When we talk about modern authors who excelled in myth-crafting and world-building, Dino Buzzati rarely comes to mind. This may partly be because, unlike his illustrious English-speaking colleagues, the fantastic universes built by the Italian novelist and journalist (born in 1906 and died of cancer in 1972, author of the famous novel The Tartars’ Steppe and winner […]


This quote written by the french author de La Rochefoucauld is part of his literary work called Maxime published in 1665. His book caused some opposition by the readers at the time, who found his thoughts immoral. The idea that women go through hell when they get old was a bold, but truthful statement, that still applies to this day.