By Susan Quinn
A hot, intimate account of the affection among Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a courting that, over greater than 3 a long time, reworked either women's lives and empowered them to play major roles in a single of the main tumultuous sessions in American history
In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound life of the 1st girl with dread. by means of that point, she had positioned her deep unhappiness in her marriage at the back of her and constructed an autonomous life—now threatened by way of the general public function she will be compelled to play. A lifeline got here to her within the kind of a feisty crusade reporter for the linked Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the subsequent thirty years, till Eleanor’s demise, the 2 ladies carried on a rare dating: They have been, at varied issues, fans, confidantes, specialist advisors, and worrying friends.
They could not were extra diverse. Eleanor have been raised in a single of the nation’s strongest political households and was once brought to society as a debutante earlier than marrying her far-off cousin, Franklin. Hick, as she was once recognized, had grown up negative in rural South Dakota and labored as a servant lady after she escaped an abusive domestic, ultimately turning into some of the most revered newshounds on the AP. Her admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, and the 2 quick fell in love. For the following 13 years, Hick had her personal room on the White residence, round the corner to the 1st Lady.
those fiercely compassionate ladies encouraged one another to correct the wrongs of the turbulent period during which they lived. through the melancholy, Hick pronounced from the nation’s poorest parts for the WPA, and Eleanor used those stories to foyer her husband for brand spanking new Deal courses. Hick inspired Eleanor to show their widespread letters into her well known and long-lasting syndicated column "My Day," and to befriend the feminine reporters who grew to become her champions. whilst Eleanor’s tenure as First woman ended with FDR's dying, Hick driven her to proceed to exploit her recognition for good—advice Eleanor took by means of top the UN’s postwar Human Rights fee. At each flip, the bond those ladies shared used to be grounded of their choice to higher their afflicted world.
Deeply researched and advised with nice warmth, Eleanor and Hick is a bright portrait of affection and a revealing examine how an not likely romance stimulated probably the most consequential years in American history.
By Dario Banfi Sergio Bologna
By Neri Pozza,Angelo Colla
Così scriveva Neri Pozza in una lettera a Eugenio Ferdinando Palmieri che gli aveva spedito una sua raccolta di poesie. E non vi è forse definizione migliore di questa – «uno sfruttatore degli autori, nel senso morale, accanitissimo» – in keeping with dare ragione della complessa e affascinante figura di Neri Pozza editore.
Colui che nel 1946 fondò a Venezia l. a. casa editrice che porta tuttora il suo nome, lo scopritore di Goffredo Parise che ebbe modo di riunire attorno alla sua creatura i maggiori scrittori, poeti e saggisti del suo pace (da Gadda a Buzzati, da Montale a Bontempelli, da Diano a Bettini), period un editore particolare che... cercava di sfruttare in senso morale i suoi autori.
Pozza chiarì il senso di questa sua definizione in un’altra lettera – indirizzata a Primo Mazzolari, il prete partigiano – in cui scrisse: «L’autore deve temere solo di uscire dalla verità». Il carattere morale del lavoro editoriale period, infatti, ai suoi occhi nient’altro che questo: evitare che un autore esca dalla verità, e tradisca in tal modo l’onestà, los angeles sincerità, los angeles «necessità della sua stessa storia di scrittore».
Per tener fede a questa inspiration, Pozza, come dimostra questa preziosa raccolta di scritti che riassume esemplarmente l. a. sua attività di editore, non esitò a entrare in competizione coi suoi autori, a rimproverare, stimolare, emendare, suggerire «da artista advert artista», come osò scrivere a Dino Buzzati, mentre l’autore del Deserto dei Tartari componeva according to los angeles casa editrice In quel preciso momento.
Divisa in tre sezioni, questa raccolta offre una ricognizione critica delle principali collane create da Pozza; mostra una galleria di venticinque ritratti, o storie di autori e collaboratori, con i quali Pozza intrattenne rapporti di lavoro e di amicizia: dall’ebreo Jacchia, suo primo modello di editore, a Antonio Barolini, suo primo autore; da Vittore Gualandi, il suo tipografo preferito, a scrittori e poeti come Bontempelli, Alvaro, Buzzati e Parise, passando consistent with saggisti quali Camerino, Izzo, Magagnato e Baratto; e presenta, infine, un’antologia di lettere in cui compaiono più esplicitamente le idee e i gusti letterari di uno dei maggiori protagonisti della cultura del Novecento.
