Alter Ego: Twenty Confronting Views on the European by Guido Snel

By Guido Snel

This impressive quantity explores the trendy melding of cultures, languages, and traditions at the eu continent and the human effects of the quickly moving borders within the new period of the eu Union. Twenty individuals, from a British-based Iraqi Jewish sociologist to a Romanian playwright in big apple, relate their attention-grabbing lifestyles reviews that span international locations and continents and the a number of identities that they've cultivated in the course of their existence trips. Alter Ego is a compelling quantity that probes deeply into the fashionable eu event and permits a bunch of voices to proportion the fun, demanding situations, and frustrations of residing throughout a number of cultures.

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For ‘my tribe’, for the Slovenes, whose Socialist Republic as a part of Yugoslavia shared a border with Italy, post-World War II Trieste assumed a new importance. In the minds of several generations, the city appeared as a seductive place, burgeoning with shops that offered treasures unavailable at home. Trieste was the glitzy and kitschy embodiment of the West. A special kind of hunger was sated in Trieste, a hunger for Fiat spare parts, nifty deodorant sticks, fragrant espresso coffee, trendy Levi’s jeans, and other necessities of hard consumerism that could not be purchased in the Ljubljana of soft communism.

Kind of crying for your stillborn child. Stillborn child!? Abusive Pessoa-reading. Do you like him still? I have even loved him, I mean, his poetry. There is a big difference: to love somebody, or to love somebody’s lines. Normally, I very rarely get any mail from my readers. I hardly believe they exist. Yesterday was a great day. I got an e-mail from a boy or a man (but my fantasy made him immediately to be a young attractive boy, kind of 25-years old, sensitive, dreamy), who told me he likes my novels, and also his boyfriend and his boyfriend’s sister love them.

Yes I am. Even more so than about the newspaper articles. The after-journalism shame lasts a week, the after-novel depression may last two or even three years. Le travail de deuil ( The Mourning Process, I guess, in English)? Perhaps. I haven’t seen it this way, but you may be right. Mourning about something that didn’t happen. Again. Kind of crying for your stillborn child. Stillborn child!? Abusive Pessoa-reading. Do you like him still? I have even loved him, I mean, his poetry. There is a big difference: to love somebody, or to love somebody’s lines.

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