By Mario Luzzatto Fegiz

Cosa prova prima di andare in scena Ornella Vanoni? È vero che ‘Il cielo in una stanza’ di Paoli è nata in un bordello e che Sting è un grande amatore? Cosa si nasconde dietro a uno scoop? E come interagisce un critico di un grande giornale con gli artisti? Come nasce una canzone? E una recensione? Come mai Pavarotti si è convertito al pop? Come si fa a incontrare Mina senza farsi cacciare? È davvero possibile essere obiettivi con l’artista che ti coinvolge nel suo processo creativo? O restare calmi quando squilla il telefono e all’altro capo ci sono Bob Dylan o Vasco Rossi? O quando una sera a cena da Gianni Versace i Take That cantano in coro con Elton John che si cimenta su una pianola giocattolo mentre Robbie Williams bacia sulla bocca a bruciapelo solo le signore più attempate? Il più noto e longevo critico musicale italiano vuota il sacco su 50 anni di musica, giornalismo, politica e cultura vissuti fra Rai e Corriere della Sera, svelando retroscena e dettagli di big name italiane e straniere. Senza fare sconti a nessuno, soprattutto a se stesso, in un percorso musicale e spirituale dove succede un po’ di tutto e in cui, alla wonderful, los angeles fede e l. a. musica vincono e convivono come valori assoluti. Un diario intenso in cui pubblico e privato si mescolano in un racconto avvincente nel quale emerge il complesso legame di amore-odio che spesso caratterizza i rapporti fra il critico e gli artisti.

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By James Timberlake

Autumn at the path to Santiago starts off the place Sons of Thunder left off... related guy, similar spirit... blood, sweat and soul expressed out an analogous marrow yet a lot is modified with the panorama, skyscape and timescape that tell the in-scape of mind.

The eye popping Whippit hit of June and July’s Spain mellows now within the smooth autumnal exhale mirrored in cooling days, lengthening nights and the repletion and harvest of agricultural labors alongside a string of trails spanning throughout southern France, over the Pyrénées, alongside northern Spain and into Santiago for a moment time this year.

While writing Autumn at the path to Santiago common part breaks seemed in a fashion they didn't within the flood-rush of Sons of Thunder. The preliminary ‘On n’est pas riche mais on vie bien’ phase is a toast to my relatives and to the affection expressed in a plate of nutrients. ‘Between the Rabbits’ places comestible brackets round le Chemin d’Arles, from Arles to the Pyrénées. ‘Aragonia’ describes el Camino Aragonés’ descent from the hurricane ravaged Pyrénées-Pirineos into Spain, to re-connect with el Camino Francés in Puenta los angeles Reina. And ‘Broken Water, Spanish Rain’ is the lengthy final leg of the adventure; a depressing rainy trek down the metaphysical delivery canal to Santiago, to the ocean, and to the remainder of lifestyles past this adventure.

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By Olivier Delacroix

Carrure de rugbyman et dreadlocks de rasta parmi les religieuses : l'image a marqué les téléspectateurs de France 2. Mais cela faisait déjà plusieurs années qu'Olivier Delacroix travaillait sur le terrain, à l. a. rencontre des autres.

Pourquoi ce besoin d'aller vers ceux dont le profil ne ressemble pas au nôtre, ceux que l'existence a blessés, qui ont fait des choix courageux ou refusent de vivre selon des critères imposés ? Parce que, si loin de nous semblent-ils – tatoués, croyants, homosexuels, mom and dad d'enfants différents, jeunes délinquants –, ces " autres " ont un regard sur l. a. vie qui nous aide à admettre nos propres différences, nos faiblesses parfois, et à surmonter les épreuves pour mieux tracer notre chemin.

Avec l. a. générosité et l'empathie qui le caractérisent, Olivier Delacroix nous fait partager le fruit de ses rencontres.

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By Juan F. Thompson,Nicolas Richard

Inventeur d’un style littéraire, le gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson était le wild man de los angeles presse américaine, mais aussi et surtout l’un des grands auteurs du XXe siècle.

Il se mettait en scène comme élément imperative de ses reportages, écrivait sur les gangs de motards et l. a. contre-culture des années 1960, sur les élections présidentielles et les drogues psychédéliques. Et vivait une vie sulfureuse animée par un cocktail d’alcool et de cocaïne… jusqu’à son suicide, en 2005. Dans Fils de gonzo, Juan F. Thompson raconte l’histoire de ce père pas comme les autres et se confie sur son enfance, forcément compliquée quand on est élevé par l’auteur génial mais fou de Las Vegas parano : « Mais ce qui importe davantage pour moi, c’est qu’il était mon père et que j’étais son fils. Et aucun fils ne peut échapper à ce qu’implique cette relation. Bons ou mauvais, faibles ou forts, vivants ou morts, proches ou distants, nos pères sont avec nous. »

