Kālidāsa

  Kālidāsa, whose name literally means "servant of Kali" was a famous writer, generally regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. Sanskrit...

Nart Sagas

In the Caucasus, the  Northern faces of the Caucasian mountains, the plains nearer Europe, the coasts of the Black Sea and the rivers valleys...

Leo Africanus, a Man between Two Worlds

  Leo Africanus was a complex character who led a rich and adventurous life. Actually, he was not really an African, but an Arab born...

Slavonic Tales on The Sacrifice of the Son

  The Bulgarian story The three brothers and God invites us to reflect on how the character of oral literature is both transnational and specifically...

Rahman Baba: The Poet of Mysteries

Virtually unknown in Italy, Abdul Rahman Baba is one of the most loved and revered poets among the Pashtuns from Pakistan and Afghanistan.      He...

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Susan (Amy Adams) is an unhappy gallery owner, imprisoned in the apparent perfection of an upper middle class life. When she returns...

Antonia Buizza – Angela

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Órla Foyle – Dorothea in the Land of Black and White Men

The white girl looks over at our table. She is waiting for chowder soup while her mother waits for fish and chips....

Órla Foyle – Italian Nuns

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Órla Foyle – I Saw Beckett The Other Day

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