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Juvenal: The Emptiness Of Power
Some are destroyed by their power, downed by profound envy, Some are sunk deep by their long and illustrious list of honours. Noosed by a rope, their statues are dragged to the ground, even The wheels of their chariots are smashed, and broken to pieces With...
Some are destroyed by their power, downed by profound envy, Some are sunk deep by their long and illustrious list of honours. Noosed by a rope, their statues are dragged to the ground, even The wheels of their chariots are...
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Marlene Dietrich and Erich Maria Remarque
For years it was unfashionable in Germany to worship Marlene Dietrich, the Berlin diva who escaped Nazi territory for the US and during the war years did the unthinkable by entertaining US troops. For years afterwards she was accused of anti-patriotism and ...
For years it was unfashionable in Germany to worship Marlene Dietrich, the Berlin diva who escaped Nazi territory for the US and during the war years did the unthinkable by entertaining US troops. For years afterwards she was...
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Eduardo Galeano: God’s Masterpiece or the Devil’s Bad Joke?
The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s history of humanity, Mirrors (Nation Books). Origin of Freedom of Oppression Opium was outlawed in China. British merchants smuggled it in from India. Their diligent efforts led to a surge in the n...
The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s history of humanity, Mirrors (Nation Books). Origin of Freedom of Oppression Opium was outlawed in China. British merchants smuggled it in from India. Their d...
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Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching
I The Way - cannot be told. The Name - cannot be named. The nameless is the Way of Heaven and Earth. The named is Matrix of the Myriad Creatures. Eliminate desire to find the Way. Embrace desire to know the Creature. The two are identical, But differ in nam...
I The Way - cannot be told. The Name - cannot be named. The nameless is the Way of Heaven and Earth. The named is Matrix of the Myriad Creatures. Eliminate desire to find the Way. Embrace desire to know the Creature. T...
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John Dryden: You charm'd me not with that fair face
from  An Evening's Love You charm'd me not with that fair face       Though it was all divine: To be another's is the grace,       That makes me wish you mine.    The Gods and Fortune take their part       Who like young monarchs fight; And boldly dare inva...
from An Evening's Love You charm'd me not with that fair face       Though it was all divine: To be another's is the grace,       That makes me wish you mine.    The Gods and Fortune take their part       Who like you...
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Tibullus: Faithlessness
Always you meet me with seductive looks, Love, to lead me on, but later you’re wretchedly sad and bitter. Cruel power, what have you to do with me? What glory is it for a god to set out snares for a man? For the net’s spread for me: now cunning Delia fondle...
Always you meet me with seductive looks, Love, to lead me on, but later you’re wretchedly sad and bitter. Cruel power, what have you to do with me? What glory is it for a god to set out snares for a man? For the net’s spr...
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The above image of Emily Brontë – endlessly reproduced – is less a portrait, more an icon. Intense, fierce, inward, solitary, elusive and unknowable: the young author of  Wuthering Heights  in profile is of a piece with her first, and only, novel. Her elder...
The above image of Emily Brontë – endlessly reproduced – is less a portrait, more an icon. Intense, fierce, inward, solitary, elusive and unknowable: the young author of Wuthering Heights in profile is of a piece with her fir...
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – a trip into inner space
Conrad’s famous novella is based on a real journey the author took up the Congo in 1890, during King Leopold II of Belgium’s horrific rule. It is a fantastic, imaginative journey to find a man named Kurtz who has lost his mind in the African jungle. It is a...
Conrad’s famous novella is based on a real journey the author took up the Congo in 1890, during King Leopold II of Belgium’s horrific rule. It is a fantastic, imaginative journey to find a man named Kurtz who has lost his min...
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Dying art - Mario Vargas Llosa, John King
In his essay “Culture and Anarchy,” Matthew Arnold defines culture “as having its origin in the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.” Those in pursuit of human perfection—those who aim to be enriched and ennobled by art, literature, science, and...
In his essay “Culture and Anarchy,” Matthew Arnold defines culture “as having its origin in the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.” Those in pursuit of human perfection—those who aim to be enriched and ennobled ...
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Haruki Murakami: The Moment I Became A Novelist
The following is the introduction to Haruki Murakami’s Wind/Pinball: Two Novels, out August 4th from Knopf.  The Birth of My Kitchen Table Fiction  Most people—by which I mean most of us who are a part of Japanese society—graduate from school, then find wor...
The following is the introduction to Haruki Murakami’s Wind/Pinball: Two Novels, out August 4th from Knopf.  The Birth of My Kitchen Table Fiction  Most people—by which I mean most of us who are a part of Japanese soci...
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Ernst Bloch: The Principle of Hope
Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What are we waiting for? What awaits us? Many only feel confused. The ground shakes, they do not know why and with what. Theirs is a state of anxiety; if it becomes more definite, then it is fear. Once ...
Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What are we waiting for? What awaits us? Many only feel confused. The ground shakes, they do not know why and with what. Theirs is a state of anxiety; if it becomes mor...
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The Adventures of Doris Lessing
It is as if some gauze or screen has been dissolved away from life, that was dulling it, and like Miranda you want to say, What a brave new world! You don’t remember feeling like this, because, younger, habit or the press of necessity prevented. You are tak...
It is as if some gauze or screen has been dissolved away from life, that was dulling it, and like Miranda you want to say, What a brave new world! You don’t remember feeling like this, because, younger, habit or the press of ...
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