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

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
English Samgha/Saggi/Teatro

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
English Samgha/Poesia

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