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SINKHOLES, Chapter Thrteen: Ghosts in the Great Square

Retracing pages of the novel and their protagonists, you make each chapter a journey, an “Author‘s Journey”, where the protagonist is the reader. Choose and read your novel, but when you’ll read all the pages back in Meeting Benches, in the section “Author‘s Travels”, each chapter is going to be an unusual type of travel. In post-traumatic stress disorder, it ...

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ITALY, SANSEPOLCRO: Start an experience, moving away from one another

Come back to life after death. Waking after sleep. Start an experience, away from another. This is the reason why you’re with me today within the walls of an ancient small town in Central Italy. We are in Sansepolcro, a magical place where a painter has succeeded in his aim, to make come back to life for all human beings ...

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I DO NOT KNOW MORE, I DO NOT WANT MORE – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

          I DO NOT KNOW MORE, I DO NOT WANT MORE                               Marceline Desbordes-Valmore   I do not know, I do not want more I do not know where did my anger; has spoken … and his sins are gone. His eyes ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Twelve: The Island of Nothing

Retracing pages of the novel and their protagonists, you make each chapter a journey, an “Author‘s Journey”, where the protagonist is the reader. Choose and read your novel, but when you’ll read all the pages back in Meeting Benches, in the section “Author‘s Travels”, each chapter is going to be an unusual type of travel. The sailor loaned back to ...

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TASTES OF ANDALUCIA: Tour de tapas in Seville, but always after eight in the evening

This afternoon, we saw along the Bullfight in Seville, and I hope you have enjoyed the warmth of the sun and that of the crowd, but I would leave to you the flavors of Seville. My idea is to meet this evening at 1 Calle Mateos Gago. At what time? I suggest thoroughly after eight in the evening, according to ...

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“J’aime l’oignon frit à l’huile”: MEN IN BLUE UNDER THE EAGLES

From the novel “WAITING FOR AUSTERLITZ“, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format available in Italian, coming in the English version), some pages dedicated to “men in blue”. The basic unit in Napoleon’s army was the infantry regiment, and this was divided into three battalions – of nine companies each – under the command of a colonel. Two infantry regiments formed ...

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MARCELINE DESBORDES-VALMORE: The Awakening

  MARCELINE DESBORDES-VALMORE: The Awakening     On this bed of reeds, how can I sleep yet? I feel the scented air, scroll around you. Your mouth is devouring a flower aroma. approached, my darling, and others that do not burn me. Wake up, wake up!   But this breath of love, I wish that this kiss yet I dare ...

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ITALY, TUSCANY HILLS: Gregorian Chants, including legendary places and timeless emotions

Welcome to our “Travel Bench.” For this weekend, I would like to accompany you in the rolling hills of Central Tuscany, but not to make you drink good wine of Montepulciano, and even to see the Palio of Siena. My desire – but it is independent of any religious belief – is to help you along an ancient path, that ...

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THE LAST ROW, A RETURN TO LIGHT IN THIRTEEN TOURIST ROUTES: Fourth Itinerary, San Leo

A novel e-books in Italian, published by Meeting Benches. The stories are set in the preceding and following the Battle of Lepanto, but also in 2012. A love story for each of those periods, four human events that are recognized by chance, with the fortuitous discovery of some strange chains, those that blocked the thwarts the convicts condemned to row. ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Eleven: The Trap

Retracing pages of the novel and their protagonists, you make each chapter a journey, an “Author‘s Journey”, where the protagonist is the reader. Choose and read your novel, but when you’ll read all the pages back in Meeting Benches, in the section “Author‘s Travels”, each chapter is going to be an unusual type of travel. Among Kesmarok and Poprad, the ...

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