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turgenev: the serf and uncle tom’s cabin

Ivan Turgenev and his passion for liberty. The time was the mid-nineteenth century and a third of all Russians were serfs. Turgenev was a great emancipator and a gifted writer; he helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingeniously … Continue reading

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turgenev: fighting for the serf on his turf

Ivan Turgenov was Russia’s great emancipator. He helped bring freedom to the serfs by the devastating method of showing what their lives were like through his short stories… ..As A Sportman’s Sketches appeared one by one in The Contemporary, their … Continue reading

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i thought i saw saint augustine

Jerusalem Syndrome….Jerusalem. Is it something in the water. An untraceable ingredient from an underground well? There is something. Jerusalem has always evoked¬† messianic symbolism and exerted a seemingly¬† magnetic attraction for people awaiting the Messiah, those who feel they can … Continue reading

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