Barbara Allen/2

As I’ve already written (here) “Barbara Allen” began as a ballad in the seventeenth century or earlier and was published and performed under many different titles, in a vast array of tunes and narrative details.The earliest text was published in London in 1690, under the title “Barbara Allen’s cruelty: or, the young-man’s tragedy”. It appeared… Read More Barbara Allen/2

The Thorn in the Breast

Colleen McCullough born on 1 June 1937 was an internationally acclaimed Australian author of Maori ancestry, best known for her novel “The Thorn Birds” published in 1977.In1983 the novel was also adapted into the eponymous television series, starring Richard Chamberlain, which became the United States’ second-highest-rated miniseries of all time, behind “Roots”. The story spans… Read More The Thorn in the Breast

Il potenziale umano

Viktor Frankl (26 March 1905-1997) Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor, and founder of the logotherapy   ☁️ “Human potential at its best is to transform a tragedy into a personal triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement. ”  “Il potenziale umano, nella sua massima espressione,  è trasformare una tragedia in un trionfo… Read More Il potenziale umano