November 23, 2017 12:58 am
Home » WRITERS (page 27)

WRITERS

ONLY A FEW HUNDRED METRES FROM THE MONASTERY – 164 km in 4 hours and ten minutes / Gubbio’s trip

Gubbio’s trip, 164 km in 4 hours and ten minutes > Gubbio, San Donato, Casamorcia, Mocaiana, Loreto, Abbadia di Piazza, Loreto, Mocaiana, San Benedetto (only a few hundred metres from the monastery of the same name built on the hill Pillio, a stronghold of Gubbio against invasion from the north. Restored in 1411, assaulted in 1431 by Nicola Fortebraccio. Two ...

Read More »

ONCE AGAIN – Dastilige Nevante

RECOGNIZE THEMSELVES Composing rhymes under the skin. Their irises are gestures and words that run and seek, exploring the wonder of identify. Once again. (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/e-book-english-version/ – http://meetingbenches.com/book-italian-version/  

Read More »

BOOKS SET IN VENICE – Invisible Cities / Acrosx the River and into the Trees

Invisible Cities / by Italo Calvino > “Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” When you open the book, you can discover that the writer changed the way we read, also discovering what is possible in the ...

Read More »

FOR JUST A FEW SCUDOS IT WAS POSSIBLE WATCH FROM THE WINDOWS – The Last Row / Page by the novel

THE LAST ROW is a novel published by Meeting Benches, in e-book format of Italian and English language. This page is taken from those pages of love and adventure. The two parallel stories that you are reading, they are made of emotions and feelings, those of Bianca and Jacopo, fragile human beings who move inside two horizons: the Battle of ...

Read More »

THE SCARLET LETTER – Romance, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Romance is an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, where you can know Hester Prynne, she bears an illegitimate child. It was June 1642, in the Puritan town of Boston, when a crowd gathers to witness the punishment of a young woman found guilty of adultery. The Hawthorne’s compelling novel, of the callous ...

Read More »

THE HOUSE OF MIRTH – Romantic novel, by Edith Wharton

She was caught between her entitled taste for luxury and her yearning for true love. “She was so evidently the victim of the civilization which had produced her, that the links of her bracelet seemed like manacles chaining her to her fate.” Lily Bart, the beautiful and intelligent heroine of this novel, slowly slithers down the rungs of the New ...

Read More »

OUR YOUNG MAN – Novel, by Edmund White

Our Young Man, interrogates the crucible of vanity prevalent in modern gay life. “He thought he was like an expensive racehorse whom all the people around him kept inspecting and trotting not for his well-being but to protect their investment. Feel his withers … is he off his feed? The grandstand seems to spook him, he needs blinders … his ...

Read More »

THE DRIVING IRISH FORCE – William Butler Yeats: my arms are like the twisted thorn

THE FISHERMAN, by William Butler Yeats > Although I can see him still, the freckled man who goes to a gray place on a hill, in gray Connemara clothes, at dawn to cast his flies. It’s long since I began to call up to the eyes, this wise and simple man. All day I’d looked in the face what I ...

Read More »

THE WILD IRISH GIRL – Romance, by Sidney Owenson

You can read this novel, is an partly epistolary novel written by Irish novelist Sydney Owenson. Is a romance set in Ireland, pages where you can find wild landscapes and ruins. The story involves a young Englishman, a kind of prodigal son who is banished to his aristocratic father’s Irish estates. In this setting and among these characters Horatio learns ...

Read More »

ZURAN’S HILL – Waiting for Austerlitz / Page by the novel

This page, is drawn by a novel by the misleading title, WAITING FOR AUSTERLITZ, published by Meeting Benches (for now available in the e-Book version of Italian language). Certainly, some of the stories lived by the protagonists of the book, they are temporally reported also in the places of an ancient battle, but the narrative focus is the love, the ...

Read More »