Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Sun Also Rises' has just gone into the public domain with this batch of copyright-expired works this New Year. One of the few Hemingway books I've read... it opens with a quote Gertrude Stein imparted on Hemingway in conversation, "You are all a lost generation." Which became a shorthand name for … Continue reading The Sun Also Rises going into public domain so I can legally say this: You are all a lost generation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW4OE1egbHs Tom Hanks stars in this adaptation of one of my favorite contemporary / intelligently countercultural writers work - Dave Eggers - based on the novel of the same name 'A Hologram for the King' (which I haven't read). Hanks stars in another adaptation of Eggers' as well, 'The Circle' (2017) based on the novel … Continue reading A Hologram for the King (2016) – A Dave Eggers Novel to Film Adaptation that is Watchable but Makes One Mostly Curious About How Much Was Lost in Translation
STORY Only that which makes you uncomfortable gives you an opportunity to grow. If you are a short sighted bureaucrat deciding which art is 'worthwhile', all you are doing is destroying the survivability of your society according to your own personal psychological needs and desires. Ensuring your system is rigid, self-reassuring, and weakening at every … Continue reading Chinese Leader Xi to Arts Conference: Art Should Serve the State and ‘Vulgar’ Art Will Not Be Permitted – Itself a Vulgarity that Puts Art and Truth in Service to a Particular Government, Destroying any Ideal of Either
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2038&v=4TuX4lrRYGE&feature=emb_logo What is the nature of rhetoric? Does persuasion seek flattery and gratification of the audience, often at the cost of the truth? Plato, who experienced tyranny and the unjust death sentence of his teacher Socrates, examines in the GORGIAS dialogue whether those who seek to win arguments… risk losing their souls. And is PHILOSOPHY (literally – … Continue reading In Our Time (BBC 4) Discusses PLATO’S Gorgias Dialogue – Rhetoric Contends With Truth
The Following is an Excerpt from Albert Camus's Novel 'THE FALL' The truth is that every intelligent man, as you know, dreams of being a gangster and of ruling over society by force alone. As it is not so easy as the detective novels might lead one to believe, one generally relies on politics and … Continue reading A Repeated Lie, Told Often Enough, Becomes The Liar’s Truth.
Currently I am watching / reading Shakespeare's play JULIUS CAESAR. It's strange how I came to be doing so just now, as it was a combination of a quote about sleep in a Ted Talk on why we sleep ("Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber") which I wanted to use in connection with a metaphor … Continue reading Tell Me, Good Brutus, Can You See Your Face?
Are you game? See How Homer, Faulkner, and Ibsen can help. CINDY FRENKEL CULTURE 02.25.2021 07:00 AM “THE LANGUAGE I’VE invented is pronounced with the same phonetics as Latin,” explained Justin Harlan, my 21-year-old student. He was doing a presentation on his video game Ordenai, which was so outstanding that it left my boisterous class speechless. This … Continue reading Teaching Classic Lit Helps Game Designers Make Better Stories – From Wired Magazine
I am a regular listener to a lot of old radio drama type shows, with favorites including Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce), CBS Radio Mystery Theater, and classics like The Whistler, The Creaking Door, and others. Last year around Halloween I listened to a much more recent radio drama style podcast titled 'LIMETOWN' … Continue reading Radio Drama Style Podcasts To Check Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io_nxA67qWo STATIC MADE OLD RADIO The Haunted Typewriter Vlog - Transcript by Cypress Butane This week working on my novel I was doing more backstory work, the origins of my main character, the half-Jewish half-Japanese Adolai Shungyosai, who I was told at my writers group has a too complicated name. He is a reader and in … Continue reading CYBERPUNK PHILOSOPHY, LIT, CULTURE WEEKLY VIDEO DISPATCH – THE HAUNTED TYPEWRITER #8 – 07.13.2020 – “STATIC MADE OLD RADIO”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO3GpmYvvlA&t=406s EPISODE #3 - MAD ELEGIES /// Discussing the film 'The Night Stalker' (1972) / Tarot Card 6 of Pentacles / Vampire: The Masquerade / RPG Mechanics as Post-Modern Catechisms and Field Guides to Alernative Soteriology / 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard' / Cultural Acceleration and Undead Breath Control