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BLOG by Angelo ParaticoMINIMA ORIENTALIA

Angelo's blog A book which was popular during the Cold War years. Angelo's blog

There is a book published in 1970 which was very popular when I was a boy but has since disappeared from the libraries. The author was Andrej Alekseevich Amalrik (1938 – 1980) a Soviet dissident and the title of that small book was Will the…

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BLOG by Giovanni OffedduA LIFE LONGER

Giovanni's blog Artificial spleen could cure Ebola and HIV Angelo's blog

Ebola was recently classified as a top priority emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO): the virus has already killed thousands of people in west and central Africa, and a vaccine is not yet available, raising concerns about its spread to other areas of the…

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BLOG by Ciriaco OffedduLITERATURE & ANYWHERE NEAR

Angelo's blog Marzia, from Mars Angelo's blog

We have to go back to 1963 and zoom in on the ‘crime scene:’ southern Europe, Mediterranean Sea, Italy. On the west of the Italian peninsula, under the French Corsica Island you can find a bigger island, Sardinia. It is hidden, always under or beside,…

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BLOG by Paola CaronniSHRAPNELS OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Paola's blog Of Nursery Rhymes and the Ethics of Ghost-Writing Angelo's blog

Talking recently to a very dear friend about how much one should disclose of himself in his writings, he jokingly mentioned that probably he should write nursery rhymes, to ‘hide’ himself from some of my ‘meticulous analyses of his works. I told him that nursery…

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BLOG by Gianni CrivellerBOOKS DO MORE THAN WORDS

Gianni's blog Suffering and Studying Melancholy – An awarded article Angelo's blog

Recently the US Catholic Press Association has awarded me the first place in the Best Essay – Mission Magazines, Overseas and At Home category for the essay “The Melancholy of the Missionaries”. The article was published in the bimonthly magazine PIME World on Jan/Feb 2013.…

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BLOG by IWAITALIAN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

Italian Women's Association's blog The role of the Italian women in HK
by Michela Bardotti and Paola Caronni
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The Italian Women’s Association (a registered charity in Hong Kong) and Beyond Thirty-nine are starting their collaboration today, with this very first article. We are sure that there will be many more interesting contributions to follow and that our members will have a lot to…

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BLOG by Juan José MoralesREADING FROM EAST TO WEST

Angelo's blog On the Same Boat: A Conversation with Paolo Predonzan Angelo's blog

Paolo Predonzan is an Italian entrepreneur living and working in Hong Kong. We had been introduced by Angelo Paratico, just recently, with the occasion of a cultural event, a conference on the Chinese Rites Controversy by Fr. Gianni Criveller that took place at the Chinese University…

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BLOG by Sreedhevi IyerSPACE OF A HYPHEN

Sreedhevi's blog Writing Asia Angelo's blog

I used to think in essentialised terms – East, West. I internalised the cultural self-representation imposed by friendly well-meaning white Australians living 45 minutes from Pauline Hanson’s electorate. They only wanted to be better versions of themselves. They wanted my help. And, raised as I…

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BLOG by Luciano Piras@DDURUDDURU

Luciano's blog From ‘La Nuova Sardegna’, 14 July 2014: “Innamorato di Grazia Deledda, narratrice straordinaria” Angelo's blog

I would like to draw your attention to the following article by Fabio Canessa, which concerns a new movie freely based on Grazia Deledda’s novel ‘The Mother’. This is another proof that the complex and delicate issues faced by our Nobel prizewinner are extremely topical…

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BLOG by Georges M. HalpernTHE CASE FOR PLEASURE

Angelo's blog We Only Eat What We Like – the complete article and download Angelo's blog

A few months ago, my friend Michel Oliver, great chef, superb winemaker and successful author of cooking books for children (and adults), told me a story: “A few years ago, on a sand beach with big surf, a little boy was flying his kite. He…

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BLOG by Vanna FoisCULTUREFRUIT TREES LINE THE ILISSO RIVER

Vanna's blog Maria Lai with Grazia Deledda. From artist to artist Angelo's blog

I want to take the opportunity presented by your programme about Grazia Deledda, to introduce the homage made by Maria Lai, the famous artist from Ulassai (1911–2013) to the winner of the Nobel prize: a mute dialogue in Solitude (by the Church of the Solitudine).…

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BLOG by Betty Peh-Ti WeiFROM THE TOP OF MY HEAD

Angelo's blog Through Historical Records And Ancient Writings In Search Of The Giant Panda* Angelo's blog

“Originally published in The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch vol. 28 (1988), Reprinted courtesy of the author.” Père David’s discovery In 1869, the western world was regaled with the glad tidings that a heretofore unknown animal had been found in China. It was…

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If you are interested in the writing retreat in Sardinia, join us. We are organising a group of enthusiasts and promise you culture, attractions, beauty, excellent food and wine, fun!


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The City University of Hong Kong, Department of English, will host an overseas writing retreat in Sardinia, in October 2014, which will feature the work of Nobel prize author Grazia Deledda.
Ciriaco Offeddu will represent the City University to assist in the organization of this important event that will involve MFA faculty writers and students, as well as other writers from Hong Kong.
Beyond Thirty-Nine will follow the entire programme. B39 organised the ‘Deleddian’ events of January, April and May in Hong Kong and Macau.

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