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Horcynus Orca 2022: Epic Group Read at The Untranslated Book Club

When I took a vacation in July 2019, I knew I was not going to travel anywhere. I wanted to use the free time to accomplish what I had been simultaneously longing and dreading to do for more than a … Continue reading

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Foremost of Noblewomen (Cima delle nobildonne) by Stefano D’Arrigo

Roughly in the middle of Stefano D’Arrigo’s second novel, Professor Amadeus Planika, a Stockholm-based expert in placentology, has a delirious vision. In the glass door of the veranda, he sees the reflection of three Rabbis from a Hasidic legend. There … 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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