Oggi 23 aprile ricorre la Giornata mondiale del libro e del diritto d’autore, che viene anche chiamata Giornata del libro e delle rose. La data 23 aprile è stata scelta perché in tale giorno, nel 1616, morirono tre grandi della letteratura mondiale: l’inglese William Shakespeare, lo spagnolo Miguel de Cervantes e il peruviano Garcilaso Inca… Read More 📚 🌹 Giornata mondiale del libro 🌹 📚
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Its aim is to inspire awareness and appreciation for Earth’s environment. It was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water, and soil pollution. Now… Read More Earth Day
In ricordo di un simbolo ferito dall’incendio Un senso di smarrimento e di incredulità ci ha colti alla notizia che le fiamme hanno distrutto il tetto e la guglia di Notre-Dame. Quel tetto antico era una “foresta” costruita con il legno di milletrecento querce.
Oggi, presso la libreria Cultora di Milano, è stata presentata la nuova antologia “Racconti Lombardi”, edita da Historica Edizioni. È stato selezionato e pubblicato anche un mio racconto dal titolo “La dama, il suo amante, il pittore e l’ermellino”.
Thomas Harris was born on 11 April 1940. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon , The Silence of the Lambs , Hannibal , and Hannibal Rising. He created one of the most notorious anti-heroes in the American literature, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a renowned forensic psychiatrist, who is… Read More Happy Birthday, Thomas Harris!
The song “Born In The U.S.A.” inspired the famous Annie Leibowitz photo of Springsteen’s backside against the backdrop of an American flag, and the cover became an iconic image of the era. Bruce’s blue jeans provide the blue in the red, white and blue imagery and give the representation of a working-class hero, and American… Read More “Born in the U.S.A.” (3. photo)
“Born in the U.S.A.” was to be the title of a Paul Schrader movie talking about a rock band struggling with life and religion and Springsteen was asked to write its title song. He came up with a song whose original title was “Vietnam” and renamed it. In the end, the movie was retitled… Read More “Born In The U.S.A.” (2. analysis)
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912 –1967) was one of the most significant figures in American folk music, who inspired several generations both politically and musically Growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, he heard church hymns, outlaw ballads, blues, fiddle tunes and popular music. As a boy, he had already proved himself a gifted street… Read More Woody Guthrie
Guthrie‘s original lyrics to the song included this social commentary (similar to the last verse): There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me. The sign was painted, said ‘Private Property.’ But on the backside, it didn’t say nothing. This land was made for you and me. C’era un alto muro che… Read More “This Land Is Your Land” (3)
“This Land Is Your Land” is one of the United States’ most famous folk songs. Its lyrics were written by Woody Guthrie in 1940 on an existing Baptist gospel hymn that had already inspired the Carter Family Some have called “This Land Is Your Land” an alternative national anthem. Others say it’s a Marxist response… Read More “This Land Is Your Land” (2)