Waiting for Godot is not an easy play to analyze. However, it is one of great interest, usually defined as a tragicomedy in two Acts, but which shows to be more tragic than comic. Before walking through the hidden paths of this surprising play, sometimes even distressing and apparently incomprehensible, I want to say just a few words about the author or, better, about the Age … Continua a leggere Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, fruit of the generous mind of R. L. Stevenson is a novel usually considered as a horror story not differently from the story of Frankenstein I have been speaking about recently. Yet, both stories are more than this and the presence of the typical gothic elements in the narration (structure, characters, themes, atmosphere) is not a limitation … Continua a leggere Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
I stole the Moon a smile and she listened to me. I told her about the shed tears, about the forgotten smiles and about those steps walked in thought that have dragged everyone’s heart in the eternal waiting of the eternal waiting. I told her about the races by the sea, about lost and found friends and about those strange circumstances when tears and smiles … Continua a leggere Sister Moon
While telling you about this novel and the reason why of my passion for it, I would like to start from its subtitle Or the Modern Prometheus which, in my humble opinion, is the concentration of that meaning able to put each of us upside down, completely and repetitively upside down. Moreover, if we accompany this subtitle with the verses from J. Milton that preceded the narration … Continua a leggere Mary Shelley: Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus
Many proclaim to be free, yet, freedom is never a joke. You cannot be really free if you do not understand what the word freedom stands for. As a matter of fact, many are those who confuse it, deliberately or not, with the possibility to do whatever you want whenever you want. This is the worst interpretation of the meaning of what freedom really is. Freedom … Continua a leggere Freedom Is Never a Joke
con #ilmaggiodeilibri Sto partecipando al “Maggio dei Libri 2020” con alcune iniziative online di cui la prima è la presentazione che ho in precedenza postato e che allego nuovamente. Successivamente ci saranno altre date che presto vi comunicherò che, invece, vedranno coinvolto il mio romanzo “Il vento trascina” in conferenza web, spero che in tanti parteciperete e interverrete. A presto con ulteriori informazioni che vi … Continua a leggere #ilmaggiodeilibri
I do not fear normality, what I fear is flatness. There is a rule in normality which tells us how to behave in the regular circumstances of our daily life. Yet, these rules should cope with a life which is made up of people and not of things, thus what normality suggests is to return to the usual occupation, without any regret for the quarantine … Continua a leggere Normality or Flatness?
Everything is postponed, everything takes on a different time, many situations remain suspended, others seem to have lost the moment and can no longer be recoverable. Of course, the feeling is not pleasant, yet you have to look ahead, find the courage not to give up and allow the thought to continue its path of growth even in discomfort. It is necessary, precisely because the … Continua a leggere This Is the Time
What will be after? It depends on the way you are living your present and in the way you have been living in your past. Every day I hear someone somewhere saying that after it will be different, no one, indeed tells how it will be different. The most optimistic say that after it will be better because we will breath after such a long … Continua a leggere What Will Be After?
It’s poetry! Birds sing in the Spring even if it rains, the flowers feed on its essence even if everything is dark and grey. If only we could discover the spirit of the poet, we would be able to give more meaning to every person, everything, to life itself. We run too far behind the things that deceit us that we are rich, but the … Continua a leggere That’s Poetry