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ASSIMILATION – Eeva-Liisa Manner

Her work has been translated to many European languages. She wrote novels and short prose and original collections of poems, plays for theater and radio. She started as a poet in 1944. In 1921, EEVA-LIISA MANNER was born in Helsinki. Finnish poet and translator, she spent her youth in Vyborg (Viipuri). From her breakthrough collection of poems, she has been ...

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HELENE SCHJERFBECK (1862/1946), FINNISH PAINTER

HELENE SCHJERFBECK 1/3 – Her childhood had been obscured by sad events, as at the age of four he fell, limping through her entire life. She, born July 10 in Helsinki, came from an old Swedish family. His father was a railroad, but by dying prematurely there were financial problems in the family, for this her mother began to take ...

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FOUR TALENTS UNDER THE SKY OF SWITZERLAND

Author’s travel, between Geneva and St. Gallen Alpine scenery or sparkling blue lakes, but also emerald valleys, glaciers and villages, which are wrapped in ancient atmosphere. Switzerland, https://www.myswitzerland.com/en/accueil.html great choice for summer and winter holiday. One of the most famous monuments in the central city of Switzerland, Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge (built in the 14th century) with the famous ...

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DEJEUNER EN PAIX – Stephan Eicher

Stephan Eicher is a Swiss songwriter, born in Münchenbuchsee (Swiss municipality in the canton of Bern) in 1960. At the age 17, he and his younger brother founded a punk techno group called “Grauzone”. The hit single “Eisbar” brought the sale of 500,000 copies in Germany and Switzerland. During this period he occasionaly met his future manager and this way ...

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SWISS LANDSCAPES

Alpine scenery or sparkling blue lakes, but also emerald valleys, glaciers and villages, which are wrapped in ancient atmosphere. Switzerland, https://www.myswitzerland.com/en/accueil.html great choice for summer and winter holiday. One of the most famous monuments in the central city of Switzerland, Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge (built in the 14th century) with the famous Lion Monument, the sculpture of a dying ...

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THE VISIT – Novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, born in Konolfingen in January 1921, was a Swiss writer, dramatist and also painter. After a busy childhood, he studied philosophy and Germanic languages in Zurich and Bern. After the Second World War, he began writing short tales and plays. He was the protagonist of renewal of the German-language, German theater, dealing grotesquely with the problems of contemporary ...

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PURE AND NOBLE POETIC TALENT – Regina Ullmann

This Swiss-German poet and poet was born in St. Gallen in mid-December 1884. This eastern Switzerland town, between Lake Constance and Appenzell has a rich historical center. http://www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch/en/region-touring/st-gallen-lake-constance/city-map. Special feature of the city are 111 oriel windows. The monastery area with cathedral and library has been inserted by UNESCO into the World Heritage List of Humanity. Regina Ullmann and her ...

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FERDINAND HODLER (1853/1918), SWISS PAINTER

Coloristic symbolism and sketches of expressionism FERDINAND HODLER 1/3 – He was born in Bern in 1853. At the end of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most significant Symbolist painters. In Switzerland, Germany and Austria he is considered one of the founders of modern art (art nouveau). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RMe7y6k5Xk His creative power and taste for decoration reminded Rodin. ...

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AUTHOR’S TRAVELS / AUSTRIAN SHADES OF CREATIVITY

In psychology, the term creativity indicates an intellectual dynamic, which is fed with particular ingredients, such as sensitivity to problems and originality in the idea. Creative ability produces inventions or works of art. That’s why, on your trip to Austria, we are going to introduce special people, who were born here and some sights of Austrian creativity. Our journey begins ...

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WHAT SHE WAS REALLY LIKE, WHAT WAS SO CAPTIVATING ABOUT HER – Princess Elisabeth of Austria

Her Royal Highness Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie (Princess Elisabeth of Austria) was born in 1837. She grew up at Possenhofen Castle, in Bavaria, Germany. The family called her Sisi. The childhood of Sisi was happy and free, she could never get used to the protocol of the Habsburg court life. At the age of 16, she married Emperor Franz Joseph I ...

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