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The Earth seen from the Moon

The Earth seen from the Moon is a surreal tale which is embodied in the movie The witches (1966), signed by Mauro Bolognini, Luchino...

Giorgio Olivari – Nenad

Grandma went to town yesterday and never came back. What happened? I don’t know. Alma tells me not to worry. She says: “Don’t be scared,...

Oskar Panizza – The Factory of Men and Other Stories

What are mentally disordered people, really? Why do human societies choose to get rid of them, to bury them in asylums? Perhaps to cure...

Anna Ettore – The Gypsy Night

That was my first time there. It was the end of February; the gypsy camp had been reported in the fields behind Chiaravalle abbey....

Ahimaaz Ben Paltiel and the Book of Descents

Towards the end of the eighteenth century the discovery of a manuscript found in the Library of Toledo Cathedral by Adolph Neubauer, a librarian...

Vittorio Curtoni – Where are we flying

A novel, six short stories and an autobiography An unusual anthology collecting a novel, six short stories, an autobiography, a daily journal of the author...

Andrea Taffi – The remains

Anna watched the section full of German soldiers, who were digging holes and planting big machine-guns amongst the olive trees. An officer saw her,...

Simone Cavagna – What walls talk about

In or out. I give sense to the or. Without me in and out would be non-existent categories, inside and outside would be the...

Bebo’s Girl [La ragazza di Bube] (1963)

  Luigi Comenicini shot one of his main movies without betraying the inner meaning of Carlo Cassola’s novel (Premio Strega in 1960), even if its...

Cross of Iron

For some it is a certificate of honor of incalculable value, for others it is only a piece of metal. Sam Peckinpah draws his...
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