JEAN GIONO: THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES

2018-03-30T12:43:56+00:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , |

The Man Who Planted Trees (French title: L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is an allegorical tale by French author Jean Giono, published in 1953. It tells the story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps in Provence throughout the first half of the 20th century.

STEPHEN KING: INTERVISTA A PLAYBOY

2018-03-25T10:34:24+00:00March 24th, 2018|Categories: INTERVIEWS, LITERATURE|Tags: |

Nel giugno del 1983 Playboy Usa incontra un maestro del brivido che nella sua successiva carriera avrebbe pubblicato oltre sessanta opere, tutte regolarmente entrate nella classifica dei bestseller. King racconta gli inizi molto difficili, il successo inaspettato e quella sottile linea di follia che tiene legata fin dal principio tutta la sua produzione.

STEPHEN KING: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1983) – by Eric Norden

2018-03-25T10:41:46+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: INTERVIEWS, LITERATURE|Tags: |

In the early winter of 1972, a Maine housewife dusting her husband's makeshift study fished a discarded manuscript out of the wastebasket and sat down to read it. When Stephen King returned from teaching high school English that evening, his wife, Tabitha, persuaded him to resume work on the abandoned novel, despite his conviction "that I had written the world's all-time loser."

THE INCOMPARABLE ATUK: A CANADIAN ESKIMO’S AMERICAN DREAM – by Arnold E. Davidson

2018-01-19T16:05:26+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , |

The title of The Incomparable Atuk suggests a certain satiric borrowing from The Great Gatsby. Gatsby may have been “great," but Atuk is "incomparable.” The similarity between the two works extends considerably beyond their titles, however, for Atuk pursues his dream of his own destiny with a dedication worthy of Gatsby himself.

ELIE WIESEL: THE NIGHT – PREFACE

2018-01-27T12:40:01+00:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , , |

If in my lifetime I was to write only one book, this would be the one. Just as the past lingers in the present, all my writings after Night, including those that deal with biblical, Talmudic, or Hasidic themes, profoundly bear its stamp, and cannot be understood if one has not read this very first of my works. Why did I write it?

NOTA SU «DOPPIO SOGNO» – di Giuseppe Farese

2017-12-24T17:26:08+00:00December 24th, 2017|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , , , |

Non v’è dubbio che la tematica onirico-reale-surreale di Traumnovelle, scritta da Arthur Schnitzler fra il 1921 e il 1925 ma già abbozzata nel 1907, eserciti una singolare attrazione sul lettore e lo induca, quasi naturalmente, a guardare alla psicoanalisi come al più vicino, ineludibile modello del suggestivo racconto.

GEORGE ORWELL: 1984 – Introduzione, antologia critica e bibliografia

2017-06-01T09:00:15+00:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , |

Introduzione, antologia critica e bibliografia a cura di Aldo Chiaruttini Arnoldo Mondatori Editore, Oscar Mondatori, Dicembre 1983 George Orwell La vita e l'opera George Orwell è il nome che lo scrittore inglese adottò negli anni trenta, in occasione della pubblicazione delle sue prime opere. Nato nel 1903 a Motihari in [...]

DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? by Phillip K. Dick

2017-05-08T09:23:40+00:00October 8th, 2016|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , , , |

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Phillip K. Dick TO MAREN AUGUSTA BERGRUD AUGUST 10, 1923 — JUNE 14, 1967 AND STILL I DREAM HE TREADS THE LAWN, WALKING GHOSTLY IN THE DEW, PIERCED BY MY GLAD SINGING THROUGH. Yeats AUCKLAND A TURTLE WHICH EXPLORER CAPTAIN COOK GAVE TO [...]

HARRY GREY – MANO ARMATA – Testo italiano

2016-07-29T10:46:17+00:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , , , , |

Italian translation of Harry Grey's novel The Hoods (it. Mano Armata), published by Longanesi. The book was the model for the film Once Upon a Time in America by Sergio Leone. MANO ARMATA Romanzo di HARRY GREY Traduzione dall'originale inglese The Hoods di Adriana Pellegrini Edizione Longanesi Milano CAPITOLO I [...]