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All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace by Richard Brautigan - Famous poems, famous poets. - All Poetry. The Misadventures of Zander. I have drawn a lot of my inspiration from Christopher Livingston, and his two blogs, “Living in Oblivion” and “The Elder Strolls”.

The Misadventures of Zander

Both pieces are a major influence and inspirations for my blog. I have also drawn inspiration from others who have also taken up the mantle of a wandering NPC. Also, I found inspiration from writers who have written and are writing some very good Elder Scrolls Fan-Fictions. Free Poems: Pieces - By Daria Renata Jaworska. Pieces Very infective weather came here today.

Free Poems: Pieces - By Daria Renata Jaworska

Kakekotoba: Introduction to Konjaku Monogatarishū (今昔物語集) I've decided to mix in some translation/analysis posts on another work that I've had (brief) exposure to: Konjaku Monogatarishū (今昔物語集), or Compilation of Stories from the Past, a collection of Buddhist and secular tales written and collated towards the end of the Heian period (794-1185).

Kakekotoba: Introduction to Konjaku Monogatarishū (今昔物語集)

Other than my prior exposure to it, one reason why I selected Konjaku is because, in many ways, it can be contrasted with Shunshoku Umegoyomi. The latter was written in the late Edo period, while the policy of sakoku was still in effect. It can thus be seen primarily as the product of an introverted Japan, one that shunned external influence. This juxtaposes very nicely with Konjaku, which consists of more than 1000 stories, including ones from India (), China (), and Japan (). Moreover, the presence of a strong Buddhist influence on many of the stories is a clear sign of foreign source material.

Taxonomy of the 37 basic silent-film plots / Boing Boing. Picture-Poems By Kenneth Patchen. “Don’t Read Books!” A 12th-Century Zen Poem. By Maria Popova “It’s annoying for others to have to hear you.”

“Don’t Read Books!” A 12th-Century Zen Poem

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’ To Noel Willmett 18 May 1944 10a Mortimer Crescent NW 6 Many thanks for your letter.

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

You ask whether totalitarianism, leader-worship etc. are really on the up-grade and instance the fact that they are not apparently growing in this country and the USA. I must say I believe, or fear, that taking the world as a whole these things are on the increase. Hitler, no doubt, will soon disappear, but only at the expense of strengthening (a) Stalin, (b) the Anglo-American millionaires and (c) all sorts of petty fuhrers° of the type of de Gaulle. As to the comparative immunity of Britain and the USA. You also ask, if I think the world tendency is towards Fascism, why do I support the war. Yours sincerely, Geo. [XVI, 2471, pp. 190—2; typewritten] 1. and 2. Kubla Khan. Title page of Kubla Khan (1816) Kubla Khan /ˌkʊblə ˈkɑːn/ is a poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, completed in 1797 and published in 1816.

Kubla Khan

According to Coleridge's Preface to Kubla Khan, the poem was composed one night after he experienced an opium-influenced dream after reading a work describing Xanadu, the summer palace of the Mongol ruler and Emperor of China Kublai Khan.[1] Upon waking, he set about writing lines of poetry that came to him from the dream until he was interrupted by a person from Porlock.

The poem could not be completed according to its original 200–300 line plan as the interruption caused him to forget the lines. Latin Phrases: searchable database of popular Latin sayings and quotes. This searchable database of Latin phrases is based on a comprehensive list of Latin quotes and phrases.

Latin Phrases: searchable database of popular Latin sayings and quotes

You can search by entering Latin or English words. Use partial words to match additional grammatical forms. NOTES: The code is geared towards showing more rather than fewer results, with the understanding that many people are just trying to find a Latin phrase to suit their needs. Make sure to select the correct language for your search. For some literary quotes the author's name is included in the field with the English translation. Will our popular culture survive into the future? 1984 v. Brave New World. In October of 1949, a few months after the release of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, he received a fascinating letter from fellow author Aldous Huxley — a man who, 17 years previous, had seen his own nightmarish vision of society published, in the form of Brave New World.

1984 v. Brave New World

What begins as a letter of praise soon becomes a brief comparison of the two novels, and an explanation as to why Huxley believes his own, earlier work to be a more realistic prediction. Fantastic. Trivia: In 1917, long before he wrote this letter, Aldous Huxley briefly taught Orwell French at Eton. (Source: Letters of Aldous Huxley; Image: George Orwell (via) & Aldous Huxley (via).)

Read Aldous Huxley's review of 1984 he sent to George Orwell. From A to B and Through to Z: Brilliant, grotesque illustrated alphabet. 549. Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Oxford Book of English Verse. The Best Books of Poetry For Every Kind of Science Fiction Fan.