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Fountains

February 25, 2015

FOUNTAINS, a new play Anthony S. Maulucci, is a romantic comedy in four acts about a gardener’s daughter and a successful New York architect who meet and fall in love on the Connecticut estate where the architect is creating an Italian-style garden complete with a fountain which will feature a sculpture of a beautiful nude […]

Occasional Essays

Occasional Essays

April 14, 2014

A collection of 15 essays written over the course of a decade and ranging in subject matter from living abroad, writing and poetry as art forms, world literature, the visual arts, culture, the need for solitude, and ancient mythology. A few have been published in print and online. Maulucci is a consummate generalist, committed to […]

A Fortunate Man

A Fortunate Man

April 1, 2014

CESAR RODRIGUEZ, A FORTUNATE MAN (UN HOMBRE AFORTUNATO, a full-length play by A. S. Maulucci, is the story of a man fighting to save his humanity and the soul of his country. It’s the story of a highly successful Latin American artist, Cesar Rodriguez, who has become a dissident and a “truth-teller” determined to speak […]

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The Unforgivable

January 29, 2014

The discovery of a lost painting rekindles an old rivalry between two close friends. Andrew Castaldi and Steven Rosenberg are middle-aged professionals haunted by the memory of a beautiful woman they were both in love with many years ago. Andrew is now married to Steven’s ex-wife and Steven is engaged to a lovely young woman […]

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Large Red Interior

January 29, 2014

A highly readable full-length play about Henri Matisse, his model/muse Lydia Delectorskaya, and Pablo Picasso. Two titans of modern art, one aging quickly and in his last decade, the other in his prime, and an extraordinary young woman, who intensifies the rivalry between these two great artists and ignites a contest of wills to see […]

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The Rose Garden

January 29, 2014

In this second play in Maulucci’s series about Italian American life in the 20th century, a mysteriously beautiful rose garden forms the backdrop to a young World War Two veteran’s story of self-discovery. Sandro Argenti, a talented jazz musician, is living with his wife Gabriella and her parents in a Hartford, Connecticut suburb in the […]

Towards a More Balanced View of Italian Americans

Towards a More Balanced View of Italian Americans

November 4, 2013

A collection of 12 essays on the Italian American experience first published in online journals and Dante Society newsletters in Boston and Seattle. Topics include: The Assimilation Syndrome, Embracing the Media Myths, Saints, Miracles, and the Virgin Mary, Saving Italian American Culture Through Literature, The Body in Italian American Culture, Blood Ties and Civic Consciousness, […]

The Square (La Piazza)

The Square (La Piazza)

November 4, 2013

THE SQUARE (La Piazza) is a comedy-drama (a comedy, mostly) about a “Little Italy” community just prior to World War Two (1940–41) and has a large cast of delightfully complex characters, such as Caesar the policeman-philosopher who quotes Marcus Aurelius, Dan the poet-news editor, and Michael the photographer-womanizer. The central focus of the story is […]

Poet To Poet

Poet to Poet

November 4, 2013

Dear young poets, do you want to know how to put “celestial fire” into your poetry? What differentiates this guide for the beginning poet from all the others is that it is written in verse, not prose, using rhyming quatrains which make the lessons easy to understand, easy to remember, and a pleasure to read. […]

9 Narrative Poems

9 Narrative Poems

November 4, 2013

These nine poems tell the stories of the emotional lives of lovers, artists, writers and others who struggle to hold onto their own self-worth when confronted with the insanity and indifference of the contemporary world. Review: “Varying in mood and style, these poems are united by intensity and an abundant flow of images. They are […]

Little Island

Little Island

November 4, 2013

This is the story of Little Island, a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean who wanted to be discovered. The following is an excerpt: Way out in the middle of the enormous ocean there lived a tiny island no bigger than a soccer field. Surrounded by miles and miles of water, she had plenty of breathing […]

Regina Saves Christmas

Regina Saves Christmas

October 29, 2013

Regina Saves Christmas is a narrative poem about the children from the village of Milkweed, Connecticut, who take matters into their own hands when their parents get caught up in a frenzy of overspending for the holiday season. Regina the Brave decides things have gone far enough when Mr. Gruntly, the manager of nearby Crassville Mall, […]

The Fiction Writer's Handbook

The Fiction Writer’s Handbook

October 29, 2013

Based on Anthony Maulucci’s 20 years’ experience teaching fiction writing to adults in both universities and private workshops, The Fiction Writer’s Handbook is a streamlined and straightforward guide to writing captivating and memorable fiction. It is brimming with advice and examples of the timeless techniques for telling a compelling story and bringing characters to life. […]

100 Love Poems

100 Love Sonnets

October 29, 2013

In this exciting collection of lyrical, sensual, and elegant poems, A. S. Maulucci offers romantic readers a fresh take on the sonnet, the time-honored and most elevated form for expressing the mysterious emotion we call love. Two poets have created sonnets which have proved a delight and an inspiration to many. The great Italian Renaissance […]

Mary of Magdala

Mary of Magdala

October 29, 2013

The new novel by Anthony S. Maulucci, MARY OF MAGDALA, paints a psychological portrait of one of history’s most enigmatic women as she strives to define and then to fulfill her role as the only female apostle of Jesus the Messiah. Believing in her right to work as Peter’s partner in the leadership of the […]

Anxious Love

Anxious Love

October 29, 2013

Twelve stories about the lives of people who struggle with the demons of love, desire, disappointment, and loneliness. A dying American artist asks his wife to dedicate her life to his legacy, a young woman falls in love with her female mentor, two children create a fantasy world in a public park, a science fiction […]

Dear Dante

Dear Dante

October 29, 2013

A thought-provoking novel about an attempted murder and its mystical outcome. Part mystery, part psychological drama about love, part depiction of the duality of human nature, of good and evil, of heterosexuality and bisexuality, part exploration of the making of a Christian mystic, Dear Dante simply defies easy categorization. Anthony Maulucci has compressed many layers […]

A Doctor's Visit

A Doctor’s Visit, Three Novellas & Five Short Stories

October 29, 2013

Poignant and insightful, A DOCTOR’S VISIT brings the realities of the medical profession to life as only good fiction can in the hands of a gifted storyteller. From a small New England town to the streets of Toulouse, France to a TB clinic in 1950’s Switzerland, these stories portray the emotional complexities of preparing for […]

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The Rosselli Cantata

October 29, 2013

A novel inspired by a true story that made headlines in The Hartford Courant in 1925. It takes place in southern Italy and New York City in 1924-25 as well as Hartford, Connecticut in 1962. In this story of a man’s search for his father’s murderer, an Italian immigrant breaks a cycle of vengeance. Salvatore […]

The Discovery of Luminous Being

The Discovery of Luminous Being

October 29, 2013

A Jewish father and son driven apart by irreconcilable differences . . . This is Mr. Maulucci’s first published novel, the story of an angry young man in conflict with his overbearing father during the Vietnam war. Set in Montreal in the tumultuous early 1970’s where Leo Trager, a famous mural painter, is working on […]

Adriana's Eyes and Other Stories

Adriana’s Eyes and Other Stories

October 29, 2013

Twelve stories of love, family, and the search for identity set in New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, Boston, Montreal, and the Canadian Rockies. Each story tells an unvarnished truth about the human condition. The memorable characters are lovers, cynics, seekers, romantics and sinners. Some poignant portrayals of the Italian American experience. Half of them […]