“Vox” by Christina Dalcher

“Vox”, a novel by Christina Dalcher published by Editrice Nord, is one of those novels which makes you think about something greatly interesting because it touches issues which are important and actual despite the simulation of fantasy. It is a modern dystopia in a time not too far from the present which seems to interpret the natural consequence of a male typical attitude towards women: … Continua a leggere “Vox” by Christina Dalcher

Gramsci, cultura e culture

http://dgnews.altervista.org/gramsci-visto-da-loredana-de-vita/?fbclid=IwAR3mSAREaZPYtNh_pqf7YVWj0QXLzUgWVprL7W7-naukpijNpV_V-1AkVoA   Scrivere, parlare, pensare, agire: tutto esprime cultura. Cultura non è solo conoscenza, ma consapevolezza della propria realtà che si apre al confronto con realtà che sembrano lontane. Cultura è rivelare la propria visione che si arricchisce della dimensione dell’altro. Gramsci è maestro e guida in questo percorso; egli intuisce che il ruolo della cultura in una società non è quello di conservare e … Continua a leggere Gramsci, cultura e culture

Ian McEwan: The Children Act

Ian McEwan’s The Children Act, whose title in Italian is La ballata di Adam Henry, is a book to be read, definitely. A title that in both the languages seems to capture essential points of the narration: the children act because children play their game somewhat better than adults and sometimes with more coherence; the ballad of Adam Henry not only for its reference to S. B. Yeats’ ballad, Là nei … Continua a leggere Ian McEwan: The Children Act

Donne Cucite di Sabrina Avakian

Today, 6th February, I feel as a duty my words against the Female Genital Mutilation. It is a day when, wherever in the world, people speak about Zero Tolerance Against the Female Genital Mutilation. It is a day which should be every day because many are the reasons to stop these mutilations and they belong to different aspects of our daily life: religion, society, medicine, … Continua a leggere Donne Cucite di Sabrina Avakian

Zygmunt Bauman: Alone Again. Ethics After Certainty

Unworthily but humbly I set myself to speak about this short, but infinite essay written by Zygmunt Bauman. Once more I feel I miss his words and thoughts though they have become eternal after his death and continue to grow and suggest a sense for a possible society, despite his research and observation of human beings has been somewhat interrupted. I know it continues in … Continua a leggere Zygmunt Bauman: Alone Again. Ethics After Certainty

Vincenza d’Esculapio: La torre d’avorio

The Ivory Tower  is a novel written by Vincenza d’Esculapio who, with a language simple and direct however pertinent and refined, tells the story of Eveline and her husband who surrender to the seduction of the Geova witnesses renouncing, at first, to accept their own reality. The ivory tower is, as a matter of fact, the metaphor of those who close themselves in something which can give … Continua a leggere Vincenza d’Esculapio: La torre d’avorio

‘The Leisure Seeker’: the story of a rational nostalgia

The Leisure Seeker written by Michael Zadoorian has been for me a pleasant but also a confusing reading. It has been really like a mixture of irrational and rational feelings in  a comprehensible though sometimes impossible to face nostalgia for what we have been and we are no more. A return to the past whose end will never be a return to the present, however present is … Continua a leggere ‘The Leisure Seeker’: the story of a rational nostalgia

Toni Morrison: The Origin of the Others

Reading a novel written by Toni Morrison has always been for me a precious gift. A gift not a present, because reading her stories I have perceived the feeling of life, of real life, the different feelings which animate the writer, but also her research to understand and make us understand what we refuse to know and accept: our fears of the difference closes us … Continua a leggere Toni Morrison: The Origin of the Others

Giuseppe Serra: “Pasolini, critico della società e del costume” (ed. Nulla Die)

Il saggio di Giuseppe Serra, Pasolini. Critico della società e del costume, edito da Nulla Die, propone un’interessante lettura contestualizzata degli scritti e del pensiero della complessa personalità di Pier Paolo Pasolini. L’analisi politica e sociale di Pasolini è ben sottolineata dall’autore che non si astiene dal presentare e anche spiegare le ragioni per cui un autore così poliedrico e profondo sia stato spesso contrastato non … Continua a leggere Giuseppe Serra: “Pasolini, critico della società e del costume” (ed. Nulla Die)

M. C. Escher: Paradoxes and Points of View

Escher’s world has still once conquered my whole being. I know nothing about Maths and Physics, or really a little, but Escher has always attracted my attention because of his vision of nature and man and life altogether. This morning my feeling and attraction have been confirmed and, if possible, even increased. I have gone to visit the Exhibition dedicated to his works at PAN, … Continua a leggere M. C. Escher: Paradoxes and Points of View