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MY DARLING – ByeAlex

Kisvárda is a town located in northeastern Hungary (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg province). Here was born Alex Márta, a Hungarian singer known by the pseudonym ByeAlex in 1984. Https://twitter.com/byealexmusic He studied in Kisvárda and Fényeslitke and graduated in philosophy at the University of Miskolc. He became famous when he won the national selection competition in Hungary for the Eurovision Song Contest contest in ...

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FATELESSNESS – Romance, by Imre Kertész

The Hungarian writer Imre Kertész was born in Budapest in 1929. He survived the Nazi extermination camps in 1944. He thought the “freedom” was the worst danger, which surrounded man, because freedom is the ultimate conquest, which makes it coward. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature for writing in 2002. In Communist Hungary, he and his work were banned. ...

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I LOVE YOU – Poem, by Lörinc Szabó

Lőrinc Szabó was a Hungarian poet and translator, born in Miskolc in 1900. He began his studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, but did not finish his studies. He preferred to work for a literary periodical. His first book of poetry – Earth, Forest, God – had been published in 1922, achieving remarkable success. Lőrinc Szabó had fought in ...

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ISTVAN SZONYI (1894/1960), UNGARIAN PAINTER

ISTVAN SZONYI 1/3 – He was an outstanding figure of 20th-century Hungarian painting. He was born to German-born Catholic parents in Újpest in 1894 and studied painting with Hungarian painters Ferenczy and Réti. During his early trips to Europe (Vienna and Berlin), he met great classmasters. His post-Impressionist paintings have enhanced and embellished the magical landscape. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0III74ZEy4 His first paintings ...

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OH YOUTH – Arsen Dedić

Arsen Dedić is a singer-songwriter, one of the most prominent from Dalmatia. He was also an award-winning poet and was one of the best-selling poets of former Yugoslavia. He wrote and performed chansons, composes ballet music as well as film music and soundtracks. He recorded dozens of albums and hundreds of songs, he attended various festivals, also abroad. His father ...

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IN THE JAWS OF LIFE – Romance, by Dubravka Ugresic

The author plays with the characters of her tales, distributing roles over a narrative stage, which is full of brilliant parody. The novel “In the Jaws of Life” it’s a patchwork novel. There are symbols and the novel begins with a “Paper Pattern” rather than a Table of Contents, showing how the text will unfold. What saves this postmodern novel ...

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ONE NIGHT – Dobriša Cesarić

  He wrote no more than about one hundred poems in just over half a century (most of which fit on a single page). Dobriša Cesarić was a Croatian poet and translator, born in Požega. He was the founder of modern Croatian poetry. He spent his childhood in Osijek. In the midst of World War I, he moved to Zagreb, ...

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ZLATKO PRICA (1916/2003), CROATIAN PAINTER

ZLATKO PRICA 1/3 – He loved to draw figures and scenes, crystallizing in his precious chromatic contrasts. What he painted was functional to color, synthesizing his exquisite landscapes. In the 1960s, he approached abstractism, no longer captivated by the geometries of the realism of the origins and each painting is governed by the vital energy of colors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t8CuoDAYHY ZLATKO PRICA ...

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I WANT YOU TO FEEL ME – Nikos Vertis

Born in the Netherlands in 1976, this Greek composer has already released five albums. He and his family moved to Thessaloniki (Greece), where at the age seven he began playing buzuki. NIKOS VERTIS had started singing in the small clubs of Thessaloniki and other places in Macedonia. Https://www.facebook.com/NikosVertisOfficial/ In 2003 he released his debut album (Become a Quick Night). In ...

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NIKIPHOROS LYTRAS (1832/1904), GREEK IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER

THE ARTISTIC WHOLENESS NIKIPHOROS LYTRAS 1/4 –He was one of the most important exponents of painting, design and fine arts in Greece. His works represent Greek daily life with kindness, spirituality and simplicity. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1-bnxfKsEI He was born in the village of Pyrgos at Tinos, and the teacher in the village school was surprised watching him drawing during the lesson, without ...

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