“Hallelujah” (analysis, commentary, translation into Italian)

HALLELUJAH Verse 1 Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do you? It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah (Ho sentito che c’era un accordo segreto che… Read More “Hallelujah” (analysis, commentary, translation into Italian)

Un film: “L’amore al tempo del colera”

La scorsa notte la televisione ha ritrasmesso  il film del 2007 “L’amore ai tempi del colera”, tratto dell’omonimo romanzo di Gabriel García Márquez. E’ la storia di un amore che consuma, brucia, fa ammalare. Come il colera, un’altra malattia incurabile, periodicamente presente nell’epoca in cui vivono i protagonisti del romanzo. Due malattie con gli stessi… Read More Un film: “L’amore al tempo del colera”

Le serve

  Yesterday I went to the theatre (Piccolo Teatro Grassi – Milan) to watch “ Le serve” (“The Maids”) a play by Jean Genet, the renowned French dramatist. The maids are two sisters, Claire and Solange, who live an obsessive relationship of love and hatred with their beautiful mistress (Madame). Every night, when the lady… Read More Le serve

Edgar Allan Poe

On October 3, 1849 Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was found wandering in the streets of Baltimore, outside a tavern known as Gunner’s Hall, delirious and wearing someone else’s clothes. That was the last time he was seen in public. He was taken to the local hospital, where he slipped in and out of a coma,… Read More Edgar Allan Poe

12 September1846: Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.

Elizabeth Barrett met writer Robert Browning because her successful poems had attracted his admiration. They got to know each other on 20 May 1845: it was the beginning of one of the most famous courtships in literature. It was carried out in secret, because her father disliked Browning, whom he viewed as an unreliable fortune… Read More 12 September1846: Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.