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By Robin Odell

Ripperology occasionally obsessive curiosity in learning the crimes of Jack the Ripperis a subject matter of undying curiosity that has suffered from confusion, exaggeration, and hyperbole for over a century. Jack the Ripper used to be most likely the 1st serial killer to seem in a wide city at a time while the overall population was once literate and the click used to be a strength for social swap. the click was once additionally partially accountable for developing many myths surrounding the Ripper. Robin Odell's Ripperology is the 1st learn to give a sequential heritage of literary investigations of Jack the Ripper's crimes and to handle the seven imperative levels of Ripper speculations: the preliminary wave of journalism that the 1888 murders; the revelations of highers-up in Scotland backyard who pretended to grasp greater than they really did; the interval among 1925 and 1949 while sensational and factually shaky book-length suggestions have been proposed, together with the theories that Jack avenged his son's syphilis or was once a feminine midwife in conceal; the sunrise of extra dependable research, among 1950 and 1975, within which the writer himself performed a tremendous position; larger documented experiences spurred by means of the outlet of Scotland backyard records in 1976; the explosion of latest Ripper hypotheses within the Nineteen Nineties; and present theories, together with Patricia Cornwell's DNA-based accusation of artist Walter Sickert. Ripperology doesn't try to provide an in depth, encyclopedic account of the murders. really, its target is to inform the tale of the extreme literary efforts directed at fixing the secret. whereas there aren't any formal conclusions, and this ebook doesn't search to saturate the reader with trivia, exaggerated claims are debunked and misconceived rules are dispelled. writer Odell, having studied those unsolved serial killings for 4 a long time, publications the reader in his effortless narrative wealthy with documentation. Ripperology could be welcomed via real crime aficionados.

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By Gary Shteyngart,Eduardo Jordá Forteza

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A finales de los setenta, los cambios en l. a. política mundial tendrán una influencia decisiva en l. a. vida de Igor, un niño enclenque y asmático de Leningrado. Jimmy Carter y Leonid Brézhnev han acordado intercambiar cereales entre sus dos países; a cambio, los angeles URSS aceptará que judíos soviéticos puedan emigrar a EE. UU. los angeles familia de Igor será una de las que se aprovecharán de ese acuerdo. Ya en EE. UU. –sempiterno enemigo para cualquier niño soviético- a Igor no le quedará más remedio que convertirse en Gary para ahorrarse problemas (y alguna que otra paliza).
El cambio de vida es tan radical que Gary siente haber despegado de un mundo en blanco y negro para aterrizar en otro en tecnicolor; dos mundos tan contradictorios harán de su adaptación una tarea ímproba. Sus dificultades para encajar en el nuevo país son stories que su madre, decepcionada, acuñará el apodo «pequeño fracaso» para referirse al que hasta entonces había sido su hijo predilecto.

En Pequeño fracaso, Shteyngart rememora su infancia en los angeles URSS, sus vivencias como inmigrante en EE. UU., su juventud y sus inicios como escritor; un libro inteligente, mordaz y divertido que lo confirma como uno de los más destacados autores norteamericanos contemporáneos.

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By Maurice Chittenden

On a sizzling, sunny day final August, the ultimate newspaper nonetheless operating from an workplace on London’s Fleet highway referred to as ‘stop the clicking’ and closed its doorways for the ultimate time. 13 days later it was once the flip of award-winning journalist Maurice Chittenden to make his excuses and go away. He used to be fired from The Sunday Time after a Fleet road profession lasting virtually 40 years, one who observed him operating for a trio of mythical Murdoch editors: Andrew Neil, Kelvin Mackenzie and Derek Jameson.

In a rip-roaring journey via his profession, he tells how he used to be concerned (accidentally, after all) within the first ever mobilephone bugging of a member of the Royal family members two decades earlier than such skulduggery used to be even inspiration attainable, helped resolve the homicide of schoolgirl Caroline Dickinson and used to be credited with bringing down a Tory government.

He arrived too past due to avoid wasting his boss the embarrassment of the Hitler diaries, yet he uncovered the intended Jack the Ripper confessions and Roswell alien post-mortem movie as fakes.

He sparked a diplomatic incident while he was once thrown into penitentiary in Borneo over a lobster. one of many final surviving opponents within the conflict of Wapping, during which an assault on his motor vehicle resulted in a police cavalry cost and a bloody revolt, he's the main by-lined reporter within the Sunday Times heritage with as much as seven by-lines a week.

His profession reflected the increase and fall of Fleet road and he freely admits that his personal excesses performed an element in its downfall. The Fleet highway he recalls with fondness not exists. yet its attractiveness because the ‘Street of disgrace’ survives within the identify of the column in inner most Eye which afforded him the plaudit of ‘the mythical Maurice Chittenden’ in its record of his expert demise.

