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ANCIENT BATTLE’S OUTCOME – The Battle of Lepanto inside books, paintings and video

Americans know that in 1492 Christopher Columbus “sailed the ocean blue,” but how many know that the 1571 – the year of the battle of Lepanto, the most important naval contest in human history – is not well known to Americans. It happened in October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. In a papacy of great achievements, …

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NOVEL SET IN PENNSYLVANIA

Some famous books you might not have known were set in Pennsylvania? As you know, the setting of a book determines many details about the story, but not only the natural landscape in which the characters move. Some authors create new worlds for their stories, while some choose places that are familiar. Here are three examples of authors who situated …

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LOVER – A novel by Marguerite Duras.

Marguerite Duras, was a French writer and film director, born in French Indochina on April 4, 1914. Her father was a school principal and her mother was a teacher. After her father’s death, her family had moved to Sadek, where the mother dies during a flood. She is sent to boarding school in Saigon, where she falls in love with …

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TRANSPORT YOURSELF TO THE VIBRANT INDIA – The God of Small Things / Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things https://www.amazon.com/God-Small-Things-Novel/dp/0812979656 is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated. This Man Booker prize-winner is set in India’s southern state Kerala, away from the glamour of Deli and Mumbai. Commenting as much on human nature as it does on Indian politics, religion and the …

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READING ON THE TRAIN – A leap into the unknown

A train journey can be a terrible thing or comic. Maybe you are not the son of a railwayman, but you too spent a lot of time daydreaming on trains. Sometimes, of the memory of a trip on the train we just have a broken pencil on a seat, a forgotten object from the traveling companion, which had not had …

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LEADING PAGES OF ROMANIAN NOVELS – Mircea Cărtărescu

Mircea Cartarescu was born in 1956, is one of Romania’s leading novelists and poets. Like most of his literary contemporaries of the avant-garde Eighties Generation, his major work has been translated into several European languages. Graduated from the University of Bucharest’s Faculty of Letters, between 1980 and 1989 he worked as a Romanian language teacher (and then at the Writers …

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BOOKS THAT WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE BEAUTY OF HINDUISM

  MEETING GOD: ELEMENTS OF HINDU DEVOTION – Stephen P. Huyler This volume seeks to enable western readers to witness the devotional practices of the Hindu people. It features photographs documenting the spirituality of common men and women in India, accompanied by definitions, descriptions and stories of Hindu individuals at worship. https://www.amazon.com/Meeting-God-Elements-Hindu-Devotion/dp/0300089058 The author provides descriptions of the many devotional …

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TRAVELING AND READING IN CHINA – Three romance shades to be read

Many people loves to read. Our proposal call any web-traveler to sit into Meeting Benches info@meetingbenches.com to share written emotions, observing new creative horizons. In his book (How to Read and Why), Harold Bloom says that we should read slowly, with love and with our inner ear cocked. By reading a written description, your mind is responsible for creating that …

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THREE NOVELS TO READ ABOUT INDIA

Many people loves to read. Our proposal call any web-traveler to sit into Meeting Benches info@meetingbenches.com to share written emotions, observing new creative horizons. In his book (How to Read and Why), Harold Bloom says that we should read slowly, with love and with our inner ear cocked. By reading a written description, your mind is responsible for creating that …

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THREE DAY ROAD – Novel by Joseph Boyden

Many people loves to read. Our proposal call any web-traveler to sit into Meeting Benches info@meetingbenches.com to share written emotions, observing new creative horizons. Readers enjoy the arts and improve their imagination. Reading makes you smarter, it improves your memory to discover and create yourself. In his book (How to Read and Why), Harold Bloom says that we should read …

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