Tag Archives: Corsica

Poem: Corsica

Corsica Corsica Our island Rest and refuge So wild and warm In our hearts and minds Casting shadows on every other place Always there and forever yearning for us Cold spring water to quench our thirst On a sun baked granite … Continue reading

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John Minton in Corsica

John Minton (1917-1957) was a brilliant English artist and contemporary of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. He was one of the foremost English painters of the 1940’s and 50’s whose influences include De Chirico and the surrealists as well as … Continue reading

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The multilingual citizen in a multicultural society

I want to speak about the experience of being bilingual and bicultural and its educational benefits. I am not an expert or an academic and I have no research findings to share. I have worked in diverse communities for over … Continue reading

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Paoli in London

He’s been called the Che Guevara of the 18th century. He was a freedom fighter, a democrat and an intellectual. He was celebrated by Voltaire and Rousseau for producing one of the first republican constitutions of the enlightenment era; one … Continue reading

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Village wisdom: Corsican proverbs and sayings

Every Corsican comes from a village and Corsican wisdom is the wisdom of village life. Such village wisdom looks inwards for its universal insights into human frailty and mortality, luck and jealousy. Its laconic sayings find truth in food and … Continue reading

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Conrad in Corsica

“My task is…by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel – it is, above all, to make you see” Joseph Conrad     The writer Joseph Conrad visited Corsica with his wife Jessie … Continue reading

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Seneca in Corsica

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca: 3 BCE – 65 C.E.) the Roman senator and philosopher, was exiled to Corsica from 41-49 AD by the emperor Claudius having been accused of adultery with Julia Livilla, one of the sisters of the former … Continue reading

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