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Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning

Munch, The Storm, 1893 

PORPHYRIA’S LOVER  by Robert Browning

The rain set early in tonight,
The sullen wind was soon awake,
It tore the elm-tops down for spite, 984 more words


The Laboratory by Robert Browning


NOW that I, tying thy glass mask tightly,
May gaze thro’ these faint smokes curling whitely,
As thou pliest thy trade in this devil’s-smithy– 634 more words


Hearts of Darkness Creative Writing

It is time to expose a heart of darkness.  Write a creative piece which draws inspiration from any of the following:

  • an American Image
  • a City of Shadows crime scene or criminal photograph…
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Talking about Evil

All concerns of men go wrong when they wish to cure evil with evil.

SOPHOCLES, The Sons of Aleus

The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter.

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City of Shadows: Sydney police photos

Follow this link to a series of images of Sydney criminals and crime scenes from early in the 20th century.  The criminal mug shots, the scenes of bloody crimes beg the viewer to wonder about the story behind them.   12 more words


Those Bastards In Their Mansions by Simon Armitage

Photo source: Udo Schroter on Flickr

Those Bastards In Their Mansions by Simon Armitage

Those bastards in their mansions:

to hear them shriek, you’d think… 316 more words


Six of the Best... Movies About the Movies

Earlier this year the Coen brothers released Hail, Caesar!, their ode to the romance of the classical Hollywood era. That film became part of a rich tradition of movies about the movies. 987 more words

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