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SONECHKA – Novel, by Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Yevgenyevna Lyudmila Ulitskaya is a Russian biochemist and writer. She started publishing novels in the 1980s, but the first work of success was the novel Sóniechka, published in 1992. Since then she has published more than 10 novels with a psychological prose, which resembles Chekhov. Her work often places attention on female characters, making visible inequality between men and women, ...

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SHE WAS DEEPLY LOVED BY RUSSIAN PEOPLE – Anna Akhmatova, short lyric poems and structured cycles

Two years before her death at the age of 76, she was chosen president of the Writers’ Union. Anna Akhmatova was a Russian modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon. Her work ranges from short lyric poems to structured cycles (such as Requiem, tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror). She was born into upper-class family ...

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POPULAR KOREAN FICTION BOOKS – Nowhere to be found, romance by Bae Suah

She made her debut as a writer in 1988 and she stayed in Germany between 2001 and 2002, where she began learning German. Without the guidance from a literary mentor, she wrote stories as a hobby. Bae Suah is a South Korean author graduated at Ewha Women University. In 1993, at the time of her debut, she was a government ...

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THE DIVINERS – Romance, by Margaret Laurence

She began writing short stories shortly after her marriage. Jean Margaret Laurence was born in 1926. She was a Canadian novelist, one of the major figures in Canadian literature. In 1944 she attended Winnipeg’s United College (an arts and theology college associated with the University of Manitoba). She became associated with the intellectual movement the “Social Gospel”, which remained important ...

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EXISTENTIALIST IDEAS MADE WITHOUT EMBARRASSMENT – Milton Acorn: Cold bundles within falling heavens

His power comes from images always drawn from everyday Island life. Milton James Rhode Acorn was a Canadian poet. He was born in Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) and was a World War II veteran. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/stunning-canadian-landscapes-quebec-region/ In Montreal he published his early poems in an political magazine. With a radical personality and strong working-class sentiments, he translated these elements into his ...

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THE ROMANTIC – Poem, by Adam Mickiewicz

Adam Bernard Mickiewicz was a Polish-Lithuanian poet of the Romantic period. He is seen as one of Poland’s Three Bards. http://www.allposters.com/-sp/The-Birthplace-of-Adam-Bernard-Mickiewicz-1798-1855-at-Zaosie-Posters_i10076977_.htm?ac=true He was a creator of Romantic drama and has been compared both at home and in Western Europe to Byron and Goethe. Born into an impoverished noble family, he studied at the University of Wilno and in 1817 he ...

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JAPANESE BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ

Immediately after World War II have been written modern dramas, which were able to move an international audience. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/satsuma-domain-japan-kagoshima-landscapes/ Early works of Japanese literature were influenced by cultural contact with Chinese literature. Japanese literature has a long history and showcases the idiosyncrasies of such a culturally dominant nation. You need to remember that – since Japan reopened its ports to ...

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THE SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ – Novel by Dalia Sofer

All her childhood seemed like a dream. Allow Iran (so abruptly), has left a void in her, as if her life had not been quite real. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/iranian-inner-landscapes/ For a long time she lived with a sense of duality in living between two cultures, two people, two stories. Dalia Sofer was born in Tehran in 1972 and now lives in New ...

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WHERE THE RAIN IS BORN – Writings About Kerala, by Anita Nair

Among the top bestselling authors of fictional writing, the most famous is Anita Nair, who has earned the fame being India’s well known author of many novels. She was working as the creative director of an advertising agency in Bangalore, when she wrote her first book. She lives in Bangalore and is an Indian English-language writer, who was born in ...

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THE CAVES OF PERIGORD – Novel, by Martin Walker

Martin Walker is a senior director of a private think-tank based in Washington, DC. He is also emeritus editor of United Press International (and was a journalist for The Guardian for 25 years, serving as bureau chief in Moscow and the United States). He has written for such publications as The New York Times and The Times Literary Supplement. He ...

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