1. 2018 Viewbug Community Choice Award

             Mémoires

       d'un fils de nazis

 

Edtions Abordables, Paris

Site FNAC+Site AMAZON.FR

 

“Je suis né en 1937. Mon père, duquel je me souviens si peu, à part cette image où je le vois me prenant dans ses bras et me soulevant très haut dans les airs, est mort dans un accident de voiture quelques mois avant la déclaration de la guerre. Petit, il paraît que je ne cessais de le réclamer lorsqu’il était au travail, ma mère, elle, en était très fière, car il comptait parmi les hautes autorités du Parti, faisant de nous une famille respectée ...”

 

La première partie de ces ‘Mémoires’ est le texte de l’auteur le plus largement diffusé dans le monde. Il a paru dans des revues littéraires en français (l’Autre Journal, le Bulletin de la Fondation Auschwitz, Les Cahiers du Sens, etc.), en anglais, toujours dans sa propre version, aussi bien aux Etats-Unis, qu’au Canada, en Grande Bretagne et en Inde , réédité à plusieurs reprises, ainsi qu’en traduction italienne, allemande , grecque, turque et polonaise. En août 2014, ce même texte a été pré-sélectionné, sous le titre de 'Venitian Thresholds', par l'American Gem and Filmmakers Literary Festival.

 

 

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

in Montauk, Long Island, New York

 

 

Sang mêlé

Le grand roman

d'Albert Russo

 

Ginkgo Editeur 

Diffusion/distribution CDE/Sodis

 

http://recherche.fnac.com/

ia119638/Albert-Russo

 

Editions France Loisirs

 

Some of my photos were exhibited at the

Museum of Photography in Lausanne, Switzerland, in Times Square (NYC), at the Louvre Museum, the Pierre Cardin Space, both in Paris, and in Venice

 

Quelques unes de mes photos ont été exposées au

Musée de l'Elysée à Lausanne, à Times Square, au Louvre, à l'espace Cardin à Paris et à Venise

 

 


 

 

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 :

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"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

 

Both books lauded by the Mayor of New York City

 

 

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

Albert Russo

in his NYC apartment

 

in Montauk, Long Island,

            New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Featured Artist

INSPIRATION ARTBOOK

 

VIEWbug rockstar award

 

twilight in Venice

Svalbard, North Pole

 

and Peer awards

 

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Rockstar award for tropical flowers in TLV

 

VIEWBUG Trendsetting:

  1.  Benoît

 

 

2. Singer Salit Fridman

and friend, Tel Aviv

 

  • TOP VIEWBUG PHOTO:
  • RAINBOW IN NORWAY'S FJORDS

 

 

   A L B ER T    R U S S O

 

 

     aging among the fish

 

  with Congolese friends

 

with the Director

of the philantropic  Sarvodaya

in Sri Lanka

 

      

receiving the British    Diversity Award in  London, United Kingdom

 

 

           at UNESCO

 with Director Mr M'Bow  and African friends

 

 

  acting in Paris theater

 

      

 

     with French actress                Suzanne Flon

 

 

     in Brugge, Belgium

 

 

in Milan, Italy

 

        Graduation

New York University

 

     in Berlin, Germany

 

     in Laeken, Belgium

 

presenting his first book  on television

 

 

in Palma de Mallorca,   Spain

 

jiving with his little  sister in Usumbura,  Ruanda-Urundi

 

with his beloved mother in front of lake Kivu, Eastern Congo

 

in Kobe, Japan

 

in Sion, Switzerland

 

with his cousin Reggie in  Rhodesia / Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINNER of the 2008 AZsacra International Poetry Award

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

http://cyberwit.net/

 

      with his parents in

Cape Town, South Africa

  1. Best Israeli photographer

      35Awards - Moscow

 

Bryggen: Bergen, Norway

Halong Bay - Vietnam

 

Valencia sand art - Spain

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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"Art is but a moment of bliss, a lightning cleaving the somber, never-ending horrors of our world." Albert Russo

   Albert Russo's work has appeared in over a dozen languages

on the five continents (in 25+ countries)

 

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

sur les cinq continents (dans plus de 25 pays)

 

 

CALL ME CHAMELEON, a memoir

 

The selective memory of a kaleidoscopic-eyed globetrotter, from age 3 to this day. This is the unconventional memoir of Albert Russo, a multicultural, multilingual author who writes in English and French, his two ‘mother’ tongues, correcting the galleys of the Italian translations of his novels himself (his ‘paternal’ tongue being Italian).  His work has been translated into a dozen+ languages, including Polish, Greek, Bengali, Turkish and Chinese.  He has garnered many international awards.

 

Excerpt from the Preface by

Adam Donaldson Powell, Poet, writer, essayist, artist, musician and Lgbt activist.

 

To write an autobiography is a feat that is difficult, painful, and often feels foreign due to the fact that most of the stories have already been told in various forms through fiction, essays and poetry.  In addition, I knew that this was Albert's chance to let it all hang out, so-to-speak.  The nice chameleon has its nasty sides -- as we all do -- and some of the anger would be sure to leak out in such a book. (A coming to terms, one might say.)  And finally, this project has scared me because here he -- the chameleon -- finally reveals himself (often times through his all-too-frank alter ego Zapinette), and recounts the well-known stories from his travels to and residences in Africa, Israel, Europe and America within a human context.  Within a human context ... And why is that scary?  Well, fiction is often more believable than truth (read: more acceptable / comfortable than truth / real life).  I saw for myself the "bad boy" chameleon, that I learned to know and love personally and in his literature, threatening to rear his beautiful head.  Who was I scared for ... the chameleon, or the readers?  Honestly? Both ... we are all the chameleon. Albert Russo outs us all in this book.

 

Albert Russo has been selected as a

Book Excellence Award Honoree in 2019

There were hundreds of entries from around the world and this book was selected for its high-quality writing, design and market appeal.