Translation sample: Three John Silence Stories by Algernon Blackwood
Translations into Italian / September 8, 2015

Today, a second translation sample into Italian drawn from Three John Silence Stories by Algernon Blackwood. This is a horror story collection, already reviewed on Advicesbooks.  Literary translation by Rosalba Mancuso. Primo Caso: un’invasione psichica   “ E cosa le fa pensare che potrei esserle utile in questo particolare caso? “ chiese il dott. John Silence, guardando scetticamente la signora svedese seduta di fronte a lui. “ La sua cordialità e la sua conoscenza dell’occultismo”. “ Oh, per favore, che parola terribile”, la interruppe tenendo un dito alzato in segno di impazienza. “ Bene, allora”, lei sorrise, “ il suo meraviglioso dono della chiaroveggenza e la sua profonda conoscenza dei processi psichici da cui una personalità può essere devastata e distrutta – quegli strani studi che avete sperimentato in tutti questi anni”. “ Se è solo un caso di personalità multipla, io devo davvero tirarmi indietro”. interruppe di nuovo il dottore frettolosamente, un’espressione annoiata nei suoi occhi. “ Non è quello. Adesso per favore sia serio, perché voglio il suo aiuto”, lei disse, “ e se scelgo dei termini poveri, lei deve scusare la mia ignoranza. So che il caso la interesserà, nessun altro potrebbe trattarlo così bene. Nessun uomo…

Review of Three John Silence Stories by Algernon Blackwood
Book reviews , Horror / November 18, 2014

This time, we want to suggest a book written in the early 1900s. The book is titled Three John Silence Stories (buy here) and was written by Algernoon Blackwood, a real master of supernatural and horror literature. The book consists of three short stories that have an only one character: John Silence, a sort of psychical doctor, or rather, an investigator of the supernatural world. Strange stories with ghosts, whispers, witches and creepy presences are the daily bread of John Silence. This character is also a sort of philanthropist because he doesn’t ask for money during his investigations, but chooses only the stories that he considers very interesting under the side of the supernatural and magic. Three John Silence Stories was written in 1923 and today is regarded as a rare book. The first stories about John Silence was printed in 1908. During his career, Algernon Blackwood wrote fourteen supernatural stories. The one we have read is, according to us, the most mysterious, dreamy and enigmatic story among those lived by the personage of John Silence. The book has only 154 pages, we are speaking about the last edition of 2010 printed in the Us by HardPress Publishing. Few pages…