LITERATURES FROM THE WORLD

CELLULOID WORDS

The Piano Teacher

Erika Kohut is an excellent middle-aged piano teacher at a Vienna music conservatory. Despite her mature age Erika’s life is constantly controlled, day after...

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...

PAPER DREAMS

Agota Kristof – Yesterday

All Agota Kristof’s motifs Even with a very thin plot, Agota Kristof manages to set up a very short novel that knows how to touch with clarity a multitude of motifs: from the...

Angel Ivanov – Technical drill

Feverishly he went into the booth and nervously, but quietly closed the metal door behind him. He left the stolen key on the table beside the desk. He swivelled round the dusty...

THE VERTICAL THOUGHT

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...

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...

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

Angels in America

Angels in America is the TV adaptation of Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America – A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, whose division in two...

THE STONE

Celeste Augé – How I Learnt to be Jewish

The thing is, the reality of being a teen activist is very different to how I pictured it when I was eleven. It mostly...