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THE DOLL – Romance, by Bolesław Prus

Bolesław Prus – a Polish writer and journalist was born in Hrubieszów in 1847. Like many of his fellow countrymen, he was part of the uprising against the oppressed Russian Empire. He became a journalist, writing some short stories. “The Pharaoh,” is his most important novel, a book where he deals with the theme, he was most concerned about: the ...

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ANSWER – Poem, by Andrzej Titkow

Andrzej Titkow is the author of dozens documentaries, feature films, TV shows, TV shows and theatrical performances. He is a Polish poet, director and screenwriter. He was born in Warsaw in 1946, debuting as a poet in 1963. He graduated at the Lodz High School in Film, Television and Theater. Since 1973 he has been associated with the Documentary Companion ...

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FATELESSNESS – Romance, by Imre Kertész

The Hungarian writer Imre Kertész was born in Budapest in 1929. He survived the Nazi extermination camps in 1944. He thought the “freedom” was the worst danger, which surrounded man, because freedom is the ultimate conquest, which makes it coward. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature for writing in 2002. In Communist Hungary, he and his work were banned. ...

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I LOVE YOU – Poem, by Lörinc Szabó

Lőrinc Szabó was a Hungarian poet and translator, born in Miskolc in 1900. He began his studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, but did not finish his studies. He preferred to work for a literary periodical. His first book of poetry – Earth, Forest, God – had been published in 1922, achieving remarkable success. Lőrinc Szabó had fought in ...

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IN THE JAWS OF LIFE – Romance, by Dubravka Ugresic

The author plays with the characters of her tales, distributing roles over a narrative stage, which is full of brilliant parody. The novel “In the Jaws of Life” it’s a patchwork novel. There are symbols and the novel begins with a “Paper Pattern” rather than a Table of Contents, showing how the text will unfold. What saves this postmodern novel ...

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ONE NIGHT – Dobriša Cesarić

  He wrote no more than about one hundred poems in just over half a century (most of which fit on a single page). Dobriša Cesarić was a Croatian poet and translator, born in Požega. He was the founder of modern Croatian poetry. He spent his childhood in Osijek. In the midst of World War I, he moved to Zagreb, ...

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CASSANDRA AND THE WOLF – Margarita Karapanu’s novel

She was born in Athens (as a daughter of a writer), but grew up between Greece and France, studying film in Paris. First novel “Cassandra and the Wolf” of MARGARITA KARAPANU was published in France, Greece and other countires, finding the attention of critics and authors. This novel was first published in 1974 – and became a contemporary classic in ...

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VOICES – The breathtaking beauty of the poems of Costantino Kavafis

The beauty of his lyrics is amazing. Even with a few words he could summon a tumultuous world. Employed in his life in an Egyptian office, he secretly cultivated his love for poetry. His writing was ironic and totally disenchanted toward reality. His first collection of poems, many times epigraphic and essential, was published in 1935. The poetic production of ...

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INTEREST IN ECOLOGY AND CULTURE – Kenneth Rexroth, promoter of the poetic Renaissance in San Francisco

Until the nineteenth century, this area was known as shelter of bandits hiding among woods and canyons. KENNETH REXROTH, born in 1905, was an American poet, translator and critical essayist and promoter of the poetic Renaissance in San Francisco. In the 1920s he settled in Chicago, where he held political activity and attended the bohemian intellectuals. He was among the ...

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TORTILLA FLAT – Romance, by John Steinbeck

In 1962, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his realistic and imaginative scriptures, impregnated with acute social perception. JOHN STEINBECK, one of the most well-known US writers of the twentieth century, was born in Salinas (California) in 1902. Here, he spent serene childhood, developing a strong bond with the Salinas valley and the nearby Pacific coast, spending part ...

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