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JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT – Romance by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Because everyone has on his way something that pains him A pleasant culinary experience in Courbevoie, which opens a small window in a world of different tastes? Le Timgad, at 37 rue de l’Alma, http://www.letimgad.com/fr is a restaurant that welcomes you with its white windows carved with arabesques, tastes that mix sweet and savory and meats enriched with artichokes and ...

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THE ROSES OF SAADI – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, a tormented life at the service of spontaneity

A delicate creativity that seduces, even with the musicality of her verses Douai https://www.france-voyage.com/cities-towns/douai-21922/tourist-office-douai-6002.htm has preserved its aristocratic atmosphere. Its church of Notre-Dame was badly damaged in 1944, but its 13th century nave was restored. Do not forget that the Carthusian monastery museum “La Chartreuse” has a fine collection of 16th century paintings. Visiting this French city, you will find ...

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ALL LIFE – Romance by Alberto Savinio

The modernization of life, a continuous demonic complication In Rome, in the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, http://lagallerianazionale.com/ you will find the largest collection of contemporary Italian art. In its rooms you can see the great masterpieces of the only Italian museum dedicated entirely to modern art. In Room 14 (dedicated to Giorgio De Chirico and the Metaphysics), ...

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WHO LOVES DOES NOT RECOGNIZE – Leonardo Sinisgalli, the poet engineer

Coexisting between humanistic and scientific culture In this area of Basilicata, you can visit the archaeological site of Grumentum (a city built during the III century BC), as well as the National Archaeological Museum of Alta Val d’Agri. Not only. Visiting Montemurro http://www.europethisway.com/place/montemurro-potenza-italy/ you will know the Casa delle Muse, the one that houses the book fund of the poet ...

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UNDER THE GLACIER – Romance by Halldór Laxness

The most creative Icelandic writer of the 20th century In addition to novels, his literary production includes stories and poems, reviews and plays. Icelandic writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1955, Halldór Laxness was born in Reykjavík on an April day in 1902. He spent his childhood on a farm, listening to ancient sagas and absorbing the spirit ...

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A TOAST TO ICELAND – Jónas Hallgrímsson

The style of the times He was one of the founding fathers of Romanticism in Iceland, and the theme in his poems was the description of the Icelandic landscape. Jónas Hallgrímsson was one of the greatest exponents of the poetic romanticism of Iceland. Third of four brothers, he was born on the Hraun farm (near Öxnadalur), in 1807. His family ...

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WORLD WITHOUT END – Romance by Ken Follett

His novels express his political ideas KEN FOLLETT https://ken-follett.com/en/ was born in Cardiff in 1949. In 1967 he started his philosophy studies at University College London. He began writing novels as a hobby, but with the publication of “The Eye of the Needle”, a thriller set during World War II became successful in 1978. He is a great admirer of ...

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WHAT IS MAN? – Poem by Waldo Williams, one of the finest poets Wales has ever produced

Clear days in the Preseli Hills Waldo Williams, born in 1904, is said to had been a teacher, passionate and enthusiastic, who used wooden silhouette cutouts of farm animals, with their “Welsh” name painted on one side. He was one of the leading Welsh language poets of the 20th century. His father was a schoolteacher, who spoke Welsh as his ...

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BAD INTENTIONS – Novel by Karin Fossum

Compassionate meditations on crime For a time she worked in hospitals and nursing homes, also assisting drug addicts with rehabilitation. She is the author of the Inspector Konrad Sejer series of crime novels (which have been translated many languages). The Inspector Konrad Sejer, her creationis, is not typical of Scandinavian detective figures. He is a mild-mannered widower who never loses ...

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DROPS IN THE EAST WIND – Olav Håkonson Hauge

A profound and branched life, like his fjord His first poems were published in 1946. He lived his whole life there, where he was born, working as a gardener in his own orchard. As he advised the librarian in choosing the books, as a child he cultivated his passion for reading, attending the library of the native village. Olav Håkonson ...

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