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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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JOURNEY OF SUFFERING AND ESTHETIC REDEMPTION – Amelia Rosselli, poems of painful and violent reality

She is one of the great poets of the 20th century, and her yet voice is comparable to the poets such as Akhmatova and Plath. Amelia Rosselli grew up as a refugee between France, England, and United States, where she was educated. She returned to Italy in 1949, settling eventually in Rome. She was born in Paris in 1930, as ...

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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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FLAMBOYANT AUSTRALIAN POET – Freedom, irony and solitude of Dorothy

Dorothy Porter is an Australian poet, who ranged from poetry to fiction. She was born in Sydney in 1954, growing up in Blue Mountains and Melbourne, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and History. In 1975, her first collection had signaled the arrival of a special voice to Australian poetry. She had taught creative writing prisons and ...

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MY TENDER MATADOR – Novel, by by Pedro Lemebel

Was born in a marginal neighborhood of Santiago de Chile, on the banks of the Zanjón de la Aguada (an irrigation canal that empties into the Mapocho River), in the mid-1960s he moved with his family to a set of social housing. He studied at the Industrial High School (metal forging and furniture were the topics taught) that the future ...

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GABRIELA MISTRAL – When love beauty, it is the shadow of God on the universe

Lucíla Godoy Alcayaga she was born on April 6th 1889 in Vicuña (a northern Chilean commune which borders Argentina). Her career as an educator and poet, owes its success to her oratory skills and unshakeable perseverance. She began her writing career publishing often controversial articles, which advocated for the rights of women. Her verses are difficult to recite, because of ...

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ARGENTINIAN LITERATURE – Adán Buenosayres, novel by Leopoldo Marechal

Born in 1900 in Buenos Aires into a family of French origins, Leopoldo Marechal became one of the most important Argentine poet and writer of the twentieth century. After a childhood full of economic problems, he became a teacher a high school professor, devoting himself to poetry in the twenties. Thanks to a collection of poems, he made friends with ...

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ALFONSINA STORNI – Her death inspired to compose the song “Alfonsina and the Sea” performed by many singers.

Her parents called her Alfonsina, which means, she was ready for everything. She was one of the most important Argentine and Latin–American poets of the modernist period. Alfonsina Storni – was born in Switzerland in 1892 and lived there until she was four years old. In 1896 the family returned to San Juan, and a few years later, in 1901, ...

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BRAZILIAN LITERATURE – The Slum, novel by Aluísio De Azevedo

Aluísio de Azevedo, born in Sao Luiz do Maranhão, was the most important Brazilian naturalistic writer. His career spans a period of seventeen years. He was the author of twelve novels and eleven theater plays. As a journalist, he had gone to places, where he intended to acclimatize his novels, mixing and talking with people, who inspired his characters. Experienced ...

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SCHADES OD BRAZILIAN POETRY – Hilda Hist: do you see me as mad? Because there is desire within me, everything glimmers

Her first novel aroused great scandal. It was published in 1950 and was titled “Presagio”. The book told the story of love between two pariahs, but “Letters from a seducer” remains the best among her erotic novels. She describes the everyday life of Karl, a wealthy and amoral man, who seeks an answer to his incomprehension of life through sex. ...

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