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Adalbert Stifter was an Austrian writer, poet, painter, and pedagogue. He was especially notable for the vivid natural landscapes depicted in his writing, and has long been popular in the German-speaking world, while almost entirely unknown to English readers. Seemingly the simplest of stories—a passing anecdote of village life— Rock Crystal opens up into a tale of almost unendurable suspense. This jewel-like novella by the writer that Thomas Mann praised as “one of the most extraordinary, the most enigmatic, the most secretly daring and the most strangely gripping narrators in world literature” is among the most unusual, moving, and memorable of Christmas stories.
The volume begins with Un nuevo mundo, tres descubidores by Antonio Sarabia, poet and narrator, and one of the major names of contemporary Mexican literature whose original composition was then translated into Italian by Pino Cacucci. The volume is made up of two macro-sections, one dedicated to Christopher Columbus, the other to Amerigo Vespucci.
Casting for Leos Carax’ Boy Meets Girl.
The Happy Valley set was a group of privileged British colonials living in the Happy Valley region of the Wanjohi Valley, near the Aberdare mountain range, in the colonies of Kenya and Uganda during the 1920s – 1940s. The elite social group became notorious for stories of drug use and promiscuous sexual encounters.