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TENTATIVE NON-FIC REVIEW/RESPONSE: Patrick Leigh Fermor's A TIME TO KEEP SILENCE, Or "When the hurly-burly's done ... "

Miss Bates puts out a tentative tentacle in writing about her “other” reading: non-fiction. She doesn’t know if this is something she’ll continue, or if it’ll prove of any interest to her readers. 1,565 more words


REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture: Ingrid Nordgaard, "On the Frozen Sea: Exploring, Writing and Painting the Northern Frontier”

On June 20th, 2017, Ingrid Nordgaard (PhD Candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University) gave a REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture entitled: “On the Frozen Sea: Exploring, Writing and Painting the Northern Frontier.” 1,035 more words

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Hydra, an Aphrodite in white and blue

“Hydra is almost a bare rock of an island (…) There are only two colors: blue and white, and the white is whitewashed every day, down to the cobblestones in the street (…)”. 606 more words


cash us ou'side, how bou' daah.

So remember when Tommo and I went to Yosemite over Memorial Day weekend and made asses of ourselves? It gets better, we went trail running too; but nowhere around other tourists. 105 more words

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Snippet: Aldekoa's "Children of the Nile"

Xavier Aldekoa, Hijos del Nilo , 2017, 312 p.

publisher’s summary:

The Nile is not a river. The most important African river is the heart of hundreds of villages and the indefatigable witness of the rise and decline of the mightiest Pharaoh dynasties in the world. 225 more words

A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance

A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance

by Marlena de Blasi

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This deliciously satisfying memoir is filled with the foods and flavors of Italy and peppered with culinary observations and recipes. 136 more words


Hemingway, Browning, and Stark in Italy

“One can only really travel if one lets oneself go and takes what everyplace brings. . . . I suppose that is the difference between travel and tourism.” 539 more words

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