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Gerald Nicosia – Ferlinghetti

for Neeli Cherkovski Lawrence never let me treat him like a famous man I sat down to interview him a green 27-year-old Midwestern kid He said, “You need...

Gerald Nicosia

Born outside Chicago, Gerald Nicosia moved to San Francisco in 1979. He is author of Memory Babe, a biography of Jack Kerouac first published...

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Afric McGlinchey – ‘Literary Jury Duty’: Why Reviewing Matters.

I’m guessing that most reviewers are themselves poets. Many of us know that heart-in-mouth feeling of waiting for the critic’s verdict, the one that...

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Gordon Ramsay – Humble Pie. My autobiography

  What’s behind this famous, starred, TV chef? What made him the man he’s today? Is he really the way he looks on TV? Humble Pie,...

The diving bell and the butterfly

A book is one of the most powerful weapons for human beings, and Jean-Dominique Bauby has understood that quite well. Editor-in-chief of Elle magazine,...

Samantha Ellis – Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of...

“Shock bibliotherapy” suggestions… every book, both fiction and non-fiction, can inspire, help, and guide us in every walk of life, as long as we...

Angels in America

Angels in America is the TV adaptation of Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America – A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, whose division in two...

The Piano Teacher

Erika Kohut is an excellent middle-aged piano teacher at a Vienna music conservatory. Despite her mature age Erika’s life is constantly controlled, day after...

Gabrielle Zevin – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Who's like to open a holy bookshop, like the one in The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (originally published as The Collected Works of...

Reviews

Claire-Louise Bennett – Pond

Pond is an experimental novel that takes place entirely inside the mind of...

Nocturnal Animals

Susan (Amy Adams) is an unhappy gallery owner, imprisoned in the apparent perfection...

Heiko H. Caimi – The Predestined Ones

Against the backdrop of a labour strike, there are twelve interwoven destinies; twelve...

Maurice Walsh – A Quiet Man

During the Irish War of Independence, which ended with the 1921 ceasefire and...

Agota Kristof – Yesterday

All Agota Kristof’s motifs Even with a very thin plot, Agota Kristof manages to...

Minal Hajratwala – Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment

Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment is published by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, one of whose patrons...

Davide Verazzani – The last Beatle. Neil Aspinall, behind the scenes of the myth

We were born not only for ourselves, but for the rest of the world

Massimo Carlotto – Nothing, nothing more in the world

Main character: a middle-aged mother. Secondary characters: her husband, her daughter. Location: a working-class...

Ennio Flaiano – A Time to Kill

The misadventures of an Italian settler Wandering in search of a doctor to nurse his toothache,...

Elisa Emiliani – Ash

During a hot wet summer in the North-East of Italy three inseparable friends live the...

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