Aeneas

A masterpiece of literature is great when it manages to bring vivid and powerful images out of the conscience of the reader. So in the Aeneid, the first image that appears to my mind is Neptune scolding the two winds for having profaned his kingdom of water … Virgil’s Aeneid explores the fleeting boundary between … Continued

Women 2 drive

  1810 a.C. Hammurabi 1375 a.C. Akhenaton 950 a.C. Omero 580 a.C. Pitagora 551 a.C. Confucio 428 a.C. Platone 69 a.C. Cleopatra 350 Ipazia 598 Brahmagupta 980 Avicenna 1122 Eleonora d’Aquitania 1170 Fibonacci 1181 San Francesco 1265 Dante Alighieri 1347 Santa Caterina da Siena 1400 Gutenberg 1412 Giovanna d’Arco 1452 Leonardo da Vinci 1474 Isabella … Continued

Azkaban, Harry Potter

Per me la Rowling ha trovato un fuoco acceso, scrivendo la saga di HP. Il mio libro preferito è il terzo, il prigioniero di Azkaban, dove arrivano per la prima volta i dissennatori e Harry riesce a produrre il suo patronus a forma di cervo e così a salvare se stesso e Sirius Black (grazie … Continued

Ulysses

Ulysses has tattooed on himself everything that has happened and also that will happen after: Polyphemus, Circe, the sirens, the return to Ithaca … Pythagoras, Aeneas, Dante, Orlando, Romeo & Juliet, Don Quijote, Newton, Pinocchio, Treasure Island, Charles Darwin, Sherlock Holmes, Albert Einstein, Bilbo Baggins, Alan Turing, Luke Skywalker, Pacman, The Alchemist, Harry Potter, Tim … Continued

Peter Pan

Peter Pan was born in 1904 as a theatrical play and the text is a real masterpiece, much more mysterious and magical than the fictionalized reduction that Barrie himself later did. When the writer was 7, his older brother David died in a frozen lake. That tragedy affected Barrie’s life and became a recurring thought … Continued

Treasure Island

… it is a book full of wind, imagination, adventure, childhood Antonio Tabucchi Treasure Island is one of the books that push me to be reread every now and then, as well as the Rampant Baron, The Hobbit, Pinocchio … Treasure Island is all in Jim Hawkins inside the barrel of apples, from which he … Continued

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