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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...

Cataldo Russo – Courtiers, Court Jesters and Mafia Bosses

Antonio Schifino, a worker in Italy during the seventies, frozen against his will, wakes up 10 years later in a country that has changed...

Cataldo Russo – Does the abuse of words destroy thought?

  For ages, words have always had the power of creating worlds, universes, fashions, feelings and, at the same time, of destroying them. Words raise...

Cataldo Russo – The Sky Above Me

Nothing was born from diamonds A bundle of clothes, a heap of plastic bags and newspapers covering the desperation of an abandoned body. Unfortunately, many people...

Cataldo Russo – Hypocrisy

  The old lady was the only one who grimaced. She looked like a farmer's wife, someone who had grown up in one of the...

Cataldo Russo – Courtiers, Jesters and Bosses

Frozen in the merciless years An amazing satirical novel that covers, in a caustic and amused mood, the main events of Italian National history from...

“Don Pietraviva’s Fences” by Cataldo Russo

A timeless masterpiece A modern novel already a classic, for both the realism with which it has been designed, and its plot and structure. A...