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

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein – Every Afternoon: a Dialogue

I get up. So do you get up. We are pleased with each other. Why are you. Because we are hopeful. Have you any reason to be. We have reason to be. What is it. I am not prepared to say. Is there...

Sadakichi Hartmann – Collected Poems, 1886-1944

Sadakichi Hartmann has been described as ‘one of the most intriguing and overlooked figures in the history of American poetry’ (Juliana Chang), and with this substantial volume, Dr Floyd Cheung sets out to recover...

THE VERTICAL THOUGHT

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...

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,...

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

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

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...