Comparative Literature — Its Current Situation and Theoretical Perplexities

Professor Saussy has a range of scholarly interests, including Chinese poetry, literature, aesthetics, and culture. His published articles explore a wide variety of topics such as Chinese musicology, the history of the idea of oral literature, Haitian literature, health care for the poor and contemporary art. In his first book, The Problem of a Chinese … Continue reading Comparative Literature — Its Current Situation and Theoretical Perplexities

Sprachen Kolonialismus

German version by Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano; © (2017) Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano Ich mag die französische Sprache auch, aber es gibt einen besonderen Grund, weil mir die Franzosen noch mehr gefallen, oder besser: Ich bin ein Franzosenfreund, weil sie es nicht erlauben ihren Geist durch die englischen Sprachenkolonisten zu vergiften und nutzbar zu machen, … Continue reading Sprachen Kolonialismus

It stinks to the heavens!

By Dominik Laska; Mittwoch, 9. August 2017. TagesZeitung; Pag. 2; English version from the German by J.D. Ian Barton & Dr Salvatore Ivan Italiano; © (2017) Lawinwordsblog.com The car manufacturers are now offering bonuses whereby you can scrap your stinking old diesel and buy a new model. For example 5,000 Euros for a new Golf. Are … Continue reading It stinks to the heavens!

Do you still love Charles Dickens?

Written by J.D. Ian Barton & Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano; © (2017) Lawinwordsblog.com Once upon a time a blind date told me about his love for Tolstoy and I thought - wow, great! While I immediately conjured up my beloved Anna Karenina he went on to describe War and Peace as a great work. I … Continue reading Do you still love Charles Dickens?

Trauern um die MINIBAR

German version by Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano; © (2017) Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano In einem EasyJet Flugmagazin (17. Juli 2017) von Mailand-Malpensa nach München, habe ich folgende rühmende Ode zur Minibar gelesen. Die Angelegenheit ist so ernst, dass ich beschlossen habe diese im Blog zu veröffentlichen. Bitte, nehmen Sie deshalb Platz, denn …… die MINIBAR … Continue reading Trauern um die MINIBAR

Paradise Lost ‘translated more often in last 30 years than previous 300’

Global study finds Milton’s verse epic rendered in languages from Tamil to Tongan, and argues interest is linked to social turmoil and political revolutions  Alison Flood; Thursday 20 July 2017 06.01 BST Three hundred and fifty years after it was first published, John Milton’s epic revolutionary poem about the fall of man, Paradise Lost, continues … Continue reading Paradise Lost ‘translated more often in last 30 years than previous 300’

Dark Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

Written by Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano; © (2017) Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano This article begins to explore the Love Stories of the mismatched (1) couples such as Vampires and Werewolves and related Love Stories of all the possible lovely monsters inhabiting any possible Dark Fantasy and Paranormal Planet. Taking stock of the main and known Characters … Continue reading Dark Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

Music and Poetry in dialogue

English Version by Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano. Written by Giuseppe Liberto (Chiusa Sclafani, 21 August 1943). He is an Italian priest, choral director, and composer. He was director of the Choir of the Sistine Chapel 1997-2010.  Music and Poetry in dialogue? I refer to the famous quote of Pascal: le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point (1). We … Continue reading Music and Poetry in dialogue

Ad Memoriam del Minibar

Italian rendering from the English by Dr Salvatore Ivan Italiano; © (2017) Lawinwordsblog.com Premessa - sul volo EasyJet del 17 luglio 2017, da Milano Malpensa in direzione Monaco di Baviera, leggo la dedica accorata di Stuart Heritage che in un articolo della rivista di bordo dedica in onore dell’eroe degli Hotel di tutto il mondo: il … Continue reading Ad Memoriam del Minibar