Naples is a mysterious metropolis and “[b]Misteri napoletani”[/b] tells the dark sides of the city and of the human soul. Fifteen stories, fifteen steps in the dark.
I will read you a passage from the short tale "La stanza vivente" ("The Living Room"):
«... Il medico si girò verso la parete e notò le larghe crepe; in poche ore erano diventate molto più vistose. Conservò lo stetoscopio nella borsa e fece al vecchio un’iniezione nel poco muscolo che era rimasto del braccio.
«Preoccupato per me?» sorrise il malato, sofferente ma perfettamente lucido.
Sì, era molto preoccupato, ma anche per le spaccature nel muro, non meno gravi di quelle trovate nel corpo agonizzante. Scricchiolii dovunque, in quella stanza. Le raffiche di vento all’im-provviso si placarono, per riprendere subito più fredde e violente. Ma era cambiata la provenienza. Il medico avvertì la corrente d’aria fredda nei piedi e nelle gambe, come se partisse dal pavimento. Il vecchio tremava e sorrideva, bisognava chiudere la finestra. Ma non fu possibile, i battenti resistevano sui cardini forse troppo arrugginiti…»
[i]My question is why tell us in English about a book written in Italian (I guess) that all of us only English-reading folks won't be able to read and can't read the long Italian passage that follows.
Genug ist genug!
I often wonder how many letter writers are simply putting us on.[/i]
They're not putting us on. They're looking for ANY excuse to promote their books in places where they shouldn't be promoting them, so they play dumb and spam any board where the admin won't kick them off the site.
Boy, there are a huge amount of people who promote their work here.
I may be offending YOU by saying this, but I love the people who say ...
I've written a short story! Come read it!
I have many [b]novels[/b] on Amazon that I have written over the course of my life. They are [b]novels[/b]. They have hundreds and hundreds of pages. Each was labored over for many months, and when it was finished, was reviewed by friends and then relabored.
I can write a short story in a couple hours. If you wanted me to, I could write a short story right now, to finish off this message.
I am getting very tired of people promoting stories and novels of fifty pages.
Again, if that's what you do, I'm truly sorry. I am finally just getting this out of my system.
[i]Boy, there are a huge amount of people who promote their work here.[/i]
That's the problem. There are better places to promo books than in an AUTHOR's forum. Most of us are totally wrapped up in our own projects. There's a forum in this community called Voice of the Author where you're welcome to promote your book, and Amazon has a forum dedicated for that purpose in the reader area where READERS can see an author's promotion.
I think we are in Europe, a multilingual continent. Now I'm trying to speak English. Literature and fiction can be two excellent tools for learning and dialogue. Difficult but possible. I read a book without knowing the Occitan language and then I wrote a novel where Occitan is also spoken.
Scribbir, l'ho già detto alcuni giorni fa nella Community e lo ribadisco ora in italiano. Promuovere un libro non è la stessa cosa che fare pubblicità su un paio di scarpe. I giornali pubblicano recensioni gratuite sui libri, ma non sulle merci.
Leggere non è da tonti. Altrimenti perché staresti seguendo la Community sui libri? Credo che sia un errore "criminalizzare" la promozione dei libri perché in questo modo allontana dalla lettura.
[i]Scribbir, l'ho già detto alcuni giorni fa nella Community e lo ribadisco ora in italiano. Promuovere un libro non è la stessa cosa che fare pubblicità su un paio di scarpe. I giornali pubblicano recensioni gratuite sui libri, ma non sulle merci.
Leggere non è da tonti. Altrimenti perché staresti seguendo la Community sui libri? Credo che sia un errore "criminalizzare" la promozione dei libri perché in questo modo allontana dalla lettura.[/i]
There are proper places to promote, and places where you should not promote. This particular forum is for questions, not for promotion. If you want to promote, go to the Voice of the Author forum and promote all you want. You can find it by clicking on the link 'Forums Home' at the top of this page.
Now is different. For language and content. Previously you talked of sly initiatives to sell books, now you're saying something else, you're talking about the place where it’s possible to promote a book. But I would not give much importance to the formal aspects. However, thanks for the communication service.
[i]Now is different. For language and content. Previously you talked of sly initiatives to sell books, now you're saying something else[/i]
The message hasn't changed. You shouldn't be promoting your book on this forum. Go back and read my previous posts on this thread. You'll see that I mentioned the Voice of the Author forum. You've just chosen to ignore the words just as you're choosing to ignore the intent of this forum.
[i]But I would not give much importance to the formal aspects.[/i]
I assume that means you don't feel you have to obey the rules here or anywhere else. Fine, just don't come whining to us if people give your book one star reviews because of your attitude about following rules.
They're not putting us on. They're looking for ANY excuse to Promote Their books in places where They Should Be Promoting Them, I know They play dumb and spam any board where the admin will not kick Them off the site.
You think it has not changed?
However, no matter.
I say again, the promotion of books is not advertising but a cultural information, the dissemination of culture.