Paolo Giordano

  • Dévorer le ciel

    Paolo Giordano

    Chaque été, Teresa passe ses vacances chez sa grand-mère, dans les Pouilles. C'est là qu'elle rencontre Nicola, Bern et Tommaso, « ceux de la ferme d'à côté ». Fascinée par Bern, elle n'hésitera pas à épouser ses idéaux au sein d'une communauté fondée sur le respect de la nature et le refus du monde matérialiste, à l'image de la génération des années quatre-vingt-dix, tiraillée entre le besoin de transgression et la soif d'appartenance, tendue vers l'avenir, avide de tout, y compris du ciel. Un adieu à la jeunesse, un bouleversant roman d'amour et d'amitié.

  • Elle aime la photo, il est passionné par les mathématiques. Elle se sent exclue du monde, il refuse d'en faire partie. Chacun se reconnaît dans la solitude de l'autre. Ils se croisent, se rapprochent puis s'éloignent, avant de se frôler à nouveau. Leurs camarades de lycée sont les premiers à voir ce qu'Alice et Mattia ne comprendront que bien des années plus tard : le lien qui les unit est indestructible.

  • Contagions

    Paolo Giordano

    • Seuil
    • 28 Mai 2020

    Alors que le monde, frappé par l'épidémie du coronavirus, traverse une crise sanitaire sans précédent, un écrivain prend la parole. Homme de lettres et de science, mais citoyen avant tout, Paolo Giordano nous offre un témoignage personnel et une réflexion dont la portée va bien au-delà des soubresauts de l'actualité, de l'inquiétude et de l'incertitude immédiates. Ni « accident fortuit » ni « fléau », l'épidémie du COVID-19, nous dit-il avec espoir, vigueur et lucidité, est un miroir dans lequel doit se réfléchir la société, et qui peut ainsi nous conduire à une prise de conscience salutaire : nous appartenons tous à une seule et même collectivité humaine, et nous sommes les hôtes d'une nature que nous avons trop longtemps négligée. À cet égard, la contagion est le « symptôme » d'un désordre écologique auquel nous ne sommes pas étrangers - mais face auquel nous ne sommes pas non plus impuissants.

    Un petit livre d'une grande sagesse, pour aujourd'hui et pour demain.

  • Madame A. nous a quittés. Celle qui nous avait maternés comme des enfants avec Nora, qui avait chéri notre fils Emanuele comme le sien, a préféré affronter seule le cancer qui la ronge. Sans elle, les métastases se développent sous nos lits. Nous voilà perdus, en proie à nos humeurs égoïstes. Nous a-t-elle laissé assez de force et d'amour pour rester une famille ?

  • Le corps humain

    Paolo Giordano

    Envoyé en « mission de paix » en Afghanistan, le peloton Charlie rassemble des hommes et des femmes de tous les horizons : Cederna, le fort en gueule, Ietri, son jeune disciple, la courageuse Zampieri, ou encore Mitrano, le souffre-douleur... Dans une base au coeur du désert, ces soldats sont confrontés au danger et au désoeuvrement, mais surtout à eux-mêmes. Une opération qui vire au cauchemar fait voler en éclats toutes leurs certitudes.

  • A prime number is inherently a solitary thing: it can only be divided by itself, or by one; it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia also move on their own axes, alone with their personal tragedies. As a child Alice's overbearing father drove her first to a terrible skiing accident, and then to anorexia. When she meets Mattia she recognises a kindred spirit, and Mattia reveals to Alice his terrible secret: that as a boy he abandoned his mentally-disabled twin sister in a park to go to a party, and when he returned, she was nowhere to be found. These two irreversible episodes mark Alice and Mattia's lives for ever, and as they grow into adulthood their destinies seem irrevocably intertwined. But then a chance sighting of a woman who could be Mattia's sister forces a lifetime of secret emotion to the surface. A meditation on loneliness and love, "The Solitude of Prime Numbers" asks, can we ever truly be whole when we're in love with another?

  • “From aide to nanny and housekeeper . . . Paolo Giordano examines this unusual relationship in the context of one household of three. . . . Spare, elegant.”–The New York Times “Like Family. . . demands to be savored. . . Giordano's emphasis on how we choose to live and love offers subtle hope that our decisions actually matter.”--NPR.org From the author of the international bestseller The Solitude of Prime Numbers, an exquisite portrait of marriage, adulthood, and the meaning of family Paolo Giordano’s prizewinning debut novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, catapulted the young Italian author into the literary spotlight. His new novel features his trademark character-driven narrative and intimate domestic setting that first made him an international sensation. When Mrs. A. first enters the narrator’s home, his wife, Nora, is experiencing a difficult pregnancy. First as their maid and nanny, then their confidante, this older woman begins to help her employers negotiate married life, quickly becoming the glue in their small household. She is the steady, maternal influence for both husband and wife, and their son, Emanuele, whom she protects from his parents’ expectations and disappointments. But the family’s delicate fabric comes undone when Mrs. A. is diagnosed with cancer. Moving seamlessly between the past and present, Giordano highlights with remarkable precision the joy of youth and the fleeting nature of time. An elegiac, heartrending, and deeply personal portrait of marriage and the people we choose to call family, this is a jewel of a novel--short, intense, and unforgettable. From the Hardcover edition.

