I-SRAELI SYNDROME

 

Published by l'Aleph in November 2013

 

2009 BOOK AWARDS www.indieexcellence.com

Multicultural Fiction Finalist

 

http://www.l-aleph.com/

formerly

Shalom Tower Syndrome was also a Finalist in the "Fiction & Literature"category at 

The National Best Books 2007 Awards.

It was also released in 2008 in Italian by Edizioni Fabio Croce

The novel is set in Israel. Alexis, who grew up in Rwanda-Burundi, is the son of an Italian Jew and a beautiful mulatto woman. As a young adult, he now queries the complexity of his roots: African-European and Judeo-Christian (his mother was raised a Catholic). The author guides the reader through a progression of exciting and complicated episodes involving Alexis. With his American wife he will vacation in Israel, and that stay will be a turning point in his life. The past catches up with him, exploding with the images of one man's life kaleidoscope: the memories of his African years, colliding with the more recent images of Milan, the smells, the colors and the primeval beauty of the black continent, mingling with those of Italy, as well as with the violent feelings Israel stirs in him. In that dense and haunting atmosphere he will meet young Israelis, a Palestinian and a German professor, the nephew of a Nazi soldier who died during WWII. Will Alexis finally reconcile himself with the conflicting parts of his identity? Will he feel more African or more European; more Catholic or more Jewish; or will his new environment help him find peace within himself, in spite of the country’s current dangers? The ‘mystery’ will unravel in the last chapter of this largely autobiographical novel. ‘There is a type of novel whose aim, as Jonathan Swift wrote of his intention behind Gulliver's Travels, is to “vex the world rather than divert it.” If it's a good and true novel then it will inevitably also serve both as a vexatious testament and a diverting read. Such is Albert Russo's I-sraeli Syndrome.

I-sraeli Syndrome is very much a biography of the soul, and as much as that of any latter-day Harry Haller, and Russo seems to have dredged in its pages the depths of his own being in order to have written it.’ 

                          David Alexander                              

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Excerpt from James Baldwin's letter to the author, penned the year of his death: “I like your work very much indeed. It has a very gentle surface and a savage under-tow. You're a dangerous man.”

See the author's own French version entitled LA TOUR SHALOM, published by Editions Hors Commerce in 2005 . SHALOM TOWER SYNDROME was also published in Italian in 2008 by Libreria Edizioni Croce

Albert RUSSO

 

 

Sang mêlé

Le grand roman

d'Albert Russo

 

Ginkgo Editeur 

Diffusion/distribution CDE/Sodis

 

http://recherche.fnac.com/

ia119638/Albert-Russo

 

Editions France Loisirs

 

Coniglio Editore -  Italiano

 

 

 

 

Quelques unes de mes photos exposées au

Musée de l'Elysée à Lausanne /

Some of my photos exhibited at the

Museum of Photography in Lausanne, Switzerland

 

 

 

THE BENEVOLENT AMERICAN

IN THE HEART OF DARKNESS

 

A trilogy of Albert Russo’s

 

award-winning

African novels set in

the former Belgian Congo

and Rwanda-Urundi

 

http://www2.xlibris.com

/bookstore/

bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=26766

 

XLibris - English

- Lettre de James Balwin à Albert Russo à propos de 'Sang Mêlé ':

 

“... J’aime votre écriture, car dans un style policé vous exprimez des sentiments violents, faisant éclater des vérités terrifiantes.”

 

- Voici ce que le grand écrivain contemporain, Edmund White, l'auteur de la magistrale biographie de Jean Genet et de romans à succès, dit de SANG MELE :

.

"Albert Russo a su recréer, à travers les joies et les angoisses d'un jeune métis congolais, les tensions de la vie moderne, qu'il s'agisse des relations entre noirs et blancs, entre le Tiers monde et nos sociétés technologiquement avancées, ou de la question toujours épineuse de l'homosexualité ...  SANG MELE est un roman que l'on ne lache pas, tel quel, il est envoûtant."

 

 

 

The Norwegian Public Schools have chosen Albert Russo's poem LOST IDENTITY for their students' (close to 2,000) final English examinations, before they can enter university.

