“The gods,” the artist said, “pleasure themselves with men by rummaging through their lives, wounding their bodies with their darts of pain, denying man the ability to be near them, yet they still make us love them and feel the thrill of immortality.”
It is the story of life, the metaphor of human pettiness and the reactions linked to them. A journey along the short but intense parabola of an artist painter who finds himself projected (by chance) into a world of lights and lust. Checkpoint Charlie is the limit, the line that not everyone wants to cross, where there is no return except after selling the soul to the devil.
“What is your job?” The artist asked. “Undertaker” he said. Twenty-five years of work, and he’d certainly buried a lot of people. He dug the grave and if necessary, undressed and redressed the body. They pay for everything. “Do the dead stink?” “Yes, a great deal.” “Animals don’t have cemeteries. Why is it that, in your opinion?”
Michele Iacono offers us reasons to reflect, on the limits that the common moral sense imposes. It retraces Italy in its most beautiful cities telling us the limits that some of us have decided or have been forced to face. The Artist presents itself as new air on the American market after its release in Italian under the title Checkpoint Charlie. Published by Hoffmann & Hoffmann and distributed by Ingram.
This new edition of Huneker’s book that saw his first appearance in 1909, is wholly devoted to those modern poets, philosophers and prose masters whose writings embody the individualistic idea as opposed to altruistic and socialistic sentiments.
Amply discussed are Stendhal, whose cult, recently revived on the Continent, is steadily growing; Maurice Barres, French Academician; Anatole France, blithe pagan and delicious ironist; Max Stimer, the forerunner of Nietzsche; The mystics, Ernest Hello new to American readers and William Blake. Much new historical material can be found in the studies of Charles Baudelaire and Gustave Flaubert.
The hitherto unpublished letter of the novelist, along with an original page proof of “Madame Bovary,” corrected by his own hand, will prove of interest to his admirers. That brilliant virtuoso of the French language, J. K. Huysmans, forms the subject of a chapter, while certain phases of Nietzsche, including his famous published biography, “Ecce Homo”, and Ibsen dramas, are also subjects of discussion. Altogether the book represents the most mature critical and analytical thought of the author applied to some of the most interesting literary characters in the modern Europe of 1909.
In Vino Veritart is a journey through the multi-artistic genius of Roberto Sironi and the poetic sensibility of Mariagrazia Pia. A journey through the world of wine and its love drifts through colors and images imbued with tannic emotions, sometimes tender, sensual and dreamy. It is an original work in a visionary and futuristic artistic form where the talent of the writer is combined with the skill of the painter.
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