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Why don’t we have Le French May?

Why don’t we have Le French May?

In my last article, Vision versus Utopia, I wrote: ‘What is the vision of Italy for the next fifteen years? Or of Sardinia, my country? There is no answer because there is no vision, unluckily. The day-by-day tactics is driving two wonderful lands to a dramatic decline.’ I received dozens of emails with interesting comments […]

Vision versus Utopia

Vision versus Utopia

Consider a company, no matter what industry it belongs to. Before looking at its strategy—I mean, before you can formulate its strategy in a concise and systematic way, one that is able to drive and merge all the efforts toward a specific direction—you have to examine and take into account its guiding beliefs, and the […]

I am a mutant, a short story by Camila Oberto

I am a mutant, a short story by Camila Oberto

I am a mutant, I know well. A combination of genes that is different from that of my remote past and of the past-which-is-only-just-gone-by, as D. H. Lawrence called it, that intermediate period of time that still hovers unresolvedly in my background. And unlike the joining and merging of yesterday’s storm of emotions too, which, […]

Let me introduce the international jury of the The Galtellì Literary Prize

Let me introduce the international jury of the The Galtellì Literary Prize

We are honoured and very proud of the selection panel members. They are all famous writers and scholars from different parts of the world. Everyone will bring their culture, sensibility and experience, adding a great value to the Galtellì Literary Prize and the cultural week to spend in October in Sardinia. Neria De Giovanni,  Asale Angel-Ajani, Evan Fallenberg, Mark Polizzotti and Victoria Redel […]

Celebrating Grazia Deledda – The Galtellì Literary Prize

Celebrating Grazia Deledda – The Galtellì Literary Prize

The village of Galtellì, Sardinia, is launching an international prose contest dedicated to the great Sardinian writer Grazia Deledda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, who set her masterpiece Canne al Vento, or Reeds in the Wind, right in Galtellì. The top five selected writers will be invited to Sardinia for workshops […]

Our figures, our deeds

Our figures, our deeds

In March 2015, our cultural platform peaked with a huge number of more than 537,000 hits in one month (four times the number of March 2014), more than 71,000 pages read (almost three times the corresponding number) and more than 16,000 visits. Moreover, Beyond Thirty-Nine is now a journal with about 10,000 loyal readers (almost […]

Le Ore di Spagna (The Time spent in Spain) by Leonardo Sciascia

Le Ore di Spagna (The Time spent in Spain) by Leonardo Sciascia

While reading Le Ore di Spagna (The Time Spent in Spain) by Leonardo Sciascia (1921–1989), I thought of Elvis Presley. After his death – I mean the death of the unforgettable Elvis – one of his songs, Rubbernechin’, a stirring rock ’n’ roll number, was remixed by Paul Oakenfold and released as a new single […]

The reason why – dedicated to Sharmistha Mohanty

The reason why – dedicated to Sharmistha Mohanty

They left. And I’m here, at 7.30 am, sitting on the white marble stairs, which are cold under my bottom. The cypresses look at me as they parade in the centre of the little square. This is the lateral ingress of the Oia cemetery of Santorini, in Greece. There is a narrow gate on the […]

‘Our’ Leonardo Da Vinci

‘Our’ Leonardo Da Vinci

After the event of February (the Sardinian tenors in Hong Kong) and the publication on the first B39 book, Writing First, Beyond Thirty-Nine is involved or committed in four great projects: – The book Leonardo Da Vinci: A Chinese Scholar Lost in Renaissance Italy by Angelo Paratico, Lascar Publishing HK, for which there are reservations from […]

Reflecting on Meaningful Connections, by Barbara Dalle Pezze

Reflecting on Meaningful Connections, by Barbara Dalle Pezze

We received an interesting article from Barbara Dalle Pezze, a wonderful friend who always supported the initiatives and the events of Beyond Thirty-Nine. The writing is about “The Self and Others”, I’d say, quoting a famous book by R. D. Laing (one of my favourite psychiatrists, who wrote splendid essays going against the psychiatric orthodoxy […]

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THE AUTHOR
Ciriaco OffedduCIRIACO OFFEDDU
Engineer, CEO of several companies, more than twenty years of experience as a leader of a consulting group specialized in direct management in a broad range of business disciplines and industries, expert in internationalization processes.

Newly Graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Master in Creative Writing.

Author of many publications.

@COffeddu

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention


NewsletterAug2013

List of a few of MFA students’ publications, awards and honors in literary publishing


The CityU MFA’s Occasional & Unpredictable Newsletter

The CityU MFA’s Occasional & Unpredictable Newsletter