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 – Après Moi

Let them eat storms Let them eat fire Let them eat drones Let them eat lies Let them eat bump stocks Let them eat coal Let them eat bullets Let them...

Barbara Ungar – Ars poetica

I love to comb a poem the way girls do their dolls’ hair singing   as I brushed and braided mane and tail curried every inch   of the pony I owned only in words and...

Barbara Ungar – Call Me Medusa

  Some years ago, when I had braces and headgear, I’d pull my hair through the openings in the cap contraption so as not to flatten the curls. Hence...

Barbara Ungar

Barbara Ungar’s fifth book, Save Our Ship, winner of the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize from Ashland Poetry Press, was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best...

Barbara Ungar – Save Our Ship

Barbara Ungar’s impressively wide-ranging collection is prefaced with two aptly chosen epigraphs which serve to introduce the philosophical terrains across which many of these...