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Sorry for the lack of updates, but…

Thank you. Everyone who followed this blog, everyone who interacted with me, discussed these topics, expressed their views. The reason I have not updated the Bright Old Oak in a while is because I am currently building and managing my other blog, in Italian, which bears my own name and which will serve as an…

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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…