This is Life

Roger Ebert (18 Jun 1942-2013) was an American author, journalist, historian, screenwriter, and film critic. Three quotes on life ⚜️ “We are put on this planet only once, and to limit ourselves to the familiar is a crime against our minds.” “Siamo messi su questo pianeta solo una volta, e limitarci al familiare è un… Read More This is Life

Bloomsday

  Today is Bloomsday, the annual celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses. It is the day on which the novel takes place – 16 June 1904 –  and it is named after Leopold Bloom, its central character. This date was chosen because it had a particular significance for Joyce: it was his first outing with Nora… Read More Bloomsday

Index librorum prohibitorum 🔥📚 🔥

14 giugno 1966: il Vaticano annuncia l’abolizione dell’ “Indice dei libri proibiti” (“Index librorum prohibitorum”), istituito nel 1559, ai tempi della Controriforma L’elenco comprendeva le letture vietate dal Sant’Uffizio nell’intento di “salvaguardare, secondo il mandato divino, l’integrità della fede e dei costumi”: opere di scienziati, filosofi e letterati ritenute pericolose, immorali o non corrette sul… Read More Index librorum prohibitorum 🔥📚 🔥

Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle Arsan (1932 –12 juin 2005) romancière française d’origine thaïlandaise, principalement connue son roman érotique “Emmanuelle”. Incipit: “Emmanuelle prend à Londres l’avion qui doit la conduire à Bangkok. L’odeur de cuir neuf, semblable à celle que conservent, après des années d’usage, les autos britanniques, l’épaisseur et le silence des moquettes, un éclairage d’un autre monde… Read More Emmanuelle

Intelligence vs Ignorance

  🔹“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is  deep.”   Saul Bellow (10 June 1915-2005) – “To Jerusalem and Back” 🔹“Una grande quantità di intelligenza può essere investita in ignoranza, quando il bisogno di illusione è profondo.” 🔹“Une grande quantité d’intelligence peut être investie dans l’ignorance… Read More Intelligence vs Ignorance