Hermann Hesse, “Der Steppenwollf”, Herman Hesse,1927, Translated by S. Apt, 2011,Published in Russian AST Publishers, 2017.

First of all, I would like to thank the wonderful translators from German into Russian Mr. S. Apt, and then from German into English Mr. B. Creighton updated by J. Mileck for their great work to enable the understanding of this philosophical novel “Der Steppenwolf” by Hermann Hesse written in 1927. Without them it would… Continue reading Hermann Hesse, “Der Steppenwollf”, Herman Hesse,1927, Translated by S. Apt, 2011,Published in Russian AST Publishers, 2017.

“Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia” by Christina Croft, Hilliard & Croft, 2008, UK, and Icon of Saint Elizabeth.

The impressions of reading the book “Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia” by Christine Croft are the most favourable. The author studied English and Divinity in Liverpool, and currently lives in Yorkshire. The book was written on 2008, ten years ago. From the aesthetic point of view, i. e. relation to the beautiful, the book is… Continue reading “Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia” by Christina Croft, Hilliard & Croft, 2008, UK, and Icon of Saint Elizabeth.

BADEK NEWS 78

First. New Central Library: Opening November 2018. The building architects are Snohettoan International firm and Calgary’s DIALOG while CMLC (Calgary Municipal Land Corporation) leads the construction $ 245 million project. It will offer 30 free meeting rooms, a 350 seat performance hall, an Early Learning Centre for children and a space just for teens with video,… Continue reading BADEK NEWS 78

“There’s no Sense of Life without Sense of Death…”E. Yevtushenko (Evgeny Yevtushenko, “I cannot say “Good-Bye”, Verses. Poems, Moscow , “Э”, 2017. )

This poem was composed by E. Yevtushenko 40 years ago and sounded as if he himself predicted his own death happened to be this year. I am reading a wonderful book of collection of Yevtushenko’s verses (the book itself is a piece of art published as a series of Library of World Famous Literature with… Continue reading “There’s no Sense of Life without Sense of Death…”E. Yevtushenko (Evgeny Yevtushenko, “I cannot say “Good-Bye”, Verses. Poems, Moscow , “Э”, 2017. )

“LARA” by Anna Pasternak (The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for “Doctor Zhivago”), Harper Collins Publishers, 2017.

Pasternak is not my favourite poet and writer. Nevertheless, this book “LARA” by Anna Pasternak is interesting to read for understanding the atmosphere in literary milieu of Soviet period in Russia. Having done research on this topic, I came to conclusion that there were no wrongs and rights at that period of time. Mr. Pasternak,… Continue reading “LARA” by Anna Pasternak (The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for “Doctor Zhivago”), Harper Collins Publishers, 2017.

Valeriy Sinelnikov, “Love Your Disease”, The Way to Get Healthy and Experience the Joy of Life, -Kharkov, 2013,-320 p.

“Dear Sir, I’ve read your book as thoroughly as possible and I’m familiar with the topic you espouse on which you’ve based your philosophy and teachings. In a perfect world in which people live, work, have friends and ideal environment, clean, unpolished without real stress and having the luxury to spend time and effort to… Continue reading Valeriy Sinelnikov, “Love Your Disease”, The Way to Get Healthy and Experience the Joy of Life, -Kharkov, 2013,-320 p.

“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles, Copyright@2016 by Getology Inc., USA, Random House.

It’s nice sometimes to read a novel, a work of fiction where names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination. In this case, prepare yourselves to read it as a fairy-tale. Protagonist is Count Alexander Rostov. In the novel Mr. Rostov is always asked about how to be a princess (by… Continue reading “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles, Copyright@2016 by Getology Inc., USA, Random House.

“Tolstoy’s False Disciple” (The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov), by Alexandra Popoff, Pegasus Books, New York, London, 2014 (My review)

To-day the Russian 62 years old Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov was shot dead in Ankara Art Gallery when I thought about what to write in my review about my latest reading of the book “Tolstoy’s False Disciple” (the Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov) by Alexandra Popoff, published in 2014, it… Continue reading “Tolstoy’s False Disciple” (The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov), by Alexandra Popoff, Pegasus Books, New York, London, 2014 (My review)

BADEK NEWS 76

One. On December 11, 2016 the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is back for the 18th year in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks and food shelves. In Calgary it stops on this day with the concert performance and socialising events. Every year the donations increased by 30% compared to the… Continue reading BADEK NEWS 76

BADEK NEWS 75

One. Total Surveillance. As well as the other elements of anti-utopia of George Orwell “1984” do not surprise us today. In 2009 the number of surveillance cameras consisted of one for 14 British people. Bots and cookies of internet sites allow to collect the information about your habits and interests. News shows is one more proof… Continue reading BADEK NEWS 75