The Master and Margarita. The Master and Margarita (Russian: Ма́стер и Маргари́та) is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, written between 1928 and 1940, but unpublished in book form until 1967.
Vetereran US Seal on the Bin Laden raid: ‘There are major inconsistencies’ This week, Matt Bissonnette will undergo surgery to remove remnants of the most famous gunfight of this century from his body.
Fragments of rounds fired as he and fellow US navy Seals raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in northern Pakistan in May 2011 are embedded near a nerve in his right shoulder, and his fingers have started to go numb. Yet he doubts he will be taking home any shrapnel as a souvenir. “And I don’t keep tabs on how many people I’ve killed, or any of that kind of stuff,” he says breezily. The History Chicks » Shownotes Episode 11: Queen Victoria, Part One.
We begin our second season with a woman whose life will take us two episodes to discuss.
She wasn’t just black dresses, and talking about herself in the third person, you know! She led a very colorful and unique life! This woman was so influential that she had an entire AGE of improvements, fashion, behavior (and some really fantastic houses) named after her. Queen Victoria. The Bonfire of the Vanities. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe.
The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on four main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, British expatriate journalist Peter Fallow, and black activist the Reverend Reginald Bacon. The novel was originally conceived as a serial in the style of Charles Dickens' writings; it ran in 27 installments in Rolling Stone starting in 1984. Wolfe heavily revised it before it was published in book form.
The English Patient. Plot Caravaggio is an Italian-Canadian in the British foreign intelligence service since the late 1930s, during which he befriended Hana's father before the latter died in the war.
He learns that Hana is at the villa caring for a patient. He had remained in North Africa to spy when the German forces gain control and then transferred to Italy. He eventually gets caught, interrogated, and tortured; they even cut off his thumbs. Caravaggio bears physical and psychological scars from which he seeks vengeance with his painful war experience.
Two British soldiers yell at Hana to stop her playing a piano since the Germans often booby-trapped them. Inside Delta Force. Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit is a 2002 memoir written by Eric L.
Haney about his experiences as a founding special forces operator in the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (also known as Delta Force) the U.S. Army's counterterrorist unit. Haney recounts the formation and early operations of the unit, as well as his own recruitment, selection and training. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two by Harriette Wilson. Vile Bodies. Vile Bodies is a 1930 novel by Evelyn Waugh satirising the Bright Young People: decadent young London society between World War I and World War II.
Title The title is a literal translation of the Latin phrase "corpora vilia," the plural of "corpus vile," meaning a person or thing fit only to be the object of experimentation. The characters in the book are unwittingly at the mercy of the author's whims in the same way that, according to Biblical tradition, human lives are subject to the designs of their supernatural creator. This form of mirroring is a common literary metaphor. It has been suggested that the title could be a reference to St. Style Lady Windermere's Fan. Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy by Oscar Wilde, first produced 22 February 1892 at the St James's Theatre in London.
The play was first published in 1893. Like many of Wilde's comedies, it bitingly satirises the morals of Victorian society, particularly marriage. The story concerns Lady Windermere, who discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday ball. Angered by her husband's unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. A Woman of No Importance. A Woman of No Importance program from 1930 A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde.
The play premièred on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. Harriette Wilson. Harriette Wilson (February 22, 1786 - March 10, 1845) was a celebrated British Regency courtesan, whose clients included the Prince of Wales, the Lord Chancellor and four future Prime Ministers.
Life Her sisters Amy, Fanny and Sophia also became courtesans. Sophia married respectably into the aristocracy, when she wed Lord Berwick at age 17. Fictional portrayal Harriette Wilson appears in the Jane Austen mystery novel, Jane and the Barque of Frailty, by Stephanie Barron. References Incident At Vichy. First edition cover Incident at Vichy is a 1964 one-act play by American dramatist Arthur Miller about a group of detainees in Vichy France waiting for inspection by German officers during World War II. It focuses on the subjects of human nature, guilt, fear, and complicity and examines how the Nazis were able to perpetrate the Holocaust with so little resistance. Miller adapted the play for a 1973 television production directed by Stacy Keach and starring Harris Yulin, Richard Jordan and René Auberjonois.
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All My Sons. All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller . [ 1 ] The play was twice adapted for film; in 1948, and again in 1987. The play opened on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in New York City on January 29, 1947, closed on November 8, 1947 and ran for 328 performances. [ 2 ] It was directed by Elia Kazan (to whom it is dedicated) and won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award , beating Eugene O’Neill ’s The Iceman Cometh . It starred Ed Begley , Beth Miller, Arthur Kennedy , and Karl Malden and won both the Tony Award for Best Author and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play .
Background [ edit ] Miller wrote All My Sons after his first play The Man Who Had All the Luck failed on Broadway , lasting only four performances. Delicacy by David Foenkinos. Fight Club. Studio executives did not like the film and they restructured Fincher's intended marketing campaign to try to reduce anticipated losses. Fight Club failed to meet the studio's expectations at the box office and received polarized reactions from critics. It was cited as one of the most controversial and talked-about films of 1999. However, the film over the years found critical and commercial success with its DVD release, which established Fight Club as a cult film.
Plot Leaves of Grass. Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it in several editions until his death. This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades—the first a small book of twelve poems and the last a compilation of over 400 poems.
The poems of Leaves of Grass are loosely connected and each represents Whitman's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Still Life with Woodpecker. Plot summary Brideshead Revisited. Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh , first published in 1945. Resurrection. Plaque depicting saints rising from the dead. Tess of the d'Urbervilles. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Philosophy of Walking - Frédéric Gros. A big life in advertising by mary wells lawrence.
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