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Dix heures et demie du soir en été . . .

Rodrigo Paestra shots his unfaithful wife dead ↓ [10:30 P.M. Summer – directed by Jules Dassin, 1966]

From 1983, 10.30 On a Summer Night is Richard Jobson‘s own adaption of texts from the passionate novel by French author Marguerite Duras (1914 – 1996), the story of a […]

The Talented Mr Ripley [P Highsmith]

1921 – 1995

←The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith, is the first of five books featuring the con man Tom Ripley. As the story begins, Tom is a twenty-three-year-old living in New York. He comes from a fairly disadvantaged background, but has aspirations to a better life. An accomplished […]

Joseph Conrad

[1857–1924]

A Polish-born English novelist, master in the formats of long short story and novella, a form of story longer than conventional short story but shorter than a novel. Some of Conrad’s most acclaimed works have been written in these formats, most notably Heart of Darkness.

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James Joyce

¤ James Joyce [1882 – 1941]

‘The Dead’ [«DUBLINERS»] – Gabriel Conroy attends a party, and later, as he speaks with his wife, has an epiphany about the nature of life and death.

At 15–16,000 words this story, closing the short-story cycle ‘Dubliners’, has also been classified as a novella. […]

Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Considered by many historians as the last of the Gaelic kings of Scotland, MacBeth has become less of a historical figure and more a fictional character. At the hands of later chroniclers -mostly English- and ultimately by the pen of William Shakespeare, MacBeth changed into a despicable ruler, a […]

Flamenco dance

Hailing from southern Spain’s outcast populations, flamenco dance and music drew early influences from Greek and Roman and later from Indian, Moorish, and Jewish cultures. With the arrival of the Moorish and Jewish populations to the Iberian peninsula centuries ago, Andalusia’s already thriving music and dance inadvertently began extracting characteristics from the newly-arrived […]

Tomorrow belongs to me

Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb in the style of a traditional German song, sung by the Nazi youth in 1972 musical ‘Cabaret’, to stir up patriotism for the «fatherland». It has often been mistaken for a genuine «Nazi anthem» and led to the songwriters being accused of anti-Semitism, which proves how […]