In 1923 Buenos Aires, while searching for a missing friend, Corto finds himself locked in a dangerous, yet elegant, game of cat and mouse. His investigation brings him up against an organized crime syndicate known as the "Warsavia," crooked police officials, small-time crooks, investigative journalists, a worldwide prostitution ring, and--manipulating the events from above--the far-reaching arm of the Argentine oligarchy. Guiding his way through this labyrinth of deceit and intrigue is an old acquaintance from a long ago Patagonian escapade: the legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy, who, with the Sundance Kid, headed the notorious Wild Bunch and has been presumed dead for two decades! Just as Fable of Venice was Pratt's homage to his hometown, Tango is a nod to Buenos Aires, where the cartoonist lived during his earliest creative successes in the late 1940s and 1950s. The atmosphere of the story is steeped in the sensual music of the tango, whose melodies almost seem to emerge from the artwork, with close-ups of the dance steps framed by Pratt with extraordinary effectiveness. The first English-language translation of Hugo Pratt's graphic novel set in Argentina.
A fascinating and insightful collection of papers on the strong links between mathematics and culture. The contributions range from cinema and theatre directors to musicians, architects, historians, physicians, graphic designers and writers. The text highlights the cultural and formative character of mathematics, its educational value, and imaginative dimension. These articles are highly interesting, sometimes amusing, and make excellent starting points for researching the strong connection between scientific and literary culture.
Continuing Dark Horse's comprehensive English collection of Italian comics master Milo Manara's work, this volume features the enthralling historical epic El Gaucho, the second of Manara's storied collaborations with his mentor Hugo Pratt, author of the internationally acclaimed Corto Maltese. Rounding out this offering is Trial by Jury, a series of captivating shorts in which some of history's most notorious figures undergo a mock trial. With The Manara Library, English-language readers have the opportunity to experience the illustrative storytelling of a true comics master.
Lawyer-turned-writer Anne Meadows and her husband, Dan Buck, set out to solve the mystery of what really happened to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. With the tenacity of Pinkerton agents, the couple tracks the outlaws and the enigmatic Etta Place through South America, where they fled in 1901. Meadows and Buck rove Argentinian pampas, Chilean deserts, and Bolivian sierras; pore over faded newspapers and musty documents; exhume skeletons with the aid of forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow; unearth eyewitness accounts of Butch and Sundance?s final holdup and the Bolivian shootout; and examine letters by the bandits and interviews by the Argentine police who investigated their activities. Information about William T. Phillips, who claimed to be Butch Cassidy, is also included. ø While filling in the blanks in the Wild Bunch saga, Meadows explores the nature of truth and discovers how myths are made. She updates the search with a new afterword to this edition.
Release on 1997 | by G. Colombo,Who's Who in Italy S. R. L.
Author: G. Colombo,Who's Who in Italy S. R. L.
Pubpsher: Who's Who In Italy
Containing thousands of individual biographical profiles along with analyses of careers and currently held posts, this three-volume set contains valuable information for entrepreneurs and managers, international trade executives, financial groups, governments, embassies, and academic institutions throughout the world. This edition includes 6,700 biographical listings and is updated to include the new members elected to the European Parliament as well as overviews of political, intellectual, social, and scientific culture in Italy. In addition, 4,500 institutional profiles highlight the objectives, technologies, international reach, and corporate philosophy of each institution listed. Numerous cross-references between individual and corporate profiles provide even more information about Italy's business world.