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

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 A. J. Fikry)? I surely would. Gabrielle Zevin’s humour, elegance, and...

Philip Roth – Portnoy’s Complaint

A nearly frantic irony The recent passing of Pulitzer Prize’s recipient Philip Roth, who is also considered the most important contemporary American writer, has brought him back in the spotlight, as many readers have now...

THE VERTICAL THOUGHT

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...

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:...

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

American Gods

American Gods is a 2017 tv series, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name. Shadow Moon, the main character, is a man...

THE STONE

Elaine Cosgrove – Greening

I. Cold February, Galway Novena comes around again. Students burst home past the Cathedral’s line. The rain starts to come down hard and under white flap, a trailer...