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Literature, History, Music: my world

Francesco
 
War and Peace (Modern Library)
War and Peace (Modern Library)
"Reading War and Peace for the first time is dangerous. Whatever come next is never going to feel as good"
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (Penguin Modern Classics)
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Words are alive in the pages of Speak memory. Often they lift themselves as butterflies do, and start flying away"
Babylon Revisited and Other Stories: A Scribner Classic
Babylon Revisited and Other Stories: A Scribner Classic
"Babylon Revisited is FFS's finest hour. Decadence has never been described with so much sharpness"
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
"What is truth and what is deceat ? You will not find anywhere else more shades of grey. Buy the trilogy."
Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia
Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia
"If you are fashinated by Russia, Natasha will hold your hand while your mind travels back in the days when in Russia......."
The Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 (Oxford History of Modern Europe)
The Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 (Oxford History of Modern Europe)
"AJP may not be everyone's favourite historian, but few write better English, and this panorama of XIXth century Europe in unrivalled"
Selected Poems
Selected Poems
"100 reasons to sit down, lay down and open your heart:"
The Complete Poems Of Anna Akhmatova
The Complete Poems Of Anna Akhmatova
"We aged a hundred years, and this Happened in a single hour...... An absolute tribute to Poetry"
Our Age: Portrait of a Generation
Our Age: Portrait of a Generation
"When Britain was still worth an adjectiv"
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Collins Classics)
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Collins Classics)
"Do I really need to explain why?"
The Harold Nicolson Diaries: 1907-1963
The Harold Nicolson Diaries: 1907-1963
"With Nabovok's exception, the Diarist par exellence"
How War Came
How War Came
"Unrivalled, unsurpassed and unlikely to be. How it all started in one of the historical pivotal works of the XXth century. Not for the historical novice"
Eastern Approaches
Eastern Approaches
"James Bond: when art imitates life"
Nothing If Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists
Nothing If Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists
"The most devasting critique to the fraudolent world of Contemporary Art - and to PC :)"
Diplomacy
Diplomacy
"Whatever you think of Kissinger, this is one of the best tome of XIXth and XXth century diplomatic history in the English language. You are a negotiator? Do not miss the part on China!!"
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius
"Machiavelli's real masterpiece (the Prince was an Executive Summary for Politicians)"
Kant: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Kant: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
"fatti non fummo per viver come bruti"
The Other Russia
The Other Russia
"a world destroyed"
A Moveable Feast
A Moveable Feast
"Paris 1920's......I wish I had been there as a young man with Jack"
Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin
"and you throught that yours was an interesting life?"
Live In Concert 1975 - 85 Bruce Springsteen & The Street Band
Live In Concert 1975 - 85 Bruce Springsteen & The Street Band
"The best American writer of his generation, with the added power of the E Street Band"
Puccini: Turandot
Puccini: Turandot
"Pavarotti in top form. Nessun Dorma has never sounded like this"
Capital Gold Jazz Legends
Capital Gold Jazz Legends
"Good all-rounded collection, featuring Miles Davis' unforgettable Concierto De Aranjuez. If only, worthy for this track"
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde; Tannhäuser; Die Meistersinger - Orchestral Music
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde; Tannhäuser; Die Meistersinger - Orchestral Music
"Tannhäuser Overture: Raw teutonic power"
The Art of Ashkenazy: A sublime collection of his greatest piano recordings
The Art of Ashkenazy: A sublime collection of his greatest piano recordings
"The ultimate introduction to Piano concerto"