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· The Quatuor of African Novels in a single ebook

· Zapinette Baguette and Tagliatelle

· Eur-African Exiles

· Leodine of the Belgian Congo

· Adopted by an American Homosexual in the Belgian Congo

· Princes and Gods

· I-sraeli Syndrome

· Rome, my sibling, my empress

· Ode to Mamica mia, Mother beloved

· Mother beloved, Mamica mia

Short Stories
· The age of the pearl

· Lebensborn

· New York Bonus

· The spell of Mayaland

· Fast food Lisette

· Souk Secrets

· Spirit of Tar

· The writer as a chameleon - bilingualism in three continents

· Crisis and creativity in the new literatures in English

· To my fellow poets

· Pixel power, from his book, CWS2

· Lost identity

· Emotionally trashed

· Remembrance of a corrected past

· The little things that add up in life

· Cormorant of Yangshuo, from his book Futureyes

· Call of the Falasha, from his book Futureyes

· Now, then and forever, from his book CWS2

· Choo-choo boy, from his book CWS2 (The Crowded World of Solitude, volume2)

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RomaDiva - photography by Albert Russo
by Albert Russo  Eric Tessier, Sébastien Doubinsky, Daniel Michelson 

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· The Quatuor of African Novels in a single ebook
· Adopted by an American Homosexual in the Belgian Congo
· Princes and Gods



Publisher:  Xlibris Type:  Non-Fiction


Copyright:  2004

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Romadiva by Albert Russo

photography by Albert Russo and poetry by Eric Tessier, Albert Russo, Daniel Michelson and Sébastien Doubinsky, in English, French and Italian

ROMAdiva - Art book: photography by Albert Russo and poetry by Eric Tessier, Albert Russo, Daniel Michelson and Sébastien Doubinsky, in English, French and Italian. Published in the USA by Xlibris ( 2004. 80 pages.
Softcover ISBN 1-4134-5456-9 - $ 26.99
Hardcover ISBN 1-4134-5457-1 - $ 32.99

Lovers of Rome, this book will enchant you. ROMAdiva showscases the Eternal City in its variegated moods through the superb and often striking color photography of Albert Russo and the fine texts, in English, Italian and French, of four contemporary poets. This not a travel book, but rather a book of art where literature and photography complement each other.

With ROMAdiva you will discover the more intimate aspects of the Italian capital: here, the details of a singing fountain, there, the corner of a Renaissance building, still farther away, a couple gazing at passersby from a bench in Piazza del Popolo. There are also famous statues, like that portentous Christ by Michelangelo, the interior of a church dome, or lesser known works of art, like those frescoes of an angel and a prince, a military band, playing under a monumental bas-relief, all the while two matrons are chattering away, the poster of a lovely lady advertising a famous Italian brandy, children frolicking in the water under the mouth of a benevolent-looking lion. There is humor too, portrayed by that stone rabbit, salivating in a rose garden, or by that toothy transvestite, straight out of a Fellini movie. You will also be impressed by the huge head of a bull set in a courtyard, whilst a Roman maiden in white marble lazes around nearby.

The poetic texts sound like a polyphony in four voices, spelled in three languages, each having its own music and cadences.


"And the wolves had gone away…
Had they ? I looked at my watch. Two a.m. The night had
been a long nightmare. Two in the morning. But morning
was an abstract reality, for everything still belonged to
the night."
(Tessier, p.15)

"quando scotta il sole
micidiale di agosto
percorrendo la piazza
ho talvolta l’impressione
che mi vuoi mettere a nudo
o, peggio, impiccarmi
in mezzo ad una folla in delirio"
(A. Russo, p.27)

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Skyline magazine
Romadiva is a powerful collection of poetry and prose presented in English, French & Italian. Each author has created his own texts in each of the three languages.

This book is filled with fabulous, emotional, memorable writings printed on delicious gold-framed peach colored pages; and like a scrumptious dessert, decorated with color and a variety of flavors of exciting photography and artwork.

I just received my copy of this impressive book. It's a delightful multilingual literary journey, enhanced by photos of statues, artwork, humanity and nature.

Romadiva, available in soft or hard cover, is a MUST HAVE for any collection. A perfect gift item.

To Order Romadiva contact Xlibris Corporation

Marion Bastien: Poésies & photographies de la Rome divine

J’ai découvert ce très beau livre d’art et de poèmes sur un salon. "Très beau livre" n’est pas une formule à l’emporte-pièce, encore moins parce que je connais ces quatre auteurs pour les avoir lu dans leurs livres ou poèmes respectifs, mais nous disposons là d’un remarquable travail de mariage entre photographies de la ville éternelle prises sur l’instant des voyages d’Albert Russo et des textes de chacun des écrivains de ce livre : en italien pour A. Russo, en français et anglais pour E. Tessier, en français pour D. Michelson et en anglais pour S. Doubinsky. L’idée est excellente : ouvrir au monde les lecteurs, au monde poétique tantôt intime, tantôt politique, toujours universel, par un parcours initiatique dans Rome, ses ruelles, ses palais et sa chaleur même en hiver.

Les textes d’Eric Tessier sont une offrande à la température humaine, les sentiments et les actions que tous nous espérons. Ceux d’Albert Russo sont des empreintes sur le sol des amitiés, des inscriptions humides de fraternité sur les murs antiques. Ceux de Daniel Michelson sont presque des épectases rythmées au son des torpeurs historiques, coulant par là un amour nu livré aux ondes. Enfin, les textes de Doubinsky sont des haïkus enchevêtrés aux doigts de sa renommée danoise.
Les photographies, certes livrées telles des invites au voyage, sont surtout les choix concertés de chacun, collant aux textes d’une façon symbolique. Ou sous la vision étonnée du sens de la marche en piétons dans l’existence, avec ses rencontres et ses chagrins, mais aussi le fol espoir de rompre l’irrédentisme infertile qui empêche de rassembler, unir les hommes d’un continent à l’autre, d’un astre terrestre à l’autre. Gageons que ce livre d’amitié saura trouver un lectorat ouvert au métissage des langues et des hommes, des cultures et des idées du beau et de la fraternité en poésie, en art.

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