Arundhathi Subramaniam – Love without a Story

The title of Arundhathi Subramaniam’s adeptly wrought, and wide-ranging collection immediately begs a question. Or several questions. Can there be such a thing as...

Gore Vidal – The City and the Pillar

The City and the Pillar is a novel by the American writer Gore Vidal, published in 1948 for the first time and partly rewritten...

Charles Dickens – A tale of two cities

“Read Dickens, he is the master of us all” I would define myself as Cartesio’s son: doubt lives within me. I doubt that people’s actual skills...

Catherine Dunne – In the Beginning

There are emotions, feelings and sensations you think belong only to you, details you think you are the only one to perceive: however, it’s...

James Baldwin – Go Tell it on the Mountain

John is Reverend Grimes’ son, which is an upright preacher faithful until almost reaching fanaticism, inflexible until almost reaching sadism. Everyone expects the boy...

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...

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...

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Ra Sh – The Narcissist

All his mirrors were women. They displayed him with breasts and vaginas and flesh buds. Desperate, he approached a blue lake to see his male splendor. His cock-a-doodle-do his rippling muscles his...