Federico Garcia Lorca โœ’๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Marking the 121th anniversary of the birth of Federico Garcรญa Lorca born on 5th June 1898. The most prominent poet of the group Generation of ’27 and one of the most celebrated and influencial Spanish poets, Garcรญa Lorca is famous also for his political committment in the period of turmoil leading to the Civil War in Spain. He ended up being one of the victims … Continue reading Federico Garcia Lorca โœ’๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Alessandro Magno ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

  In celebrazione del 2375ยฐ anniversario della nascita di Alessandro Magno Testa in marmo di Alessandro Magno al British Museum – Uno dei tanti ritratti marmorei di Alessandro Magno usato dal leggendario conquistatore e dai suoi seguaci, durante e dopo il suo regno, per diffondere e immortalare l’immagine di un giovane e potente leader, spesso associato al concetto di divinitร . Questa scultura si presume sia … Continue reading Alessandro Magno ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

El viaje de Marcos ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธEl viaje de Marcos de ร“scar Hernรกndez Campano –ย Un viaje en el tiempo, una historia romรกntica, quizรกs de otros tiempos, en este caso del รบltimo perรญodo de la dictadura franquista en Espaรฑa, en un pueblo de La Mancha. Los dos hermanos gemelos, Marcos y Gus, viven de manera diferente en su verano de 1970 en Molinosviejos, que marcarรก sus vidas para siempre. Un viaje a … Continue reading El viaje de Marcos ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

The Persian Boy ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

  ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The Persian Boy by Mary Renault –ย Bringing back to life the ancient and extraordinary story of the conquest of an unimaginably vast empire by a young and passionate Alexander the Great, seen from the eyes of his affectionate lover, Bagoas. Competing for love and attention with Hephaestion, Roxana and other lovers, Bagoas has to find his own space in the heart of the … Continue reading The Persian Boy ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

Jonathan Livingstone Seagull ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ›ฉ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง When I read this book for the first time I was a teenager and eager to find inspiration for adventurous outlooks in life. Forty years later the great philosophy behind the book seems to be very thin, simplistic and no longer a source of great inspiration, as it was at first sight. Probably this is one of those books which is son of its … Continue reading Jonathan Livingstone Seagull ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ›ฉ

Sostiene Pereira ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Pereira Maintains – A short novel but many well written, set in Portugal in the period immediately before the last world war. While radical changes are beginning to crack the status quo around him, an anonymous and calm journalist travels through an unexpected parable of life that makes him a hero of our times. Tabucchi paints with vivid colors a Lisbon of other times, … Continue reading Sostiene Pereira ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Paul Street Boys ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Paul Street Boys by Molnar was a delightful rediscover in preparation for my first visit to Budapest. The choice inevitably fell on a book that I had not taken into my hands for forty years. What a thrill to relive the vicissitudes of the two groups of teenagers fighting each other for the use of a pitch for afternoon games. Even at the time … Continue reading Paul Street Boys ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

Se una notte dโ€™inverno un viaggiatore ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿš‰

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ย Italo Calvino esprime il suo meglio in questo libro complesso e divertente che mette al centro della scena il lettore, o meglio, la lettura dei dieci incipit di romanzi abilmente interconnessi. Un gradevolissimo piacere per ogni lettore appassionato della lettura creativa e fantasiosa.ย  ย  ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ย Italo Calvino expresses his best in this complex and entertaining book, If on a Winter Night a Traveller. At … Continue reading Se una notte dโ€™inverno un viaggiatore ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿš‰

The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“–

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles – ย Intrigue, sex and magic are fabulous ingredients for a successful and engaging novel, with the additional edge of being set against a contrasting Victorian background. My first book of the “Charm of Magpies” series and by the author, but I’m pretty sure I’ll cast my eyes on other episodes very soon.ย  ย  ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Il Signore delle gazze … Continue reading The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“–

Review: La colpa ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ’ฅ

La colpa by Ghirghis Ramal My rating: 5 of 5 stars ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Una scrittura lucida e sorprendente per il caso letterario dell’anno.ย Sono certo che questo romanzo farร  parlare di sรฉ per la luciditร  di analisi e per le scottanti tematiche affrontate. Chi si cela dietro lo pseudonimo di Ghirghis Ramal รจ sicuramente un autore di grandissimo spessore e un’anima di eccezionale sensibilitร  letteraria, sociale e … Continue reading Review: La colpa ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ’ฅ