Grim Submission – WSJ

When "The conformist" Opened in American theaters 50 years ago this month, its director, Bernardo Bertolucci, was at the peak of his career. Precocious, prolific, he had been recognized as a poet when he was still a teenager and, at the…

Antifascism with a human face

A BOLD AND DANGEROUS FAMILY The remarkable story of an Italian mother, her two sons and their fight against fascism By Caroline Moorehead Illustrated. 432 pages. Harper / HarperCollins Publishers. $ 27.99."Each era has its own fascism,"…

Angela’s Rome

Originally from the island of Sardinia, freelance travel writer Angela Corrias traveled the world, living as an expat and accumulating nomadic credit. Two years ago she decided to take root in the Eternal City, Rome.Always the type to…

Mad Peru by Mario Vargas Llosa

During the seventy-nine years of Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru has alternated dictatorship and democracy with the regularity that other countries know by simple passages from one political party to another. During his country's most violent…