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NOLI ME TANGERE / TOUCH ME NOT – Novel, by José Rizal

It’s a novel written by José Rizal, born in Calamba in 1861, one of the national heroes of the Philippines, during the colonization of the country by Spain. His mother, one of the most educated women of the Philippines in her time, exerted a great influence on the intellectual development of her son, an early genius, who spanned in various ...

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THE SHADOW LINES – Novel, by Amitav Ghosh

He received honorary doctorates at Queens College in New York and the Sorbonne in Paris. Together with Margaret Atwood, he was also a winner of a David Dan Award in 2010. In 2011 he was awarded with the International Grand Prix at the Blue Metropolis Festival in Montreal. Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He is a writer, ...

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ROOFTOPS OF TEHRAN – Romance, by Mahbod Seraji

He is an Iranian-American author, whose novel “Rooftops of Tehran” was acclaimed by critics in 2009. Mahbod Seraji was born in Bandar Anzali in 1956. He moved to the United States in 1976 to attend the university. He received his BS in Civil Engineering, MA in Broadcasting and Film, and Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of ...

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THE WHITE CASTLE – Orhan Pamuk’s novel

In search of the melancholic soul of his hometown and discovering new symbols to represent clashes and ties between different cultures, in 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Orhan Pamuk – a writer, academic and Turkish essayist – was born in Istanbul in 1952. https://www.theistanbulinsider.com/top-15-things-to-do-in-istanbul/ His novels are suspended between fairy tale and real, mirroring Turkey yesterday ...

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STRANGE STORIES – Novel, by Villy Sørensen

Philosopher, literary critic and writer, Villy Sørensen has published his first collection of tales in 1953. Born in Copenhagen in 1929, he had become a fundamental figure for the renewal of Danish narrative. He had been called the greatest Danish writer in the second half of the 20th century (between Andersen and Blixen). The subjects of his stories are serious, ...

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THE LAWS – Novel, by Connie Palmen

Her full name is Aldegonda Petronella Huberta Maria Palmen, but this Dutch writer is known as Connie Palmen. She was born at St. Odiliënberg (a small village in central Limburg, east of the Maas River) in 1995. http://www.netherlands-tourism.com/limburg/ After studying Dutch literature and philosophy, in 1991 she published her first novel, gaining extraordinary success. As if walking like an acrobat ...

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TO THE LIGHTHOUSE – Novel, by Virginia Woolf

A book which follows the tradition of the Modernist novel, the one, where the plot has secondary importance to the psychological introspection of the characters. To the lighthouse is a novel published for the first time in 1927. In 1998, the Modern Library named the novel No. 15 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th ...

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JOURNEY INTO POETRY – Edith Sitwell, an avant garde poet and English genius

You also would stand in fron her image at the National Portrait Gallery, where people still stare at her aquamarines with the size of puddles. She, an English poet and an essayist, was born in Scarborough in 1887. Edith Sitwell writing life began around 1912, when she was 25. She was born into a noble family and was the sister ...

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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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