Welcome English for travel and tourism Con espansione online Per gli Ist tecnici e professionali

Titre : Welcome English for travel and tourism Con espansione online Per gli Ist tecnici e professionali
Auteur : Leo Jones
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521606594
Libération : 2005-03-24

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A modular course for people who either work or plan to work in the tourism, hospitality and travel industries. The core language skills are developed through a range of work-related tasks. This second edition includes practice in writing emails and communication activities aimed specifically at busy professionals.

The Stranger

Titre : The Stranger
Auteur : Albert Camus
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307827661
Libération : 2012-08-08

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Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

Candide

Titre : Candide
Auteur : Voltaire
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781451685596
Libération : 2014-07-21

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. A classic work of eighteenth century literature, Candide is Voltaire’s fast-paced novella of struggle and adventure that used satire as a form of social critique. Candide enlists the help of his tutor, Dr. Pangloss, to help him reunite with his estranged lover, Lady Cunegonde. But the journey welcomes many unexpected challenges, and overcoming or outwitting the dangers of the world shall be their greatest task. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

Blue of Noon

Titre : Blue of Noon
Auteur : Georges Bataille
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780241215395
Libération : 2015-05-07

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Set against the backdrop of Europe's slide into Fascism, Blue of Noon is a blackly compelling account of depravity and violence. As its narrator lurches despairingly from city to city in a surreal sexual and mental nightmare of squalor, sadism and drunken encounters, his internal collapse mirrors the fighting and marching on the streets outside. Exploring the dark forces beneath the surface of civilization, this is a novel torn between identifying with history's victims and being seduced by the monstrous glamour of its terrible victors, and is one of the twentieth century's great nihilist works.

The Planetarium

Titre : The Planetarium
Auteur : Nathalie Sarraute
Éditeur : Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN-13 : 156478410X
Libération : 1960

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A young writer has his heart and ambition set on his aunt's large apartment. With this seemingly simple conceit, the characters of The Planetarium are set in orbit and a galaxy of argument, resentment, and bitterness erupts. Telling the story from various points of view, Sarraute focuses below the surface, on the emotional lives of the characters in a way that surpasses what Virginia Woolf did years before. The spite the young man feels toward his mother-in-law for offering him and his wife cheap chairs for their apartment; the terror inspired during a confrontation with his aunt; and the need to impress his Gertrude Stein-like literary icon are only some of the many internal conflicts that push the narrative forward, as the characters circle each other. Always deeply engaging, The Planetarium reveals the deep disparity between the way we see ourselves and the way others see us.

I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere

Titre : I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere
Auteur : Anna Gavalda
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781448163427
Libération : 2014-07-30

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I Wish Someone Were Waiting For Me Somewhere explores how a life can be changed irrevocably in just one fateful moment. A pregnant mother's plans for the future unravel at the hospital; a travelling salesman learns the consequences of an almost-missed exit on the motorway in the newspaper the next morning; while a perfect date is spoilt by a single act of thoughtlessness. In those crucial moments Gavalda demonstrates her almost magical skill in conveying love, lust, longing, and loneliness. Someone I Loved is a hauntingly intimate look at the intolerably painful, yet sometimes valuable consequences that adultery can have on a marriage and the individuals involved. A simple tale, yet long in substance, Someone I Loved ends like most great love affairs, forever leaving you wanting just one more moment.

The Gloria Anzald a Reader

Titre : The Gloria Anzald a Reader
Auteur : Gloria Anzaldua
Éditeur : Duke University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780822391272
Libération : 2009-01-01

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Born in the Río Grande Valley of south Texas, independent scholar and creative writer Gloria Anzaldúa was an internationally acclaimed cultural theorist. As the author of Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Anzaldúa played a major role in shaping contemporary Chicano/a and lesbian/queer theories and identities. As an editor of three anthologies, including the groundbreaking This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, she played an equally vital role in developing an inclusionary, multicultural feminist movement. A versatile author, Anzaldúa published poetry, theoretical essays, short stories, autobiographical narratives, interviews, and children’s books. Her work, which has been included in more than 100 anthologies to date, has helped to transform academic fields including American, Chicano/a, composition, ethnic, literary, and women’s studies. This reader—which provides a representative sample of the poetry, prose, fiction, and experimental autobiographical writing that Anzaldúa produced during her thirty-year career—demonstrates the breadth and philosophical depth of her work. While the reader contains much of Anzaldúa’s published writing (including several pieces now out of print), more than half the material has never before been published. This newly available work offers fresh insights into crucial aspects of Anzaldúa’s life and career, including her upbringing, education, teaching experiences, writing practice and aesthetics, lifelong health struggles, and interest in visual art, as well as her theories of disability, multiculturalism, pedagogy, and spiritual activism. The pieces are arranged chronologically; each one is preceded by a brief introduction. The collection includes a glossary of Anzaldúa’s key terms and concepts, a timeline of her life, primary and secondary bibliographies, and a detailed index.

The Dictator and the Hammock

Titre : The Dictator and the Hammock
Auteur : Daniel Pennac
Éditeur : Harvill Press
ISBN-13 : 1843431890
Libération : 2006

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Manuel Pereira da Ponte Martins, beloved dictator of the state of Teresina in Brazil, develops agoraphobia the day a fortune-teller predicts he will die being torn limb from limb by an angry mob. His life becomes unbearable and he decides to hire a double to stand in while he set off to enjoy himself in the fleshpots of Europe. A few years later, the barber-turned-dictator also grows tired of running the country and employs the same trick as his predecessor to leave for Hollywood. On the boat there, he introduces himself as Charlie Chaplin. But everyone is convinced that he is none other than Rudolph Valentino disguised as Chaplin. When he arrives in New York, both the real actors are waiting for him... Back in Teresina, the doubles follow one another, fooling the people with ease. Then Pereira comes back. He is astonished to discover that his stand-in doesn't look anything like him and reacts in a way that can only precipitate his meeting with Fate. The Dictator and The Hammock is wildly original and extremely funny.

Gargantua and Pantagruel

Titre : Gargantua and Pantagruel
Auteur : François Rabelais
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:49015000475344
Libération : 1955

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Gragantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais, Translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux.

Splendid s

Titre : Splendid s
Auteur : Jean Genet
Éditeur : Faber & Faber
ISBN-13 : 0571251137
Libération : 2009

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"Splendid's," a two-act police thriller written in 1948, was never staged in Jean Genet's lifetime. In 1952 he announced that he had destroyed the manuscript, and the play was assumed lost. Only in 1993 did a surviving copy reappear. Exhausted, unshaven and wearing evening dress, Genet's gangsters never let go of their machine-guns - not even when they dance together. Their conversations contain some of Genet's finest dialogue; an insane mixture of melodramatic speech-making and low-camp bickering, all wrapped up in a sexy pastiche of forties American film noir, lurching stylishly from tough realism into wicked black humour. Translated by writer, performer and director Neil Bartlett, this volume also contains an introduction by Genet's biographer, Edmund White.