AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY POETRY

With its own budget (as well as receiving donations), a cultural foundation manages scholarships and awards. In its American headquarters (namely in Chicago), there is an association that deals with poetry. His name is Poetry Foundation https://www.poetryfoundation.org/ where a staff of people updates the poetic horizon in the lives of its readers. The golden age of American poetry? The twenties ...

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DUCK LACQUERED AND OTHER DELICACIES OF CHINESE CUISINE

It ‘a dish from China’s long history, which appears for the first time in 1330, in a cooking recipe). http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/easy-chinese-recipes-and-menus.html The Peking duck is raised in the Beijing area. The animal is small, and is force-fed 4 times a day. The duck is slaughtered as 24-48 hours in advance before cooking, then is plucked, gutted and washed. It is briefly ...

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CHINA FOOD ADVENTURE TOURS

Visit some of China’s best highlights? https://www.travelchinaguide.com/tour/food/ The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Terracotta Warriors. You can choose your own slow boat in China on a cruise down the Yangtze. Taking any China adventure tour is like travelling through the centuries of history that have shaped this historic land, while at the same time witnessing the rapid rate of ...

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TAKE A WALK IN THE LAND OF THE SAMI – Sweden, Harjedalen’s County

This is a really special place, with few inhabitants, villages of miners and the Sami community, (the indigenous people of the Far North). The activities of the Red Fox Adventure Holidays redfoxadventure@hotmail.com takes place between two natural reserves, to 62 ° for parallel (County of Harjedalen, Jamtland in Sweden). In those places below the Arctic Circle, the clocks do not ...

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO – Romance, by Boris Pasternak

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, he could not go and collect it, because the return home would have been precluded. He died shortly after, in 1960. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXtFRl1nSs4 Boris Pasternak, the son of a painter and a pianist, after having completed studies in music, law and philosophy, he began his artistic activity in futuristic avant-garde. The beginning of ...

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SOUL AND PASSION – Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva’s Classical Plays

Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva, was the most original voices of Russian poetry of the twentieth century, as well as a leading exponent of the Russian Symbolist movement. In her poems, you can distinguish a kind of musical score, where she combines eccentricity and rigorous use of language. https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Passion-Tsvetaevas-Classical-Ariadne/dp/0615608140 At 18, it takes place the debut of her genuine talent, when she ...

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RUSSIAN PAINTERS IN THE WINTER

In 1975, this painting was exhibited in the halls of the Union of Artists of Leningrad. In 1994, it was exhibited in France. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u3fCIZ_LTE Russian winter, it is a painting of the Soviet Russian painter Nikolai Efimovich Timkov. Looking at this medium-sized painting (100 x 150 cm), you too can easily imagine a cold winter day, in a small village ...

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THE MASTER OF THE UNFINISHED TOUCH – Mikhail Aleksandrovič Vrubel’ and the development of the fragmentary composition

MICHAIL ALEKSANDROVIK VRUBEL 1/4 – He is regarded amongst the Russian painters of the Symbolist movement. He stood aloof from contemporary art trends, so that the origin of his unusual manner should be sought in Early Renaissance painting. He entered the Imperial Academy of Arts, where he studied by direction of Pavel Chistyakov. He would develop a penchant for fragmentary ...

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