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Small bookshop opens in lockdown: "We are hope"

It may seem madness to open a business during a pandemic. While many lower the shutters and reckon with a future that is becoming increasingly uncertain, there are those who take courage in the hands and dive into the storm: Antonella Giustizieri (47 years) has opened a bookshop in Aradeo Italy, just over a month. It is called My Bookshop, located in via Salvo D'Acquisto 29 and is the crowning of a dream. Almost 15 years ago, while working in a call centre in Padua, she decided to open a website: "It was a blog, but not a personal diary. In the evening I wrote book reviews". When social media arrived, My Bookshop became a Facebook page that now counts almost 120 thousand...

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Who won the Nobel literature prize in 2020?

THE WINNERThe 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature was won by Louise Gluck. American poet, she has published twelve anthologies of poems and has accumulated numerous awards for her works over the years. In 1993 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Wild Iris collection, in 2014 she won the National Book Award for Poetry, while in 2003 she was awarded the prestigious title of poet graduate of the United States.
THE REASONS FOR THE AWARDThe American poet, born in 1943 in New York and of Jewish-Hungarian origins, was rewarded - the motivation reads - "for her unmistakable poetic voice that makes individual existence universal with its austere beauty". In addition to writing, Gluck is a lecturer at Yale University and lives...

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The myth of Joan of Arc

Joan was not even twenty years old when she was burned at the stake. Every nation has a mythical figure. But there is not the slightest doubt that the myth, the mystery, the symbol of France is Joan, improperly called Joan of Arc. She was not consecrated after death, but in life, because she was a living myth. The myth of Joan of Arc has managed to cross the centuries with films, legends and books

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