October 16, 2017 11:54 pm

ARTEMISIA – Novel by Anna Banti

She was born in Florence at the gates of the summer of 1895. She who reads her texts senses the search for taste, because in narrative intrigue she skillfully replaces a plot of motifs similar to musical sequences. Her great literary theme was that of woman’s solitude, seeking for a dignity in the world of men. That unique daughter of ...

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THE STANZE – Angelo Poliziano

He is considered to be the leading humanist of the fifteenth century, destined for even greater literary glory if the scythe of death had not cut him by the age of forty years. Born in Montepulciano in 1454 and raised at the Medici Court in Florence, he was one of the leading poets of Italian humanity. Angelo Ambrogini (Poliziano), a ...

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PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA (1416/1492), ITALIAN PAINTER – A spacious, monumental and impassionately rational painting

PURCHASING THE PAINTING PERSPECTIVE, LOOKING FOR THE MATHEMATICAL BASIS OF BEAUTY PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA 1/3 – One of his most famous and mysterious works (The flagellation of Christ) dates back to 1460. Born in Borgo Sansepolcro, he would become one of the artists of the Italian Renaissance. His works affect the use of perspective, as a result of precise geometric ...

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WHERE THE ESSENCE OF DEER JOINS THE ANCESTORS – Gloria Bird

She lives in Wellpinit, where she works for the Spokane Tribe and teaches at the Salish-Kootenai College campus. Her poetry collections include Full Moon on the Reservation, The River of History, and Red Roots Sparse. Her poetry and prose focus on how the representations of native peoples can facilitate harmful stereotypes. She is a member of the Northwest Native American ...

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I WAS CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE ON MY RESERVATION WHEN I WAS KID – Sherman Alexie

SHERMAN JOSEPH ALEXIE is one of the most award-winning writers in North America, but his studies have been characterized by home studying. This American novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker was born in 1966 grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. His parents were alcoholics, but he described his life at the reservation school as challenging. Because of his ...

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THE SMELL OF HISTORY – Author’s Travel in Massachusetts

FROM CAPE ANN TO HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE As always, starting an Author’s Journey, we suggest to explore creativity of someone born in this land, such as painter Louise Upton Brumback, songwriter Jake Armerding or reading a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne or some poems by Elizabeth Bishop. Jutting out into the Atlantic, 25 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts, is Cape Ann. ...

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LOUISE UPTON BRUMBACK (1867/1929), AMERICAN PAINTER

INTO THE LIGHT, ALL BRIGHT AND COLORFUL LOUISE UPTON BRUMBACK 1/3 – Cecelia Beaux, Marion Boyd Allen and Louise Brumback were among the most famous painters of Cape Ann artist columns, https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/tag/louise-upton-brumback/ a rocky promontory on the Atlantic Ocean (in northeastern Massachusetts). She believed that the best art was able to show the individuality and ability of the artist’s self-expression. ...

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MASSACHUSSET’S UNITED COLORS

As always, starting an Author’s Journey, we suggest to explore creativity of someone born in this land, such as painter Louise Upton Brumback, songwriter Jake Armerding or reading a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne or some poems by Elizabeth Bishop. The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, ...

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FALLING IN – Jake Armerding, “the most gifted songwriter from the Boston folk scene in years”

He stands out from a crowd of new songwriters for his ability to create something new from something old. Jake Armerding is singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist devoted to contemporary folk music, progressive bluegrass and classic folk-rock of the 1960s. He is an American musician from Boston (Massachusetts), a British literary graduate, who uses acoustic string instruments (such as mandolin, acoustic ...

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THE SCARLET LETTER – Romance, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

John Hathorne (a judge involved in Salem’s witches trials) is one of his ancestors. NATHANIEL HATHORNE was born in 1804 in Salem (Massachusetts). In 1821 he entered the Bowdoin College, graduating four years later. Franklin Pierce (14th President of the United States) was among his fellow students. He published his first novel in 1828. After some transfers, he stopped in ...

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