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THE LOOKING GLASS: Poetry, by Kamala Das

THE LOOKING GLASS Getting a man to love you is easy, only be honest about your wants as woman. Stand nude before the glass with him, so that he sees himself the stronger one, and believes it so, and you so much more, softer, younger, lovelier. Admit your admiration. Notice the perfection of his limbs, his eyes reddening under the ...

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SKY, WIND AND STARS: Novel, by Yun Dong-ju

SKY, WIND AND STARS His imprisonment and eventual death in 1945 in a Japanese prison lend great poignancy to his work. His poems sing of his love for his people, his compassion for the poor and destitute, and his hopes for freedom and independence. Yun Dong-ju was a poet of the utmost purity, beauty, and sincerity. “Wishing not to have ...

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PROLOGUE: Poetry, by Yun Dong-ju

PROLOGUE That I may look up at the sky until the day I die, without even an ounce of shame. Also for the wind that blows through the leaves, I have suffered. With the soul that sings the stars, I have to love all the things that go towards death. And then, the way that I was assigned, I will ...

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ITS PERSONAL MAGNETISM WAS MELTED IN ITS INTERLOCUTORS: For “le Tondu”, the death was nothing

……………………. Still wore their scars and their memories of their material discolored, be aware of the frayed fringes of a dream of glory that would stand up to termites of Time, marching still proud in the face and with eyes that had nothing forgotten epic that died with them. Even the personal magnetism that emanated from Napoleon’s large gray eyes, ...

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THE EMOTION OF ANGER WAS A WEAKNESS: Also that day, was a Summer Solstice, and he remembered everything

……………… The emotion of anger was a weakness like an abyss that yawned beneath his feet from time to time, a state of periodic need – like a vertigo – against sinful women who don’t intimidating, but that made it even aggressive, causing to kill them. In those moments, his facial expression changed, Because Marco Curtej frowning and eyebrows, and ...

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TRAVEL IN ITALY: October 4, 1423

He died Albert II of Mecklenburg / Stargard. ISABELLA MORRA   That’s the last time, or the infernal valley, river or mountain, or stones, or naked spirits of virtue and damaged stones, you hear the crying and my eternal pain. I can feel every mountain, every cave, everywhere I stop, wherever I move my feet, because Fortune, welds such has ...

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EMOTION OF THE RENAISSANCE: In the land of Raffaello Sanzio, Federico da Montefeltro and Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, to relive their time

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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LOVING PENDANTS: Poetry, by Dastilige Nevante

LOVING PENDANTS The memories clinking shreds of memory my courtyard crowded. Not broken wings in the dark and even the noise of the doubt. They play all the melodies, where I sing and swimming. (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: ...

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I OPENED A POSSIBLE WINDOW ON THE PAST: The reworking of a piece of our past with the vastness of a desirable future

……………………. We had not seen each other for many years, even though we knew about each other, because the town had grown impetuously but remained at a size where word got around, such as those that spoke of my recent separation which obviously had not gone unnoticed. << Although you unrecognizable in a sterile mask and gloves, I seem to ...

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SHANGHAI GIRLS: Novel, by Lisa See

SHANGHAI GIRLS Fate, The Luck and Destiny, these are the three sections which make up the story of the writer. Reading the novel, you will discover the life of two women, and the pages are full of their memories, memories of a distant time, those of Shanghai in the Thirties. You’ll discover a city where ancient traditions were not forgotten, ...

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