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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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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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Milorad Pavic

Esteemed Readers, some of you already know that my favourite writer is the Serbian post-modern genius Milorad Pavic (1929-2009). Finally I launch the year of his writings in my blog. I hope you will be curious to learn about this … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim For Cinema: Orfeu Negro/The Black Orpheus

Esteemed Readers, some time ago I mentioned the movie that brought Bossa Nova to success & made it popular. Today I would like to tell you about it. Made by Marcel Camus “Orfeu Negro/The Black Orpheus” (1959) is a Brazilian … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: The Secret of the Snow Queen

The Snow Queen, certainly, is not the Russian tale, however it has become the essential part of the Soviet New Year entertaining program. Restrictions & the religion prohibition in the USSR caused a peculiar cultural phenomenon: the main creative power … Continue reading

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Author’s Tale: The Little Humpbacked Horse

Esteemed Readers, I go on telling you about author’s fairy tale in the Russian folklore. This time I would like to present one of the most brilliant story: a tale about a humpbacked horse’s adventures written in the middle of … Continue reading

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Mysterious Town Kitezh

Each nation has its magic, mysterious places described in folklore. Those are places of a spiritual force that mean a connection with ancestors thus with customs & traditions as well as a spiritual rebirth or the Garden of Eden on … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, it is time for a new riddle. It is linked with an extraordinary natural phenomenon & might even appear in the sky in the day of Samhain. Well…it would be very impressive! Good luck! “A Giant who ascends … Continue reading

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Author Fairy Tale: The Little Scarlet Flower

Besides traditional tales there are plenty of ones made by our famous authors. And today I would like to present you a synopsis of a tale by Sergey Aksakov. It is a Russian interpretation of Beauty & the Beast & … Continue reading

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Taboos In The Russian Folk Tales

Folklore not only teaches us, guides deep into the consciousness of our ancestors, keeps the memory of peoples & languages. It helps us to study & to comprehend how the mentality is formed, how the Time reflects in this or … Continue reading

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