Where does DESIRE come from? Is it a matter of the heart and head or more of a gut instinct? How can we relate to this word so contemporary yet so twentieth century, so distant?
These days, talking about DESIRE not only means talking about erotica and sensuality, appetites and tendencies (although they would be perfectly at home in the “summer” edition of our literary magazine!), but also all the apertures surrounding the theme: social frustration, emotional atrophy, generational ambition, new ways at looking at the stars before the universe implodes… DESIRE is also the lack thereof: desire like a sun-soaked nudist beach and Morel’s invention, like a square crowded with masses exultant for the wrong candidate, a phone call interrupted by a stalker, or plans for a new space mission in your backyard.
Hot on the literary heels of the October launch of TheFLR – The Florentine Literary Review, Issue Two will be published this May. More striking, more pleasurable and more bookish than ever!
Now that the scent of spring is in the air and we’re starting to feel that summer friskiness, our editor Alessandro Raveggi and his editorial board voted in favour of DESIRE as the theme for issue number 2.
Here’s the line up: Marco Rossari, Alessandra Sarchi, Sergio Nelli, Alcide Pierantozzi, Edgardo Franzosini, Claudia Durastanti, Antonio Turolo and Antonella Anedda.
Our pages will be shaken and stirred by the graphic storminess of Turin-born Adam Tempesta, illustrator and street artist.
We’re thrilled to welcome distinguished literary translator Anne Milano Appel to our team and to welcome back the talented Johanna Bishop.