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Ray Bradbury – Long After Midnight

Ray Bradbury is a well-known sci-fi author, and sci-fi is not lacking in the twenty-two stories of Long After Midnight. However, the sci-fi tales...

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...

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Baby Party

When John Andros felt old he found solace in the thought of life continuing through his child. The dark trumpets of oblivion were less...

William McIlvanney – The Big Man

To resist betrayal, in spite of any flattery; to preserve one’s roots, regardless of temptations; to struggle as if any defeat meant the loss...

Davide Rubini – The Final Whistle

In this novel, author Davide Rubini’s ambition is to give a true portrait of the connection between politics and football, two of the most...

Claudia Beltramella – Train to Freedom

Gyumri station was crowded, and people were rushing to the platforms to get on the trains. In those turbulent days, Armenians were fleeing as...

Alberto Baldini – Do you know Natalino?

«Natalino, what are you doing? How many grapes have you eaten?». «Who? Me? I haven’t eaten any». Natalino comes closer at his usual slow pace. A...

William McIlvanney – Laidlaw

Crime’s reasons The character of Jack Laidlaw is full of morality and desperate sadness. He is not looking for motives for murders, but for reasons...

Paolo Villaggio – Fantozzi

  Employee’s hyperbole Accountant Ugo Fantozzi, whose early adventures are collected in this anthology, is the eponymous hero in the most famous Italian office based saga...

George Orwell – Burmese Days

  A man between two worlds John Flory, an Anglo-Indian teak merchant, feels like he belongs to two separate worlds, India and the British Empire, and...