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 because their mind is still on holiday. In order to start...

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 day, one of his two beloved sons decides to hide...

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 through the whole narrative structure in wave motion, intertwining as...
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...
Aoibheann McCann

Aoibheann McCann – One of those women

I brought on the bleeding seven times over the years before it stopped altogether. Miriam down the road, then her daughter, would peer out from the darkness of the doorway and give me what...
Wallace Wattles

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 because it has “Christ” in the title, I want to...
short Irish story

Aoibheann McCann – Johnny Claire

We crowded around the screen and watched him putting ‘J.C.’ into the Hall of Fame. He had got the top score in Street Fighter and we’d never even seen him here before. It was...

Aoibheann McCann

Aoibheann McCann was brought up in Donegal but lives in Galway. She writes fiction, non-fiction and the occasional poem. Her work has been published in literary magazines and anthologies in Ireland, U.K. and U.S....
Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel

Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel and the Book of Descents

Towards the end of the eighteenth century the discovery of a manuscript found in the Library of Toledo Cathedral by Adolph Neubauer, a librarian at the Bodleian Library and the Jewish rabbinical lecturer at...
Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel Resurrection

Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel – Resurrection

9d. I will now proceed to tell of the wonderful things that were done by R. Hananeel. He had a cousin, named Papoleon, who died very young. On the day of his death, the brothers of...

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Fiorella Malchiodi – The Chest of Drawers

I look at the ancient chest of drawers and wonder if the latest events may be linked to the arrival of this object in...

The future is a bad path – Interview with seven writers – part II

To celebrate the release of the two anthologies curated by Gian Filippo Pizzo – La cattiva strada (The Bad Path), published by Delmiglio, and...

Liz Quirke – Mná na hÉireann, thirty years on

and what does it look like? Which names are remembered, what have we learned? Anne Lovett, Baby X, Miss C, fallen, scorned, lost and for what? To cover...

Eric Ambler – The Mask of Dimitrios

In the 1930s, the British crime writer Charles Latimer attends a party in Istanbul, where he meets Haky, a Turkish intelligence officer and also...
Robert Graves - I, Claudius

Robert Graves – I, Claudius

The book, a fake autobiography, tells the story of Claudius' life from his childhood until the day he is proclaimed emperor. A very appropriate literary...