The Effulgence Within

Monday, November 7, 2016

A Pilgrim's Progress in Reverse

The subject of Dr Faustus is the progress of a man’s soul to perdition. It is a pilgrim’s progress in reverse. Marlowe underwent early loss of religious faith. His faith was shattered by intellectual awakening in the atmosphere of religious dissension at Cambridge where Marlowe, like Faustus at... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 4, 2016

An Unknown Guest

Pregnant black clouds gathered that night And rains came in with torrential pour My day’s work done and the last guest gone I locked the door. Knock, knock! Who's there! Someone groggy, or poor? Weary and trodden, I ignored peeping through the door None can at this ungodly hour be my guest 'Come',... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Master's Flawlessness

Prose is plain, rose is divine Sun on the incline and in decline Everything’s like poetry Can take flights in departure Characteristic in its diurnal aperture Without the loss of elegance or grace What beauty 'tis when nothing’s utilitarian And everything’s harmony All’s perfect beyond perfection... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Journey to Christianity

Three men wise from the east Pilgrims, on camel-backs journeyed - “A cold coming they had of it” To Bethlehem, through snowy peaks To witness the birthing of Christ, And of their new faith. On way to the land of their Nativity They pass “three trees on a low sky” Presage of the three crosses on the... Sign in to see full entry.

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.

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