September 27, 2021 | Rome, Italy
Apulian Days 2019-12-28T23:25:12+01:00

Apulian Days

Enemy of your enemy

By | September 12th, 2021|

The modest amount of insight I have come to acquire about the tortured history of Afghanistan in recent decades I owe to a translation project that, over time, stopped being [...]

Journalists in the crosshairs

By | August 25th, 2021|

One cannot be worried enough about the future of journalism. The profession is becoming a riskier business than ever before, and the pursuit of investigative journalism in particular is increasingly [...]

From one Down Under to another

By | June 26th, 2021|

Ages ago, one of the features in the still popular "Reader’s Digest" magazine was a feature called “My most unforgettable character.” Aside from our (more or less close) relatives, we [...]

Life before lenses

By | May 24th, 2021|

It took me the first twelve years of my life to discover glasses, or at least their full utility. Not that I hadn’t seen them before, but they were always [...]

The English on the hill

By | April 29th, 2021|

Thirty years ago, on March 8, 1991, the eminent English food writer Patience Gray published “South to the Salento,”for a "New York Times" supplement known as "The Sophisticated Traveler." The [...]

My debt to Ol’ Blue Eyes

By | February 26th, 2021|

When you learn a foreign language by teaching yourself, what you miss the most is the possibility of speaking in that language, whether just to practice it or to train [...]

How fragile we are

By | January 26th, 2021|

From the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were hints in the press and suspicion in the medical community that the virus might find a nest not only in [...]

The sands of time

By | October 25th, 2020|

Light rain had fallen for most of a virtually sleepless stormy night a few weeks ago. I got up around 6 a.m., when the south-easterly sirocco gale that had blown [...]

Author
Aldo Magagnino was born in Alezio (Apulia). After a career as a teacher of English he now works fulltime as a literary translator. He now lives in the Apulian town of Presicce, a few miles from Santa Maria di Leuca, land’s end of the Italian boot, with his wife, two dogs and a variable number of cats.

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