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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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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“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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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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SINKHOLES, Chapter Ten: Elective Affinities

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 psychological profile of the ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Nine: Paris correct all errors, you are welcome

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. As was the case for ...

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MARCELINE DESBORDES-VALMORE, Poem: The Separated

Do not write. I am sad, and I would turn me. Beautiful summer without you, this is the night without a torch. I closed my arms cannot reach you, And hit my heart is knocking at the tomb.                  Do not write! Do not write. Do not learn to die to ourselves. God asks only that … you, if I ...

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GRANADA, THE ALHAMBRA: THE WONDER IN YOUR EYES

No, waiting for us in this city there will be no Federico Garcia Lorca, and even Eugenia de Montijo, although the memory of the Spanish poet and the one of the last empress of France, still lives inside the Alhambra and the Generalife, in Albacin and in the cathedral church of this city so mysterious and fascinating. It’s true, we ...

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