Edmondo De Amicis – L’infermiere di Tata – Audiobook – Audiolibro – MP3 – Lettura di Valerio Di Stefano

La mattina d’un giorno piovoso di marzo, un ragazzo vestito da campagnuolo, tutto inzuppato d’acqua e infangato, con un involto di panni sotto il braccio, si presentava al portinaio dell’Ospedale maggiore di Napoli e domandava di suo padre, presentando una lettera. Aveva un bel viso ovale d’un bruno pallido, gli occhi pensierosi e due grosse • Leggi tutto »

Edmondo De Amicis – Il piccolo scrivano fiorentino – Audiobook – MP3 – Lettura di Valerio Di Stefano

Faceva la quarta elementare. Era un grazioso fiorentino di dodici anni, nero di capelli e bianco di viso, figliuolo maggiore d’un impiegato delle strade ferrate, il quale, avendo molta famiglia e poco stipendio, viveva nelle strettezze. Suo padre lo amava ed era assai buono e indulgente con lui: indulgente in tutto fuorché in quello che • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – Printing and Printers

(Pall Mall Gazette, November 16, 1888.) Nothing could have been better than Mr. Emery Walker’s lecture on Letterpress Printing and Illustration, delivered last night at the Arts and Crafts.  A series of most interesting specimens of old printed books and manuscripts was displayed on the screen by means of the magic-lantern, and Mr. Walker’s explanations • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – Sculpture of the Arts and Crafts

(Pall Mall Gazette, November 9, 1888.) The most satisfactory thing in Mr. Simonds’ lecture last night was the peroration, in which he told the audience that ‘an artist cannot be made.’  But for this well-timed warning some deluded people might have gone away under the impression that sculpture was a sort of mechanical process within • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – Mr. Morris or Tapestry

(Pall Mall Gazette, November 2, 1888.) Yesterday evening Mr. William Morris delivered a most interesting and fascinating lecture on Carpet and Tapestry Weaving at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition now held at the New Gallery.  Mr. Morris had small practical models of the two looms used, the carpet loom where the weaver sits in front • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – Arts at Willi’s Room

(Sunday Times, December 25, 1887.) Accepting a suggestion made by a friendly critic last week, Mr. Selwyn Image began his second lecture by explaining more fully what he meant by literary art, and pointed out the difference between an ordinary illustration to a book and such creative and original works as Michael Angelo’s fresco of • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – The American Invasion

(Court and Society Review, March 23, 1887.) A terrible danger is hanging over the Americans in London.  Their future and their reputation this season depend entirely on the success of Buffalo Bill and Mrs. Brown-Potter.  The former is certain to draw; for English people are far more interested in American barbarism than they are in • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – Keats Sonnet on Blue

(Century Guild Hobby Horse, July 1886.) During my tour in America I happened one evening to find myself in Louisville, Kentucky.  The subject I had selected to speak on was the Mission of Art in the Nineteenth Century, and in the course of my lecture I had occasion to quote Keats’s Sonnet on Blue as • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – More Radical Ideas Upon Dress Reform

(Pall Mall Gazette, November 11, 1884.) I have been much interested at reading the large amount of correspondence that has been called forth by my recent lecture on Dress.  It shows me that the subject of dress reform is one that is occupying many wise and charming people, who have at heart the principles of • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – Woman’s Dress

(Pall Mall Gazette, October 14, 1884.) Mr. Oscar Wilde, who asks us to permit him ‘that most charming of all pleasures, the pleasure of answering one’s critics,’ sends us the following remarks:— The ‘Girl Graduate’ must of course have precedence, not merely for her sex but for her sanity: her letter is extremely sensible.  She • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – Miscellaneous Aphorisms

EText-No. 33979 Title: Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man Author: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 Language: English Link: 3/3/9/7/33979/33979-h/33979-h.htm EText-No. 33979 Title: Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man Author: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 Language: English Link: 3/3/9/7/33979/33979-8.txt Link: 3/3/9/7/33979/33979.txt Link: cache/generated/33979/pg33979.txt.utf8 EText-No. 33979 Title: Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man Author: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 Language: English Link: 3/3/9/7/33979/33979-h.zip • Leggi tutto »

Giovanni Verga – Frammento IV

Mi sembra ancora di vederla quella figura sconvolta, uomo o donna, non so. Rammento solo due occhi pazzi e una bocca spalancata, enorme, urlando forse nel gridìo generale, nera anch’essa, ma di un pallore cadaverico. Dibattevasi per farsi largo nella ressa dei profughi giunti con le prime corse, che si accavallavano sul balcone del Municipio • Leggi tutto »

Giovanni Verga – Una capanna e il tuo cuore

La capanna stavolta era l’Albergo della Stella. Quando vi giunsi, fra quelle quattro case arrampicate in cima al monte, dopo una giornata afosa nelle bassure della zolfara, mi parve di essere davvero nelle stelle, all’ombra della tettoia sgangherata che faceva da angiporto. – Una stanza? – uscì a dire l’ostessa asciugandosi il sugo di pomidoro • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – Life the Fallacious Model

Art begins with abstract decoration, with purely imaginative and pleasurable work dealing with what is unreal and non-existent.  This is the first stage.  Then Life becomes fascinated with this new wonder, and asks to be admitted into the charmed circle.  Art takes life as part of her rough material, recreates it, and refashions it in • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – The Quality of George Meredith

Ah!  Meredith!  Who can define him?  His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning.  As a writer he has mastered everything except language: as a novelist he can do everything, except tell a story: as an artist he is everything except articulate.  Somebody in Shakespeare—Touchstone, I think—talks about a man who is always breaking • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – The Ballad of Reading Gaol

In memoriam of C. T. W. Sometimes trooper of The Royal Horse Guards Obiit H.M. Prison Reading, Berkshire July 7th, 1896 I He did not wear his scarlet coat, For blood and wine are red, And blood and wine were on his hands When they found him with the dead, The poor dead woman whom • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – The Grosvenor Gallery 1879

(Saunders’ Irish Daily News, May 5, 1879.) While the yearly exhibition of the Royal Academy may be said to present us with the general characteristics of ordinary English art at its most commonplace level, it is at the Grosvenor Gallery that we are enabled to see the highest development of the modern artistic spirit as • Leggi tutto »

Oscar Wilde – The Tomb of Keats

(Irish Monthly, July 1877.) As one enters Rome from the Via Ostiensis by the Porta San Paolo, the first object that meets the eye is a marble pyramid which stands close at hand on the left. There are many Egyptian obelisks in Rome—tall, snakelike spires of red sandstone, mottled with strange writings, which remind us • Leggi tutto »