I cani, la neve, la nascita

Era già buio e la neve continuava a cadere: il giardino era imbiancato e cani facevano festa ballando in quel soffice strato.La nonna Adele l’aveva fatta venire nella grande casa, adesso che la gravidanza era al termine. Almeno lì sarebbe stata bene, sotto controllo, circondata da affetto e confort. Da quando la mamma Mariuccia aveva… Read More I cani, la neve, la nascita

Il venticinque agosto/The Twenty-fifth of August

Oggi, venticinque agosto, ho appena iniziato a leggere il romanzo di Milena Milani “La ragazza di nome Giulio” uscito nel 1964 e subito sequestrato per oltraggio al pudore,L’autrice fu sottoposta ad un processo per oscenità e venne condannata a sei mesi di reclusione. Negli anni successivi però la sentenza fu ribaltata perché al romanzo vennero… Read More Il venticinque agosto/The Twenty-fifth of August

George Orwell: What’s in a Name?

George Orwell, pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, was born on 25 June 1903 in Motihari, Bengal (now Bihar), British India English novelist, essayist, and critic, his work is characterised by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, and strong opposition to totalitarianism. His most famous novels are “Animal Farm” a satire which allegorically depicts Stalin’s betrayal of… Read More George Orwell: What’s in a Name?

Fantasy & Optimism

James Branch Cabell born on 14 April1879 was an American author of fantasy fiction Since his surname was often mispronounced, he composed this rhyme: “Tell the rabble my name is Cabell” to clear up pronunciation issues.His works were considered escapist: according to him truthfulness was “the one unpardonable sin, not merely against art, but against… Read More Fantasy & Optimism