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...

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...

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...

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Meeting Mark Wingrave: “I’m attracted to what I don’t know”

I came into contact with the artist Mark Wingrave through our shared interest in the work of Ukrainian poet Olga Bragina. Reading a couple...

Laurence Hutchman – Lost Language

These photo albums span the decades: wartime, marriage, early years in Canada. The sounds of Dutch swell within me. I read a language I knew and forgot— “J’s”...

Giuseppe Genna – Big Red Mother

  Guido Lopez, an interim detective at the Milan central police department, is playing tennis with a stranger. Immediately after, a huge explosion shakes his...

Fabrizio De André – Storia di un impiegato [A Clerk’s Tale]

  Storia di un impiegato, the sixth studio LP by Fabrizio De André, written with Giuseppe Bentivoglio and Nicola Piovani, came out in 1973. Like...

Marguerite Duras – Blue Eyes, Black Hair

The indefiniteness of love Emotions that chase each other on a stage made of nothing. Gestures told with great elegance and care, without a defined...