Literature & anywhere near
by Ciriaco Offeddu

Home » Entries posted by Ciriaco Offeddu

Flesh & Wax, by Alessandro Riva

Flesh & Wax, by Alessandro Riva

Sardinia’s culture doesn’t exist. For decade after decade, so long and painful, and over dramatic centuries the embedded scholars and the official iconography drew Sardinia as if it were a beautiful or strange land without historical or cultural depth. They restricted their attention to Italy and then, later, to Europe. Unfortunately, or rather deliberately, they [...]

About the event on 2 April 2014 – ‘Cenere’ in Hong Kong

About the event on 2 April 2014 – ‘Cenere’ in Hong Kong

Forty-eight hours with a high temperature and cold helped to give this very recent event a kind of detachment, which seemed blurred at first glance. On the contrary, in the mists of the fever, some things appeared clear, as they were flashes of light—or, at least, I hope they were illuminations and not outbreaks. The [...]

Do you know Andrea Parodi?

Do you know Andrea Parodi?

Last week I met a delegation of Italian entrepreneurs. They were visiting Asia, and the first stop of their journey was Hong Kong. I described the Asian world of business, and maybe my speech was so passionate that, after several questions about the main topic of the meeting, one of the guests asked me: “But [...]

Sardinia is home to a surprising number of sensitive people

Sardinia is home to a surprising number of sensitive people

Drop by and join us. The screening of the silent film Cenere on 2 April 2014 will be an occasion to experience and to breathe the cultural atmosphere we are trying to convey through the on-line platform beyondthirtynine.com. The film is a rare document of Nobel Prize winner Grazia Deledda’s novel, performed by the Italian [...]

Sardinian History & Grazia Deledda

Sardinian History & Grazia Deledda

We can discuss about the aim, the goal of literature, whether it is ‘the truth’ or ‘beauty’. And we can compare Verismo with Decadentismo. And then we can try to put Grazia Deledda into one of these categories, or in between the two, as many literary critics have done. But every attempt results in a [...]

Sardinian History – Who were the Savoy?

Sardinian History – Who were the Savoy?

Sa bagassa ‘e Pio Nono, ‘that whore of Pope Pius IX’, is a habitual curse in Nuoro, even now, apparently because of the change in the Pope’s politics, in the far past. In fact, in the early phase of his Papal mandate (his lengthy ruled lasted from 1846 to 1878), he showed some liberal sympathies, [...]

Let me introduce Nicole Garbellini

Let me introduce Nicole Garbellini

We are preparing Grazia Deledda’s next presentations in Hong Kong, Macau and Beijing. Among engaging lectures, films and a traveling exhibition, we’d like to show three short pieces written by JJ Morales, which would accent some peculiar issues of Grazia Deledda’s work. It is an appealing idea that we discussed at the ex-Simply Life restaurant [...]

Sardinian History – The glorious nineteenth century

Sardinian History – The glorious nineteenth century

Two of the most important pillars in the creation of an empire or a kingdom, and so crucial cornerstones of whatever colonisation process emerges, are language and technology. In Barbagia, the most effective weapon used by the Piedmontese was the Italian language, imposed by a civil code and a criminal code on a population that [...]

Sardinian History – Arrivano i Piemontesi, The Piedmontese arrive

Sardinian History – Arrivano i Piemontesi, The Piedmontese arrive

There is an unstated question, which disturbingly hovers in the background of our history. Why did Barbagia finally surrender to the Piedmontese? At some point, starting from the eighteenth century, something started collapsing in this secluded region and soon the cracks became irreparable. The Piedmontese entered Barbagia easily, like a knife cuts a slice of [...]

Sardinian History – Towards the Modern Period

Sardinian History – Towards the Modern Period

There are two turning points to recall first—I risk becoming pedantic, I know, but some events are really historical milestones that you have to know. In 1713, but some historians give 1702, the Regnum Sardiniae et Corsicae, or Kingdom of Sardinia, was remised by the Spain to the Kingdom of Augsburg, Austria. If you have [...]

Page 1 of 9123Next ›Last »
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.

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