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Betrothal in Santo Domingo
Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 14,360. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / German, Fiction » Classics
"In Port-au-Prince, on the French side of the island of Santo Domingo, there lived, at the beginning of the century, when the blacks were killing the whites, a dreadful old Negro by the name of Congo Hoango."
Anecdote from the Last Prussian War
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A lone Prussian cavalryman, a straggler from a routed army, fortifies himself with drink and sets off after three armed Frenchmen with no thought for his own safety.
Kleist, Cortés, and the Great Santiago Earthquake of 1647
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Fario. Categories: Essay » Literature
It is generally agreed that the sources of Heinrich von Kleist's bloody tales are European, but Juan LePuen argues that, for those interested in the genesis of "Michael Kohlhaas" or "The Earthquake in Chile," such colonial American documents as Hernán Cortés's letters to Charles V make for lines of inquiry of no less promise than that of more conventional European sources.