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Elisabetta I secondo Hilaire Belloc

Cristina Vallaro (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

Il saggio che Hilaire Belloc diede alle stampe per la prima volta nel 1942 racconta la vicenda biografica, ma non solo, di Elisabetta Tudor, regina d’Inghilterra tra il 1558 e il 1603, ed esamina le circostanze che portarono la secondogenita di Enrico VIII al trono d’Inghilterra e la sostennero per tutto il suo lungo regno. 1,320 more words

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Why The Lives of the Saints May Alienate and Bore Us

Saints are supposed to be our heroes, individuals who’ve entered that spiritual journey we’re on, who have struggled and gained profound spiritual insights we can learn from and hopefully apply to our own lives. 1,324 more words


Keeping one's Brain in a Suitcase.  

The snag in being married to a person who knows more or less everything is that one gets hopelessly lazy. … I never look things up in books because all I need to do is ask him, and when he gives me the answers I don’t properly commit them to memory because I know if I forget all I have to do is to ask him again.

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Les Murray on Europe and Europa

Prof. Enrico Reggiani

Migrating between Europe and Europa? An interpretation of Les A. Murray’s “Sanskrit” (1972)

The perception and the representation of the so-called Old Continent by authors writing in English can often be seen as the result of complex migration dynamics, involving each time and/or alternatively cultural models of integration, intersection, division, opposition, … 350 more words

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Il “ciclista” #Camurri s’ingrippa sulle ferrovie (inglesi)

Prof. Enrico Reggiani

Mentre sono impegnato nell’ormai inutile tentativo di “mettere in ordine le sudatissime carte” (viste le temperature milanesi di questi giorni mi pare metafora azzeccata…), mi ricapita in mano (anzi, tra le grinfie) un frammentino spiritosetto e saccente del buon… 281 more words

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Epoca shakespeariana la nostra? Magari...

Prof. Enrico Reggiani

“Ci vorrebbe un nuovo Shakespeare”, titola Flavia #Foradini un pezzo-intervista a Thomas #Ostermeier, “regista tedesco fra i più apprezzati della generazione dei cinquantenni” ( 432 more words

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An underlying topic for me for the last three years has been a high respect and love for Catholic writers. Dante obviously, if anyone has kept up with the blog. 303 more words