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Gerald Nicosia – Ferlinghetti

for Neeli Cherkovski Lawrence never let me treat him like a famous man I sat down to interview him a green 27-year-old Midwestern kid He said, “You need...

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...

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Antonia Buizza – Angela

“Angela, don’t run: you know that after you are going to have a sore throat”.“Ok, mum, I’m coming”.Mother and daughter went back...

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Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat, Pray, Love

The thirty-four-year-old journalist from New York Liz Gilbert decides to travel for a year between Italy, India and Indonesia. This is her life adventure,...

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Gertrude Stein – Johnny Grey

What did he say. I was disagreeing with him. He said he didn't have it by...

Kate Chopin – Désirée’s Baby

As the day was pleasant, Madame Valmondé drove over to L’Abri to see Désirée and...

T. S. Eliot – Eeldrop and Appleplex

I Eeldrop and Appleplex rented two small rooms in a disreputable part of town. Here they...
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James Baldwin – The Blind Men and the Elephant

There were once six blind men who stood by the road-side every day, and begged...

Joseph Conrad – The Lagoon

The white man, leaning with both arms over the roof of the little house in...

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Gerald Nicosia

Born outside Chicago, Gerald Nicosia moved to San Francisco in 1979. He is author of...