Fun Facts Friday: Giosuè Carducci
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / July 27, 2018

Giosuè Carducci (27 July, 1835 – 16 February, 1907) was a Nobel Prize winning Italian poet and author. The poet was brown in a small town in Tuscany. His father, a doctor, was very vocal about his politics advocating the unification of Italy. Due to his stand, Dr. Carducci had to move his family several times. In college Mr. Carducci translated Book 9 of Homer’s Iliad into Italian. A year after graduation, while working as a teacher, he published his first collection of poetry, Rime. In 1859 the poet married Elvira Menicucci, the couple had four kids together. The poet was appointed as Italian professor at the university in Bologna. In 1906, Mr. Carducci was the first Italian to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Carducci was also an Italian Senator. Even though he mostly known for his poems, Mr. Carducci also wrote a large amount of literary criticisms, biographies, speeches and essays (enough to fill 20 volumes). Casa Carducci, the house where the poet died in (at age 71) is now a museum.

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV
3 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels / July 23, 2018

About: Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV continues the Rebirth series where we see Batman building a team of heroes. This graphic novel collects issues of Detective Comics #963-968 and Annual #1. 144 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401278221   My rat­ing for Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living — 3 Buy Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living from* More Books by James Tynion, IV Thoughts: I keep enjoying the Rebirth series, one of the few graphic novels which I’m anxiously awaiting to read. Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living (Rebirth) by James Tynion, IV continues this addicting story-line. I enjoyed this graphic novel, it has some great moments but I thought the narrative was convoluted and difficult to follow. One of the reasons I really enjoy comics is the ability to tell a story through words and pictures, it keeps the story both complex and clean if done right. I also thought that this was a departure from a “Batman” story into something else. There is a lot going on in this volume, time travel, older (and…

Fun Facts Friday: Erik Karlfeldt
Latest Posts / July 20, 2018

Erik Karlfeldt (20 July, 1864 – 8 April, 1931) was a popular Swedish poet, member of the Swedish Academy, and winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize in Literature. Books by Erik Karlfeldt* The poet was born Erik Axel Eriksson on a family farm in Karlbo. In 1889 he changed his last name to Karlfeldt in order to distance himself from his father who was a convicted criminal. Karlfeldt is thought to be the name of his father’s farm. He published his first poetry collection in 1895. Karlfeldt taught school to support himself while studying in Uppsala University. After graduating, Mr. Karlfeldt worked for five years at the Royal Library of Sweden. In 1917 he received an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University. Karlfeldt was a member of the Swedish Academy, the Nobel Institute of the Academy, and that of the Nobel Committee. In 1931, the poet was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature posthumously. It is rumored that Mr. Karlfeldt was offered the Nobel Prize in 1919 but declined. Zohar – Man of la Book *Ama­zon links point to an affiliate account

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