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WATER – Romance, by Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa, is a Pakistani writer who writes in English. she was born in Karachi by Zoroastrian parents, growing up in Lahore. Pakistan is the place, where her first three novels are set and everyone has a strong sense of place and community identity. Her novels, translated into many languages, have received prestigious awards. She is married, has three children ...

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INNOCENCE AND FRANKNESS – Noshi Gillani, writing poems in Urdu and English

Her poetic creativity has attracted international audience in Australia and Pakistan, Canada and the United States. Life abroad has increased the complexity of her poems, reinforcing her sense of female identity. In Pakistan, a woman who writes poems in Urdu, gains an international audience. Her fifth collection of poems was released in 2008. Noshi Gillani was born in 1964 in ...

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TARIQ JAVED (1952), PAKISTAN PAINTER – A mixture of color and style

MODERN TOUCH, OVER ANCIENT CULTURE TARIQ JAVED 1/3 – He creates paintings with modern touch and also uses all the embellishments of his culture. Faces and decorative figures with their soft or bright color schemes (depending on the effect he wants to create) are his strenght. He was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan town of Punjab province and graduated at the ...

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DON’T LEAVE ME / NE ME QUITTE PAS – Song by Jacques Brel, the bard of tenderness

He was able to make the song a theatrical representation. In his first artistic production was easily identifiable the evangelical humanitarianism, which in his artistic maturity became libertarian existentialism and antimilitarism. Jacques Brel was born in Brussels in 1929. Because of his poor results in studies, he began working at his father’s factory. In Brussels he proposed several cabaret performances ...

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EROS ANDROGYNE – A unique book of its kind, by Nathalie Gassel

Nathalie Gassel is a Belgian writer and photographer. Born in Brussels, she is also known as an athlete and former expert in Muay Thai (Thai boxing). Her writing exposes her life as an athlete and details her muscular physique and is expressed in Eros Androgyne and Musculatures. These two works celebrate the wonders of her strong body and the power ...

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INFINITELY, BETWEEN SENSUALITY AND DISPERATION – The poetry of Emile Verhaeren

In the southwest of the province of Antwerp, you can visit Sint-Amands, https://www.belgium.be/nl/contactinfo_en_sites/Gemeenten/sint-amands where Schelde naturally determines the city’s boundary. This border is a true tourist attraction with dams, where you can ride bicycles (or walk for miles) and with water, which is ideal for canoeists or water skiers. The Belgian poet Émile Verhaeren was born in Sint-Amands in 1855. ...

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RENE’ MAGRITTE (1898/1967), BELGIAN SURREALIST PAINTER – When everything is a mystery in life

OBSERVING THE WORLD WITH DIFFERENT EYES RENE’ MAGRITTE 1/3 – When the baby named René was born in Lessines (a small Belgian town) his parents could not imagine he became “quiet saboteur” because of his ability to insist on real realities through the pictorial representation of the real his own. The intention of his work was to allude to everything ...

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WOLF HUNT – Song by Vladimir Vysotsky

Although still unknown to the public, in October 1964 Vysotsky recorded in chronological order 48 of his own songs, his first self-made compilation on hour-long reel-to-reel cassette, which boosted his popularity as a new Moscow folk underground star. Vladimir Vysockij – an actor, guitarist and Soviet poet – was born in Moscow http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/travel/article/2095390/good-bad-and-ugly-sides-being-tourist-moscow in 1938. As a little boy used ...

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THE CHERRY ORCHARD – Romance, by Anton Čechov

Founded in 1698 by Pietro the Great, Taganrog http://russiatrek.org/taganrog-city is a town in southern European Russia, in the Rostov region. This is the hometown of a Russian writer, playwright and doctor Anton Čechov. In 1873 he discovered the theater, interested in the taste of a fiction, which was also a reality for him. In August 1879 he went to Moscow, ...

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GREY HAIRS – Poem, by Marina Tsvetaeva

She began writing poetry already in her early childhood, debuting as a poet at the age of 18. Her father was a professor of art history and her mother was a talented pianist. Marina Tsvetaeva was born in Moscow, but with the family traveled a lot, also attending the Sorbonne school in Paris. A collection of her poems – composed ...

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