  • A prime number is a lonely thing. It can be divided only by itself or by one; it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia are both "primes"--misfits who seem destined to be alone. Haunted by childhood tragedies that mark their lives, they find themselves unable to reach out to anyone else. When the two meet as teenagers, they recognize in each other a kindred, damaged spirit. As they grow into adulthood their destinies seem irrevocably intertwined. But when Mattia accepts a research position that takes him thousands of miles away, the two are forced to separate with many things left unsaid. A chance encounter will reunite them and force a lifetime of concealed emotion to the surface, but the question remains: Can two prime numbers ever find a way to be together? The Solitude of Prime Numbers is a stunning meditation on loneliness, love, and the weight of childhood experience.

  • A prime number is inherently a solitary thing: it can only be divided by itself, or by one; it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia also move on their own axes, alone with their personal tragedies. As a child Alice's overbearing father drove her first to a terrible skiing accident, and then to anorexia. When she meets Mattia she recognises a kindred spirit, and Mattia reveals to Alice his terrible secret: that as a boy he abandoned his mentally-disabled twin sister in a park to go to a party, and when he returned, she was nowhere to be found. These two irreversible episodes mark Alice and Mattia's lives for ever, and as they grow into adulthood their destinies seem irrevocably intertwined. But then a chance sighting of a woman who could be Mattia's sister forces a lifetime of secret emotion to the surface. A meditation on loneliness and love, "The Solitude of Prime Numbers" asks, can we ever truly be whole when we're in love with another?

  • È un plotone di giovani ragazzi quello comandato dal maresciallo Antonio René e per loro la missione in Afghanistan è la prima grande prova della vita. Al momento di partire, non sanno ancora che il luogo a cui verranno destinati è uno dei più pericolosi di tutta l'area del conflitto. Sfiniti dal caldo, dalla noia e dal timore per una minaccia che appare ogni giorno più irreale, i soldati ricostruiscono dentro la base la vita che conoscono. Ma la notte, nel silenzio assoluto, silenzio della civiltà e della natura, riescono a sentire la pulsazione del proprio cuore, il ronzio degli altri organi interni - l'attività incessante del cor...

  • A prime number is inherently a solitary thing: it can only be divided by itself, or by one; it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia also move on their own axes, alone with their personal tragedies. As a child Alice's overbearing father drove her first to a terrible skiing accident, and then to anorexia. When she meets Mattia she recognises a kindred spirit, and Mattia reveals to Alice his terrible secret: that as a boy he abandoned his mentally-disabled twin sister in a park to go to a party, and when he returned, she was nowhere to be found. These two irreversible episodes mark Alice and Mattia's lives for ever, and as they grow into adulthood their destinies seem irrevocably intertwined. But then a chance sighting of a woman who could be Mattia's sister forces a lifetime of secret emotion to the surface. A meditation on loneliness and love, "The Solitude of Prime Numbers" asks, can we ever truly be whole when we're in love with another?

  • Anglais The Human Body

    Giordano Paolo

    From the bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a searing novel of war and the journey from youth into manhood In Paolo Giordano's highly awaited new novel, a platoon of young men and one woman soldier leaves Italy for one of the most dangerous places on earth. Forward Operating Base (FOB) in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan is nothing but an exposed sandpit scorched by inescapable sunlight and deadly mortar fire.
    Each member in the platoon manages the toxic mix of boredom and fear that is life at the FOB in his own way. Brash Cederna shamelessly picks on the virgin Ietri. Giulia Zampieri seemingly navigates this male-dominated world with ease-'until two male comrades start vying for her attention. And for medical officer Alessandro Egitto, the FOB serves as an escape from a real life even more dangerous than one fought with guns. At night, lying on their beds, they feel the beat of their own hearts, the ceaseless activity of the human body. But when a much-debated mission goes devastatingly awry, the soldiers find their lives changed in an instant.
    A heartrending, redemptive story about brotherhood and family, modern war and the wars we wage with ourselves, Paolo Giordano's visceral novel reminds us what it is to be human.

  • In recent years it has become increasingly clear that the dynamics of cities can be best captured by looking at them as complex systems governed by many degrees of freedom, interacting on different space and time scales in a non-linear fashion. The evolution of cities is shaped by internal factors, e. g. decisions taken by ins- tutions and individuals, external causes (international economic context) and by social development. The underlying processes can be slow or fast, acting locally or globally. At a different level, both European cities and megacities are magnets for immigrants (e. g. countries, which have major economical and political pr- lems), leading often to phenomena like marginalization or even ghettization and segregation. They are also hotbeds of economic, political and cultural activity, giving rise, among other things, to relocation and conversion of industries, - valuation of land, and development of new services. These phenomena as quali- tive changes, are opposed to purely quantitative growth processes. They are far from being fully understood, nor they are captured in validated and complete - ban models. For most of urban theory hitherto has been based on the assumption of slowly varying spatial and social structures. Only recently, these assumptions have been questioned, giving rise to models employing dissipative dynamics, s- chastic cellular automata and multi-agent models, fractal geometry, and evoluti- ary change models, and to further mathematically oriented approaches.

  • Cet ouvrage analyse les enjeux et les perspectives de la formation d'une aire de libre-échange entre les deux zones.

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