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Adriano Bulla

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in Milan, Italy
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A voice for the alternative, an alternative voice.

Writer, poet, academic, with a passion for comparative literature and the classics, and an interest in new styles, structures and voices, Adriano Bulla defines himself as a 'servant of Calliope'.

PS: I notice that there are accounts whose sole purpose is to give me 1 star reviews... I must have stepped on someone toes.


Publications:

The novel The Road to London , a 'spiritual novel' combining elements of romance/ fiction with touches of erotica and with a surrealist style, where a gay boy creates a world of dreams and lies to escape prejudice, only to find himself locked in the cage of his own imagination( Glastonbury Publishing + Mirador + Netherwold Books, 2013).

Queer Poems , a co
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Adriano Bulla Thanks, Jeremy,

What a difficult question... Let's say that I am by nature a poet. This said, although the two forms of Art are different, I feel there…more
Thanks, Jeremy,

What a difficult question... Let's say that I am by nature a poet. This said, although the two forms of Art are different, I feel there is osmosis between poetry and prose.

My style...thanks again, first. I don't know if there is a 'secret'. I think it's mainly a matter of open-mindedness not just when it comes to themes, but style as well, and my experience as a poet has influenced my style as a novelist as well.

When you write poetry (and I know mine is pretty extreme in terms of style), you tend to go slowly; the sound, the imagery, even the smell of every word and combination of words is so important that even a comma can make a huge difference (in fact, one of my flickers is in two versions, the difference being just a comma), and I think I've applied what I learnt by writing very intense shorter texts, poems, to my prose, even if, of course, in prose you may want to be more explicit, less hermetic, more accessible. There's also, I think, the idea of never refraining: if a swear word is needed, I never thought twice about using it; if a complex metaphor is needed, the same applies. Here, the word 'needed' is maybe the core of the style of The Road to London... There are many principles one applies when writing a text, but two basic principles of The Road to London are that for a word to be there, there had to be a necessity; more a process of boiling down the stock to the juices than diluting it to increase the word count (very counter productive, in financial terms, trust me). The second principle was accessibility and enjoyability: I knew I would write a novel that came, oddly enough, and I say this because in many ways they are opposites, was at risk of becoming very complex, so, the idea was to keep its simplicity, for the sake of readability, and add meanings, references etc by layering them into the words rather than by inserting them within the written text. The two principles balance each other out, I feel, producing a main story which one can read just by following the words, and then producing a 'second-take-effect' where readers can choose (but don't have to) read The Road to London at different levels.

As to the 'drive', again, it comes from poetry, and the trick is simple: rhythm. Rhythm is at the heart of poetry: there is no poetry without music. The Road to London was mainly not exactly written, but 'orchestrated' a bit like an opera, where the rhythm of each passage is a priority of the composition, not a random consequence.

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Adriano Bulla Hello Robert,

I'm 'pottering' at the moment, mainly in the garden of poetry. I've sort of felt the need to go back to my roots as a poet, where I learn…more
Hello Robert,

I'm 'pottering' at the moment, mainly in the garden of poetry. I've sort of felt the need to go back to my roots as a poet, where I learn a lot about playing with words and senses. If the Muse wishes so, then my experience can be 'recycled' later in prose. I was originally writing a series of poems inspired by paintings, and taking the road shown by Eliot in his 'Preludes', but it's turning out to be a series of queer poems dealing with human rights mainly, and this might as well be the title of the series, if it ever becomes one. (less)
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The Road to London

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Queer Poems

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New Age Spirit

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The Labyrinth of Grammar

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013
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Ybo' and Other Lies

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Assessment for Learning

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The Mariner's Inferno

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Mindfulness

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Lucid Dreaming

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Tales for the Free Mind and...

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Harry Have a Great Holiday Season!


Adriano Bulla Catherine wrote: "Dear Adriano,
Would you like to post a blog about your new book on my blog, www.catherinecarrigan.com?
Please email me at catherine@catherinecarrigan.com
Happy Saturday!
Catherine Carrigan

Thanks Catherine,

It's (as usual) kind of you! Yes of course.

Ade


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Adriano Bulla Catherine wrote: "Hi Adriano,
Thank you for being my friend on Goodreads.
I wanted to let you know you can win a FREE copy of my latest Amazon No. 1 Best Seller, Banish the Blues Now.
Go to this link:
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hello Catherine, sorry, I have not been online lots (still going through awakening...)

Sorry I missed it; don't worry, I'm more than happy to buy your books; the first I read really worked miracles on my spiritual (mental and physical too) health.


Adriano Bulla Vanessa wrote: "Hi Adriano I see you are doing good things. When the radio show is back up and running I will make you a must go first.
I hope you don't mind me leaving a message. Thanks
Hello little Bella Blue's..."


Hello Vanney,

It's always nice to hear from you. I hope you are well. Thanks, but please don't stress... We're here for the long run, aren't we? Whenever you want. Got your book.

Ade


Vanessa Thompson Hi Adriano I see you are doing good things. When the radio show is back up and running I will make you a must go first.
I hope you don't mind me leaving a message. Thanks
Hello little Bella Blue's, have a day of love and happiness.....Be good and remember to say a kind words to a stranger or someone in need.
To get this illustration thing down. I am improving I am working hard I am learning understanding practicing day and night. it will be me, not a hired hand but all me. Here is a FREE download with improved illustrations, not all was changed but most with details colors and interesting ENJOY: Hey, Illustrations are becoming #BETTER I am learning and practicing the craft. I did update this books illustrations not all but most are more detailed to bring the story alive. Full bright wonderful colors used.
Currently #1 on Top FREE amazon list. http://www.amazon.com/Bella-Blues-Per...
— feeling determined.


Adriano Bulla Thomas wrote: "Hi Adriano, how are you. I think we have common threads. I was a bully as a kid, and a recovering addict. I realized I wanted to hurt others the way I was hurting inside. I needed to fix what was b..."

Hello Thomas,

Thanks for sharing and caring. Sorry about the delay: sometimes I leave the world and roam the streets for days, sleeping rough and meeting people whose life is not as lucky as mine, so, I spent the Easter period doing just that...

Ade


Adriano Bulla Stacey Jo wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite :0) What was it I said that you liked? I'm curious what I said :0)"

Hello Stacey,

I am so sorry for the late reply. I still am a bit clumsy with the internet, and Goodreads is such a huge site that I do not know where to look, yet, I discover new things on it every day. And I get lost talking about my favourite writers (Dante Alighieri recently, as that is how my mind works.

I am so sorry I have totally forgotten what I was going on about. I'll try to retrace my steps and get back to you.

Ade


Stacey Jo Thanks for the friendvite :0) What was it I said that you liked? I'm curious what I said :0)


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