 

LOST IDENTITY
 
tell me what to do
tell me where to go
am I losing my bearings?
why are you still
by my side?
I don’t recognize you anymore
I can’t remember
the good times
they seem to have dissolved
into a slipstream
give me your hand
I want to feel its pulse
I’m suddenly so cold inside
and terribly spare
because it is not you
I’ve become a stranger to
but myself 
 

 

City of lovers / of wonder

Parie la Grosse Pomme

Indie excellence finalist

 

 

New York at heart

New York au coeur

 

Indie excellence finalist

 

 

 

Body glorious /

Corps à corps

 

Books And Authors 2008 WINNER

 

Indie excellence finalist

 

 

Photolaureate 2009

 

Ville d’Avray, France

 

 

L'amant de mon père,

journal romain

 

Cercle poche

http://www.bibliopoche.com

/livre/L-amant-de-mon-pere/194507.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruxelles au galop

Brussels Ride

 

 

 

 

All photos and English book covers are by /

 

Toutes les photos et couvertures de livres en anglais sont de /

 

ALBERT RUSSO

INTRODUCTION

.ENGLISH

You are on the official website of the author, Albert RUSSO. The website was entirely refounded. The accent was put on the simplicity of use – the beginners in computer science as the most experimented will be able to sail and go through different rubrics simply. Since the works of the author have been written originally in English and in French, the website appears in both languages. 

 


 

FRANCAIS

Vous êtes sur le site officiel de l'écrivain, Albert RUSSO. Le site a été entièrement refondé. L'accent a été mis sur la simplicité d'utilisation - les novices en informatique comme les plus expérimentés pourront naviguer et parcourir les différentes rubriques en toute simplicité. Les œuvres de l'auteur écrites à l'origine en français ou en anglais, il était tout a fait naturel que le site soit rédigé à la fois en français et en anglais.

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Researchers and students of literature may now

access the Albert Russo Literary Archives

in Brussels, Belgium, the capital of the European Union:

 

Chercheurs et étudiants en littérature peuvent désormais

consulter le Fonds littéraire Albert Russo:  

 

ARCHIVES & MUSÉE DE LA LITTÉRATURE

Bibliothèque Royale Albert Ier

Boulevard de l'Empereur 4

1000 Bruxelles - Belgique

 

 

search / rechercher: Auteur Albert Russo

 

http://www.aml-cfwb.be/rechercher/catalogue

 

Léodine l'Africaine by Albert Russo, éditions gingko-éditeur, the author’s French version of The Black Ancestor, Imago Press, USA, was nominated for Belgium’s highest literary prize, the Prix Victor Rossel 2012.

 

 

   Albert Russo's work has appeared in a dozen languages

on the five continents (25 countries)

 

   Les oeuvres d'Albert Russo ont paru dans une douzaine de langues

sur les cinq continents (25 pays)

 

 

 

PRINCES AND GODS

 

a Greco-African thriller

based on true facts, set

in Rwanda-Urundi

 

by Albert Russo

 

published by l'Aleph

 

 

Damiana, the enticing wife of Tobias Antoniades, a wealthy Greek merchant twenty years younger than him, has the reputation of being a hot ticket in town.  Among Damiana’s lovers are the Tutsi Mwami himself, a Belgian police officer and Dimitri Stavros, a cinema owner.  Damiana has added to her list a young American, Oswald Radcliffe, who works as a paramedic at the Evangelical mission.  Oswald is a poet and an idealist. Dimitri is terribly jealous and wants Damiana to divorce her husband. To reach his aims he will gradually get involved in the local politics and before he realizes it he will be chosen as the hitman in the assassination of the Tutsi Prince Ruego, slated to become the country’s first Prime Minister.

 

All facts are true and the narrator has lived through them, only the real names have been changed. It is mostly about the Hutu and the Tutsi and their feud (refer to the 1994 Tutsi genocide Rwanda).

 

Excerpts from ‘World Literature Today’ Review: 

 

 

“It takes a deft hand not only to make us believe in the various flesh-and-blood cast of characters and their beknotted lines of action but also to make us smell Africa, feel the voluptuous contact between human skins of different colors, rejoice in a sensuosity at once voluptuous and coolly observed, its heat utterly controlled, like a glowing horseshoe under the blows of an expert blacksmith.”

