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Mongol’s Secret Story

Mongols’ Secret Story derives from an anonymous poem dating back to 1240, that is some years after Gengis Khan’s death and it...

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, or the tenth muse

Sentimientos de ausente Amado dueño mío, Escucha un rato mis cansadas quejas, Pues del viento las fío, Que breve las conduzca a tus orejas, Si no se desvanece el...

Kalila and Dimna

On a first reading, this might seem to be just the fantastic tale of the adventures of two jackals, talking animals at the court...

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...

Doris Lessing – The Fifth Child

  Harriet and David meet at an office party and immediately realise they are meant for each other. Their engagement is soon followed by marriage...

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...

Anna Ettore – The little time man

  It had not been that easy to come to terms with it: too often his days would end too quickly. In the beginning, it...

Little Red Riding Hood in the Company of Wolves

  The Company of Wolves is a gothic story about the loss of innocence inspired by the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. There are various...

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...