PETALS OF LIFE BY CARMINE VALENTE

CARMINE VALENTE was born on July 31, 1965, in 2004 2nd classified in the literary competition “Città di Avellino”, in 2005 he was mentioned as a Nocera literary prize, in 2009 he was mentioned as a special religious poem at the national prize “Totus tuus”

in 2010 3rd prize unpublished short story Accademia il convivio

in the Municipality of Mattinata

“Petali di vita” is a collection of his poems in which Carmine Valente accompanies us on a “magnificent” journey that also has a rational meaning.
The writer’s poetry is suffused with a light, serene, natural melancholy.
That of Carmine Valente is polite poetry with an ancient accent for consonance and domestic familiarity with the world around, between memories and small interior liturgies never superimposed on the song that inspires them. Above all it is honest poetry.
In the collection there is a kind of pleasant suffused sadness, foreshadowing a promising surrender to which the poems, at times, tune in as a gateway to a climate of thought straddling verses that they interpret, sniffing in a personal way, classical poetry.
The author’s skill is in having been able to grasp and, above all, transmit his emotions in the reader and can grasp their essence, enriching an excellent job.

Carmine Valente also invites us to read two of his stories: Better to stay in the sun and Auschwitz for memory, Auschwitz for peace.

In the first he manages to give the reader small stories and unexpected points of view and also unique protagonists.
The writing is fluid, delicate, perfect for describing feelings and emotions.

The micro stories are structured with precision, very short, have coherence, an unfolding and an end where inside we find space for surprise or reflection. In a world that unfortunately goes faster and faster, where too many say they don’t have time to read, this work can really bring many together, because with a minimum of effort, stories give a lot and can feed the desire and curiosity. to approach other writings.
The genre is definitely fiction, a comfortable corner where you can find your dreams and maybe discover the pleasure of reading, an experience that allows you to live a thousand different lives.

The second Auschwitz the memory, Auschwitz the peace.

What is striking in the story is that, despite the horrors these people are experiencing, the only thing that everyone clings to is hope.
This short story is not easy to read, but it is compelling and offers the reader an insight into the conditions and experiences of the Nazi death camps. The fact that someone got out alive is a testament to the determination of the spirit of the thousands of Jews who were buried there for no other reason than their own religious beliefs.
It is not possible to undo the past, no matter how much we wish it, it is thanks to other survivors, who have found the courage to tell their story, that perhaps we can learn from it.
Like all stories dealing with concentration camps and the Holocaust, this one is deeply moving and disturbing.