Poems in the Wind

The square. The portico. The clock tower, standing out from the city hall behind the square, reminds the townspeople of the uncertainty of...

Silvio Donà – It’s an iPhone that, isn’t it?

  Scene: the crowded compartment of a (filthy, need I say it?) Italian train. A guy in jeans and a casual jacket is trying to cut...

Obsession is elsewhere

  -But writing what? -Writing about obsession, death. -What obsession? What death? -Writing about obsession, writing about death. -I do not understand. -You cannot. You cannot if you do not...

Silvio Donà – Alien Vs Accountant

What will people think of me? I’m an idiot. That’s clear. It’s hard to balme them. What do you think of somebody, who, while sitting at...

Part -Time (or “On Springs”)

«The director was even moved», said Irina, the editor in chief of Amoreux. «I'm glad», said Imerio at the other end of the line. But...

Aunt Serafina

The love of reading is her gift.Reserved and, according to some, a bit grumpy, Aunt Serafina had been silently waiting for retirement, and...

Father, What Do You Do for a Living?

Living room of a middle-class apartment. A man in his forties, wearing jeans and a cotton shirt, is sitting on the couch with...

A Journey with the Master

The Master is a living median reincarnation between Yoko Ono and John Lennon, as if in his features, in his gestures, and even...

The Blank Page

Now is the time.      On my monitor, the input line flashes on the blank page.  So many nice characters in my mind, and...

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William Dalrymple - Return of a King

William Dalrymple – Return of a King

William Dalrymple, an expert on the Indian sub-continent (In India and Delhi are two great books to understand India) takes us to Afghanistan, in...

Zsolt Szájjbely – The Fruit of a Quiet Day

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Aristotle

Erri De Luca – The Opposite of One

"The opposite of one" is a collection of autobiographical stories that opens with a small poem in verses dedicated to the author's mother: because...

H.G. Wells – The Flowering of the Strange Orchid

The buying of orchids always has in it a certain speculative flavour. You have before you the brown shrivelled lump of tissue, and for...

Aoibheann McCann – Marina

Marina enters the world experiencing a trauma: the trauma of separation from a submarine world, amniotic, full of peace and serenity. At first she...