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

Federico Fellini: l’artista e i sogni (1)

Oggi ricorre l’anniversario della nascita, avvenuta a Rimini il 20 gennaio 1920, del nostro grande regista Federico Fellini, cui film in genere combinano memoria, sogni e fantasia.Tra i più famosi ci sono La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8½ e Amarcord. “L’artista si deve porre di fronte alla realtà con quell’atteggiamento tra l’attrazione e il distacco… Read More Federico Fellini: l’artista e i sogni (1)

Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud, uno dei famosi “poètes maudits/poeti maledetti” insieme a Verlaine e Mallarmé, nacque nel nord della Francia nel 1854 e morì a Marsiglia 130 anni fa, il 10 novembre 1891.Compose questa poesia quando quando aveva solo 16 anni. Rêvé pour l’hiver L’hiver, nous irons dans un petit wagon rose Avec des coussins bleus. Nous… Read More Arthur Rimbaud

The Kiss

The Kiss I hoped that he would love me,And he has kissed my mouth,But I am like a stricken birdThat cannot reach the south. For though I know he loves me,To-night my heart is sad;His kiss was not so wonderfulAs all the dreams I had. “The Kiss” is a romantic poem written in 1917 by… Read More The Kiss

🎵 Bohemian Rhapsody 🎵 (3) – analysis

The title refers to ‘Bohemian’, (Bohemia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) which denotes an unconventional person involved in the arts, and ‘Rhapsody’, a fantasy which follows a certain operatic logic, and may be considered as a distortion of Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody”. Its lyrics progress through the central character’s understanding of his condition. Intro… Read More 🎵 Bohemian Rhapsody 🎵 (3) – analysis