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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SHADES OF PORTUGUESE POETRY

The beginnings of Portuguese poetry? Go back to the 12th century, around the time when the County of Portugal separated from the Kingdom of Galicia (in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula). Many poets and lyricists, prior to the Carnation Revolution in 1974, created works known as revolutionary songs, who represented the spirit of the revolution include Zeca Afonso and ...

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A WEEKEND OF AUTUMN AND TWO CITIES – Lisbon and Sintra / Portugal

Yes, Europe is full of wonderful cities, where drifting from a myriad attractions, which is imbued with the charm of history. Why not experience a weekend in Lisbon and Sintra? Welcome to Portugal https://www.visitportugal.com/en A Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, wrote of his Lisbon: “There are no flowers for me they are like the coloring of Lisbon under the sun”. Portugal ...

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UNUSUAL PLACES TO VISIT IN AUTUMN – New York: Five must-see moments

Visit New York? Autumn is the perfect season, but the month of November is a must. We remember you some good reason for planning now your unforgettable vacation in this city: November 29 (for the inevitable Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center); November 24 (Thanksgiving Day, celebrated with the traditional stuffed turkey); the first Sunday of the month (with plans ...

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FLAGS ABOVE HOTEL ARCADIA – Sinkholes / Novel page

………………………. The 16 flags above the entrance of Arcadia were driven by a slight breeze, that normally announced that season the arrival of bad weather and Cinzia Ynat watched from his window on the second floor of the hotel. When Pavel got out of the scanning window she, gave him a salute with her hand, not completely pull the red ...

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AN AMAZING EVIDENCE OF LOVE – Taj Mahal / Agra, India

The ornate Taj is the main attraction in Agra, the center-north Indian city built on the banks of the Jamuna River. http://www.mapsofagra.com/general-information/tourist-offices.html Is there a more romantic destination of the Taj Mahal? That astounding testimony of love, was commissioned by a ruler of the Mogul (Shah Jahan), to commemorate his late wife. In this city, other places not to miss, ...

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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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INDIAN LOVE POEMS – Meena Alexander

The most significant feature of Indian literature is its diversity. Indian Love Poems https://www.amazon.com/Indian-Poems-Everymans-Library-Pocket/dp/1400042259 features works from the classical languages of Sanskrit and Tamil and such later languages as Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Bengali, and English. Ranging from the Kama Sutra (and earlier works up to present-day India and the poets of the Indian diaspora), Indian Love Poems, is a unique ...

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THE RHYTHMIC FLOW OF INTENSE FEELINGS – Listening Indian poems

The most significant feature of Indian literature is its diversity. Rabindra Nath Tagore, was one of the greatest writers in the history of Indian literature. He was the first Indian poet to gain a permanent place in the canon of world literature. He wrote in almost all literature genres, it is as a poet he was internationally recognized. His poems ...

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INDIANS COLOURS OF BEAUTY

AMRITA SHER GIL – An exceptional colourist. Called India’s Frida Kahlo, she was a female painter who played an important role in 20th century India. She was born in Budapest, Hungary to Umrao Singh Shergil, a Sikh aristocrat and his Jewish Hungarian wife, Marie Antoniette Gottesmann. She began painting by herself as a five year old. She was very much ...

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THE CHARM OF THE RIFT WALLEY – The Other Countryside / Novel page

THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE is the story of the end of a trip where Sabrina discovers that – in its lay volunteer experience without pay – when the horizons are tinged with pink, the diversity of places we find the east and a rising sun and warms more quickly that at our latitude, as well as discover a moon that you ...

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