Heinrich Böll – The lost honour of Katharina Blum

“Calumny is a little breeze”: that is what Dr. Bartolo sings in the opera “The Barber of Seville”, Gioacchino Rossini’s most famous work, well...

Uduvicio Atanagi – Lucenti

The ‘Lucenti’ short novel has been one of the most interesting discoveries in recent months: a concentration of creative energy that offers critical ideas...

Valerio Evangelisti – One Big Union

A tale in between/A link between Antracite (Anthracite) and Noi saremo tutto (We shall be everything), One Big Union talks about/deals with the fights...

Russell Hoban – The Mouse and his child

Not only a children's fairytale The mouse and his child written by Russel Hoban is not a children’s fairytale. It is the story of...

Émile Zola – L’Assommoir

Our future is our past Assommoir: watering hole, or, in this case, butchery. This is what Colombe’s inn was called. And we can easily understand...

Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat, Pray, Love

The thirty-four-year-old journalist from New York Liz Gilbert decides to travel for a year between Italy, India and Indonesia. This is her life adventure,...

Claire-Louise Bennett – Pond

Pond is an experimental novel that takes place entirely inside the mind of an unnamed protagonist. It relates the thought processes and...

Heiko H. Caimi – The Predestined Ones

Against the backdrop of a labour strike, there are twelve interwoven destinies; twelve characters who will be part of an unexpected sequence...

Maurice Walsh – A Quiet Man

During the Irish War of Independence, which ended with the 1921 ceasefire and the institution of the Irish Free State, six men...

Minal Hajratwala – Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment

Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment is published by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, one of whose patrons is Carolyn Forché; Hajaratwala is also fortunate enough to have...

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Ellen Bass – The Small Country

Unique, I think, is the Scottish tartle, that hesitation when introducing someone whose name you’ve forgotten and what could capture cafuné, the Brazilian Portuguese way...