Philip Roth – Portnoy’s Complaint

A nearly frantic irony The recent passing of Pulitzer Prize’s recipient Philip Roth, who is also considered the most important contemporary American writer, has brought...

Miriam Bonetti – Mukarib

My name is Mukarib, but everyone calls me Mucca. Not Muka, but Mucca, just as the animal who lives in the barn and makes...

Luigi Meneghello – The Little Teachers

A Resistance that palpitates with humanity Luigi Meneghello tells his own experience during the first years of the war of Liberation, when still those who...

Serge Quadruppani – The Politics of Fear

None other than our world In his essay The politics of fear, what Serge Quadrupani shows us, as Wu Ming 1 say in the preface,...

Ilona Jerger – And Marx kept silent in Darwin’s garden

A novel that tells, with frequent flash-backs, the last years of two of the most important minds of the nineteenth century: Charles Darwin and...

Nicoletta Vallorani – Wolf Eyes

A Parable against prejudices The young Inuit Azùl wants to avenge the death of a friend killed by the Motherless, fierce and mysterious beings who...

Vittorio Curtoni – White on black

How can you die White on black presents nine short stories of Vittorio Curtoni, a great master of Italian science fiction, preceded by a masterly...

Nicoletta Vallorani – Like a Whale

The value of “whaleness” The dolphin Ciro saves (or maybe not) the whale Alice, orphaned following the escape of the mother in front of the...

Robert A. Heinlein – The moon is a harsh mistress

How a revolution is born In 2075 the moon is used as a penal colony by the Terrans, where all types of scum are exiled....

Mika Waltari – The Dark Angel

The end of an era 1453: Constantinople is going to fall into Turkish hands. It’s the end of an era.  Among the fatalistic desperation of...

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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...