A trilogy about women

This is what I consider my trilogy about women: ‘Donna a metà’, ‘Oltre lo specchio’, ‘Non scavalcare quel muro’ (also in English ‘Don’t Climb Over That Wall’) published by Nulla Die. I consider it a trilogy because these books represent the development of an idea and a story about women whose end hasn’t yet been written, but whose first steps  are well rooted in the soil of the search … Continua a leggere A trilogy about women

Writing is testifying when…

Writing is testifying when your feelings are not tainted by vileness and falsehood; when your words are not used to complain yourself in order to move other’s attention; when life and sense in your daily concerns are never separated and well marked deep in your heart is the importance of the narration you are going to tell. No deception can be admitted if your writing has … Continua a leggere Writing is testifying when…

Strangers at Our Door

The first thing I did when I read this book was to go and seek the original title because in Italian we use the word <<straniero>> to define a person coming from another country where in English is used foreign;  we use <<estraneo>> to describe someone you don’t know, in English stranger. The first visible result for me was that while the title in Italian suggests immediately  the … Continua a leggere Strangers at Our Door

When freedom limits your liberty… which seems a paradox, but it is not!

Let’ start from this: freedom and liberty… are they the same? Is it only a pun? No, it is not. Freedom is the personal ability to make decisions by ourselves; liberty  is the right that has been given by law. Freedom (free+dom) determines your ability to make choices, but it is regulated by liberty (liber, that is a man legally free) whose aim is to guarantee that … Continua a leggere When freedom limits your liberty… which seems a paradox, but it is not!

Words lose their innocence as we do

Words lose their own innocence and we are the authors of this loss. Don’t complain ourselves! We are the makers of the world we are naming, we are the creators of our own defeat. Today, we assist as powerless to the too many injustices which are carrying us back to a time of history where people could neglect people disguising to be friends for betraying … Continua a leggere Words lose their innocence as we do

‘Brave New World’, when an hedonistic vision changes in a distopian depressing reality

When Aldous Huxley wrote ‘Brave New World’ he was particularly impressed by the assembly-line in Henry Ford’s industry. He realized that this vision of work and the relationship among the men it proposed could be an apparent solution to the many risks of unemployment, but he understood also the dangers of a society based on individualism and on the dream of an eternal happiness. The research … Continua a leggere ‘Brave New World’, when an hedonistic vision changes in a distopian depressing reality

‘God Help the Child’, and the adults too in order to remember to be adult

There are novels whose language tells the secret untold story between the lines. ‘God Help the Child’ is undoubtedly one of these. With her language clear and direct, Toni Morrison tells us about the unknown feelings of the protagonists, but also the never expressed ones of the readers. I t is not the kind of story you can read without being intimately overwhelmed because it … Continua a leggere ‘God Help the Child’, and the adults too in order to remember to be adult

Children

I can’t stop thinking about children. I can’t stop thinking about children’s stolen innocence. I can’t stop thinking about children’s questioning look. I ask myself if they understand we are denying them to live free, to know and experience their story. I ask myself to which point of resistance can we lead them before realizing we are destroying them, those we should love the most. … Continua a leggere Children