Melanie Francesca protagonist with The Books of Mystery
When you meet Melanie Frances It’s hard to believe that such an old soul hides beneath that cloud of blond hair. She is the protagonist of the new literary adventure “The Secret Books”. Behind her fluffy pink dress and her booming laugh are the authoritative voices of professors like the Honorable Vittorio Sgarbi, the psychologist Prof. Maria Rita Parsi and Professor Stefano Zecchi to underline that we are dealing with a work that really has something to say. As from Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi: “This ambitious and burdensome summary in three parts, Adam and Eve, Eden and the Apocalypse, could not be compared with anything more relevant if not for a text of a sacred nature, accompanied by aural illustrations (melanie draws well) proposing an original version of the Word, the revealed Word on the origin and ending of everything, introducing a universe governed, to use the author’s words, “by duality and in which Adam and Eve represent heaven”. and earth, consciousness and spirit, spirit and soul, conscious and unconscious, head and heart, day follows night and emptiness follows abundance.”
His language follows the lineage of the sacred texts, the prophets, the Divine Comedy, the great symbolist poetry, which in fact opens (or perhaps not?) modern lyric poetry. Baudelairein a famous letter Rimbaud, believing that the poet’s essential task was to become a seer, a seer?): Not all that can be referred to is what appears, there is something to be revealed behind it, which is also difficult to understand can be. If not everything is understood, it may still be enough that it is noticed, it is important that the solemn and cryptic is presentleave the listener with an inner sign, clear and profound.” The author therefore takes us on a fascinating journey into ourselves, on a path that the psychologist Maria Rita ParsHe defines it as “a provocation to make people think and bring people back to their origins”. In an intense dialogue in which the great psychologist defined the artist capable of capturing the meaning that lies beyond and within things, the purpose of the work, able to inspire man for the spiritual dimension to discover the truth. And to use his exact words: “The poetry of Melanie Frances represents a surprising presentation, above all because of its surprising ability, expressed melodically and dreamily, to create emotional scenarios rooted in every myth and in every time. A female James Joyce to sip to open the doors beyond our subconscious.”
Also for Prof. Stephen Zecchi it is a “through aphorisms”. To give you an idea of the undeniable skill in using the original book, found only in the time of the great pre-Socratic philosophers, when philosophical communication was oral, I read verse 122: “He loved the soul a slender island that tied itself to the buttonhole of a needle that pierced the lake of the Infinite.” It takes skill to master such words. Then, like all aphorisms, what it means is subject to a tide of possibilities that never define a single interpretation. That’s why it’s an ambitious project: it takes a lot of courage to be able to underline something like this while writing. The book is based on three structures that actually relate to a cosmological metaphysical vision centered on biblical figures such as: Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden and the Apocalypse. The stroke of the drawing is beautiful, for those who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and for those who know how to master expressive communication through the sign.”
In fact, the volume is accompanied by over forty drawings by the author, in some cases reproducing herself, in others depicting themes reminiscent of the content of the verses. The publisher Carlo Motta, who firmly believed in this project claims: “In its apocalyptic cosmogony there are animals of all kinds, reptiles, demons, but also angels, structures and human faces so wrinkled that they become tree bark.” Dystopian cities, half human , semi-automated figures. There is evidence of Melanie’s artistic culture formed thereAcademy of Fine Arts Venice, but also the universal judgment of Michelangelo, the spaces of Raphael, certain distant landscapes of Leonardo, the metaphysical cities of De Chirico, a classical formation that then interprets them in the visionary way you saw. An articulate and very rich personality who knows how to tell through the sound of words but also to portray in the artistic manifestation of drawings.>>
The drawings in the book refer to the The box, a light installation created under the auspices of the Minister of Culture of the United Arab Emirates, which blends classical mythology with contemporary understanding and is the fruit of the same delusional, dreamlike, poetic imagination that Parsi describes in Melanie, an author capable of galloping the spirit that begins in a thousand, without limits. “I felt very nostalgic for our western world because I was a lot in the United Arab Emirates where I have my family,” explains the artist, “so I put our entire history in a box that Laocoön, the Venus of Samothrace, Michelangelo, Canova and Dante’s echoes in the unsettling figures attacking Opheliaa tribute toPre-Raphaelites. They used to be called demons, now they’re called obsessions. But from this hell at our feet we ascend to heaven. My the Box is like a novel, a mini Sistine Chapel.»
melanie is seduced and captivated by the word as by a melody because, according to the author, poetry is born through the body, like a dance, but also like a painting: “I began to spread out the words on a sheet as if it were a palette.” for COLOR”.The desire to free his, but also our spirit, to fly high to the noble spaces of the soul.
THE BOOKS OF MYSTERY It was released on all digital platforms and in bookstores on Thursday 25 May and was presented at a well-known restaurant in on Tuesday 23 May Milan, Alle Muse and the next day at the Bocca bookshop in Piazza del Duomo – in the presence of many cultural workers such as Vittorio Sgarbi from afar, Catia Ricciarelli, Melania Rizzoli, Stefano Zecchi, Carlo Motta, Francesca Caetani Lovatelli, Valeria Poggi Longostrevi, Claudia Peroni, Fernando Proce, Amedeo Goria, Elena Morali, Elisa Scheffler, Francesco Repetti Mogol, Aristide Malnati, Andrea Tacconi , Simona Schnitte and many other protagonists of the show.
Melanie Frances, lifestyle journalist, author – she has published 15 books ranging from novels to poetry. Radio and television personality and artist, graduate of the Venice Academy of Fine Arts, has suspended ParisMilan, Moscow and under the auspices of the UAE Minister of Culture in Dubai and Kuwait. He lives between Abu Dhabi and Lugano.