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Milorad Pavic: Seven Deadly Sins

Esteemed Readers, have you ever read a books with no author & no heroes? I speak seriously. The one of the kind does exists & belongs to Milorad Pavic’s pen. 😁 “Seven Deadly Sins” (2002) is a set of stories … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: Tomara

Esteemed Readers, if you wish “to live any moment of your life at the most/viver cada segundo como nunca mais” as sings our genius Vinicius de Moraes in this epic hymn of our tragic being named “Tomara“, this music piece … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Concert Royal N.2

Esteemed Readers, we continue our musical travel into a magnificent world of François Couperin’s music. Today I present you his Concert Royal N.2. Part II. It seems to me its mood is very suitable for autumn days before Samhain. Vive … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 VIII

Esteemed Readers, great news! We have passed the no-windy area, so we are sailing rather swift now. There are plenty of sea-food & fished around. Just take a fishing rod & catch. Enjoy these pretty days on our 17th century … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas IX

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a great TV series covering the period of the Great October Revolution 1917, the Civil War that followed after it & the Second World War in the Soviet Union. It is called “The State Border” … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, as you know sport existed even in the 17th century, so I offer you a sportive riddle this time! Good luck! 🙂 🏆🏆🏆 “In a light & green prison I move without rest. At least those who love … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: The Horses of Saint Mark

Esteemed Readers, if you wish to know early works by Milorad Pavic, the set of his short stories named “The Horses of Saint Mark/St. Mark’s Horses” (1976) is a wonderful literary opportunity. Young Pavic is yet distant from his writing … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin 18

Esteemed Readers, today I present you an elegant & a sophisticated set for harpsichord composed by François Couperin. N18 is made in F major, if it means you something. In my first posts of this year dedicated to the genius … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: La voglia, la pazzia

Esteemed Readers, if you remember a difficult political situation in Brazil made Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes spend some time in Italy. They did not waste their time & recorded some nice albums in Italian there. Here is one of … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 VII

Esteemed Readers, a terrible heat goes on attacking us. So don’t forget the ice & other cooling measures suitable for an ordinary 17th century voyage. Might winds return faster to our ship! Aboard the Oiseau, 4 April 1685 “…It is … Continue reading

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