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The Twenty Days Of Turin A Novel

Author : Giorgio De Maria
ISBN : 9781631492303
Genre : Fiction
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Named one of NPR's Best Books of 2017 Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut. In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create "the Library," a space where lonely citizens can read one another’s personal diaries and connect with like-minded souls in "dialogues across the ether." But when their scribblings devolve into the ugliest confessions of the macabre, the Library’s users learn too late that a malicious force has consumed their privacy and their sanity. As the city of Turin suffers a twenty-day "phenomenon of collective psychosis" culminating in nightly massacres that hundreds of witnesses cannot explain, the Library is shut down and erased from history. That is, until a lonely salaryman decides to investigate these mysterious events, which the citizenry of Turin fear to mention. Inevitably drawn into the city’s occult netherworld, he unearths the stuff of modern nightmares: what’s shared can never be unshared. An allegory inspired by the grisly neo-fascist campaigns of its day, The Twenty Days of Turin has enjoyed a fervent cult following in Italy for forty years. Now, in a fretful new age of "lone-wolf" terrorism fueled by social media, we can find uncanny resonances in Giorgio De Maria’s vision of mass fear: a mute, palpitating dread that seeps into every moment of daily existence. With its stunning anticipation of the Internet—and the apocalyptic repercussions of oversharing—this bleak, prescient story is more disturbingly pertinent than ever. Brilliantly translated into English for the first time by Ramon Glazov, The Twenty Days of Turin establishes De Maria’s place among the literary ranks of Italo Calvino and beside classic horror masters such as Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft. Hauntingly imaginative, with visceral prose that chills to the marrow, the novel is an eerily clairvoyant magnum opus, long overdue but ever timely.

The Twenty Days Of Turin

Author : Giorgio De Maria
ISBN : 1631492292
Genre : FICTION
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Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut.

It Came From Something Awful

Author : Dale Beran
ISBN : 9781250219473
Genre : Political Science
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An insider's history of the website at the end of the world, which burst into politics and memed Donald Trump into the White House. The internet has transformed the ways we think and act, and by consequence, our politics. The most impactful recent political movements on the far left and right started with massive online collectives of teenagers. Strangely, both movements began on the same website: an anime imageboard called 4chan.org. It Came from Something Awful is the fascinating and bizarre story of 4chan and its profound effect on youth counterculture. Dale Beran has observed the website's shifting activities and interests since the beginning. 4chan is a microcosm of the internet itself—simultaneously at the vanguard of contemporary culture, politics, comedy and language, and a new low for all of the above. It was the original meme machine, mostly frequented by socially awkward and disenfranchised young men in search of a place to be alone together. During the recession of the late 2000’s, the memes became political. 4chan was the online hub of a leftist hacker collective known as Anonymous and a prominent supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement. But within a few short years, the site’s ideology spun on its axis; it became the birthplace and breeding ground of the alt-right. In It Came from Something Awful, Beran uses his insider’s knowledge and natural storytelling ability to chronicle 4chan's strange journey from creating rage-comics to inciting riots to—according to some—memeing Donald Trump into the White House.

Renaissance Education Between Religion And Politics

Author : Paul F. Grendler
ISBN : 0860789896
Genre : History
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This third volume of articles by Paul F. Grendler explores the connections between education, religion, and politics. It combines detailed research, such as on Erasmus's doctorate and the new schools of the Jesuits and Piarists, with broad overviews of European and especially Italian education. Two of the studies appear here for the first time in English.

A Commercial Dictionary

Author : Joshua Montefiore
ISBN : 9781584774174
Genre : Business & Economics
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Montefiore, Joshua. A Commercial Dictionary: Containing the Present State of the Mercantile Law, Practice and Custom. With Very Considerable Additions Relative to the Laws, Usages, and Practice of the United States. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by James Humphreys, 1804. Three volumes. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-417-7. Cloth. $295. * Reprint of the rare first American edition (1804), based on the 1803 London edition with much new American material added. It is a very important economic and legal source, originally intended for merchants, offering a wealth of information about contemporary commercial and maritime law, international business practices and fascinating descriptions of commercial ports and their primary imports and exports. Montefiore also discusses the present state of banks and insurance companies in the United States, the laws of copyright and letters patent, the regulation of the coasting trade, the funding system and state of the [U.S.] National debt [and] a very interesting memoir upon the growth, manufacture, and qualities of Madeira wine. With a subscriber list that includes Horace Binney, Alexander James Dallas, Peter S. Duponceau and William Rawle. Montefiore [1762-1843] was an English solicitor who emigrated to the United States after the War of 1812. He published several other works on commercial law.

Operatic Reform At Turin S Teatro Regio

Author : Margaret Ruth Butler
ISBN : UOM:39015054358463
Genre : Performing Arts
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Six Years In The Monasteries Of Italy And Two Years In The Islands Of The Mediterranean And In Asia Minor

Author : S. I. Mahoney
ISBN : NYPL:33433070297001
Genre : Religion
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Sacco And Vanzetti

Author : Paul Avrich
ISBN : 0691026041
Genre : History
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An in-depth study of the lives of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, based on anarchist sources and new materials, provides answers to crucial questions about one of the most notorious cases in American legal history. Bibliog.

Affairs And Scandals In Ancient Egypt

Author : Pascal Vernus
ISBN : 0801440785
Genre : History
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Drawing on ancient texts, archaeological reports, and other sources, Pascal Vernus focuses attention on the human failings of the too-often-mythologized Egyptians.

Inquest On The Shroud Of Turin

Author : Joe Nickell
ISBN : UOM:39015020808898
Genre : Religion
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Argues that scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin and historical research prove that the shroud is clever forgery produced in the fourteenth century

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