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FOLLOW YOUR HEART– Novel, by Susanna Tamaro

Susanna Tamaro is an Italian writer, born in 1957. She was born in Trieste and is a distant relative of the writer Italo Svevo. She was graduated as a director of the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome. In 1981 she completed her first novel, rejected by publishers. She had moved to Umbria for reasons of health. Here, after years ...

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TRUE STORY OF THE KELLY GANG – Novel, by Peter Carey

This Australian writer has been twice the winner of the Booker Prize. Peter Carey was born in 1943 in Bacchus Marsh (Victoria State), and at the age of nineteen he started working in the advertising industry of Melbourne and Sydney. Devoting himself to writing in 1974, “The Fat Man in History” – collection of tales – was published. In 1981 ...

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MY TENDER MATADOR – Novel, by by Pedro Lemebel

Was born in a marginal neighborhood of Santiago de Chile, on the banks of the Zanjón de la Aguada (an irrigation canal that empties into the Mapocho River), in the mid-1960s he moved with his family to a set of social housing. He studied at the Industrial High School (metal forging and furniture were the topics taught) that the future ...

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ARGENTINIAN LITERATURE – Adán Buenosayres, novel by Leopoldo Marechal

Born in 1900 in Buenos Aires into a family of French origins, Leopoldo Marechal became one of the most important Argentine poet and writer of the twentieth century. After a childhood full of economic problems, he became a teacher a high school professor, devoting himself to poetry in the twenties. Thanks to a collection of poems, he made friends with ...

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BRAZILIAN LITERATURE – The Slum, novel by Aluísio De Azevedo

Aluísio de Azevedo, born in Sao Luiz do Maranhão, was the most important Brazilian naturalistic writer. His career spans a period of seventeen years. He was the author of twelve novels and eleven theater plays. As a journalist, he had gone to places, where he intended to acclimatize his novels, mixing and talking with people, who inspired his characters. Experienced ...

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VENEZUELAN LITERATURE – Contemplation, novel by Edgar Borges

Edgar Borges was born in Caracas and lives in Spain. In his novels, he tells stories of people, who are faced with their intimate reality. In his journalism, he assumes the role of articulator, pre-empting his own vision of reality. It’s literature of small spaces, where imagination moves within annoying realities. Contemplation (La Contemplación) is one of the most important ...

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MEXICAN LITERATURE – Like water for chocolate, novel by Laura Esquivel

Inside her novels she uses combines the supernatural with everyday life. Laura Esquivel is a Mexican writer and was born in Mexico City. She wrote works for children and film screenplay. Sweet as chocolate (“Como agua para chocolate”), her most famous novel in 1989 was filmed in 1992. In the novel, cuisine becomes the most important place of the houses, ...

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I LOVE YOUS ARE FOR WHITE PEOPLE – Romance, by Lac Su

To face his past, come to terms with the baggage he’ve been carrying with him, for so long, and learn from it. Writing helped. He sought therapy for the first time in his life while writing the book. Lac Su left his homeland of Vietnam under gunfire and at age five, began his life in America in an apartment teeming ...

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THE WRONG PATIENTS – Novel, by Sonia Hernandez

As she says, her books come from her intimate need. She is a literary critic of the supplement of Cultura La Vanguardia, but she is also a Spanish writer and some of her tales and poems have been translated into English, Swedish and Armenian. Sonia Hernandez was born in Terrassa in 1976 and published her first poetry book when she ...

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THE ERASERS (Les Gommes) – Novel, by Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922/2008)

He was born in Brest, to a family of scientists, and was trained as an agricultural engineer. His first published novel was The Erasers (Les Gommes), which was issued in 1953. He was one of the figures most associated with the new novel. Alain Robbe-Grillet is internationally hailed as the chief spokesman for the noveau roman, and one of the ...

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