Karl Marx between consumerism and meditation

In my book Dear costumer, I write that Comrade Terapia, sifting through the analysis of the capitalist society operated by Marx, repeats the concept that relationships between people are mediated through goods, which are therefore not authentic. Listening him, there is the imperturbable and dopey cashier Vacca, for whom, with the word “Marx”, you can…

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So you want to be a writer, uh?

Translated by Emilia Maiella Art in human life has a fundamental function, whether it is an element of evasion or culture, it represents a gaze on the past, on the present and on the future. Creative expression helps to understand existence whose meaning often escapes. A few years ago, I wrote a post (The book…

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Is Facebook dying?

Facebook is dying. I am not talking about numerical issues that I assume to be thriving – recent surveys by industry experts confirm this because FB holds 77% of social network traffic, along with its sister companies Messenger, Whatsapp, and Instagram. The giant of Harward which characterized these years is fading into what is the…

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Bloggers and writers

Blogger or writer? I also ask myself the same. Technically, the blogger runs an online diary and writes posts, something similar to newspaper articles or rather comments on the news. More or less – because someone might contradict me – in the common imagination it is a definition pretty close to reality. The writer is…

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A writer should write less; better if nothing

Young writers are a species which receives endless tips for their work. It is unlikely to make a mistake given the countless book published so that these (young writers) have a clear road. Wise writers are unable to give up the edition of the creative writers for newcomers. We are a people of sailors, explorers,…

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How to stay writers without editors nor readers

Putting independent publications or small publishers in order in the ocean is a bold project, to say the least. There are a lot of websites, groups, associations, which aim to increase and spread the reading fever. In another post, I questioned myself whether there has ever been a thriving period in our country to read.…

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Le ventre de Paris

Le ventre de Paris of Emile Zola represented for me one of the most fulfilling moment of read-out, started and finished at Villa Lazzaroni, on Via Appia in Rome. I had completely canceled myself and from a park bench I lived the spell to find myself among the kiosks of the Halles and Parisian districts,…

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To life as it is

Everyone fights a sacred war for their social status. Anyone marks his/her territory to protect it from the cause of others who, if subsidized, would undermine that inviolable territory. I’m not talking about international issues or ordinary politics. I’m talking about life as Ii is. I’m talking about the unconscious ferocity of some subtle blackmail.…

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