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Princes-Gods-A-Greco-African-Thriller/dp/918775102X

 

UKhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=princes+%26+gods+russo&rh=n%3A266239%2Ck%3Aprinces+%26+gods+russo

 

Ghana -  http://www.modernghana.com/news/518605/1/award-winning-author-albert-russo-launches-his-bri.html

 

 

 

 

 

Palmarès du Concours Europoésie UNICEF 2013 Awards

THEME : PROTECTION DE L’ENFANCE / CHILD PROTECTION
 
Conte et Nouvelle / poetic prose
1er Prix / First Prize: RUSSO Albert

                Vengeance par procuration / Revenge by Proxy                          

 

 

 

ZAPINETTE BAGUETTE & TAGLIATELLE

from the GOSH ZAPINETTE ! series

 

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/zapinette-baguette-tagliatelle-albert-russo/1118954803?ean=9789187751240

 

A hilarious, irreverent romp through the life of a child of the new century! Set in Paris and Northern Italy [refers to the first 3 volumes], the work shows us the world through the eyes of Zapinette, a little girl who is smart, quick-witted, accepting and dazzling. Russo's use of slang language and spelling is just plain fun! The book is done in the stream of consciousness of a child and jumps from subject to subject providing a very detailed, if not explainable, roadmap through a child's thought process. A fun and enjoyable book. Give yourself and a friend a smile – buy and share this work!

 

Leslie BlanchardA Writer's Choice Literary Magazine (USA).

 

Available through Amazon, Barnes & Nobles in America and in Europe.

 

 

ZAPINETTE LA PARIGINA,

 

romanzo di Albert Russo, fumetti di Soizick Jaffre

 

traduzione italiana di Gabriella Baldanzi

 

Edizioni Croce 

 

http://www.edizionicroce.com/libro.asp?idlibro=638

 

Zapinette vive  con  sua madre , una  “felinista “ determinata, proprietaria di un salone di bellezza a Parigi e con l’ultimo fidanzato di lei , Firmino. La ragazzina  , tuttavia, si sente molto  più  vicina  allo   zio, Zio Beric , nonostante il fatto “  che lui , a  volte ,  sia  fuori di testa  e  di tanto   in tanto le  faccia  saltare i nervi.” Da  Firmino, “che fa  rima   con  vermino”  viene a  sapere  che il suo zio preferito è un  “omosectual “. Insieme  faranno  un viaggio in Italia  che  si  rivelerà    certamente   non   noioso.

 

THE LITERARY  REVIEW: «… e state  attenti,  queste  “perle “  di  perspicacia  trasgressiva  di Zapinette  si propagheranno   come  un  virus.   L’innocenza   scanzonata e   pragmatica  di questa ragazzina  saggia  abbraccia  l’intera  gamma  dei  rapporti  umani.  Difficilmente  qualcuno  ne uscirà indenne . Michael  Jackson, Vittorio De Sica ,  Freddy  Mercury,  Mao, i due  Clinton , il Papa , Fidel  Castro  e persino Gesù di Nazareth , tutti   finiranno  sotto  il tiro  deliziosamente  buffo  di Zapinette  mentre  lei  fa  “zapping “ da un argomento  all’altro con un flusso  irrefrenabile. Il  secolo con il doppio  zero ha  visto  l’alba , ma noi abbiamo visto il futuro   che  è un  imbroglio  ipocrita. Proprio   come  una  salutare  dose  di  antidoto  antimbroglio   lo  Zapinette  Video  dovrebbe  essere  nell’  elenco  delle  cose da leggere  da  chiunque  faccia  funzionare il proprio  cervello.»

 

WORLD LITERARY TODAY: « ... Questo libro è un’ autentica passeggiata   di  divagazione , un Montaigne  senza  capitoli che  saltella  da un soggetto  all’altro tracciando dei collegamenti che non sarebbero  venuti in mente  a nessuno. Ma  per  dirlo  alla  Groucho Marx , far passare  un  semplice  accenno  al di sopra della spalla  di uno  scrittore è il metodo giusto   per far  circolare  l’idea.

 

Noi lettori   ridacchiamo o addirittura  ci buttiamo  via  dal  ridere  mentre proseguiamo nella lettura , ma  , volenti o nolenti , raccogliamo   i messaggi  importanti  che  sono  sotto  il  saltello   monellesco e il  modo  canzonatorio  di  scrittura.» 

