September 21, 2017 7:04 am

DREAMING OF CALIFORNIA – Author’s Journey from Salinas to San Francisco

The theme of cultural identity is at the center of our California Author’s Travel http://www.californiatouristguide.com/ Painters and chefs, photographers and hoteliers, songwriters, writers and poets influence our perception of any trip. Starting your trip, add something born in this country: John Steinbeck’s novel, collection of Kenneth Rexroth’s poems, or musical mix of Tony Sly. In 1962, he won the Nobel ...

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INTEREST IN ECOLOGY AND CULTURE – Kenneth Rexroth, promoter of the poetic Renaissance in San Francisco

Until the nineteenth century, this area was known as shelter of bandits hiding among woods and canyons. KENNETH REXROTH, born in 1905, was an American poet, translator and critical essayist and promoter of the poetic Renaissance in San Francisco. In the 1920s he settled in Chicago, where he held political activity and attended the bohemian intellectuals. He was among the ...

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TORTILLA FLAT – Romance, by John Steinbeck

In 1962, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his realistic and imaginative scriptures, impregnated with acute social perception. JOHN STEINBECK, one of the most well-known US writers of the twentieth century, was born in Salinas (California) in 1902. Here, he spent serene childhood, developing a strong bond with the Salinas valley and the nearby Pacific coast, spending part ...

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TAUBA AUERBACH (1981), AMERICAN VISUAL ARTIST

TAUBA AUERBACH 1/2 – Her paintings rely on artisan seriality using a variety of techniques. Her type of work challenges illusion, forcing you to ask questions about the nature of seeing and understanding. In her first personal show, she had shown a set of text-based designs, which explored several language systems (such as calligraphy, Morse code, and traffic light signals). ...

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DESERT, SKY AND HORIZON – Arriba Mexico! / Autor’s Travel from Tampico to Autlan de Navarro

Making a trip, add something special to your luggage, what was born in the country you are visiting: a book by Mariano Azuena, a collection of poems Rafael Guillen and a musical mix by Carlos Santana, because the theme of cultural identity is at the center of our Mexican Author’s Travel. Https://www.visitmexico.com/en Chefs and hoteliers, painters, photographers and sculptors, songwriters, ...

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THE UNDERDOGS – Romance, by Mariano Azuela

He was born in 1873 in Lagos de Moreno (Jalisco). He had grown up in the small paternal farm, and this experience affected the settings of many of his tales. At the age of fourteen he entered a Catholic seminary, but soon abandoned religious studies. He studied medicine in Guadalajara, graduating in 1899. Military doctor in the revolutionary army, he ...

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RUFINO TAMAYO (1899/1991), MEXICAN PAINTER

THE POWER OF LIVE COLORS RUFINO TAMAYO 1/4 – His painting shifted from realism to expressionism, until he came to abstractism. “America,” his masterpiece, was the highlight of an auction of a Latin American Art night at Sotheby’s in November 2008. This work is a vinyl and sand on a canvas and was created in 1955 for a bank in ...

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NOT FEAR – Poem, by Rafael Guillen

Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente (identified as Subcomandante Marcos) was born in Tampico in 1957. Like many of his generation, he was radicalized by the events of 1968, becoming militant in a Maoist organization. In 1981 he was one of the five students of the university department of letters and philosophy, who have received national medal of excellence. His famous political ...

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CRAZY LITTLE HEAVEN – Author’s Travel in Indonesia

The theme of the cultural identity of a nation is at the center of our Author Travel. Chefs and hoteliers, painters, photographers and sculptors, songwriters, writers and poets, complement each other in creative impulses, affect the perception of any our trip. Even the creative horizon encapsulates the sense of national identity. Starting your journey, add something special to your luggage, ...

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TO LOVE, TO WONDER – The Poetry of Sitor Situmorang

During the Suharto regime, he, a Christian, for communion sympathies suffered eight years in prison. He is an Indonesian poet, essayist and writer of short stories. Born in North Tapanuli (north of Sumatra) in 1924, he belongs to the “Generation of the 45” (a group of artists, who matured during Japanese occupation and revolution, sharing the same existential rigor). All ...

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