Defending Street Art

 Allow me to go against an important prejudice; there is more to Street Art than graffiti.  The first reason is technical in nature; installations, stencils, stickers, all these techniques are used in street art, whose definition cannot be reduced to “improvised drawing with spray paint”. The second reason is conceptual; Street Art is a direct relative…

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A Novel Comparison: To Kill a Mockingbird and The Name of the Rose

To Kill a Mockingbird and The Name of the Rose are apparently two very different novels. Nonetheless, they share a layered structure, managed through the first-person observation of a very young onlooker who incidentally becomes the protagonist of a coming-of-age novel. Scout and Adso are witnesses of the talent, moral integrity and yet ultimately also of the defeat…

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From the Vampire to the Werewolf – The Wolf Leader by Alexandre Dumas

The name of Alexandre Dumas is universally associated with his most famous works, like The Three Musketeers or The Count of Montecristo: less known is his The Wolf Leader, a booklet placing him with the first authors to draw the figure of the werewolf in modern literature. This short novel, much like Polidori’s The Vampyre, contributed greatly to the creation…

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