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Maurice Walsh – A Quiet Man

During the Irish War of Independence, which ended with the 1921 ceasefire and the institution of the Irish Free State, six men...

Elsa Morante – The Andalusian Shawl

In 1963  at nearly 50 years of age and during a really difficult period of personal crisis in her life,  the writer Elsa Morante...

American Gods

American Gods is a 2017 tv series, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name. Shadow Moon, the main character, is a man...

Silvia Accorrà – Pomerania

As we climb towards the north, towards the Alps, feeling our way along the Grenoble road to get to Lyon and then up again,...

Joe R. Lansdale – The Magic Wagon

 An odd saga Texas, 1909.   While the saga of the West  is quite over,  an eccentric rag-tag band wanders from city to city in a...

Beatrice Buonaguidi – The Two Goliards

Sior (Mister) Alvise Zanatta was never seen at home and many of those who knew him,  and would see him around the “calle” both...

Louise Erdrich – The Round House

A difficult coming-on-age Summer 1988.  A terrible crime rocks the already difficult lives of an Indian reserve in North Dakota. Joe, the thirteen year-old main character,...

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...

Anna Ettore – Solitudes

  He observed that his bus was late again that morning. Fortunately just for a few minutes, but enough to make him rush to get...

Silvio Donà – The first copy arrives

“It’s here!” My wife’s voice on the phone is excited, even a little bit scared. “Are you sure? ” I ask. It’s a stupid question, I...