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China: The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices - Xinran

It’s not easy writing about women equality in the contemporary world we live in. We have been raised to believe that women were wronged for centuries and now is our time and place to prove we are equal to men. 913 more words

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Cuba: Afro-Cuban Tales - Lydia Cabrera

I don’t remember clearly the last time I read fables. It might have been 15 years ago, it might have been even longer. What I do remember, though, is my pure infatuation with fables and especially with the one about the fox and the grapes. 438 more words

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Switzerland: Homo Faber - Max Frisch

The more technology develops, the more palpable the conflict between logic and faith becomes. Centuries ago people couldn’t explain to themselves phenomena, which to us now seem absolutely obvious. 988 more words

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Швеция: "Стогодишният старец, който скочи през прозореца и изчезна" - Юнас Юнасон

Знаете ли какво е общото между Франко, Сталин, Мао, Труман, Дьо Гол, Чърчил и Ким Ир Сен? Освен, разбира се, че това са лидерите, които до голяма степен определят политическото и икономическото развитие на света през 20ти век? 81 more words

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Brazil: The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas - Machado de Assis

One of the greatest novels of Brazilian literature by one of its most important authors. These are the facts behind Machado de Assis’s The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas… 712 more words

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India: Shame - Salman Rushdie

Nearly two years have gone by since I last immersed myself into the magical and sometimes crazy world of Salman Rushdie. The Indian born writer is among the most imaginative authors out there and his novels have brought him not only world-wide fame but also a death sentence (because of the strikingly controversial… 651 more words

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Canada: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage - Alice Munro

Lately I feel international literature available in Bulgaria has been witnessing some very positive developments. More valuable books are being translated with less focus on self-help, esotericism, alternative healing practices and food-for-the-soul type of novels. 864 more words

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