Il mestiere di editore secondo uno dei maggiori protagonisti della cultura italiana del Novecento.
«Fare poesia è difficile, costa una fatica da piangere, ma è sempre un gesto prepotente e vitale».
By Joseph Braude
Here is a kind of stories—and the tale of the way this global is being remodeled, one lifestyles at a time.
Joseph Braude is the 1st Western journalist ever to safe embed prestige with an Arab defense strength, assigned to a hardened unit of detectives in Casablanca who deal with every little thing from busting al-Qaeda cells to fixing homicides. in the future he’s given the dossier for a likely general homicide: a tender safeguard at a warehouse killed in what seems to be a theft long past improper. Braude is intrigued by means of the main points of the case: the sheer brutality of the homicide, the identities of the accused—a soldier—and the sufferer, a shadowy migrant with hyperlinks to a thorough cleric, and the strange situation: a warehouse owned through a filthy rich member of 1 of the few thriving Jewish groups within the Arab international. After interviewing the victim’s ally, who tearfully insists that the real tale of the homicide has been lined up by way of robust pursuits, Braude commits to attending to the ground of it.
Braude’s dicy pursuit of the stunning fact in the back of the homicide takes him from cosmopolitan Marrakesh to the proud Berber heartland, from the houses of the wealthiest and strongest humans within the state to the backstreets of Casablanca, the place migrants come to make fortunes, jihad, and bother, yet frequently turn out simply attempting to continue to exist with dignity. The venerated Dead is a well timed and riveting secret a couple of society in transition, the ability of the reality, and the irrepressible human want for justice.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Harold E. Stearns
Harold Stearns symbolized the sour vacancy, the bewildered desperation of the iteration that had survived a battle basically to stand an international bent on forgetting its political sins in lust and liquor, or no matter what anodyne the instant could convey. these unusual futile years were immortalized within the fiction of Hemingway and Fitzgerald; yet right here, in Stearn’s narrative, they make their approach into biography. nobody has written extra soberly approximately that drunken mind set; not anyone has been extra continent in describing those excesses; nobody has romanticized much less in regards to the absurd romantic attitudes of the literary Bohemia. Stearns recreates for us an international that's already as distant and magnificent as a misplaced continent that has sunk underneath the ocean. The legend is done via Stearn’s go back to the US and his telling of this tale.
By A. Febus (J. M. Menéndez)
By Patricia A. Donohoe
In language that resonates with energy and sweetness, this compilation of private letters written from 1844 to 1864 tells the compelling tale of arguable newspaper editor Will Tomlinson, his opinionated spouse (Eliza Wylie Tomlinson), and their young children (Byers and Belle) within the treacherous borderlands round that “abolitionist hellhole,” Ripley, Ohio. The Printer’s Kiss comprises a lot of Tomlinson’s columns that seemed within the Ripley Bee, the neighborhood Ripley newspaper, and excerpts from a brief tale within the Columbian journal. It beneficial properties lots of his letters to his family members and a extraordinary variety of letters from Eliza and the kids to Tomlinson whereas he used to be away through the Civil warfare, serving variously as quartermaster sergeant for the 5th Ohio, as captain of a firm of counterinsurgents in West Virginia, as an autonomous scout and secret agent in Kentucky, as a nurse on a sanatorium boat, and as a compositor for the Cincinnati Gazette. in the course of his profession, Tomlinson released ten newspapers in Ohio and one in Iowa, the place he lived from 1854 to 1860. defined via his contemporaries as excellent and erratic, coarse and literary, Tomlinson left a path of ink overlaying themes starting from antislavery sentiment to spiritualist fervor and partisan politics. His own writings display the guy at the back of the click, disenchanted by means of his weak point for alcohol and through Eliza’s refusal to condone his plan to elevate a Negro corporation. His eloquent descriptions soreness with the pain of status fourteen hours at a compositor’s desk, taking pictures farm animals to feed squaddies, and having to shield himself opposed to accusations of adultery. Tomlinson was once fatally shot by way of a Kentucky Copperhead in 1863.
