In a world of absolutes and cruel consequences, if an entire family’s future is destroyed due to the cutting of a single tree, then that’s simply how things are.
07 Mar 2017
Tim Parks' A Literary Tour of Italy is no tour guide of the haunts of famous writers; it's an informative choice for readers seeking the best that Italian writers can offer.
02 Feb 2016
André Vauchez's presentation of this Umbrian knight turned "poor and begging" imitator of Christ proves as fascinating and debatable as the Man from Galilee whom the Poor Man of Assisi tried to emulate.
02 May 2013
Plot of Fear is a screamingly mediocre piece of work, of dubious interest to even the most obsessed and completist fans of vintage giallo
15 Jul 2012
A groundbreaking, long-unavailable classic by the father of Italian neorealism, Luchino Visconti.
29 Apr 2012
18 IUS SOLI is an upcoming documentary that exposes the hardships of Italy's policy of “jus sanguinis”, meaning that one’s place of birth does not determine one’s citizenship, but rather this is determined by one’s lineage.
22 Feb 2012
Erri De Luca’s writing is a tender poetic narrative, treating things (Naples, the air itself) like characters, and weaving together a story comprised of waves of feeling instead of orderly plot points.
15 Jan 2012
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