 

ODE TO MAMICA MIA, MOTHER BELOVED

 

https://www.createspace.com/4268997

 

Photos, poems and the full NOVEL entitled AND THERE WAS DAVID-KANZA based on my parents' lives in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa and Europe (Italy and Belgium), with eulogy received from family and friends around the world, from India to the United States, from Australia to Israel, from Norway to the Pacific, and, of course, mainly from Africa, south of the Sahara, relating to my beloved mother Sarah Russo.

                   

Large A4-size book of 364 pages

 

 

MOTHER BELOVED, MAMICA MIA

 

https://www.createspace.com/4231491

 

Photos, prose and poems relating to my beloved mother Sarah Russo during her long itinerary from her birth in 1920 on the island of Rhodes (Greece), through Southern and Central Africa, Italy and Belgium, where she lived, as well as through her travels with my father around the world, and her last journey, on the 24th March 2013.  She was a passionate reader, in English, French, Italian and Spanish. A wonderful pianist, she loved poetry above all. But more than anything else, it was the purity of her soul we admired the most, with her compassion, her generosity and her sense of humor, for she could be very funny. Thinking of her, we now laugh, cry and laugh again.

 

 

 

 

 

ROME, MY SIBLING, MY EMPRESS

 

This is my fourth photobook on Rome, after 'Italia Nostra', 'Expressive Romans' and 'Seven living Splendors'; this book includes poems and portraits of contemporary Roman personages.

 

https://www.createspace.com/4307185

+ Amazon.com + uk + fr + de + es

 

 

 

 

IO, HAND, FIGLIO DI NAZISTI,

romanzo di Albert Russo,

 

traduzione italiana di Gabriella Baldanzi

 

Edizioni Libreria Croce - € 14.

 

http://www.edizionicroce.com/libro.asp?idlibro=601

Amazon.it e altre librerie in linea  

 

'Albert Russo, il romanziere del patchwork riuscito',

di Jean-Luc Maxence

 

Se il tempo potesse sospendere il proprio volo, secondo le arti conosciute dai poeti, noi saremmo nel 1975 e io ritroverei un bel giovanotto sorridente ed anticonformista che mi proponeva, in rue Vaneau, il suo primo manoscritto, un romanzo breve e di pregio,  Mosaique newyorkaise. Mi è piaciuto al primo impatto e l’ho editato per le Editions de l’Athanor. Albert Russo, di origine angloitaliana, è nato nel 1943 nello zaire, ha vissuto diciassette anni in africa centrale e in quella australe, poi negli Stati Uniti, prima di stabilirsi in Francia dove vive tuttora. La sua opera di romanziere, apprezzata da James Baldwin e Gilles Perrault in modo particolare, è una magnifica testimonianza dell’ambiguità tragica del meticciato delle culture e lo è stata ben prima che questa espressione divenisse – con gran parte dei benpensanti – una formula vuota, senza sfumature, una risposta per tutto. Albert Russo, il romanziere, è sempre alla ricerca del pezzo mancante nel mosaico dei destini incrociati, con una limpidezza eccezionale di stile e un’efficace immaginazione, senza freni, non rinuncia mai a interrogarsi sulle ambiguità sessuali. Romanzo dopo romanzo, Russo ha saputo dare furore e vita al suo universo audace:  Sangue Misto – uno dei suoi titoli di successo – difende la causa omosessuale senza cadere nella militanza dalle braccia strette e dal pensiero debole. L’Amante di mio padre, editato nel 2000, è stato forse uno dei primi romanzi che ha aperto il dibattito sui matrimoni gay. ai nostri occhi albert Russo, all’inizio di questo nuovo millennio, appare come uno dei romanzieri più interessanti, capace di commuovere, un funambolo eternamente non in equilibrio posto su un filo di parole e immagini, sospeso tra continenti antagonisti – l’Africa, l’america e l’Europa. Moi, Hans, fils de nazis si iscrive nel drittofilo dei titoli precedenti. Ha approfondito la questione dell’origine e dei segreti dell’infanzia e di quelle famiglie che così sovente portano in seno una colpa mostruosa, come una cicatrice indelebile. Da dove veniamo? Da quale mistero inconfessato? Da quale amore? Da quale colpo di fulmine ineffabile? Che cos’è un percorso di vita popolato di imprevisti e di false contraddizioni? Sono tutti questi gli interrogativi febbricitanti a cui albert Russo tenta di rispondere dandoci da leggere questo “diario” che si apre con un capitolo intitolato Fabio, la mia ossessione. Niente, come al solito, in Russo è lineare. Ma dalla prima riga fino all’ultima la storia è da batticuore, non annoia mai, e dietro alla diversità delle culture e alle violenze umane, non solamente fisiche, c’è il mistero primordiale dell’Uomo che si rivela attraverso i desideri contradditori dei corpi e l’apparente assurdità della vita stessa.

