[History] Beware the Ides of March…But Why??

Originally posted on Old Town Crier:
Beware the Ides of March…But Why?? By Martin Stezano It’s unlikely even Shakespeare could have predicted how his famous phrase would have evolved. Not only did William Shakespeare’s words stick, they branded the phrase with a dark and gloomy connotation that will forever make people uncomfortable. It’s probable that many…

[Film/Literature] Tim Burton’s ‘Vincent’ featuring Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’ (720p HD)

Thanks to my friend John who posted this gem celebrating the birthday of America’s most macabre poet, given the cinematic treatment by Tim Burton, equally freaky. And here is The Raven, in full: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore — […]

[Literature] Analysis on “The Gospel According to Mark” — Coffee with Andrea

Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentinean writer, poet and essayist, who belonged to the Ultraist, and who used a dream-like world, a paradox of reality, to criticize and comment on then socio political situation of Argentina during the beginning of the XX century (Rodriguez Monegal). Borges is known for creating a complex intellectual landscape that, […] […]

[Literature] Bolaño’s Borges — Biblioklept

Jorge Luis Borges is first mentioned in the sixth paragraph of Roberto Bolaño’s masterful short story “The Insufferable Gaucho.” In this paragraph, the narrator tells us that the story’s hero, an ex-judge named Pereda, believed “the best Argentine writers were Borges and his son; any further commentary on that subject was superfluous.” Several paragraphs later, […]