Prose

Chaplin Serye

NEW YEAR’S EVE by MICHAEL SERYE short story, Italian writers

      Michael Serye New Year’s Eve   (short new year’s eve story)     Italian literature, italian writers (text translated into English)     Below is the text of Michael Serye’s poem-short story: “New year’s eve” (Capodanno) translated into English. At this link you will find the text of Michael...

A Visit From Saint Nicholas

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS short story kids by C. C. MOORE

      Clement Clarke Moore Twas the night before Christmas (A visit from Saint Nicholas)   (Short Christmas story for kids)     Brief introduction   “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, more commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas” and “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” from its first line,...

Bible Genesis

BIBLE, OLD TESTAMENT, GENESIS 1-3 English text

    The New American Bible Old Testament   Pentateuch GENESIS       Chapter 1 (Bible – Pentateuch – Genesis)       1 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a...

Tolstòj

LEO TOLSTOY – THREE QUESTIONS (short stories) ENG

. .. … Leo Tolstoy   Three questions (short story)         It once occurred to a certain king, that if he always knew the right time to begin everything; if he knew who were the right people to listen to, and whom to avoid; and, above all,...

Franz Kafka

FRANZ KAFKA short story: HOME COMING English text ENG

. .. … Franz Kafka Home coming (short story)     I have returned, I have passed under the arch and am looking around. It’s my father’s old yard. The puddle in the middle. Old, useless tools, jumbled together, block the way to the attic stairs. The cat lurks on...

Vladimir Vladimirovič Majakovskij

The Backbone Flute – Vladimir Majakovskij

    The Backbone Flute – Vladimir Majakovskij. Prologue   For all of you, who once pleased or still may please, guarded by icons in the catacomb of the soul, I shall raise, like a goblet of wine at a festive board, a skull brimful of verse. More and more...

Kafka

The Bucket Rider – Franz Kafka

    Coal all spent; the bucket empty; the shovel useless; the stove breathing out cold; the room freezing; the trees outside the window rigid, covered with rime; the sky a silver shield against anyone who looks for help from it. I must have coal; I cannot freeze to death;...