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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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CODEX SERAPHINIANUS – The strangest book in the world

The cover of the book is constantly being studied. An edition of this book, depicts a couple who, in the act of having sex, is transformed into a crocodile. Between 1976 and 1978 the Italian artist Luigi Serafini has made a special book, written and illustrated with over a thousand drawings. The Seraphinianus Codex is an absolutely original and surreal ...

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CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE – John Irving, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison

From the early 1970s to the present day, the most important literary movement has been postmodernism, and the flowering of literature by ethnic minority writers. It contains also an element of bizarre names. Contemporary American literature continues the pattern of fiction popularised in the 19th century (along with philosophical questions of 20th century). Toni Morrison (American recipient of the Nobel ...

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO – Romance, by Boris Pasternak

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, he could not go and collect it, because the return home would have been precluded. He died shortly after, in 1960. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXtFRl1nSs4 Boris Pasternak, the son of a painter and a pianist, after having completed studies in music, law and philosophy, he began his artistic activity in futuristic avant-garde. The beginning of ...

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SOUL AND PASSION – Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva’s Classical Plays

Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva, was the most original voices of Russian poetry of the twentieth century, as well as a leading exponent of the Russian Symbolist movement. In her poems, you can distinguish a kind of musical score, where she combines eccentricity and rigorous use of language. https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Passion-Tsvetaevas-Classical-Ariadne/dp/0615608140 At 18, it takes place the debut of her genuine talent, when she ...

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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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