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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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CASSANDRA AND THE WOLF – Margarita Karapanu’s novel

She was born in Athens (as a daughter of a writer), but grew up between Greece and France, studying film in Paris. First novel “Cassandra and the Wolf” of MARGARITA KARAPANU was published in France, Greece and other countires, finding the attention of critics and authors. This novel was first published in 1974 – and became a contemporary classic in ...

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VOICES – The breathtaking beauty of the poems of Costantino Kavafis

The beauty of his lyrics is amazing. Even with a few words he could summon a tumultuous world. Employed in his life in an Egyptian office, he secretly cultivated his love for poetry. His writing was ironic and totally disenchanted toward reality. His first collection of poems, many times epigraphic and essential, was published in 1935. The poetic production of ...

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INTEREST IN ECOLOGY AND CULTURE – Kenneth Rexroth, promoter of the poetic Renaissance in San Francisco

Until the nineteenth century, this area was known as shelter of bandits hiding among woods and canyons. KENNETH REXROTH, born in 1905, was an American poet, translator and critical essayist and promoter of the poetic Renaissance in San Francisco. In the 1920s he settled in Chicago, where he held political activity and attended the bohemian intellectuals. He was among the ...

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ON THE OUTSIDE – Tony Sly, songwriter, front man of the punk rock band No Use for a Name

TONY SLY, a singer and guitarist, was born in 1970 Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj_tC6hzETk He joined the band as a guitarist in 1987, when he was 18 years old. He later took on vocal duties full time in 1989 when previous vocalist left the band. Their first Incognito album was rich in heavy, but melodious punk sound. The band’s second album Don’t Miss ...

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TORTILLA FLAT – Romance, by John Steinbeck

In 1962, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his realistic and imaginative scriptures, impregnated with acute social perception. JOHN STEINBECK, one of the most well-known US writers of the twentieth century, was born in Salinas (California) in 1902. Here, he spent serene childhood, developing a strong bond with the Salinas valley and the nearby Pacific coast, spending part ...

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TAUBA AUERBACH (1981), AMERICAN VISUAL ARTIST

TAUBA AUERBACH 1/2 – Her paintings rely on artisan seriality using a variety of techniques. Her type of work challenges illusion, forcing you to ask questions about the nature of seeing and understanding. In her first personal show, she had shown a set of text-based designs, which explored several language systems (such as calligraphy, Morse code, and traffic light signals). ...

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