Goliarda Sapienza – The Art of Joy

  The Art of Joy is a challenging book but it can be read very rapidly. The title would suggest an essay, on the contrary...

Giuseppe Genna – Italy De Profundis (Italia De Profundis)

  In a book more autobiographical than usual, Giuseppe Genna scrutinizes himself to investigate Italy. He writes a "de profundis" dug into his own flesh,...

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...

VVAA – Living Labor

  Choosing  to tell the world of labor, the real one, live, experienced day after day by people who do or suffer it- in ten...

José Saramago – Blindness

  Suddenly, in a city with no name - which, just for this reason, may represent any place - a man goes blind. This first,...

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...

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Silvio Donà – Serial Killer

Rocco did not have any particular reason to hate old women.Yet, he hated them in a ferocious way.Only seeing one of them...