December 16, 2017 12:04 pm

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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KONSTANTIN KOROVIN (1861/1931), RUSSIAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER

KONSTANTIN KOROVIN 1/3 – He was born in Moscow on a December day by a family of savvy merchants, but because of his economic collapse his father committed suicide. He had at Moscow’s Fine Arts School. Since 1900, his artistic work was also in favor of theaters. Painter, engraver and theater decorator, can be classified among the most famous Russian ...

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AUTHOR’S TRAVEL – The Extremadura, a region rich in contrasts

When you decide to travel, you often associate nations with a trip to the major capitals, or to some impressive places. But in Spain there is a region to discover, absolutely fascinating: the Extremadura. On this page you can find out how to visit the Spanish Extremadura in an unusual way, accompanied by the artistic creativity of someone who is ...

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EXTREMADURA IMAGES / SPAIN

In Spain there is a region to discover, absolutely fascinating: the Extremadura. On this page you can find out how to visit the Spanish Extremadura in an unusual way, accompanied by the artistic creativity of someone who is born under this sky. The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose ...

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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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FRANCISCO DE ZURBARAN (1598/1664), SPANISH BAROQUE PAINTER

Paint figures closed in themselves, not portraits but symbols FRANCISCO DE ZURBARAN 1/3 – It is unknown if he has had the opportunity to see the paintings of Caravaggio, but his work presents, like that painter, a realistic use of chiaroscuro and darkness. Born in Fuente de Cantos, in Extremadura, this profoundly religious artist was able to represent the counter-reformist ...

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FROM HELSINKI TO KITEE, TO LEARN ABOUT FOUR SHADES OF FINNISH CREATIVITY

You have heard Finland as the land of a thousand lakes, but this is also the land of a thousand forests, because over 70% of the Finnish surface is covered with forests. There are many reasons to fall in love with this land. A complete list is impossible, but we propose you to travel together with four truly creative Finnish ...

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A FINNISH JOURNEY THROUGH IMAGES

There are many reasons to fall in love with this land. A complete list is impossible, but we propose you to travel together with four truly creative Finnish women. With Eeva-Liisa Manner, Helene Schjerfbeck, Sofi Oksanen and Tarja Turunen you will have the opportunity to know this land well through what they have created. The intellectual property of the images ...

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UNTIL MY LAST BREATH – Tarja Turunen

TARJA TURUNEN was born in Kitee (a Finnish city located in the North Karelia region) in August 1977. As a young girl she had a great musical talent, widely encouraged by her parents, which allowed her to attend music lessons. Her hometown is the one of Nightwish, a world-class metal band. Her vocal profile is that of lyrical soprano. She ...

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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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HELENE SCHJERFBECK (1862/1946), FINNISH PAINTER

HELENE SCHJERFBECK 1/3 – Her childhood had been obscured by sad events, as at the age of four he fell, limping through her entire life. She, born July 10 in Helsinki, came from an old Swedish family. His father was a railroad, but by dying prematurely there were financial problems in the family, for this her mother began to take ...

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