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By Stefano Lorenzetto

C'erano una volta i giganti, personalità di spicco nelle quali specchiarsi, esempi da seguire. Ma oggi? L'Italia sembra un Paese popolato più da pigmei che da watussi, dove un giovanotto dalla lingua lunga e dalle ambizioni smisurate, cresciuto alla scuola di Mike Bongiorno e divenuto presidente del Consiglio senza passare dalle urne, ha eretto a forma di governo lo storytelling (vulgo, blablà) e non si vergogna a farsi dare ogni giorno del "cazzaro" da «Dagospia». Solo nella Repubblica delle chiacchiere poteva essere scambiato in line with evento del secolo quel pacchiano Lunapark delle Nazioni che è stato chiamato Expo. Demoralizzato dal deprimente spettacolo, l'autore è andato in cerca ancora una volta di personaggi comuni di eccezionale valore: l'imprenditore che imagine i malati di cancro, los angeles mamma della ragazza morta suicida che ha già aiutato 60.000 genitori cui è toccato il dramma di seppellire i loro figli, l. a. cieca diventata nonna di 15.123 nipoti che dovevano essere abortiti, il supervisor che soccorre i cinesi detenuti nei laogai, il pittore privo di braccia che ha mantenuto los angeles famiglia usando solo los angeles propria bocca, l. a. «povera allegra» che dal 2001 non tocca un soldo, il dottor Schweitzer delle Ande, il chirurgo dei casi impossibili, il crociato dei borghi abbandonati, il giardiniere che non si arrende mai, l'operaio che ha salvato i bilanci della Fiat, los angeles madre che ha offerto alla patria i due figli poliziotti, l. a. pensionata che vive da sixteen anni dentro l'aeroporto di Malpensa, l'oncologo che si è fatto arrestare in line with amore dei malati. Giganti, appunto.

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By Craig Munro

Craig Munro started his blue-pencil adventures on the collage of Queensland Press in 1971. Over the following thirty years, he turned pal, counsellor, and infrequently foil to a couple of the country’s major authors.

From a champagne-fuelled telegram to Patrick White to a run-in with Xavier Herbert, Craig’s editorial lifestyles was once punctuated by means of encounters with notable writers. Championing the early works of Peter Carey, correct as much as the Booker–winning True background of the Kelly Gang, Craig additionally edited David Malouf’s first novel, Johnno. He used to be teased by way of Murray Bail’s tantalising brain video games, found a fondness for Olga Masters’ fiction, and helped create UQP’s acclaimed Indigenous list.

mixing e-book background with memoir, Under Cover explores the invisible paintings of enhancing from an insider’s point of view. informed with heat and humour, it's a clever, pleasing travel of 3 audacious, intoxicating, and eventually inspiring many years of publishing mayhem.

PRAISE FOR CRAIG MUNRO

‘[A] secure, attractive memoir approximately being the fellow with the blue pencil, which may still open the eyes of individuals drawn to the publishing enterprise and entertain somebody who alternatives it up … a captivating breeze of a publication … [Munro] has a born raconteur's ear for anecdote.’ The Sunday Age

‘[The early 70s to the overdue 90s] was once a desirable time in Australia's cultural background, and Munro's account is a hot and engrossing one. when you've got the slightest curiosity in writing and publishing you are going to love this booklet — simply as I did.’ Readings

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By James Ellroy

James Ellroy, el legendario autor de novela policiaca, nos ofrece unas memorias crudas y brutalmente sinceras.

En 1959 James Ellroy tenía diez años. Un día, después de hacerle un regalo, su madre, Jean Hilliker, que acababa de divorciarse de su marido, le dio a elegir entre vivir con ella o con su padre. James eligió a su padre sin dudarlo y Jean zanjó el asunto con una bofetada. Desde el suelo, James deseó que se muriera y tres meses después fue asesinada.

En torno a este hecho, James Ellroy reconstruye su infancia desestructurada, los delitos de su época adolescente y l. a. temporada que pasó en l. a. cárcel, su vida como escritor, su avidez sexual, sus matrimonios fallidos y los angeles drawback nerviosa que tuvo cuando conoció a una mujer extraordinaria que podría haber sido Ella. Superponiendo épocas y lugares, momentos cargados de emoción e instantes llenos de clarividencia, Ellroy narra los angeles historia de su vida con el pulso narrativo desus mejores novelas.

La crítica ha dicho...

«El último libro de James Ellroy es también el más íntimo y own. Es convincente e implacable en sus revelaciones. Sus frases hacen que te sientas agradecido de leer su prosa, cargada de esa furia, pasión y energía maravillosas.»
San Francisco Chronicle

«Quizá las memorias más confesionales que he leído nunca.»
Dallas Morning News

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