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Il Duo Diabolico

Posted on 22. Jul, 2015 by in Italian Language

By Serena, with English translation by Geoff E’ silenziosissimo, il Duo Diabolico, non ti accorgi assolutamente della sua presenza finché, all’improvviso, non senti il twang della chitarra. Allora ti volti e li vedi tutti e due lì, avvinghiati in una morsa d’acciaio che compiono acrobazie degne dei più grandi atleti di lotta greco-romana. Il loro […]

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A Hot Summer’s Afternoon In Italy

Posted on 20. Jul, 2015 by in Literature

Today, as is our custom, we got up at six o’clock and, after a quick breakfast, set off for a walk in the early morning freshness. As we walked up the mountain road towards the picturesque village of Pracchiola, constantly surrounded by the strident screeching of cicadas, I gazed up at the intense blue cloudless […]

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My Father’s War–Part 2

Posted on 15. Jul, 2015 by in History, Italian Language

I recently began writing about my father’s personal experience of the Second World War in North Africa. If you haven’t yet read part 1 yet you can find here. Born in Benghazi, Libya, in 1921, my father was drafted into the Italian militia as soon as Italy entered the war in June 1940. Here’s the […]

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