Category Archives: Literature

Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, here is a new ancient riddle for you. It might seem philosophical however it means something quite ordinary for each of us. Use your imagination & intuition. Good Luck! “It feeds the entire world but always remains hungry”. … Continue reading

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

Esteemed Readers, goods news! We are near the Cape of Good Hope. The weather is changeable, prepare your raincoats & rain boots! 🙂 : Aboard the Oiseau, 10 May 1685 “A ship! We saw a ship! We are not alone … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: L’Amore Non Si Spiega

Our modern Cyrano studies love & praises his Lady in his works. “L’Amore Non Si Spiega” /’Love Cannot Be Explained’ is a hymn of this mysterious power each of us experiences sooner or later. 💖💖💟💖💖 Maria KethuProfumo

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

Esteemed Readers, our vessel is moving towards the Tropic of Capricorn. We are very near it. Meanwhile we amuse ourselves with simple entertainments on board: Aboard the Oiseau, 8 May 1685 “…’When the wind changes, the weather does as well’, … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

Esteemed Readers, I remind you that this year is a year of traditional Russian riddles. They are rather allegoric so I will leave you a certain hint every time. Use your imagination & intuition. Good luck! Hint: The first riddle … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic for Christmas: The Glass Snail

In fact, Esteemed Readers, if you search for a set of unusual Christmas stories full of puzzles, quotes & giving you a chance to read a book any way you like, Milorad Pavic has something to offer you. That’s his … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas XI

“The Alpine Ballad” (1965) is a rare guest of broadcasting as it tells not about fierce battles but about, probably, an ordinary love story of those cruel days. Based on Vasilij Bikov’s narration & shot by Boris Stepanov (“The State … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new historical riddle. I have chosen something short & rather romantic…and I hope not too allegoric as our modern minds, unfortunately, too practical & technical for metaphors & mythological comparisons à la Grand Siècle. … Continue reading

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Most Translated Books In the World

Esteemed Readers, yesterday while preparing my post about Milorad Pavic, I discovered this curious world map of the most translated books in the world. (The original link belongs to Milorad Pavic’s Official Web Site). Have a look! And to those … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: Unique Item

In 2004 Milorad Pavic presented his new book, a detective story, named “Unique Item”. The author himself describes it as a delta novel with 100 endings. Milorad continues a tradition of interlinear stories & unites them with a sort of … Continue reading

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