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A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

Justine - Lawrence Durrell Dedication: To EVE these memorials of her native cityOpening: The sea is high today, with a thrilling flush of wind. In the midst of winter you can feel the inventions of spring.Beautiful writing going on here. P.21 phthsic definition: 1. Variant of phthisis.2. Archaic Any illness of the lungs or throat, such as asthma or a cough. [Middle English ptisike, from Old French ptisique, from phthisicus, consumptive, from Greek phthisikos, from phthisis, wasting away, consumption; see phthisis.P. 64 Mouseion: a place devoted to the Muses, a place for the study of special arts and sciencesP 67 banausic: 1. Merely mechanical; routine: serving utilitarian purposes only.2. Of or relating to a mechanic.P.80 ratiocinative: adj. Of, relating to, marked by, or skilled in methodical and logical reasoning. Fort Kom el DickConstantine P. Cavafy (also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes; Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης; April 29 (April 17, OS), 1863 – April 29, 1933) was a Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday.Leonard Cohen - Alexandria LeavingVoicesIdeal and dearly beloved voicesof those who are deador of those who are lost to us like the dead.Sometimes they speak to us in our dreams;sometimes in thought the mind hears them.And for a moment with their echoother echos return from the first poetry of our lives-like music that extinguishes the far off night. CavafySummer 2013 Egyptian Encounters:Cleopatra (1963)3* The Mummy Curse2* Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra4* The Complete Valley of the Kings1* Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson4* Tutankhamen: Life and death of a Pharoah2* The Luxor Museum3* Tutankhamen's Treasure3* The Black Pharaoh3* Nubian Twilight..../ complimentary reading!4* River God4* House of EternityThe Egyptian (1954)Agora (2009)4* JustineDeath on the Nile (1978)2* Nefer the Silent5* The Seventh Scroll5* The White NileCR An Evil Spirit out of the WestNefertiti Resurrected3* WarlockQueen Pharaoh - HatshepsutTR: The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources Verdi: Aïda - San Francisco Opera (starring Luciano Pavarotti) FULL: The libretto does not specify a precise time period, so it is difficult to place the opera more specifically than the Old Kingdom. For the first production, Mariette went to great efforts to make the sets and costumes authentic. Given the consistent artistic styles through the 3000 year history of ancient Egypt, a given production does not particularly need to choose a specific time period within the larger frame of ancient Egyptian history. wiki sourcedAsterix and Cleopatra (1968) [FULL MOVIE] 03-07-2013: Egyptian army suspends constitution and removes President Morsi.Additional reading that flows from the above, much like a great river:TR Through the Dark ContinentChez Tintin. Congo river rapidsTR A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries