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Lorenza Mazzetti Re-covered

Lucy Scholes, The Paris Review, 2020. In 1956, in a central London café, Lindsay Anderson, Karel Reisz, Tony Richardson, and…

Truth of Dare?

Farah Abdessamad. The new English translation of Impostures from Basra-born Al-Harīrī (aka the Arab poet known as Abū Muhammad al-Qāsim…

Night on Earth

Rodogno paints a broad picture of Western humanitarian organizations’ activities in the Near East after World War One, in particular…

The Last Muslim of Italy

David Abulafia During Dante’s lifetime, the only Muslim city on the Italian peninsula ceased to exist. Dante does not mention…

Bashing Micól

It is never easy to reconcile literary works with their theatrical adaptations. Even more so when the work in question…

La iente de Zion

La iente de Zion is a Jewish liturgical poem composed for the observance of the fast of the 9th day…

My Betrayed Garden

But what most displeased me, personally, was that my characters were used so freely, with so little reference to my…

Formiggini’s Talking Cards

A brilliant publisher, Formiggini started running his business in the first decade of the twentieth century in his hometown of…

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