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On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 14, 2017
On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal

On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal by Mary Taylor Simeti
English | December 8th, 2010 | ASIN: B004J4WKME, ISBN: 0394549880, 0679764143 | 316 Pages | EPUB | 2.40 MB

An American woman residing in Sicily for the past twenty years portrays the Sicilian landscape and customs–both rural and urban–from the perspectives of both a "foreigner" and a resident.

The Sicilian Sozin (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Oct. 27, 2017
The Sicilian Sozin (Repost)

Mikhail Golubev, "The Sicilian Sozin"
2001 | pages: 276 | ISBN: 1901983382 | PDF | 14,5 mb

Belluscone. A Sicilian Story (2014) Belluscone. Una storia siciliana  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 17, 2017
Belluscone. A Sicilian Story (2014) Belluscone. Una storia siciliana

Belluscone. A Sicilian Story (2014)
DVDRip | MKV | 716x574 | x264 @ 2091 Kbps | 89 min | 1,45 Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Documentary

Sicilian filmmaker and satirist Franco Maresco is both the director and one of the subjects of Belluscone: A Sicilian Story (Belluscone: Una Storia Italiana), an occasionally hilarious wannabe-documentary about Maresco’s failed attempts to make a film about former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s alleged ties to the mafia. Only in a work by Maresco could this mean that Berlusconi remains entirely off-screen, while the director himself shares the spotlight with a film critic, a shady talent manager and two popular local singers who get into a fight over a song called I want to meet Berlusconi. A crowd-pleaser with left-leaning audiences in Italy, if its raucous Venice reception is any indication, this represents a tougher but not impossible sell abroad, as the film’s frame of reference is thoroughly local.

Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Sept. 13, 2017
Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia

Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia by John Dickie
English | March 8th, 2007 | ASIN: B003LPUXJE, ISBN: 1403970424, 0340824344, 1403966966 | 379 pages | EPUB | 0.93 MB

The Italian-American mafia has its roots in a mysterious and powerful criminal network in Sicily. While the mythology of the mafia has been widely celebrated in American culture, the true origins of its rituals, laws, and methods have never actually been revealed. John Dickie uses startling new research to expose the secrets of the Sicilian mafia, providing a fascinating account that is more violent, frightening, and darkly comic than anything conceived in popular movies and novels.

Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Aug. 7, 2017
Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales

Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales by Giuseppe Pitrè
2017 | ISBN: 022646279X | English | 304 pages | PDF | 2 MB

The Sicilian (1987) [Director's Cut]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Aug. 2, 2017
The Sicilian (1987) [Director's Cut]

The Sicilian (1987)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 26mn | 3,08 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama | Director: Michael Cimino

Giuliano robs from the rich conservative landowners to give to the poor, serf-like peasants, who in turn hail him as their savior. As his popularity grows, so does his ego, and he eventually thinks he is above the power of his backer, Mafia Don Masino Croce. The Don, in turn, sets out to kill the upstart by convincing his cousin and closest advisor Pissciota to assassinate him.

Sicilian Food: Recipes from Italy's Abundant Isle  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at July 25, 2017
Sicilian Food: Recipes from Italy's Abundant Isle

Sicilian Food: Recipes from Italy's Abundant Isle by Mary Taylor Simeti
2009 | ISBN: 1902304179 | English | 272 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense - Moving Still (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 26, 2017
Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense - Moving Still (2016)

Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense - Moving Still (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, digatal booklet - 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 MB | 00:52:15
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: PI Recordings

Moving Still is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson's Moment and the Message, which was voted the Number One album by a debut artist in the NPR Jazz Critics Poll and called 'a great modern jazz record that also sounds like joy and feels like a dance' by PopMatters. One of the most highly regarded young musicians on the scene, Finlayson was recently been named the Number One Rising Star Trumpeter in the Downbeat Critics Poll. He has been a member of alto saxophonist Steve Coleman's Five Elements for over 15 years, and plays regularly with the likes of such cutting-edge jazz artists as Steve Lehman, Mary Halvorson, Muhal Richard Abrams and Henry Threadgill. The music is filled with enthrallingly melodic compositional twists and turns: daring music with a firm sense of purpose.

Crime, Networks and Power: Transformation of Sicilian Cosa Nostra  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at June 13, 2017
Crime, Networks and Power: Transformation of Sicilian Cosa Nostra

Crime, Networks and Power: Transformation of Sicilian Cosa Nostra by Vincenzo Scalia
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319462350 | 124 Pages | PDF | 10.0 MB

This book develops the idea that the Cosa Nostra Sicilian mafia likes and, more than any other criminal organization, follows the patterns of capitalist transformation.

Powerbook - Jeanette Winterson  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Feb. 22, 2017
Powerbook - Jeanette Winterson

Powerbook - Jeanette Winterson
Italian | 2003 | 231 Pages | ISBN: 8804524030 | EPUB | 226.7 KB

Ali, una scrittrice di racconti via email, inventa per chi si mette in contatto con lei la storia che si desidera, a comando, purché si sia pronti a entrarci come se stessi e a uscirne come qualcun altro. Ma questa volta a mettersi profondamente in gioco è la stessa Ali, che narra la sua vicenda d'amore con una bellissima donna dai capelli rossi già sposata. Una storia che attraversa il tempo e lo spazio e s'intreccia con le vicende di celebri personaggi che hanno inseguito un loro sogno di passione o di amanti che il destino ha voluto tenere separati, Lancillotto e Ginevra, Paolo e Francesca, Tristano e Isotta. Ma anche Rembrandt e George Mallory, lo scalatore dell'Everest.