Marceline Desbordes-Valmore: LOVE

LOVE   What I have in my heart, burning like our age, I dare you speak, how to define it? Is it a burning mirror hit your picture? A thrilling portrait born of your memory?   See! I think it’s you, even in your absence, In sleep; eh what! can you still watch? This overwhelming happiness that gives your presence, ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Fifteen: The color of emotions

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 Minister of Justice of ...

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TRAVELING WITH A WORLD FAMOUS ACTRESS: Wrapped by a buzz, without fear of being stung by a wasp.

In recent years, she has gone to Belgium and England, Norway and Portugal. She is a world-renowned actress, having starred in memorable films such as “Roman Holiday” and “American Pie.” She was not born to be an actress, indeed. Hers was a particular genetic predisposition born in the aviation industry, and its godparents of baptism were two men Italian: Corradino ...

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LUCCA, ITALY: Walking around two thousand years of history

Every year, on the evening of 12 July, the “Palio della Balestra” dispute between competitors within the “terzieri” citizens, according to a regulation that dates back to 1443. During the month of September, under the walls of the city, there is the “Medieval Fair of Holy Cross “where you can see schools of artisans, musicians and jugglers. Every year, between ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Fourteen: The strange aliens

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. Four months of sunsets, they ...

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SINKHOLES, Chapter Thrteen: Ghosts in the Great Square

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. In post-traumatic stress disorder, it ...

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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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