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Can Esperanto literature be defined as niche literature?

Yes and no. Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof came up with the idea of constructing a language in the 1870s and saw his work published in the following decade. The aim of his research was that of founding a new International language which would be easier to understand and learn (he thought the English grammar was too complex)…

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Introducing Carlo Stuparich

Carlo Stuparich is one of the many poets of whom not much is heard about today. At the Bright Old Oak, we like to discover those artists whose work is not as popular as it should be. Carlo was born in Trieste, Italy, in 1894. He volunteered in the First World War and fought Austria…

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Just a quick message to you all. The Bright Old Oak is as old as mankind is, but to the human eyes it’s now a sapling. As a new season approaches, watch the Oak grow more and more…

Door to the past?

Feed your imagination!

I don’t know about you, but to me the past is something rather fascinating. Whether you find yourself in a library or walking in a garden, you’re experiencing some place’s history without even realising it. The past is history and history is meant to teach us something, it teaches us how things happened and how…