Eliza’s letters pulse with the fears of a Union kinfolk looking for slave hunters, Morgan’s Raiders, and undesirable information from the battlefield. Like her husband, she freely condemns inept politicians and southern rebels. She additionally questions her husband’s army competence, yet she often writes approximately household matters—the youngsters, associates, and funds. The intimate information in those letters will have interaction readers with suspenseful money owed of survival within the borderlands through the Civil warfare, camp existence, and guerrilla battle and statement on political and armed forces occasions, journalism within the mid-1800s, and the jobs of ladies and kids. most significantly, readers might be uncovered to the tale of the way one articulate and constant Union relations refused to renounce desire while confronted with tragic disruption.
By Jacques Franck
Ces Mémoires sont une somme inestimable, le récit d’une vie passée à écouter les autres et à transmettre leur parole, à découvrir des textes et des lieux, à nouer des amitiés fidèles.
Préface de Jacques De Decker, regard de Stéphane Lambert et témoignage de Francis Van de Woestyne.
Enfin les Mémoires de Jacques Franck, los angeles mémoire de los angeles Libre Belgique (il y est entré en 1957), mais avant tout le témoin privilégié de trois quarts de siècle de tradition, de diplomatie, de voyages, de rencontres, d’amitiés…
Un ouvrage essentiel pour connaître l. a. vie de l'homme de presse, mais aussi l'actualité belge des 70 dernières années !
Repenser à mon enfance, c’est mesurer l’extraordinaire changement de l. a. société que j’aurai traversé.
Bien que je sois né en 1931, j’ai encore connu le XIXe siècle : allumeurs de réverbères dans les rues du village comme dans un conte d’Andersen ; prairies tondues à los angeles fake dont los angeles huge lame coupait ensemble l’herbe et les boutons d’or, comme celle de los angeles Mort indistinctement les riches et les pauvres dans l’imagerie du Moyen Âge ; pains de glace fournis à home enveloppés de jute ou de papier ; corbillards tirés par des chevaux empanachés et moi, dans un fiacre, avec mes frères, derrière celui de notre tante Mélanie en juin 1944 ; deux vieilles demoiselles, nos voisines qui survivaient dans des salons qui n’avaient pas changé depuis Madame Bovary [...].
CE QU'EN PENSE l. a. CRITIQUE
Un livre passionnant, à l’écriture élégante et juste, une web page de notre histoire, en particulier de l. a. presse belge et de los angeles tradition. Mais aussi un livre de réflexions sur l. a. vie, l’amour, l’amitié, Dieu, l’intelligence, et tant d’autres choses. - Guy Duplat, La Libre Belgique
Jacques Franck se livre peu sur lui-même, évacue l’amour (« ses ivresses supposées et ses inconvénients assurés ») sans barguigner, alors que les pages qu’il écrit sur son enfance, ses mom and dad et sa fratrie sont marquées d’une jolie nostalgie. - Pierre Malherbe, Le Carnet et les Instants
À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR
Jacques Franck, né en 1931 dans los angeles bourgeoisie anversoise, fait d’abord sa scolarité en flamand avant de l. a. prolonger en français aux facultés universitaires de Namur, puis à l’université de Louvain (il est diplômé en droit). Entré en 1957 au magazine los angeles Libre Belgique, il ne le quittera plus (il y donne toujours des chroniques). De l. a. politique belge à los angeles politique internationale, puis à los angeles tradition et aux livres, du secrétariat de rédaction à los angeles course de los angeles rédaction avant de redevenir basic (mais très écouté !) chroniqueur à l’âge où les autres prennent leur retraite, il n’y a que le recreation et los angeles finance qu’il n’y ait pas traité…
By David Charles Manners
By Gigliola Alvisi
Questo libro racconta di lei, di Miran Hrovatin, e di una ragazzina somala di nome Jamila, che è immaginaria ma potrebbe benissimo essere vissuta davvero.
Questo libro parla di coraggio e di speranza, e di tutti quelli che si battono in keeping with avere un mondo migliore a costo della vita.