LITERATURES FROM THE WORLD

CELLULOID WORDS

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...

Red Sorghum

In the North-East zone of Gaomi, the farmers' life rolls along to the rhythm of the sorghum that sways in the fields. Sorghum is...

PAPER DREAMS

Fiorella Malchiodi – The Chest of Drawers

I look at the ancient chest of drawers and wonder if the latest events may be linked to the arrival of this object in my bedroom, close to the wall, and absurdly lying on...

The future is a bad path – Interview with seven writers – part II

To celebrate the release of the two anthologies curated by Gian Filippo Pizzo – La cattiva strada (The Bad Path), published by Delmiglio, and Il prezzo del futuro (The Price Of the Future), published...

THE VERTICAL THOUGHT

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...

Wallace D. Wattles – A new Christ

This times I’ve decided to talk about a great book, yet still widely unknown: A New Christ. To those readers who may discard the book...

Gianrico Carofiglio – A Fine Line

You may wonder: what does a legal thriller do in such a column? Wasn’t it a “spiritual” column? Your question and concern are fair,...

Marion Zimmer Bradley – The Forests of Avalon

  What’s behind the background of the legendary kingdom of Arthur, the once and future King, who’s always represented the kind of warrior and leader that everybody...

Nina George – The Little Paris Bookshop

" it was a common misconception that booksellers looked after books. They look after people.” One day, I felt an urge to buy The...

Seth Godin – The Icarus Deception

Seth Godin is certainly one of the most inspiring authors in the current publishing arena, as it stands out when you read The Icarus...

NORHERN LIGHTS

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...

Stig Dagerman – Dikter, noveller, prosafragment

Dikter, noveller, prosafragment is a collection of short stories, essays and poems published between 1947 and 1955 in Stockholm. This is not a homogeneous collection,...

The woman in the fridge by Gunnar Staalesen

  This is a title of a book series starring Varg Veum, name that traces an ancient Nordic expression, vargr i véum, "wolf in the...

SERIAL (IDENTITY) ISSUES

Fifteen Million Merits (Black Mirror S01E02): with no happy ending

Black Mirror is a tv series created by Charlie Brooker, the first two seasons broadcasted by Channel 4 from 2011 to 2014. Each episode is...

THE STONE

Liz Quirke – Mná na hÉireann, thirty years on

and what does it look like? Which names are remembered, what have we learned? Anne Lovett, Baby X, Miss C, fallen, scorned, lost and for what? To cover...