LITERATURES FROM THE WORLD

CELLULOID WORDS

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) is one of the three films in the history of cinema which ever won all five major...

Zazie in the Metro

  The film, released in 1960, is based on the novel of the same name by Raymond Queneau, an author very much in vogue in...

POPULAR

Grace Nichols – Lost in Translation

(por el espíritu de poesía en Medellín, Colombia) As if the earth had shifted axis again I walk the streets of your city, Medellín, a hammock of...

Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols was born in Guyana but has lived in Britain since 1977. Her first book of poems ‘I is a long-memoried Woman’ won...

Grace Nichols – Passport to Here and There

RECLAIMING HER STORY THROUGH MEMORY Chandramohan Sathyanathan engaging with the poetry of Grace Nichols Grace Nichols is a major female voice and a widely read Anglophone...

Chandramohan Sathyanathan – A Posthumous Letter

I am a primate dwelling in the wild forests of my language. My tongue lost irretrievably in the swamp of hunger, I hide amidst the barren rocks. Your own selfie sheds...

Chandramohan Sathyanathan

Chandramohan Sathyanathan alias Chandramohan S. (b.1986) is an Indian English language Dalit poet based in Trivandrum, Kerala. He has been published in many magazines...

PAPER DREAMS

Grace Nichols – Lost in Translation

(por el espíritu de poesía en Medellín, Colombia) As if the earth had shifted axis again I walk the streets of your city, Medellín, a hammock of memories swinging in my head – these streets where Escobar’s...

Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols was born in Guyana but has lived in Britain since 1977. Her first book of poems ‘I is a long-memoried Woman’ won the 1983 Commonwealth Poetry Prize. Other collections include, ‘The Fat...

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...

3%

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

Grace Nichols – Lost in Translation

(por el espíritu de poesía en Medellín, Colombia) As if the earth had shifted axis again I walk the streets of your city, Medellín, a hammock of...

Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols was born in Guyana but has lived in Britain since 1977. Her first book of poems ‘I is a long-memoried Woman’ won...

Katie Griffiths – How the body holds

How the body holds its comforts and suggestions. How it castigates and swelters. Or hardens at night, tough as dirt. How it holds intent like extent...

Katie Griffiths

Katie Griffiths grew up in Ottawa, Canada, in a family originally from Northern Ireland. In 2019 she was awarded second prize in the National...

Dorianne Laux – Evening

Moonlight pours down without mercy, no matter how many have perished beneath the trees. The river rolls on. There will always be silence, no matter how long someone has wept against the side...

Laura Maria Zanetti – Kiss Me

take my scream away the scream inside out when they’ll attack in the absence of the moon lead me into the sweet oak forest and on the humus of...

Laura Maria Zanetti

Laura Maria Zanetti, born in 1949, under the sign Aries, lives in Telve di Trento, with some periods of time in California, which is...

Wislawa Szymborska – Writing a résumé

What needs to be done? Fill out the application and enclose a résumé. Regardless of the length of life a résumé is best kept short. Concise, well-chosen facts are...

Michael Rothenberg – Coming Apart

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