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

Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari was an Italian artist, designer and inventor who contributed fundamentals to man fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism and concrete ar... Read more

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez, known as Gabo, was considered one of most significant authors of the 20th century. In 1982 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Gabo wrote mani acclaimed non-ficti... Read more

Magic Realism

Coined in the 1920s by German critic Franz Roh, the term "Magic Realism" meant a post-expressionist German pictorial movement, later extended into literature, often associated with the literary boom in Latin America i... Read more

Victor Hugo

This book, Les Misérables, is no less your mirror than ours. Certain men, certain castes, rise in revolt against this book, – I understand that. Mirrors, those revealers of the truth, are hated; that does not prevent ... Read more