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Relationship in Reading | Le Otto Montagne

Relationship in Reading | Le Otto Montagne

Le Otto Montagne by Paolo Cognetti Le Otto Montagne is the last book by Paolo Cognetti who wins the 2017 Premio Strega, the young Italian author who is recently gaining relevant success. Pietro and his family live in Milan, but they love the mountains where each year they spend summer. It’s on holiday, in a(…)

Relationship in Reading| Of Mice and Men

Relationship in Reading| Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men is a novel written by the American author John Steinbeck’s in 1937. The hard-to-read aura that accompanies the book is mostly due to the author’s famous fame, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. The novel’s style is simple; using the language of the(…)

Magic Tales – Pippi Longstocking

Magic Tales – Pippi Longstocking

  Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking   From the novel by the Swedish author dating back to 1945 to the Seventies TV series, Pippi Longstocking’s image has nowadays its own life and has become a part of our imagination as a symbol of independence and outside the norms extravagance. Pippi has what it takes to be part of the rebel girls, she(…)

Magic in Reading | The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Magic in Reading | The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz   Oscar Wao is a teenager forced to face the challenges of being constantly mocked by peers for his weight and for his little savoir-faire with girls. He is the typical nerd who spends his days playing role-playing games and writing the novel that will make(…)

Magic Tales – The Wizard of Oz

Magic Tales – The Wizard of Oz

Magic Tales – The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz is a journey, through which Dorothy discovers magic while she tries to come back home. “There is no place like home.” This is the greatest discovery of  Dorothy at the end of her journey, when thanks to magic she understands that the happy place she(…)

Magic in Reading | We Have Always Lived in The Castle

Magic in Reading | We Have Always Lived in The Castle

  We Have Always Lived in The Castle by Shirley Jackson Since Charles had taken my occupation for Tuesday morning I had nothing to do. I wondered about going down to the creek, but I had no reason to suppose that the creek would even be there, since I never visited it on Tuesday mornings; […]”. We(…)

Magic in Reading | Wide Sargasso Sea

Magic in Reading | Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys “Above all I hated her. For she belonged to the magic and the loveliness. She had left me thirsty and all my life would be thirst and longing for what I had lost before I found it.” Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) is the novel byJean Rhys, the British author(…)

Month of Poetry | E. Dickinson

Month of Poetry | E. Dickinson

Emily Dickinson A lonely voice silently hollowing in herself and looking into life’s eyes, questioning uninterruptedly about the infinite issues of the human being. In this poem Emily Dickinson gives one of the most beautiful answers to questions about the nature of love, with her delicate and inexorable speech. Una voce solitaria che scava dentro se stessa silenziosamente e(…)

Month of poetry | W. Szymborska

Month of poetry | W. Szymborska

Wisława Szymborska The greatness of the poetic voice lies in the amazing ability to be both timeless and part of our daily life. Wislawa Szymborska, with the power of a clear and clean speech, still resonates to us as a novelty. Today we rediscover one of the most famous and universally loved poems of her. La(…)