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 […]

Autori e Lettori Vari

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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