Essays

Can liberal democracy survive?

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ROGAN WOLF Can liberal democracy survive our tumultuous, bewildering, frightening, dangerous times? As things stand, it seems not to be coping at all. It is surely in great danger of allowing and even encouraging the irresponsible and anti-social worst to…

Water Poems by Emily Dickinson

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EMILY DICKINSON In the Italian page Gabriella Mongardi analyzes Emily Dickinson’s poems focusing on the element ‘water’. Here are the poems quoted in her article. 107 ‘Twas such a little – little boat That toddled down the bay! ‘Twas such…

“Tree” by Richard Berengarten

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STEFANO MARIA CASELLA An essay on Tree by Richard Berengarten (Photo: Fiorenzo Calosso) Related articles: The Albero Project (Richard Berengarten’s Introduction) A Forest of Trees (versions in different languages) Concerning “Tree”: Twelve Propositions A Dendrology: Twelve Propositions For more articles…

A History of Haiku in Italy

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ANTONELLA FILIPPI A history of haiku in Italy.pdf On 28 June 2009 in Cascina Macondo, where the cultural association Cascina Macondo is based, the second Italian Conference of Haiky took place, with a lecture titled “Haiku in  the Japanese everyday life”…

The Ghost of the Mediterranean

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MARIO NICOLAO And I hear my secret sea flood in, my hushed inner sea (‘Cicadas’, FL 171) a Homage to Agnostos Nomolos The Mediterranean contains many ghosts under the ceaseless to-ing and fro-ing of its green-blue waves. The ghost of…

Belvedere 1963

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“Il Belvedere” is a magazine published in Mondovì from 1963 to 1993. Lorenzo Barberis examines the first volume.   Art images taken from  ”Il Belvedere” (1963).   Advertisements from “Il Belvedere” (1963) US Policy in “Il Belvedere” (1963): Kennedy and…