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Trasferirsi all’estero: superare le difficoltà e vivere la vita che vogliamo

Author: Giulia Salerno

Language: Italian

Summary Quando decidiamo di trasferirci all’estero partiamo con una valigia piena di speranze, vogliamo metterci in gioco e costruire una nuova vita. Quello che poi accade però, è che ci confrontiamo con molte difficoltà, come la lontananza dalla famiglia, il sentirci disorientati e talvolta in dubbio sulle nostre scelte, il sentirci poco sicuri al lavoro o nel parlare la nuova lingua, la fatica a sentirci appartenenti al nuovo contesto e l’impegno costante nel costruire nuove relazioni sociali. Questo libro copre tutti questi aspetti e altri ancora, ti aiuta a capire meglio cosa ti succede e come puoi iniziare a superare queste difficoltà. In particolare ti fornisce informazioni utili e nuove consapevolezze, modi su come puoi sostenerti nel realizzare la tua vita, ed esercizi concreti per iniziare a cambiare ciò che non va per te. Il tuo benessere all’estero è importante, inizia a prendertene cura con questo libro.

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Spaghetti & Sauna: Discovering the rational Finnish culture, through the eyes of an emotional Italian

Author: Irene De Benedictis  Language: English Summary: What happens when you move to a country that is, in just about everything, at the opposite poles of your own culture? Spaghetti & Sauna is the humorous story of the adventures of Irene, a young Italian woman from Rome, who had decided to move to a small town in Finland. She did not know anything about the … Continue reading Spaghetti & Sauna: Discovering the rational Finnish culture, through the eyes of an emotional Italian

Through the language glass: why the world looks different in other languages

 

Author: Guy Deutscher

Language: English

Summary: The debate is ages old: Where does language come from? Is it an artifact of our culture or written in our very DNA? In recent years, the leading linguists have seemingly settled the issue: all languages are fundamentally the same and the particular language we speak does not shape our thinking in any significant way. Guy Deutscher says they’re wrong. From Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, and through a strange and dazzling history of the color blue, Deutscher argues that our mother tongues do indeed shape our experiences of the world. Audacious, delightful, and provocative, Through the Language Glass is destined to become a classic of intellectual discovery. Source: amazon.com

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The genius of language: Fifteen writers reflect on their mother tongue

Author: Wendy Lesser Language: English Summary: Fifteen outstanding writers answered editor Wendy Lesser’s call for original essays on the subject of language–the one they grew up with, and the English in which they write.Despite American assumptions about polite Chinese discourse, Amy Tan believes that there was nothing discreet about the Chinese language with which she grew up. Leonard Michaels spoke only Yiddish until he was … Continue reading The genius of language: Fifteen writers reflect on their mother tongue

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Mother Tongues: travels through tribal Europe

Author: Helena Drysdale Language: English Summary: Helena Drysdale and her husband Richard rented out their house and embarked on an epic tour across Europe in their customized camper van, the Mob. With them went their two small daughters, Tallulah and Xanthe. They had few plans, but they did have a goal: to probe the secrets of western Europes indigenous tribes. Over seven seasons Helena Drysdale and … Continue reading Mother Tongues: travels through tribal Europe

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From here to eternity: Traveling the world to find the good death

Author: Caitlin Doughty

Language: English

Summary: Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Here to Eternity is an immersive global journey that introduces compelling, powerful rituals almost entirely unknown in America. Continue reading “From here to eternity: Traveling the world to find the good death”