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A baroque, pulp Ulysses

Now here’s something… unusual.
An operatic version of Homer’s Odyssey, set to music in 1765 by Gluck*, and represented in 1940s costumes and setting. 97 more words

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Superman #34 Preview

Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr. continue their epic Superman run with “THE MEN OF TOMORROW” chapter 3! Introducing the bizarre villain known as The Machinist – the man behind the recent technological attacks on Metropolis. 103 more words

Dc Comics

Ulysses

T is not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds… 100 more words

Poem

Floating the idea...

When plans become more solid, I’m thinking of raising funds for ‘Help for Heroes’. The drive in an old army truck from the South of England to the Arctic north of Sweden is not a simple one, and I’m doing this way to get to know the country & have a bit of an adventure during the move – but it occurred to me that in using an old army truck I could also help those who used to drive them, for us, in ‘less idyllic’ locations. 12 more words

Sweden

The Cuckoo's Calling - JK's mystery

To wrap up my discussion of The Cuckoo’s Calling I’ll first take a look at the epilogue, and then discuss the book as a whole. 770 more words

JK Rowling

Tennyson's 'Ulysses'

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Ulysses

It little profits that an idle king,

By this still hearth, among these barren crags,

Matched with an agèd wife, I mete and dole… 541 more words

One Equal Temper Of Heroic Hearts

To read or not to read "Ulysses"?

A couple of years ago, I heard about “Ulysses” in a book I was reading, by this woman, whom I will not name. I was reading her biographies, and since they were not worth the paper they were printed on, I will not speak of them further, except saying that this woman was sex-obsessed and she read the book which was basically forbidden in Britain. 632 more words

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