LA POSTA DEL CUORE di Marco Cavani Con prefazione di Natalia Aspesi Come tanti uomini maturi che si avventurano incautamente in relazioni anagraficamente squilibrate, Marco Cavani è stato appena piantato da una ventenne che gli ha fatto conoscere per la prima volta gli scotti dell’amore, che mai e poi maiContinua

 From June through September of 1692,hundreds of men and women were accused of witchcraft and sent to prison in Salem,  Massachusetts, North America.   Many remained in jail (= galera) for months without trials (= processi).  Nineteen were hanged (= impiccati) at Gallows Hill, a slope(= una rupe)  near SalemVillage.  An old manContinua

Young Goodman Brown(1835) by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a short story set in 17th century Puritan New England. One morning young Goodman Brown leaves Faith (=Fede), his wife and goes into the forest. There he finds the other people living in his town: they are all going to a clearing (=unContinua

The Scarlet Letter (1850)by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) is a novel set in Massachusetts, a settlement in North America where people followed the  Puritan  belief.  The story is about a young woman, Hester Prynne from Boston, who  is condemned publicly  for having committed adultery. She must stay on the scaffold ( = patibolo)Continua

During the 1860s two important innovations affected (= influenzarono) seriously fashion: the invention of the sewing machine (= macchina da cucire) and the synthetic dyes ( colorazioni sintetiche) which created intense colours. Besides fashion started being designed (= disegnati). In the same period the crinoline (= crinoline, sottogonna rigida cheContinua

Like in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and MS found in a Bottle by Edgar Allan Poe, Moby Dick by Herman Melville is the tale of a journey, a quest (= ricerca).The whale has taken on an incredible multiplicity of meanings over the course ofContinua