A Assessment of Jos? Saramago’s The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

September 3rd, 2013

Jos? Saramago Jos? de Sousa Saramago, the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature-profitable Portuguese novelist, lived from 1922 to 2010. Throughout that time, he authored a extended checklist of novels that still are not only potent and impactful enough to deeply impact their readers, but are also mostly controversial. Throughout his life time, several critics, notably Harold Bloom, described Saramago as the biggest dwelling novelist. These days, even right after his demise, he retains an important spot in the background of literature and, some would say, in the interpretation of historical past.The Gospel According to Jesus Christ Known as O Evangelho […]

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Renowned Oscar Wilde Quotes

August 13th, 2013

“Yet each and every male kills the issue he enjoysBy every allow this be readSome do it with a bitter seemSome with a flattering wordThe coward does it with a kissThe brave guy with a sword.”? Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Looking through Gaol Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (Oct 16, 1854 – November thirty, 1900) was an Irish author. A poet and playwright, Wilde is known for his very extraordinary portrayals of human problems. In the late 19th century, he turned the most common playwright in London. Even nowadays, his plays, poems, and short stories carry on to inspire […]

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Books to Read Before they Become Movies

August 8th, 2013

Recipe for a Successful Hollywood Movie in 2013: 1 George Clooney 1 Matt Damon 1 Cate Blanchett 1 Jean Dujardin 1 Amazing script based on a story set during WWIIToss these together, and you get The Monuments Men, a film based on the novel of the same name written by Robert M. Edsel, which releases on December 18th, 2013. Screenplays based on novels have ruled the roost in Hollywood ever since we can remember. From Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather series based on Mario Puzo’s novel, right up to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, movies based on novels have made […]

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How to Start a Drama Club at School

August 4th, 2013

“The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.” ? Victor Hugo Drama is a great recreational activity which not only cultivates self-confidence in an individual, but also acts as a mode of self-expression. Starting a drama club at school is a great idea that can help build new friendships and strengthen the older ones. Plus, it can prove to be a great platform for like-minded people to come together, and create some really innovative and entertaining pieces of performing […]

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Best Books to Read When You’re Going through a Breakup

July 26th, 2013

“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.”- Unknown Breaking up with a loved one can be a difficult time for everyone. But that doesn’t mean the world has come to an end. Life has just given you a chance to revisit and pamper yourself with worldly things and get back to loving yourself. People have their own ways of getting over a breakup. Some would prefer listening to their favorite music or watching movies, some would spend more time with family or friends, while others would go […]

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After the Musical Score is Finished: A Composer’s Journal

June 28th, 2013

Wednesday, November 214:00 a.m.Finished copying VII into the main score. It is done, and the completed score is one hundred and thirty-six pages long. Checked that each piece in the cycle had a title and a copy of the poem either at the beginning or the end; next must put dynamics, metronome markings, and pedal markings for the piano into the main score. That will take a few days of hard work. Flipped through the score and the piano part is almost frighteningly difficult in some passages, many passages – this piano score will be challenging to play, and I […]

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List of Nobel Laureates in Literature

June 28th, 2013

Did you know… … that the Swedish Academy, one of the Royal Academies of Sweden, established in 1786 by King Gustav III, makes an annual decision about the nominee, who would be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Prize in Literature is given each year to an author(s), who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of literature, irrespective of which country he/she belongs to or what genre he/she writes in. This honor is conferred to literary geniuses from all across the world since the year 1901, and is considered as the most prestigious of all literary […]

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Common Latin Terms Still Used in Modern English

June 16th, 2013

Latin is one of the ancient Italic languages, which is no longer spoken primarily by any country. However, you will find bits and pieces of this language in modern English. So, while you needn’t learn to read and write Latin, it’s always good to know the common Latin terms still used. Did You Know?According to a survey published in Ordered Profusion by Dieter Wolff and Thomas Finkenstaedt, 29% of the modern English words are derived from Latin. Genealogically if we see, there is no such close relation between English and Latin. Many of us have the misconception of English descending […]

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Finishing the Musical Score of ‘Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth’

May 19th, 2013

Monday, November 12Finally finished XXVI tonight, the final pages of bells, and copied it all into the main score. Will start working on the last pages of VIII tonight – at least throw a glance at the sketches. A rainy warm night, a bit of Indian Summer; worked in the gardens today, tidying up for winter. Leaves were everywhere, in the wind, on the ground, constant motion and scurrying around, like thin weightless squirrels. I still can hear the final bell section, and if I close my eyes can see the sketches and score… Not an easy passage for the […]

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TrustoCorp Art Collective

April 7th, 2013

The TrustoCorp art collective, based in New York, is an anonymous artist or group of artists that create(s) satirical street signs and other prank-art installations in cities across the US. Almost nothing is known about the group, but their timely art created quite a bit of public interest.Since at least 2010, an artist or art collective called TrustoCorp has been creating artistic pranks satirizing American life and culture. TrustoCorp has managed to retain its anonymity despite receiving quite a bit of media coverage since its inception. At the time of this writing, the identity of the artists behind TrustoCorp remains […]

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