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An appropriate setting for us to amass books. Also discussion and recommendations of various literature. Ultimately a group centering on your expression.

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Here are some of the favourite feminist reads that we won't be able to put down:

Started by Nada Jung. Last reply by Eva Libre Apr 26, 2019. 2 Replies

Twelve feminist books everyone should readFrom left: Nadia Murad, UN…Continue

Tags: feminism, books, feminist

The Morgan Library & Museum

Started by Eva Libre. Last reply by Katja Feb 8, 2013. 3 Replies

February in the Da Costa Hours calls for pruning vines and breaking ground. Take a closer look at all the wonderful details:…Continue

Tags: museum, library, Morgan

The Rhetorica

Started by Nada Jung. Last reply by Béatrice LATEUR LACROIX Aug 8, 2012. 1 Reply

 The illuminated manuscript images below are owned by Fondation Martin Bodmer in the Geneva municipality of Cologny and hosted online…Continue

Tags: cologny, virtual manuscripts library of switzerland, fondation martin bodmer, 1471, guillaume fichet

Janet Frames novel "When owls scream"

Started by Eva Libre. Last reply by Eva Libre May 11, 2012. 3 Replies

 Janet Frame processed her tragic life story in their books.  
"Look. Forget. Will…Continue

Tags: when.owls.scream, novel, janet.frames

A book I would like to recommend

Started by Katalin. Last reply by Katalin Mar 21, 2012. 1 Reply


OSHO: Books I have Loved

Started by Eva Libre Mar 24, 2010. 0 Replies

To me a book is not just a book, it is a love affair... I have loved reading from my very childhood. My own personal library consisted of one hundred fifty thousand rare books of all the…Continue

Tags: Osho, lovers, library, books

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Comment by Luna Arjuna on April 23, 2019 at 9:09pm

Bookstore Shakespeare & Co, in Paris

Comment by Eva Libre on April 14, 2019 at 7:16am

A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust.

Renowned photographer Harry Borden traveled the world in five years photographing survivors of the Holocaust. The people presented vary in age, gender, and nationality, but are all connected by their experience and their survival in one of the darkest moments in human history. Each photo is accompanied by a handwritten note of the person portrayed, which ranges from poems about memories to hopes for the future, creating a strong sense of intimacy between the person being portrayed and the reader. At the end of the book is a section with more information about the person in each portrait, how and what she survived, along with the historical context of the events she has been through. This book, which is thought-provoking and touching, conveys the dignity and humanity of each individual's personality. (Text engl.)

Comment by Eva Libre on April 13, 2019 at 2:40pm

Anna Seghers. "The seventh cross"

Anna Segher's "novel against the dictatorship par excellence" (Marcel Reich-Ranicki):

Seven prisoners have fled the Westhofen concentration camp near Worms, but only one has reached the saving shore. In his flight, Georg Heisler meets men and women who have to choose between selfish renunciation and compassion, denunciation and solidarity. Anna Seghers wrote her famous novel with the sovereignty of a world-class writer and a clear-sightedness that continues to make reading a deeply touching existential experience. "The Seventh Cross" made Anna Seghers famous in one fell swoop and became a worldwide success to this day.

A rediscovered German classic novel from 1942, never before published in the UK, The Seventh Cross is both a gripping escape story and a powerful novel of resistance.

"The Seventh Cross." Anna Seghers, Paperback - Book.

The German cover is more sensitive, and I like it more.

Comment by Luna Arjuna on September 3, 2018 at 3:06pm

reading suggestion:

THE OVERSTORY by Richard Powers

Comment by Eva Libre on July 27, 2018 at 6:22pm

Remember that people can take everything from you, less your knowledge.

Comment by Luna Arjuna on April 7, 2018 at 2:15pm

One of my favorite books should not be missing here:

The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince; first published in April 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The novella is one of the most-translated books in the world and has been voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into 300 languages and dialects, selling nearly two million copies annually, and with year-to-date sales of over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published.

After the outbreak of the Second World War, Saint-Exupéry escaped to North America. Despite personal upheavals and failing health, he produced almost half of the writings for which he would be remembered, including a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss, in the form of a young prince visiting Earth. An earlier memoir by the author had recounted his aviation experiences in the Sahara Desert, and he is thought to have drawn on those same experiences in The Little Prince.

Enjoy reading...

Comment by Eva Libre on March 27, 2018 at 5:54pm

Artist Otto Scholderer

Comment by Eva Libre on March 27, 2018 at 5:48pm

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Comment by Katja on September 9, 2013 at 9:58pm

Oh liebe Eva, so traurig.

Aber Buddha sagt, wir geboren sind zum Lieben!

und am ersten Stelle - sich selbst - manchmal es ist schwer zu lernen.

Es ist eine Philosophie.


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