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Rock novel

The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you All the money we made them make was ending up in little black boxes, then mounted on those fucking American bombers to bomb that fucking North Vietnam. I would have preferred the Mafia to Decca Records.       Keith Richards said it, when he found out…

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Andy Warhol

  The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   Back from the exhibition on Warhol at Palazzo Cipolla in Via del Corso in Rome (last day yesterday, one hour in line), I was left fascinated by his figure. In my opinion, Andy represents the artist of the future by antonomasia, he proclaimed and…

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Karl Marx between consumerism and meditation

      A gift for you: DEAR CUSTOMER     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…

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So you want to be a writer, uh?

    The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   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…

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Is Facebook dying?

    A gift for you: DEAR CUSTOMER   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…

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A writer should write less; better if nothing

  A gift for you: DEAR CUSTOMER   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…

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How to stay writers without editors nor readers

    The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   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…

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Le ventre de Paris

      A gift for you: DEAR CUSTOMER   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…

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To life as it is

      The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   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…

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Enrico Mattioli