Susan Sontag

“I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.” (1) Susan Sontag, one of the most prominent New York intellectuals of her generation, was a writer and political activist, born on 16 January 1933 (she died of leukaemia just two weeks before her 72nd birthday) When she was fourteen years old, she… Read More Susan Sontag

Bolero 💗

Tu non sei più qui, ma io ti trovo ancora nel Bolero di Ravel. Tu non lo consideravi un grande esempio di musica classica, eppure mi parla di te. E di me. Ricordi? Comincia con levità, quasi in sordina, con pochi tocchi, rarefatti, anche se già in un’atmosfera di liquida attesa. Va crescendo con l’aggiunta… Read More Bolero 💗

August 17, 1945: George Orwell’s Animal Farm

On 17 August 1945 George Orwell published “Animal Farm” an allegorical novella which has been defined a beast fable, a political allegory, an anti-utopian novel, which made him immediately famous. The original title was “Animal Farm: A Fairy Story”, but U.S. publishers dropped the subtitle when it was republished The Guardian on 24 August 1945 wrote that… Read More August 17, 1945: George Orwell’s Animal Farm