Oskar Panizza – The Factory of Men and Other Stories

What are mentally disordered people, really? Why do human societies choose to get rid of them, to bury them in asylums? Perhaps to cure...

George R. R. Martin – Fevre Dream

Louisiana, 1857. Abner Marsh, a renowned steamboat captain educated on the Mississippi river, founds himself beggared because of a series of unfortunate events, which...

Elizabeth Gaskell – North and South

Heart has its reasons A point of contact and a synthesis between opposites is not possible in the name of sense or interest, but only...

Caroline Smith – The Immigration Handbook

Caroline Smith (Orbis 176) is delving here beneath the morass of statistics and forms to uncover the real lives, circumstances, memories and emotions of...

Joan Barfoot – Duet for three

Aggie, June and Francis are respectively grandmother, mother and grand-daughter: three women who are deeply different, attached by a strong love, a sense of...

Conor O’Callaghan – Nothing on Earth

Shards A distraught young girl appears on the doorstep of a man living alone, and tells him that her father has disappeared. So begins the...

Theodore Sturgeon – The Dreaming Jewels

Hope is a dream within reach After having suffered the umpteenth injustice, Horty, a weird adoptive child harassed by his stepfather Armand Bluett, decides to...

Cataldo Russo – Don Pietraviva’s Fences

“Don Pietraviva’s fences” is a milestone of Italian fiction, a choral fresco which relates the fate of the poor.  Central to the novel is...

Mary McCarthy – The Group

Sex and the City has not invented anything  McCarthy shows the reader, with courtesy and irony, the first steps into adulthood of eight girls who...

Vittorio Curtoni – Where are we flying

A novel, six short stories and an autobiography An unusual anthology collecting a novel, six short stories, an autobiography, a daily journal of the author...

POPULAR

Antonia Buizza – Immortality

I met Maicol at primary school, but only three years ago I understood how worthy he was. He went within a split time from barely...