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Kaotic Summa (Summa kaòtica) and Kaotic Remainder (Resta kaòtica) by Ventura Ametller

Ventura Ametller is the pen name of Bonaventura Clavaguera Clavaguera, a successful veterinarian, and a towering presence in Catalan literature that sadly remains not well-known even among Catalan-speaking readers. As of now, all his works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction … Continue reading

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Sicilian Code (Codice siciliano) by Stefano D’Arrigo

Before becoming a novelist, Stefano D’Arrigo was an accomplished poet. His first and only poetry collection was more than the acorn from which the giant oak tree of Horcynus Orca eventually grew. Reading Sicilian Code, I wondered what could have … Continue reading

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Attila (Atila) by Aliocha Coll

Aliocha Coll was only forty-two when he took his own life in Paris, on November 15, 1990. Shortly before his death, he sent to his literary agent Carmen Balcells the manuscript of his last novel Attila, the book after whose … Continue reading

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