The Effulgence Within

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Thomas Mann's Conflict between Art and Life.

Thomas Mann's Death in Venice (1912) is a short novel wherein perverted love, decay and death result from a breakdown of traditional morals of a celebrated middle-aged writer Aschenbach belonging to Munich. A dedicated artist with strong moral attitudes, Ascenbach proceeds on a holiday to Venice. In... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Impetuousness of Feelings in Short-lived Enthusiasms

Although the background of Shaw's Pygmalion is phonetics, its basic theme is human relations. Pygmalion, in classical Greek mythology, was a legendary king of Cyprus, who, having fashioned an ivory statue of a woman, fell in love with it. The goddess Aphrodite (Venus) gave it life and Pygmalion... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Starry Night's Twnkling Towers

The starry night's twinkling towers And the daylight's dancing hours The birds and trees and the skies and flowers The heavenly rains of sweet monsoon showers O Ecstasy, you sovereign almighty Empress Pure, and in the image of perfect gladness Without the tinge of any gloomy sadness Nature's... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Reality, Illusion of Realty, or is it Art Imitating Life?

Pirandello's play, Six Characters in Search of an Author, is concerned with the tragic sorrows of humanity and with the relation between Art and Life. Six Characters (Father, Mother and four children) appear before a troupe of professional Actors, state that they are incomplete creations of an... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

When Fact Conglutinates with Fiction

Very sweetly UKUSA writes, " By tomorrow, we need another post, dear Blogit Villager. Slacking off, R u?" T he Theatre of the Absurd gained much popularity as a medium of dramatic expression, although indistinct in its conveyance but one of relief all right, of the inner conflicts of Man to which he... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

TIME and childhood time

Born in 1914, Dylan Marlais Thomas was an archetypal romantic poet - a heavy drunkard, a flamboyantly roaring debater - he read out his poems aloud in public and with such tremendous depth of feeling, singing in his Welsh lilt, that the style caught the American imagination with storm. One of Dylan... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Various Symbolisms in Chekov's The Cherry Orchard

A classical dramatic literature, Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard serves as a fluid and complex symbol that has different meanings with different classes of people and also with the changing times. At one time when the cherry orchard was in bloom and laden with fruits, it was a source of great... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Jocund Conversations behind the World of Echoes

In There Was a Boy, Wordsworth addresses not the boy who is now dead but the cliffs and islands of Lake Windermere that had outlasted him. The scene is widened to take the stars rising in the east and setting. It is in this context of the vast spaces of the universe and the inexorable movement of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Two Thousand and Sixteen . . . Any different?

In 1919, the British auxiliaries along with the notorious Black and Tans, committed severe atrocities on the Irish nationalists, prompting the Irish playwright and poet William Butler Yeats, to write a poem with the same title, Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen. Taking his examples of destructive... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Beware of Postures Alluring

D uped was I, a victim of deceit the ersatz The handiwork of an impoverished soul; I knew him Hurt came to offer his sympathies But I sent him away with a polite Thank You. Some relations are best kept in abeyance Others, fit to be kept in the stables, tethered How is it that they end so soon Even... Sign in to see full entry.

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