Leggere

      “When you re-read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in yourself than there was before. ” -Clifton Fadiman, American editor, anthologist, and writer (1904-1999) “Quando rileggi un classico non è nel libro che cogli più di quanto tu non abbia visto… Read More Leggere

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

IL MISTERO

Domenica 7 ottobre 1849 – Baltimora – Washington College Hospital – Questa mattina, alle 5, il paziente è deceduto. Da mercoledì 3 ottobre us., giorno in cui è stato ricoverato delirante, con brividi e allucinazioni, non ha ripreso conoscenza se non per brevi istanti, durante i quali ha pronunciato frasi sconnesse su una moglie che… Read More IL MISTERO

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