 

 

For all money contributions to the School for Orphans, in Calcutta,      Michael Madhusudan Academy, please click on 'links'

 

Pour verser vos contributions à l'Ecole pour Orphelins à Calcutta,        Michael Madhusudan Academy, merci de cliquer sur 'liens' 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY/ART

http://www.greatsouthwestbookfestival.com/

 

HONORABLE MENTIONSEVEN LIVING SPLENDORS – Albert Russo

 

Our awards ceremony honoring the winners, runner-ups and honorable, held on Saturday, March 23 at Harrah's Casino in New Orleans. 

 

 

 

SEVEN LIVING SPLENDORS

 

 Black and white photos of 

 Venice, Rome, Paris, New York, Tel Aviv, Singapore and Jerusalem 

 

that mix art, architecture and street scenes, with humorous juxtapositions, and in wild card fashion.

 

Photography by

Albert Russo

 

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-living-Splendors-Singapore-photography/dp/1481851969

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRYSTALS IN A SHOCK WAVE

The works of /Albert Russo/ et son oeuvre

 

The works of Albert Russo of the past 40 years,

in both English and French, reviewed and commented in these two languages, with essays and photos by the author. 
 
L'oeuvre d'Albert Russo sur 40 ans, recensée en français et en anglais, avec ses propres essais et ses photos.

 

published by CreateSpace/Amazon: https://www.createspace.com/3883742

 

 

 

 

 

Albert Russo's new Poetry and Photo Book

 

EMBERS UNDER MY SKIN

 

published by Imago Press (AZ, USA) - (131 pages - softcover)

https://www.createspace.com/3818239 and Amazon

 

Blurb Inc. (80 pages - hardcover - book preview)

http://fr.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3061031

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albert Russo's novel AND THERE WAS DAVID-KANZA

Imago Press (AZ, USA)

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/and-there-was-david-kanza-albert-russo/1106881898

 

 

 

 

Nouveau livre d'Albert Russo

 

LE RÈGNE DU CAMÉLÉON

deux récits humoristiques

 

publié par Imago Press (Arizona, USA)

 

https://www.createspace.com/3899197

 

 

 

 

 

LÉODINE L'AFRICAINE, roman d’Albert Russo

 

http://livre.fnac.com/a3614717/Albert-Russo-Leodine-l-africaine

 

 

 

 

 

Romanzo di Albert Russo sull'apartheid

 

traduzione italiana di Gabriella Baldanzi

 

http://www.edizionicroce.com/libro.asp?idlibro=553

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AU NATUREL / BORN NAKED

 

Portraits of the author, alone or accompanied, taken in Africa, The US, Europe, where he has resided, and around the world, in different stages of his life, with pictures of his abode.

Note: the quality of the photos is variable, this book being primarily a photographic history of the author rather than a professional photobook. Some of these pictures are erotic, some, very kitsch, and others frankly ridiculous, like life itself at times.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Naturel-born-naked-Albert-Russo/dp/1481807366/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_t_3_QJGY

 

 

 

 

ISRAEL / JORDAN / PALESTINE - Photos & texts by Albert Russo

 

http://fr.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2798897

 

 

 

 

Albert Russo’s hilarious new Zapinette sequel

 

ZULU ZAPY WINS THE RAINBOW NATION

 

co-published by Poets Printery (South Africa) and Cyberwit.net (India)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Zulu-Zapy-Wins-Rainbow-Nation/dp/8182531683

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEL by Albert Russo

 

THE BLACK ANCESTOR

 

Imago Press (Tucson, Arizona)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Ancestor-Albert-Russo/dp/1935437038

 

Léodine l'Africaine by Albert Russo, éditions gingko-éditeur, the author’s French version of The Black Ancestor, Imago Press, USA, was nominated for Belgium’s highest literary prize, the Prix Victor Rossel 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

ORIENTAL GEMS / PERLES DE L’ORIENT

 

A photographic journey through

Vietnam, Sanya, Bangkok and Singapore

 

http://www.blurb.com/books/2048107 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

