Magic Realism

Giuseppe Conte and Angelina Jolie-Lips and Prose

Giuseppe Conte~Italy

However, in that same period there began to stir in him the first signs of love that, different from the first,
few if any would have experienced. As a boy, Umber began to isolate the characters from the pages of his books and to fantasize about them, dream of them, spend hours and hours of his day with them.
Then he just carried on with …

Anybody Have the Time?

The Tartar Steppe by Dino Buzzati is one of Italy’s best existential novels that also makes a strong statement about militarism. Imprisonment is the current theme at Salonica and Buzzati gives us that and much more in a dreary, fatalistic novel set in a barren desert. Giovanni Drogo, excited about his first real assignment with…