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MIDDLESEX – Novel by Jeffrey Kent Eugenides

He knew he wanted to be a writer from a relatively early age. Jeffrey Kent Eugenides is an American novelist, and was born in Detroit, to a father of Greek descent He attended Grosse Pointe’s private University Liggett School and took his undergraduate degree at Brown University. From 1999 to 2004, Eugenides lived in Berlin, Germany, where he moved after ...

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THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ – Romance by Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes was born in a November day, in 1928. Mexican novelist (short-story writer, playwright, critic, and diplomat), he traveled with his family in North and South America and in Europe. As a young man, he studied law at the University of Mexico in Mexico City and later attended the Institute of Advanced International Studies in Geneva. Rebelling against his ...

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TRAVEL IN ITALY – August 3, 1492

Christopher Columbus leaves, at six in the morning, from Palos de la Frontera, the first of his three trips to America. GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA                                                                       Finally established, the Great Artificer, that he which nothing could give Of their own, were common all he had individually assigned to others. Therefore, he greeted the man as the work of an indefinite nature, ...

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DOÑA BARBARA – Romance by Romulo Gallegos

Romulo Gallegos (1884) 1969), novelist and Venezuelan politician, made university studies of Surveying and Law at the Central University of their country, but did not finish them. He railroad employee and teacher in private schools, became deputy director of the Normal School and director of the Liceo de Caracas. In his early narrator, Gallegos published Adventurers (a collection of stories). ...

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WE REMAIN FRIENDS – The Other Countryside / Page by the novel

……………………….. A year later, almost to the end of summer, back to the usual summer months spent with Carletto to the Mission of Archer’s Post, on a Saturday night she showed up at the door of the house of Giorgio. He knew from experience that the children were ex-wife. He had said that he would wait. She wanted him again, ...

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SON OF MAN – Romance by Augusto Roa Bastos

Augusto Roa Bastos es quizá el escritor paraguayo más conocido en el mundo (uno de los protagonistas de la narrativa lationoamericana de la segunda mitad del siglo XX). Escribió casi toda su obra en el exilio. Se estableció en Francia, donde ejerció el periodismo y la docencia universitaria. La obra de Roa Bastos se caracteriza por armonizar el legado guaraní ...

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WAS ENOUGH TO LENGTHEN THE HANDS – Sinkholes / Page by the novel

……………………………………. It was a beautiful starry night and Jacques with binocular had watched the Big Dipper rotating counterclockwise around Polaris, guiding star on northern hemisphere, which for many thousands of years has been used as a reference point for navigators and astronomers. It seemed so easy to stretch his hands towards this star, imagining, that this brightest star was shining ...

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THE LIBRARY OF BABEL – Novel by Jorge Luis Borges

The first books that he read (from the library of his father, a man of wide-ranging intellect who taught at an English school), included The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His family, which had been notable in Argentine history, included British ancestry, and he learned English before Spanish. His first published book ...

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IN THE LANDS OF THE MALATESTA DA VERUCCHIO – The Last Row / Page by the novel

……………………………… At Villa Verruchio the door of the restaurant Casa Zanni is the same for decades and pass it, but it is not the first time, I am certain that we would be the attendants sit in the Saletta della Vecchia Trattoria Rustica, leaving to others the Veranda and the Hall Square. I feel more at ease in the Trattoria ...

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BONJOUR TRISTESSE – Novel by Françoise Sagan

The name Sagan, was chosen because it is a character of Proust’s Recherche (Princess Sagan). Françoise Quoirez is the daughter of a southern middle class family-east of France. Françoise Sagan, begins very young to write short services from Italy, who had the title Bonjour Napoli, Bonjour Venice, title that already resembles that of her first great success as a novelist, ...

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