Monthly Archives: September 2019

La Gazette: Historical News Today-1631

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War has returned & here are some tidings of 1631 I present to your dearest attention. Let’s revive this…not always glorious time: Bruxelles, June 12,1631: ” Marquises de Sainct Croix & d’Ayetone have come here … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, here is a new curious riddle for you, inspired with the air of the autumn Solstice. I like its form & sense: it consists of opposites, so those who write something might use this idea in their own … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Snow Maiden

  As the autumn is rather cold this year I have decided to go on the topic of winter represented in the Russian folk tales. This time it is about a Snow Maiden or Sneg’urochka as we call it. The … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Father Frost

Esteemed Readers, here is another wild short fairy-tale dedicated to wicked relationship in the family. No matter its size, it contains several plots: a traditional conflict between a step-mother & step-children; daily problems of a henpecked husband; award for patience … Continue reading

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The Role of The Russian Spirit In Folklore

Esteemed Readers, finally we have come to a very important point that should be mentioned in the context of the Russian folklore. I mean so called “Russkij Duh” or the  Russian Spirit.  This is a mysterious essence, condition, whatever which … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Chant Militaire Monsieur de Turenne

Esteemed Readers, the music plagiarism existed long before the 20th century & our pop-culture. I present you an old French military song composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully for Messire de Turenne’s regiment. I’m certain you have heard it in Georges Bizet’s … Continue reading

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