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TRAVEL IN ITALY – July 26, 1480

He died Leonardo Mansueti, Italian humanist and Master General of the Dominican Order. AGNOLO POLIZIANO                                                                                         To him, it seems that the heart from the chest crashes,                                               and that the soul away from the body it escapes, and that in the form of frost in front of the Sun,                                             everything is consumed in tears and laments. Already it feels to ...

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AN INDELIBLE MARK – The Other Countryside / Page by the novel

………………………………… “Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, directly derives the highest result that can be conceived, that the production of the higher animals. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several forces, originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into a form alone, and in the fact that while our ...

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FICTIONS – Novel by Jorge Borges

He became blind by the age of 55, becaming unable to read, but his progressive blindness helped him to create innovative literary symbols through imagination. His works have contributed to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre. Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges, was an Argentine writer and poet. His best-known books, Fictions and The Aleph, are compilations of short stories interconnected ...

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RED SORGHUM – Novel by Mo Yan

His works are epic historical novels (always characterized by hallucinatory realism), and containing elements of black humor. Guan Moye (better known by the pen name Mo Yan), is a Chinese novelist. He was born in 1955, in Gaomi County in Shandong province to a family of farmers, and was 11 years old when the Cultural Revolution was launched. At the ...

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AS IF THE TIME HAD NEVER STOPPED – The Last Row / Page by the novel

……………………… My newfound friend is radiant, even when speaking of a corpse and his remaining ragged clothes. It is as if the the time between us had never stopped, it seems like reliving the years of high school and college, together with our afternoons Federiciana. Yet again she takes the initiative. << Tonight Jacopo it is your turn to offer ...

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THE FOURTHEENTH OF RUE DESCARTES – Waitinf for Austerlitz / Page by the novel

………………………………. The fourteenth of Rue Descartes, all the shutters on the windows were open, but only those on the third floor had been left ajar. The Sun of the morning of the end of November didn’t bother what the discretion of the penumbra guaranteed to laborious-sex ants they were going to complete their work shift. Marketa and Irina, didn’t have ...

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THE HUNGRY TIDE – Romance by Ghosh Amitav

Writer, journalist and Indian anthropologist Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta. The son of a diplomat, he grew up in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. At the age of 13, he went to study in Dehradun, while the family had moved to Iran. Move briefly in the United States, knows his wife Deborah. He has taught creative writing at Columbia University ...

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TRAVEL IN ITALY – July 21, 1414

He was born Francesco della Rovere is elected Pope under the name of Sixtus IV. AGNOLO POLIZIANO                                                                                 Soon Cupid, hidden within the beautiful eyes, suited to the nerve of his arrow the arrow, then pull the one with the powerful arm, that reaches both the one and the other arrow, the left hand with the fiery gold, the right breasts ...

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A HEART SO WHITE – Romance by Javier Marías

He is a Spanish writer, his books are translated all over the world. He is the grandson of a filmmaker and son of a philosopher. Thanks to his uncle, Javier Marías began working in the film industry, but also manages to graduate in English Philology. For two years he taught Spanish literature at the University of Oxford, later becoming professor ...

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THE INTIMATE LIFE – Poem by Astonishment

IN THE DEEP I swam in the depths of her amber eyes, singing the full strength of my most intimate life. ASTONISHMENT, poems loose in the winter. A short collection of poems gained in the season where everything seems to be sleeping, but where everything can be born in silence. This page is taken from the collection of poems published ...

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