rain. The airplane drenched in rain. A cold, wind, darkness. But here, from the morning

Sklep: Albertus.pl

Life and Times of Mickey Rooney - 2854373264

97,63 zł

Life and Times of Mickey Rooney Simon & Schuster

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A definitive biography of the iconic actor and Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) and his extravagant, sometimes tawdry life, drawing on never-before-seen excerpts from Rooney's diary and exclusive interviews with Mickey, and with those who knew him best, including his heretofore unknown mistress of sixty years. "I lived like a rock star," said Mickey Rooney. "I had all I ever wanted, from Lana Turner and Joan Crawford to every starlet in Hollywood, and then some. They were mine to have. Ava [Gardner] was the best. I screwed up my life. I pissed away millions. I was #1, the biggest star in the world." Mickey Rooney began his career almost a century ago as a one-year-old performer in burlesque and stamped his mark in vaudeville, silent films, talking films, Broadway, and television. He acted in his final motion picture just weeks before he died at age ninety-three. He was an iconic presence in movies, the poster boy for American youth in the idyllic small-town 1930s. Yet, by World War II, Mickey Rooney had become frozen in time. A perpetual teenager in an aging body, he was an anachronism by the time he hit his forties. His child-star status haunted him as the gilded safety net of Hollywood fell away, and he was forced to find support anywhere he could, including affairs with beautiful women, multiple marriages, alcohol, and drugs. In The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney, authors Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes present Mickey's nearly century-long career within the context of America's changing entertainment and social landscape. In addition to material from Mickey's own diary, they chronicle his life story using little-known interviews with the star himself, his children, his former coauthor Roger Kahn, collaborator Arthur Marx, and costar Margaret O'Brien. This Old Hollywood biography presents Mickey Rooney from every angle, revealing the man Laurence Olivier once dubbed "the best there has ever been."

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Prague - A Guide To The Magical Heart Of Europe / Praha - Průvodce Magickým Srdcem Evropy (Anglicky) - 2839633594

72,49 zł

Prague - A Guide To The Magical Heart Of Europe / Praha - Průvodce Magickým Srdcem Evropy (Anglicky)

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Czeskie>Cestování, průvodci, mapy

Podrobny Pruvodce Po Pamatkach A Dejinach Prahy Vychazi Vstric Zejmena Tem Navstevnikum, Kterym Nestaci Pouze Encyklopedicke Pruvodcovske Informace, Ale Kteri Se Snazi Nase Mesto Pochopit, Porozumet Mu A Hloubeji Se S Nim Szit. Tuto Knihu Charakterizovat Jako Pruvodce, Zasnenou Knihu Pribehu A Male Dejiny Prahy V Jedne Podobe. - 43 Vhodne Zvolenych Prochazek, Ktere Se Daji Navzajem Kombinovat - Nejvyznamnejsi Pamatky A Umelecke Skvosty Prahy - Rarity A Zajimavosti, Ktere V Beznych Pruvodcich Nenajdete - Vyznamne Osobnosti V Praze - Zivot V Magicke Praze - Pribehy A Povesti. 424 Barevnych Fotografii, Prehledne Plany A Mapky. This Is Not Only A Guide Book, But Also A Small History And Treasure Chest Of Forgotten Tales. Let's Stroll Through Prague And Delve Beneath The Surface Of Streets And Stone Walls. The Places You Visit Will Be Enlivened By Their Rich History. The Paving Where You Stand Will Vibrate With The Steps Of Giants Such As Franz Kafka, Angelo Maria Ripellino, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And Many Others. Incidentally Even Today's Prague Has A Strong Genius Loci - As Confirmed By, Amongst Others, The Writer Terry Pratchett, Prince Charles And Possibly Even The King Of Spain, Juan Carlos. This Guide To The Magical Heart Of Europe, Is Presented In The Form Of 43 Walks Of Discovery, Which Have Been Devised For You By Philosopher And Historian Vladislav Dudak, The Author Of A Series Of Successful Publications About Monuments, Architecture, Art And History. The Creator Of The Photographs, Jiri Podrazil, Is An Outstanding Photographer Specialising In Historical Landmarks And Architecture. Let His Photographer's Eye Be Your Best Guide In The Choice Of Walks. Amongst Others Things We Will Look At Prague Castle - The Most Extensive Royal Seat In Europe. We Will Meander Along The Famous Charles Bridge, Enter The Gardens And Palaces Of The Lesser Quarter And Wander Through Secretive Lanes In The Old Town. We Will Admire The Ancient Monuments Of The World Famous Jewish Town, And The Unique Gothic Wall Paintings Of The Cloisters Of The Na Slovanech Monastery In The New Town. And In Among The Grand Treasures, We Will Be Surprised At Every Step, By Discoveries Which May Be Less Well Known, But Are Frequently Even More Beautiful.

