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NEAR AND FAR – Poetry, by “Astonishment”

NEAR AND FAR The scent of an emotion, the color of a memory. (Dastilige Nevante)     ***** This page is from the collection of poems ASTONISHMENT – STUPORE, published by Meeting Benches in the e-book versions of English and Italian: http://meetingbenches.com/book-italian-version/ http://meetingbenches.com/e-book-english-version/

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EMOTION OF THE RENAISSANCE – The Gubbio’s journey,164 km in 4 hours and 10 minuts

Thirteen tracks, to add the smells and flavors of the land trodden by the protagonists of the Last Voga, the preciousness of its fortresses, paintings and museums, because “No matter the journey, as long as the horizon is vast.” That’s why intere sts widens the area of perceptive gaze of the reader, allowing them not only to look and observe ...

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TRAVEL IN ITALY: November 21, 1481 – Page by the illlustrated atlas/diary

November 21, 1481: He died in Bracciano Cosma Orsini, Italian cardinal and archbishop. NICCOLO’ CUSANO The truth is that, no degrees, no more, no less, and it consists of something indivisible. Therefore, the intellect, that is not the truth, will never understand in sufficient detail, of not being able to understand more precisely, endlessly. ***** This page comes from the ...

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WHAT COULD EXPLAIN THE MAGIC OF THE LOVE’S DANCE: Page by the novel “Sinkholes”

<< Bonjour Jacques, listen to the gentle wind that blows, Petra singing her lullaby, whispering at night, with eyes so clear and pure you can see far away, with the wind swinging to the music, you are made of wood. Rustling leaves in harmony with the wind. I feel your strength, like an oak branch, before coming to me. The ...

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PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT: Novel, by Philip Roth

PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT Seven chapters, connected by an invisible thread, that is a monologue, one between Alexander and his psychoanalyst. By reading, you also find that the temporal levels of the narrative is moved by invisible thread of memory and internal drives. The man who complains – Alexander Portnoy – is any human being, with a personal set of delusions and ...

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RAISE THE RED LANTERN: Novel, by Su Tong

What you read, you talk of a China immersed in medieval times of pre-revolutionary social decomposition. Leafing through the pages of the novel, you will discover the young Songlian, a girl who agrees to become the fourth wife and concubine of rich Chen Zuoqian. You must adapt to the rules that the “home” requires wives (the husband has – among ...

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KITCHEN: Romance, by Banana Yoshimoto

A novel consists of two parts (Kitchen and Full Moon), the result of an obsession. Losing family and to desire a. This is the inner world of Mikage, the protagonist of these pages, a world where science fiction and love envelop the days of a woman. With Mikage, you too will have a new room to live in that world: ...

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FIVE SHADES OF FRENCH CULTURE: The total patterning of shared behavior of a community of people

Human culture has been defined in many different ways. The complexity of culture belies simple formulation or even direct empirical definition, because it is the total patterning of shared behavior of a community of people, who share a common language, tradition and worldview. In the humanities, one sense of culture, as an attribute of the individual, has been the degree ...

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TIMELESS BOOKS: Celestina, novel by Fernando Rojas

CELESTINA Gentlemen who enjoy following the rules of courtly love, but also the servants moving in the underworld of brothels. The mad passion for Melibea, the young Calisto. Everything serves to break the moral barriers, even in alliance with an old pimp and a sorceress, Celestina. The joy and the pleasure of living, a lustful love that leads to destruction ...

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A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a boy soldier – Novel, by Ishmael Beah

In “A Long Way Gone”, Beah, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 childsoldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. ...

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