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  1. Laudator Temporis Acti NEW
    “A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites, a florilegium of elegant extracts….” By Michael Gilleland.
    A Wrestling Hold
    Michael B. Poliakoff, Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987), p. 4, with note on p. 163: [W]e learn, for instance, from ancient lexica that a …
    By Michael Gilleland, 413 words

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  2. Boris Dralyuk NEW
    “Essays, Translations, and Other Writings.” 🇺🇸
    “Good-bye, Dear Europe”: Vladimir Nabokov and Alexander Voloshin Say “Prash-chai”
    Alexander Voloshin in The World and the Flesh (1932),playing a peasant breaking into a ritzy restaurantduring the Russian Revolution. In 1941, a year after he and his family escaped Europe by the skin of their …
    By bdralyuk, 700 words

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  3. Wuthering Expectations NEW
    “A Distinguished Crankologist.” 🇺🇸
    Thanks and praise to celebrate the happiness of this great event – the end of the Greek play readalong
    I am quoting the end of Alcestis by Euripides, his early whatever it is, not a tragedy, not a satyr play, not a comedy. Admetos has won back his wife and the play is at …
    By Amateur Reader (Tom), 944 words

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  4. XIX век NEW
    “Notes on nineteenth-century Russian poetry and prose.” By Erik McDonald. 🇺🇸
    Khvoshchinskaia before Krestovskii
    Natal’ia Kulikova: Another gem of our collection is a portrait in miniature of Nadezhda Dmitrievna Khvoshchinskaia as a child. Here she is four or five years old. The artist is unknown. (2:44–2:56) The same picture …
    By Erik McDonald, 112 words

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  5. Russian Dinosaur NEW
    “A blog mostly about Russian literature and translation issues, as retailed by a small stuffed dinosaur.” 🇬🇧
    Thank you for the radishes: Edmund Wilson in dialogue with Helen Muchnic
    In 1942, the literary critic and Princeton graduate, Edmund Wilson, then forty-seven, made friends with a scholar of Russian literature slightly younger than himself, Helen Muchnic. Born in Baku in 1902, Helen emigrated to the …
    By Russian Dinosaur, 1,889 words

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  6. Poemas del río Wang NEW
    Swallow calendar
    In the Sicilian Nicosia, next to Bar Antica Gelateria in the main square, on the façade of which fragments of Mussolini’s Victory Day speech of May 9, 1936 still can be read, a steep staircase …
    By Studiolum, 1,090 words

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  7. Lizok's Bookshelf NEW
    “Reading ideas from Russian classic and contemporary fiction.” By Lisa C. Hayden. 🇺🇸
    Hey, Dima! Congratulations on Your Awards for Hey, Sasha!
    I’m days late and many dollars short here but very happy to write that Dmitry Danilov won two awards this fall for his novel Саша, привет! (Hey, Sasha!). He won Prose of the Year about …
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  8. Far Outliers NEW
    “Exploring migrants, exiles, expatriates, and out-of-the-way peoples, places, and times.” By Joel. 🇺🇸
    Fate of Meskhetian Turks
    From Troubled Water: A Journey Around the Black Sea, by Jens Mühling (Armchair Traveller series; Haus, 2022), Kindle pp. 34-36: When he revealed to me on our first taxi journey that he was a Turok …
    By Joel, 543 words

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  9. the cassandra pages NEW
    “An artist, graphic designer, writer and publisher.” By Elizabeth Adams. 🇨🇦
    Squall line on autoroute 15, south of Montreal, Quebec. Thursday, December 1: We had to cross the border into the U.S. this morning to do some errands. It was dry, windy, and quite cold when …
    By Beth, 775 words

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  10. NEW
    “putting the rarin back in librarian since 1999.” By Jessamyn West. 🇺🇸
    Ask A Librarian: Getting News to Our Patrons
    From our local librarian mailing list: Is it possible for library patrons to have free access to newspapers like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and those other big, famous ones? Or even little, …
    By jessamyn, 531 words

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  11. DC Rainmaker | Blog NEW
    “I’m just a triathlete and runner like you: I run, I bike, and I do something resembling swimming. And at the end of the day…I blog about it.” 🇺🇸
    Wahoo Fitness Dismisses Smart Trainer Lawsuit Against JetBlack, Sets Timetable Against Zwift
    As you may be aware, earlier this fall Wahoo Fitness decided to sue Zwift over Zwift’s introduction of their $499 Zwift Hub smart trainer into the market. Wahoo argues that the Zwift Hub infringes on …
    By DC Rainmaker, 994 words

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  12. Travel Photographer - Austin Mann — Journal NEW
    iPhone 14 Pro Camera Review: Scotland
    Hi from Scotland!We’re here on the beautiful Dunton Kilchoan Estate in the Scottish Highlands with the iPhone 14 Pro cameras — we’ve been hiking, biking, and boating all around the area, pushing these new cameras …
    By Austin Mann, 2,930 words

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  13. Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity NEW
    “Erica Verrillo has written seven books and published five. She doesn't know why anyone with an ounce of self-preservation would ever want to publish….” 🇺🇸
    16 Literary Magazines Open NOW - SFF, Horror, Essays, Poetry, Genre Fiction, and more - Paying markets
    Here are 15 publications that are open to submissions right now (no deadlines). All are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. You can find upcoming calls for submissions with deadlines on my page: Calls …
    By Erica Verrillo, 1,088 words

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  14. Jem – UK blogger - Developer - Entrepeneur NEW
    “Web developer & work at home mama Jem’s personal UK lifestyle blog on family, fitness & work.” By Jem Turner. 🇬🇧
    What I’m Doing Now
    I recently found out about ‘Now’ pages via Mastodon (@[email protected] and @[email protected] in case you’re wondering) and found the concept intriguing – especially someone who 3 months ago lamented my failure to update regularly. The …
    By Jem, 66 words

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  15. Spectre Collie NEW
    “The Journal of Poorly-Explained Phenomena.” By Chuck Jordan. 🇺🇸
    Glass Onion and the Post-Whodunnit Detective Story
    I loved Knives Out, so I was excited about its sequel Glass Onion even before the casting announcements seemed to be attracting so many great people that it became a running joke on Twitter. I …
    By Chuck, 2,134 words

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