[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, […]

[Literature] “Covered Mirrors,” a very short story by Jorge Luis Borges — Biblioklept

“Covered Mirrors” by Jorge Luis Borges Translated by Andrew Hurley Islam tells us that on the unappealable Day of Judgment, all who have perpetrated images of living things will reawaken with their works, and will be ordered to blow life into them, and they will fail, and they and their works will be cast into […] […]

[Literature] The Gift Of The Magi by O. Henry

A holiday classic by American author O. Henry, courtesy of Project Gutenberg: One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such […]