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Recommended philosophical books (6)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into philosophical here are some philosophical books from Italy for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Der Name der Rose by Umberto Eco DE

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Daß er in den Mauern der prächtigen Benediktinerabtei an den Hängen des Apennin das Echo eines verschollenen Lachens hören würde, das hell und klassisch herüberklingt aus der Antike, damit hat der englische Franziskanermönch William von Baskerville nicht gerechnet. Zusammen mit Adson von Melk, seinem etwas tumben, jugendlichen Adlatus, ist er in einer höchst delikaten politischen Mission unterwegs. Doch in den sieben Tagen ihres Aufenthalts werden die beiden mit kriminellen Ereignissen und drastischen Versuchungen konfrontiert: Ein Mönch ist im Schweineblutbottich ertrunken, ein anderer aus de... continue

2.

One, None and a Hundred Thousand by Luigi Pirandello EN

Rating: 3 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
2017 Reprint of 1933 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Pirandello began writing it in 1909. In an autobiographical letter, published in 1924, the author refers to this work as the ..".bitterest of all, profoundly humoristic, about the decomposition of life...." Vitangelo, the protagonist, discovers by way of a completely irrelevant question that his wife poses to him that everyone he knows, and everyone he has ever met, has constructed a Vitangelo persona in their own imagination and that none of these personas corresponds to the... continue

3.

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
These seven 'short lessons' guide us, with admirable clarity, through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the twentieth century and still continues to shake us today. In this short, playful, entertaining and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. In under one hundred pages, readers will understand the most transformative scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. Not since Richard F... continue

4.

The Divine Comedy : The Inferno, the Purgatorio, and the Paradiso by Dante Alighieri EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
For the first time, John Ciardi's translations of Dante's three soaring canticles have been gathered together in a single volume.

5.

The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Levi wrote of the moral collapse that occurred in Auschwitz and the fallibility of human memory that allows such atrocities to recur. Levi's last book published before his death in 1987.

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Trick by Domenico Starnone EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
In this novel "about ambition, family, and old-age ... [a] grandfather and grandson match wits as [the elder] heads toward a reckoning with his own ambitions and life choices"--Amazon.com.