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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EARTH DANCE – Novel, by Oka Rusmini

Her poems have been included (along with twelve other Balinese poets) in a book titled Bali Living in Two Worlds. OKA RUSMINI, born in 1967 in Jakarta, is a poet and novelist. She attends literary festivals both at home and abroad and has received numerous national awards. She currently lives in Denpasar (Bali), where she continues to use her writing ...

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KUSUMA AFFANDI (1907/1990), INDONESIAN ABSTRACT/EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER

PAINTING NATURE, INTO TECHNOLOGY AGE KUSUMA AFFANDI 1/3 – He was born in Cirebon (West Java) in 1907. He is known as a painter adhering to abstract expressionism, which is why his paintings are difficult to understand, especially from those, who look to the world of painting without seeking explanations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81MjkJhwkPU He was a truly prolific painter, who painted more ...

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PARALLEL WORLD – Author’s journey to Archipelago of Philippine Islands

The inhabitants of the Philippines have struggled to define their own culture, because of the Spanish and American influence.In Manila, you end up in parallel world. Manila, also called “Pearl of the Orient”, is located on the northwestern coast. It is the most crowded city in the  world. Skyscrapers pierce the sky, mushrooming from the grinding poverty of expansive shantytowns. ...

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SORGERY – Poem, by Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn

JESSICA HAGEDORN has received scholarships, which have helped her write a novel, which illuminates many aspects of Filipino experience (focusing on American influence through radio, television, and theaters). After publication in 1990, the novel gained a nomination for the National Book Award 1990. She was born in Manila in 1949 (from Scottish-Irish-French-Filipino mother to Filipino-Spanish father with a Chinese ancestor), ...

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