Mare Zebras in floral rain-coats
flood past Sir Ladyfinger’s ship.
I had never seen so many stripes
Hunkering past the local skirt-shop.
And so my shoes garbled out few vowels to… 85 more words
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In the 1944 mystery-thriller Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman plays the role of a woman whose husband manipulates her shrewdly, falsifying or negative hard evidence (including the flickering gaslight), leaving her to deal with disorientation, self-doubts, and hysteria. 1,080 more words
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“A dominant trend in scholarship has tended to associate modernity with reforming rulers, colonialist policies, or Europeanized elites in the nineteenth century. I attempt to find some answers to this question by looking both back in time to the eighteenth century and earlier and lower down in the social strata to artisans involved in production.