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The Sound and the Fury and The Grapes of Wrath again

The Sound and the Fury and The Grapes of Wrath again

I read The Sound and the Fury and The Grapes of Wrath again. I needed to hear William Faulkner’s and John Steinbeck’s voices once more, to check whether I had understood their masterpieces the first time I read them, or not. So, with a sort of renewed and fresh attention, I dived into the story [...]

Federico Caffè: an unheeded lesson, for now

Federico Caffè: an unheeded lesson, for now

Federico Caffè (1914–?) was a great Italian economist and mentor of many academics, politicians and pre-eminent leaders of present-day public administration. His passion was economic policy, which relates to the actions that governments take in economic fields – for example taxation, government budget, money supply, interest rates and labour markets. For him, economic policy was [...]

Grazia Deledda Tenors in Hong Kong

Grazia Deledda Tenors in Hong Kong

Beyond Thirty-Nine, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Hong Kong and Macau, which is the organizer of the event, is proud to present the ‘Tenors of the Grazia Deledda Chorus’. This event will take place on Wednesday 4 February 2015, from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Sheung Wan Civic Theatre, 345 [...]

2015 then – Thomas Piketty’s search for different keys of understanding

2015 then – Thomas Piketty’s search for different keys of understanding

I read that Thomas Piketty wonders why Italy must pay 6% of its GDP to repay the interests of its debts and only 1% of its GDP for education. Thomas Piketty is a young French economist, internationally very famous for his Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a book that I strongly recommend if you are [...]

Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Grazia Deledda, etc.

Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Grazia Deledda, etc.

In 2014, Beyond Thirty-Nine talked about Girolamo Cardano, Brian Castro, Jonathan Chaves, Jacques de Coutre, Leonardo Da Vinci, Grazia Deledda, Andrew David Field, Timothy Findley, Hetty Hillesum, D. H. Lawrence, Simon Leys, Emilio Lussu, Gabriel García Márquez, Sharmistha Mohanty, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Orwell, Lincoln Paine, Octavio Paz, Alex Preston, Matteo Ricci, Thomas Rimer, Arundhati Roy, [...]

The Interview: a new Pueblo’s story again?

The Interview: a new Pueblo’s story again?

A film that, according to some critics, ‘is not a film I would normally rush to see’, is becoming a real representation of the present superficiality and lack of culture, first of all, and, secondarily, of the neo-situationism of the existing politics (btw, the neo-situationism is the theory/philosophy which denies that there is a border [...]

El Greco, Myth and Reality, by Juan José Morales

El Greco, Myth and Reality, by Juan José Morales

While the movie El Greco was reaching its conclusion on the evening of 27 November, I was wondering why Spain has had always this great and strange power of fascination. Also the painter El Greco, sure enough, was pulled by that compulsion, finding love and success there, and also risking his life because of the [...]

The army of the annoying citizens

The army of the annoying citizens

I have just returned to Hong Kong, after my second business trip to Italy in two months. And only now, four days after my departure from Milano Linate, can I define the feeling that ‘they’ tried to instil into me: to be an annoyance. Yes, to be a source of irritation, of bother, something unwanted, [...]

Montblanc Award to Ciriaco Offeddu

Montblanc Award to Ciriaco Offeddu

On 7 November 2014, in Nuoro, Sardinia, at the historic library of the Istituto Regionale Etnografico (ISRE), the third edition of the Montblanc Awards ceremony took place. The awards promote artistic and professional excellence from Nuoro, showcase the best examples and practices at an international level and encourage art and culture. Ciriaco Offeddu was nominated, [...]

Romance. A new, hilarious and politically incorrect comedy.

Romance. A new, hilarious and politically incorrect comedy.

Article by Nicole Garbellini: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s ROMANCE is an uproarious, take-no-prisoners courtroom comedy that gleefully lampoons everyone from lawyers and judges, to Arabs and Jews, to gays and chiropractors. It’s hay fever season, and in a courtroom judge is popping antihistamines. He listens to the testimony of a Jewish chiropractor, who’s a [...]

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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


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