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WHERE THE RAIN IS BORN – Writings About Kerala, by Anita Nair

Among the top bestselling authors of fictional writing, the most famous is Anita Nair, who has earned the fame being India’s well known author of many novels. She was working as the creative director of an advertising agency in Bangalore, when she wrote her first book. She lives in Bangalore and is an Indian English-language writer, who was born in ...

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THE CAVES OF PERIGORD – Novel, by Martin Walker

Martin Walker is a senior director of a private think-tank based in Washington, DC. He is also emeritus editor of United Press International (and was a journalist for The Guardian for 25 years, serving as bureau chief in Moscow and the United States). He has written for such publications as The New York Times and The Times Literary Supplement. He ...

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FORBIDDEN POETIC BEWITCHMENT

Bewitch meaning? To attract someone a lot, so that you have the power to influence him/her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9uGwaREp_0 Emily Dickinson records two souls conversing in a crypt and Baudelaire lays bare the wiles of the incubus. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/witches-paintings/ Bewitched and haunted poems draws on three thousand years of poetic forays into the supernatural. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/bewitched-landscapes-world/ THE WITCH – Victor Buhagiar The swamp smelt ...

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OUR MAN IN IRAQ – Novel by Robert Perišić

Currently he lives and works in Zagreb and his books are considered as authentic portrayals of society in transformation. Our Man in Iraq is a novel by Croatian author Robert Perišić, writer, freelance journalist and screenwriter. He graduated in Literature and Croatian language from the University of Zagreb and since the beginning of the 1990s he has written short stories ...

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SPRING SHADES IN BOOKS AND MUSIC

At the spring equinox days are 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses. It’s springtime outside, slugger. It’s springtime and soon all the trees will have leaves. Cherry trees bloom in the springtime. Springtime synonyms? Blossom, florescence, floruit, flower, flush, heyday, high noon, prime, salad days. Springtime refers also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection ...

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SOCIETY AND SOLITUDE – Ralph Waldo Emerson

That son of a minister of the Unitarian Church died in Concord in 1882, but was born in 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts. Ralph Waldo Emerson is considered a central figure in American culture. His work has influenced the whole American literary tradition. His instances are perceived in the American pragmatism and contemporary law (the Privacy Act, has roots in the ...

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IN THE MISO SOUP – Novel, by Ryu Murakami

Born in 1952 in Nagasaki prefecture, he is the enfant terrible of contemporary Japanese literature. His best known novels? Almost Transparent Blue, Coin Locker Babies and In the Miso Soup. His novels always explore human nature through themes of drug use and surrealism, murder and war. His real name is Murakami Ryūnosuke, but this Japanese writer (writer and director) is ...

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WORLD LITERATURE – Tour recommendations in Argentina

Argentine literature is one of the most prolific and influential in the whole Spanish speaking world, that began around 1550 (with the work of Matías Rojas de Oquendo and Pedro González de Prado). Towards the end of the 19th century, modernism appears in Latin American literature. The 1990s are marked by reunion among survivors of different generations, in an intellectual ...

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RECOMMENDED READING LIST OF SICILIAN LITERATURE

Good Girls Don’t Wear Trousers, is an autobiographical novel by Lara Cardella (published when the author was only age 19). The novel tells the plight of a teenager, forced into the mental and cultural restrictions of Sicily in the 1980s. It became a social phenomenon, and was translated in several languages. In 1990, the book was adapted into a film ...

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NOVELS ABOUT DORDOGNE

The Dordogne? http://meetingbenches.com/2017/03/dordognes-inner-landscapes/ No part of France is so impassioned by its culinary heritage as this deeply gourmet idyll in the rural south-west. Your personal enlightenment can find one special autumn as you wander on the Saturday-morning market in Périgueux. But, complete insider’s guide to the Dordogne (including hotels, restaurants, things to do, attractions, camping and glamping sites), maybe need ...

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