LITERATURES FROM THE WORLD

CELLULOID WORDS

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...

The Skin

No discussion of “The Skin”, a novel published in 1949, should start without first debating the case of its author, Curzio Malaparte. This because...

PAPER DREAMS

Robert E. Howard – The One Black Stain

They carried him out on the barren sand where the rebel captains died; Where the grim gray rotting gibbets stand as Magellan reared them on the strand, And the gulls that haunt the lonesome land wail to the lonely...
The North

Aoibheann McCann – Sanctuary

Limbo You will not tell me how you got here. You cannot tell me how you got here, but I do not even ask. Why don’t I ask? This is how you paid. It will be...

THE VERTICAL THOUGHT

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...

Merlin – A TV series

The Arthurian legend has been charming many since forever: in the 12th Century, Geoffrey of Monmouth, with his Historia Regum Britanniae made King Arthur...

NORHERN LIGHTS

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...

Jo Nesbø – The Redbreast

As always, when one browses through the pages, smells the paper, has a look at the back cover of a Nordic crime novel, they...

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

Aoibheann McCann – Sanctuary

Limbo You will not tell me how you got here. You cannot tell me how you got here, but I do not even ask. Why...