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W. H. Auden’s “Good Angel”

Extending from the reign of Queen Victoria to the aftermath of World War II, Britain produced a bumper crop of great literary scholars and essayists. I have already written about F. 627 more words


Day 18-19 - 魂斷仲夏夜 (Gothic)

Day 18 – Gothic, 1986 (Ken Russell)

這部出品於1986年由Ken Russell執導的英國電影的確不是一般主流電影,就當作恐佈片又不算,反而邪異味極濃,片名叫<Gothic>(魂斷仲夏夜),我覺得叫湖伴五人夜話也未尚不可,我們都知道在1816年瑞士萊芒湖旁的Villa Diodati的六月,日後成為歌德文學的程里碑:己成名的Lord Byron拜倫詩人邀請Mary Shelley和Percy Shelley雪萊詩人夫婦,拜倫的情人和Mary的繼妹Claire Clairmont,還有醫生John Polidori到Villa Diodati作客。因天氣惡劣困在大屋內三日三夜五人輪流講恐佈故事,幾年後,Mary Shelley寫出了結合科學與歌德文學的<科學怪人>,John Polidori出版了浪漫歌德文學的先驅,短篇吸血鬼小說<The Vampyre>,影響後世。

這種故事交到Ken Russell手上,當然不會是草草了事。下回分解。

Day 19 – Gothic, 1986 (Ken Russell) 40 more words

Motion Picture

Gothic Revival: CRECS Tours Strawberry Hill House, 16 May 2017

Join the Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Seminar (CRECS) on 16 May 2017 for an exciting excursion, as we visit the Gothic Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, a modern architectural marvel. 496 more words


In Celebration of National Gardening Week

What a glorious spring it has been so far. Our woodland is beginning to flourish as all the new plants settle in. There is blossom on the Judas tree, crab apples and lilacs. 249 more words

Horace Walpole and his Legacies: A Tercentenary Colloquium (5th May)

Novelist, playwright, designer, collector, and letter-writer extraordinaire: Horace Walpole was a writer of many talents. Celebrate three hundred years since his birth at this free informal gathering on 5th May from 10.00 to 14.00 in Durham Castle. 93 more words

Literary Events

Quote of the day, April 3

Horace Walpole, on justice and truth

“Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie.”


The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole

This is a book from the 1700s that I never would have picked up if not for reading about it in another book. 451 more words