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I SAY NOTHING ANYWHERE – Noshi Gillani

Her zodiac sign is fish. She is a member of a generation of female poets and her experience of living in the US certainly has had a strong influence on her poems. In 1995 she settled in San Francisco (US), then moved to Australia, where three years later she married an Australian Urdu poet. Her fifth collection of poems was ...

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THE FUNERAL PARTY – Novel by Ljudmila Ulickaja

The protagonists of her tales have a strong personality. All of them are immersed in the historical reality and the concreteness of different biographical profiles. In her works, she describes her characters through an apparently aseptic point of view, preferring to devote themselves to the description of their life. She, who has attended the Russian dissident environments and who lives ...

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RAIN FLOGS MY FACE – Bella Akhmadulina

For more than 40 years, she had been a royal presence on Moscow’s literary scene because she had a special aura from which everyone was magnetized. In the traditional metric system, she carried out a peculiar research on poetic language driven by the desire for purity expressive. Daughter of Tatar father and Italian mother, with a poetic collection of 1962, ...

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SOLDIERS OF SALAMIS – Romance by Javier Cercas Mena

His work, mainly narrative, is characterized by the mixing of various literary genres, with the use of chronicle union and essay with fiction. His works tend to be set in urban environments (at present or in a past not too far away), and have a pleasant tone. Javier Cercas Mena is a Spanish writer and essayist, born in 1962 in ...

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WITH ALL DUE RESPECT – Vicente Aleixandre

Four were the stages of his poetic works: pure, surreal, anthropocentric and old age. Because of health problems, he could not have an active part in the Spanish Civil War, but he supported the Republican cause. Vicente Aleixandre, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977, was born in Seville on April 1898, but spends his childhood in Malaga, then following the ...

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PURGE – Novel by Sofi Oksanen

She was the first Finnish woman to have received the prestigious Nordisk råds litteraturpris, the one that rewarded Scandinavian excellence since 1962. Her novel Purge, initially a theater work, won numerous awards. SOFI OKSANEN http://www.sofioksanen.com/ was born in Jyväskylä (a city located in the central Finland region), but she is of Estonian origin. Her debut novel was the finalist of ...

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ASSIMILATION – Eeva-Liisa Manner

Her work has been translated to many European languages. She wrote novels and short prose and original collections of poems, plays for theater and radio. She started as a poet in 1944. In 1921, EEVA-LIISA MANNER was born in Helsinki. Finnish poet and translator, she spent her youth in Vyborg (Viipuri). From her breakthrough collection of poems, she has been ...

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THE VISIT – Novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, born in Konolfingen in January 1921, was a Swiss writer, dramatist and also painter. After a busy childhood, he studied philosophy and Germanic languages in Zurich and Bern. After the Second World War, he began writing short tales and plays. He was the protagonist of renewal of the German-language, German theater, dealing grotesquely with the problems of contemporary ...

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PURE AND NOBLE POETIC TALENT – Regina Ullmann

This Swiss-German poet and poet was born in St. Gallen in mid-December 1884. This eastern Switzerland town, between Lake Constance and Appenzell has a rich historical center. http://www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch/en/region-touring/st-gallen-lake-constance/city-map. Special feature of the city are 111 oriel windows. The monastery area with cathedral and library has been inserted by UNESCO into the World Heritage List of Humanity. Regina Ullmann and her ...

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VENUS IN FURS – Novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

He studied law, history and mathematics at the University of Graz, and after graduating he moved to Lemberg, where he became a professor. LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH was an Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name. He was well known as a man of letters. In ...

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