Text Émile Zola. The writer published an article in 1865 on Le Messager de l’Europe of Saint Petersburg. He anticipated the decay of the culture of his time: to make room for news and art and leisure section the literature was moved from the front pages to the last ones of the journal. Everything that is already our reality.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, spent the last years of his life in Hollywood to write screenplays for the cinema: not one was ever made into a film. Infidelity, describes the couple’s crisis, the cooling of the relationship, the boredom of life together and the shattering of a dream of love.
A first by Sinclair Lewis, he had won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel in 1926, but refused to collect it, with a letter which we are publishing here for the first time in Italy. Sinclair, to date, is the only writer to have refused the Pulitzer. He certainly didn’t decline the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930.
Text Gian Paolo Serino. I dreamed we were in a George Michael video. Angelica and I dressed as in the Golden Age, while people looked at us. We are untouchable in our gaucheness that everyone sees as magnificent. You seek out for a safe harbour in your past. There are no safe harbours. You can only dock on the open sea.
Text Lina Sotis. Fino al 2010 a ogni desiderio corrispondeva un volto, un nome, un cellulare di chi te lo poteva realizzare. I vecchi leoni della società dell’essere e del benessere sono andati tutti in pensione, i giovani leoni non hanno ancora preso il potere, forse perché nell’epoca del precariato quel potere non esiste più.
Text Cesare Cunaccia. A cocktail of unpredictability and divisive delirium, touching mystical spheres, and kabuki, which blows up the concise choreography of the Sanremo Festival. Mina who always nailed her recordings first take, confident, without hesitation. Mina who understood it all.