LITERATURES FROM THE WORLD

CELLULOID WORDS

The Sky Is Red

1944. In the slum of a rural town, Carla and Giulia, hardly more than children, live together with their grandma. Carla is tough, determined...

Road to Perdition

USA, 1930s. Michael O’Sullivan is a good family man and leads an apparently secluded and devoted life. While Michael goes to work, as every...

PAPER DREAMS

Antonia Buizza – Friends

“What time is it?” “A quarter to nine already”. “What shall we do? Shall we order?” “I would say yes. I think we have waited too long for her”. “Cheng-three cappuccinos and three brioches!”. The waiter appeared at the...

Elsa Morante – The Andalusian Shawl

In 1963  at nearly 50 years of age and during a really difficult period of personal crisis in her life,  the writer Elsa Morante made an unusual narrative choice which would portray her as...

THE VERTICAL THOUGHT

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...

Mary Stewart – The Merlin trilogy

“My Lord, when you look for what I am looking for, you have to look in strange places. Men can never look at...

A.D. – The Bible Continues (aka A.D. – Kingdom and Empire)

A.D. The Bile Continues is a 2015 American TV series based on the Acts of the Apostles and Epistles of Paul and tells about...

On Wealth

In this article I recommend three books that approach wealth from different perspectives and have different goals but whose subtle message is the same:...

Post-vacation reading suggestions

After an energising summer break, usually students and workers return to work full of energy but at the same time a little bit lazy...

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

American Gods

American Gods is a 2017 tv series, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name. Shadow Moon, the main character, is a man...

THE STONE

Stephen Byrne – Because You’re A Girl

you will bring life into this world, only to lose yours. Because you’re a girl you will suffer mutilation to bleed & scream for a month. Because you’re a girl you...