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MOLLY, I JUST LOVE YOU – Olga Serjabkina

Serebro is one of the most popular Russian band. In October 2007 there were rumors that Olga (one of the band’s members) she was leaving the band because seemed to have problems with the singer. Since 2006, Olga is part of the female pop group Serebro, with whom she has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. She started studying ...

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THE FUNERAL PARTY – Novel by Ljudmila Ulickaja

The protagonists of her tales have a strong personality. All of them are immersed in the historical reality and the concreteness of different biographical profiles. In her works, she describes her characters through an apparently aseptic point of view, preferring to devote themselves to the description of their life. She, who has attended the Russian dissident environments and who lives ...

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RAIN FLOGS MY FACE – Bella Akhmadulina

For more than 40 years, she had been a royal presence on Moscow’s literary scene because she had a special aura from which everyone was magnetized. In the traditional metric system, she carried out a peculiar research on poetic language driven by the desire for purity expressive. Daughter of Tatar father and Italian mother, with a poetic collection of 1962, ...

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KONSTANTIN KOROVIN (1861/1931), RUSSIAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER

KONSTANTIN KOROVIN 1/3 – He was born in Moscow on a December day by a family of savvy merchants, but because of his economic collapse his father committed suicide. He had at Moscow’s Fine Arts School. Since 1900, his artistic work was also in favor of theaters. Painter, engraver and theater decorator, can be classified among the most famous Russian ...

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LA VEREDA DE LA PUERTA DE ATRAS EXTREMODURO – Extremoduro’s transgressive rock

The lyrics of their songs deal with topics like sex, drugs and love, without reference to politics. Until 1996 (the year of publication of the Agila album), the group was not included in the circuit of the major media, but since then they became known to the general public. They define their music as transgressive rock. The Extremoduro are a ...

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SOLDIERS OF SALAMIS – Romance by Javier Cercas Mena

His work, mainly narrative, is characterized by the mixing of various literary genres, with the use of chronicle union and essay with fiction. His works tend to be set in urban environments (at present or in a past not too far away), and have a pleasant tone. Javier Cercas Mena is a Spanish writer and essayist, born in 1962 in ...

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WITH ALL DUE RESPECT – Vicente Aleixandre

Four were the stages of his poetic works: pure, surreal, anthropocentric and old age. Because of health problems, he could not have an active part in the Spanish Civil War, but he supported the Republican cause. Vicente Aleixandre, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977, was born in Seville on April 1898, but spends his childhood in Malaga, then following the ...

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FRANCISCO DE ZURBARAN (1598/1664), SPANISH BAROQUE PAINTER

Paint figures closed in themselves, not portraits but symbols FRANCISCO DE ZURBARAN 1/3 – It is unknown if he has had the opportunity to see the paintings of Caravaggio, but his work presents, like that painter, a realistic use of chiaroscuro and darkness. Born in Fuente de Cantos, in Extremadura, this profoundly religious artist was able to represent the counter-reformist ...

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UNTIL MY LAST BREATH – Tarja Turunen

TARJA TURUNEN was born in Kitee (a Finnish city located in the North Karelia region) in August 1977. As a young girl she had a great musical talent, widely encouraged by her parents, which allowed her to attend music lessons. Her hometown is the one of Nightwish, a world-class metal band. Her vocal profile is that of lyrical soprano. She ...

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PURGE – Novel by Sofi Oksanen

She was the first Finnish woman to have received the prestigious Nordisk råds litteraturpris, the one that rewarded Scandinavian excellence since 1962. Her novel Purge, initially a theater work, won numerous awards. SOFI OKSANEN http://www.sofioksanen.com/ was born in Jyväskylä (a city located in the central Finland region), but she is of Estonian origin. Her debut novel was the finalist of ...

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