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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Trip: the Old Man's Horn


From Dino Buzzati's novel Il segreto del Bosco Vecchio. Almost surely, Vecchio (Old Man) is a 'safe' way to call the devil, since it was often considered of ill omen to name him directly. Less probably, il Corno del Vecchio might be a short phrase meaning "the horn-shaped rock rising above the Old Wood." But, as a matter of fact, the Horn is linked with Wind Matthew who, as we will see, has something in common with the devil.