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A heartfelt THANK YOU …   from Maria Teresa De Donato

A heartfelt THANK YOU … from Maria Teresa De Donato

Ø  To Mr. Bai Gengsheng, vice chairman of the Chinese Writers Association, for his Introduction to my interview “Lan Xin Sa Mei – Internationally Renowned Chinese Writer and Poet” and for having appreciated its content; Ø  To Lan Xin Sa Mei, afamous inspirational bestselling writer in China, the only female inheritor of Dongba Culture, a translator, a bilingual host in Chinese and English,…

Lan Xin Sa Mei – Internationally Renowned Chinese Writer and Poet

Lan Xin Sa Mei – Internationally Renowned Chinese Writer and Poet

Interview by Maria Teresa De Donato My dearest friends, Today I have the honor to introduce you to a particular person. Her name is Lan Xin (LanXinSaMei). She is an internationally renowned Chinese writer and poet, a famous spiritual and emotional mentor, a member of the Chinese Writers Association, a famous inspirational bestselling writer in China, the…

The Butterfly Women’s Circle – Mugao and Bhaktu   –            A novel by Fiori Picco  – Review by Maria Teresa De Donato

The Butterfly Women’s Circle – Mugao and Bhaktu – A novel by Fiori Picco – Review by Maria Teresa De Donato

Once again, Fiori Picco catapults us into Yunnan, the Chinese province where she lived for eight years, making us familiar with the life of the Dulong community. Although she is the author of the novel, the narrative voice is that of Mila, a girl born and raised in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan, who at…

The World of Dreams – Interview with Dr. Rosa Genovese by Maria Teresa De Donato

The World of Dreams – Interview with Dr. Rosa Genovese by Maria Teresa De Donato

Interview with Dr. Rosa Genovese, Actress, Author and Theatrical director. Dr. in Clinical Psychology The world of dreams has characterized the existence of Man since his appearance on Earth. Over the course of the millennia, various interpretations have been made of the nature, meaning and usefulness of dreams. From the oldest civilizations that have existed,…

Theater workshops: Empathy, managing one’s emotions, and communicative art

Theater workshops: Empathy, managing one’s emotions, and communicative art

Interview with Rosa Genovese, Psychologist, Actress, Author, Theater Director – by Maria Teresa De Donato Another very welcome guest came back to visit us today: Rosa Genovese, Actress, Author, Theater Director, Doctor in Clinical Psychology. With her, we have already talked in the past about The World of Dreams, their origins, their symbolic meaning with which…

Make your dreams come true … at any age. – Interview with Betty Bianchini – by Maria Teresa De Donato

Make your dreams come true … at any age. – Interview with Betty Bianchini – by Maria Teresa De Donato

Dearest friends, Today another welcome guest came to visit us. Her life and the choices she has made bear witness to the importance of continuing to cultivate one’s dreams and never giving up because though we might have missed the chance to pursue them in the past, the opportunity can always present itself. We, at…

The Flower of Karst – Historical novel by Eleonora Davide – Review by Maria Teresa De Donato

The Flower of Karst – Historical novel by Eleonora Davide – Review by Maria Teresa De Donato

Once again Eleonora Davide pleasantly surprises us with a new historical novel. If in The Norman the author led us into the fascinating and equally intriguing medieval world, and precisely in Irpinia disputed and divided between Normans and Lombards, in The Flower of Karst her attention focuses on the Friuli Venezia Giulia region and on its border areas. In…

Dominus – The Code of Fate – A Novel by Eleonora Davide – Review by Maria Teresa De Donato

Dominus – The Code of Fate – A Novel by Eleonora Davide – Review by Maria Teresa De Donato

After the literary break from Il Fiore del Carso, focused on the delicate issue of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and the frontier ethnic groups between the two World Wars, Eleonora Davide resumes, with Dominus – The Code of Destiny, the saga of Il Normanno bringing the reader back to medieval Irpinia divided between Normans and Lombards. Although some themes already present in…

The Norman – Historical-fiction novel by Eleonora Davide – Review by Maria Teresa De Donato

The Norman – Historical-fiction novel by Eleonora Davide – Review by Maria Teresa De Donato

Authored by Eleonora Davide this novel is exciting and captivating. Though a fictional literary work, it is inspired by some real events concerning the history of Irpinia, a land disputed and divided between Normans and Lombards. With a wealth of details and a simple, straight to the point, and yet equally engaging language, Eleonora leads…

Aunt Quintilla by Aldo Villagrossi Crotti – Review by Maria Teresa De Donato

Aunt Quintilla by Aldo Villagrossi Crotti – Review by Maria Teresa De Donato

We are in the years 1972-1985. On the occasion of Shabbat and other special events, the author, quite young at that time, and his family meet together with other relatives in the dining room of Aunt Ida and Uncle Ivo. All sit around the large table set where, in harmony with the best Jewish and family traditions,…

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