Salman Rushdie takes the reader on a wild journey through a country on the brink of moral and spiritual collapse. "Quichotte" (Mondadori editions) is a novel that succeeds in recounting the total and shattered madness of life in a world that has lost touch with reality, in which facts are almost always indiscernible from fiction: Rushdie talks about it to Paolo Bertinetti.
We all have our least familiar, the tempted language that we speak with our mother, and then there is the language that propels us into the world, and perhaps makes us part of a nation.
With "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" (La Nave di Teseo editions), the poet Ocean Vuong tells the story of both. Here Claudia Durastanti talks about identity and possible transformations within a life.
Bret Easton Ellis
Giuseppe Culicchia interviews Bret Easton Ellis, starting from his latest book: "White".
Telling Jaffa is, for Suad Amiry, a journey to her roots, without which it is not possible to understand what is happening in these days about the question of Israel and Palestine. And, at the same time, it is a reflection about cities, complex systems then as now: the center of problems, wars, revolutions and solutions.
With Paola Caridi.
Donald Trump's victory has undermined the value system of the privileged classes. Between the desire for self-preservation and the illusion of refinement, the elites told by Leavitt reacted as best they could: by moving to Venice, asking Siri how to assassinate the president.
With Paolo Di Paolo.
Human life is being remodeled very quickly due to artificial intelligence and automation, a revolution that will have consequences on work, and on culture, of a scale never seen before. This is explained by Richard Baldwin, one of the most authoritative scholars on the subject, former professor at MIT and Columbia University.
The environmental emergency, the woman's voices, the ability to look to the past to foreshadow a future that collects and amplifies the ferocity of history. These are the themes dear to Margaret Atwood, whose second novel Ponte alle Grazie has just re-published, "Surfacing".
Endangered species, disappearing ecosystems and a virus that infects the whole planet. The temptation to indulge in catastrophic thinking is strong, but Donna Haraway (author of "Chthulucene", NOT - Nero editions) looks for other ways, revealing herself to be one of the most fertile and audacious scholars: in this conversation with Claudia Durastanti and Loredana Lipperini she tells us which words will take us out of the crisis, thanks to the forces of feminism and science fiction.