Life and work Family and early years Charles Bukowski was born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski in Andernach, Germany, to Heinrich (Henry) Bukowski and Katharina (née Fett). His paternal grandfather Leonard had emigrated to America from Germany in the 1880s. In Cleveland, Leonard met Emilie Krause, who had emigrated from Danzig, Germany (today Gdańsk, northern Poland). Charles Bukowski's parents met in Andernach in western Germany following World War I. The family settled in South Central Los Angeles in 1930, the city where Charles Bukowski's father and grandfather had previously worked and lived. In the '30s the poet's father was often unemployed. In his early teens, Bukowski had an epiphany when he was introduced to alcohol by his loyal friend William "Baldy" Mullinax, depicted as "Eli LaCrosse" in Ham on Rye, son of an alcoholic surgeon. Early writing In 1955 he was treated for a near-fatal bleeding ulcer. 1960s Black Sparrow years Charles Bukowski in 1990
Women (novel)Women focuses on the many dissatisfactions Chinaski faced with each new woman he encountered. One of the women featured in the book is a character named Lydia Vance; she is based on Bukowski's one-time girlfriend, the sculptress and sometime poet Linda King. Another central female character in the book is named "Tanya" who is described as a 'tiny girl-child' and Chinaski's pen-pal. In the book, Chinaski's nickname is Hank, which was one of Bukowski's nicknames. Bukowski himself drew the picture of the girl on the cover of the book. The book was simultaneously published in Australia by Wild and Woolley, who bought a chunk of the first Black Sparrow Press print run. When asked his favorite author, Chinaski responds, "Fante." Women Quotes
Science versus Pseudoscience: Do You Know What You Think You Know?The JREF is proud to announce a continuing series on randi.org featuring articles by skeptical teachers exploring critical thinking in the classroom, using the investigation of the paranormal, fringe science, and pseudoscience to teach methods of science and reason. We welcome feedback, discussion, and further suggestions from educators and parents in the comments section. If you would like to be involved in this project, please contact Bob Blaskiewicz. Two years ago, looking to branch out from the life & earth sciences, I signed up to teach a class for our Honors program. As a part of their Honors requirements, students must take at least two Honors colloquia. Titled “Science versus Pseudoscience: Do you know what you think you know?” The class was divided into three sections: complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), paranormal/supernatural claims, and denialism. In the second section of class we covered the really fun stuff: cryptozoology, psychic readings, and UFOs. Trackback(0)
Marquis de SadeLife Early life and education The Marquis de Sade was born in the Hôtel de Condé, Paris, to Jean Baptiste François Joseph, Count de Sade and Marie Eléonore de Maillé de Carman, cousin and Lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Condé. He was educated by an uncle, the Abbé de Sade. Later, he attended a Jesuit lycée, then pursued a military career, becoming Colonel of a Dragoon regiment, and fighting in the Seven Years' War. Sade's father, Jean-Baptiste François Joseph de Sade. Title and heirs The men of the Sade family alternated between using the marquis and comte (count) titles. For many years, Sade's descendants regarded his life and work as a scandal to be suppressed. Scandals and imprisonment Sade lived a scandalous libertine existence and repeatedly procured young prostitutes as well as employees of both sexes in his castle in Lacoste. Beginning in 1763, Sade lived mainly in or near Paris. He had been working on his magnum opus Les 120 Journées de Sodome.
Summary by Jason Koornick: The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch (1965) « Philip K. Dick Fan SiteSummary Corporate intrigue, radical psychics and reality-bending drugs all figure prominetly into . In a not too distant future the spiritual activity of interstellar colonists is controlled by P.P. Layouts, a company owned by Leo Bulero. Legally P.P. Layouts sells minituarized homes, accessories and dolls that colonists collect like gold. When Palmer Eldritch, an exiled businessman returns from a far away galaxy with a new (and legal) drug called Chew-Z, Bulero’s monopoly is in grave danger. Leave a Reply
J. D. SalingerJerome David Salinger (/ˈsælɪndʒər/; January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980. Early life and experiences Jerome David Salinger was born in New York City, on New Year's Day, 1919. 1133 Park Avenue Salinger had trouble fitting in at his new school and took measures to conform, such as calling himself Jerry. (His family called him Sonny.) His parents then enrolled him at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Though he had written for the school newspaper at McBurney, Salinger began writing stories "under the covers [at night], with the aid of a flashlight". Salinger was the literary editor of the class yearbook, Cross Sabres. Salinger started his freshman year at New York University in 1936. World War II Post-war years The Catcher in the Rye
Godless Morality: Richard HollowayAlan TuringAlan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (/ˈtjʊərɪŋ/ TEWR-ing; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, pioneering computer scientist, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. During World War II, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre. For a time he led Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. After the war, he worked at the National Physical Laboratory, where he designed the ACE, among the first designs for a stored-program computer. Early life and career Cryptanalysis
Formalizing the minimalist program(1998) Veenstra, Mettina Jolanda Arnoldina The objective of this thesis is to provide a formalization of a minimalist description of a small fragment of Dutch. The fragment that is described is outlined in Section 3.4. Afdrukken op bestelling.