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it’s just a book…

May 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Biography, It's just a Book, Literature & Letters

Serena Vitale “Pushkin’s Button”
There are two reasons why this biography reads like a novel. The life of Alexander Pushkin (Алексaндр Сергeевич Пyшкин), who continues to be Russia’s greatest and most beloved poet was short but rich in tragedy, passion and adventure. 

The second reason is Serena Vitale’s ability to find the right style and tone to [...]

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it’s just a book…

March 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Literature & Letters

Penguin Classics “The Letters of Abelard and Heloise”
As love stories go, one might not expect the exchange of letters between a 12th century philosopher and a nun to be on top of the list of most romantic couples ever lived.
Abelard was a highly successful teacher of philosophy who set up his own school in Paris [...]

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