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...

The Book Thief

The Book Thief is an American “kolossal” costing 19 million and distributed worldwide with overall takings of almost 80 million. In Italy is was...

Two Women

  Two Women is a great film and based on the intense and intriguing novel by Alberto Moravia. The book is written in first person...

And Agnes Chose to Die

  Agnes, despite her age and her physical condition, is a tireless worker. Her husband, Palita, is forced to stay at home because of his...

Johnny the Partisan

From Langhe's snowy hills to the movie screen, the ardous journey of Johnny the partisan covers more than half a century of literature and...

Dangerous Liaisons

  There is a deplorable opinion, rooted so deeply in modern readers’ tastes to become an untouchable myth. It states that epistolary novels – whose...

A Farewell to Arms

  From the very beginning we can guess how much faithfull Frank Borzage's film will be according to the famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. The...

Blue is the Warmest Color

Blue is the Warmest Color is Julie Maroh's first novel. A graphic novel showing a first work's tipical flaws, but that finds its strengths...

The Tenant

I knew of Roland Topor from his work in graphics. I had been always interested in his dark, surreal, cynically satirical, noir, but brilliant...

The Remains of Nothing

In one of the last issues of Inkroci I referred to the book/movie Harold and Maude as to a ‘little miracle’, since the movie...

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Barbara Ungar – PRIVILEGE (or, WHY WE CALL THE LAKE BDE MAKA SKA)

I am swimming on this hot May day on a deserted beach in my white skin I learned to swim in Minneapolis lakes, one named after...

Ray Bradbury – Farewell Summer

The Enchanted Summer tells the story of Tom, Doug, John and other kids (and adults) who live in Green Town, a small town in...

“Deep Red” by Dario Argento

We attended a parapsychology conference in Rome. In that same room, Helga Ulmann (Macha Méril), a German medium, felt the presence of a person...

Tom Phillips – Poetry is the new rock’n’roll

None of us really wants it, do we? Poetry is the new rock’n’roll – the fame, the fortune, the snowdrifts of cocaine? The megastores stuffed with slim...

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips was born in Buckinghamshire in 1964. He is a freelance writer and guest lecturer at various British and Balkan universities. He has...