Aldous Huxley – The Genius and the Goddess

"The trouble with fiction is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense”. With this incipit Aldous Huxley immediately offers the readers...

Jonathan Coe – The Rotters’ Club

Read this book and finally find out what Bovril meat extracts and Dairy Milk chocolate bars are. Read it and once for all measure...

Baret Magarian – The Fabrications

Taking tea with the gods: Baret Magarian’s binary realities London has always been the smoky city of doppelgängers and pacts made with the devil. Marlowe...

Patrick Süskind – Perfume

Paris, 1738: the fish market. Here, in the smelliest place of the smelliest city in the world, was born Jean-Baptiste Grenuille, the perfume genius. From...

Liane Strauss – Frankie, Alfredo

To read Liane Strauss’s poems is to sharpen your mind, deliciously. This chapbook is full of witty, clever, wry poems, which build up the...

Alexander Shurbanov – Dendrarium

The Italian edition "Dendrarium" (Musicaos, 2021) by Alexander Shurbanov, has been translated by Francesco Tomada and Valentina Meloni, and is published with the latter’s...

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...

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George Orwell – Nineteen Eighty-Four

  Nineteen Eighty-Four tells of a future world in which the earth is divided into similar Hyperstates in perpetual war with each other. The protagonist Winston...