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robert-grudin's picture
Dec.23.2013
At 3 PM on Saturday, January 11, 2014, my wife Michaela and I will present a talk entitled "What Was the Renaissance?" at the Presidio Branch of the San Francisco Public Library, 3150 Sacramento St, San Francisco. Our talk will be based on findings expressed in our book, Boccaccio’s Decameron and...
mark-j-janssen's picture
Oct.12.2013
As the late Middle Ages became the Renaissance the idea of classical Greek and Roman virtue came back into man’s view.  The world in Renaissance Italy, especially in Florence where the Renaissance is typically credited with its beginning, was changing faster than the locals could keep track....
kristen-caven's picture
Feb.06.2013
I'm so excited for the forthcoming Tina Fey/Paul Rudd movie, Admission, for an unexpected reason: my superheroine poster is in it! Yeah, I got an email from Zazzle last fall saying they wanted to use it in a movie. Cool, I thought; some indie flick. When I realized the movie stars the author of one...
elisabeth-storrs's picture
Jan.25.2013
My guest today is Kate Forsyth, the bestselling and award-winning author of more than twenty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both children and adults. Her list is so extensive it's best to take a look at Goodreads to see all her books! Since the Witches of Eileanan was...
mark-miller's picture
Nov.20.2012
Renaissance is a collection of short stories featuring The Forgotten Well, my Florida Writers' Association award winning story. The collection of four stories is only 99 cents:http://goo.gl/bT8MO One definition of renaissance is renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc.; rebirth; revival....
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Aug.15.2012
Lazurite glinting with pyrite and veins of calcite 'A fragment of the starry firmament’. Pliny the Elder     The Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, whose ceiling Giotto starred with gold, a palace for his frescoes. His bluepigment was of ground lapis lazuli mixed with oil and resin  ...
arthur-cola's picture
Jun.25.2012
    “The Monument, the Church and the Piazza” by Arthur Cola   When you’re writing a book which has its climatic scenes set in Rome the challenge is choosing places from a veritable plethora of fantastic sites in the Eternal City to include in your story. Naturally such a choice of...
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Jun.19.2012
  Spirit of the David Watches by Arthur Cola   Just a few days ago my family celebrated the news that my new novel, The Brooch, had been published on Kindle. We had a family photo taken in which one of my grandsons held a poster of the book cover image.   On the mantle there ...
robert-grudin's picture
Jun.06.2012
Boccaccio's Decameron and the Ciceronian Renaissance (Palgrave Macmillan), which became available at Amazon.com this week, is a new and comprehensive rereading of Boccaccio's masterpiece in the light of its Ciceronian heritage.  Our book owes its existence to almost 40 years of mutual study...
arthur-cola's picture
Apr.04.2012
I invite readers to click on the link below for not only a springtime greeting but also a look at my latest work. Arthur Cola http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a41344d7a6b354e7a673d0d0a&blogview=true