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MALINA – Novel, by Ingeborg Bachmann

The protagonists of Austrian literature? Stifter and Schnitzler, Rilke, Musil and Kafka. Among the names of those players is Ingeborg Bachmann, a woman who was part of the Group 47, poets and novelists innovative. The poetry of Bachman is of great musicality and spiritual intensity, but she also wrote a novel, Malina. Expressing the modern woman’s problems and unhappiness. The ...

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THE STONE RAFT – Novel by José de Sousa Saramago

He become a Portuguese writer (and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature). All his works emphasizing the human factor. His father decided in 1924 to leave farm work, moving with his family to Lisbon, where he started to work as a policeman. He was born in a family of landless peasants, around a hundred kilometres north-east of Lisbon, ...

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HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT I’M INTERESTING? – Sinkholes, novel page

SINKHOLES tells human stories that form the backdrop to those of two people, Petra and Jacques, the two main characters. A Slovak woman and a French sailor, both lefties, both seeking their own half unknown, where to meet. The narrative structure of the novel through mazes of anger and fear, sadness and joy, but also those of surprise and anticipation, ...

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NOT NECESSARY TO FOLLOW HIM – Waiting for Austerlitz, novel page

WAITING FOR AUSTERLITZ is a novel by the misleading title. Sure, some of the stories lived by the protagonists of the book are temporally reference to the places of an ancient battle, but the narrative focus is love, timeless love from a diary, an old diary that had yellowed over the years. Pages, written by a hussar of the first ...

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EXTINCTION – Novel by Thomas Bernhard

He was born in a Holland convent (his mother, unwed at the time, had fled there from Austria to give birth). After a year, she returned to her parents in Vienna, where her father became the major influence on Bernhard. After surviving a life-threatening coma, he studied music and drama in Salzburg and Vienna. Thomas Bernhard, was an Austrian writer ...

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LIGHT OF MY LIFE, FIRE OF MY LOINS – Lolita, novel by Vladimir Nabokov

The novel is narrated by Humbert. The novel’s flamboyant style is characterized by double entendres, multilingual puns, anagrams, and coinages such as nymphet (word, which can be found in most dictionaries). Lolita, today it is regarded as one of the prime achievements in 20th century literature. The novel was adapted into a film by Stanley Kubrick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY0LrmKXsB8 and again by Adrian ...

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LOOKING FOR THE FLOWERS OF EVIL

He was a French poet who produced notable work as an essayist and art critic. His most famous work “The Flowers of Evil”, https://www.amazon.com/Flowers-Evil-Charles-Baudelaire/dp/1449555438 expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century, where the themes of sex and death, lesbianism, metamorphosis and depression, urban corruption, lost innocence and alcohol not only gained him loyal ...

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I DIDN’T KILL MY HUSBAND – Novel by Liu Zhenyun

Many Chinese writers seek to make sense of China’s newly urbanized culture, but Liu Zhenyun seems to have his finger more firmly on the pulse of China’s cities. After graduating from university, he became a journalist at the Farmers Daily.He was born in Yanjin (Henan Province), in 1958. In 1973 he joined the People’s Liberation Army and spent years in ...

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LOGICA MEMORATIVA – The Playing Cards by Thomas Murner

The face of this World is subject to the face of the heavens. Modelled on Canis minor, the more northerly of Orion’s two ‘dogs’. Capricorn, reworking the older model of Auriga as ‘Magus’. http://www.wopc.co.uk/ Influenced by Byzantium, Vittorino da Feltre’s school revived in Italy the habit of using exercise-games in elementary levels of teaching. In the late fifteenth century, from ...

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BEST TOP ROMANCE NOVELS OF ALL TIME

PERSUASION – Jane Austen Jane Austen, once compared her writing to painting on a little bit of ivory, 2 inches square. Readers of Persuasion will discover that neither her skill for delicate, ironic observations on social custom, love, and marriage nor her ability to apply a sharp focus lens to English manners and morals has deserted her in her final ...

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