A Good Man in Africa (1994 Tilting at windmills Tilting at windmills is an English idiom which means attacking imaginary enemies. The word “tilt”, in this context, comes from jousting. The phrase is sometimes used to describe confrontations where adversaries are incorrectly perceived, or courses of action that are based on misinterpreted or misapplied heroic, romantic, or idealistic justifications. It may also connote an importune, unfounded and vain effort against confabulated adversaries for a vain goal. Etymology Just then they came in sight of thirty or forty windmills that rise from that plain. Historical context Cervantes wrote Don Quixote in two parts, published respectively in 1605 and 1615, during the latter part of a historical period known as the Spanish Golden Age. Cervantes wrote and published Don Quixote during the Eighty Years' War, or Dutch War of Independence (1568–1648), a revolt by the Habsburg Netherlands to end Spanish rule. Popular culture See also Quixotism References
Edward Docx's top 10 deranged characters Edward Docx's first novel, The Calligrapher, was published to widespread acclaim in 2003 and has now been translated into eight languages. His second novel, Self Help, published in 2007, was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and went on to win The Geoffrey Faber prize. In 2003 and then again in 2007, Docx travelled in South America as part of the research for his third novel, The Devil's Garden, which is published this week. "I have always preferred reading in the insightful company of lunatics. "Either way, the reason that there is such a great tradition of madness in literature is that it provides the author with a way to tell the terrible truth about the world while opening up a gap between what is superficially being narrated and what is really going on – adding depth, in other words. Buy The Devil's Garden by Edward Docx from the Guardian bookshop 1. All the greatest mad protagonists in modern western literature are descended either from Quixote or Hamlet. 2. "Stop it! 3. 4. 5.
Goethe's Faust Sculptural depiction of Mephistopheles bewitching the students in the scene Auerbachs Keller from Faust at the entrance of today's pub Auerbachs Keller in Leipzig Goethe completed a preliminary version of Part One in 1806. The 1808 publication was followed by the revised 1828–29 edition, which was the last to be edited by Goethe himself. The earliest forms of the work, known as the Urfaust, were developed between 1772 and 1775; however, the details of that development are no longer entirely clear[clarification needed]. Goethe finished writing Faust Part Two in 1831. The First Part of the Tragedy Faust I, first edition, 1808 The principal characters of Faust Part One include: Faust Part One takes place in multiple settings, the first of which is heaven. In Faust's study, the poodle transforms into the devil (Mephistopheles). When the devil tells Faust to sign the pact with blood, Faust complains that the devil does not trust Faust's word of honor. The Second Part of the Tragedy
Pakalolo Cannabis is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects, which can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation, and an increase in appetite. Unwanted side-effects can sometimes include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, reddening of the eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. Effects Main short-term physical effects of cannabis A 2013 literature review said that exposure to marijuana had biologically-based physical, mental, behavioral and social health consequences and was "associated with diseases of the liver (particularly with co-existing hepatitis C), lungs, heart, and vasculature". The medicinal value of cannabis is disputed. Neurological Gateway drug Another gateway hypothesis covers that a gateway effect may be caused by the "common factors" involved in using any illegal drug. Safety Varieties and strains Types of cannabis Cannabis indica may have a CBD:THC ratio four to five times that of Cannabis sativa. Kief
One Hundred Years of Solitude One Hundred Years of Solitude (Spanish: Cien años de soledad) is a 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town of Macondo, the metaphoric Colombia. Biography and publication Gabriel García Márquez was one of the four Latin American novelists first included in the literary Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s; the other three writers were the Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, the Argentine Julio Cortázar, and the Mexican Carlos Fuentes. One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) earned García Márquez international fame as a novelist of the Magical Realism movement within the literatures of Latin America. Plot One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) is the story of seven generations of the Buendía Family in the town of Macondo. Symbolism and metaphors The fate of Macondo is both doomed and predetermined from its very existence. Characters Amaranta
Minutemen The minutemen were among the first people to fight in the American Revolution. Their teams constituted about a quarter of the entire militia. Generally younger and more mobile, they served as part of a network for early response. Minuteman and Sons of Liberty member Paul Revere was among those who spread the news that the British Regulars (soldiers) were coming out from Boston. The term has also been applied to various later United States civilian-based paramilitary forces to recall the success and patriotism of the originals. History In the British colony of Massachusetts Bay, all able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were required to participate in their local militia. As early as 1645 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, some men were selected from the general ranks of town-based "training bands" to be ready for rapid deployment. The Concord Minute Man of 1775 statue depicted on the Massachusetts state quarter Pequot War New England confederation Criticism
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The Sun Also Rises The first edition of The Sun Also Rises published in 1926 by Scribner's, with dust jacket illustrated by Cleonike Damianakes. The Hellenic jacket design "breathed sex yet also evoked classical Greece". The Sun Also Rises is a 1926 novel written by American author Ernest Hemingway about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. An early and enduring modernist novel, it received mixed reviews upon publication. Hemingway began writing the novel on his birthday (21 July) in 1925, finishing the draft manuscript barely two months later in September. The novel is a roman à clef; the characters are based on real people of Hemingway's circle, and the action is based on real events. Background A few months later, in December 1925, Hemingway and his wife spent the winter in Schruns, Austria, where he began revising the manuscript extensively. Publication history
Rigaudon The rigaudon (also spelled rigadon, rigadoon) is a French baroque dance with a lively duple metre. The music is similar to that of a bourrée, but the rigaudon is rhythmically simpler with regular phrases (eight measure phrases are most common). Also spelled Rigadoon, it is a sprightly 17th-century French folk dance for couples. Sources Further reading Anon. 1851. The Crossroad - A story of life death and the SAS - Camden Council Library Service On 2 September 2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969. Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC. He was a rebellious child and teenager, even before the death of his father - a Vietnam veteran - when Mark and his brother were in their mid-teens. A few years later, their mother disappeared, presumed murdered. Mark's decisions could have easily led him down another path, to a life of self-destructiveness and petty crime. Available now as an ebook