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KOKORO – Romance, by Natsume Sōseki

He is considered to be the greatest writer in modern Japan. NATSUME SOSEKI was born in Tokyo in 1867. He studied at the Imperial University of Tokyo and after graduating, he went to England, where he studied English literature. Despite his poverty, loneliness, and mental problems, he solidified his knowledge of English literature and returned to in 1903. His literary ...

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SUMMER OF BETRAYAL – Romance, by Hong Ying

HONG YING is the wife of a banker and entrepreneur turned into a writer, a man who belongs to the fourth generation of a British family with colonial ties to the Far East. The two have been married since 2009 and live between London and the Marche (central Italian region). She is author of many novels translated into many languages ...

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WATER – Romance, by Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa, is a Pakistani writer who writes in English. she was born in Karachi by Zoroastrian parents, growing up in Lahore. Pakistan is the place, where her first three novels are set and everyone has a strong sense of place and community identity. Her novels, translated into many languages, have received prestigious awards. She is married, has three children ...

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EROS ANDROGYNE – A unique book of its kind, by Nathalie Gassel

Nathalie Gassel is a Belgian writer and photographer. Born in Brussels, she is also known as an athlete and former expert in Muay Thai (Thai boxing). Her writing exposes her life as an athlete and details her muscular physique and is expressed in Eros Androgyne and Musculatures. These two works celebrate the wonders of her strong body and the power ...

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THE CHERRY ORCHARD – Romance, by Anton Čechov

Founded in 1698 by Pietro the Great, Taganrog http://russiatrek.org/taganrog-city is a town in southern European Russia, in the Rostov region. This is the hometown of a Russian writer, playwright and doctor Anton Čechov. In 1873 he discovered the theater, interested in the taste of a fiction, which was also a reality for him. In August 1879 he went to Moscow, ...

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THE DOLL – Romance, by Bolesław Prus

Bolesław Prus – a Polish writer and journalist was born in Hrubieszów in 1847. Like many of his fellow countrymen, he was part of the uprising against the oppressed Russian Empire. He became a journalist, writing some short stories. “The Pharaoh,” is his most important novel, a book where he deals with the theme, he was most concerned about: the ...

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FATELESSNESS – Romance, by Imre Kertész

The Hungarian writer Imre Kertész was born in Budapest in 1929. He survived the Nazi extermination camps in 1944. He thought the “freedom” was the worst danger, which surrounded man, because freedom is the ultimate conquest, which makes it coward. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature for writing in 2002. In Communist Hungary, he and his work were banned. ...

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IN THE JAWS OF LIFE – Romance, by Dubravka Ugresic

The author plays with the characters of her tales, distributing roles over a narrative stage, which is full of brilliant parody. The novel “In the Jaws of Life” it’s a patchwork novel. There are symbols and the novel begins with a “Paper Pattern” rather than a Table of Contents, showing how the text will unfold. What saves this postmodern novel ...

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CASSANDRA AND THE WOLF – Margarita Karapanu’s novel

She was born in Athens (as a daughter of a writer), but grew up between Greece and France, studying film in Paris. First novel “Cassandra and the Wolf” of MARGARITA KARAPANU was published in France, Greece and other countires, finding the attention of critics and authors. This novel was first published in 1974 – and became a contemporary classic in ...

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TORTILLA FLAT – Romance, by John Steinbeck

In 1962, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his realistic and imaginative scriptures, impregnated with acute social perception. JOHN STEINBECK, one of the most well-known US writers of the twentieth century, was born in Salinas (California) in 1902. Here, he spent serene childhood, developing a strong bond with the Salinas valley and the nearby Pacific coast, spending part ...

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