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WE REMAIN FRIENDS – The Other Countryside / Page by the novel

……………………….. A year later, almost to the end of summer, back to the usual summer months spent with Carletto to the Mission of Archer’s Post, on a Saturday night she showed up at the door of the house of Giorgio. He knew from experience that the children were ex-wife. He had said that he would wait. She wanted him again, ...

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PARAGUAYAN POETRY – Herib Campos Cervera

All of the scholars on Paraguayan literature, say that his work is the starting point of a new poetic conception. His poetry, retains the imprint of exile and political persecution. Europeans arrived in Paraguay in the sixteenth century, and the first residential settlement was the foundation of the city of Asunción. Herib Camposs Cervera was born in Asunción, Paraguay, on ...

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SON OF MAN – Romance by Augusto Roa Bastos

Augusto Roa Bastos es quizá el escritor paraguayo más conocido en el mundo (uno de los protagonistas de la narrativa lationoamericana de la segunda mitad del siglo XX). Escribió casi toda su obra en el exilio. Se estableció en Francia, donde ejerció el periodismo y la docencia universitaria. La obra de Roa Bastos se caracteriza por armonizar el legado guaraní ...

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WAS ENOUGH TO LENGTHEN THE HANDS – Sinkholes / Page by the novel

……………………………………. It was a beautiful starry night and Jacques with binocular had watched the Big Dipper rotating counterclockwise around Polaris, guiding star on northern hemisphere, which for many thousands of years has been used as a reference point for navigators and astronomers. It seemed so easy to stretch his hands towards this star, imagining, that this brightest star was shining ...

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THE LIBRARY OF BABEL – Novel by Jorge Luis Borges

The first books that he read (from the library of his father, a man of wide-ranging intellect who taught at an English school), included The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His family, which had been notable in Argentine history, included British ancestry, and he learned English before Spanish. His first published book ...

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IN THE LANDS OF THE MALATESTA DA VERUCCHIO – The Last Row / Page by the novel

……………………………… At Villa Verruchio the door of the restaurant Casa Zanni is the same for decades and pass it, but it is not the first time, I am certain that we would be the attendants sit in the Saletta della Vecchia Trattoria Rustica, leaving to others the Veranda and the Hall Square. I feel more at ease in the Trattoria ...

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BONJOUR TRISTESSE – Novel by Françoise Sagan

The name Sagan, was chosen because it is a character of Proust’s Recherche (Princess Sagan). Françoise Quoirez is the daughter of a southern middle class family-east of France. Françoise Sagan, begins very young to write short services from Italy, who had the title Bonjour Napoli, Bonjour Venice, title that already resembles that of her first great success as a novelist, ...

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ZURAN’S HILL – Waiting for Austerlitz / Page by the novel

…………………………….. The basic unit in Napoleon’s army was the infantry regiment, and this was divided into three battalions – of nine companies each – under the command of a colonel. Two infantry regiments formed a brigade, two or three brigades formed a division and multiple divisions formed a Corps. Now no more of those foot soldiers wore armor plates of ...

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INES OF MY SOUL – Romance by Isabel Allende

She is the niece of former Chilean president Salvador Allende. Isabel Allende is a Chilean author best known for penning novels in the style of magical realism. She born on August day, in 1942, in Peru. Allende’s novels are often based upon her personal experience and historical events and pay homage to the lives of women, while weaving together elements ...

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DELICATE SHADES OF CHILEAN POETRY – Gabriela Mistral

The love poems in memory of the dead, Sonetos de la muerte (1914), made her known throughout Latin America, but her first great collection of poems, Despair, was not published until 1922. Gabriela Mistral played an important role in the educational systems of Mexico and Chile, was active in cultural committees of the League of Nations, and was Chilean consul ...

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