Dino Buzzati

I wish you to walk with me, in a Sunday of spring, the grey sky and a few of the older leaves of the year before dragged through the streets by the wind, in the suburbs. In such quarters ofthen rises melancholy and de... Read more

Antique Prints

There are many different types of 19th century (or earlier) antique prints. They can generally be divided into two classes: those made from metal printing plates and those made from stones. From metal plates we get en... Read more

The Magi

After they heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming... Read more

The faboulous Sixities

In the early 1960s, the process of industrialization in Western countries was strengthened, under the pressure of American capitalism. Europe is witnessing a new experimental phase and the birth of numerous avant... Read more

J.R.R. Tolkien

Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing th... Read more

Great Expectations with Charles Dickens

"Out of my thoughts! You are part of my existence, part of myself. You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in e... Read more

Winter is the time for good reads

This morning, Winter is rubbing its cloudy back on the school’s window panes, like an old grey cat:it plays magic tricks with the fog, it makes houses disappear and reappear; with its snow paws, it whitens the ground ... Read more

Fratelli Alinari, images from the world

In 1852 the brothers Leopoldo, Giuseppe and Romualdo Alinari set up a photographic laboratory in the heart of Florence. Over time, the company will become a leader in photographic publishing both nationally and intern... Read more

Alda Merini

Birth is the best event in our lives. In the natural body of being there is all the unfolding of what he will be tomorrow, of the loves he will encounter, of the sweaters, of his personal cinisms, until his death. At ... Read more

A light Autumn breeze...

The sky was clear and serene. As the sun rose behind the mountain, its rays brightened the opposite summits, and thence rapidly spread themselves over the declivities and valleys; a light autumn breeze played through ... Read more

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849). Among the most significant stages of his career, it is worth mentioning the publication of Tamerlane and Other Poems in 1827, followed by Al Aaraaf (1829) and the fa... Read more

The road goes ever on and on...

“Good Morning!" said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat. "What do ... Read more