The Poetic Principle: Poe on Truth, Love, Reason, and the Human Impulse for Beauty
Edgar Allan Poe : Essays and Reviews : Theory of Poetry / Reviews of British and Continental Authors / Reviews of American Authors and American Literature / Magazines and Criticism / The Literary & Social Scene / Articles and Marginalia (Library of America) by Edgar Allan Poe,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0940450194/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_SR85sb15T98Y2NKZ
Vintage-Inspired Posters for Your Favorite TV Shows
Breaking Bad & Walt Whitman The novelistic television show Breaking Bad concluded the first half of its 5.season this weekend with an episode called “Gliding Over It All”–a title drawn from a Walt Whitman poem, “Gliding O’er all.” Whitman’s Leaves of Grass figured heavily in the plot of the show, both thematically and as a plot device. You can find more about Whitman and other poems on Poemhunter, follow this link to his page: http://www.poemhunter.com/walt-whitman/
The various things that Jareth does with the crystal balls (rolling them around his arms and in his hands and so forth) are not camera tricks or any other kind of special effect. They are actually done by choreographer Michael Moschen, who is an accomplished juggler. Moschen was actually crouched behind Bowie with his arm(s) replacing Bowie’s. Unlike a typical Muppet performance, however, he had no video screen to view his performance. In other words, his manipulations were performed completely blind. Labyrinth (1986)
Secrets of Beowulf revealed: Relics discovered at Danish feasting hall which featured in Britain's oldest epic poem
First page of Beowulf in Cotton Vitellius A. xv....The main protagonist, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hroðgar, the king of the Danes, whose great hall, Heorot, is plagued by the monster Grendel. Beowulf kills Grendel with his bare hands and Grendel's mother with a sword of a giant that he found in her lair.
The Fascinating, Handwritten Poems of Famous Authors
A minuscule handwritten poem by Charlotte Brontë, composed when the author was just 13, has been sold for almost £100,000. Signed C Brontë, and dated by her on 14 December 1829, "I've been wandering in the greenwoods" is written on a piece of paper measuring just three inches square.