The books of the sea

«We do not associate the idea of antiquity with the ocean, nor wonder how it looked a thousand years ago, as we do of the land, for it was equally wild and unfathomable always. The Indians have left no traces on its s... Read more

Jack Kerouac

Kerouac is the most famous native son of Lowell, Massachusetts. During the period in New York City, Kerouac became friends with the poet Allen Ginsberg and the novelist William Burroughs, as well as Herbert Huncke and... Read more

Franz Kafka

Novelist and short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism and the fantastic, typically features isolated protagonists faced by b... Read more

Gianni Rodari

Born on 23 October 1920, Giovanni Rodari, was an Italian writer and poet specializing in children's literature. Translated into many languages, he was the only Italian to win the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Pr... Read more

The xylography

Xylography didn't appear in print in English until 1816, but it is linked to printing practices that are much older. In fact, the oldest known printed works (from Japan and China in the 8th and 9th centuries) were mad... Read more

The adventures of Pinocchio

Centuries ago there lived... «A king!" my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thi... Read more