VENICE, EMPRESS OF THE SEAS / VENISE, D'ORS ET DE MASQUES

VENEZIA, UN SOGNO INFINITO

 

Regata Storica / Mostra del Cinema / Lido di Venezia

 

Photos & fiction: Albert Russo

 

http://www.blurb.fr/bookstore/detail/3411455

 

 

 

RAINBOW / PARISARC EN CIEL

 

Photos : Albert Russo

 

http://fr.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2852656

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOIX DU CONGO, anthologie éditée par Charles Djungu-Simba K.

avec des poèmes d'Albert Russo - Editions Le Cri (Bruxelles)

 

http://www.lecri.be/lecri.acgi$CriCat_fr?art=LC004186Fr&Session=S318334555&Skin=Cri

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roman d’Albert Russo

 

EXILS AFRICAINS ... et il y eut David-Kanza

 

Ginkgo éditeur, Paris (diffusion CDE-Sodis)

 

http://livre.fnac.com/a2809792/Albert-Russo-Et-il-y-eut-David-Kanza-un-exil-africain?Fr=0&To=0&Nu=15&from=1&Mn=-1&Ra=-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVING OBJECTS / OBJETS-MIROIR

photos: Albert Russo

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1994466

 

 

 

 

CELESTIAL BLUES / CHANTS DU CIEL

Photos: Albert Russo

 

Blurb Inc. http://www.blurb.com/books/1567671

 

 

 

Watch the sky play its magic over cities and landscapes, from Norway to Italy, Senegal and Congo, from Mexico to Russia, Israel and Jordan, from the north pole to the heart of the jungle, from Paris to New York and Oaxaca, from Bergen to Saint Petersburg and Jerusalem, from Beijing to Colombo, Venice and Fuerteventura, and watch the birds dance to its tunes.

 

 

 

 

SYMPHONY IN HANDS MAJOR

Le langage des mains

Photos by Albert Russo

 

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1606963

 

 

 

 

 

 

MERMAIDS OF THE BALTIC SEA / SIRENES DE LA BALTIQUE 

Saint Petersburg, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo

      Photos: ALBERT RUSSO

 

http://www.blurb.com/books/1495943

 

 


WINNER IN THE 2011 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Category : Photography-General

 

http://www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2011.htm

 

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1495943

 

 

 

EILAT, PETRA & TEL AVIV

Photos: Albert Russo

http://www.blurb.com/books/226710

 

FINALIST IN THE 2011 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Category : Photography-General

http://www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2011.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA FOREVER / LA CHINE ETERNELLE

 

http://www.blurb.com/books/1469832

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANIMAL KINSHIP

NOS COUSINS LES ANIMAUX

Photos:  Albert Russo

 

http://www.blurb.com/books/1466012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Boundaries of Exile / Conditions of Hope"

has placed as a FINALIST in the "Miscellaneous" category.

 

BOOK by Albert Russo and Martin Tucker

 

BOUNDARIES OF EXILE / CONDITIONS OF HOPE

 

Stories - Poems - Essays

 

Confrontation Press (Long Island University)

(see News / Nouveautés)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-Exile-Conditions-Martin-Tucker/dp/0913057568

 

 

 

13th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-published Book Awards (USA) Honorable Mention: 

 

THE CROWDED WORLD OF SOLITUDE:

 Vol. 1, the collected stories and essays

 

www.xlibris.com 

 

http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=26768

 

 

2008 Beach Book Festival Poetry Awards, Atlantic City, USA

 

Runner-upTHE CROWDED WORLD OF SOLITUDE:

Vol. 2, the collected poems

 

 

http://www2.xlibris.com/BOOKSTORE/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=26769

 

 

 

 

 

Indie Excellence 2008 Photography Awards: Finalist 

Beverly Hills, California, USA   

www.indieexcellence.com

 

 

CITY OF LOVERS - CITY OF WONDERS /  PARIE LA GROSSE POMME

 

www.xlibris.com - ISBN 978-1-4257-4357-4

 

http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=36216

 

 

 

 

 

Indieexcellence Finalist: NEW YORK AT HEART / NEW YORK AU COEUR

 

 

www.xlibris.com - ISBN 978-1-4257-4359-8

 

 

Books & Authors.net

Books of the Year 2008 WINNER

Photography:  BODY GLORIOUS / CORPS À CORPS

 

