LITERATURES FROM THE WORLD

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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,...

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...

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Ra Sh – The Narcissist

All his mirrors were women. They displayed him with breasts and vaginas and flesh buds. Desperate, he approached a blue lake to see his male splendor. His cock-a-doodle-do his rippling muscles his...

Ra Sh – Andro and Estro

Androgen and Estrogen met over a cup of Energen. You know how macho Androgen is. And how feminine Estrogen is. Androgen complained: These males are...

Ra Sh

Ra Sh (Ravi Shanker N) has published English-language poems in many national and international online and print magazines. His poems have been translated into German and...

Baret Magarian: The secret to a good narrative is to always keep things moving...

This interview with Baret Magarian was conducted mainly in Italian. I have to confess that I wasn’t able to persude him to talk about...

Michael Rothenberg – Coming Apart

If it were a real dream  the roses would  come apart. 

PAPER DREAMS

Ra Sh – The Narcissist

All his mirrors were women. They displayed him with breasts and vaginas and flesh buds. Desperate, he approached a blue lake to see his male splendor. His cock-a-doodle-do his rippling muscles his all knowing gaze commanding brow. The lake called him `Sister!’ and drowned him...

Ra Sh – Andro and Estro

Androgen and Estrogen met over a cup of Energen. You know how macho Androgen is. And how feminine Estrogen is. Androgen complained: These males are horrible a little extra of me and they turn rapists. Estrogen complained:...

THE VERTICAL THOUGHT

“Shock bibliotherapy” suggestions

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Awakening films and tv series

During times of change and related turmoil like our current one, there are some films and TV series that can help us, not only...

Eiji Yoshikawa – Musashi

‘I told you. I’ve just become a new man. I stayed in that musty hole for three years. I read books. I thought. I...

NORHERN LIGHTS

Mikael Niemi – The man who died like a salmon

It is considered as a crime novel, but perhaps this is due to a habit rather than to a true adherence to this style....

Flemming Jensen – The Bank Robber Blues

The bank robber blues is a crime novel definitely out of the ordinary: the main character Max kills the Danish prime minister. In very...

Karen Blixen (as Isak Dinesen) – Winter’s Tales

Winter’s Tales is a collection of eleven short stories, wrote in the ‘30ies and published in 1942. The pieces contain several recurring themes that go...

SERIAL (IDENTITY) ISSUES

Feud

The first season of Feud was transmitted between March and April 2017. It has 8 episodes and it is based on the true story...

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THE STONE

Claire Loader – Qetesh

            A goddess sits at the end of my bed, visits these nights of waking. Where thoughts run more than fingers, hands wary of the divide. Instead we turn...

POET'S CORNER

Michael Rothenberg – Coming Apart

If it were a real dream  the roses would  come apart. 

Michael Rothenberg

Michael Rothenberg is co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change and co-founder of Poets In Need, a non-profit 501(c)3, assisting poets in crisis. His...

Sudeep Sen – Bharatanatyam dancer

Spaces in the electric air divide themselves in circular rhythms, as the slender grace of your arms and bell-tied ankles describe a geometric topography, real, cosmic, one...

Sudeep Sen

Sudeep Sen’s prize-winning books include: Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins), Rain, Aria (A. K. Ramanujan Translation Award), Fractals: New & Selected Poems | Translations 1980-2015 (London Magazine...

Riccardo Duranti – Another Dream

In this one you stand not quite against an ancient, slanted mulberry tree in the languid attitude of a Saint Sebastian half armoured by your own hair hands...

Elizabeth Willis – The Witch

A witch can charm milk from an ax handle. A witch bewitches a man's shoe. A witch sleeps naked. "Witch ointment" on the back will allow you...

Elizabeth Willis

Elizabeth Willis is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Alive: New and Selected Poems, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Other books...

Raphael d’Abdon – great poetry

it is a great day at the auditorium the chairman of the poetry foundation reaches the podium “in this place poetry matters” he kicks off “because it speaks to...

Raphael d’Abdon – the kubrick connection

(based on actual events)    1.   eyes wide shut the first time i watched it it was christmas eve    2.   the shining part 1 the first time i watched...