LITERATURES FROM THE WORLD

CELLULOID WORDS

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...

PAPER DREAMS

Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat, Pray, Love

The thirty-four-year-old journalist from New York Liz Gilbert decides to travel for a year between Italy, India and Indonesia. This is her life adventure, one woman’s search for everything. But what is the reason...

Elena Baila – Moving

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. (Neale Donald Walsch)

THE VERTICAL THOUGHT

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...

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...

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

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 STONE

Louise Nealon – The Possibility of Snow

It was embarrassing at first, when they didn’t know each other. The postwoman would say hello and Miriam would say I’m grand even though...