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)

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian writer and professor whose first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), is the most widely read book in modern African literature. He was born on 16 November 1930. Three quotes: “The sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them. “ (Things Fall Apart)… Read More Chinua Achebe

Truth?

Ieri ho pubblicato un articolo dal titolo “Truth” (Verità)L’immagine però non corrispondeva esattamente alla verità, perché avevo capovolto la foto scattata al riflesso di alberi in un laghettoLa macchina fotografica aveva registrato la realtà passivamente, senza inganni. Ricordate ciò che aveva scritto Isherwood? “Sono una macchina fotografica con l’otturatore aperto, alquanto passivo, che registra, non… Read More Truth?

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

Blogging

Andrew Michael Sullivan (born 10 August 1963) is a British-American author, editor, and political commentator.He is considered the pioneer of web journalism (weblogging), having been one of the first journalists to open his own personal blog, The Daily Dish, in 2000. Fifteen years later he decided to stop blogging because, as he said, he thought… Read More Blogging

15 July: Love

“Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real. Love, and so art and morals, is the discovery of reality.“ Iris Murdoch (Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher, born on 15 July 1919 in Dublin) The Jewish Bride (detail), a painting by Rembrandt, born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden “L’amore è il… Read More 15 July: Love