Wintergatan - Marble Machine

Wintergatan - Marble Machine photo

Tiens, YouTube vient encore de me proposer une petite vidéo musicale tout à fait loufoque. Martin Mollin, artiste suédois qui oeuvre aussi sous le pseudonyme Wintergatan, a réalisé une machine capable de créer de la musique à partir de billes qui tapent sur des bouts d'instrument. Au bout de quatorze mois de plans et de réalisations, Wintergatan a dessiné, découpé et assemblé des pièces de bois, cordes, bouts d’instruments pour finalement obtenir un résultat poétique et surprenant. Voici donc la […]

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"If" - by Rudyard Kipling

"If" - by Rudyard Kipling photo

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream – and not make dreams […]

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World Builder

World Builder photo

World Builder raconte l'histoire d'un homme étrange qui construit un monde à l'aide d'outils holographiques pour la femme qu'il aime. Ce court-métrage, écrit par Bruce Branit, a été tourné en une seule journée mais a nécessité plus de 2 ans de post-production.

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Ark photo

Voici un court-métrage réalisé par Grzegorz Jonkajtys et Marcin Kobylecki, présenté au festival de Cannes 2007.

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English Literature

Narratives The Short-Story and the Novel Relatives in Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad : "A free and wandering tale" Lord Jim : How is Conrad's first-hand experience of seamanship perceptible throughout the Patna episode ? Macbeth by Shakespeare Introduction to Macbeth Political questions in Macbeth The dramatic quality in Macbeth A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare Introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream Background of A Midsummer Night's Dream Structure […]

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War Poet : Wilfried Owen

Biography Wilfried Owen was born in the West of England and educated in a technical college. He left England in 1913 to teach English in Bordeaux (France) and came back in 1915 to enlist. He was soon commissioned and injured in March 1917. He was sent to Craiglockheart where he met Wilfried Sassoon. Returned to the Front in 1918 and was killed one week before the end of the war. Owen found his own voice in the trenches, although he […]

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War Poet : Edward Thomas

Biography Edward Thomas was educated at Oxford University where he studied history. He was known as a critic and as an essayist. He wrote a lot (mainly reviews) but did not get much money. Thomas started writing poetry in 1913 when he met Robert Frost, who encouraged him to write verse. December 1914 saw his first poems. Thomas was 37, married and with family when he enlisted in 1915 because of social pressure. He died on Easter Day 1917, without […]

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World War One poetry : a problematic issue

Introduction War poetry is not a school of poetry in itself but it played a tremendous part since it inspired a new birth of inspiration. It was a totally new experience: nothing like that before in poetry, no war like WW1 before. War had already been a subject for poetry but never with such feelings. In English consciousness, in 1914, war was fought by processionals away from home and many people thought it glamorous. Before 1914, war poems would have […]

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An authentically American Literature

I. Writing the territory: the literature of discovery and exploration Started as a vision in Europe: it is a product of literary imagination. America existed only as a literary object that was represented in the writings of Europeans who first visited America. They brought back their own visions, written in Spanish or French and not in English. 16th century: the English knew about America through outside texts, not from English texts. 1670's: English mariners started exploring the North American coast. […]

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