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Sergei Eisenstein and Esperanto Posted by on Jul 30, 2015

Sometimes I am amazed to see how little respect Esperanto receives. As recently as last week, I happened to read an article in The New Yorker about the murder of Renaissance philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, and though the fascinating story had nothing to do with our favorite constructed language, the author (Luke Slattery) threw…

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Author interview: Trevor Steele Posted by on Feb 3, 2014

Today, I’m happy to have a chat with Trevor Steele, a famous Esperanto author from Australia. He had his first success with his novel Sed nur fragmento in 1987. His works are heavily influenced by his travels in Germany and Eastern Europe. In 2002, he served two years as the General Director of the Universal…

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Important dictionary now online: PIV Posted by on Apr 6, 2012

Perhaps you’ve heard of the largest Esperanto-Esperanto dictionary called the Plena Ilustrita Vortaro (PIV)? Well, now you can access PIV online! It’s still in beta, so you will have to sign up for a free account to access it (if you already have a lernu account, you can login with that). Then enter any word…

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Five Periods of Esperanto Literature Posted by on Feb 25, 2011

When I lived in Rotterdam, I remember taking the trip to visit the Internacia Esperanto-Instituto for an Esperanto literature seminar. It was most helpful for recognizing important authors, but when I think back on that seminar, I remember being impressed by how Esperanto literature can be divided into different periods based on different styles of…

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Discover Esperanto Literature in English Posted by on Feb 21, 2011

Amelie Ambrus hits us again with another look at Esperanto literature from another point of view. I personally think this book belongs in every library worldwide, but that would be a bit expensive. However, it would be hard to argue that Esperanto has no culture when faced with the abundant diversity of works created in…

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Start reading Esperanto literature Posted by on Feb 9, 2011

Amelie Ambrus, an Esperanto literature expert, asked me if I’d like her to write some guest posts to help beginners get their feet wet in the ocean of Esperanto books out there. The Hector Hodler Library in the headquarters of the Universal Esperanto Association (UEA) in Rotterdam (Netherlands) has “approximately 30,000 books, with periodicals, manuscripts…

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