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Stefano Tevini – A Mask’s Will

Does Italy need heroes? The second novel by Stefano Tevini carries Italy to the mythology of superheroes, resulting in characters that are overwhelmed by super-problems...

Giuseppe Pantò – Chaturanga

The Chess metaphor Life is a cruel game: here the pawn are the characters, and they’re all part of a bigger, probably written, fate. They’re...

Clara Arosio – Perspectives and characters in Fruttero’s and Lucentini’s crime...

  Parallel investigation In this essay, Clara Arosio studies two books – The Sunday Woman (Harcourt Brace, 1973) and A che punto è la notte – ...

Ambra Porcedda – Bestiary of miserable lives

  Our daily horror give to us this day In this eleven stories collection, Ambra Porcedda, using an everyday and easygoing style, analyzes an Italy overflowing...

Valerio Romitelli – Hatred for partisans

A lesson we apparently haven’t learned yet What has allowed hatred for partisans to settle in our “democratic society”? And what lesson can we learn?...

Giuseppe Genna – The nonpermanent polar camels’ speech to men

  The ambiguity of wisdom Despite recalling a mythological story and a little moral work, this Speech by Giuseppe Genna it’s a writing impossible to define,...

Andrea Staid – The Stateless

A change is possible In this brief but enlightening essay, anthropologist Andrea Staid analyzes power and work from the point of view of primitive societies,...

Blake Northcott – Arena Mode

  Heroes with super problems United States, 2041. Civilization is in a shambles: the rich are getting richer and the poor, already poorer, live in confined...

Silvio Donà – Extasia

  The drug of the future In a city destroyed by a global disaster, afflicted by the disease which has devastated half the world, and without...

AAVV – The Price of the Future

  Tomorrow is lurking Fanta-economy is one of the most neglected strands of science fiction, although it belongs to the more noble political fiction. Pizzo and...