Giovanni Verga

Giovanni Verga: La Lupa

GIOVANNI VERGA – Era alta, magra, aveva soltanto un seno fermo e vigoroso da bruna — e pure non era più giovane — era pallida come se avesse sempre addosso la malaria, e su quel pallore […]

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Edmondo De Amicis: L’amore dei libri

EDMONDO DE AMICIS – Un tale, tempo fa, scrisse contro la pessima abitudine di moltissimi italiani, i quali benché siano dediti alla lettura e possano spendere, non comprano mai un libro. Le cagioni di quest’abitudine di […]

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Carlo Dossi: I Lettori

CARLO DOSSI – No, mi diceva jer l’altro un bizzarrìssimo amico, tu non vedrài mai nelle vetrine un mio libro. Se avessi a scrìvere, scriverèi per divertire mè solo, non volendo ingannare nè gli altri […]

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov: Such is Fame!

ANTON CHEKHOV – The passenger of the first class, who had just finished dinner, in the railway station, was a trifle drowsy; he lay down upon the velvet sofa, stretched himself out with a grunt […]

Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo)

Koizumi Yakumo / Lafcadio Hearn: Horai

KOIZUMI YAKUMO / LAFCADIO HEARN – Blue vision of depth lost in height,—sea and sky interblending through luminous haze. The day is of spring, and the hour morning. Only sky and sea,—one azure enormity… In the […]

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield: The Wind Blows

KATHERINE MANSFIELD — Suddenly—dreadfully—she wakes up. What has happened? Something dreadful has happened. No—nothing has happened. It is only the wind shaking the house, rattling the windows, banging a piece of iron on the roof […]

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Georg Brandes: Why should we read?

GEORG BRANDES – A few years ago several European newspapers offered prizes for a list of the best one hundred books for a first-class library. The answers poured in: the Bible and “Robinson Crusoe,” Homer […]

D. H. Lawrence

Giovanni Verga / Lawrence: Liberty

GIOVANNI VERGA / (Lawrence) – They unfurled a red-white-and-green handkerchief from the church-tower, they rang the bells in a frenzy, and they began to shout in the village square, “Hurray for liberty!” Like the sea in […]

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