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Embers by Sándor Márai

Embers by Sándor Márai (1942) French title: Les braises. Translated by Marcelle et Georges Régnier.

Embers is set in 1941 in an odd aristocratic castle in Hungary. 1,195 more words

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Damned If I Look Back

Two things struck me while visiting Chicago last week.

Firstly, of course, the architecture, with neo-Gothic, Art Deco, neoclassical and Modernist styles combining harmonically to form an exhilarating urban ensemble. 194 more words

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Meditative Monday - "Adagio for Strings" arranged from "String Quartet, Op. 11" by Samuel Barber (1936) [Orchestral]

If you have never heard this piece before, you either don’t know the name or you have been not paying attention to music in commercials, films, on the radio, or just in general. 327 more words


Tracks by Robyn Davidson

Identity is a theme, or issue, that I think becomes part of all autobiography or memoir; to write about oneself it to write about who you are and why. 924 more words



I`ve had few days off work, so I visited a friend in Budapest. It was great to escape from my small town to do lot of touristy stuff in the city. 54 more words