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Gabriels Garcia Marquez Farewell Letter
Views: 680 | 16-04-2014 | Wisdom of the Great

Gabriels Garcia Marquez Farewell Letter Gabriel Jose de la Concordia Garcia Marquez is a Columbian prose writer, journalist, publisher and politician, laureate of Neustadt International Prize for Literature and Nobel Prize in Literature.

He was known as Gabo in childhood, born on March 6, 1927 in the town of Aracataca and was the eldest of sixteen children of simple pharmacist Eligio Garcia and Luisa Santiago Marquez Iguaran.

He is one of the key personality of Latin American Literature Phenomenon of the 1960-s. The most famous work of Columbian writer is considered the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.

The great writer was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer, appealed to readers with farewell letter:

The American Nation Leader
Views: 739 | 12-02-2014 | Wisdom of the Great

The American Nation Leader EMERSON, RALPH WALDO (18031882) the American writer and philosopher, public person, one of the most significant notionalists of the USA. In 1821, he graduated from Harvard where he had got theological education. Some of his poems Brahma, Days, The Snow-Storm and Concord Hymn entered the classics of the American literature.

Ralph Waldo gained the affection of readers in Germany, even exerting his influence on the great philosopher F.Nietzsche.

In Russia, Emerson impressed Leo Tolstoy and other Russian writers greatly. In a number of L. Tolstoys statements in his diaries, letters and articles one can see the similarity of his views with the philosophy of Emerson. Tolstoy had high regard for the American notionalist, calling him the Christian religious writer.

In the second half of the XIXth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson took the place of American nations spiritual leader being vacant after the death of Benjamin Franklin.

Suspended Coffee from Tonino Guerra
Views: 1000 | 09-10-2013 | Wisdom of the Great

Suspended Coffee from Tonino Guerra Tonino Guerra (1920 -2012) an Italian poet, writer and screenwriter. The author of more than a hundred of movies, many of which belong to the golden fund of the world cinema: Marriage Italian-Style, Blow-Up, Zabriskie Point, Amarcord, And the Ship Sails On, Ginger and Fred and others. The winner of two Oscars and three Golden Lions, the holder of six nominations at the Cannes Film Festival and two Donatello awards.

Being twenty-year-old, he got to the German concentration camp, where, despite everything, on the verge of life and death he wrote verses and remembered them by heart, since he had neither paper, nor a pencil. These verses brought Guerra to the cinema years later. The troubles of life did not break this bright person; he has lived a long and interesting life, creating a sunny world around himself.

At one of his last visits to Moscow, giving the interview for a radio station, the film writer told the following story:

Mahatma Gandhi. Wisdom and Philosophy
Views: 831 | 17-07-2013 | Wisdom of the Great

Mahatma Gandhi. Wisdom and PhilosophyMahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) one of the leaders and ideologist of the national liberation movement of India. His philosophy of non-violence Satyagraha had an impact on national and international movements of those who supported peaceful changes. He rejected violence in any form. For more than 30 years he persistently preached his philosophy and finally proved the effectiveness of non-violence policy to the whole world when India peacefully gained independence from Britain thanks to Gandhis efforts in 1947.

But a savage struggle broke out between religious groups for the right to dictate their will to the government in the awakening country.

The year of 1947 ended with bitter disappointment for Gandhi. He kept proving the fatuity of violence but nobody seemed to listen to him. In January 1948, in a desperate attempt to stop the interethnic strife Mahatma Gandhi resorted to a hunger strike. He explained his decision this way: Death will become a miraculous escape for me. It is better to die than to be a helpless eyewitness of Indias self-destruction.

Jorge Bucays Proverbs
Views: 1689 | 04-06-2013 | Wisdom of the Great

Jorge Bucays Proverbs Today in Wisdom of the Great column we would like to introduce to our readers the star of modern Argentine literature, famous psychologist and psychotherapist, Jorge Bucay. His books have been translated into 18 languages of the world; the total print exceeds 2 million of copies.

Latin American writers say that daily you may meet in public transport, at least, two or three persons reading Doctor Bucays books absorbedly.

Critics remark: This wisdom and, undoubtedly, optimistic writer has an apparent ability to say simply about complicated things. Reading of his books may be equaled to a trip to real psychotherapist.

Jorge Bucays writings are notable for fascinating plot, humor and wisdom, they impress optimism and help people to live, love and understand themselves.


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