What Lies Beyond

July 20, 2017|
What Lies Beyond by Paolo Ballardini
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The stories of this collection have a common theme: facts are an illusion behind which stands the reality of our emotions.

Emotions shape our perception of facts and give us access to parallel dimensions in which facts are bent and shaped by new rules.

Inside these pages we contemplate a deal with the Devil, technological doorways to experience and time, the thoughts of a tramcar on the journey of a lifetime, travels beyond life, love and death, what really happened when the Luftwaffe gatecrashed the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and much more.

These stories intertwine reality and fantasy, history and legend, imaginary atmosphere and scientific hypothesis, allowing multiple levels of meaning through myth, supernatural, allegory, metaphor, symbolism and the surreal. The stories in this book are realistic and credible because they are factual and precise and make plausible and satisfactory what is incredible and questionable.

“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.” Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco (1965)

“I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.” Salvador Dalí

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall

“The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.” André Breton

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

Title:What Lies BeyondFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:330 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.74 inShipping dimensions:330 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.74 inPublished:July 20, 2017Publisher:PAOLO BALLARDINILanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1999784243

ISBN - 13:9781999784249

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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