 

 

Indie Excellence 2008 Photography Awards

Finalist: Body Glorious / Corps à corps    

www.xlibris.com - ISBN 978-1-4257-2515-5

 

http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=34031

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINNER of the 2008 AZsacra International Poetry Award

sponsored by the Taj Mahal Review, India - prize: 500 US$ -  

http://cyberwit.net/

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER Chinese children

Photography Vibes - Best of edition 2009

Photolaureates.org

 

included in the new book

CHINA FOREVER / LA CHINE ETERNELLE

 

http://www.blurb.com/books/1469832

 

 

 

 

 

2009 BOOK AWARDS www.indieexcellence.com

 

GLBT Non-Fiction - WINNER

 

GAYTUDE: A poetic journey around the world

 

by Albert Russo and Adam Donaldson Powell

 

http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=35827

 

 

Gaytude is a collection of poetry that appears in English in the first half and then translated into French for the second half of the book. There is also a collection of pictures depicting homoerotic images throughout history as well as personal images of Albert Russo. The timelessness of these pictures is repeated as a theme within the elegant and often poignant poetry collected. The authors are two very accomplished writers who tackle a wide variety of subjects and themes that affect gay men with surprising depth and meaning. These topics will hit home especially for like-minded individuals but anyone with compassion will understand the beauty and heartache these issues bring to mind. Gaytude is a wonderful collection by two powerful authors that have offered thoughts on timeless themes.           RAINBOW REVIEW (USA)

 

 

Gaytude, bilingual poetry at its best, written, translated and adapted by Russo and Powell, also includes wonderful photographs by Russo.  TAJ MAHAL REVIEW (India)

 

 

A propos du livre précédent TOUR DU MONDE DE LA POESIE GAY, d'où est extrait GAYTUDE, nouveau livre bilingue, français-anglais, remanié et augmenté, avec, en plus, les poèmes d'Adam Donaldson Powell:

 

8 novembre 2008, par Jean-Louis Garac - www.polychromes.fr/spip.php?article271

 

Le Livre d’Albert Russo, paru fin 2004, sous le titre TOUR DU MONDE DE LA POESIE GAY, fait partie de ces livres à ne pas rater, il est également intemporel, poésie oblige, raison supplémentaire pour ne pas avoir peur d’en parler aujourd’hui même trois ans après sa parution.

 

La poésie gay à travers le monde ! Vaste programme s’il en est pour ce titre ambitieux ! Ces textes couvrent en effet tous les continents.

Le côté chant lyrique devant l’Aimé, son corps et tous ses attributs semble l’emporter sur tous les autres thèmes abordés : découverte de l’homosexualité, questionnement, incertitude, chant mélancolique, malaise d’être, envie d’homoparentalité, première découverte etc. La poésie est d’abord vécue comme un chant de bonheur, d’exaltation et d’exultation ! Le sentiment d’aimer est un souffle qui embrase l’objet du désir. La poésie célèbre et montre l’aimé comme le seul objet sur terre.

 

“c’est ton odeur

qui me rend fou

ce parfum de savane

et de poivre (...)” à  R.Liebaert

 

Je parlais dans un précédent article du ‘Blason du corps masculin’, ici il est en quelque sorte revendiqué, porté comme un étendard, idéalisé certes mais totalement charnel, d’une matérialité lumineuse et heureuse, but de la vie elle-même ! C’est un cantique des cantiques gay ou dans la grande tradition de la poésie grecque et latine.

 

‘Cuisses, âmes, mains, tout mon être pêle-mêle,

Mémoire, pieds, coeur, dos et l’oreille et le nez

Et la fressure, tout gueule une ritournelle,

Et trépigne un chahut dans leurs bras forcenés.’’ Verlaine

 

Il y a aussi des textes graves : sur de jeunes gays arrêtés et flagellés en Iran, sur l’impossibilité de parler et vivre sa vie et ses choix sexuels en Egypte et ailleurs, sur des pratiques de castration physique et mentale ! On ne saurait trop conseiller de méditer ces poèmes et d’écouter ces plaintes, ce ne sont point là de la rhétorique et de la poésie mais un sinistre vécu de la part de nos frères nés dans ces régions de mort sous la menace des milices morales. Ces chants doivent nous mobiliser pour leur Liberté et la nôtre.