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Gli attributi dell’umanità

Le parole hanno una funzione: propriamente quella di comunicare chi siamo e come ci sentiamo. Quando questo potere incommensurabile si deteriora, l’umanità è perduta, poiché non più in grado di trasmettere messaggi significativi, ma solo di ricavarli servendosi dell’inferenza. […]

I had a dream

I had a dream. That’s weird because I don’t always remember my dreams. Maybe I dreamed to be dreaming. I dreamed that the world could be trusted and there were many paths ahead of me, and I could take […]

Love begets love

Even when I was no more than a child, I liked writing. When a notebook was over, I gave it to my father and he passed it on to his colleague from Palermo. And he wrote a long letter […]

Sleep sickness

The first part of this story can be read here in Neapolitan, English, Italian, French, and Spanish. The Neapolitan and Italian version of this post can be found here. Francischiello’s mother was really distressed about the state of things: […]

Criteria

Life grants us many things, be they positive or negative. My belief is that we should resort to a unique rational criterion in order to assess them: would I subject myself to this? Would I subject my son? But […]

Ritrovamento

Ho ritrovato in un tiretto un vecchio libro di poesie in inglese. Mi sarebbe piaciuto trascriverlo su queste pagine; però ho pensato: com’è dozzinale! com’è sguaiato! com’è scorretto! E mi son chiesto se quando avrò durata l’eroica fatica e […]

Philosophical perspective

From a philosophical perspective, I was thinking that even the people who can command themselves have no guarantee whatsoever of being free and not being influenced by our society. Magari siete in una posizione di comando in quanto comandate […]

Francischiello e la malattia del sonno

Napulitano Italiano English Français Español Napulitano: Francischiello teneva ‘a malatìa d”o suonno. Nun durmeva. Erano cinche mise ca nun puteva azzeccà ll’uocchie. ‘O ssaccio già chello ca starrate dicenno: ‘stu crestiano avesse ‘a avuto ‘a murì si ‘overamente ‘e […]