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A WEEK OF GOODNESS – Surrealistic collage novel by Max Ernst

Images cut from the illustrations of the nineteenth century serial novels, but with the novel the surrealists had no luck. The most famous were those novels for images that Max Ernst worked between 1929 and 1934, cutting out pictures, and then assembling them into collages (which added to his hand captions). A week of kindness https://www.amazon.ca/Une-Semaine-Bont%C3%A9-Surrealistic-Collage/dp/0486232522 is a dreamlike construction ...

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EPIC TALES IN THE WORLD

The epic poem, begins with the invocation to the Muse, where he presented the subject of the poem. The epic is the first form of narrative, and also constitutes a kind of encyclopedia of knowledge, in verse recounting the story of a glorious past adventures. It was transmitted orally from poet-singers, with musical accompaniment. An epic poem recounts the exploits ...

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ORLANDO FURIOSO – The finest expression of the literary tendencies of the Italian Renaissance

Ludovico Ariosto was born in Italy, in 1474, Reggio Emilia (duchy of Modena). He was Italian poet, remembered for his epic poem Orlando furioso, the finest expression of the literary tendencies and spiritual attitudes of the Italian Renaissance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrCpiJL8YXE Upon its publication in 1516, Orlando furioso enjoyed immediate popularity throughout Europe. He showed an inclination toward poetry from an early ...

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ORLANDO FURIOSO 500 YEARS – Palazzo dei Diamanti / Ferrara, Italy: until January 8, 2017

From 1995 on, UNESCO has included the historical centre of Ferrara in the list of World Cultural Heritage as a wonderful example of a town planned in the Renaissance. Ferrara http://www.ferraraterraeacqua.it/en/ferrara/cercatorien/accordion-right/tourist-information-offices still has the atmosphere of the past, which blends in harmoniously with the lively atmosphere of the present. Ferrara’s most famous image, is certainly that of its grand Renaissance. ...

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RENAISSANCE’S NOVELS – Where he developed a new way to read and conceive of themselves

Advice on historical novels? If historical novels are your passion, there is a period that can inspire many suggestions: the Renaissance and its extraordinary protagonists. Caravaggio and Leonardo, Raphael and Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Masaccio and Tiziano. That of Caravaggio – for example – has been an eventful and adventurous life lived intensely and relentlessly. He got the glory, gained the protection ...

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CREATIVE LIFE STYLES – When even the comics are able to form something new

The creative lifestyles, are characterized by nonconforming attitudes and behaviors. With the creativity, an idea or a musical composition, literary work or a painting, they are phenomenons whereby something new is formed. Who are the top cartoonists in the world? The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they’re all ...

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THREE STORIES OF SERIAL KILLER TO BE FEAR

In literature, the yellow kind is divided into sub-genres: crime and espionage, noir, and thriller. Since the holidays are upon us, there is nothing better than to look for a good book (for yourself, or for someone dear to you). The advice is to read a good thriller, a genre of fiction developed in the twentieth century. The main object ...

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CHEESE EPOISSES DE BOURGOGNE, BLOOD AND ICE – Tastes of the glory, the times of Napoleon

The Epoisses de Bourgogne cheese was “overwhelming” that appealed to Napoleon, the man who asked God to give strength to his enemies, causing them to live long, so that they could witness his triumph. He, the man had no friends – he had only his fortune – he boasted of being able to train men to sacrifice their lives for ...

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READING NOVELS ABOUT THE NAPOLEONIC ERA

The Napoleonic period begins with Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power as a general for the French Revolutionary government. He married Josephine de Beauharnais in 1796 and, days later, led the French army when it invaded Italy. He took over the reins of power in France in 1799 and was crowned Emperor in 1804. He conquered much of Europe before the ...

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ANCIENT BATTLE’S OUTCOME – The Battle of Lepanto inside books, paintings and video

Americans know that in 1492 Christopher Columbus “sailed the ocean blue,” but how many know that the 1571 – the year of the battle of Lepanto, the most important naval contest in human history – is not well known to Americans. It happened in October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. In a papacy of great achievements, ...

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