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

Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier, born on 13 May 1907, was an English novelist and playwright. After publishing her first novel, “The Loving Spirit”, when she was only 22, she went on writing other works, many of  which were successfully adapted into films, including the novels “Rebecca” (see here), “Frenchman’s Creek”, “My Cousin Rachel”, “Jamaica Inn”, and… Read More Daphne Du Maurier

The Genius of the Crowd (translation & analysis)

  The Genius and the Crowd – 1909 – Yeghishe Tadevosyan     IL GENIO DELLA MASSA c’è abbastanza perfidia, odio, violenza, assurdità nell’essere umano medio da poter rifornire qualsiasi esercito in qualsiasi giorno e i migliori nell’assassinio sono quelli che vi predicano contro e i migliori nell’odio sono quelli che predicano l’amore e i migliori… Read More The Genius of the Crowd (translation & analysis)