Ferrara, the silent voice of stones : Chiara De Luca translated by Gray Sutherland
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Ferrara, the silent voice of stones : Chiara De Luca translated by Gray Sutherland

by Matteo Veronesi As Andrea Pagani wrote so eloquently a dozen years ago in Cartapesta, a lovely little magazine from Imola that now alas has folded (Cartapesta, No. 9, October-December 2003): “It would be hard to find a city more suited than Ferrara – one of D’Annunzio’s “cities of silence”, with its wide empty streets, its … Continua a leggere

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The Challenge of Socrates: A Reflection on Philosophy and the Polis
English Samgha/Essays/Philosophy

The Challenge of Socrates: A Reflection on Philosophy and the Polis

by Alexander Rosenthal Pubul* The clash between Socrates and the city of Athens which leads to his trial and death raises in the most dramatic possible form the fundamental question of the relationship between philosophy and politics.  What is the nature of this conflict? How was it that Socrates who sought virtue and wisdom above … Continua a leggere

All seems almost possible. Chiara De Luca translated by Gray Sutherland
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All seems almost possible. Chiara De Luca translated by Gray Sutherland

Chiara De Luca*   da La corolla del ricordo, Kolibris, 2009   È strano vedi come possa il vento liberare il cielo e alleggerire in volo le braccia degli alberi di nuovo genuflessi. Prigioniera in casa manca ancora tanta luce bevuta dal palazzo a pochi metri desertato, mentre sul terrazzo i panni giocano coi fili appesantiti … Continua a leggere

Eyes of the Jews in London: Dilshad Corleone
English Samgha/Fotografia/Interviste

Eyes of the Jews in London: Dilshad Corleone

di Teresa Caligiure I came from the outside, the rules of photography didn’t interest me… there were things you could do with a camera that you couldn’t do with any other medium… grain, contrast, blur, cock– eyed framing, eliminating or exaggerating grey tones and so on. I thought it would be good to show what’s … Continua a leggere

Towards the catastrophe.  Niccolò Machiavelli’s Mandragola between lack of morality and adaptation
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Towards the catastrophe. Niccolò Machiavelli’s Mandragola between lack of morality and adaptation

di Andrea Sartori*  The military and political events which upset Florence between the end of Quattrocento and the first decades of the sixteenth century, are part of Machiavelli’s motivation to write The Prince. Nonetheless, even his most celebrated theatrical work – the Mandragola – is deeply affected by the instability and the moral crisis of … Continua a leggere

Metapoetica. Scritture inedite di Davide Zizza
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Metapoetica. Scritture inedite di Davide Zizza

di Davide Zizza* Il sottile rumore del ticchettio della tastiera Il sottile rumore del ticchettio della tastiera. Olivetti Lettera 22. ‘Musica’… avrebbe detto qualcuno. Ipnosi… Il tuo pensiero mi sta di fianco e, dentro la mente, s’affolla l’alternativa per il migliore passo da scrivere. Ipnosi, e tutto il mondo cede sotto un viaggio degli occhi, per … Continua a leggere

A Recent Controversial Study on the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze
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A Recent Controversial Study on the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze

by Enrico Minardi Luisetti’s study on Gilles Deleuze’s thought (“Una vita. Pensiero selvaggio e filosofia dell’intensità”, Milano: Mimesis Edizioni, 2011, pp. 158), while challenging, might give the reader some cause of perplexity and even criticism. With a polemical verve, exhibited since the book’s beginning, the author reacts against the supposedly Deleuzian misinterpretation of two key … Continua a leggere

Italy from Without
English Samgha/Saggi/Segnalazioni

Italy from Without

di Giuseppe Gazzola*  There is no doubt that current debates on Italian national identity, and on the meaning of Italian history, are very lively; of late, these discussions have been effective in questioning the many clichés and many established paradigms concerning nationalism and nation-building. But it is equally true that reflections on Italian national identity … Continua a leggere

That man with the white hair. Gabriella Sica translated by Anthony Oldcorn
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That man with the white hair. Gabriella Sica translated by Anthony Oldcorn

 Gabriella Sica*   da Le lacrime delle cose, Moretti & Vitali, 2009 Seamus Seamus si chiama quell’uomo dai capelli candidi seduto quieto nella confusione di un aeroporto nel luogo degli attraversamenti fuori campo viene dalla campagna del Derry in Irlanda dal mondo verde dove la terra è terra e la poesia poesia per un invito: “piantatelo, … Continua a leggere

Poetry That Doesn’t Let Go: The Rhymes and Reasons of Paolo Febbraro
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Poetry That Doesn’t Let Go: The Rhymes and Reasons of Paolo Febbraro

Translated by Marco Sonzogni and Theodore Ell Paolo Febbraro has a very distinct and very strong voice. Reading his poetry is like looking at painting whose contours and characters become more defined and captivating the more one steps away from it. Febbraro draws one in deeper each time, his thoughts and his words seizing the … Continua a leggere

Tuning in to the Frequencies of Life: The Poetry of Fabiano Alborghetti
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Tuning in to the Frequencies of Life: The Poetry of Fabiano Alborghetti

Translations by Marco Sonzogni* Fabiano Alborghetti’s Directory of the Vulnerable (Il registro dei fragili. Bellinzona: Edizioni Casagrande, 2009, 75pp) is unusual in terms of style and content. With allusions to Dante and Pound, Alborghetti tells a story in 43 cantos. The almost hypnotic rhythm of these understated yet pressing texts lulls the reader into following an … Continua a leggere