Category Archives: fantasy

Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas VII

Speaking of war TV’series, I would like to pay your dearest attention, Esteemed Readers, to “Version Omega” made by an Estonian film director Antonis-Janis Voazos in 1975. Movies about the Soviet intelligence service form a special branch of the genre. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VII

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered for you this timeless riddle. It is urgent in any epoch, any year, any moment. Let my words be a good hint for you. Besides, we experience this riddle constantly & we cannot help it … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: Last Love in Constantinople

When a romantic novel is meant, as a rule, we imagine a love story with a certain happy end. And what about a novel with a romantic separation? Here is the one written by the genius of Milorad Pavic. It … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: The Star Mantle

To create some mystic air of the Summer Solstice I have chosen the novel “The Star Mantle” (2000) which Milorad Pavic presented as a brief astrological reference for whose who are unfamiliar with it. I remember when I was choosing … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 IV

Esteemed Readers, our wonderful voyage continues. Please, enjoy it together with our great guide Messire de Choisy. Aboard the Oiseau, 16 March 1685 “…We sail very swiftly. The sea is heavy but there are favourable winds so it helps us. … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint George

Saint George or Saint George the Winner as we often name him (died 23 April 303) is one of the most respectful Russian Saints, the patron of Moscow & Russia since the time of Prince Yuri Dolgor’ukij (the Long-Armed) (1099-1157). … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: Dictionary of the Khazars

Esteemed Readers & writers, -as most of us write something this or that way, – I suppose that each of us dreams or has dreamed to discover or to write a book that were unique, unbelievable, a bit absurd & … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new historical riddle. Might it be connected with the Easter in this or that way. The topic is not new. I have already posted one about it, so I hope it will be rather … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: Landscape Painted with Tea

Perhaps, it is not good to start with my favourite novel by Milorad Pavic & I should have made a post about his unique bestseller “Dictionary of the Khazars”,but I cannot help it. 🙂 It was my second book read … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes e Toquinho: Samba da Volta

Samba is an amazing musical phenomenon. It might sing (chorar in the original Brazilian context) any kind of emotion, event, deed. “Samba da Volta/Samba of Returning” praises a return to the fairy lady so long expected for her two knights … Continue reading

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