Marceline Desbordes-Valmore : TWO BEES

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, From The Book of Mothers and Children: TWO BEES.              Blessed are those that love the work unit: Providence blessed. In the hollow of an old wall, and languid and frail, Lamented a shrill voice A bee, without parents, Randomly walking her wandering household gods. Safe anywhere: its almost empty shelves Offered ample spoils ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Eight: Maisonette Suite

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. A little like Don Quixote, ...

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SEVILLE: THE HONOR OF THE TAIL, A SQUARE OF BULLS

Our meeting in Seville on April 20. We will meet in the Plaza de Toros, a few minutes before 18:30, the time at which the bullfight begins, one that I will see for the third time in my life. In the other two occasions (in Mexico City and Seville), I was with some friends, watching along with them a magic ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Seven: Perved games

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. It was a few minutes ...

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THE JOURNEY: A TEST, WHERE TO LOSE AND FIND YOURSELF

A few weeks before departure, you will need to check you will find that the health situation in the country of destination (make sure if you need anti-malaria prophylaxis). You can ask your family doctor for precautions to be taken, especially if children are involved in the trip. The state of pregnancy has no contraindications to the trip, except for ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Six: Two snowflakes

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. Petra was deliberately provoking him, ...

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JAREZ, BAR ARCO DE SANTIAGO: WHERE THE FLAMENCO VIBRA IN YOUR SKIN

Hello, thank you for having accepted my invitation. The history of flamenco is Andalusia. To know this dance, today I have shown you Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, but in this magical evening, you’re my guest at the “Bar Arc de Santiago”, where we expect a show from the atmosphere full of intensity. Remember, we are at number 3 Calle ...

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JEREZ, THE INVISIBLE FRONTIER

Jerez de la Frontera, one spring morning, two glass of wine on our table, the taste of the Atlantic Ocean and the scent of Andalusia. Thank you for being with me in this region of Spain. The winter, as always happens was humid and temperate, but we can expect a hot and dry summer, and that is why I have ...

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WATERLOO: A DREAM, LIGHT STILL NOT DISSOLVED

Welcome to Waterloo. As you see, it is a Belgian city of Wallonia. His fame is linked to an ancient battle between Napoleon Bonaparte and the seventh European coalition, which met once more against him. That bloody event took place June 18, 1815, and marked the final defeat of the imperial dream of the French general that the British called ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Five: A new chapter

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. Theirs was a meta-relationship completely ...

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MARCELINE DESBORDES VALMORE: its name, does not remain silent

She is a woman of the nineteenth century, a singer and actress from the ear very sensitive to the French rhymes. She was born in 1786, in French Flanders, but at the age of 15 years she was with her ​​mother in the Caribbean, on the Island of Guadalupe. After his return home, at the age of 22 years, the ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Four: Under the stars in Bratislava

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 Hlavne Namestie – the ...

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PAMUKKALE: no, it is not a Cotton Castle

No, it is not a castle of cotton, you’re with me, in Pamukkale, Turkey in the south-west, but if you want we can call this place by its old name: Hierapolis, the ancient Roman city, the one where earthquakes have produced countless, but also a benefit: the birth of the hot springs, where the water-rich limestones has painted the mountain ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Three: The bloody sinkhole

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 huge underground environment, ...

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UMBERTO ECO: THE ISLAND OF THE DAY BEFORE

Hello, nice to meet you, on Meeting Benches. Its benches topics are open to contributions from anyone, but one where we are now sitting is called “library” where you can leave or find a book, or a review of a book. As you can see, today I have in my hand a novel by an Italian writer, but I must ...

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