Sklep: Gigant.pl

Memories of Altagracia - 2854413376

78,83 zł

Memories of Altagracia Peter Owen Publishers

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

One of the best-known works by one of Venezuela's leading novelists, this novel, translated into English for the first time, depicts the eccentricities of rural life through the innocent eyes of a small boy. Lame Marinferinfero, a man who castrates goats for a living, invites a little boy to accompany him over the rooftops of Altagracia, a small provincial town near the Venezuelan savannah. Hopping lithely on his crutches from one roof to the next, the man drags the boy on a fantastical journey, not only to explore other perspectives of the peaceful family environment where his childhood took place, but also to discover the new horizons that can be glimpsed from the heights.Populated by a variety of colorful characters, Altagracia is transmuted into a bizarre and wonderful mixture of imagination and reality, of past and present, of nostalgia and of a striving to fulfill the hopes and ideals of youth. Garmendia's luminous prose reflects the wonder of this world, but it is a world that becomes increasingly harsh as childhood slips by.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Racing the Rain - 2854212392

113,95 zł

Racing the Rain Simon & Schuster US

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Once a Runner - "The best novel ever written about running" ( Runner's World ) - comes that novel's prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and 60s on Florida's Gold Coast.§§Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings, along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, "the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee," a well-known eccentric who lives off the land.§§In junior high school, quite by chance, Cassidy discovers an ability to run long distances, but his real dream is to be a basketball star. Still, Cassidy absorbs Nelson's view of running as a way of relating to and interacting with the natural world. Though he is warned of Nelson's checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as superstitious gossip, until his small town is stunned by the disappearance of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy's loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition.§§John Parker's prequel to the New York Times bestseller Once a Runner vividly captures how a runner is formed and the physical endurance, determination, and mindset he develops on the way to becoming a champion. Racing the Rain is an epic coming-of-age classic about the environments and friendships that shape us all.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Taking Shape - Carmina Figurata - 2856498006

85,26 zł

Taking Shape - Carmina Figurata Able Muse Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

An eclectic mix of shapes and subjects populate Taking Shape-Jan D. Hodge's full-length collection of carmina figurata (sometimes called shaped poems, pattern poetry, or figure poems). Hodge's many masterpieces include depictions of a saxophone, a Madonna and Child, a combination piano/guillotine, and other silhouettes of amazing difficulty and detail. These poems are not only visually stunning, they are also sonically beautiful, and retain a transcendent freedom while conforming to both illustrative and metrical constraints. Taking Shape is a visual feast of inspired poetry. PRAISE FOR TAKING SHAPE: Are not all printed formal poems shaped poems? The sonnet, the hymn, the sestina, and the ghazal all have characteristic shapes rather like boxes that confine their subjects. In Jan D. Hodge's Taking Shape the subjects have burst from their cages and confront us immediately with what they are. Then the words they are made of can reveal their inner beings. The long closure of "Spring" describes the best way to read these poems. I have long known what prayer is, but I never knew what one looked like until I read "Madonna and Child." - Fred Chappell, author of The Fred Chappell Reader Here is a perfect matching of shapes and poetry.  Through a wide-ranging array of subjects and tones, Hodge's mastery of language within such challenging constraints is truly impressive.  Syntax and rhythm, metaphor and symbol (see for instance "The One That Got Away" or "The Lesson of the Snow"), conversational snippets and quatrains, are surprisingly nuanced. Even the occasional poems-wedding, elegy, Valentine's day, Halloween, Christmas, an early morning poetry reading-find new things to say and striking ways to say them. These poems reward reading again and again. - Robert J. Conley, author of Mountain Windsong Jan D. Hodge is the master par excellence of carmina figurata. In Taking Shape you'll see such word-pictures as the Chinese ideogram for spring; a harpsichord poised before a guillotine; a still life with quill pen and ink bottle, T-square and drafting triangle. More amazing still, Hodge forms many of the intricate images with metered language-in one case in medieval alliterative verse! In a poem about baseball Hodge writes, "forgiveness/ is the best/ we dare hope for in this bruised world/ the thinnest/ chance that lets us somehow/ slide home free";  here "only by grace . . . can we be safe." Hodge knows of grace, his poems are full of grace, and Taking Shape, like grace itself, is a gift of utter beauty. - Vince Gotera, Editor, North American Review ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Having grown up in a letterpress print shop in small town Michigan, Jan D. Hodge received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Michigan and his PhD from the University of New Mexico, where he wrote his dissertation on Charles Dickens. He taught at Rockford (Illinois) College and at Morningside College in Si

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Gregory Crewdson - 2826666678

463,89 zł

Gregory Crewdson RIZZOLI PUBLICATIONS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A comprehensive survey of the work of one of America's best-known photographers. Renowned for his melancholic, dramatic and painterly images of small-town America, Gregory Crewdson has evolved over a nearly thirty-year career into one of the world's most acclaimed photographers.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

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