Hello, and welcome to Los Cuadernos de Julia blog!
Los Cuadernos de Julia is an Arts and Culture blog that came into being on August 24th, 2006. Despite its primary focus, the blog often considers various topics in Art, Photography, History and Cinema from a philosophical angle. Hence it is not so much about exhibitions and art events, movements or personalities but about their place in a wider context of Philosophy and Humanities.
The author of the blog, Julia Shuvalova, is a writer, poet and translator, whose experience outside of Literature embraces Journalism, Advertising and Teaching. She was born in Moscow, spent nearly a decade in the UK, and is now back in the capital of her home country where she lives and works.
Here are reflections on the News, on England and Russia, Julia’s own work, and even Quotes – in additional to longreads on nearly all topics in the world. Featured Posts are at the top of the blog, there are Related Posts to every article. You may also be interested in Video and Audio, and there’s a Russian-language site, as well. Any other additions will be mentioned here.
Los Cuadernos de Julia was conceived as an open notebook and has generally succeeded at being a sketchy kind of narrative that follows physical, intellectual and mental peregrinations of its author. In this, it is a very personal account of world events, historical anecdotes and cultural occasions, which is shaped by the author’s two degrees in History and a varied experience in Arts, Media, Advertising, and Education. A dozen of interviews, original or translated, may also be found here and there under a special category. The blog was awarded a Google Blog of Note on August 24, 2009. There are over 1500 posts on the blog, so feel free to dive deep into the blog’s past.
The author, Julia Shuvalova, is a writer and translator, fluent in a few European languages, in love with world culture. She has published a couple of books as a translator, two collections of essays and poems as an author, and has numerous publications as a poet and journalist. She lives in Moscow, skis in winter, and winds down with the knitting, surrounded by her pets.
Posts in Russian are available on a subdomain accessible via the menu.
The author is always happy to make a report about an interesting event or occasion, to do an interview, or to be interviewed. Please email us with details.
If you liked the blog’s content, you can support it. Your support will let the author spend more time updating the blog. The amount of donation is entirely up to you.
- I’ve spent an entire day in Moscow city center. I’m sitting in Nikitsky Boulevard, blogging and noticing people walking past. Tomorrow is expected to be overcast but today there were many sunny spells. It was very warm, and is only just beginning to get chilly as the sunset […]
- For the 874th anniversary of my native city I went to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. There are currently two “Italian” exhibitions. One, in collaboration with Pinacoteca di Siena, focuses on the rise of the Sienese school of art. It features at least one work attributed to […]
- At the end of Maugham’s novel Theatre Julia Lambert dines on steak and chips. She savours life and art and reflects on her role as an artist. I love the novel and Julia’s character. Now and again I also wish I could be “normal”; then I remember how […]
- My room is not quite what you see in the photo, although, as I’m writing this post in bed, I’m lying next to tall bookcases. But it is definitely a dream: to have a study and a library, with an impressive desk, a comfortable armchair, and a windowsill-turned-bed […]
- First space flight meant more than just overcoming the gravity. Gagarin showed the working class that everyone had a chance in life. The post First Space Flight: 60TH Anniversary appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia.