THE CLOWN – Novel, by Heinrich Böll

Heinrich Böll was one of German foremost post-World War II writers. His work has been translated into 30 languages and he remains one of Germany’s most widely read authors. He was awarded the Georg Büchner Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature. After the WWII he returned to Cologne and began working in his family’s cabinet shop. He became a ...

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BOTTICELLI AND THE SEARCH FOR THE DIVINE – The long journey of a solitary Venus

Starting in the late 19th century, his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. The Birth of Venus, rank now among the most familiar masterpieces of Florentine art. Better known as Sandro Botticelli, Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi was an Italian painter during the Early Renaissance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-98PenNW-o He was always able to integrate ...

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CHINESE BEST NOVELS – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See

Lisa See is an American writer and novelist, and her books include also the novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. http://www.lisasee.com/ She was born in Paris, but has spent many years in Los Angeles (especially Los Angeles Chinatown). Her paternal great-grandfather was Chinese, which has had a great impact on her life and work. Two her novels (Snow Flower ...

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LOVE FANTASY – Chinese contemporary poetry: Wang Jiming

Shi Zhi, was a modest writer during his adolescence, but the terrors of the Cultural Revolution transformed his poetry into something truly powerful. Those who had experienced the Cultural Revolution, were filled with uncertainty about the future of China. Poetry helped to feed them, becoming a source of hope. Two schools, shaped the landscape of Chinese contemporary poetry: poets coming ...

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LISTENING FAMOUS CHINESE SINGERS

The older generation of Chinese people from the Mao era, listen to old traditional songs like like opera, instrumental music, but Chinese music is influenced by many factors (from the Cultural Revolution to current day music genres). Also songs from the 1980’s (when Chinese rock was first introduced to China), is still trending today in addition to current pop. The ...

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BEIJIN’S NIGHT MARKETS

You won’t be disappointed following your nose toward one of Beijing’s night markets.These markets come alive with a basket of tasty treats, when night falls. For a good reason, Beijing it is famous for its night markets. http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/beijing-travel/top-10-beijing-markets Don’t exist better way to get close to a culture. You can taste dumplings in every form imaginable, in most night markets ...

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A WORLD OF FANTASY, STUNNING ORIGINALITY

SANTOS HU 1/3 – His artistic creativity addresses the issue of the still life, which makes it meticulously.He is a master, in combining the inner and outer lives. He, born in the South of Taiwan, began to study Fine Arts at the Superior School of Fine Arts in Taipei. He moved to Spain, at the University Complutense of Madrid, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkFFYaruvBY ...

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TOP 10 STUNNING STAIRCASES IN THE WORLD – Just look at that view

Stairs really does not like travelers or locals. But some stairs are so impressive, that they have become a major attraction and people seek them for themselves. Play of colors, unusual design or legend that is associated with them, all will force you to climb them and the visit will be one of the best experiences ever. Hawaii’s breathtaking but ...

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