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BEST TOP ROMANCE NOVELS OF ALL TIME

PERSUASION – Jane Austen Jane Austen, once compared her writing to painting on a little bit of ivory, 2 inches square. Readers of Persuasion will discover that neither her skill for delicate, ironic observations on social custom, love, and marriage nor her ability to apply a sharp focus lens to English manners and morals has deserted her in her final ...

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CODEX SERAPHINIANUS – The strangest book in the world

The cover of the book is constantly being studied. An edition of this book, depicts a couple who, in the act of having sex, is transformed into a crocodile. Between 1976 and 1978 the Italian artist Luigi Serafini has made a special book, written and illustrated with over a thousand drawings. The Seraphinianus Codex is an absolutely original and surreal ...

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CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE – John Irving, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison

From the early 1970s to the present day, the most important literary movement has been postmodernism, and the flowering of literature by ethnic minority writers. It contains also an element of bizarre names. Contemporary American literature continues the pattern of fiction popularised in the 19th century (along with philosophical questions of 20th century). Toni Morrison (American recipient of the Nobel ...

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO – Romance, by Boris Pasternak

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, he could not go and collect it, because the return home would have been precluded. He died shortly after, in 1960. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXtFRl1nSs4 Boris Pasternak, the son of a painter and a pianist, after having completed studies in music, law and philosophy, he began his artistic activity in futuristic avant-garde. The beginning of ...

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SOUL AND PASSION – Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva’s Classical Plays

Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva, was the most original voices of Russian poetry of the twentieth century, as well as a leading exponent of the Russian Symbolist movement. In her poems, you can distinguish a kind of musical score, where she combines eccentricity and rigorous use of language. https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Passion-Tsvetaevas-Classical-Ariadne/dp/0615608140 At 18, it takes place the debut of her genuine talent, when she ...

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A WEEK OF GOODNESS – Surrealistic collage novel by Max Ernst

Images cut from the illustrations of the nineteenth century serial novels, but with the novel the surrealists had no luck. The most famous were those novels for images that Max Ernst worked between 1929 and 1934, cutting out pictures, and then assembling them into collages (which added to his hand captions). A week of kindness https://www.amazon.ca/Une-Semaine-Bont%C3%A9-Surrealistic-Collage/dp/0486232522 is a dreamlike construction ...

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EPIC TALES IN THE WORLD

The epic poem, begins with the invocation to the Muse, where he presented the subject of the poem. The epic is the first form of narrative, and also constitutes a kind of encyclopedia of knowledge, in verse recounting the story of a glorious past adventures. It was transmitted orally from poet-singers, with musical accompaniment. An epic poem recounts the exploits ...

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ORLANDO FURIOSO – The finest expression of the literary tendencies of the Italian Renaissance

Ludovico Ariosto was born in Italy, in 1474, Reggio Emilia (duchy of Modena). He was Italian poet, remembered for his epic poem Orlando furioso, the finest expression of the literary tendencies and spiritual attitudes of the Italian Renaissance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrCpiJL8YXE Upon its publication in 1516, Orlando furioso enjoyed immediate popularity throughout Europe. He showed an inclination toward poetry from an early ...

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ORLANDO FURIOSO 500 YEARS – Palazzo dei Diamanti / Ferrara, Italy: until January 8, 2017

From 1995 on, UNESCO has included the historical centre of Ferrara in the list of World Cultural Heritage as a wonderful example of a town planned in the Renaissance. Ferrara http://www.ferraraterraeacqua.it/en/ferrara/cercatorien/accordion-right/tourist-information-offices still has the atmosphere of the past, which blends in harmoniously with the lively atmosphere of the present. Ferrara’s most famous image, is certainly that of its grand Renaissance. ...

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RENAISSANCE’S NOVELS – Where he developed a new way to read and conceive of themselves

Advice on historical novels? If historical novels are your passion, there is a period that can inspire many suggestions: the Renaissance and its extraordinary protagonists. Caravaggio and Leonardo, Raphael and Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Masaccio and Tiziano. That of Caravaggio – for example – has been an eventful and adventurous life lived intensely and relentlessly. He got the glory, gained the protection ...

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