Adam Foulds’s last novel, The Quickening Maze, was a truly superb study in madness and early psychiatric methods, combining the intellectual and the visceral in often startling ways (few will forget his description of the “dismantling” of a deer). In this latest work, he retains that powerful blend and focuses on another kind of madness: the madness of war.
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Saturday 25 September 2010
Saturday 04 September 2010
Monday 02 August 2010
Friday 23 July 2010
Fans of Cinema Paradiso know what to expect from Giuseppe Tornatore: lovingly evoked scenes of an Italian childhood, domestic intimacy, classroom horseplay, public eccentricity and the early movie-house.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Palermo yesterday claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have bid £28m for both defender Simon Kjaer and striker Edinson Cavani, a suggestion the north London club refuted, saying that the Italians were trying to bump up the price for the pair.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Argentina coach Diego Maradona admitted his side will face greater tests after their 2-0 victory over Greece at the Peter Mokaba Stadium made it three wins in succession in Group B.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Saturday 08 May 2010
Italy, Metternich said, was "only a geographical expression", but 150 years ago the greatest revolutionary the peninsula ever produced set about proving him wrong.
Friday 19 March 2010
The Internazionale captain, Javier Zanetti, is glad to have Jose Mourinho back on the bench for tomorrow's Serie A match at Palermo.
Thursday 18 February 2010
The keys of the Sicilian villa where the notorious Mafia godfather Toto "the Beast" Riina spent his final months as a fugitive have been handed over to the local branch of the Italian journalists' guild, several of whose members died under his bloody rein.
Thursday 26 November 2009
Manchester United are reportedly lining up an £11m bid for defender Simon Kjaer.
Friday 13 November 2009
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed that his club have received no official offers for Danish defender Simon Kjaer.
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Italy's Justice Minister has promised a full investigation into allegations that governments in the early 1990s held secret negotiations with the Mafia to try to stop a spate of attacks on the state.
Monday 12 October 2009
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
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