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“Lines Left Upon a Seat in a Yew-tree”

In “Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree,” Wordsworth embodies the idea of Romanticism by describing a reclusive man who loved nature and rejected the ideas of The Enlightenment. 232 more words


Alexandre Dumas

Sighs united together are almost prayers; prayers coming from two hearts are almost acts of grace. – Alexandre Dumas,  The Count of Monte Cristo. (Penguin Classics; Reissue edition May 27, 2003) Originally published 1844.


Sonnet of Lasting Sparks

Let us love again,
And relive each other
This time,
As one matchstick
Gradually kindles another—

Such as yours—

For two simultaneous
Flames burning
Too close as one, 106 more words

Il templario - Salzburger Festspiele

The Salzburg Festival this year decided to feature a concert production of an opera which was completely forgotten since the middle of the XIX century, until there was a single staged production in 2008, at the Chemnitz Opera, in Germany, which was also recorded and released in a CD. 1,638 more words


Love in a time of Pokemon

I recently listened to a podcast with Alain De Botton on the topic of love. The first time I was interrupted 26 times before it came to the end. 559 more words

Rambles, Waffles And Digressions

Frankenstein - Book Review

Finished reading:

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

by Mary Shelley



I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while. When I saw that one of the groups in my RL book club picked it out for August reading I gladly jumped at the opportunity to finally take it on. 593 more words

Thing Of The Moment

Reflections on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Artwork by gattadonna on DeviantArt (above) and Luis Prado cover art below.

The Gothic novel was created for a specific purpose: to enchant and horrify through its mysteries and monsters. 470 more words

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